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Beat the Heat This Weekend

Jul 22, 2013 02:30PM ● Published by Arden Haley

In the midst of the first big heat wave of the summer, priority number one for locals turns to keeping cool. The first thing to come to mind? Pools.

If you don’t have one of your own, there are two primary public Anne Arundel County pools to take a dip in. Folks in North County can head to the North Arundel Aquatic Center in Glen Burnie, which runs from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sundays. There is an eight-lane, 25-yard competition pool and a leisure pool. There is also a water park with a 134-foot slide, water buckets, a water fall, and a poolside spa for parents and guardians.

For South County residents, a trek to Glen Burnie may be a tall task so heading to The Arundel Olympic Swim Center on Riva Road in Annapolis would be a preferable option. The pool is open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. The pool features a 50 meter by 25 yard pool with an adjacent swimming pool, 17-person spa and two one-meter diving boards.

Would you rather drink and listen to music than swim? The Greene Turtle in Annapolis has your name written all over it. On Saturday, it will play host to Turtle-Palooza, an event running from 2-11 p.m. featuring local bands Pressing Strings, Grilled Lincolns, Bumpin’ Uglies, and Subtle Hustle. There will be 50 cent wings available on the patio and a Bud Light Beer Truck with a large selection of tap and can drinks. Out on the patio, there will be pool ball and cornhole.

Other indoor music includes Mike McHenry at Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern on Thursday night, Matt Schofield at Rams Head on Stage Friday night, Dave Glaser at Brian Boru’s Irish Pub on Saturday, and Rob Levit and Amy Shook at Galway Bay on Sunday.

Willing to brave the heat to enjoy your favorite music? The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its weekly Summer Concert Series Thursday night with classic rock specialists, The Walking Sticks. This Friday at 7, the Annapolis Towne Center will feature The Golden Road in its Friday Night Summer Concert Series.

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