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Fun Philanthropic Events

Nov 12, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Photo courtesy of Arundel Lodge, “Tiger on the Move” by Leah Loebner

Enjoy fun philanthropic events this weekend! These events celebrate visual arts, history, music, and more. Meet inspiring artists at the Arundel Lodge benefit. Support the Hammond-Harwood House Museum and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Plus, the Eastern Shore Waterfowl Festival kicks off tonight!

What’s Up? Media’s Philanthropic Mission

For 18 years, What’s Up? Media has helped raise money for the many wonderful charitable organizations in our communities. Publisher Veronica Tovey notes, “In the past five years, we have been able to donate $111,000 in cash to 21 local organizations. We also give at least $100,000 in free advertising each year to local organizations who otherwise would not have been able to publicize their own fundraising events. My hope is that we continue to increase the amounts that we put back in to the communities for a long, long time!”

To publicize your 2016 Philanthropic Event in the Towne Social section  please contact Social & Style Editor, Becca Newell at  You can also contact Becca to learn more about the What’s Up? Media Photography Sponsorship package. Thanks for giving back and supporting worthwhile organizations in your community.

To include your charitable event in the Events Calendar at, contact Community Events Editor, Melissa Lauren at

Hope Re-imagined Through Art

Friday, November 13th, 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, live music, live and silent auctions, great art, and a chance to meet inspiring artists, all while supporting an important cause. This event benefits Arundel Lodge Behavioral Health Services and the Open Eye Gallery and Studio Programs for mental health and wellness.

A Bubbly Affair

A Hammond-Harwood House Museum Benefit, Thursday, November 12th at 5 p.m.
This event celebrates the 75th anniversary of Hammond-Harwood House being saved by a group of determined ladies who amidst the Second World War and despite the Great Depression completed a successful funding campaign to create a museum of decorative arts and architecture.

Photo courtesy of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra 
Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate makes his debut 
as a concerto soloist with the ASO this weekend 
during their presentation of Debussy, Dvořák, and 
Brahms Friday, November 13th and Saturday, 
November 14th at 8 p.m. For tickets visit 

Concert of Tastes

Presented by Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Sunday, November 15th at 6 p.m.
A benefit for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Visit Mitchell Gallery's Chagall exhibit and enjoy live music by the Rob Levit Duo. The Symphony gets 100% of the profits!


Waterfowl Festival Premiere Night Party

The 44th Annual Waterfowl Festival Premiere Night Party is tonight 4:30-9 p.m., November 12th to benefit Waterfowl Chesapeake, Inc. Tickets for the Premiere Night start at $125, and include festival admission. For more information call 410-822-4567 or visit

Waterfowl Festival is Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th in Easton daily starting at 10 a.m. The festival features artists, exhibitors, demonstrations, kid’s activities, and more.  

Thanksgiving What’s Up? Events Blog

Stay tuned for a special edition of the What’s Up? Events Blog written by guest blogger, Severna Park High School student and What’s Up? Media Intern Superstar, Ginger Ellis on Wednesday, November 25th at 4 p.m. What’s Up? Media is grateful for all of Ginger’s help. To find out about internship opportunities with What’s Up? Media, email Melissa Lauren,

To view more events subscribe to the Events E-Newsletter at And remember, tons of fun events are always on our Online Calendar at Melissa Lauren, Community Events Editor and former WRNR and WTMD DJ, writes the weekly What’s Up? Events Blog and E-Newsletter every Thursday. For coverage of your community event, please send press releases to Be sure to Follow What’s Up? on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook.