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Towne Spotlight: Local Business News of Anne Arundel County April 2016

Apr 13, 2016 03:29PM ● By Melissa Lauren

Photo courtesy of Rams Head Group

RAMS HEAD GROUP AT POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

On Saturday, January 30th participants jumped into the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. This year’s fundraising goal was $2,000,000. A grand total of $1,860,410 was raised during the event. Rams Head Group leadership and staff donated more than 250 volunteer hours, as well as all sales and tips to Special Olympics of Maryland. For more information about the Polar Bear Plunge call 410-974-2149 or visit Plungemd.com.

Photo courtesy of Helen 
Avalynne Tawes Garden

TAWES GARDEN GIFT SHOP CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden,  Annapolis’ only free public garden, is looking for folks who would be interested in joining their volunteer staff as shop keepers in their small gift shop. The shop is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Shifts are just two hours each and can be once per week or once per month depending on volunteer’s interest. The shop is located in the Tawes State Office building across from the Navy Marine Corps stadium on Taylor Avenue in Annapolis. Contact the Garden Manager at 410-260-8184 or email Jay.myers@maryland.gov for more information.


Photo by Joe Bissett

FRIENDS OF ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HOSTED DINE TO DONATE FUNDRAISER

Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra hosted the Dine to Donate fundraiser at Carrol’s Creek Café on Thursday, January 14th. Twenty percent of each guest’s bill went towards supporting the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. The ASO presents programs for adults and children and is committed to producing, presenting, and promoting memorable symphonic music that increases the awareness and appreciation of music for all ages throughout the region. FASO awards scholarships for private music lessons to young musicians who may otherwise not be able to acquire lessons. Additional FASO activities include participation in the ASO’s Music Van program with local schools, providing gift baskets to visiting guest artists, and serving dinner to ASO musicians at pre-concert rehearsals. To learn how to make a donation or become a member of Friends of the ASO visit Annapolissymphony.org/friends-aso or email Mkclandcats@verizon.net.

Do you have community or business news to publicize? Email Melissa Lauren at Mlauren@WhatsUpMag.com.