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What's Up? Earth Day Weekend 4/19/18

Apr 19, 2018 04:00PM ● By Brian Saucedo
Maryland has it all: mountains, rivers, the ocean, farmlands, and everything in between! Our beautiful landscape and unique terrain are two of the many things that make our state so amazing. Here are a few ways you can get outdoors to help celebrate and protect our little piece of planet Earth. Happy Earth Day!

Enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise outside. On Saturday, April 21st head to Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis for the third annual Run for Nature Earth Day 5K benefitting the Friends of Quiet Waters Park Nature Campaign. Run through beautiful wooded parkland and enjoy its  beauty! Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for children. More information about the race is available at

Join Tuckahoe State Park on Saturday, April 21st, 9–11 a.m. for their Earth Day Challenge. Help beautify the park by planting trees, picking up trash, and completing citizen science and art projects. Once the work is done, participants get to enjoy a day on Tuckahoe’s high ropes course for free! More information about the event is available at

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Annapolis Sailboat Show – Annapolis City Dock
Friday, April 20th, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, April 21st, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sunday, April 22nd, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 
One of a kind opportunity for sailors to be with sailors. There are very few places where you will find so many sailors in one place; the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is one of them. Expect another picture-perfect spring weekend in Annapolis, the sailing capital of the world. The sixth annual in-water sailboat show will feature new and brokerage boats, including catamarans, monohulls, racing boats, family cruisers, day sailors, and inflatables. Shop for the latest in marine equipment, electronics, clothing and boating accessories at more than one hundred on-land nautical exhibits.

For the Love of the Library 2018 – Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library
Friday, April 20th, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
This festive gathering of library supporters, featuring food and drinks donated by area restaurants and caterers, has raised more than $150,000 to enhance and improve the library since it began in 2014. In addition to a delicious and varied array of food and drink, the event features a live auction. Guests meet and greet in the relaxed environment of the library after hours and, in addition to delicious refreshments, have the opportunity to see demonstrations of the latest innovations in technology available at all AACPL’s branches. 

17th Annual Boatyard Bar & Grill 2018 Opening Day Rockfish Tournament
Saturday, April 21st, 4:30 p.m.
Whether the fish are evasive or biting like mad, whether the weather is perfect or white-cap rough, anglers and guests alike agree - participating in the Boatyard's Annual Spring Tournament is really a lot of FUN, and we hope you will think so too! Generous prizes await the lucky winners. In line with the Boatyard's commitment to a healthy Chesapeake Bay, this is a charity event with proceeds going to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Coastal Conservation Association Maryland and the Annapolis Police Department Youth Fishing Camp.

Innovations 2018 – Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Saturday, April 21st, 7 p.m.
Traditional, dramatic, and contemporary ballet coalesces as the Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM) presents Innovations 2018 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Glazunov’s classical “Raymonda Variations” makes its debut, while composer Ryan Lucas returns with his second emotionally charged, new composition. Marc Galibre’s athletically powerful, multi-media work “Vortex” makes its second appearance, and Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto promises to delight audiences with a surprise work.

Eastern Shore

Washington College Piano Festival – Washington College, Chestertown 
Saturday, April 21st, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
The Washington College Piano Festival invites participants of all ages to further develop their talents in an immersive educational experience. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops, take lessons, and compete and win prizes in the Washington College Piano Competition, including the chance to perform in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. Our featured guest artist, Lydia Artymiw, Distinguished McKnight Professor of Piano at the University of Minnesota, will be teaching a master class and presenting a concert as part of the Washington College Premier Artists Series. All events will be open to the public. In addition, students and families are welcome to take campus tours of the college.

Family Day – Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels
Saturday, April 21st, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Get hands-on at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s campus during Family Day. Your family will have a chance to explore the museum through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits. All activities are included with general museum admission!

Evolution Craft Brewing 9th Anniversary Party – Evolution Craft Brewing & Public House, Salisbury
Saturday, April 21st, 12–4 p.m.
Help Evolution Craft Brewing Company celebrate their ninth anniversary! Enjoy a great afternoon of live music, a delicious food buffet, and unlimited beer tastings. This is a 21+ event.

Western Shore

Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Event – Fishpaws Marketplace, Arnold
Thursday, April 19th, 5–7 p.m.
Brand Ambassador Michael Egan will be tasting through the Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey portfolio and signing any bottles purchased during the event. He believes that the Kilbeggan Distilling Company’s portfolio has a whiskey that can satisfy anybody’s taste buds and, as a Brand Ambassador, he’s excited to prove it.

Light City – Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Thursday, April 19th through Saturday, April 21st, 7–11 p.m. 
Light City, Baltimore’s free festival of light, music, and innovation returns to the Inner Harbor for its third year. The festival features more than 20 brand new light art installations, live music, performing arts, children’s activities, and local food and beverage vendors along the BGE Light Art Walk.

2018 Spring Fling: Celebration of Service – La Fontaine Bleue, Glen Burnie
Friday, April 20th, 6–10 p.m.
Come join the Rotary Clubs of West Anne Arundel and Glen Burnie for a festive Bull and Shrimp Roast. The event will include an open bar, auction, entertainment, and a great deal of fun and laughter. Funds raised will support Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Muddy Creek Artists Guild 10th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale – South River Colony Main Street shopping center, Edgewater
Friday, April 20th, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday, April 21st, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, April 22nd, 12–7 p.m.
The Muddy Creek Artist Guild announces its annual spring art show featuring new, original works from South Anne Arundel County artists including original paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, glass and mixed media. The show is free to the public and everyone is welcome to browse the show and shop for unique artworks and gift items. 

Tracy Morgan – The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 
Friday, April 20th, 8 p.m.
As one of today's most respected comedians, the 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alum follows up his nationwide tour Picking Up the Pieces and Netflix special Staying Alive with a return to the Concert Hall stage.

Savor Bowie 2018 – Bowie Town Center
Saturday, April 21st & Sunday, April 22nd, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Head over to Savor Bowie 2018, a food, wine, and music festival at the Bowie Towne Center. Enjoy two days of complimentary wine tastings, food vendors, exhibitors, artisans, classic car show, live music, and more! The event will benefit Concert For Causes, Inc., a nonprofit organization raising funds to give musical instruments to students in underserved communities.