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Philanthropic Calendar November 2018 - April 2019

Nov 09, 2018 12:00AM ● By Brian Saucedo

The holidays are upon us, the New Year nearby, and 2019 not more than a glance at the calendar away. And there are parties aplenty to attend this season and into next year. We’ve got you covered with the “it list” of charity galas, celebrations, and all manner of philanthropic events you won’t want to miss. The following list features confirmed save the dates through April. As always, call ahead or visit websites to ensure plans haven’t changed closer to the day-of. You can also visit our online calendar for more event listings as they are confirmed. And in our May 2019 issue (yes, we’re thinking that far ahead), we’ll present May through December save the dates. Now go have a ball!


Friday, November 2

Privateer Party at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater.
Benefits Historic London Town and Gardens.

Fish for a Cure Tournament and Shore Party, Annapolis. All proceeds support the Cancer Survivorship Programs within the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris 

Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Saturday, November 3

CASABlanca, The Westin
Annapolis Hotel.

Beef, Bonfires and Cigars, Aspen Institute, Wye River Conference Center, Queenstown.

Sunday, November 4

Designer Handbag Bingo at the Annapolis Elks Club. Benefits the Zonta Club of Annapolis Foundation Scholarship Fund and The Bernie House.

Thursday, November 8

Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon at the Baltimore Washington Airport Marriott, Linthicum. Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

Friday, November 9

Bountiful Harvest at the Akerson Tower in the Navy Marine-Corp Memorial Stadium. Friends of the Light House.

Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11

Waterfowl Festival, Easton. Benefits wildlife and habitat conservation, education and

Saturday, November 10

Vine Arts at The Vineyards at Dodon in Davidsonville, includes lunch, wine, and the choice of a winery tour, or the opportunity to paint the private vineyards. Benefits The Arc Central Chesapeake Region. 

Sunday, November 11

Sisterhood Basket Bingo Fundraiser at Temple Solel, Bowie. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local women’s or children non-profit organization.

Thursday, November 15

Celebration of Charity Luncheon. Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville.

Friday, November 23 – Monday, November 26

Festival of Trees, throughout Talbot County. Benefits Talbot Hospice. 

Friday, November 30 

Severn Town Club’s Annual Holly Ball at The Westin Annapolis Hotel. Benefits Annapolis area

Murder Mystery Dinner, Kentmoor Restaurant, Stevensville.


Saturday, December 1

Murder Mystery Dinner, Aspen Institute, Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown.

Sunday, December 2

What’s Up? Nutcracker Tea at Annapolis Hotel. Benefits Donor’s Choice.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Harris Crab House in Grasonville.

Friday, December 7 

Illuminated London Town at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. Benefits Historic London Town and Gardens.

Christmas in St. Michaels’ Yuletide Party at the Miles River Yacht
Club, St. Michael‘s. Benefits local nonprofit organizations. 

Saturday, December 8

Shells & Bells Party at the Historic Charles Carroll House & Gardens. Benefits Chesapeake Bay Savers.

Sunday, December 9

What’s Up? Nutcracker Tea at Annapolis Hotel. Benefits Donor’s Choice.


​Saturday, January 19

Cover Your Chin for Charity Shave Party at 40 S Harrison St, Easton.

Saturday, January 26

Bosom Buddies Ball at the Westin Annapolis Hotel.


Saturday, February 2

Opportunity Builders, Inc’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras in Millersville.

Saturday, February 9

Country School’s Annual Auction “Cougars En Blanc” at Waterfowl Building, Easton. 

Friday, February 22-Sunday, February 24

Best Girlfriends Weekend Away, Aspen Institute, Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown.


Saturday, March 2

Black Tie & Diamonds at The Annapolis Hotel (formerly the Loews
of Annapolis). Benefits Partners in Care.

Thursday, March 7

Guest Bartender Night at the Lighthouse Bistro in Annapolis. Benefits The Arc.

Saturday, March 16

Hospice of the Chesapeake’s 40th Anniversary Year Gala. Ballroom of the Maryland Live! Hotel, Hanover, Maryland.

Saturday, March 23

Annapolis Oyster Roast & Sock Burning at Annapolis Maritime Museum.


Saturday, April 6

Kent School’s 50th Anniversary Gala at Brittland Estates. 

Saturday, April 27

AAMC Foundation’s Denim & Diamonds at Anne Arundel Medical Center.