Local News – Eye On Annapolis http://www.eyeonannapolis.net ...it's about the quality of life! Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:49:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 8076074 Hate your plate? Maryland releases new license plate and it is sharp!http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/hate-your-plate-maryland-releases-new-license-plate-and-it-is-sharp/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/hate-your-plate-maryland-releases-new-license-plate-and-it-is-sharp/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:35:54 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111973 MD license plateMaryland drivers will soon be able to show their state pride on their vehicles with a new license plate.

Gov, Larry Hogan made the announcement today.

The new license plate will feature the Maryland flag front and center and will be available beginning September 26, 2016 for all passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles and multi-purpose vehicles.

“You would be hard pressed to find another state that has more pride than our great state of Maryland,” Hogan said. “Earlier this year we launched our newly redesigned, state-of-the-art, Maryland-themed driver’s licenses, using our beautiful flag for inspiration. Now, Marylanders will have yet another way to show their state pride, with our new ‘Maryland Proud’ standard-issue license plate.”

It’ll replace the War of 1812 plate, but if you like that atrocity, you can keep it!

The new plate costs $20.

To order the new Maryland Proud plate, go to mva.maryland.gov and click Online Services after Sept. 26.

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Schuh expands mosquito control programshttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/schuh-expands-mosquito-control-programs/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/schuh-expands-mosquito-control-programs/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:57:01 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111571 Evolve Medical Clinics urgent care update for Maryland including Annapolis, Edgewater, Davidsonville, Gambrills, Crofton, Bowie, Severna Park, Arnold, Pasadena and Glen Burnie

Symptoms of Zika

In an effort to help protect Anne Arundel County residents from Zika, West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, County Executive Steve Schuh announced an agreement with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) that will allow the county to increase the number of communities in the mosquito spraying program and provide more resources for property larviciding and standing water inspections.

No Zika transmission has been identified in Maryland at this time; however, Zika virus has been detected in Maryland residents who traveled to locations where there is ongoing Zika transmission.

“As Zika disease becomes more widespread through national and international travel, Anne Arundel County has been innovative in finding more resources to support our community-based mosquito control efforts,” said Schuh.

The County’s agreement with the Department of Agriculture will allow MDA to use five County-owned trucks –- three as fogger spray trucks and two for larviciding –- to enhance mosquito control operations in the county.

“This initiative will allow the county to decrease the number of communities on the mosquito spray wait list,” said Schuh. “It will also increase the workforce needed to efficiently conduct more larviciding, which is the most effective way to prevent mosquito eggs from developing into adult mosquitoes.”

“The most important thing a homeowner can do to prevent the spread of Zika virus is to reduce the number of mosquitoes in an area by eliminating outdoor containers and other potential breeding sites on a property,” said County Health Officer Dr. Jinlene Chan. “When outdoors, protect yourself by wearing long pants and long-sleeved clothing, and use an EPA-registered insect repellent.”

Since April 2016, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health and MDA have joined together to promote awareness and prevention of Zika disease, which can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus and cause serious birth defects. The agencies partnered to present a town hall Zika awareness meeting this spring and provided informational materials about Zika disease and mosquito control that were distributed to residents countywide, including at doctors’ offices, community fairs and public libraries. Teams have also gone door-to-door in neighborhoods with heavy mosquito populations to educate residents about mosquito control measures. 

For information about Zika disease and its prevention, visit aahealth.org/zika.

For more information about community mosquito control,  including spraying, call MDA at 410-841-5870. For complaints about standing water in residential swimming pools and ponds, call the Department of Health at 410-222-7192.

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More good stuff from Rams Head On Stage–Night Ranger, Yuna, and more!http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/more-good-stuff-from-rams-head-on-stage-night-ranger-yuna-and-more/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/more-good-stuff-from-rams-head-on-stage-night-ranger-yuna-and-more/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:50:44 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111569
You can purchase tickets online or at the box office.



Tuesday, October 4

8pm | $25


Brandy Clark

Saturday, October 29

1pm | $25

*All Ages Matinee


Motown & More: A Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 4

8pm | $35


Night Ranger

Wednesday, December 28

6pm | $65


Night Ranger

Wednesday, December 28

9pm | $65


Celtic Celebration for the New Year Featuring Maggie Sansone

w. special guests Seth Kibel, Andrea Hoag, Paul Oorts and Matthew Bell

Sunday, January 8

6pm | $25

08/30 Rusted Root w. The Suitcase Junket

08/30 Rams Head Presents Al Di Meola at Maryland Hall

08/31 PigPen Theater Co. w. Morningsiders

09/01 Jon Cleary Band

09/02 Courtlyn Carr

09/03 The Handmade Quarterly Vol. VI featuring Pressing Strings, Mend The Hollow, Skribe & more

09/04 Dick Dale

09/06 G. Love & Special Sauce

09/07 Joe Purdy

09/08 Grainger & Pockets

09/09 Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown: 50th Anniversary Tour

09/10 Hal Ketchum

09/11 The Kingston Trio

09/12 Vieux Farka Toure

09/13 Tom Principato Band

09/14 Edwin McCain

09/15 Coco Montoya & Popa Chubby

09/16 The Reagan Years: America’s Premiere 80s Tribute Band

09/17 Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

09/18 Matthew Sweet

09/19 Gaelic Storm

09/20 Anais Mitchell w. John Gallagher, Jr

09/21 Gordon Lightfoot

09/22 + 23 Here Come The Mummies

09/24 + 25 The Bacon Brothers

09/26 Wishbone Ash

09/27 Sara Watkins w. Mikaela Davis

09/29 Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls) & Chely Wright

09/30 Judith Hill

10/01 Gary Lewis & The Playboys

10/02 Rams Head Presents Chris Botti at Maryland Hall

10/02 Joe Robinson w. Gabe Dixon and David Ryan Harris

10/03 Edgar Winter Band

10/04 Yuna

10/05 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience

10/06 Shenandoah Run

10/07 Gregg Karukas

10/08 Rams Head Presents Blue Oyster Cult at Maryland Hall

10/08 Technicolor Motor Home: A Steely Dan Tribute

10/09 Rams Head Presents Esperanza Spalding at Maryland Hall

10/09 Rebirth Brass Band *All Ages Matinee

10/09 Paul Revere’s Raiders

10/11 Margaret Glaspy

10/12 Eric Johnson

10/13 Squirrel Nut Zippers

10/14 Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago

10/15 Rams Head Presents Manhattan Transfer & Take 6 at Maryland Hall

10/15 Phil Vassar

10/16 Todd Snider *All Ages Matinee

10/16 Marshall Tucker Band

10/17 The Rippingtons feat. Russ Freeman

10/18 Allen Stone

10/19 Matt Schofield

10/20 The Dan Band

10/21 Crystal Bowersox

10/22+23 Avery*Sunshine

10/24 The Grateful Ball feat. Travelin’ McCourys & Jeff Austin Band

10/25 Survivor

10/26 Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies

10/27 Hiroshima

10/28 Jackie Greene

10/29 Brandy Clark *All Ages Matinee

10/29 Reckless Kelly w. Micky & The Motorcars

10/30 John McCutcheon & Tom Paxton

10/31 Incognito feat. MAYSA


For complete calendar visit www.ramsheadonstage.com

Upcoming Local Shows at Rams Head On Stage
August 31PigPen Theatre Co.
September 1Jon Cleary Band
September 2Courtlyn Carr
September 3The Handmade Quarterly Volume VI featuring Pressing Strings, Mend The Hollow, Skribe & more!
September 4Dick Dale
September 6G. Love & Special Sauce

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Historic Annapolis to hold annual meeting and preservation awardshttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/historic-annapolis-to-hold-annual-meeting-and-preservation-awards/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/30/historic-annapolis-to-hold-annual-meeting-and-preservation-awards/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:52:57 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111545

historic annapolis

Historic Annapolis’s Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards Ceremony is a unique opportunity for the public to get a glimpse of the organization’s amazing achievements of the past year, while also looking ahead to the future. In an event sponsored by the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Historic Annapolis who will share past accomplishments and upcoming events, and also present its annual awards to those who have gone above and beyond in the field of preservation.

The ceremony will be held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on October 6th at 6:30 pm. Admission to the event is free and open to the public, however reservations are requested. Reservations can be made on the Historic Annapolis website at www.annapolis.org or by calling 410-267-7619.

One of the highlights of the event will be a presentation given by Willie Graham, Curator of Architecture at Colonial Williamsburg, and Bill Neudorfer, an architect at Zaras Neudorfer Architect LLC. Graham and Neudorfer will share some of the discoveries they have made since they began working on the James Brice House in June. The James Brice House, built in 1773, is currently undergoing a three-million dollar restoration.

The event will conclude with the Preservation Awards ceremony, which will recognize developers, preservationists, and good stewards who continue to preserve the history and culture of Annapolis.

“This is our opportunity to not only share some of our accomplishments of the past year, but also to recognize those who have excelled in the field of preservation,” says Robert Clark, President and CEO of Historic Annapolis. “Annapolis wouldn’t have retained this much of its unique history and culture without the hard work of dedicated professionals, business owners and homeowners.”

Historic Annapolis is currently accepting nominations for the Preservation Awards. To nominate someone for an award in the fields of development, preservation, or stewardship, please send an email to preserve@annapolis.org with the nominee’s name, property address, a brief description of why the nominee is deserving of the award, and pictures of the property, if possible. Nominations will be accepted until September 23, 2016.

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Arts Council doles out more than $400K in grants to local organizationshttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/29/arts-council-doles-out-more-than-400k-in-grants-to-local-organizations/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/29/arts-council-doles-out-more-than-400k-in-grants-to-local-organizations/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:59:11 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111525 arts councilThe Arts Council of Anne Arundel County recently announced the recipients of  their Community Arts Grants for fiscal year 2017.  These grants are given to nonprofit arts and historic preservation groups to help fund their general operating budgets. The Community Arts Grants are just one of several different types of grant awarded by the  Arts Council of Anne Arundel County . The Arts Council also awards mini grants, strategic grants and Arts-in-Education grants in addition to providing support, advocacy, and resources for Arts and Historic Preservation.

Thirty-six Anne Arundel County arts and historic preservation groups will be receiving grants ranging in size from $1,000  to $53,000 for fiscal year 2017, totalling $400,200.

The following organizations will be receiving Art Grant Awards:

All Children’s Chorus of Annap.  – $7,700                                

Annapolis Arts District — $9,000                                                         

Annapolis Film Festival — $22,000                                            

Annapolis Maritime Museum — $12,000                              

Annapolis Opera — $20,000                                        

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre — $9,500

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra –$29,000

ARTWALK/dba Annapolis the Beautiful, — $1,000

Anne Arundel Community Concert Asso. — $3,000

AA County Trust For Preservation — $4,900   

Ballet Theatre of Maryland– $25,000        

 Captain Avery Museum  — $10,000                             

Chesapeake Arts Center  — $48,000                                            

Chesapeake Children’s Museum — $1,500                           

Chesapeake Youth Sym. Orchestra — $10,500                 

Children’s Theater of Annapolis — $8,500        

Compass Rose Theatre — $9,000         

Creating Communities — $7,500                                                       

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble — $3,000             

Heritage Harbour Chorus — $1,300            

Historic Annapolis Foundation — $11,500         

Kunta Kinte – Alex Haley Fdn. $2,200               

Live Arts Maryland — $26,000      

Londontown Foundation — $13,500                            

Londontowne Symphony Orchestra — $4,000                     

Maryland Federation of Art  –$10,000

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts — $53,000

Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s — $11,000

National Ballet Institute for the Arts   — $1,000

Pasadena Theatre Company  — $3,500

Maryland Concert Series — $3,000

South County Concert Association — $5,000

Blue Angel Wing Project — $1,700

The Creative and Performing Arts of South County — $1,900

West Arundel Creative Arts — $3,500

World Artists Experience — $7,000

 Total  $400,200 

For more information about the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and to find out more about membership call 410-222-7949 or visit www.acaac.org.

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333 Coffeehouse presents Simple Giftshttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/29/333-coffeehouse-presents-simple-gifts/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/29/333-coffeehouse-presents-simple-gifts/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:56:16 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111522 Simple GiftsThe 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis’ monthly listening space for folk and acoustic music, is pleased to present Simple Gifts.

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage! This award-winning duo performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two violins, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, and guitar – plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek.

Simple Gifts presents a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performances, they put their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, blending styles from diverse cultures with their American roots.

Simple Gifts is frequently complimented on their stage presence, which is warm, personal, and accented with humor. These women deliver their music with rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm. It’s obvious that Simple Gifts loves the music they play and knows how to share their excitement with the audience. This is an act not to be missed!

Admission: $12 (students, senior citizens and members $10).

Event: 333 Coffeehouse concert

Who:  Simple Gifts

When: Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:30 PM (Doors open at 7:00)

Where: Annapolis Friends Meeting House

351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401 (off N. Bestgate Rd)

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Bosom Buddies elects new Board membershttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/29/bosom-buddies-elects-new-board-members/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/29/bosom-buddies-elects-new-board-members/#respond Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:31:24 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111519 2016_BBC_Board_PhotoBosom Buddies Charities, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote breast cancer awareness, encourage early detection, support treatment and celebrate healing, recently elected its 2016-2017 officers and appointed new board members.

The Bosom Buddies Charities’ (BBC) officers for 2016-2017 are Biana Arentz, Chair (Grasonville); Elizabeth DeCesaris, Vice Chair (Annapolis); Karen White, Treasurer (Grasonville); and Lynne Kinney, Secretary (Queenstown). Also appointed to the Board as Directors are Claudia Boldyga (Annapolis); Aileen Carlucci (Chester); Christina Cugle (Chester); Jodie Gray (Stevensville); and Monica Rutherford (Columbia).

BBC Chair Biana Arentz said, “I am honored to be working with such a talented group of women who are dedicated to our organization’s mission. By drawing on their diverse backgrounds and experiences, I am confident that 2017 will be Bosom Buddies Charities’ most successful year.”

Over the past 10 years, through its fundraising efforts, BBC has raised over $1.5 million, which has been awarded through grants to local organizations to assist them in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. Bosom Buddies Charities was founded by Susan Ponchock who, after surviving the diagnosis of an aggressive type of breast cancer, wanted to help others who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. With the support of local businesses, organizations, and individuals, BBC’s Board of Directors and dozens of volunteers have made Bosom Buddies Charities a powerful voice in gaining awareness about breast cancer throughout the region.

“I’m excited to join forces with Bosom Buddies Charities to support its mission of early detection,” said Vice Chair Elizabeth DeCesaris of Annapolis, a breast cancer survivor. “It is especially important to me to help raise breast cancer awareness among younger women.”

BBC’s Bosom Buddies Ball, its largest fundraiser, will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2017, at The Westin Annapolis Hotel. The 2017 Ball’s theme is “MARYLAND AGAINST BREAST CANCER” with Governor Larry Hogan as its Honorary Chair. New BBC Board Member Monica Rutherford, who was the Co-Honorary Chair for the 2016 Bosom Buddies Ball with First Lady Yumi Hogan, said, “It is my honor and pleasure to work with this exceptional group of women on BBC’s mission in fighting a disease that has touched so many families in our community.”

For more information about BBC and the 2017 Ball, visit MarylandAgainstBreastCancer.com or email bosombuddiesinfo@gmail.com.

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Go on, volunteer, it’ll do you goodhttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/28/go-on-volunteer-itll-do-you-good/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/28/go-on-volunteer-itll-do-you-good/#respond Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:18:48 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111517 VolunteersMany Volunteer positions are available through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. If you do not see an opportunity below that fits your needs, contact the Volunteer Center at info@aacvc.org or 410-897-9207. Check our Website: www.aacvc.org. A few current volunteer opportunities are listed below.


Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank

The Anne Arundel County Food and Resource Bank, located in Crownsville, distributes food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture. vehicles, appliances, clothing and other necessities to Anne Arundel County residents in need.   They have an immediate need for a number of volunteers:  Enjoy driving and making deliveries?  Drive their box truck from 9-12 or all day, single days or multiple days.  Are you observant?  Do quality inspections of food pantries that they support in the county. Enjoy talking to people on the phone?  Answer the phones from 9-3 (or from 9-12 or 1-3) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  If interested in any of these positions, contact Susan at 410-923-4255 or susan@aafoodbank.org.


Anne Arundel County Literacy Council

Tutor training sessions are being offered from 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, Sat., Sept. 17 AND Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park and will include both Basic Literacy and English Language Learner instruction. We have a class size limit of 35. Enrollees MUST preregister and attend both sessions. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in attending this training, please email Lisa Vernon at director@aaclc.org, or call 410-269-4419 as soon as possible to reserve a seat. See website: www.icanread.org.


The Bernie House

The mission of this nonprofit is to reach out with love and understanding to provide a safe home without violence for a family in crisis accepting weaknesses and encouraging strengths – promoting, peace, harmony and a new future for a child/children and their non-offending parent through case management and providing financial relief by living in “The Bernie House”. Giving the opportunity and time to move onto permanent housing. Volunteers are needed for support with social networking posts. For more information contact Patricia Slaughter at pslaughter.theberniehouse@gmail.com or 443-951-5193. See website: www.theberniehouse.org.


Jug Bay Eco Sprint Triathlon, Sun., September 4, 2016

Participants are being sought for the Jug Bay Eco Sprint Triathlon, being held at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711 starting at 7:00 a.m, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. Join us for the first ever Jug Bay Eco Tri Sprint Triathlon!  This promises to be a great event with kayaking, running and biking. Kayak a one mile, out and back course on the Patuxent River, then run 4.6 miles on the beautiful off-road trails of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and Glendening Nature Preserve, before transitioning to your bike to ride 12 scenic miles of winding roads and rolling hills in Lothian, Maryland. Kayaks and PFD’s (personal flotation devices) will be provided for your use and participants will start in waves in order to minimize congestion on the water. Register as an individual or gather some friends and register as a team with one person doing each leg of the race. For more information and to register visit website: www.tiny.cc/jugbaytri. For information about Jug Bay Sanctuary and volunteer opportunities, see website at www.jugbay.org.


Lifeline 100 Century Ride & Community Health Fair at Kinder Farm Park, Sun., Oct. 16, 2016

Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BikeAAA) in partnership with Anne Arundel County Police and Recreation & Parks Dept. is hosting the Lifeline100. There will be 100, 56, 15 (trail only) mile rides and a free children’s bike rodeo and family fun ride; starting times begin at 7:00 a.m., Sun., Oct. 16, 2016 and are staggered throughout the day for various rides and events. Bike routes will wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and the B&A Trail. There will also be a free, all-day, “Make Health Happen” community health fair by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition that day, all at Kinder Farm Park in Millersville; the fair will offer health screenings, fun activities for kids, families and more.  Volunteers, sponsors, and participants are being sought for this event. Volunteers are needed to help with parking, registration, rest stops, SAG support, at the Health Fair, children’s rodeo, and more.  Civic or high school age community service groups such as the scouts are also welcome to volunteer. For more information, and to register as a participant or volunteer, visit the website at www.bikeaaa.org/lifeline-100. For information about BikeAAA visit www.bikeaaa.org or contact Jon Korin at president@bikeaaa.org.


Our Creeks & Conservancy, Inc.

The mission of Our Creeks & Conservancy is to educate, empower, engage and employ underserved communities in environmental conservation and sustainability. This regional nonprofit organization orchestrates active involvement of underserved communities in environmental conservation through a number of programs in partnership with a several other local environmental organizations and is an outreach partner of the Mount Olive Community Life Center. For more information about programs and the need for volunteers, contact Rev. Johnny R. Calhoun, Exec. Director, at 410-571-9681 or ourcreeks@gmail.com.


Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County

Rebuilding Together is announcing its 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the Crofton Country Club.  Register at: http://rebuildingtogetheraac.org/Golf_Tournament.html.  We are also seeking several Volunteers to help us out at the Tournament. For more information and to volunteer, Contact us at: Information@RebuildingTogetherAAC.org. We are currently assessing the open applications, and we will have homes of neighbors in need to renovate this fall. Contact us via email if you would like to volunteer to rebuild on Saturdays in October and November. Please send your name, phone number and dates available this fall to the email address above. Our completed renovations are not only life-altering for the families, but they help everyone in the community.  We strengthen neighborhoods by reducing foreclosures and abandoned houses, and by keeping long-time residents in their homes, an asset to their community! 


St. Mary’s Church English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

St Mary’s ESL Program needs volunteers to teach English one night a week to adult ESL students for the Sept–May school year.  The 8 levels of classes are held on Tues., Wed., and Thurs. evenings, 7:00-8:45 p.m., Sept. 13 – Dec. 10, 2016 at St. Mary’s High School in downtown Annapolis.  Interested volunteers are encouraged to attend the Teacher Training Session scheduled for 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Sat., August 27, 2016, at St John Newmann’s Church on Bestgate Road. Each teacher is asked to commit to one class/one night a week and will be part of a teaching team. Spanish-language ability is preferred for beginner classes only. Those with ESL or any teaching experience as well as those with a keen interest in working with students to help them learn/perfect their English are encouraged to apply. For registration and/or further information about the Program or Training, contact Faculty & Student Coordinator Bunny Wilson at 410-544-5584, bunnywilson@verizon.net or Coordinator Eneida Green at 410-800-4717, eneida_green@yahoo.com.  We look forward to having you join us in this our 15th year of service. Web site– http://www.stmarysannapolis.org/ESL.

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Macaroni Kid accepting nominations for 2016 Golden Daisy Awardshttp://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/28/macaroni-kid-accepting-nominations-for-2016-golden-daisy-awards/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/28/macaroni-kid-accepting-nominations-for-2016-golden-daisy-awards/#respond Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:57:14 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111508 Macaroni KidMacaroni Kid Annapolis kicked off its Gold Daisy Awards last week. The Awards will highlight the places families love in our community: from favorite businesses, service providers, places to play and more! Macaroni Kid Annapolis, a trusted source for parents in Annapolis and Edgewater is the go-to source for discovering family-friendly events around town.

The nomination process for the 2016 Macaroni Kid Annapolis Gold Daisy Awards is open through August 31, 2016.  Categories focus on places to entertain, stimulate and exhaust kids, as well as those businesses that just plain make parents’ life easier.  Businesses nominated must be in Annapolis or Edgewater. Nominations will be tabulated and the top nominations will be submitted for final voting beginning on September 1.  Winners will be announced in mid-October.

For business owners in the area, Macaroni Kid’s Gold Daisy Awards are an easy way to promote their business and obtain free advertising. The winning business in each category will receive the Macaroni Kid stamp of approval including a certificate to display at their location, the stamp of approval logo to use on their website, and a free one-year listing in Macaroni Kid’s business directory. The business with the most overall votes will win a one-year advertising package with Macaroni Kid Annapolis.

Local families can nominate their favorite businesses via the link posted on www.annapolis.macaronikid.com. As a thank you for participating, parents that nominate and vote for their favorites will be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Target!

Macaroni Kid Annapolis was launched in December 2010. Currently 3,800 local families subscriber to the free weekly newsletter and the website receives more than 70,000 monthly page views. In addition to being the largest kid and family-friendly local events calendar in the area, Macaroni Kid offers informative articles on parenting, education, product reviews, crafts, recipes and so much more! Combine that with their Facebook page followers, and Macaroni Kid has quickly grown into the place that keeps families “in the know” about all of our area’s kid-friendly events, venues and businesses.

Parents can sign up to receive their free weekly newsletter and nominate a business by visiting www.annapolis.macaronikid.com.

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Sing with the AACC Encore Chorale or ENCORE ROCKS Annapolis this fall- for singers 55+http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/27/sing-with-the-aacc-encore-chorale-or-encore-rocks-annapolis-this-fall-for-singers-55/ http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2016/08/27/sing-with-the-aacc-encore-chorale-or-encore-rocks-annapolis-this-fall-for-singers-55/#respond Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:38:12 +0000 http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/?p=111476 Encore Institute   St Marys 2012The Encore Chorale invites you to join them for their Fall season of singing starting on Monday, September 14 from 2:00pm-3:30pm for 15 weeks at the Anne Arundel Community College.  Registration is now open at www.aacc.edu/lifestages.

ENCORE ROCKS Annapolis will begin on Tuesday, September 6 from 10:30am – 12:00pm.  Registration is open on the Encore website www.encorecreativitiy.org or call the office at 301-261-5747.

Encore singers improve their voices, meet new friends and enjoy a great new adventure singing challenging music in four parts in preparation to join other Encore Chorales from the Baltimore/Washington area for exciting community concerts. There are no auditions and singers may sit to rehearse and perform.

The value of choral singing in improving and sustaining the physical, mental and social health of older adults is documented and undeniable.  Encore offers the opportunity to explore a new artistic venture for those who have not sung in years, or to continue a life-long passion for others.  Singers learn vocal technique, proper breathing and posture, and always come away delighted by the weekly rehearsals.

WHAT:                  Encore Chorale for singers 55+  

WHEN:                  AACC Encore Chorale

Starting Monday, September 12, 2016 2:00pm to 3:30 pm     15 weeks

WHERE:                Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Building

101 College Parkway, Arnold MD 21012


WHEN:                  ENCORE ROCKS Annapolis

Starting Tuesday, September 16, 2016 10:30am to 12:00pm     15 weeks

WHERE:                Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts

801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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