June is here, and what better way to celebrate the coming of summer (finally) than to get out and about in Annapolis? As always, the historic, beloved town offers loads of fun through events at Maryland Hall, Ram’s Head, 49 West Coffeehouse, and few other places worthy of mention. Check out what’s going on below and go!
Historic Annapolis Museum features a little something different to make Sunday, June 3, interesting. Try out their community stitching event from noon to 4 p.m. and make history! The museum offered something very similar on Maryland Day, so if you missed that celebration, here’s your second chance. At this event, participants add stitches to one of the museum’s 18th and 19th century artwork tapestry canvases. As part of the event, participants also sign a log which stands as proof of making history. Ages six and over are welcome. The museum is downtown, at 99 Main Street.
If stitching isn’t your cup of tea, The William Paca House hosts another historical event. Also on June 3, participants of the Paca House tour will learn more about the historic landmark from a colonial. Tours last one hour and begin at 12:30 p.m. Guided tours run until 3:30 p.m. For adults, the price is $10, and children 6-17 years must fork up $5 for the tour. The William Paca House is at 186 Prince George Street. For this event and the one above, visit www.annapolis.org for more information.
The Banneker-Douglass Museum presents “Faces of Ghana” until June 2, a photography exhibit. As the name suggests, the photographs display pictures of people in Ghana that Jay L. Baker took while visiting. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 410-216-6180.
Hold on; there’s more history coming at you from the Hammond-Harwood House! This event is unique and rather exclusive, and certainly worth your while. On June 2 and 3, the historic downtown house hosts a secret garden tour from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Participants will see over ten gardens rarely viewed by the public–exclusive and enchanting! Go to www.hammondharwoodhouse.org for ticket info.
First Sunday Arts comes back this week! At the block of West Street and Calvert Street, art-goers will find vendors of all kinds, food, drinks, arts, crafts, and live music. There are even street performers. Dine on the sidewalk and take in all the Annapolis excitement. This event is free and open to the public. Call 443-333-9067 for more information.
The Historic Annapolis Memorial Day Parade celebrates America and its brave citizens with a parade on May 28 at 10 a.m. Floats, bands, organizations, and veterans first make an appearance at West Street and end off at City Dock. After the parade, there is a wreath laying ceremony. Salute and show your support for our heroes at the parade; it’s free and open to all. If you need more information, call 410-263-7996.
The 20th Annual Annapolis Leukemia Cup Launch Party and Regatta also takes place this week. Hosted by the Maryland chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, this event covers what’s happening with the organization and celebrates survivors. Call 443-471-1608 or visit www.leukemiacupmd.org for additional info. The event takes place over June 1 and 2.
Maryland Federation of Art hosts a reception for their fine art and creative photography exhibit on Sunday, June 3. The reception is in their main gallery from 3 to 6 p.m. Call 410-268-4566.
49 West observes Memorial Day but kicks off the entertainment with Unified Jazz Ensemble on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The cover charge is $6. On Wednesday, the Susan Jones Trio plays at 8 p.m. for $6. Four Shillings Short plays international/celtic music at 7 p.m. for $10. June welcomes Tom Mitchell and Friends at 49 West. Mitchell plays at 8:30 p.m. for $10. Saturday, The Other Band performs at 7:30 p.m. for $6. Sunday, Jonathan Stone plays the guitar and sings at 10 a.m. for no charge. Also on Sunday, Gary & Leah play at 4 p.m. for no cover and The N Trio play at 8 p.m. for $10. 49 West hosts an art reception at 4 p.m. on Sunday too. Questions? Refer to www.49westcoffeehouse.com to learn more.
Everyone’s favorite club for talented musicians–ones discovered and still under the radar–opens the week with O’Malley’s March, a celtic rock group. Monday, attend the show at 7 p.m. for $25. On Wednesday, Austin Ellis brings you singer/songwriter music at 8 p.m. for $15. New Orleans Suspects play on Thursday at 8 p.m. for $15. This group jams just as well as any other New Orleans Jams Band! On June 1, Marcia Ball sings the blues at 8 p.m. See her for $39.50. On Saturday, Go Red for Women featuring Kelly Meeder play on stage to benefit the Annapolis Go Red women’s movement. Meeder brings indie/pop to the stage at 3 p.m., which means this show is an all ages matinee. The cost is $30. Sunday, Jo Dee Messina sings from her country soul for all ages at 4:30 p.m. and for the 21 and over crowd at 7:30 p.m. Messina’s shows require a $39.50 admission fee. Head to http://tickets.ramsheadonstage.com/ to obtain tickets.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland School shows off their hard work this Friday and Saturday with “But First a School.” The show on Friday begins at 6:30 p.m.; the show on Saturday is at noon. Tickets are $18 for most, $15 for kids under 10. Go to http://tickets.marylandhall.org/default.asp for tickets.
Anything Goes, the play from Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is still running this this week. The play focuses on a hysterical trek across the Atlantic that’s wrapped up in singing and dancing. Order tickets online at www.summergarden.com.
Saturday, June 2, those who value the cleanliness of Mother Earth unite and aid in preserving her beauty. Join other volunteers at Quiet Waters Park for a clean-up day at Dog Beach. Call 410-222-1777 for the time.
Sunday, June 3, is your chance to learn about birds while strolling through a warm morning in nature. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary hosts a birdwalk at 8 a.m. where participants can learn to identify birds. Binoculars and field guides are available for use. Those over the age of 12 are encouraged to come with comfy shoes and clothes. Enjoy a morning in the wetlands!
If you live on the shoreline (lucky you), attending the Living Shoreline Workshop would be advantageous. On June 2 and 3, those who attend the workshop will learn about restoring techniques for properties on the shoreline. Registration is required. Refreshments are provided. This very green, proactive event takes place at Back Creek Shoreline in Annapolis. Contact email@example.com to register.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum invites all Annapolis area kids to their Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle fair on June 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Everything is free! Kids can roam the Weems Whalen Memorial Athletic Fields and enjoy the vendors and fun activities planned there.