Events This Week: May 3-9

May 03 2021

Events This Week: May 3-9

Upcoming Events

This week, celebrate spring flowers with a plant sale, take a lesson on flower arranging, learn about azaleas, and more! A virtual lecture and in-person tour are also on offer. We’re happy to share these opportunities from our partners.

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50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas

  • Date: Tuesday, May 4
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, this year’s lecture series will connect our past, present, and future. This month, join a lecture with Don Hyatt about the nature and history of Marshy Point Azaleas. Following the lecture, there will be a tour of the gardens with Carol Segree to see these beautiful blooms in person.

All attendees must register in advance. Cost to attend is free for members or $10 for non-members. In person attendance will be limited to 25 people in the London Town Visitor Center.

Virtual Lecture – Operation Moonglow: The Politics of Project Apollo

  • Date: Tuesday, May 4
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony, Curator of the Apollo Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, will trace the politics of Project Apollo, from President John F. Kennedy’s call in 1961 to win the battle “between freedom and tyranny” with lunar exploration, to President Richard Nixon’s “Operation Moonglow” diplomatic tour of Southeast Asia in 1969. Drawing on a rich array of untapped archives and firsthand interviews with Apollo astronauts, Operation Moonglow explores the intersection of spaceflight, geopolitics, propaganda, and diplomacy during the Cold War.

Registration is required. Cost to attend is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteer.

William Paca Garden Plant Sale

  • Date: Saturday, May 8 – Sunday, May 9
  • Time: Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 12 pm – 4 pm
  • Location: William Paca Garden, Enter at 1 Martin Street
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

A tradition for over 40 years, the William Paca Garden Plant Sale provides the opportunity to take home a piece of history. HA volunteers personally raise over 8,000 plants – perennials, annuals, trees, vines, and vegetable starts – that represent the best of the old and the new. All proceeds of this beloved annual fundraiser support the programs of the William Paca Garden.

Free pre-registration is required. Shoppers must pre-register for an entry time to shop, which are offered every half hour during the sale. Please note, the number of time slots are limited.

Mansions and Merchants

  • Date: Saturday, May 8
  • Time: 10:3011:30 am
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Explore Maryland Avenue from 1811 to 1857 on a walking tour. In 1811 Frances Loockerman moved into the Hammond-Harwood House with her husband and three children. Over the next forty-six years she saw the neighborhood transform. On this walking tour of Maryland Avenue, visit places Frances would have known, note changes she would have been aware of, and fill in the streetscape she could not have imagined.

Buy tickets online. Cost to attend is $20 or $10 for members.

Family Workshop: Flower Arranging

  • Date: Sunday, May 9
  • Time: 10:3011:30 am
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

Turn your child into a petal-powered Picasso with this fun, hour-long program on flower arranging. Taught by Meenal Harankhedkar, London Town’s Director of Horticulture, your children will have a blast learning the basics of flower arranging and will leave with their own handmade centerpiece for your table.

For children ages 6 – 12. Limited seats available. Pre-registration is required. Cost to attend is $20 for member children or $25 for non-member children.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.