Events This Week: November 15-21

Nov 15 2021

Events This Week: November 15-21

Even with the weather turning chilly, you can still take a tour of a historic home or watch an online lecture! See what’s happening in the Four Rivers Heritage this week.


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Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Bear Says Thanks”

  • Date: Tuesday, November 16
  • Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

It’s a cold and windy day and Bear is hungry and lonely. He decides to invite his friends over for dinner, but there is one problem: Bear has no food in the cupboards! What will he do? Bear’s friends are kind and generous. Come find out why Bear is thankful for his friends.

Cost to participated is$10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Volunteers; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members. Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden. 

Jane Austen Tour

  • Date: Wednesday, November 17
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Take a tour of the Hammond-Harwood House that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels. Cost to participate is $12 or free for members. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10

COP26 Climate Change Conference & What it Means for Maryland

  • Date: Thursday, November 18
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Annapolis Green

What is happening in Glasgow and what does it really mean for the Climate Crisis? How will global-level decisions made at COP26 affect us here in Maryland? Two officials will address these questions at a special and informative virtual talk.

Peter Goodwin, PhD, professor and President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will briefly address the existential nature of the global issues discussed at COP26 and what agreements or pledges made at the higher levels of government mean. Then Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles will then bring the conversation home to Maryland and the Chesapeake region. He was in Glasgow and met with his international and national counterparts. Join Annapolis Green to learn as the Climate Crisis continues to impact everything from weather and health to availability of food and national security.

To register, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: COP26. Please include your name and we will email you the Zoom link prior to the event. This event is free to attend.

Hammond-Harwood House Architecture Tour

  • Date: Saturday, November 20
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House offers a two hour in-depth tour of the architecture of the house. The house located at 19 Maryland Avenue was begun in 1774 by the gentleman planter Matthias Hammond. Ardently favoring the cause for freedom, Hammond was elected to the Maryland government in 1773. At the same time, he had begun working with renowned architect William Buckland on plans for a new, elegant townhouse in the most fashionable area of Annapolis. Buckland was no ordinary builder. He immigrated to the colonies in 1755 as an indentured servant to George Mason of Virginia. Mason commissioned Buckland to work on his home, a seemingly modest site called Gunston Hall. The young architect is credited with introducing a variety of designs into mainstream architecture in the colonies. After several successful commissions in Virginia, Buckland ventured to Annapolis, where his hand can be seen at the Chase-Lloyd House. The crowning jewel of Buckland’s career, however, was the house he designed for Matthias Hammond. This house was the only one of his many commissions that Buckland designed and executed in its entirety. Unfortunately, Buckland died before the house was finished. Learn more on this tour!

Cost to participate is $20 per person. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10.

Make-Your-Own Holiday Centerpiece

  • Date: Saturday, November 20
  • Time: 10:00 am & 11:30 am
  • Location: Rising Sun Inn, 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville
  • Host Organization: Friends of the Rising Sun Inn

Join the Friends of the Rising Sun Inn for a Make-Your-Own Holiday Centerpiece program. Seating is limited, but there are two sessions.

Start your holiday season with a beautiful, fresh centerpiece.  This centerpiece made to last with an evergreen base will take you right from Thanksgiving through to your Christmas table. The price is $60.00 for one centerpiece.  If you want to make additional centerpieces advanced ordering is necessary.  All materials and instructions are provided by professional florist, Shelly Baker, owner of Shelly’s Blossom Shop. Plus, get tips for changing out your arrangement from Thanksgiving to Christmas in a snap!

Advanced registration is required to ensure adequate supplies. Register online or for alternate payment methods, email [email protected].  

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