Events This Week: October 19-25

Oct 19 2020

Events This Week: October 19-25

EventsWe hope you enjoy this week’s events from our partners, especially with Halloween right around the corner!

Capstone Earth Optimism Webinar: Spying on Whales

We think of whales as icons of the sea, but the first whales were certainly not like the ones that you see today: They lived on land, had four legs, and were the size of a dog. How do we know about the deep past of whales, and what does that tell us about how evolution works? In the finale of SERC’s 2020 Earth Optimism series, get a closer look with Nick Pyenson, author of “Spying on Whales” and curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Dive in for the surprising backstory and a glimpse of our shared future with these enigmatic giants. The talk will span the poles to the equator; ice-locked waters to dry deserts; from millions of years in the past to our uncertain future.

Sign up online to watch live, or to receive a link to the on-demand recording. Don’t want a chance to win a free book? You can opt out by emailing Kristen Minogue at [email protected]

Webinar: Thinking About Post-War Communities: Balancing Preservation & Good Planning

America’s post-war communities are also now historic communities. What are the challenges in adapting these car-focused communities to a greener future? This session will challenge participants to examine these communities including an examination of the issues that arise when juggling their unique histories and layouts with more modern planning goals. This event is free to attend.

Colonial Cocktails: Lamb’s Wool and Hot Buttered Rum

  • Date: Thursday, October 22
  • Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, you’ll whip up some fall favorites: Lamb’s Wool and Hot Buttered Rum, two warm drinks sure to keep you toasty as the leaves start to fall.

Participants must be 21+. For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance. Pre-Registration is required. Cost to attend is $25 for Members and $30 for Non-Members.

The Power of the Black Vote Symposium

Join historians, artists, and educators to explore the history of African Americans and the vote in the State of Maryland. This virtual experience includes a tour of Banneker-Douglass Museum, anti-racism training, educational workshops, an interview with Eddie Brown, Brown Capital Management, a keynote message by Dr. Ida E. Jones, and much more. Event is free to attend.

St. Anne’s Cemetery Tour

  • Date: Saturday, October 24
  • Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Location: St. Anne’s Cemetery entrance, between Northwest Street and College Creek
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Did you know that several of the Hammond-Harwood House’s former occupants are buried in St. Anne’s cemetery? On this interactive cemetery tour, visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called the great house home. Stories of love, tragedy, and insanity will be unearthed in this hour long tour through the winding hills of the burying ground.

Participants will receive a half hour admission ticket to the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Tour begins at the cemetery entrance, between Northwest Street and College Creek. 20% of the profits go towards preservation of St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Dracula – SOLD OUT

  • Date: Saturday, October 24
  • Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland opens The Season of Hope with a revival of the classic tale that has been seducing audiences for generations. This exciting restaging pays tribute to choreographer and Founding Artistic Director Edward Stewart. The dark tale of Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on through Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s blend of sensuous dancing and gripping theatrical performance. The performance will take place in the Hammond-Harwood House garden. Price to attend is $54 for Members and $75 for the General Public.

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