Events This Week: October 4-October 10

Oct 04 2021

Events This Week: October 4-October 10

This week you can choose from in-person, virtual, and even hybrid events! Enjoy a tasting or a cooking workshop with Historic London Town and Gardens, take a tour with Hammond-Harwood House, or celebrate resiliency with the Banneker-Douglass Museum.

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Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Miss Spider’s Tea Party”

Events This Week
  • Date: Tuesday, October 5
  • 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

Join Historic Annapolis on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden.

Miss Spider is lonely and wants to invite her insect friends over for a delicious tea party but they are afraid. Why? Wouldn’t you be suspicious? After all, she is a spider! Can Miss Spider convince her friends that her intentions are good? Join and find out what happens! Cost to participate 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.

Colonial Cocktails: Grog & Sangaree

  • Date: Thursday, October 7
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town 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. This month, drink like sailors with two seafaring beverages. The first is grog, a well-known, rum-based drink, and also sangaree, the precursor to modern sangria.​

Cost to participate is $25 for members and $33 for non-members. ​Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Pre-registration required. Limited seats are available.

Colonial Coffeehouse

  • Date: Saturday, October 9
  • Time: 10:00-11:00 am
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

The colonial era saw the introduction of coffee, tea and chocolate to the European world. Join Historic London Town to talk about 18th Century coffee culture and taste coffee grown on an estate established in Jamaica in the 18th Century. Cost to participate is $15 for members ages 12+ or $20 for non-members ages 12+.

BDM “Reclaim” Anti Racism Training, Part III

As a culmination to the Anti-Racism Coalition’s three part series, attendees will receive training from renowned scholars on the topics of reparations and race as it relates to housing, technology (the digital divide), and employment. This event is free to attend.

St. Anne’s Cemetery Tour

  • Date: Saturday, October 9
  • Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Location: Tour begins at the 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 price admission ticket to the Hammond-Harwood House Museum.

Cost to participate is $20 or $10 for members. 20% of the profits go towards preservation of St. Anne’s Cemetery.

Hands-On Hearth Cooking Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, October 10
  • Time: 10:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

Are you interested in exploring Foods and Recipes of the past? Would you like to learn historically accurate cooking techniques? Does cooking on an open fire appeal to you? Then sign up today for this Hands-On Workshop and learn how to cook like our ancestors did. Recreate recipes from 17th, 18th and 19th century sources and taste everything you make in class. 

Class Size is limited so sign up early. Pre-registration required. Ages 16+. Cost to participate is ​$165 ($145 tuition paid in advance + $20 materials fee to be paid at check-in).

“Rejoice and Remember” Celebration and Ceremony

  • Date: Sunday, October 10
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Location: Hybrid. Online and at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum

Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum to proclaim “The Spirit of the African American Family is Strong!” The impact of Covid-19 has been a moment of reckoning. This program includes a libation and land acknowledgement, dance, rhythm and song, and a candlelight vigil of remembrance – celebrating the lives of those we’ve lost during these challenging times. This event is free to attend.

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