Maryland Day Unpaused Activities This Week

June 15, 2020

Maryland Day UnpausedMaryland Day Unpaused continues in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, giving our partners a chance to celebrate a belated Maryland Day virtually with new online content and experiences, as well as outdoor places to explore. Here are some activities you won’t want to miss this week.

Tune in to Pride of Baltimore’s Facebook page for “Fun with Flags” through June 20. June 14 was Flag Day, when they focused on the Star-Spangled Banner. They’ll also be highlighting the Maryland flag and signal flags, as well as sharing some great shots of Pride of Baltimore II with flags flying.

Maryland Federation of Art hosts Wil Scott, art historian and former head of Adult Programs at the National Gallery, on June 16 at 5:00 pm has he connects with an artist to discuss their work, process, and motivation. Join the event at Maryland Federation of Art’s Facebook page.

​Starting June 15. Celebrate Maryland Day by heading out for a self-guided history hike of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. On the Scenic Rivers Land website, you will find materials to help you explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. You’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we see today, all while enjoying the beautiful 1000+ acre protected forest. Markers will be posted along the trails to help guide you.

The Anne Arundel County Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday, June 20 from 7am-12pm and Sunday, June 21 from 10am-1pm. There will also be a smaller market on Wednesday, June 17 from 7-12pm. All products are Maryland grown and produced, so come out and support our farmers.

This week Anne Arundel County Public Library will host “The Great Movies: Transit” discussion on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 pm. Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join the library staff for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.

For our part, Four Rivers has created a video, “A Look Back: Maryland Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area,” a short review of Maryland Day Celebrations over the years. Watch it here.

Since much of this celebration is virtual, some of the features and events offered by our partners are ongoing or available to access at any time, so be sure to check the Maryland Day Unpaused website often!