What’s Happening This Week: September 21-27

Sep 21 2020

What’s Happening This Week: September 21-27

What's Happening this WeekThere’s a lot happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, so we’ll get straight into this week’s offerings! Click on the event title for more information.

Four Rivers Fall Mini-Grant Workshop

  • Date: Wednesday, September 23
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Online/Zoom
  • Host Organization: Four Rivers Heritage Area

If you’re planning on submitting an application, for a Fall Mini-grant, you must attend or watch the webinar recording. Join the Four Rivers Heritage Area for this free workshop to learn all about the FY2021 Mini-Grant Process. During this presentation by Carol Benson, Four Rivers Executive Director, you will learn: New Details; New Requirements; Key Application Pointers; Grant Agreement Details; How to Keep Grant Project Records; and How to Close the Grant. To register, please e-mail to receive the Zoom link.

Arias for the Autumnal Equinox

  • Date: Thursday, September 24
  • Time: 5:307:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Enjoy a seasonal concert to welcome Fall in the beautiful surroundings of the museum grounds. Relax in the pleasure gardens and be transported by the ornate sounds of the Baroque Era. Join early music specialists Elissa Edwards, soprano & Paula Maust, harpsichord as they perform striking cantatas by Handel and poetic songs by Purcell. The Élan Ensemble is in-residence at the Hammond-Harwood House and performs music from the 17th–19th centuries in historic venues and museums, bringing modern audiences into the spirit of the musical and social world of past eras. Space is limited for the safety of the participants. Early booking is encouraged. Cost is $50 or $45 for members.

Colonial Cocktails: Fish House Punch & Mint Julep (update: Sold Out, added date Tuesday, October 6)

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 enjoy a variety of punch known as Fish House Punch, featuring rum and cognac. Explore the origins of the Mint Julep, originally a medicinal drink, just in time for the Derby and Preakness. Participants must be 21+. Cost is $25 for Members and $30 for Non-Members.

Virtual Lecture – Archaeology at the James Brice House

  • Date: Thursday, September 24
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Since January, 2018, the Lost Towns Project, Inc. has been conducting archaeological digs around and in the 250 year-old James Brice House, helping the restoration team answer questions about the construction, and who may have lived in, worked on, or visited this House over its lifetime. Amelia Chisholm, Archaeological Laboratory Manager for the Lost Towns Project, will share some of the latest fascinating discoveries they’ve made right here at the Brice House! Learn more about the objects found under the basement floor, in the back yard, and under the front steps. Registration is required. Cost is $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Historic London Town Fall Plant Sale

All proceeds from London Town’s Plant Sale go to support the gardens. What Will You Find at the Sale? Plants hardy to zone 7a and 7b and that do well in heavy clay and sand mix, plants that are well represented in the London Town gardens and are thriving in various habitats at London Town, including: woodland gardens (filtered shade); rain gardens and ornamental gardens, their stock comes from reputed vendors and is hand picked, part of their plant material is lifted and transplanted form the gardens and is well accustomed to clay/sand mix found at London Town, and 80% of their stock is exotic plants that are of high botanical and ornamental value. But they will have a few natives too. Find the plant list.

John Shaw Walking Tour

  • Date: Saturday, September 26
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Location: Old Treasury Building in State Circle
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

This tour explores the fascinating life of acclaimed 18th century Scottish born cabinet maker John Shaw. The tour visits his workshop, church, and the homes of his clients. The tour meets at the Old Treasury Building in State Circle. Buy tickets in advance. Price is $15 or $10 for Members.

Children’s Punched Tin Workshop (update: Waitlist Only)

Learn how colonists illuminated their lives using fires, candles, and more; then, using tin punched lanterns as inspiration, create your own “tin” punched (aluminum) plate. For the safety of participants and staff, this workshop will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.Register in advance. Please note: This program is intended for children ages 5-12. Cost to attend is $10 for member children ages 5-12 or $15 for non-member children ages 5-12.

Reminder! Paint Annapolis Continues to September 24

For 19 years Paint Annapolis has been a premier painting event, bringing artists and the community together to share in the beauty of outdoor painting. Paint Annapolis is going to look a little different this year, but professional artists will still be painting in and around the beautiful historic city of Annapolis, Maryland, from September 20-24. Their art will be available in person at MFA Circle Gallery and online through October 4th.

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