What’s Going On: March 6-15 – Science Talks, Art Openings and Tourism Promotion

Here are a few of the events happening this coming week in South County. Check our Calendar of Events for a more complete listing. If you’ve got something you want added to our Calendar or “What’s Going On,” please email Mitchelle@southriversource.com or Cynthia@southriversource.com. We’re happy to add it in as quickly as our fingers can type it.

Thursday, March 6

  • 4:30 p.m. Attend the “Art in Our Schools” Gala Opening at the Deale Community Library and  check out student’s amazing artwork. The pieces will be on display throughout March.  The library is located at 5940 Deale Churchton Road.

Friday, March 7

  • 8:30 a.m. South County Tourism Promotion Workshop. South County. This workshop will focus on identifying ways business and organizations in South County can collaborate to create visitor experiences. 5 Waterside, 421 Deale Road, Tracys Landing.
  • 10 a.m. – Take the kids to the Preschool Nature Craft workshop at Jug Bay. Children will enjoy sensory activities and learn about nature through an interactive game, story and craft. Ages 3-5. $ per child. Registration is required. Call 410-741-9330 to register. Jug Bay is located at 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian.
  • Noon. The Southern Anne Arundel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its first meeting on Friday, March 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Southern District Police Department, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037.  Sponsored by Hands of Hope and supported by Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Prevention and Education Services, this coalition’s goal is to help decrease alcohol and substance abuse among youth in South County. More info: Prevention and Education Services, 410-222-6724.

Saturday, March 8

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  • Noon to 3 p.m. - Soup and Science with Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper. Enjoy a variety of hearty home-made soups and fresh bread with fellow nature lovers at the Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, in Lothian, MD. Then sit back with a cup of coffee, tea, and dessert and enjoy listening to guest speaker, Fred Tutman, our Patuxent Riverkeeper. Hear about lessons learned and anecdotes from the front lines of fighting pollution and community building on the Patuxent during the first decade of Patuxent Riverkeeping. Fred will reflect on the past, present, and future of community-based conservation work on the Patuxent.
  • 3 p.m. Carrie Weedon: Horseshoe Crabs. Horseshoe crabs are famous for having changed little in morphology since first appearing in the fossil record over 400 million years ago.  Join Linda Andreasen of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to learn about this prehistoric creature’s life history and ecological importance, and meet Carrie Weedon’s newest touch tank resident, Bill, the horseshoe crab!
 Carrie Weedon Science Center,  911 Galesville Road, Galesville. 410-222-1625.

Tuesday, March 11

  • 6:30 p.m. Galesville Heritage Society Dinner. The first Quarterly Dinner for 2014 on Tuesday, March 11 at Memorial Hall with  Mary Ann Jung, award winning actress and Smithsonian scholar, who will present her role as “Rosie the Riveter.”  Rosie will remind us of the changing roles of women in the work place and in American society during World War II. As usual, Mary Ann will include lots of voluntary audience participation.
  • 8 a.m. South County Women’s Networking Breakfast at the South County Cafe – Time Management for the Busy Entrepreneur with Heike Heemann, Certified Business Coach with IdeaShare Business Coaching, will discuss ways business owners can utilize time management skills to become more productive. South County Cafe, 5960 Deale Churchton Road, Deale. No outside food or drink.

Saturday, March 15

  • 10 a.m. 5th Annual DACA Green Expo at Davidsonville Elementary. Learn about environmental issues, products, services and ideas.
  • 8 p.m. Only Lonesome at Galesville Memorial Hall. Only Lonesome play lonesome, hard-driving, old school “caveman” bluegrass in the style typical of the bars of Baltimore and DC back in the 1950s. They will be emerging from the bar-room where they have played a monthly gig on DC’s booming H Street corridor for the last year and coming to the greater Annapolis area for the first time. The band is built around the huge vocal trio harmonies of John Seebach (mandolin, also of Big Chimney), Stefan Custodi (bass, also of Eastman Stringband and Big Chimney, former longtime member of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen), and Neel Brown (guitar), with Sam Guthridge (of Chester River Runoff) on banjo and Tom Lyons on fiddle rounding out the lineup to the full classic bluegrass quintet. The group was a 2013 nominee for the “Best Bluegrass Group” award from the Washington Area Music Association. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Some of the proceeds will benefit the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. For more information or advance sale tickets, call 443-786-0463 or e-mail janiemeneely@gmail.com.
  • 1 p.m. Learn to Sale at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville. Start Sailing Now – a free event intended to introduce people to the sport of sailing! The program will feature a panel discussion and “hands-on” break-out sessions. Topics will range from pleasure sailing to sailboat racing and talk about all kinds of boats, large and small. Food and drinks will be available for purchase starting at noon. The free program starts at 1pm.  4800 Riverside Drive, Galesville MD 20765


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