Events in Ward One


Compiled by Joe Budge, Ward One Residents Association President


Wednesday Night Sailboat Races

Wednesday evenings, April 24 – August 28, Annapolis Harbor, 6:10pm

Grab your favorite dockside seat for the midweek races where some 150 boats sail around several marks in the Bay before heading back to Spa Creek for a finish in front of the Annapolis Yacht Club. For many, the post-race party is the official beginning of the weekend. First Gun: 6:10pm.  http://


Annapolis Beer Week Continues: Meet the Brew-Master

Wednesday, April 24, Stan & Joe’s, Boatyard Bar & Grill

Annapolis Beer Week is partnering with 2 different venues for meeting of Brew-masters. Meet area brew masters at Stan & Joe’s Saloon and Boatyard Bar & Grill while sampling Devils Backbone, Lucky SOB and more.  Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake.


Annapolis Craft Beer Crawl

Thursday, April 25, Uptown, Downtown, Eastport, 5pm on

Discover a collection of local pubs while enjoying discounted samples of two unique draft beers per establishment.  Walk or ride eCruiser between pubs.  $10 entrance includes wristband and $2.00 samples at a minimum of 10 participating bars.  Check in locations at Stan & Joe’s, Fado, Federal House, and The Rockfish.  Proceeds benefit YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.


Cruisers University

April 25-28, Old Recreation Center

Cruisers University has been established as the most complete program for prospective cruises to learn all they need to know for living aboard a boat and exploring oceans and islands near and far.  Billed as “The Ultimate Aid to Navigation”, the 2013 edition brings new topics, new presenters, and updated material to plan your cruise, equip and maintain your boat, and feel more comfortable heading out.


A Special Olympics Opportunity for Ward One

Volunteer Sign-up Thursday, April 25, Michelson Hall, 6:30pm

Ward One residents are invited to participate in the 2013 Special Olympics Anne Arundel County Trials occurring on Sunday April 28th at the United States Naval Academy.  Everyone is welcome to cheer these very special members of our community in their quest to qualify to compete at the state and national level.  Events will take place from 10 am until 4 pm.  You can volunteer all day (and get lunch) or just for the registration/morning.  Check in time for volunteers  is 8:45 am at Ingram field.  Duties can include check in, event  timing, line ups and line patrol.  If you wish to volunteer, a mandatory session on Special Olympians must be attended on April 25th, 6:30-7:30 pm at USNA Michelson Hall Room 110.  If you are interested in volunteering for our very own and special Special Olympics event, please email Sharon Kennedy at to register.  If you cannot commit to volunteer, then come and cheer!


Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show April 26-28

In late April, the second running of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and Cruisers University comes to town. Ego Alley and surrounding docks will fill with sailboats, both new and brokered. Catamarans, mono hulls, inflatables, day sailors, and paddle

boards will complement over 100 maritime exhibitors on City Dock. The expanded footprint will accommodate an even more impressive array of products and entertainment than in the show’s first year, which welcomed visitors from over 30 states and around the globe.


Aimee Mann

Thursday, April 25, Maryland Hall, 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann will perform at Maryland Hall.  Charmer, the latest album from Aimee Mann, is as fine a chronicler of the human comedy as popular music has produced. Names have been obscured to protect the guilty, but you will almost certainly recognize yourself in these short narratives, along with the fellow travelers who have conned, enabled, victimized, or (yes) charmed you. Super-fun is not a term that everyone would expect to escape the lips of Mann, who well knows that she has an image—and possibly preternatural gift—for songs some would consider sad and downbeat. But there is a subtler kind of levity in her music that, followed to its natural end, leads to the kinship she feels with certain comedians and explains why she frequently does shows with the likes of Patton Oswalt and Paul F. Tompkins. And perhaps it explains why you’ll hear some of the biggest laughs this side of a Bridesmaids screening at a Mann show, sometimes arguably morose subject matter notwithstanding.


Dress Parade of the Brigade of Midshipmen

Friday, April 26, Worden Field, 4pm

Parades are a visual presentation of the military discipline, professionalism and teamwork necessary to succeed as a member of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and have been a part of Naval Academy training since its establishment in 1845. The Brigade of Midshipmen marches from Bancroft Hall to the Naval Academy parade field, Worden Field, accompanied by the Naval Academy Band and the Drum & Bugle Corps of the Brigade of Midshipmen.  On Worden Field the Brigade performs the manual of arms, renders honors to the senior officer or civilian dignitary present, and passes in review before the official party and guests.  The public is invited to attend without charge.


Pipes and Drums Spring Concert

Thursday, April 26, Mahan Hall, 7:30pm

The Midshipmen of the band represent a wide talent from the Academy. They feature drums (snare, tenor or bass) and the highland pipes. They also have an Irish Music group as an outgrowth of the band that is represented by a collection of traditional Irish instruments.


Around Town Beer Specials

Friday, April 26

Annapolis Beer Week is partnering with various bars and restaurants to showcase beer specials.


Schooner Woodwind Beer Cruise

Friday, April 26, Marriott Dock, 5:15pm

As part of Annapolis Beer Week, set sail aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind on a fun, 2-hour sunset sail while Brewmaster Jonathan Reeves shares his enthusiasm of brewing beer with tastings of four beers from Port City Brewing Company. He will explain why he brewed the Revival Oyster Stout with Bay oysters and introduce Brad with War Shore Oyster Company (his oysters are in the beer.)  Enjoy an oyster shooter fresh from his aqua farm while learning how the Oyster Recovery Program is reviving the Bay’s oyster population. After the tasting, Happy Hour prices on Port City Beer and Oyster Shooters.  Proceeds benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership.


Defending the Caveman

Friday, April 26, Maryland Hall, 8pm

Defending the Caveman holds the record as the longest-running solo play in Broadway history.  Desribed as an “outrageously funny and surprisingly sweet exploration of the gender gap,” “Defending the Caveman” is a one-man comedic play, written by Rob Becker, about the misunderstandings between man and women and how they relate to one another. Some think that men and women have held on to the roles they played back in pre-history and that we continue to see the world very differently. This often leads to a lot of conflict! “Caveman” originally opened in San Francisco in 1991. It has played to sold-out audiences in 45 countries and been translated into 18 different languages. This performance is a fundraiser for the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center. AACRC, located in the Heritage Center on Riva Road in Annapolis is a non-profit helping with the non-violent resolution of personal and community conflict. It provides mediation, anger management training, and other services to individuals and groups, neighbors, students, prisoners, businesses and more. Tickets to “Defending the Caveman” are just $40.00 with VIP tickets offering premium seating and a reception before the show, at $75.00. They are available online at the Maryland Hall website For more information, please contact AACRC at 410-266-9033 or via the website at


Wiley Bates 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, April 27, Wiley Bates Middle School, 8-10:30am

On Saturday, April 27, Wiley H. Bates Middle School will host its 4th Annual Arts-in-Motion, 5K Run/Walk. The goal of the race is to encourage the entire Annapolis community to get active and stay healthy. Funds raised from the 5K, coordinated by the PTA, will be used to support student and teacher programs at the school. $25 for runners under 18, $30 for runners 19 and over. Bates students run for free. Register online or view the route at There are no street closures associated with this event.


Coast Guard Foundation Cup

April 27-28, Annapolis Harbor and beyond

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of Coast Guard members and their families is hosting an overnight sailboat race on April 27-28, 2013, the Coast Guard Foundation Cup. Managed by the Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC), the race will start and finish outside of Annapolis Harbor. This event marks the second Coast Guard Foundation Cup race and all sponsorship proceeds benefit the Coast Guard Foundation and its support of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families. A mandatory Skippers’ Social, where captains will receive the rules, the course and pick up essential race materials, will be held at the Annapolis Yacht Club on Friday, April 26, 2013. Awards will be presented 1st/3, 2nd/5, 3rd/7+ entrants’ skippers and crew at the Annapolis Yacht Club on Sunday, April 28, 2013. For more information on participating in the Coast Guard Foundation Cup, contact Linda Ambrose, AYC Regatta Manager at 410-263-9147


6th National Take Back Initiative

Saturday, April 27, Annapolis Police Station, 10am-2pm

Turn in your unwanted prescription and non-prescription medication at Annapolis Police Department on Saturday, April 27th between 10am and 2pm.  It is completely anonymous, no identification is requested of people disposing of prescription medications, and people are therefore encouraged to remove identifying labels from containers.  Liquid medications should be in a sealed container to prevent leakage (ziplock bag).  We are NOT accepting needles or injectibles.  Go to the following page to locate other drop off locations across the country


Spring Concert & Tea

Saturday, April 27, Charles Carroll House, 2pm

Celebrate Spring with a Concert by the Annapolis Chamber Players:  18th & 19th century salon music followed by a sumptuous Tea in the Garden.  A perfect pairing for a Spring Day.  The program will include a Flute Trio by Johann Stamitz written in the 1750s. Stamitz was an important composer of the early Classical period and a chief member of the so-called Mannheim School. Also featured is the first Clarinet Quartet by Iwan Mueller, a clarinetist, composer, and inventor. Completing the program is a wonderful string trio by Ludwig van Beethoven. Although Beethoven’s string quartets are considered some of his finest chamber music ever, the string trios do not want for any of the fire or breadth of the larger works. Charles Carroll House, Annapolis, MD, behind St. Mary’s on Duke of Gloucester St.  $30 Concert & Tea. Limited Seating. For reservations: or 410-349-1856.


Student Written One Acts

Saturday, April 27, McDowell Hall, 7pm

Sunday, April 28, McDowell Hall, 1pm

King William’s Players presents Student Written One Acts. King William’s Players, St. John’s College’s theater troupe, is one of the college’s most enduring clubs.  In addition to performing, student thespians are also welcome to write and direct plays.  Like all St. John’s clubs, KWP is student-run. Performances are free and open to the public.


Special Olympics Trials

Sunday, April 28, USNA, 10am-4pm

Ward One residents are invited to participate in the 2013 Special Olympics Anne Arundel County Trials occurring on Sunday April 28th at the United States Naval Academy.  Everyone is welcome to cheer these very special members of our community in their quest to qualify to compete at the state and national level.  Events will take place from 10 am until 4 pm.


St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition

April 28 – May 12, Mitchell Gallery

This annual exhibition offers members of the St. John’s College community an opportunity to explore the visual arts.  The result, a diverse collection of ceramics, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, textiles, and photographs, elegantly represents the artistic talent of the community.


St. John’s Community Art Exhibition – Opening Reception

Sunday, April 28, Mitchell Gallery, 3-5pm

Celebrate the opening of the “Community Art Exhibition” with the artists


Midshipmen Classical Recital

Sunday, April 28, USNA Main Chapel, 3:30pm

The Brigade of Midshipmen possesses a vast number of very talented instrumentalists. These midshipmen come from backgrounds of intense disciplined training since early childhood. For years, midshipmen have been active honing their instrumental skills and talents and have enjoyed performing on a variety of levels from recitals to the concert stage. These soloists and ensembles perform for a various events both on and off the Yard, ranging from chapel services and the Winter Musical to full concerts.


Four Rivers Garden Club Flower Mart

Tuesday, April 30, Hopkins Plaza, 8:30am on

There will be prized perennials and native plants from club members’ gardens, floral baskets fashioned by the club’s floral designers, herbs, cut flowers, colorful annuals, as well as homebaked breads and cookies. Also featured is a tag sale of garden ornaments, gardening books and cachepots, priced to sell. Club members will fashion May baskets from cut flowers and, for the first time, offer expert advice on flower arrangement for the novice gardener. Arranging workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. for fees of $25 to $35. Call 410.757.5867 to register. Flower mart proceeds support community gardening projects as well as local historic houses and gardens.


The Paca Family and Their Pleasure Garden

Tuesday, April 30, 186 Prince George Street, noon & 7pm

Today, the William Paca Garden is sometimes called “the coolest backyard in Annapolis.” During the 18th century it would have been referred to as a “pleasure garden.” Historic Annapolis’ Director of Horticulturist, Mollie Ridout, will illustrate how the Paca family would have enjoyed their private garden. $10 general public, $8 HA members, free to HA volunteers.


The Spirit of Sailing

Tuesday, April 30, City Dock, 5:15pm

National Sailing Hall of Fame and Pride of Baltimore II On Water Lecture Series presents “The Spirit of Sailing” by Gary Jobson. Gary Jobson is a former All-American collegiate sailor. He won the America’s Cup in 1977 as tactician for Ted Turner. As a broadcaster / producer (he is ESPN Sailing Analyst), lecturer and writer (he is editor at large for Sailing World and Cruising World magazines), he is the pre-eminent ambassador for sailing in the U.S. and is President of U.S. Sailing. The National Sailing Center & Hall of Fame (NSHOF) and Pride of Baltimore, Inc. have established a strategic partnership to provide students unique educational experiences focusing on both War of 1812 History, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as educational programs for the general public. Boarding for the lecture is at 5:15pm, the Pride will sail at 5:30pm.  $50 per person, light refreshments included.


Annapolis Democratic Central Committee Hearing for Alderman

Tuesday, April 30, Charles Carroll House, 7pm

The Annapolis Democratic Central Committee will meet to consider candidates interested in representing Ward One on the Annapolis City Council. The process was prompted by the resignation long-time alderman Dick Israel on April1. Because there are less than 15 months left in this term, an election will not be held. It is up to the Central Committee to select Mr. Israel’s successor, who will serve out the rest of the term. The Charles Carroll House is behind St. Mary’s Church. Parking is available behind St. Mary’s or in the Hillman garage.


Transit Service Public Hearing

Tuesday, April 30, Council Chambers, 7pm

The Transportation Board will hold two public hearings to consider transit service adjustments. The service adjustments include weekday Brown Route expansion, Saturday service changes and Circulator trolley service adjustments: The Brown Route will add one more bus weekdays to reduce headways from 45 minutes to about 30 minutes. The Saturday schedule will include changes on the Red, Green, Yellow and Brown routes. Current Saturday schedules will be replaced by a new Saturday Purple schedule with a frequency of about 45 minutes. It is also proposed that service on Saturdays will start at 7 a.m., rather than the current 5:30 a.m. start time. The Circulator will alter the start time to 8 a.m., everyday, rather than the current 6:30 a.m. start time. There is no change in service end times. For anyone not able to attend the public hearing, the Board offers the opportunity for interested parties to be heard through the submission of comments. Mailed comments should be directed to the Transportation Board, City of Annapolis Department of Transportation, 308 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. E-mails should be sent to and callers should dial 410- 263-7964. The comment period ends May 14, 2013.


May Day

Wednesday, May 1


May Day Baskets

Wednesday, May 1

Downtown Annapolis

Annapolis bursts into full bloom on the 1st of May with its annual May Basket Competition. This event, now in it’s 57th year, is conducted by the Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne. Residents and businesses in the Historic District and parts of Murray Hill are encouraged to decorate their doors with baskets of fresh flowers. May Day flyers are distributed to homes and businesses in the qualifying neighborhoods. On May Day, garden club judges are out at 10am selecting blue ribbon winners and rewarding children’s efforts with pink ribbons. Adult winners are invited to a special May Day tea, hosted by garden club members on May 3rd. Any questions, please contact Kathe Patterson 410-571-5101.




Pride of Baltimore at National Sailing Hall of Fame

April 10 – May 15, October 15-30, City Dock

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and Pride of Baltimore II in conjunction with the exhibition Seas, Lake & Bay; The Naval War of 1812, on display at the United States Naval Academy will be providing an educational experience for area middle school students. The students will tour the exhibition, tour the USNA and sail on the Pride of Baltimore II for a unique under sail education program. Four learning modules entitled “PRIDE on the Chesapeake; An Underway Education Adventure” have been developed to provide students with 1) the various viewpoints Maryland citizens had about the War of 1812 and its impact on them, 2) the roles of sailors who volunteered to serve aboard privateers, 3) the importance of watercraft in the settlement, development, and defense of the Chesapeake, and 4) the innovations that made Baltimore Privateers the premiere sailing ships of the age. For information contact:  Lee Tawney 410-295-3022


Anima Mundi

April 12 – June 9, Maryland Hall Chaney Gallery

More than 20 works in clay, marble and bronze by sculptor Claire McArdle. Her style has been influenced by classical figures and the soul that speaks within tribal art, but her figures emerge from her own personal mythology and archetypes. Her energy for exploring these mysteries and an insatiable passion for working in stone, clay, and bronze, combine to create forms with harmonious balance and an ethereal quality. “Ten years ago I moved my studio out West to a working ranch. This collection of work has grown out of that period. It reflects the revitalized relationship I have with the land and the animals, and also my deepened awareness of the natural cycles of life and death. Marble, travertine, bronze, and terra cotta are the media through which I represent visions from my subconscious mind and dreams. These sculptures represent symbols from deep within my psyche and create a framework for my own personal mythology.” Her works are in private and public collections throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Japan.


The Price

April 12 – May 19, Bay Theatre

This brilliant, powerful and deeply moving play by Arthur Miller examines with compassion, humor and insight, in the relationship of two long-estranged brothers. After sixteen years, the brothers, one a policeman, the other a prominent surgeon, meet in the attic of the family residence, where the furniture is being disposed of. Through confrontation, memory, bitterness, and alienation, taut exciting and superbly dramatic scenes reveal the lives of this family in one of Miller’s most engrossing and entertaining plays.


Art on Paper

March 29 – April 28, Maryland Federation of Art

Maryland Federation of Art presents its Art on Paper national juried exhibition for works created on or made from paper. The exhibit features eighty one works by seventy eight artists were selected to exhibit works ranging from hand drawn prints to paper sculpture. The Juror, Katherine Blood made the selections from nearly 1,200 works by artists representing 40 states.



April 5-May 12, Compass Rose Theater

On a stage filled with books, wings and spelling bees, Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary weaves past and present to examine the relationship of three singular women: willfully eccentric Dorothea; her brilliant and estranged daughter, Artie; and Echo, Artie’s bright and sensitive daughter. Tragedy brings them together after years of separation, forcing them to look into their past for a key to their future. An intelligent and touching play. (Appropriate for ages 9 and up.) This is Compass Rose Theater’s first production in their new location at 49 Spa Road.  Welcome to Ward One!


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