🍦No sophomore slump here

Annapolis Arts Week, Work zone fines increase, Rock the Dock


Good morning, Annapolis. This is Naptown Scoop, where we scoop the mint chocolate chip, rocky road, and Neopolitan news of Annapolis all weekend long and summarize it here on Monday morning so you don’t have to.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Annapolis Arts Week

  • Work zone fines increase

  • Rock the Dock

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


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Annapolis Blues get the win and a new attendance record in home opener

Photo: Kimmy Stevenson

What’s a sophomore slump? Don’t ask the Annapolis Blues. They’ve got no idea. Their second season is going swimmingly – no losses in the first 4 matches, more goals per match than any other team, and during Saturday’s 6–2 win, they obliterated their own NPSL regular season attendance record of 8,368 with 11,171 fans.

Your next chance to see the Blues is this Friday against the Alexandria Rough Diamonds at 7 PM. Last time the Blues played the Rough Diamonds, it was pretty rough. . . for the Rough Diamonds. Our Blues won 12–0. Tickets start at $8!

PSA: Work zone fines are now $80

The streets can be pretty dangerous, especially for highway workers. If that’s not incentive enough to slow down while driving through work zones, here’s another — speed camera fines have doubled from $40 to $80 as of June 1. There will also be more speed cameras in larger work zones.

Fines will go up again in January 2025, with a tiered system where fines are assessed based on how far over the limit you are. Stay safe out there, folks.

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This is what 11,171 Blues fans looks like

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Congrats Grads 🎓

Picture this: your brand new smile has been completed just in time for you to walk down that graduation aisle. And your smile looks ^that good!

At Annapolis Orthodontics, we know that your smile is so important for those big life moments. That’s why we do what we do, to help you get where you want to be.

A huge congratulations to those who just graduated! And if your smile isn’t everything you dreamed it to be, give us a call. We’d love to partner with you on your ortho journey!


Webinar to Help Small Businesses 💰

Do you own a small business? The Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs has an upcoming webinar to explore the broad range of resources available. It’s June 14 at 10 AM. Register here.


Coming Up This Week

Summer is in full swing and we have a busy week ahead of us. Mark your calendar for these events and get out to enjoy yourself:

🎸 Tunesday Floating Concert Series with Capital SUP and Chronic Sailing on Tuesday 6:45–8:30 PM. Enjoy live music while paddling around on the water. This week Skribe will perform.

💕 Bash for our Besties to benefit the Annapolis YWCA on Thursday from 5–8 PM at the Charles Carroll House. Come for the music, cocktails, food, and fire pit.

⛳️ Friends of the Light House’s 21st annual Golf Tournament is Thursday with a shotgun start at 9 AM at Renditions Golf Course. Compete as an individual or a foursome.

🦀 Rock the Dock 2024 is Thursday 6–10 PM at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, and proceeds benefit Pretty Girl Academy, a nonprofit mentoring program for girls in grades 6-12. Your Rock the Dock ticket is all-inclusive of beer, wine, a crush bar, all-you-can-eat BBQ, and live music by Loose Ties.

🥗 Dinner Under the Stars is Wednesday and Saturday 6–10 PM, when you can dine outside along historic West Street and enjoy specialized menus from participating restaurants. This week’s musical acts are Guava Jelly and Billy Lee on Wednesday and the Bayside Big Band and Ballet Theatre of Maryland on Saturday.

👗 Fashion for a Cause is Friday 6–9:30 PM at the Fluegel Navy Alumni Center, bringing together local community models to display fashion from area stores, all to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake.

Annapolis Art Week is here 🎨

When your city has 20 art galleries within walking distance of one another, you know art is a big deal. So it just makes sense that Annapolis Arts Week has been a steady tradition for 7 years now. The week-long celebration offers something for art lovers of all ages and tastes. Here’s what’s happening:

  • Visit The Hub at Lightbox Studios today through Friday for info, swag, networking, kid-friendly activities, and much more. Get times and info here209 West St, Suite 101, Annapolis, MD

  • Paint Annapolis brings together professional artists from all over the country to participate in a plein air painting competition at spots throughout the city. Plein air, from the French “in the open air,” refers to the practice of painting outside. As you walk through Annapolis, you’ll see dozens of artists working day and night to paint the city’s sights. Paint Annapolis runs now through Sunday.

  • Art on the Avenue takes place Thursday from 4–7 PM along Maryland Avenue. Stop by to see paintings, hear music, and take part in festive celebrations.

    🗓 Get a full schedule of all the Art Week activities happening at various galleries throughout the city here.

Musical Monday 🎶

Catch these two concerts this week at Live Arts Maryland’s studio at Westfield Annapolis Mall:

  • Opera Night with Emily Casey, Jason Kakuk, and Joy Schreier on Friday at 7:30 PM features arias, duets, and art songs by the world’s most beloved composers. Dinner is at 6:30 PM.

  • Put on a Happy Face with Julie Kurzava and Diane Kinsley on Saturday at 8 PM. This program will lift your spirits with great music, old and new, by artists like Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Bob Dylan.

Maryland Writers' Association Virtual Talk ✍️

Calling my fellow writers! Join me (Scoop writer Lauren here, hi! 👋) on June 5 at 7 PM for a virtual Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) talk called “Query Mastery: Crafting the Perfect Pitch.” I’ll share query letter writing tips and advice to help battle the slush pile.

The MWA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and connecting local writers. The Annapolis Chapter meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7 PM and the first meeting is free to non-members. Register for the Zoom here and learn more about MWA memberships here. —LBM

AACPL Pride Month offerings 🏳️‍🌈 📚 🎨 🎥 🏳️‍🌈

Pride month kicked off this past Saturday. And Anne Arundel County Public Library has no shortage of events for all ages to celebrate — even beyond the month of June. We’re talking trivia, art nights, rainbow storytime, a pride family social, movie nights, and more! Check the schedule to see the locations and times.

Nothing in this section is sponsored. They're just the things you need to know. I'll always let you know when something's sponsored.


Rock the Dock 2024

Join us for Rock the Dock, benefiting Pretty Girl Academy, on June 6th! Enjoy an all-inclusive night with beer, wine, a crush bar, BBQ, live music by Loose Ties, raffles, and a silent auction. Support girls in Anne Arundel County while having a blast at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Get your tickets now for an unforgettable evening!*

Your only chance to see these gardens

Unless you know every downtown Annapolis homeowner, it's impossible to know what's behind every gate and down every alley. Spoiler alert: Spectacular gardens! The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour gives you access to a variety of beautiful gardens. Want the unique chance to peek behind these walls, get tickets today. The self-guided tour runs from 12–5 PM June 8-9.*

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81 🌡️ 70 | ⛅ | 22% | 💨 SSE 7 mph (6 knots)


80 🌡️ 68 | ⛅ | 10% | 💨 ESE 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 71ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Gary Wright, Leah Weiss & Skribe | 7:30–10:30 PM
Brian Boru | PJ and Neal | 6–9 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Apex Commercial Band & Side Projects | 7:30 PM | Tickets


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Pirates Cove | Callum | 6–9 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Dave Mason's | 7:30 PM | Tickets


2024 Navy Football Schedule 🏈 ⚓️

Sure, we’re all in summer mode. But let’s not forget Navy Football will be here in no time. Here are some key dates to get on the calendar now. Asterisks indicate nationally televised games. See the full schedule here.

  • August 31: Navy’s home opener vs. Bucknell at noon

  • September 7: Temple at Navy at 3:30 PM*

  • September 21: Memphis at Navy at 3:30 PM

  • October 5: Navy at Air Force at noon ET*

  • October 19: Charlotte at Navy at 3:30 PM (Homecoming)

  • October 26: Navy vs. Notre Dame at noon (MetLife Stadium)*

  • November 16: Tulane at Navy at noon*

  • November 29: Navy at East Carolina

  • December 14: Army vs. Navy at 3 PM (Landover, MD)* – GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY! 💙💛

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