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Christmas Candle update, Girls Night Out, Earth Day Festival...


Good morning, Annapolis. Happy Earth Day. We gotta treat it right because just like Tom Cruise’s face in Top Gun, it’s the only one we got.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Girls Night Out

  • Earth Day Festival

  • World Tai Chi Day

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Scoop’s Christmas Candle earns $3,650 for Annapolis Hope 🕯️

So it’s been a while since Christmas but we’re stoked to report the results of our second Christmas Candle fundraiser. We teamed up with Annapolis Candle again and brought in Wildberry Farm to feature their famous Vintage Christmas Market. The candles were beautiful and smelled even better.

Thanks to everyone who bought one, two, or even ten! Because of your generous purchases, we raised $3,650 for Annapolis Hope. I’m proud to say we are well on our way to raising $247,000 to keep the Mireles family in their home. But we still need your help. To learn more and how we need help, visit annapolishope.com.


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Meet the woman who’s worked for the City of Annapolis for almost half a century

Maria Brown, the longest-serving City of Annapolis employee, didn’t even know she was until recently. She was just diligently doing her job. Initially planning a career in early childhood education, she began working for the city in 1979 as secretary to former Mayor John Apostol. Today, she serves as assistant to planning director Christopher Jakubiak and supervises administrative staff. You can learn more about Maria in this excellent profile Megan Loock wrote for the Capital. ($)

Chromebook Giveaway 🧑‍💻

ICYMI, AACPS students will keep their school-issued Chromebooks at school and use personal devices for homework this fall. Students who need an at-home Chromebook can still get one from AACPS. But it’s no longer the default. Libraries to the rescue! AACPL is running a Chromebook giveaway for low-income families and there’s a giveaway event on Tuesday at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck library. Check if you’re eligible and register here.

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Happy Earth Day, Annapolis! At Season to Season, everyday is Earth Day! As temperatures rise, pools sparkle, and boats grace the water, don't overlook your outdoor spaces. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your pool deck, boat dock, or porch is as vibrant as the season itself.

Our unique creations, sourced with plants and flowers you won't find at your local flower mart, promise to make your home extra special. From spring blooms to summer splendor, we guarantee joy and freshness all season long.

Reach out today to make your outdoor areas the talk of the town and follow us on Instagram for daily plant inspo!

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Coming Up This Week

Ever notice how spring is one of those times of the year when there’s so much happening? Yeah, we love it (and are tired just thinking about it) too! Here’s what you can look forward to this week:

Teen Night at Pip Moyer Center
13 to 18-year-olds can head to the Pip Moyer Center for a safe evening of DJ dance partying, mini-golfing, e-gaming, sports, food, and much more on Friday from 7–11 PM — 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Annapolis Book Lovers Expo
Calling all bookworms! Stop by the Annapolis Book Lovers Expo to connect with 40 amazing authors, get some books signed, and enjoy storytime for kids. Festivities go 2–6 PM Saturday at the Pip Moyer Center — 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, MD 21403.

Annapolis Book Festival
Call all bookworms (again)! There’s another bookish event in Annapolis this weekend, and we’re proud to say we’re one of the sponsors. It’s the 21st year of the Annapolis Book Festival! Come join nationally renowned and local authors as they discuss their books and the power of the written word on Saturday from 10 AM–5 PM at the Key School — 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403.

IKEA Ribbon Cutting
If you’re in the market for a little spring redecorating, here’s your chance: IKEA just opened a miniature store in the Annapolis Harbour Center. Celebrate its opening with a ribbon cutting and grand opening Wednesday from 11 AM–2 PM. The first 10 customers get a $50 gift card. The first 50 IKEA Family members get a $25 gift card. And the first 100 IKEA Family members get a free Frakta bag — 2512 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Musical Monday

World Artists Experiences presents Natalia Arroyo Ensemble
Violinist and composer Natalia Arroyo directs this ensemble performing traditional music from northern Mexico worldwide on Sunday at 2:30 PM at Woods Church — 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park, MD 21146.

Chesapeake Jazz Festival
The area’s premier jazz festival comprises four days (Saturday ➡️ Tuesday) of performances at venues all around town. See the schedule of venues and performance times here.

What’s GNO? Your new favorite abbreviation

It’s Girls Night Out. Homestead Gardens is getting in on the lingo with their Annual Spring GNO party on Wednesday from 5–8 PM. Bring your gal pals (or men who are very confident in their masculinity) to Homestead Gardens Davidsonville for a night of sipping, shopping, and sampling. Not only is GNO free, attendees get 25% off purchases. 🌷🪴

World Tai Chi Day 🥋🌏

DYK Tai Chi is believed to boost the immune system, slow the aging process, and relieve stress? According to Harvard Med School, it’s one of the 5 best exercises. Good thing World Tai Chi Day is this Saturday (4/27). People around the world will celebrate at different times, moving in a wave around the earth. Join the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi from 10–11 AM at the Severna Park Community Center. They’ll offer demos of Tai Chi and Qigong (another form of Chinese exercise) and mini-workshops, all held outside under the trees. Open to all ages and fitness levels. Learn more.

22nd Annual Earth Day Festival 🌎 ♻️

Keep the green vibes rolling with the Good Neighbors Group’s 22nd Annual Earth Day Festival this Saturday (4/27) from 10 AM–2 PM. Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company (161 Ritchie Hwy in Severna Park) is hosting again. Attendees will meet environmental and animal welfare orgs, as well as physical and mental wellness providers. There’s also a native plant sale and upcycled goods for sale. And if you need less stuff, not more, in your house, they’re accepting lots of tough to get rid of stuff for re-homing or responsible disposal.

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.



64 🌡️ 46 | ☀️ | 0% | 💨 N 8 mph (7 knots)


66 🌡️ 57 | 🌤️ | 4% | 💨 S 14 mph (12 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 59ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Carly Winter | 7–9 PM


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | Nate Finn | 6–9 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM

Upcoming games & matches

Baseball (24-16)
4/23 @ Mount St. Mary's | 3 PM

Baseball (24-16)
4/20 vs. Lehigh | W 12-2
4/20 vs. Lehigh | W 10-4
4/21 vs. Lehigh | W 4-2

Women's Golf
4/19-21 @ Patriot League Championship | 1st out of 6 teams

Women's Lacrosse (13-3)
4/20 @ Lafayette | W 17-5

Men's Lacrosse (7-6)
4/19 vs. Loyola | L 12-10

Men's Heavyweight Rowing
4/20 @ Cornell & Syracuse | 2nd of 3 teams

Men's Lightweight Rowing
4/20 vs. Harvard & Delaware | L 5:50.6-5:41.0

Women's Rugby (2-5-1)
Frostburg 7s
4/21 vs. Mount St. Mary's | L 34-7 | #2 team
4/21 vs. Mount St. Mary's | W 40-0 | #1 team
4/21 vs. Florida State | L 22-12 | #3 team
4/21 vs. Penn State | L 43-12 | #2 team
4/21 vs. West Chester | L 17-10 | #3 team
4/21 vs. West Chester | W 17-12 | #1 team

Men's Rugby (17-1)
4/20 vs. #2 Life | W 27-17

Women's Tennis (24-6)
4/19 vs. Bucknell | W 4-0
4/20 @ Patriot League Semifinals | W 4-3
4/21 @ Patriot League Championship | W 4-3

Men's Tennis (26-14)
4/20 vs. Army | W 4-1

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