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Annapolis Arts Week, City Dock Meeting, Arts Council Grants

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Good morning, Annapolis. Don’t freak out, but 2 weeks from today will be the (AACPS) kids’ first official day of summer! When do they go back? August 26 or 27 (depending on the grade). That’s 75 days of pure summer fun.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Annapolis Arts Week 🎨 

  • City Dock Action Committee Meeting 📆 

  • Arts Council Grants available

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy belated birthday, Marsha White! 🍰 

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Arts Council Grants available 💰🎨

Got an art project idea but need the money to pull it off? There are still a few more days to apply for the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s Fall Mini Grant program. Eligible arts organizations can apply for dollar-to-dollar matching up to $2,500. Mini Grants support arts programming that will benefit an underserved audience or fill a community need.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on Friday (5/31). Get more info and apply here.

🤢 About that smell

Worried that something might be rotten in the City of Annapolis? You’re not alone. Community members near the Bert Jabin Yacht Yard, Ellen Moyer Nature Park, and Port Annapolis have complained about a rotten egg smell over the past few months. County officials have conducted an initial odor control monitoring at the Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility and announced a public meeting to share the findings on June 10 at 6:30 PM at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library — 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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The thing nobody tells you about traveling with pets

Are you planning an international trip with your pets any time soon? Did you know that most countries require a health certificate from a USDA accredited veterinarian? Many vets aren’t accredited because to be honest, it's a complicated process to complete the certificates and mistakes can mean your pet spends significant time in quarantine or is denied entry.

Dr. Bailey at Western Shore Veterinary Hospital is accredited and is an expert in navigating the required paperwork. It takes a few weeks (maybe even months) though. So if you’re planning to travel internationally with your pets, get in touch ASAP to start the process.

Western Shore Veterinary Hospital is conveniently located on Bestgate Road across from Westfield Annapolis. Safe travels!


The week ahead

There’s a lot to keep track of this week. Here’s a rundown to keep your schedules jam-packed with fun.


🏑 ⚽️ PlayAnnapolis Sports Fair: Learn about local youth rec and sport opportunities 5:30–6:30 PM. Free Kona Ice, raffles, and bike giveaway. RSVP. Boys and Girls Club Turf (121 South Villa Ave., Annapolis, MD)


💃 Moms in Motion: Looking for a super fun way to get your cardio in tomorrow, mom? Try this dance party class at 6:45 PM! Sign up. Susan Campbell Park at City Dock.


🎸 Let’s Go! Music Fest 2024: The 4th-annual homegrown festival and Scoop favorite runs May 31–June 2 with some really big names at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Get tickets (and don’t forget to use the code SCOOP for 10% off GA & GA+ tickets).


⚽️ 💙 Let’s kick it at the Annapolis Blues home opener, starting at 7 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets start at $8.

🇬🇷 Annapolis Greek Festival: Enjoy all things GREEK this Saturday and Sunday: food, music, pastries, and dancing from 11 AM–9 PM. Beer/Wine vendors too. Admission and parking are free. Byzantium Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Church (2747 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD)

🏳️‍🌈The Annapolis Pride Parade follows a different route this year. It starts at noon at City Dock and ends at Maryland Hall, where the Annapolis Pride Festival will follow. Annapolis-native, fashion designer, and former Project Runway competitor Christian Siriano is the grand marshal! Parking and road closures info.


🖼️ West Street fills with over 100 local artisan vendors at the First Sunday Arts Festival from 11 AM–5 PM. Get the scoop on the live entertainment planned.

What’s the Scoop on Annapolis Arts Week? 🎨

Annapolis Arts Week began as an inspiration by Paint Annapolis in 2017 as a week-long celebration of the arts; this year it’s June 1–7.

Many of you are familiar with the First Sunday Arts Festival – an outdoor artisan’s market on West Street. Especially since we literally just wrote about the one coming up on June 2. Here are a few other events to anticipate:

  • The Arts Hub Kick-Off Party is Friday (5/31) from 4:30–7:30 PM at the Annapolis Arts Hub pop up space (209 West Street). Expect music, interactive art stations, live art, and lite fare from local restaurants. RSVP here. 🧑‍🎨

  • The Hub during Annapolis Arts Week: Explore a lengthy list of events, workshops, and more during Annapolis Arts Month. Here’s the schedule. 🗓️

  • Art on the Avenue: Maryland Ave will close to traffic from 4–7:30 PM on June 6 for an evening of painting, music, and celebration. Paintings will be available for public viewing and purchase. 🖼️

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.


🗓 City Dock Action Committee Meeting

If you’re curious about the future of City Dock, be sure to attend the upcoming meeting on Thursday (5/30) at 5:30 PM in the tent between Latitude 38 and the Burtis House. The City Dock Action Committee will present the latest plans, including a redesign of the Maritime Welcome Center. This all comes as flooding has turned into a frequent problem in downtown Annapolis — the city is on pace to have 120 flood events this year, almost double its previous record of 65 in 2019!

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Rum Runners History & Tasting Cruise 🛥️

Step aboard the historic Skipjack Wilma Lee for an unforgettable sailing adventure! Join us on May 30th, for our Rum Runners of the Chesapeake Cruise, featuring Lyon Rum tastings and complimentary snacks. Then, on June 6th, experience the Bay with our exclusive Forward Brewing Tasting Cruise, offering four 6-8 ounce pours of local brews and a logo'd stainless steel tumbler to take home. Limited tickets are available for both; reserve your spot now! (Ages 21+ only).*

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74 🌡️ 61 | ⛈️ | 59% | 💨 NW 8 mph (7 knots)


74 🌡️ 59 | 🌤️ | 4% | 💨 NNW 12 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 74ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Ryan Kozel | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Aaron Hawkins | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Dave Tieff | 6–9 PM
The Point | Jordan | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Biondo Brothers | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Troll Tribe Duo | 9 PM


Brian Boru | Brendan Pelan | 6:30–9:30 PM
Killarney House | Suzy & Bill | 6–9 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | Kavoossi | 8–11 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Jordan Sokel | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Dan Haas | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Anders Osborne | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Victoria & Steve | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Federico | 5 PM


The Naval Academy Athletic Association recently announced its major athletic award winners. Here are the all-star Mids!

🌟 3-time USA Lacrosse All-American Jackson Bonitz won the NAAA Sword for Men, considered by the Association's Athletic Council to have excelled in men's athletics during varsity competition.

🌟 Track & field star Annie Taylor won the Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence Sword for Women for excelling in women's athletics during varsity competition. Annie is a 5-time Patriot League Champion and no stranger to first place for the following races: indoor pentathlon (2023, 2024), outdoor heptathlon (2023, 2024), and indoor distance medley relay (2022).

🌟 Tennis player Emily Tannenbaum won the Thompson Trophy Cup, awarded to the Mid (male or female) who has done the most to promote athletics at USNA. Emily’s perfect record helped Navy capture its first league title in program history!

🌟 Richie Trentalange from the men's swimming & diving team and McKenna Brophy of the women's cross country/track & field team won the Coaches' Calvert Awards. Recipients must exemplify outstanding qualities of athletic leadership, athletic loyalty, and acceptable academic efforts. Richie earned a 3.91 GPA, McKenna a 3.97!

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