🍦How's AACPS' graduation rate?

Frogman swim, don't DIY May Day, City Dock project in front of HPC...


Good morning, Annapolis. McDonald’s will sell Krispy Kreme donuts at all 13,500 US locations by the end of 2026. Good morning indeed 🍩

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Frogman Swim

  • Don’t DIY May Day

  • City Dock project & HPC

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy birthday to Anna Boehk and Kellie Sneddon! 🎂

Meet the stars at Westfield Annapolis 📸

Last December, My Life with the Walter Boys took the world by storm. Almost 50 million people watched on Netflix! And now, the Walter Boys are coming to Annapolis!

Noah LaLonde, also known for Criminal Minds and Deer Camp ‘86, and his co-star Ashby Gentry, also known for Are You Afraid of the Dark?, will be at Westfield Annapolis from 12:30 PM–3:00 PM on Saturday, April 20th.

Want to meet the stars before they start filming season 2? Grab some no-cost tickets! You must have a ticket to meet Noah and Ashby. But hurry! After how popular Chad Michael Murray’s meet and greet was, tickets are extremely limited.


AACPS graduation rate check in 🎓

We recently shared how AACPS’ Virtual Academy has had a 100% graduation rate since its inception. Let’s see where AACPS’ brick and mortar schools land for the Class of 2023:

  • 6 schools graduated 95% of students or better

  • 5 additional schools were over 90%

Despite unprecedented adversity – a global pandemic comes to mind – these top 11 schools are doing better now than before covid. Glen Burnie HS saw the biggest gain with 3.5%. The graduation rate for unhoused students jumped 6.6%, English Learners increased 3.7%, and economically disadvantaged students went up 3.25%.

Anne Arundel’s overall rate is 87.68% – nearly two full percentage points above Maryland’s average.

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Weekend Preview

Saturday 🐣
The free Heritage Easter Egg Hunt has games, crafts, cotton candy, and the Easter Bunny. Egg hunt times: kids under 4 at 11 AM; kids 4 and up at 11:30 AM. 1740 Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD, 21401.

The Hammond-Harmond Easter Egg Hunt offers story time at the historic museum, an egg hunt in the garden, and egg painting from 10–11:30 AM. $15 per child (ages 5 and up). Member price: $10 per child. Accompanying adults are free. Get tickets. 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401.

The Annapolis Friends Meeting House Eggstravaganza starts at 10 AM. Enjoy multiple egg hunts for different age groups, crafts, giveaways, games, and more. Tickets are $10. 351 Dubois Road in Annapolis, MD 21401.

See one more hunt at the bottom of our roundup! 🐣

Special Anne Arundel County Farmer’s Market. Open from 9 AM to noon. In addition to their regular vendors, meet the Easter bunny and enjoy egg hunts (0-8 year olds at 10 AM, 9-18 year olds at 10:30 AM). NOTE: There is no Farmer’s Market on Sunday because of Easter.

Happy Easter! ✝️

Pizza and Pints

No, not that kind of pint. In this case, we’re talking about a pint of blood – enough to save three lives. So if you’re willing to donate, stop by NEO Pizza today between 12–6 PM. The blood drive benefits Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center and there are still plenty of slots available.

Can’t make it? Save your blood. We’re hosting one for LHAAMC in May and it may include the other kind of pints.

Save the date: Annapolis Frogman Swim 🐸 🔱

We’re about a month out from the Annapolis Frogman Swim. It’s an open-water swim set for April 28, when participants will raise money and awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation. They’ll also be honoring fallen Navy grads who served as SEALs or Special Warfare Combatants. The inaugural event last year raised more than $46,000 for the foundation.

Opening festivities begin at 7:30 AM on April 28 with the first wave of swimmers setting out at 8:30 AM. You can still register to participate through March 31. Not up for a swim? Kayak escorts are still needed and they need general volunteers as well. To register, donate, or volunteer, click here.

Don’t DIY May Day 💐

May Day in Annapolis is so very whimsical. What’s May Day? Every May 1, homes and businesses place flower arrangements on their front doors for a basket competition. It can be a heap of work. But we have good news.

Four Rivers Garden Club has you covered with custom and ready-made May Day Baskets. You just have to come to their 79th Annual Flower Mart on April 28 from 10 AM–1:30 PM at Maryland Hall. They have a make-your-own-basket workshop too. Proceeds benefit community gardening projects of the Four Rivers Garden Club. Contact [email protected] for more info.

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.


HPC discussing City Dock improvements in public hearing

Annapolis’ Historic Preservation Commission is holding a virtual public hearing tonight that will include a Whiting-Turner Contracting Company representative who will speak about the proposed City Dock resiliency improvements. The meeting is at 7 PM. Click here to watch online. The public is welcome to submit written comments.

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51 🌡️ 41 | 🌧️ | 91% | 💨 NNW 12 mph (10 knots)


58 🌡️ 42 | ☀️ | 2% | 💨 WNWE 17 mph (14 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 48ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Jonathan Epley Experimental Guitar Trio | 8–11 PM
Brian Boru | Colby Sard | 6:30–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Open Mic Night | 7:30 PM
Dark Horse | Big Money Band | 8:30 PM
Killarney House | Loose Change | 6–9 PM
Market House | Aaron Hawkins | 7 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Dan Haas | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Of Good Nature | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Tavern | Troll Tribe | 4:30 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Vibe | Open Mic Night | 7–11 PM


49 West | The Blackeyed Susie’s | 8–10 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Danger Zone | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Mozaic | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Hyland Brothers | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Shelby Blondell | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Jim Wockenfuss | 5 PM
Coconut Joe's | Crashed Cords | 9 PM
Killarney House | John Luskey | 8–11 PM
Market Space | Hurricane Kevin | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Pretty Big Deal | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | The National Bohemians | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Pressing Strings | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Levi Stephens | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Eric Hutchinson Band | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Kristi Allen | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Aaron Hawkins | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | George Evans | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | Mike Heuer | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | JAWD Band | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Nate & Jim | 9:45 PM

LISTEN: Navy football spring camp 🎙️

On this week’s Anchors Aweigh Podcast, Navy Athletics insiders Bill Wagner and Pete Medhurst break down some key issues facing Navy football during spring practice. They interviewed head coach Brian Newberry and rising senior safety Rayuan Lane about a variety of topics involving the program and spring camp. Listen wherever you get your podcasts or on WNAV 1430 AM at 9:30 every Saturday morning.

Past results

Baseball (14-11)
3/27 vs. University of Maryland Eastern Shore | Postponed

Women's Lacrosse (8-3)
3/27 @ Saint Joseph's | L 14–13

Women's Golf
3/28 @ JEL Intercollegiate

Women's Soccer (9-7-3)
3/28 vs. Maryland | 7 PM

Women's Rugby (2-5-1)
3/28 vs. Chicago Lions | 4:20 PM
3/28 vs. Faith Family Rugby | 6:20 PM
3/28 vs. MacDowell Rugby | 6:20 PM

Men's Track & Field
3/28 @ Raleigh Relays

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