🍦Let's Go! Music Fest starts tomorrow

AACPS mobile app, Fake text scam, Arundel Grown Guide listings


Good morning, Annapolis. We know you’re excited for the weekend, but remember what Bush says: "Breathe in, breathe out." Hang tight, it's almost Friday!

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • AACPS’ new mobile app

  • E-Z Pass scam

  • Get in the Arundel Grown Guide

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


Introducing the Ultimate Skin-Firming Duo: Sculptra + Sofwave!

Sofwave and Sculptra are the incredible, summer-safe treatment pair you’ve been looking for when it comes to lifting, tightening, and firming the skin- anywhere on the body!

Sculptra is an injectable “biostimuator” that helps restore facial volume and smooth out wrinkles and folds. It works by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Sculptra works gradually over several months, producing longer-lasting effects.

Sofwave is the newest, non-invasive, FDA-cleared skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. It’s designed to improve skin laxity, reduce wrinkles, and enhance overall skin texture and tightness.  

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we are offering a FREE vial of Sculptra (worth $900) with any Sofwave treatment at Current Dermatology! Call 410-384-3045 to book your complimentary treatment consult today!


AACPS launches new mobile app 📱

Phone trees are out, apps are in. As part of an effort to get important info out to parents quickly and more efficiently, AACPS launched a new app available through Google Play and Apple App Store. On the app, you can get a live feed of news, a calendar that syncs with your phone, and even customized communities for your child’s specific school. Learn more in this video from AACPS.

Fake text scam targets E-Z Pass users 🚘

Attorney General Anthony G. Brown is warning consumers of a new scam in which text messages claim to represent a road toll collection service and ask for unpaid toll money. Here’s an example of the scam text:

Maryland Toll Services: We've noticed an outstanding toll amount of $12.51 on your record. To avoid a late fee of $50.00, visit (scammers website) to settle your invoice.

Never pay or reveal personal info to anyone who contacts you through a text about a toll debt. Also, avoid clicking any links! Find details for filing a complaint if you receive a text like this, or learn what to do if you have paid money by mistake.

County Council votes down affordable housing 🏠

Proposed zoning for affordable housing got the no-go from the County Council last week after testimony from residents. The Region 4 plan would have increased the number of dwelling units per acre on certain properties, but residents pointed to the increased traffic and environmental effects. Region 4 covers Severna Park, Pasadena, Arnold, Cape St. Claire, Broadneck, and Gibson Island.

Although the council voted down the latest changes, it will continue looking at the Region 4 plan at its upcoming meeting on June 3. ($)

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Arundel Grown Guide seeks listings 🌱

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation is digging around for info on local agricultural businesses. If you grow or raise goods or offer farm services, get your biz listed in the virtual Arundel Grown Guide. It’s a directory of agricultural businesses where interested customers can find you and learn about what you do. Getting listed is free, and you can even include photos. Submit your listing here.

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Does Your School Empower Students to Be Changemakers?

Throughout the educational journey at St. Anne’s School, students are not only provided with opportunities to engage with local organizations, but they are actively encouraged to explore community issues, ask hard questions, and speak up. More than just community service, our students are engaged in curriculum-based service learning, and it culminates in the Eighth Grade year with the Beliefs in Action Capstone Project. This year, our Eighth Grade students chose to explore a wide range of topics from mental and physical health, to conservation and sustainability, to education and housing inequality. Students, teachers, staff, and family members watched as Eighth Grade students presented on issues that mattered most to them. Through this Capstone process, St. Anne’s School students learn about themselves and others as they explore essential questions and community issues. Education at St. Anne’s School is meaningful, values-driven, and empowers our students to be leaders in the community. Find out how your student can become a changemaker at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis.


Let’s Go! Music Fest starts tomorrow 🎶 🎸

We’ll always have a soft spot for the Let’s Go! Music Festival. The homegrown music fest is this weekend – May 31 to June 2 – rain or shine – at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.

Liz Rawlings and Chris Hartman, sibling co-founders of the festival, are excited to welcome the crowds back for the fourth year. Chris said, “Let's Go! Music Festival is all about bringing great music and great people together.” Liz notes, “Let’s Go! is our love letter to Annapolis. We pride ourselves on creating a backyard vibe where you can relax, bring your own chair, and feel at home while enjoying amazing performances, delicious food and drink, and everything that makes our community so special.”

Headliners to watch are Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Band Camino, The Revivalists, Daughtry, and Bush. Check out the full lineup!

Good news: Tickets are still available for all 3 days, but act fast because some ticket types are starting to sell out (like Friday GA+ Party Dock).

Weekend Preview

Nothing like a 4-day week to get us to the weekend faster! See what’s on tap.


💚 Scavenger Slime Night: Middle and high schoolers compete in a scavenger hunt through the Edgewater Library from 6–7 PM. There’s a slimy challenge at the end, plus prizes to take home! – 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD


🖼️ Local by Design’s Annapolis Artisans Market: Shop one-of-a-kind finds of furniture, art, home décor, jewelry, and apparel from 30+ local artisans on May 31–June 2. Open 10 AM–5 PM. Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks! –1818 Margaret Ave, Annapolis, MD

🏓 2024 Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament: Grab those paddles Friday (5/31) at noon and Saturday (6/1) at 8:30 AM for pickleball and good food, all while supporting the Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)Truxtun Park, 273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis, MD

🎸 Let’s Go! Music Fest 2024: Catch some big names in the music industry on May 31–June 2 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Use code SCOOP for 10% off GA and GA+ tickets!


👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family Festival: All are welcome for corn hole, ladder ball, relay races, games, music, food, and more! Starts at noon at the Severna Park Baptist Church. – 506 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD

🏳️‍🌈 Annapolis Pride Parade: Note: there’s a different route this year. It starts at noon at City Dock and ends at Maryland Hall, where the Annapolis Pride Festival will follow. Parking and road closures info.

⚽️ 💙 Annapolis Blues: The much-anticipated season ✌️ home opener kicks off at 7 PM at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets start at $8.


🖼️ 🎨 First Sunday Arts Festival: West Street fills with over 100 local artisan vendors for the perfect artistic day from 11 AM–5 PM.

🧑‍🎨 Paint Annapolis Dueling Brushes: Artists have 2 hours to finish an original painting from 9–11 AM. The exhibition of finished works is free and open to the public from 11 AM–2 PM at City Dock. Awards will be announced at 1 PM. Artists must register.

🎶 2024 Summer Concerts at City Dock: Spa Creek Swing Band/Annapolis Junction Big Band, who merged in August 2023, will perform from 6:30–8:30 PM at Susan Campbell Park at City Dock.

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Annapolis Blues Opening Day is THIS SATURDAY!

We’re so stoked. Saturday at 7 PM, our undefeated Annapolis Blues are back on the home pitch. They won their first 3 away matches. Now this Saturday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the Blues are taking on DMV Elite FC and we’re hoping for 10,000 fans to smash the NPSL attendance record. The weather looks fantastic and tickets start at just $8. Grab the family and we’ll see you there!*

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75 🌡️ 58 | 🌤️ | 6% | 💨 NNW 11 mph (10 knots)


76 🌡️ 60 | ☀️ | 0% | 💨 N 10 mph (9 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 73ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


Brian Boru | Brendan Pelan | 6:30–9:30 PM
Dark Horse | Bootleggers & Baptists | 8:30 PM
Killarney House | Suzy & Bill | 6–9 PM
Market House | Soren Mattson | 6–8 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | Kavoossi | 6–9 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


49 West | The High & Wides | 7–11 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Sidewalk Soul | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Mixed Business  | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Nikky Stacy Duo | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Hunter Rich | 8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Chuck Darden | 5–8 PM
Coconut Joe's | Son of Pirates | 9 PM
Great Frogs | Alexander Peters | 4:30–7:30 PM
Killarney House | Levi Stephens | 8–11 PM
Market Space | John Phillips | 7–10 PM
Metropolitan Rooftop | The Leftovers | 8–11 PM
Middleton Tavern | Loose Ties | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Kevin Pollock | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | Eddie Pasa | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Vicki Roberts Band | 7–10 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Super Trans AM | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Beatless Band | 9 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Aaron Hawkins | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Ryan Kozel | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Good Talk Russ | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | Crayfish | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | Michael K | 4-8 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Moon Cherry | 9:45 PM


10th Presidents’ Cup Win for Navy 🏆

Congrats to Navy sports for their latest Patriot League Presidents’ Cup! This honor goes to the institution with the highest cumulative sports point total for their Patriot League standings in sponsored men's and women's sports.

What’s more, this is the 10th consecutive win for Navy, the most in the cup history! Navy has the most Patriot League Titles in the past decade — 84 total, with a far second to Boston University with 38 and Army in third with 25.

Upcoming games & matches

Men's Heavyweight Rowing (0-1)
5/31 @ IRA National Championship

Men's Lightweight Rowing (2-4)
5/31 @ IRA National Championship

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