🍦Lights, Camera, and 2 days 'til Action

AAPI Fest, Urbano is hiring, GOAT golf coach retiring...


Good morning, Annapolis. Thank you to Scoop reader Lyn McDermott for helpfully pointing out last week that “Niagra Falls” is actually spelled Niagara Falls. I didn’t forget to type the “a.” I just really thought it was spelled that way. – RS

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • AAPI Fest 🇯🇵 🇰🇷 🇻🇳 🇹🇼 🇵🇭 🇹🇭

  • Urbano hiring fair

  • 🐐 golf coach retiring

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

P.S. Happy belated birthday to Maddie and happy birthday to Abby Albright! 🎂


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Key Bridge cleanup begins 🔑 🌉

Demolition crews began cutting pieces of the Key Bridge on Saturday. Two barges with a 650-ton crane and a 330-ton crane respectively will work with a 230-ton crane on shore to clear the wreckage. The Captain of the Port is preparing to establish a temporary channel for “commercially essential” vessels. It will have a controlling depth of 11 feet, 264 feet of horizontal clearance, and 96 feet of vertical clearance.

Navy’s Pat Owen retiring 🏌️‍♂️

Pat Owen is the GOAT of USNA golf. 🐐 He joined in 1988 as a men’s assistant coach. Just 3 years later, he assumed men’s and women’s head coaching duties and oversight of the Naval Academy Golf Club (NAGA). He retired from coaching in 2022 but continued to serve as golf director and lead the NAGA. Pat will retire entirely on June 1.

🏆 Pat earned Patriot League Coach of the Year honors nine times and NCAA District II Coach of the Year in 1996. My only question is what does a golf coach look forward to when he retires? Guessing it’s not more golf.

Last call for croquet tix!

If you haven’t claimed your tickets for the 40th annual Annapolis Cup on April 13, don’t wait! Organizers anticipate a turnout of about 4,000, and limited tickets are available. This mainstay of Annapolis culture, when St. John’s and USNA face off in a fearsome but friendly croquet match, is always a good time for all. Claim tickets.

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BD Provisions Celebrates ☝️ Year

Hey, bulk shoppers! Put Saturday (4/6) on your calendar for BD Provisions’ first anniversary party. Surviving your first year in business is no easy feat. The zero-waste-store has lots in well . . . store! For starters, specials all day long. A caricaturist is coming to draw customers too. Per(c) usual for a Saturday, they’ll roast coffee on site. ☕️ 844 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD.

Join the Urbano team

Want to be an all-star at Urbano, the much-anticipated Mexican restaurant coming to Annapolis Town Center? They have job fairs on April 3 and 6 for all positions. The fairs will run 2–7 PM on 4/3 and 10 AM–6 PM on 4/6. Send your resume to [email protected] whether you’ll be there 4/3 or 4/6 or can’t make either one. 1915 Towne Centre Blvd, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Eater DC features SOB 🦪

We’re suckers for stories with happy endings, so we’re loving that Sailor Oyster Bar is back open after a nearly 2-year closure because of an accidental fire. Turns out we aren’t the only ones. Eater DC dropped by and wrote an awesome feature on Sailor’s new digs. If you haven’t tried the new SOB yet, this is a sign. Read the full feature.

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Yoga for little yogis with Ashley Raico-Bisesi

Let your little ones embark on a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, and FUN! Through playful poses, creative movements, and calming breathwork, they’ll explore the magic of yoga.

The Little Yogis class takes place on Mondays from 4–4:45 PM, at the Annapolis studio for 4 more weeks of giggles, stretches, and zen moments. No prior yoga experience required – just an open heart and a sprinkle of imagination.

Limited spots available! Reserve your child's space on the Yoga Factory app. (Please make sure you are registering the child under their own name, not the adult). 


Let’s go to the movies 🎥 🎬

One of Annapolis’ most magical weekends is Lights, Camera, and 2 days from Action. The 12th annual Annapolis Film Festival is this Thursday (4/4) through Sunday (4/7) at venues all over town. Whether you’re a filmmaker, movie buff, or casual fan, there’s something for everyone. For starters, intimate coffee talks with filmmakers, glamorous parties, and short films you can’t see in theaters. The opening film, Thelma, features a 93-year-old who falls victim to a phone scammer and embarks on a spirited quest to reclaim what’s hers. Find out how to go.

AAPI Fest 🇯🇵 🇰🇷 🇻🇳 🇹🇼 🇵🇭 🇹🇭

We’re pretty proud to be Annapolitan, but we’re exploring cultures like we’re Anthony Bourdain this weekend. You too can experience Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures at the AAPI Festival on Sunday, April 7. From 11:30 AM–6 PM, the Anne Arundel Fair Grounds will bustle with food, music, live entertainment, and vendors reflecting the culture of Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Thailand. 1450 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD 21032.

MIAA Game of the Week 🥍

Lax rats, rejoice! The Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is hosting a Game of the Week leading up to its May playoffs. Six competitive match-ups between all eleven A conference schools are scheduled. Obviously, our top pick is St. Mary’s vs. Loyola on April 16 ⚜️

Game of the Week will be streamed on MIAAChampionships.com, YouTube, LacrosseTV, FTF (For The Fan), and WBAL Very Local.

P.S. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will host the semifinal & championship games on May 14 and 17. ⚓️ 🥍

Theater Talk Tuesday 🎭

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Compass Rose Theatre
An eclectic assortment of kids (and some audience members) vie for the title of spelling bee champ in this Tony-winning comedic musical through April 28 – 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

AUDITIONS: Alice in Wonderland
Compass Rose Theater has auditions for its youth production (ages 8–17) of Alice in Wonderland on April 13 (11 AM–2 PM) and April 17 (5–8 PM). All roles are open and unpaid. Auditionees must book times in advance. The show runs weekends July 19–28. Auditions and performances are at Maryland Hall — 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

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⚖️ Board of Education meeting

On the agenda for Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting:

  • Social-emotional learning

  • Chromebook reconciliation program

  • See full agenda

Use this hub to submit testimony or watch online. The meeting is at 10 AM at the Parham Building — 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. You can attend in-person or watch online.

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54 🌡️ 49 | 🌧️ | 75% | 💨 E 10 mph (9 knots)


59 🌡️ 42 | ⛈️ | 91% | 💨 E 13 mph (11 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 51ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
The Point | Skribe | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Slaughter Beach, Dog (solo) w/ Erin Rae | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM


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 | Nate Finn | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Troll Tribe | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Suzy and Bill | 6–9 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Joshua Radin w/ Maddie Poppe | 8 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Joel Brandon | 9 PM

Upcoming games & matches

Baseball (17-11)
4/3 @ UMBC | 6 PM

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