🍦Pickleball coming to Annapolis Town Center

Ask the Annapolis Blues anything, lax state championships, where to get fresh local veggies...


Good morning, Annapolis. Here’s a fun fact to impress your friends today. Blue Angels planes are modified for tricks – a smoke-oil tank instead of weapons and 40-pound springs on the control stick for precision movements. But they’re still part of the Navy’s fleet and can be combat ready on an aircraft carrier within 72 hours.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • Ask the Annapolis Blues anything

  • Lacrosse state championships

  • Where to get fresh, local veggies

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon


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Ask the Blues Anything

We know you already love the Annapolis Blues. And here is your opportunity to get to know them even better. To celebrate their June 1 home opener against DMV Elite FC, the Blues will take your questions and we’ll report back with their answers next week. Want to know about their practice routines, favorite drills, or Annapolis hangouts? Submit your questions here (just be sure to let us know who the question is for: players, coaches, management, etc.) Still need tickets to the June 1 game? Get your season tickets or single game tickets here.

AACPL Student Board Member Announced 📚

Severna Park High School rising senior Margot Argeles is one impressive young lady. The Anne Arundel County Public Library’s Board of Trustees has just appointed her its 2nd-ever student board member! With her help, the library and its board will get a student’s POV on library resources, programs, and materials. And  Margot will gain real-world experience serving on a governing body with full voting rights. The student trustee role isn’t Margot’s only position. She’s also an Anne Arundel County Youth Advisory Council member. Keep up the great work, Margot!

New Village Academy opening delayed

New Village Academy, a proposed charter high school operating under AACPS, was hoping to declare class in session this fall for 150 students at the Westfield Annapolis mall. But because of a possible sale, Westfield has frozen lease negotiations, causing the school’s governing board to delay opening until fall 2025. ($)

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How can we eat more veggies? 🥬 🍅

CSA, that’s how. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, as in community members pre-purchasing a share of a season’s harvest. Clagett Farm’s CSA is an easy way to get organic, farm-fresh, locally sourced vegetables. And by “fresh” they really mean it! Farmers harvest most produce the same day you receive it. Clagett Farm is owned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), so by joining this CSA, you’re also supporting CBF’s important work. There are 3 pickup locations: Clagett Farm, the Vineyards at Dodon), and CBF’s office in Annapolis. The CSA runs May to November with 26-week and 13-week options. Order here.

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Music Matters! The ASO Brings More Music, to More Places, for More People 🎵

For a small town, Annapolis has a world-class symphony orchestra. It just completed a massively successful season. And now, it’s time to look forward to another.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce Season 63.

Season 63 is about so much more than music. It commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. And it celebrates the 20-year tenure of Artistic Director José-Luis Novo and his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Season 63 is a testament to why Music Matters, including the ASO's commitment to expand access to the performing arts.

Subscriptions are available now and include great savings, guaranteed seats, and early access to special concerts. Click here to learn more.


What’s next for Commissioning Week?

It’s Tuesday — that means 4 days to graduation, and lots of Commissioning Week fun still to be had. Here’s a reminder of what’s going on around the Naval Academy:

  • Today is the Blue Angels rehearsal and tomorrow is the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration. Both are great opportunities to see the show starting around 2 PM. The Naval Academy Bridge (Rt. 450) closes today from 10:45 AM–1 PM and closes today and tomorrow from 1:45 PM til around 4 PM. The Severn River will be closed to boats and other watercraft from the bridge to Spa Creek during the same time.

  • Thursday is the Color Parade, USNA’s final formal parade of the year. It starts at 11 AM on Worden Field.

  • And the moment it’s all building up to: the Class of 2024 graduation ceremony at 10 AM Friday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Congrats, graduates!

🗒 Take note: All the details you need to know about Commissioning Week, including times, closures, and parking options, are in our Commissioning Week Guide.

🎥 Bonus: Thanks to Kim Muffer, a Scoop reader who loves the Blue Angels as much as we do, for letting us know about the new IMAX documentary The Blue Angels. The film documents a year in the life of the elite Flight Demonstration Squadron and features never-before-seen footage. Regal Waugh Chapel has showtimes today through Thursday (5/23). Find tickets here. Kim rates it “truly spectacular.” 👍👍

Theater Talk Tuesday

ASGT presents The Prom
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre (ASGT) opens its season this Thursday (5/23) with this hilarious musical romp about Broadway has-beens crashing a high school prom to save their careers. Reserve your tickets early since ASGT performances tend to sell out quickly! Find showtimes and tickets here.

Pickleball comes to Annapolis Town Center

Ask and you shall receive. Life Time Annapolis announced they are expanding their fitness center to include 11 pickleball courts. The expansion will take over the former Bed, Bath, and Beyond space which gives Life Time a total of about 90,000 square feet. That’s enough for the pickleball courts plus a few other amenities!

🥒 What’s the big dill with pickleball?

The “fastest-growing sport in the world” is living up to its name in Annapolis. Within the last year, two other pickleball facilities have opened in Annapolis.

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Rock the Dock 2024

Join us for Rock the Dock, benefiting Pretty Girl Academy, on June 6th! Enjoy an all-inclusive night with beer, wine, a crush bar, BBQ, live music by Loose Ties, raffles, and a silent auction. Support girls in Anne Arundel County while having a blast at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Get your tickets now for an unforgettable evening!*

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77 🌡️ 63 | ⛅ | 12% | 💨 S 9 mph (8 knots)


81 🌡️ 71 | 🌤️ | 11% | 💨 S 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 69ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication


49 West | Unified Jazz Ensemble | 7–9:30 PM
Brian Boru | b.en | 6–9 PM
The Point | Kavoossi | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Ruth Moody | 7:30 PM | Tickets


49 West | Dave Chappell and Friends | 5–7 PM
Brian Boru | Larry Lay | 6–9 PM
Dinner Under The Stars | Grove Spot Band and Show | 6–9 PM
Galway Bay | Irish Trad Music Session | 8 PM
Killarney House | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Shawn Owen | 6–9 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Mixed Business | 7–10 PM
Pirates Cove | Eddie Rogers | 6–9 PM
The Point | Aaron Hawkins | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Scott Kirby Band | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | George Jano | 9 PM


Broadneck girls lax wins 4A state semifinal 🥍

Momentum. That’s what the Broadneck girls lacrosse team had in their semifinal 16-8 win over Walt Whitman on Friday. The 1st quarter showed signs it might be a back-and-forth affair. But the Bruins’ 8-goal 2nd quarter break away proved otherwise. Broadneck junior attackers led the way: Sienna Miller with 5 goals and 2 assists; Cayman Holmes with 4 assists and 1 goal. Senior midfielder Lily Trout scored 4 goals, while senior attacker Olivia Orso had a hat trick. Broadneck is seeking its 4th straight state championship against Urbana on Thursday (5/23) at 6 PM at Stevenson University’s Mustang Stadium. ($)

Severna Park boys are one victory from 8th straight state title 🥍

Severna Park boys lacrosse may have a record of 16-1. But Saturday’s 10-7 win over Marriotts Ridge in the Class 3A state semifinal wasn’t pretty. Falcons Head Coach Bob Zichelli said, “Our offense was awful. The worst we’ve been all year.” The Falcons netted 5 goals in the 1st-half but turned the ball over 7 times. Even so, with 4 goals from Jack Fish, 2 from Nolan Grizzle, and 1 each from Landon Williams, Timmy Sullivan, Tucker Moran, and Ben Ruppert, the Falcons will compete for their 8th straight title against Towson at Stevenson University tonight at 6 PM. Good luck boys! ($)

Past Navy results

Baseball (28-23)
5/20 @ Army | Patriot League Tournament | L 3-0

Intercollegiate Sailing
5/20-22 @ ICSA Women's Fleet Race Championship

Men's Track & Field
5/22 @ NCAA East Preliminary

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