🍦Scoop's guide to local Easter Egg Hunts

Paca Garden reopens, Maryland Day, Army/Navy doubleheader...


Good morning, Annapolis. Not gonna lie. . . this is a long Scoop but it’s chock full of great info. So let’s dive right in.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan Sneddon

Where can we hunt Easter Eggs? 🐣

Easter’s still a wee bit away but why not start the fun early? Our resident expert mom, Lauren Burke Meyer, compiled all the Easter egg hunts she could find and some are this weekend! Can’t find one you like? Host your own! You can snag 600 plastic eggs for $40 on Amazon. Then you can fill them with the #1 holiday candy of all time. . . Cadbury Mini Eggs.

P.S. That’s an AI-generated image if you couldn’t tell. What do you think?

A break from Crabcakes and Football

Thanks to the fantastic rom-com Wedding Crashers, everyone knows Crabcakes and Football is what Maryland does. We, however, would like to propose a temporary alternative.

March Madness and Choptank.

Even though UMD’s men didn’t make the tournament, the women did. They face #7 seed Iowa State tonight. And we know just where to watch.

The Choptank has big, HD TVs visible from every bar seat in the house – upstairs or down. And they just released an exciting spring menu featuring:

  • Seafood Pasta with Shrimp

  • Scallop Ceviche

  • Sea Bream

  • And much more (including non-seafood)

Grab a barstool to enjoy Maryland’s famous seafood and the best basketball of the year. Didn’t make a bracket? Make a reservation for a table. With 20 draft beers, craft cocktails, and delicious food, The Choptank is our go-to spot for catching games, date night, or classy yet casual meals.


Revisiting this week’s biggest stories 🔍

🚓 Major accident on Route 50. A two-car accident with serious injuries requiring multiple Helivacs closed Route 50 for several hours Wednesday.

🧑‍🚒 Traffic maintenance building fire. An overnight fire caused almost $6 million in damage to the county traffic maintenance building.

🐴 Holly Beach Farm. MD Public Works approved the transfer of Holly Beach Farm from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to DNR.

Top clicks of the week 🏆

Heads up, trail walkers

The B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are this Sunday on you guessed it. . . the B&A Trail. It won’t be closed, we just thought you should know it might be a little crowded between 7 AM and 1:15 PM. Both races start and finish in the Severna Park High School bus lot.

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New places to try around town

ICYMI: There are lots of new restaurants, bars, and eateries around Annapolis. Why not expand your horizons this weekend? You might just find a new favorite spot.

🦪 Sailor Oyster Bar — freshly reopened after an extended closure. PSA: It’s not just oysters.
🍹 Ponche Tiki Bar — a new tiki bar overlooking city dock
🍺 Chessie’s Wharf — Eastern-shore born RAR’s first foray into Annapolis. And hopefully not last.
🍽️ InGrano West Annapolis — the popular bistro-bakery opened a full-service restaurant
🐐 The Goat — the kind of place you become cooler just by walking through the door
🦁 Leo — it’s their first anniversary this week. Congrats on one year to Brian, Hilarey, and the whole crew

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.

Annapolis’ Newest (and nicest and most convenient) Apartments

Doesn’t that look fantastic? That’s an apartment at Aventon Annapolis right off Riva Road. It’s just minutes from shopping and dining at Annapolis Town Center and less than 1,000 feet from the ramp to Route 50 and I-97. So whether you’re commuting or staying local, no location is more convenient.

All 250 pet-friendly apartments are brand new with high-end finishes and thoughtful details. Amenities include a saltwater pool, al fresco dining with community grills, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and too many more to name. They are even offering 1 month rent free!

Aventon is setting a new standard of apartment living in Annapolis. Schedule a tour today and move in tomorrow!


Rain, rain, go away ☔️

Here are some more inside activities to keep you busy:

🛍️ It’s HERE. a pop-up shop’s final weekend. Shop a great selection of local artisans and artists (and Naptown Scoop gear) on Friday & Saturday from 10 AM–6 PM and Sunday from 11 AM–6 PM. 1910 Towne Centre Blvd, Suite 120

🎨 Shop Local by Design’s Artisans Market for unique gifts and home décor crafted by local artisans. Open Friday from 10 AM–7 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 10 AM–5 PM. 1818 Margaret Ave or 1805 C&D Virginia St.

🎂 If you thought your friend partied hard for their 21st, wait till you see what Maryland has in store for its 390th!

🎸 Check out our live music calendar for some indoor tunes.

🥍 For those with proper foulies, there are two Navy lax games this weekend. The women play Saturday at noon - no tickets required. The men play at 3 PM. Men's tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students & senior citizens.

Maryland Day 🎂

It’s our beloved state’s birthday on Monday. ☔️ Rain’s in the forecast Saturday (3/23) so we picked our favorite indoor events for you. However, there are oodles more.

🌼 Make a state flower craft and plant your own Black-Eyed Susan. Check out a Black-Eyed Susan book award nominee too. Saturday at Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, 2550 Annapolis Mall Rd in Annapolis. This one’s free!

📜 The Charles Carroll House will be open for guided and self-guided tours on Saturday from 12–4 PM. 107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

👧👦 The Chesapeake Children’s Museum is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM–4 PM. Enjoy playrooms involving nature, art, and theater. There’s also a 5-acre park with a self-guided tour of Native American plants as well as a musical playground and truck pit. Located at 25 Silopanna Road in Annapolis. Admission is just $1.

Short workweek for city employees

City of Annapolis offices are only open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week. Monday’s closure is for Maryland Day and Friday’s is for Good Friday. Here are some other changes (or not changes) you may want to know.

  • Trash, recycling, and yard waste pickup operate normally both days

  • Annapolis Transit operates a normal schedule on Monday and a Sunday schedule on Friday

  • The Pip Moyer Recreation Center has normal hours both days. The Stanton Center is closed both days.

County offices are closed Friday but not Monday. WMS facilities are closed Friday but collections will continue.

William Paca’s garden open for the season

Here’s a place you gotta see in downtown Annapolis: the William Paca House and Gardens. Lucky for you, it just reopened for the season. Guided tours of this historic property take place every half hour from:

  • 10 AM to 5 PM Monday–Thursday

  • 9 AM to 3 PM Fridays

  • 10 AM to 3 PM Saturday–Sunday.

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 Council Meeting

On the agenda for Tuesday’s (3/26) City Council Meeting:

  • Residency Requirement for Liquor Licensees Repeal

  • Filing of Grant Application with the Transit Administration

  • 2024 Annapolis Film Festival Fee Waiver

  • See full agenda.

The meeting is at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall – 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. The public is welcome to attend. Click here to submit testimony or watch online.

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54 🌡️ 48 | 🌤️ | 1% | 💨 ESE 12 mph (10 knots)


55 🌡️ 35 | 🌧️ | 100% | 💨 NE 17 mph (15 knots)


54 🌡️ 38 | 🌤️ | 8% | 💨 NNE 16 mph (14 knots)

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



49 West | Laura Brino & Jeanette Lynn | 7:30–10:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | DeadEye Stare | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Loose Cannons | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Timothy Bracken | 8 PM
Jalapeños | Tom Lagana | 7:30–10:30 PM
Killarney House | Ray Weaver | 8–11 PM
Market House | Suzy and Alex | 7–10 PM
Market Space | SVV - Acoustic Duo | 6–9 PM
Middleton Tavern | Velvet Horizon | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Music Room | 8–11 PM
Old Stein Inn | John Luskey | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Doug Segree | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Oleta Adams | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Aaron Hawkins | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Ryan Kozel | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Keith & Costner | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | b.en | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Sara and the Igniters | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Mr. VCR | 9:45 PM


49 West | John Jensen | 5–7 PM
49 West | Gage Rhodes, Hunter Harris & Sarah Larsen | 8–11 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Timmie Metz Band | 8 PM
Brian Boru | Ciaran Quinn | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Jamie Kaye | 8 PM
Dark Horse | Starbelly | 9 PM
Killarney House | Nicky Stacy | 8–11 PM
Market Space | John Bailey | 2–6 PM
Middleton Tavern | All You Need | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Moose Jaw | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Ray Weaver | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | The Young Dubliners | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Kieran Lally | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Michael K | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Love in Vein | 7 PM
Stan & Joe’s Riverside | PJ & Neal | 5–9 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Loop Of Boom |  9:45 PM


49 West | Jonathan Stone | 1–4 PM
49 West | Donato & Trio | 7–9 PM
Brian Boru | Big Brothers Porch | 4–7 PM
Dark Horse | Open Mic | 9 PM
Galway Bay | Bobby Seay | 4-8 PM
Killarney House | Madisun Bailey | 4–7 PM
Market Space | Tim Atkinson | 2–6 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Aaron Hawkins | 12–3 PM
Pirates Cove | Dave Tieff | 3–6 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Adrenalize | 1 PM | Tickets
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | West Street Revival | 7 PM


LISTEN: Army-Navy rivalry hits the diamond 🎙️

The Black Knights are heading to Annapolis this weekend for a doubleheader. And the Mids need a win like Sisyphus needs a back massage. They’ve lost 9 of the last 10 games against Army over the past 2 years. Navy athletics insiders Pete Medhurst and Bill Wagner cover that and more (spring football & inconsistent lacrosse) on the latest edition of the Anchors Aweigh Podcast – available wherever you listen to podcasts and WNAV 1430 AM every Saturday at 9 AM. Listen here.

Five Navy wrestlers are ready to rumble 🤼

Part of the Navy wrestling team is in Kansas City, MO this weekend for the 93rd NCAA Wrestling Championships. The five Mids representing Navy are Josh Koderhandt, Andrew Cerniglia, Danny Wask, David Key, and weighing in at a fearsome 285 pounds, Grady Griess.

Unfortunately, Cerniglia and Wask lost their opening bouts; Griess and Koderhant lost their second bouts. That leaves Key as the sole Navy wrestler still in the mix. Good luck, Key!

Helpful links:
🥊 Watch on ESPN+
🥊 Brackets and results

Past results

Women's Tennis (17-5)
3/21 vs. Loyola Maryland | W 6–1

Baseball (11-10)
3/23 vs. Army | Noon
3/23 vs. Army | 3 PM
3/24 vs Holy Cross | 1 PM
3/24 vs Holy Cross | 4 PM

Men's Gymnastics (3-1)
3/22–23 @ USAG Collegiate Champs

Women's Lacrosse (7-2)
3/23 vs. Boston University | 12 PM

Men's Lacrosse (4-4)
3/23 vs. Holy Cross | 3:30 PM

Men's Lightweight Rowing
3/23 vs. Princeton | 7:40 PM

Women's Rugby (2-5-1)
3/23 vs. Royal Military College of Canada
3/23 vs. Army

Men's Rugby (13-1)
3/23 vs. Penn State | Noon

Intercollegiate Sailing
3/23-24 @ Aaron Szambecki Team Race
3/23-24 @ Seahawk Women's Team Race

Women's Soccer (9-7-3)
3/23 @ Temple | 11 AM

Women's Tennis (16-5)
3/23 vs. Lehigh | 11 AM
3/24 vs. Bucknell | Noon

Men's Tennis (18-10)
3/24 vs. Boston U. | 9 AM
3/24 vs. Saint John's | 1:30 PM

Women's Track & Field
3/23 @ Penn Challenge | 11 AM

Men’s Track & Field
3/23 @ Penn Challenge | 11 AM

Wrestling (8-6)
3/22–23 @ NCAA Championship

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