🍦When's our St. Patrick's Day parade?

Rise Up Severna Park, El Oso, weekend preview...


Good morning, Annapolis. There’s a secret message in today’s Scoop. Your hint? The letter 3 is the right (not left) key.

In today’s Naptown Scoop:

  • New Rise Up w/ drive-thru ☕️ 🚗 

  • What’s El Oso? 🌮 

  • Packed weekend preview 🔍️ 

Let’s get to it.

— Lauren Burke Meyer, Dylan Roche, & Ryan “Caesar Cipher“ Sneddon

🍀 What’s the deal with St. Patrick’s Day this year?

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the best events in town. If you haven’t been, this is our formal endorsement. It’s March 16–17. Here’s the full schedule courtesy of Annapolis’ favorite Irishman, John O’Leary.

Friday night is the sold-out Hooley. It sold out so fast even we don’t have tickets.

Saturday is Day 1 of Shamrock the Dock at City Dock. The Drinker and The Scholar kick things off on the main stage at noon sharp. Carbon Leaf closes it out with an 8 PM start. Several other performers like Spinphony and Timmie Metz are on the second stage.

On Sunday, the famous parade steps off from Amos Garrett Blvd at 1 PM and follows this route:

  • West Street ➡️ clockwise around Church Circle ➡️ Main Street ➡️ clockwise around Compromise Circle ➡️ Randall Street

  • Participants will march for about 2.5 hours.

Before the parade even starts, Poehemia kicks off Shamrock the Dock Day 2 at noon. At 5:15 PM, Dublin 5 will perform for the first time since last year’s parade; I’m not counting their performance at the Hooley cuz that’s sold out. At 7 PM, returning headliner Skerryvore will absolutely rock your green socks.

Shamrock the Dock is $30 per day for GA and $150 per day for VIP. The parade is free! The party starts in 22 days. Get all the information you need at stpatricksweekend.com 🍀


Last Call for Free Adolescent Skin Cancer Screenings

Current Dermatology is partnering with the amazing Claire Marie Foundation to offer free skin cancer screenings to adolescents and young adults on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9 AM–1 PM in our office at 810 Bestgate Road Annapolis, MD 21401.

Melanoma is the second most common cancer in adolescents and the most common cancer in young adults under 30. The mission of the Claire Marie Foundation is to raise clarity and hope in the fight against adolescent and young adult melanoma through awareness, education and prevention. Since 2016, the Claire Marie Foundation has partnered with dermatologists in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the U.S. to provide access to free skin screenings for adolescents and young adults ages 13–29. Our doctors are honored to be apart of this amazing initiative and spread awareness to our beloved community.

To schedule a screening with Dr. Molly or Dr. Megan, please call 410-384-3045. Registration is limited and required. Don’t wait! Spaces fill quickly.

For more information on the Claire Marie Foundation, please visit www.clairemariefoundation.org.


Edgewater’s getting more walkable

There’s a big problem with Route 214. It connects lots of neighborhoods, schools, and stores. . . but only if you’re on wheels. That’s changing though. The SHA is building a sidewalk along a half mile of 214 between Solomon’s Island Road and Mayo Road. The sidewalk will be ADA-compliant and will come with pedestrian signals, a crosswalk, and traffic signal at the 214-Mayo Road intersection. SHA expects the project to be done by 2025.

Volunteer opportunities

🌳 Get those green thumbs ready! Save Our Trees at Truxtun Park is back. Again. This time around it’s Saturday (2/24) from 9:45 AM to noon. Hurry – sign ups are filling up fast!

💡🏠 Want to get up close and personal with the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse? Docent training begins in April and they need some volunteers! Tours run twice a day on Saturdays from June to October. Email lighthouse manager John Potvin if interested.

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Spa Creek Sunrise 🌅 

📸 @fozzybeers | 📍Eastport Bridge

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Rise Up Coffee w/ drive-thru opens in Severna Park

It’s official. Rise Up’s 13th location is now open next to Homestead Gardens in Severna Park. It’s a huge space with plenty of room to spread out. If you want to make Rise Up at home, head into the old vault and grab a bag or seven. Always in a hurry like me? You’ll love to know this Rise Up has a drive-thru, too. Visit from 6 AM–7 PM daily at 522 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146.

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Naval Bagels 🤝 El Oso

What do you do when you own a bagel shop that closes at 2 PM every day? Most people would call it a day and head home. Not Sean Adams. He recently decided to open an authentic takeout Mexican restaurant – El Oso. It’s open 4–8 PM every day but Sunday. Check out the menu and try something new! Btw, El Oso is only available at the Annapolis Naval Bagels, not Arnold.

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.


What if you were asked to build an interactive museum exhibit in two days? And what if you were told it had to be made entirely out of cardboard and recycled or loose parts? Well, that’s exactly the challenge that St. Anne’s School students faced last week during Design Daze, an annual event focused on STEAM-filled fun. After spending two days ideating, collaborating, crafting, and ultimately, creating incredible interactive museum exhibits, students then served as informed and inspired docents during the student-led showcase. From natural history, to the aquarium, to air and space, each exhibit was as unique as its creators.

So if you're looking for a school that inspires creativity in fun, new ways, schedule a visit to learn more about what makes St. Anne’s School different. 


Patriot League Swim & Dive Champs underway 🏊‍♀️

There’s probably a joke here about how you can’t keep the navy from the water, but we’ll spare you the groans. Instead, we’ll encourage you to go support the Patriot League’s Swimming and Diving Championship this week at Lejeune Hall. Each day starts with swimming preliminaries followed by diving. Finals are in the evening. See the full schedule and get tickets. The championships run through Saturday (2/24).


As the perfect conclusion to Black History Month, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is opening its REVISIT/REIMAGINE exhibit on February 24. The multidisciplinary showing celebrates civil rights leaders and how their legacies affect Black Marylanders today. Reserve a spot at the opening reception.

Weekend Preview


  • Local by Design’s (LBD) Annapolis Artisans Market: Featuring five new artisans from 10 AM–7 PM. Happy Hour is 4–7 PM with Grey Wolf Spirits and specialty cocktails 🍹

  • The 83rd Annual Brigade Boxing Championships start swinging at 7 PM in Alumni Hall 🥊

  • LOL Annapolis: Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Dale Jones will perform at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 9 PM. Get tickets 🎤

  • Annapolis Restaurant Week: The highly-anticipated eating event is finally here and runs until March 3. Get planning those multi-course meals 🍽️


  • LBD’s Market continued: 10 AM–5 PM

    • Customers can try various chilis made by the artisans during a Chili Cook Off.

    • At 1 PM Ross Swope will discuss his time as D.C. Police Chief. At 3 PM, he’ll shift gears and talk "junk collecting" and the amazing things he creates with it.

  • Home Owner’s Expo at Byzantium Event Center from 10 AM–6 PM. Get tickets 🏠


  • LBD’s Market continued: 10 AM–5 PM

  • Home Owner’s Expo continued: 10 AM–6 PM

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.


An Urban Circus Kind of Show Coming to Maryland Hall

Imagine BMX bikers taking flight, beatboxers crafting rhythms, and acrobats challenging reality right before your eyes! Maryland Hall Presents the 360ALLSTARS show on March 5. Get your tickets soon (HERE) before they are gone!*

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49 🌡️ 45 | 🌥️ | 24% | 💨 SSE 12 mph (10 knots)


53 🌡️ 35 | 🌧️ | 43% | 💨 W 11 mph (10 knots)

💧🌡️ Water temperature = 42ºF
Temperature readings taken from the mouth of the Severn River the night before publication



Brian Boru | Ray Wroten | 6:30–9:30 PM
Copper Creek Pub & Ale House | Open Mic Night | 8–10 PM
Killarney House | Loose Change | 6–9 PM
Market House | Aaron Hawkins | 7 PM
Pirates Cove | Jason Bishop | 6–10 PM
The Point | Bryan Ewald | 5–8 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Glen Phillips & Shawn Mullins | 7:30 PM | Tickets
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Vibe | Open Mic Night | 7–11 PM


49 West | Luke Borchelt | 7:30–10:30 PM
Annapolis Smokehouse & Tavern | Big Money Band | 8:30–11:30 PM
Blackwall Hitch | Dana B | 4–7 PM
Blackwall Hitch | John Frase Project | 9 PM
Brian Boru | Loose Cannons | 7–10 PM
The Choptank | Naptown Nights | 8 PM
Great Frogs | Dave Zelonka | 5–8 PM
Jalapeños | Tom Lagana | 7:30–10:30 PM
Killarney House | Dust on the Bottle | 8–11 PM
Market House | Chrissy Scott and Alex G |  7–10 PM
Middleton Tavern | Sidewalk Soul | 10 PM
Mother's Peninsula Grille | Music Room | 8–11 PM
Pirates Cove | Grayson Moon | 8–11 PM
Rams Head On Stage | Time Loves A Hero: A Tribute to Little Feat | 8 PM | Tickets
Rams Head Roadhouse | Kieran Lally | 8 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Aaron Hawkins | 5 PM
Rams Head Tavern | Madisun Bailey | 10 PM
Reynolds Tavern | TBA | 7 PM
Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar | Kings Of Merigold | 7 PM
Severna Park Taphouse | The Bards | 8 PM
Stan & Joe’s Saloon | Desert Shade | 9:45 PM

Past results

Baseball (2-2)
2/21 vs. Georgetown | L 5–3

Women's Basketball (10-15)
2/21 vs. Loyola | W 53–51

Men's Basketball (9-17)
2/21 @ Loyola | W 69–62

Women's Lacrosse (3-0)
2/21 @ Mount St. Mary's | W 18–9

Baseball (2-1)
2/23 vs. Air Force | 6 PM

Women's Soccer (9-7-3)
2/23 vs. Georgetown | 7 PM

Women's Swimming & Diving (6-3)
2/22-23 @ Patriot League Championship

Men's Swimming & Diving (8-3)
2/22-23 @ Patriot League Championship

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