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Real Wedding: Ashley Jefferson & Gregory Bauer

By Arden Haley, Mar 24, 2016, Categories: Local Weddings

“Greg’s proposal was perfect and a complete surprise,” remembers Ashley.

Trend Watch: Painted Cakes

By Arden Haley, Mar 24, 2016, Categories: Trends

Talk about too pretty to eat! These watercolored tiers of beauty will stand alone as a hallmark of your wedding decorations.

Send Off Snacks: Delicious ways to end your wedding night

By Arden Haley, Dec 16, 2015, Categories: Trends

Step aside coffee table and chocolate dipped strawberries. We’ve found some of the most impressive, creative, and delicious ways to end your wedding night.

Real Weddings: Laura Duryee & Ryan Mennecke

By Arden Haley, Dec 16, 2015, Categories: Local Weddings

Laura, a therapist for Catholic Charities, and 
Ryan, an electrical engineer, met at a restaurant in Baltimore when Laura was celebrating her best friend’s birthday.

The Philosophy of Love

By Arden Haley, Dec 16, 2015, Categories: Trends

Recently, we took our bride on a quest through the history of love without even leaving Annapolis.

Real Weddings: Allyson McKaughan & Zach Forkey

By Arden Haley, Dec 16, 2015, Categories: Local Weddings

Allyson, 29, and Zach, 31, are both contractors with the State Department living in Arlington, Virginia. They met through friends when Zach was stationed at the Pentagon years back.

Real Weddings: Michelle Zippelli & Daniel Dietz

By Arden Haley, Dec 03, 2015, Categories: Local Weddings

After nearly a decade of living in Boston together, Michelle and Dan moved to Houston for Dan’s job. During their first trip back to Boston, Daniel finally proposed to Michelle.

Trend Watch: Naked Cakes

By Arden Haley, Dec 03, 2015, Categories: Trends

To frost or not to frost. That is the question couples are asking their bakers today. If you ask us, we’re loving the look of unfrosted cakes!

Real Weddings: Erin Kennedy & Michael Taddeo

By Arden Haley, Nov 03, 2015, Categories: Local Weddings

Erin and Michael met at work. Once relocated to a new building in 2009, they found out that they both resided in Annapolis and had many of the same interests.

A Real Life Checklist: Financial Advice and Planning for Couples to Be

By Arden Haley, Oct 27, 2015, Categories: Planning

Now that the wedding and honeymoon are over, it’s back to your new normal. And it’s also time to discuss, 
if you haven’t already, what your finances will look like as a married couple.


  • What's Up? 1st "Fall on the Chesapeake"

    02/23/2017
    07:00AM — 07:00PM

    The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County invited all Anne Arundel County residents (18 and older) ...


  • Group Show ~ New Paintings

    02/23/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Group Show featuring still life paintings in oil by Rosemary Castiglioni; gestural animal paintin...


  • Rick Malmgren: Retrospective

    02/23/2017
    09:00AM

    "Much of our lives we are planning, looking forward with hope, excitement and fear. This is part...


  • Transcendent Musings

    02/23/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    “Transcendent Musings” features artists Christian McCarroll and Colin Lacey of the Open Eye Galle...


  • Synergies

    02/23/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Two or more things working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than t...


  • Drop in on Nature

    02/23/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, September 15th thru Thursday...


  • The Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville brings in the best artists in the country to prese...


  • Pottery for Beginners ONE-DAY POTTERY: Handbuilding Ages: 16+ years Level: Beginner, Limit 8...


  • Game on! Learn how to create a video game. This interactive exhibition allows visitors to immerse...


  • Inspired by eerie historical sites in Philadelphia and life and culture in China’s Yunnan Provinc...


  • On Paper: Finding Form

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    This exhibition celebrates one of the strengths of the BMA’s collection: contemporary drawings th...


  • American Society of Marine Artists

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Contemporary American Marine Art highlights the works of marine artists recognized as the best in...


  • Winter Knitting Circle

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    Where can you learn a new skill (or hone an existing one), create something unique, and socialize...


  • Quilters of Kent County

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    This show will feature recent work of the group. It is always a gorgeous collection of works by t...


  • Gene Davis: Hot Beat

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gen...


  • This exhibit looks back over 40 years of making, learning and teaching by Malmgren. Rick Malm...


  • Cancer Loss Bereavement Support Group

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 11:30AM

    A six-session support group for individuals who have lost a loved one to cancer within the last t...


  • Nanny Trippe has had a love for photography since a young age. What began as recording of pets an...


  • Smithsonian Gardens presents Orchids: A Moment

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    Orchids: A Moment, the 22nd annual orchid exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the Uni...


  • Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Althoug...


  • Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM

    As one of the most important American modernists, Stuart Davis (1892–1964) blurred distinctions b...


  • Helen Delich Bentley Tribute

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    A display of select dresses and hats bequeathed to the BMI by Congresswoman Bentley. Known as mu...


  • Weekly Fine Art Classes

    02/23/2017
    10:00AM

    Chesapeake Fine Art Studio offers top-quality art classes in a variety of media every week. Study...


  • 717 Gallery

    02/23/2017
    10:30AM — 05:00PM

    Gallery 717 promises to be a vibrant and inviting space for artists, and art collectors to meet, ...


  • Preschool Storytime

    02/23/2017
    10:30AM — 11:30AM

    Children ages three to five (with caring adult) build the early literacy skills needed for school...


  • Carla Massoni Gallery

    02/23/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    For over twenty years, Carla Massoni has played an integral part in bringing exhibitions featurin...


  • Annapolis Restaurant Week

    02/23/2017
    11:00AM

    Foodies of many different tastes are readying their palates for a week of deals and savory dishes...


  • Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait

    02/23/2017
    11:30AM — 07:00PM

    Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he f...


  • This first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and lithographs by Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965) o...


  • Identification of Evergreens

    02/23/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    What better time to focus on evergreens than the dead of the winter when they are most prominent....


  • Teatime at Our House

    02/23/2017
    02:00PM — 03:00PM

    Wellness House members are welcome to stop by any time to relax, read, or just have quiet time. T...


  • Nature Studio

    02/23/2017
    04:00PM — 05:30AM

    Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts J...


  • Prime Rib Thursdays

    02/23/2017
    04:00PM — 09:00PM

    Includes Onion Soup, Prime Rib with choice of mashed or double stuffed baked potato. Chef's veggi...


  • The Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, under the direction of renowned artist Hai-Ou Hou, is offering on...


  • Arty Party

    02/23/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Our first event of the year will be a get together at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar in the Paro...


  • - Wondering what impact the recent election may have on your existing retirement portfolio? -T...


  • Knitting for Good

    02/23/2017
    07:00PM — 08:30PM

    Learn to knit infant caps for a local hospital. Experienced knitters willing to help beginners ar...


  • "HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT" AUTHOR PRESENTATION

    02/23/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    Do you want to foster resiliency and self-reliance in your children? The UCFSD Wellnes...


  • Yarn

    02/23/2017
    08:00PM

    Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn's sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scru...


  • What's Up? 1st "Fall on the Chesapeake"

    02/27/2017
    07:00AM — 07:00PM

    The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County invited all Anne Arundel County residents (18 and older) ...


  • Transcendent Musings

    02/27/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    “Transcendent Musings” features artists Christian McCarroll and Colin Lacey of the Open Eye Galle...


  • Synergies

    02/27/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    Two or more things working together in order to create something that is bigger or greater than t...


  • American Society of Marine Artists

    02/27/2017
    10:00AM — 04:00PM

    Contemporary American Marine Art highlights the works of marine artists recognized as the best in...


  • Quilters of Kent County

    02/27/2017
    10:00AM — 05:00PM

    This show will feature recent work of the group. It is always a gorgeous collection of works by t...


  • Gene Davis: Hot Beat

    02/27/2017
    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gen...


  • Smithsonian Gardens presents Orchids: A Moment

    02/27/2017
    10:00AM — 05:30PM

    Orchids: A Moment, the 22nd annual orchid exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the Uni...


  • Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

    02/27/2017
    10:00AM

    As one of the most important American modernists, Stuart Davis (1892–1964) blurred distinctions b...


  • Weekly Fine Art Classes

    02/27/2017
    10:00AM

    Chesapeake Fine Art Studio offers top-quality art classes in a variety of media every week. Study...


  • Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait

    02/27/2017
    11:30AM — 07:00PM

    Video-art pioneer Bill Viola believes that cameras are the keepers of souls. From the moment he f...


  • Open Portrait Studio

    02/27/2017
    01:00PM — 03:30PM

    Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - noon The group meets weekly with a live model. Model fee collected weekly....


  • Digital Photography Club of Annapolis

    02/27/2017
    06:30PM — 09:00PM

    The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet on Monday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Maryl...


  • Wine Dinner

    02/27/2017
    07:00PM

    President’s Day Wine Dinner featuring Federalist Wine Four Wines with 3 Course Dinner $49.95...


  • Tab Benoit

    02/27/2017
    08:00PM

    Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who's definitely got the blues. A guitar player since his teenage years...