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Find a fun and exciting Bay-related event to attend with this list of upcoming events happening across the Chesapeake watershed. Events range from nature workshops for children and families to bird walks to restoration activities like trash clean-ups and invasive plant removals.

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 170 of the Chesapeake Bay's special places. Chesapeake Bay Gateways are the places to experience, first-hand, Chesapeake life and culture. Gateways are the Bay's hidden treasures - each communicating a unique relationship and story of the Chesapeake. Gateways are parks, wildlife refuges, maritime museums, historic sites and water trails. They are places you can go to explore, enjoy, relax, learn or simply renew your spirit. The events below are from the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network calendar - see indivdual sites for additional details.

Groundhog Meet and Greet

01/31/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Get ready for Groundhog Day with this Saturday event at the VLM. There will be special groundhog activities and crafts as well as a chance to meet Chesapeake Chuck, the Museum's resident groundhog! Included in museum admission. A planetarium program will

Groundhog Shadow Ceremony

02/02/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Forget Punxsutawney Phil; he has nothing on Hampton Roads' own Chesapeake Chuck! The Virginia Living Museum's resident groundhog will make his annual appearance to determine if we'll experience 6 more weeks of winter or have an early spring. Will Chesape

Bacchus Wine and Food Festival

02/06/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Enjoy delicious samplings of fine wine, fabulous food from 18 area restaurants, an eclectic mix of live music and a huge silent auction at the Virginia Living Museum's 11th annual Bacchus Wine and Food Festival, a "Best of the 757" gala. 7-10 p.m. Ticket

Follow the Drinking Gourd

02/07/2015 Virginia Living Museum planetarium (Newport News,Virginia) - "Follow the Drinking Gourd" takes us back to the days when freedom was a dream for those held in slavery. Some looked for hope to a certain constellation with its bright shining star. The story is a poignant and inspiring tale of one African-American fami

Skipjack Nathan Volunteer Orientation

02/12/2015 Dorchester Historical Society (Cambridge,Maryland) - The Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, docked in Cambridge, is looking for volunteers for sail crew, docents, maintenance, and administrative functions. If interested, please come to this Orientation Session and information presentation for an overview of

Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful

02/14/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Experience a close encounter of the reptile kind. See a wide variety of native and exotic reptiles on display and in live animal programs. Reptiles are perhaps the most misunderstood and most feared creatures on earth, but the Virginia Living Museum staff

A Turkey Point Valentine

02/14/2015 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Travel to Elk Neck State Park and enjoy a beautiful and informative two mile round-trip stroll up to the Turkey Point lighthouse. While there, share a refreshing treat of sparkling juice, chocolate

Love on the Wild Side Star Party

02/14/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - For this special Valentine's Day Star Party, free sky observing begins at sunset. Meet live animals, 6-8 p.m. Prizes and giveaways during the first three planetarium shows: "My Laser Valentine" at 6:30 and 8:30, featuring love songs matched with swirling la

Printmaking with Matt Smith

02/21/2015 Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (Salisbury,Maryland) - Learn about all aspects of Printmaking from Matt Smith, a freelance illustrator and artist who has a unique style an original technique. This class will focus on the linocut style of printmaking, participants will create their own linoleum block and have

Homeschool Afternoon at the VLM

02/27/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students grades K through 12 an afternoon of fun and engaging programs that highlight important natural and space science concepts. Four such programs are available for grades K-9. An environmental science lab,

Jewelry Trunk Show

02/28/2015 Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons,Maryland) - The Museum Store is featuring Michelle Pressler's collection of modern heirlooms inspired by the bay. Light refreshments will be served. Free gift with purchase. Call 410-326-2750 for more information.

The History and Practice of Tattoos

03/08/2015 Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons,Maryland) - Presented by Dr. Lars Krutak as part of the Stories Skin Deep Tattoo Series. Anthropologist, photographer, and author Dr. Lars Krutak will discuss the messages encoded in ancient and more contemporary forms of tattooing, using word, imagery, and video to


Bay Journal is published by Chesapeake Media Service to inform the public about issues and events that affect the Chesapeake Bay. With a print circulation of 50,000, the Bay Journal is published monthly except for midsummer and midwinter and is distributed free of charge. The events below are from the Bay Journal calendar - see indivdual sites for additional details.


The Chesapeake Bay Trust believes that a heightened ethic of individual and community stewardship is essential to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay. The Trust's goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support environmental education, on-the-ground restoration, and community engagement activities. The events below are from the Chesapeake Bay Trust calendar - see indivdual sites for additional details.

Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration

When: Fri May 29, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Meeting

When: Wed Feb 11, 2015 3pm to 6pm  EST

Where: Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401, United States
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: 3-6pm at the Loews Hotel

4th Annual 5K for the Bay

When: Sat Apr 11, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Outdoor Health Initiative Deadline

When: Fri Mar 6, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Green Streets-Green Jobs-Green Towns Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Mar 13, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Nontidal Wetlands Grant Program Deadline

When: Thu Mar 12, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Anne Arundel County Forestry and Greening Program Deadline

When: Thu Mar 5, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Deadline

When: Fri Feb 27, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Environmental Education K-12 Mini Grant Deadline

When: Fri Jan 16, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Trust Legislative Reception

When: Thu Jan 22, 2015

Event Status: confirmed

Trust Board Meeting

When: Wed Nov 12, 2014 3pm to 6pm  EST

Where: Camp Letts, 4009 Camp Letts Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037, United States
Event Status: confirmed

5K for the Bay...Part Deux

When: Sat Oct 25, 2014

Where: Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Register today for the first ever 5K for the Bay...Part Deux! http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.9175923/k.341D/5k_for_the_BayPart_Deux.htm

Chesapeake Bay Trust Board Meeting

When: Fri Sep 12, 2014

Where: Osprey Point conference center in Royal Oak, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Watershed Assistance Grant Deadline

When: Fri Sep 5, 2014 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5457627/k.463C/Watershed_Assistance.htm

Treasure the Chesapeake

When: Fri May 30, 2014 7pm to Fri May 30, 2014 10:30pm  EDT

Where: Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD, United States
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: You are cordially invited to join us for the... 16th Annual Treasure the Chesapeake Celebration Friday, May 30, 2014 Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Enjoy an evening on the water in Annapolis filled with fantastic fare, open bar, fresh shucked oysters, casino games, dancing, a Silent Auction and more! This event SOLD OUT last year, so don't wait, RSVP today. http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.8005675/k.8BF9/15th_Annual_Treasure_the_Chesapeake_Celebration.htm

5K for the Bay

When: Sat Mar 29, 2014 8am to 11:30am  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Legislative Reception and Awards Progam

When: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:30pm to Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:30pm  EST

Where: Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, MD
Event Status: confirmed

Living Shorelines Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5457537/k.B2A2/Living_Shorelines.htm

Environmental Education Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.7634923/k.7463/Environmental_Education.htm

Outreach and Community Engagement Deadline

When: Fri Dec 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.5457559/k.402C/Outreach_and_Community_Engagement.htm

Scholarship and Awards Program Deadline

When: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: http://www.cbtrust.org/site/c.miJPKXPCJnH/b.7956387/k.9AE2/Awards_Program.htm

No subject

When: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3pm to 6pm  EST

Where: Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: November 13th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD

Environmental Education k-12 grant deadline

When: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5pm to 5pm  EST

Event Status: confirmed

Charles County Forestry Grant Deadline

When: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed

Restoration Grant Program Deadline

When: Fri Sep 6, 2013 5pm to 5pm  EDT

Event Status: confirmed


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