The weather may be a bit unsettled today but it promises to improve once this storm system that has been traveling across the country passes by here later today. Then we can all get outside without our umbrellas and enjoy some of the festivities and exhibits that are in and around Annapolis this weekend.
Tonight and tomorrow from 5 – 9 PM the 22nd annual Candlelight tour of homes in Annapolis takes place. It is a self guided tour of several homes in and around Duke of Gloucester, Charles, Market and Conduit streets and Acton Place. The proceeds from the tour help with historic education in our area. It is only a five minute walk from the front porch of Flag House Inn B&B to the Historic Annapolis museum and store where tickets can be purchased for the tour. For more information visit www.annapolis.org.
Tomorrow morning, Saturday, Nov 2 at the “crack of noon” the 16th annual Tug of War between downtown Annapolis and the Republic of Eastport will take place. There will be nine heats and the overall winner will have bragging rights for the next year. The tug rope goes over Spa creek with a marker in the middle of the creek to determine the outcome of each heat. It is a spectacle not to be missed. Find a spot either at the city dock, on the Spa Creek bridge or along the Spa Creek waterfront in Eastport for all the fun and festivities.
There are several exciting exhibitions at the Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts which is about a ten minute drive from Flag House Inn. The exhibit include “Endless Possibilities in Glass” a juried exhibit by members of the National Capital Art Guild, a solo exhibit of work by Lorraine Ellerson whose work Chesapeake horizons through brush and knife work on canvas and “Figures and Flash” by Maryland Hall Artists-in-Residence Kim Farcot and Shelia DeLaquil. For more information go to www.marylandhall.org
Last, but by no means least, is the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concert with renowned pianist Peter Serkin. Pieces include Brahms, Brittian and Bridge. The concerts begin at 8 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and you can purchase tickets at http://www.annapolissymphony.org/peter-serkin-plays-brahms
Don’t forget to get your extra hour of sleep by turning your clocks back one hour before you retire for the night on Saturday. Here at Flag House Inn we put a reminder note on every guest door so they will be on time for breakfast on Sunday morning.