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10 Places to Eat That You Should Know About

Of the hundreds of places to eat in the Anne Arundel and Howard counties both, these are some of Nancy Lewis's favorites. This list is not encyclopedic. There are no rankings. These are just 10 places ó some are single restaurants and others are locations offering lots of choices ó that you should know about if you live here.

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Museums and Historic Sites

Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second St.
Annapolis 21403
410-295-0104
office@amaritime.org
www.annapolis
maritimemuseum.org
Preserves and teaches 400 years of maritime history, including life and work on the Chesapeake Bay.
Hours: noon.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Open through Dec. 22, then closed for the winter.
Group tours by appointment.
Free.

Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin St.
Annapolis 21401
410-216-6180
www.bdmuseum.com
This African American history museum presents rotating exhibitions about black history in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Maryland.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Free.

The Barracks
43 Pinkney St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-7619
www.annapolis.org/tour-properties.html
Similar to the residences used to house troops during the Revolutionary War, the building has two main rooms on the first floor and two rooms on the second floor. It is maintained by the Historic Annapolis Foundation.
Hours: by appointment only as well as during Maryland Day celebrations in March.

Captain Salem Avery House Museum
1418 East West Shady Side Rd.
Shady Side 20764
410-867-4486
captainavery@verizon.net
www.averyhouse.org
This antebellum house on the banks of the West River features rotating exhibitions on watermen, fashion and history in Anne Arundel County. It is operated by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society.
Museum hours: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, March-December. Library hours: Noon-3 p.m. Mondays.
Free.

Charles Carroll House
107 Duke of Gloucester St.
Annapolis 21401
410-269-1737
www.charlescarrollhouse.com
Three generations of Carrolls, including Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, lived here.
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, May-October. Group and school tours by appointment.

Chase-Lloyd House
22 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-2723
Built by Samuel Chase, an 18thcentury lawyer and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, this Georgian-style townhouse is known for its interior detail.
Hours: 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 2-4 p.m. most Saturdays (call first) March-December.
Admission: $2.

Chesapeake Childrenís Museum
25 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis 21403
410-990-1993
info@theccm.org
www.theccm.org
The museum offers activities for children 1 year and older, including arts and crafts, story times, lectures and living history performances.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Wednesdays.
Admission: $3.

Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-4683
clively@hammondharwoodhouse.org
www.hammondharwoodhouse.org
Carter Lively, executive director.
Lisa Mason-Chaney, assistant director/curator.
The house, a national historic landmark, was built in 1774 as a town residence for Matthias Hammond, a legislator and plantation owner. The house was the last work of renowned architect William Buckland. The building, a museum since 1926, houses a collection of late 18th- and early-19th-century decorative arts, including furniture and paintings.
Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through Oct. 31.Closed Mondays. Call ahead on major holidays. Last tour begins at 4 p.m. Closed from November to the beginning of April but will open for group tours. Admission: $6; high school and college students, AAA members and seniors, $5.50; 14 and younger, $3.

Hancockís Resolution
2795 Bayside Beach Rd.
Pasadena 21122
410-255-4048
www.historichancocksresolution.org
Completed in 1785, this stone farmhouse is an example of early Chesapeake architecture. It was built by Stephen Hancock and was occupied by members of the Hancock family until 1962.
Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sundays, April through October.
Free; donations accepted.
Check Web site for programs and updates.

Historic Annapolis Foundation
Museum Store
77 Main St.
Annapolis 21401
410-268-5576
www.annapolis.org
In this restored 19th-century warehouse, the foundation sells ship models, books, jewelry, gourmet food and other items that relate to or reflect the maritime history of Annapolis.
Hours vary depending on season.

Historic London Town and Gardens
839 Londontown Rd.
Edgewater 21037
410-222-1919
londontown@historiclondontown.org
www.historiclondontown.org
This 23-acre park incorporates part of the Colonial-era town of London. It is home to the historic William Brown House, an 18thcentury Georgian mansion overlooking the South River. The park has an eight-acre woodland garden, sponsors archaeological digs for Anne Arundel County and hosts childrenís programs.
Hours: April-December, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays. House tours are given hourly, with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. January-March (garden only), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; by appointment only, Saturday.
Admission: guided house and self-guided garden tour, $7; seniors, $5; children 7-12, $3. House tour only or self-guided garden tour only, $4; children 7-12, $3; children 6 and younger, free. Reservations required for group tours. Free to members of the London Town Foundation.

HistoryQuest
99 Main St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-6656
www.historyquest.org
The 18th-century, Georgianstyle building in downtown Annapolis is a place to learn about the cityís architectural, archaeological and cultural riches through exhibits and multimedia presentations, with escorted and self-guided tours of Annapolis. Tickets are also available for local historical venues and events.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Free.

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial
City Dock
Annapolis 21401
410-841-6920
Fax: 410-841-6505
info@kintehaley.org
www.kintehaley.org/memorial.html
The memorial honors the late author Alex Haley and his ancestor Kunta Kinte, an African slave and the subject of Haleyís celebrated book "Roots." It features a series of statues, with Haley in the middle reading to attentive schoolchildren; a 100-foot story wall; and a 14-foot-diameter compass rose.
Free.

Maryland State House
State Circle
Annapolis 21401
Visitors center: 410-974-3400
spitkin@mdwelcome.org
www.mdarchives.state.md.us
This is the nationís oldest statehouse building still in continuous use.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Christmas. Guided tours are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Yearís Day and Easter. Guided and private tours can be arranged
by appointment.
Admission is free. Photo identification required for adults.

St. Johnís College
60 College Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-2371
www.stjohnscollege.edu
This liberal arts college was founded in 1696 as King Williamís School and was chartered as a college in 1784. Four of its founders (Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, William Paca and Thomas Stone) were signers of the Declaration of Independence. The college was used by Union troops as a barracks and receiving
station during the Civil War.

Waterfront Warehouse
4 Pinkney St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-7619
Fax: 410-267-6189
www.annapolis.org/tour-properties.html
One of the few surviving examples of 18th-century warehouses, the structure is maintained by the Historic Annapolis Foundation. Open daily during daylight hours.
Free.

William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-7619
Group tours: 800-603-4020,
Ext. 4538
410-990-4538
www.annapolis.org
Built by Paca, a former Maryland governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence, the house is an example of 18th-century Georgian architecture. The grounds feature an 18th-century, two-acre garden. The property is operated by the Historic Annapolis Foundation.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays, April-December; limited winter hours.
Admission: Adults, $8; seniors, $7; ages 6-17, $5; 5 and younger, free.

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Arts Centers

Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park 21225
410-636-6597
davidj@chesapeakearts.org
www.chesapeakearts.org
The facility, in a renovated 1950s high school building, offers a 904-seat Main Theater, a 110-seat Studio Theater, an art gallery, dance studios and workshops. David J. Jones is the executive director.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-5544
Fax: 410-263-5114
Box office: 410-280-5640
info@mdhallarts.org
www.marylandhall.org
Brian E. Lees, president of the board of directors.
Linnell Bowen, executive director.

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Arts Organizations

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Inc.
2666 Riva Rd., Suite 150
Annapolis 21401
410-222-7949
Fax: 410-222-4068
artsfdn@aol.com
www.annearundelartscouncil.org
Carol Treiber, executive director

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Galleries

49 West Coffee House, Wine Bar and Gallery
49 West St.
Annapolis 21401
410-626-9796
info@49westcoffeehouse.com
www.49westcoffeehouse.com
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-midnight Sundays-
Thursdays; 7:30 a.m. -2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

American Craftworks Collection
189B Main St.
Annapolis 21401
410-626-1583
Fax: 410-626-1583
www.americancraftworkscollection.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

ARTFX
45 West St.
Annapolis 21401
410-990-4540
877-857-4540
Fax: 410-990-4541
artfx_in_annapolis@yahoo.com
www.artfxgallery.org
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; 1-6 p.m. Sundays.
Open until 8 p.m. each month for "First Sunday" art receptions.

Aurora Gallery
67 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-9150
jackjean@annapolis.net
www.auroragallery.net
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Benfield Frame and Art Gallery
485 Jumpers Hole Rd.
Severna Park 21146
410-544-2299
info@benfieldgallery.com
www.benfieldgallery.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

Chaney Gallery
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-5544
Fax: 410-263-5114
info@mdhallarts.org
www.marylandhall.org
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

Dawson Gallery
44 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-269-1299
Fax: 410-263-5288
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. most Sundays.

DeMatteis Gallery
209 West St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-7860
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, by appointment.

Gallery 209
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis 21401
410-263-5544
Fax: 410-263-5114
info@mdhallarts.org
www.marylandhall.org
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.

John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7028
cpmona@aacc.edu
www.aacc.edu/cadegallery
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, extended hours 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays.

La Petite Galerie
39 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-268-2425
410-571-0605 for appointments
www.art-lpg.com
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Mondays-Wednesdays, gallery
open for appointments only.

Lillian Vanous Nutt Room
Greenfield Library
St. Johnís College
60 College Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-626-2548
www.sjca.edu
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 8:30 a.m.-midnight Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m.-midnight Sundays.

Main St. Gallery
109 Main St.
Annapolis 21401
410-280-2787
christine@mainstreetfineart.com
www.mainstreetfineart.com
Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays.
Closed Tuesdays.

Mariaís Picture Place
45 Maryland Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-8282
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. most Sundays.

Maryland Federation of Artís Circle Gallery
18 State Cir.
Annapolis 21401
410-268-4566
Fax: 410-268-4570
info@mdfedart.org
www.mdfedart.org
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.

McBride Gallery
215 Main St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-7077
301-261-2124
cynthia@mcbridegallery.com
www.mcbridegallery.com
Hours: 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Extended hours through 9 p.m. Thursdays.

West Annapolis Gallery
108 Annapolis St.
Annapolis 21401
410-295-6880
lizlind@verizon.net
www.westannapolisgallery.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
Also operates Liz Lind galleries at 167 Mitchells Chance Rd., Edgewater, and 9748 Stephen
Decatur Hwy., Ocean City.

Whitehall Gallery
57 West St.
Annapolis 21401
410-269-6161
fujisleeper@aol.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Sundays by appointment.

Mitchell Gallery
St. Johnís College
Mellon Hall
60 College Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-626-2556
www.stjohnscollege.edu
Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, extended hours 7-8 p.m. Fridays. Free.

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Performing Arts Groups

AACC Concert Band
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Ray Ascione, director.

AACC Concert Choir
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
T. Matthew Edwards, conductor.

AACC Dance Company
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
artistic director: 410-777-7021
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Lynda P. Fitzgerald, artistic director.

AACC Jazz Ensemble
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Marty Knepp, director.

AACC Opera
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Douglas Byerly, music coordinator.

AACC Orchestra
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Anna Binneweg, director.

All Childrenís Chorus of Annapolis
607 Monterey Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-9191
lizhb@comcast.net
www.allcca.com
Liz Barrett, director.

Annapolis Chamber Orchestra
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis 21401
410-263-1906
Fax: 410-263-5989
annapolischorale@closecall.com
www.annapolischorale.org
J. Ernest Green, music director.

Annapolis Chorale
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis 21401
410-263-1906
Fax: 410-263-5989
Box office: 410-280-5640
annapolischorale@closecall.com
www.annapolischorale.org
J. Ernest Green, music director.

Annapolis Opera
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St.
Annapolis 21401
410-267-8135
Fax: 410-267-6440
Box office: 410-280-5640
admin@annapolisopera.org
www.annapolisopera.org
Ronald J. Gretz, music director.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St.
Annapolis 21401
410-269-1132
Fax: 410-263-0616
Box Office: 410-263-0907
info@annapolissymphony.org
www.annapolissymphony.org
R. Lee Streby, president; Jose-Luis Novo, music director.

Annapolis Wind Symphony
171 Duke of Gloucester St.
Annapolis 21401
410-533-8058
Fax: 410-268-9643
info@annapoliswindsymphony.org
www.annapoliswindsymphony.org
Marc F. Boensel, music director.

Annapolis Youth Chorus
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St.
Annapolis 21401
410-263-1906
Fax: 410-263-5989
annapolischorale@closecall.com
www.annapolischorale.org
Laurie J. Hays and Jill Woodward, music directors.

Anne Arundel Community Concert Association
611 Holly Ridge Rd.
Severna Park 21146
410-647-4881
410-263-9553
www.annearundelconcerts.50megs.com
Gale Gillespie, president.

Arundel Vocal Arts Society
P.O. Box 4901
Annapolis 21403
410-268-3131
www.arundelvocalarts.org
David Daniel, music and artistic director.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Annapolis 21401
410-263-8289
Annex office: 410-224-5644
Box office: 410-280-5640
info@balletmaryland.org
www.balletmaryland.org
Dianna Cuatto, artistic director.

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
P.O. Box 1760
Millersville 21108
410-897-9299
office@footworks.org
www.footworks.org
Eileen Carson, artistic director.

Harbor City Music Company
Chesapeake Arts Center
Brooklyn Park 21225
301-681-9199
800-856-9868
harborcitymusic@comcast.net
www.harborcitymusiccompany.org
Michael Gellert, master director.

Naval Academy Gospel Choir
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis 21402
410-293-2439
woodall@usna.edu
www.usna.edu/GospelChoir
Carla Scott, director.

Naval Academy Menís Glee Club
U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis 21402
410-293-2439
woodall@usna.edu
www.usna.edu/Music
Stephanie Woodall, musical activities department coordinator.

Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL)
P.O. Box 321
Linthicum Heights 21090
410-859-3308
410-859-0434
mabarker25@aol.com
paalconcerts.org
Jo Barker, president.
Irma Eastland, public relations.

Singers Madrigale
P.O. Box 403
Crownsville 21032
410-672-2452
donnadervin@hotmail.com
www.singersmadrigale.org
Donna Dixon Ervin, director.

South County Concert Association
P.O. Box 141
Harwood 20776
410-956-4881
301-261-5802
www.southcountyconcerts.org
Frank Gouin, president.
Betty Knupp, membership chairman.

U.S. Naval Academy Barbershop Quartet
U.S. Naval Academy
Music Department
Alumni Hall, 675 Decatur Rd.
Annapolis 21402
410-293-2439
woodall@usna.edu
www.usna.edu/Music
The "Clean Shave" quartet is part of the academyís Menís Glee Club.

U.S. Naval Academy Womenís Glee Club
U.S. Naval Academy
Department of Musical Activities
Alumni Hall, 675 Decatur Rd.
Annapolis 21402
410-293-2439
woodall@usna.edu
www.usna.edu/WomensGlee/
Stephanie Woodall, musical activities coordinator.

AACC Department of Performing Arts
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 20212
410-777-7230
Department Chair:
410-777-7030
Coordinator of Music:
410-777-7019
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Barbara Marder, department chairman.
Douglas Byerly, music coordinator.

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Theaters

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
143 Compromise St.
Annapolis 21401
Reservations: 410-268-9212
board@summergarden.com
www.summergarden.com

Francis Scott Key Auditorium
St. Johnís College
Annapolis 21401
410-626-2539
www.stjohnscollege.edu
The venue seats 600 for concerts, lectures and special events.

McDowell Hall
St. Johnís College
60 College Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-626-2539
www.stjohnscollege.edu
This noted historic building houses the Great Hall, used for concerts and special events.

Pascal Center for Performing Arts
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-2457
www.aacc.edu/events/cultural.cfm

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Theater Companies

Bay Theatre Company Inc.
275 West St.
Annapolis 21401
410-268-1333
info@baytheatre.org
www.baytheatre.org
A professional theater company.
Lucinda Merry-Browne, artistic and managing director.

Childrenís Theatre of Annapolis
P.O. Box 1785
Annapolis 21404
410-757-2281
info@childrenstheatreofannapolis.org
www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org

Colonial Players Inc.
108 East St.
Annapolis 21401
Box Office: 410-268-7373
www.cplayers.com

King William Players
St. Johnís College
60 College Ave.
Annapolis 21401
410-626-2539
www.stjohnscollege.edu

Merely Players
Chesapeake Arts Center
194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park 21225
410-636-6597
www.merelyplayers.net

Moonlight Troupers
Anne Arundel Community College
Pascal Center for the Performing Arts
101 College Pkwy.
Arnold 21012
410-777-7230
Chair of Performing Arts: 410-
777-7030
www.aacc.edu/performingarts
Barbara Marder, chairman, Department of Performing Arts.

Musical Artists Theatre
Chesapeake Arts Center
Brooklyn Park 21225
410-636-6597
info@musicalartiststheatre.com
www.musicalartiststheatre.com
Michael and Ruth Hulett, directors.

Pasadena Theatre Company
P.O. Box 2169
Glen Burnie 21060
410-975-0200
Fax: 410-969-5409
sharon@pasadenatheatrecompany.com
www.pasadenatheatrecompany.com
Sharon Steele, president.

Talent Machine Company Inc.
P.O. Box 6418
Annapolis 21401
410-956-0512
talentmachine@verizon.net
www.talentmachine.com

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Regional Venues and Theater Companies

On Stage: Performance Venues, Theater Companies and Children's Theater

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Farmers Markets

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Inc.
Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis
410-987-6034 (Bobi Crispens)
vze338br@verizon.net
Hours: 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, June 12-Oct. 9; 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 14-Sept. 22; 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sept. 29-Dec. 22.

Deale Farmers Market
5965 Deale-Churchton Rd. (Cedar Grove United Methodist Church parking lot)
Deale 20751
410-974-8313 (Bill Morris)
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, July-October.

Glen Burnie Town Center Farmers Market
Glen Burnie
410-222-7410 (Lisa Barge)
Hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, July 4-Sept. 26.

Piney Orchard Farmers Market
Stream Valley Drive off Route 170 (community center parking lot)
Odenton
410-867-9162 (Bill Morris)
Hours: 2-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 13-Oct. 31; noon-4 p.m. Nov. 21.

Severna Park Farmers Market
Ritchie Highway and Jones Station Road
Severna Park 21146
410-827-9192
Hours: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April 28-Oct. 27.

South River Colony Farmers Market
Route 2 near Route 214 (behind Kmart)
Edgewater
410-987-6034 (Bobi Crispens)
Hours: 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, May 31-Oct. 25.

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Shopping Centers

Guide to Selected Shopping Centers and Malls in the Washington Area

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