Party for a Good Cause and Beat the Heat

Talk about the dog days of summer, they seem to have arrived here in Annapolis, complete with dreary gray skies and steamy temperatures which make you want to head for a cold shower or maybe an exciting event in an air conditioned setting to put your mind in a better place.
Tonight is the annual Tribute to Leadership at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts where this year’s graduates of the Anne Arundel leadership (LAA) program will be congratulated, and leaders and volunteers from previous classes will be honored for outstanding service to the community. If you have not reserved your tickets yet, there may not be space for you to attend, but never fear because tomorrow night there is the One Incredible Party being thrown by the Anne Arundel County Community Foundation at Bembe Beach. This year’s party intends to bring together everyone in Anne Arundel County who cares about strengthening our community through giving, grant making, and building the capacity of our local nonprofits. Instead of the typical silent auction, bidders will be able to grant a wish for a
non-profit ranging from kitchen supplies for a new home being built for six homeless veterans to a providing a dream vacation for two individuals with disabilities who have never been able to take a trip. Wish List Items range from a low of $90 to a high of $2,500 – you can pick the item from the list that suits your interests and your budget, and help make a nonprofit organization’s wishes & dreams come true!Saturday spend your evening at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College. I’ve already seen the wonderful exhibit of artwork inspired by books hanging in the gallery along with some interesting old books, including 1st editions, available for sale. Photography, watercolors, mixed media, and handmade books all await your bids. The money raised goes to fund outreach programs. Authors, critics, poetry readings, food, and wine are included in the admission price.