Given the success of last year’s cruise on the Schooner Woodwind, we will once again ply the high seas (well, the Chesapeake Bay) in August. Many people on last year’s cruise expressed an interest in doing one of the Monday night historical cruises, so we have chosen one that sounds interesting and entertaining.
Dave Gendell has researched, written, and presented extensively on Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay history with a special focus on the Schooner America, World War II along the Annapolis waterfront, and the Thomas Point Lighthouse.
The Robert Burns Society’s Burns Supper
On Saturday, January 25th, The Robert Burns Society of Annapolis will honor the life and legacy of Scotland’s most famous poet with its 37th annual “Burns Supper.” The event will take place at 6 pm at the Annapolis Elks Lodge No. 622, at 2 Pythian Drive, Edgewater, MD 21037.
This year’s event which takes place on the “ploughman poet” Burns birthday, will feature traditional Scottish cuisine, a silent auction, raffle, and entertainment including music and poetry that honors Burns’ legacy. In his short life (1759 – 1796), Burns wrote hundreds of poems, including the well-loved New Year’s favorite ”Auld Lang Syre.”
The menu will include a choice of entree, green salad, twice-baked potatoes, vegetables, rolls and assorted desserts. Guests can also nosh on haggis and “neeps and tatties”(turnips and potatoes) in true Scottish tradition.
The “Immortal Memory”, a talk in honor of Burns poetry and legacy, will be delivered by David Dent of Edgewater who grew up in a family that loved Burns’ poetry and who has long been active in local Scottish groups.
The cost is $40. for RBSA members and $45. for nonmembers. Dress is semi-formal. The wearing of kilts and tartan is encouraged, but not required.
For tickets or information contact Karolyn St. Clair at 410-721-7550, or firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check payable to Robert Burns Society of Annapolis to Karolyn St Clair, 1754 Swinburne Ave., Crofton, MD 21114. Deadline for reservations is Monday, January 20, 2014
We are proud to be sponsored for this event by these local businesses: