SOFO Annapolis
a collection of diverse retail shops, restaurants, and businesses located along
the south Forest Drive corridor in Annapolis

Events

SOFO HoHo 2019:

Each year we call on Santa to come accept toys from our residents of the community.  Prior to his arrival on Dec 7th at the Fire station 8 we will have donation boxes scattered at businesses along Forest Drive.

We are asking for new unwrapped presents for students in Elementary school.  These gifts will be wrapped by eager elves on Dec 14th and distributed to students at Hillsmere Elem, Georgetown East Elem, Tyler Heights Elem, and Mills Parole Elem the following week.

If you would like to help with wrapping please sign up here.

Drop off locations:

Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits ~ One.PT ~ Sams on the Waterfront
Main & Market ~ K&B True Value ~ Papa Johns-Hillsmere
Brusters ~ State Farm-Dovie Metzger ~ Evolve Medical Clinic
Fairway Independent Mortgage-Lori Schramek

Annapolis Middle School Fence Project:

Through a generous grant from the Four Rivers Heritage Area we are able to install 10 projects on the fence in 2020. Currently we are seeking student groups, artist, historians, and boating opportunities to create these 10 projects. Click for more information and applications.

APD Summer Camp – painting day

Summer Movie Series Under the Stars:

We had a very successful summer of Movie’s under the Stars.  Festivities started 2 hours before showtime.  Live music, Beer & Wine garden, themed foods, Ice Cream and popcorn were served.  This is a free event for the families and friends of the SOFO Community.  Look for our 2020 line up of films.

Thank you to our sponsors

One. PTFW; Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits; KB True Value; Wellspring Therapy; Annapolis Yacht Sales; Soul; Bay Weekly; Fairway Mortgage/Lori Schramek; Art in Public Places Commission.

2019 Fall Greenscape

On Oct 26 18 volunteers gathered to beautify two locations along the SOFO corridor.  The first location is the “Triangle of Death” which we have adopted and keep fresh.  This year we had 200 bulbs to plant after taking the sunflowers out of the way.  The other location is the Annapolis Middle School Fence.  Here we removed leaves that were trapped at the base of the fence, spruced up the memorial garden, and added water to the lighthouse mural.  

Students and teachers helped at the fence while business owners and garden club members helped at the triangle.

(Triangle of Death is the triangle at the light – Forest Dr, Hillsmere Dr, Bay Ridge Rd, Bay Ridge Dr)

PAST EVENTS:

Spring Greenscape 2019-

The spring greenscape project produced a lush garden environment in the triangle of Forest Dr, Bay Ridge Dr, Bay Ridge Rd, and Hillsmere Dr.  Over 80 plants were installed.  Thanks for the plants from City of Annapolis and Garden Girls.  We also planted many wildflower seeds.  As you are stopped at the light, take a look.

Fall Greenscape
The Fall Greenscape event took place on Nov 4th starting at 9:00 AM. We planted 200 tulip and 200 daffodil bulbs along the SOFO corridor for bright spring flowers. Expect to see flowers on the median strip outside the K&B True Value store. Also bright blubs will be greeting the students of Annapolis Middle School this spring. Planters and gardens outside the school are full of bulbs, thanks to the help from the Goals for Growth Soccer Club athletes.

Getting the gardens ready for the bulbs
Enjoying Papa Johns pizza after all bulbs planted
Bulb planters along Forest Drive