Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today’s Groupon to the Pig & Pearls charitable barbecue benefiting the Junior League of Annapolis. The event will take place on Saturday, October 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mayo Beach Park in Edgewater. Tickets for kids age 3–12 are $10; children 2 and younger are admitted for free. Choose between the following options:
- For $65, you get two adult tickets (a $130 value).
- For $120, you get four adult tickets (a $260 value).<p>
Benefitting the civic-minded nonprofit, Junior League of Annapolis, the Pig & Pearls event treats revelers to an autumnal afternoon at the mouth of the South River and Chesapeake Bay for all-you-can-eat oysters, barbecue, and libations. As the bay’s waves lap against the beach sands, chefs line up tasty trays of raw and roasted oysters, barbecue, and desserts that keep unruly sweet teeth under control more effectively than fitting them with rock-candy braces. Wash down fare with a soft drink or the cold suds of a Miller Lite or Yuengling as The Baltimore Bluegrass Band plucks the banjo and strikes the fiddle in traditional bluegrass favorites.
A flat-screen TV ensures college-football fans don’t miss their team executing a successful fumblerooski, and kids’ activities keep tykes occupied without having to resort to tea parties on a sand castle’s ceiling. Though not included in the value of today’s Groupon, merrymakers can purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes, including NLF and college-football tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and a weekend getaway to La Paz, Mexico.
Junior League of Annapolis nurtures the potential of women, striving to improve the community through the leadership and action of its trained volunteers. The Junior League has been committed to civic causes for more than a century, planting its charitable roots in 1901, before trees even existed.