Datebook

November 06, 2005

TODAY

Book sale -- The American Association of University Women, Severna Park branch, will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arnold Center, 1445 Ritchie Highway, Arnold. Specials include books for $1 to $2 a bag. 410-279-6272, or 410-255-8592.

Craft fair -- Bell Branch Seventh Day Adventist Church will hold a Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2365 Bell Branch Road, Gambrills. The sale will feature handmade crafts, gift items, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, baked goods, gift baskets and soup and sandwiches. 410-721-4645.

Benefit bingo -- The Coast Guard Spouses Association of Greater Baltimore will hold Pampered Chef bingo at the Masonic Lodge, 1206 Stehlik Drive, Odenton. Lunch will be available at 1 p.m. and games start at 2 p.m. Door prizes, raffles, vendors and a 50/50 raffle will be included. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. 410-695-1164.

Benefit auction -- The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center in Grasonville will hold a "Wet & Wild" live and silent auction benefit from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Tickets are $75. 410-827-6694.

Tasting fundraiser -- The Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will hold its 25th annual Concert of Tastes and Silent Auction from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel. Food from 28 restaurants and caterers will include signature and other dishes. Fred Geil will play live classical music. Tickets are $65. 410-757-2206.

Jewish festival -- The United Jewish Council of Anne Arundel County will hold the ninth annual Annapolis Jewish Festival from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Annapolis Middle School. 410-439-0157.

Flower festival -- Historic London Town and Gardens will hold a Camellia Festival at 1:30 p.m. at 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater. William Ackerman, horticulturist and breeder of cold-hardy camellias, will give a tour of London Town's camellia collection. An English tea with the "tea plant," Camellia sinensis, will be served. Ackerman will give a talk on camellias and sign copies of his book, Growing Camellias in Cold Climates. Prepaid reservations are required. The cost is $35 for the public; $32.50 for seniors and members. 410-222-1919.

Charity car event -- The Ferrari Club of America will hold a charity event, "Celebrating the Art of the Automobile: A Collection of Photographs by Jonathan Kendall," from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Metropolitan Restaurant, 169 West St., Annapolis. The photos feature Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches and other cars, on display in the 100 block of West St. and in the Aeroterm lot. An auction of Kendall's work will benefit the Children's Guild. A $50 "pit pass" includes admission to the fine cars and photography exhibit, auction, and food. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 410-444-3800, ext. 139.

TOMORROW

Martial arts -- Jing Ying Institute will present "An Evening with Master Chen Zheng Lei" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. The seminar is suitable for all styles and all levels of experience. The cost is $50. 410-431-5200 or info@JingYing.org.

TUESDAY

Woman's Club -- The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will meet 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum. Brigitte May from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will present "Does Cinderella Live? A Modern Re-interpretation of German Fairytales, Legends and Myths." 410-789-1577.

Parenting lecture -- Anne Arundel Community College Family Outreach Network will sponsor a brown-bag lunch parenting lecture at 12:30 p.m. in Cade Center Room 219 on the Arnold campus. Maureen O'Grady-Hynes, assistant professor of American Sign Language, will discuss "Sound and Sign: Life in a Deaf Family." 410-777-2159.

NARFE meeting -- Glen Burnie Chapter 1519 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church hall, 7434 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Theresa De Veanx, registered nurse, will discuss vascular diseases. 410-255-5945.

Crofton meeting -- The Greater Crofton Council will hold its annual community forum at 7 p.m. at the Village of Waugh Chapel Community Center. Speakers include Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin and the Maryland Stadium Authority, which will discuss the Maryland Horse Park and the site selection of the Naval Academy Dairy Farm for a feasibility study. Also present will be County Council members, state delegates, and senators. Reservations are required and include a light buffet at 6:30 p.m. 410-923-1100.

WEDNESDAY

Global warming forum -- The Anne Arundel Community College Biology and Environmental Science Club will present a forum, "Global Warming: Science and Solutions," at 3:30 p.m. in Dragun Building Room 110 on the Arnold campus. Chris Fox, associate professor of environmental science and technology at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, will discuss the latest scientific findings that point to global warming and possible worldwide and personal solutions. 410-777-2265.

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