Anne Arundel Datebook

November 22, 2009

Blues concert "Down Home, Back Porch Blues" consists of acoustic folk blues, Mississippi Delta blues, Piedmont blues and ragtime music, and takes place from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Tickets are $20. Call 410-263-2881 for more information.

Classical concert To celebrate Felix Mendelssohn's 200th birthday, organists Larry Molinaro and Carolene Winter will play selections of Mendelssohn's works. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. Call 410-280-5640.

Concert The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum presents the Maryland State Boychoir at 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $22, $15 for members, free for students accompanied by an adult. Call 410-859-3308 or go to

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Call 410-222-6115.

Lecture Retired Navy Capt. Randall Bannister will deliver a lecture, "The U.S. Naval Academy in Postcards: 1900-1930," based on his book of the same name, at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Call 410-263-2371.

Rotary meeting The Crofton Rotary Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant in Waugh Chapel. Call 301-897-1462.

Pasadena Rotarians The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Call John Clark at 410-320-3145.

Thanksgiving dinner All are invited to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 116 Marydell Road in Linthicum Heights. The event is free, but advance tickets are required. For tickets and information, call the Emmaus Center at 410-766-7729 between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Family concert The AMFM Family Holiday concert takes place at 3 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Local musicians and vocalists will perform holiday music. Tickets are $13-$18. Call 410-280-5640 for more information.

Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Call 410-269-7671.

Visit with Santa The Annapolis Recreation Center hosts its annual "Sipping & Singing with Santa" from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at 9 St. Mary's St. The event includes carols, hot chocolate and a meeting with Santa Claus. Admission is a nonperishable food item. For more information, call 410-263-7958.

Dance performance The Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company performs "Total Recall" Dec. 4-5 in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Shows are at 8 p.m. Admission is $7-$15. Call 410-777-2457.

'Tree Trimming Party' Children of all ages are invited to this event being held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road. Admission is free, refreshments will be served and no reservations are required. Call 410-867-4486.

Art sale A "Jingle Bell Art Holiday Sale" will be held Dec. 11-14 in the second-floor Hallway Galleries and Room 205 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Available will be paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and jewelry, all priced at less than $250. For more information, call 410-263-5544 or go to

'Read Between the Wines' The event, sponsored by Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 13 at Loews Hotel, 126 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Free parking. Call 410-263-0907 or go to

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