Anne Arundel Datebook

November 29, 2009

Art exhibit The Maryland Federation of Art presents "Small Wonders" through Dec. 27 at the Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. 410-268-4566.

Art exhibit Paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastels by 19 local artists will be on display in the Gallery at Woods, Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park through Dec. 27. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and weekends by appointment. Call 410-647-0135 for more information.

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.

Visit with Santa The Annapolis Recreation Center hosts its annual "Sipping & Singing with Santa" from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Photographers meet The Anne Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Members will discuss digital editing. Visitors welcome. Call 410-544-1742 for information.

Republicans meet Republican Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Rockfish Restaurant, 400 Sixth St. in Eastport. Cost is $12.

Rotary club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Don Nelson, a retired U.S. Air Force officer and director of admissions at the U.S. Naval Academy will speak. Call 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115 for more information.

Holiday concert The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Julien Benichou, performs at 7:15 p.m. at the State House in Annapolis. Free. Call 443-758-3157 or go to for more information.

Lecture Danielle Allen, a professor at Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies, will deliver a lecture, "Why Plato Wrote" 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.

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.

'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

Lights parade The Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade with up to 40 boats of all shapes and sizes, power and sail, all brightly decorated for the holiday season takes place between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 12. For more information, call 443-621-9842 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

"The Nutcracker" The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Tchaikovsky's holiday classic Dec. 12-13 and 20 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Shows at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 20. For tickets and more information, call 410-280-5640 or go to

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