Anne Arundel Datebook

December 06, 2009

"Tree Trimming Party" Children of all ages are invited to this event being held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.

Holiday concert The Arundel Vocal Arts Society will present "A Spiritual Concert," featuring Conrad Susa's "Carols & Lullabies" as well as seasonal spirituals, 2 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. JoAnn Kulesza will conduct. Tickets are $15 for adults; children admitted free with an adult. Call 410-268-3131 or go to

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.

College Alumni The Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Annapolis Charter, meets at 6 p.m. at the Italian Market at 126 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Members can show up any time for socializing and information on meetings and other activities. For more information, 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.

Anniversary celebration The Annapolis Maritime Museum will celebrate the first anniversary of the reopening of the McNasby Oyster Co. building from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 723 Second St. Admission is free, refreshments will be served. Call 410-295-0104 for more information.

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

Quilt dedication The "Black Watermen of the Chesapeake" quilt by Joan M.E. Gaither will be dedicated during a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Event highlights Gaither's work as well as the lives of the African-American men and women involved in Maryland's maritime history. Call 410-216-6186 or 410-570-1187 for more information.

Holiday performance The South County Show Stoppers will perform a holiday show at 1 p.m. at the South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. Call 410-222-1927.

Computer club The Chesapeake PC Users Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold. Meeting celebrates the club's 25th anniversary. Call 410-544-8706 or go to for more information.

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. Combined competitions will be held during the meeting, the theme is abstract. Visitors welcome. Call 410-544-1742 for information.

"A Celebration of Christmas" The Annapolis Chorale, accompanied by the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, performs this holiday program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Also performing are soprano Rebecca Bell, baritone Jason Buckwalter, and guest readers Eloise Ullman and Tim King. Tickets are $45. For more information, call 410-280-5640 or go to

Art sale A "Jingle Bell Art Holiday Sale" will be held Friday through Dec. 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

"A Christmas Carol" The Pasadena Theater Company presents Charles Dickens' holiday classic at 12:30 p.m. at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 410-222-6680.

Holiday performance The South County Show Stoppers and other entertainers will perform a holiday show at 12:30 p.m. at a luncheon at Grasonville Senior Center, 4802 Main St. Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15. For reservations, call 410-827-6010.

Book signing Katie Moose, author of "God's Bounty," will discuss and sign her latest cookbook from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at American Craftworks Collection, 189B Main St. in Annapolis. Call 410-626-1583 for more information.

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