Anne Arundel Datebook

December 27, 2009

Classical concert Pianist Jim Hendricks, professor of music at Chicago State University, plays Chesapeake Christian Center, 206 Weston Woods Drive in Pasadena, at 10 a.m. Free admission. For more information, call 410-903-2420.

Awards program The annual Mentoring Awards, sponsored by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable, will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1103 Smithville St. in Annapolis. Call 410-897-9207 for more information.

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets 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.

Holiday performance The South County Show Stoppers will perform a holiday show at 2:30 p.m. at Regency Park Assisted Living, 730 Route 3 South, Gambrills. Free. Call 410-222-1927.

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

Kids welcome New Year The Laurel Museum invites children to welcome the New Year at Feliz Ano Nuevo, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the museum, 817 Main St. Learn about traditional Mexican New Year's foods and make crafts and noisemakers. $5 per child. Call 301-725-7975 or go to

Exhibit An exhibit of photographs by local artist Ginny Kuhn will be at the Gallery at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, Jan. 3 through Feb. 7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and weekends by appointment. There will be a reception 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. Call 410-647-2550.

Explore Riggleman Preserve Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary will sponsor a hike from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 2 to explore the upland and wetland habitats of the Riggleman Preserve. Meet at the wetlands center to carpool to the preserve. Dress warmly, bring a snack or lunch, and be prepared to hike several miles. Children should be at least 10 years old. The sanctuary is at 1361 Wrighton Road in Lothian. Call 410-741-9330 or go to

Concert The Canadian Tenors will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, as part of the Anne Arundel Community Concert Association's 2009-2010 season. The quartet will perform a mix of music from theater, classical, operetta and pop. Admission is by subscription, or $20 for adults and $5 for students. Call 410-263-9553 or 410-647-4881.

Winter Waterbird Survey Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary needs help counting waterbirds, including Canada geese, marsh hawks, eagles, herons and many different kinds of ducks, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 7. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars and a field guide if available. For adults. No experience necessary. Call 410-741-9330 to register.

"Music Man" Children's Theatre of Annapolis will present "The Music Man," featuring actors ages 12 to 18, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17 at the theater, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 for children 12 and younger and seniors. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the 2 p.m. show Jan. 16. Call 410-757-2281 or go to

Concert St. John's College will host regional gospel choirs, choral groups and musicians in the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. concert, "Lift Every Voice," at 5 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Scheduled to perform: All Children's Chorus of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Community College Choir, Harmonizing Kings, The Queen Sisters, The Sounds of Joshua Community Praise Choir, Testification and the Pennsylvania Avenue AME Zion Mass Choir. Free. Go to for more information.

Winter Luncheon Series The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society will hold a series of luncheons at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road, beginning Jan. 13 with speaker Heather Ersts, vice president of collections and interpretation for the Historic Annapolis Foundation. The program starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by soup, specialty breads, dessert and a beverage. Admission is $85 for the six-part series, or $17 per program. Reservations required. Call 410-266-8846.

Bluegrass concert The Fitzmaurice Band, an alternative bluegrass group, performs at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, as part of the Showcase Artist Series. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for members. Call 410-280-5640 or go to

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