Anne Arundel Datebook

February 07, 2010

Art exhibits Works by the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters and ink and watercolors of Karen Freeman and David Young will be on display through Feb. 14 at the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call 410-222-1777.

Dance performance The Ballet Theatre of Maryland performs "An American Southwest Carmen" at 2 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15-$40. Call 410-224-5644 or go to

Dog adoption Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue will hold an adoption show from noon to 3 p.m. at Petsmart, 2601 Housley Road in Annapolis. All the animals up for adoption have been spayed or neutered and have been vaccinated. For more information, call 703-533-2373 or go to

Exhibit The Maryland Federation of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by students in visual art programs in Maryland through Feb. 14 at the Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Call 410-268-4566.

Club meeting The Senior Republican Club will meet at 2 p.m. at the North County Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. House Minority Leader Anthony J. O'Donnell will speak about state budget issues. Free. Call 410-647-5667.

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.

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. J.D. Cantu will give a lecture on "Corporate Photo Events." Call 410-267-0461.

Meeting Monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1519, meets at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 7438 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Speaker will be Jack Zarnecki. Call 410-760-3750 for more information.

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

Winter Luncheon Series The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society will hold one in a series of luncheons at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road. Howard Ernst, author of "Fight for the Bay," is the guest speaker. Program begins 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.

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. Competitions in digital and black-and-white prints will be held. Visitors welcome. Call 410-544-1742 for information.

Mardi Gras Party Event features Big Sam's Funky Nation from New Orleans, 8 p.m. at the Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $18.50. Call 410-268-4545.

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum continues its Maritime Seminar Series with John Page Williams, author and naturalist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, at 7 p.m. at 723 Second St. This is the fourth of 10 weekly seminars covering a range of topics to commemorate maritime heritage. Admission for members is $60 per person for the series or $10 per seminar; $95 for nonmembers for the series or $15 per seminar. Call 410-295-0104 or go to to enroll or for more information.

Political club The Elephant Club holds its breakfast meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park. Maryland Project Director David Blazer will speak. Cost is $4. 410-437-2213 or go to club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Classification talks will be given by two members, who will discuss their careers and involvement in rotary. Call 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115 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. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Call 410-269-7671.

Folk music Chesapeake Arts Center presents Walt Michael in concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 20 at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. This is the center's first concert in the Spring Traditional & Folk Music Concert Series. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Call 410-636-6597 or go to

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