Anne Arundel Datebook

February 14, 2010

'Complete History of America (Abridged)' The Theatre at Anne Arundel Community College presents this fast-paced comedy that attempts to cover the entire history of the country in less than two hours, 2 p.m. in the Humanities Building Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. It will also be performed at 2 p.m. Feb. 21 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 for seniors, groups, AACC employees and students other than AACC students; and $5 for AACC students. Call 410-777-2457 or e-mail

Concert Vocalist Jessica L. Hatfield of the Naval Academy Band will sing American love songs in a Galilee Fine Arts series concert at 7 p.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena. A free-will donation is appreciated. Call 410-255-8236.

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 today 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.

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

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.

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. Melanie Lynch will speak on "Osprey on the Rebound." 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.

Greater Severna Park Newcomers Club Group meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Restaurant, 625 Greenway Road Southeast, Glen Burnie. Guest speaker is Rob Hendry, a professor of photography at Anne Arundel Community College. For more information and reservations, call Nancy Avent at 410-757-5444.

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. Visitors welcome. Call 410-544-1742 for information.

Wednesday Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Rockfish, Sixth and Severn, Eastport, for breakfast and discussion. Mark Hyman of Fox 45 will speak on "The Plan to Silence Dissent." Cost is $12.

International Film Festival Five-week festival presents films from a different country each week, chosen by each country's embassy. Show starts at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Other dates are Feb. 25 and March 4, 11 and 18. Free. Call 410-280-5640.

Political club The Elephant Club will hold a Pizza & Politics meeting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park. Aaron Jones of the Annapolis Tea Party and Maryland Chapter of Americans for Prosperity will speak on tea parties. Cost is $5. 410-437-2213 or go to

Rotary club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. A representative from the Organization of American States in Washington will speak. Call 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115 for more information.

'1776' Pasadena Theatre Company will present an evening performance of the musical "1776" - about the days leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence - at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Tickets are $12. For information, call 410-222-6680.

Folk music Chesapeake Arts Center presents Walt Michael in concert at 8 p.m. 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

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.

Safetysuit Tickets are on sale now for the band's appearance Feb. 27 at Anne Arundel Community College's Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $15, $10 for students. For more information, call 410-777-2220.

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