Anne Arundel Datebook

February 28, 2010

Gumbofest The Chesapeake Chefs Association will hold its Gumbofest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road in Annapolis. More than 15 local chefs will participate in this annual event. Music provided by Too Big to Fail. Free parking. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25. Call 410-349-5056 or go to

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.

Dance performance Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents "An American Southwest Carmen" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. For tickets and more information, call 410-224-5644 or go to Show is rescheduled from Feb. 6 and 7.

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

'Druid' The Three Irish Tenors appear at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts at 7:30 p.m. for a performance celebrating the Irish spirit. Tickets are $36, $31 for members. Maryland Hall is at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. For more information, call 410-280-5640 or go to

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. Call 410-266-8846. Rescheduled from Feb. 10.

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 Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Photographer David Wolff presents a program on model and event photography. 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. Ernest Tucker, history professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, will speak on "Recent Events in Middle East and Yemen." Cost is $12.

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum continues its Maritime Seminar Series with author Mick Blackistone, who will speak on efforts under way to restore the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay, at 7 p.m. at 723 Second St. 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.

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 March 11 and 18. Free. Call 410-280-5640.

'The Shadow Box' Michael Cristofer's Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the stories of three terminally ill cancer patients as they, along with their families, deal with their mortality and the uncertainties of everyday life. Performances will be held today through March 13 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $15-$20. For show times and more information, call 410-266-8044 or go to

Rotary club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Bess Langbein, executive director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, will speak. Call 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115 for more information.

Comedy show The Capitol Steps perform their revue of songs and spoofs that ridicule public figures across all party lines at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium. Tickets are $60. Call 202-332-5501 for more information.

Flea market The Marriotts Ridge High School Music Foundation will hold its second annual Mustang Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school's cafeteria, 12100 Woodford Drive. Furniture, baby items, electronics, household and sporting goods, clothes, toys, seasonal items and more will be available. Cash only. No early birds. For more information, e-mail Kathy Wehr at

Computer club The Annapolis Apple Slice, a club for Macintosh computer users and owners, will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Road. For more information, call 410-255-1674 or go

Consignment sale Thousands of items will be available at the Wee-Sale, March 12-14 at the Medford National Guard Armory, 15 Willow St. in Annapolis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14 (half-price day). For more information, call 410-562-8398 or go to

Puppet show Chesapeake Arts Center presents the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 4 p.m. March 20 at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park as part of its Family Concert Series. Tickets are $10 and $5. Call 410-636-6597 for more information.

Events and cancellations may be submitted by e-mail to Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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