Anne Arundel Datebook

March 21, 2010

Artfest Free event features hands-on art project, demonstrations and open studios from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. Call 410-263-5544 or go to

Maryland Day The Deale Area Historical Society will celebrate Maryland Day with living history events, displays of artifacts and more from noon to 5 p.m. at the Historic Village, Herrington Harbour North Marina, 389 Deale Road, Tracys Landing. Free. Call 410-867-4911.

Sports memorabilia show Enthusiasts can browse items for sale, including NFL, NBA and MLB collectibles. Show will be held today at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover during regular hours. Go to or

Tour The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society celebrates Maryland Day by hosting a free tour of the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road, followed by afternoon tea. Tours take place at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Call 410-867-4486.

'The Pajama Game' Archbishop Spalding High School Theatre presents this musical at 8080 New Cut Road in Severn. Play is about labor troubles in a pajama factory, where workers' demands for a 7 1/2 -cent raise are going unheeded. Showtime is 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. Call 410-969-9105.

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Topic will be a member's showcase, followed by a tech talk on "Print Making Do's and Don'ts." Call 410-267-0461 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.

Disability meeting The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room in the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Michael Dalto will speak on "The Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program: Medical Assistance for Workers." Call 410-222-4464.

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

Awards dinner The Ed Casey Youth of the Year Awards Dinner will be held at the Boys & Girls Club at Bates Heritage Park, 121 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis. Event includes dinner, cocktails and entertainment along with a silent auction. Tickets are $120 per person. Call 410-263-2542 or go to

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.

Wednesday Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Rockfish, Sixth and Severn, Eastport, for breakfast and discussion. The cost is $12.

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum continues its Maritime Seminar Series with Chief Sewell Winterhawk Fitzhugh, head of the Nause-Waiwash, a group of more than 250 American Indians in Dorchester County, 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

Political club The Elephant Club will hold its regular breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park. Cost is $4. Speaker will be Brian Murphy. Call 410-437-2213.

Rotary club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Betty Schweitzer, director of the club's International Lane, will introduce the exchange student sponsored by the club. Call 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

'Cancer and Other Strangers' Author/philosopher Mark Nepo presents a conversation about what it means to be touched in some way by this disease, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds will benefit the Hospice of the Chesapeake, Wellness House of Annapolis and Metavivor organizations. Go to

Classical concert The Annapolis Chorale performs at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Church Circle in Annapolis. Tickets are $40, $15 for students. Call 410-280-5640 or go to

Spring concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra celebrates the end of winter with its performances of "Spring Awakenings" today and tomorrow. Concerts feature violinist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Showtimes are 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets are $10-$44. Call 410-263-0907 or go to

Bingo The GFWC Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights will hold a "Bingo Blast" at 2 p.m. in its clubhouse, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Road. Cost is $20 for 20 games. Light refreshments will be served. Call 410-789-0621.

Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Call 410-269-7671.

Concert Soprano Catherine Charlton and pianist Susan Hoskins perform "Our Lady of the Harbor: Stories from Ellis Island" at 3 p.m. March 28 in St. John's College's Great Hall, 60 College Ave. Annapolis. Admission is free. Call 410-263-2371.

Arthritis Walk Annual Annapolis Arthritis Walk takes place at Quiet Waters Park on May 15. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., opening ceremonies start at 8 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m. Call 443-223-3791.

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