Anne Arundel Datebook

March 28, 2010

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

Literary event The Anne Arundel Community College Peer Learning Partnership presents a lecture and book signing event, "The Best is Yet to Be - Later Life Creativity and its Potential for Our Society," at 10 a.m. in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. For more information, call 410-777-1806.

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.

Safety council The Annapolis Police Department's Neighborhood Safety Council sponsors a presentation on "Sexual Predators on the Internet, Cyber-Bullying and Gang Awareness" at 6:30 p.m. at police headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. Speaker will be Bruce Lohr, a crime prevention specialist for the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute. 410-268-9000.

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

Concert Latin guitarist David Burgess performs at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts as part of the "Showcase Artist Series." Tickets are $15, $10 for members. Maryland Hall is at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. For more information, call 410-280-5640 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. Don Dwyer speaks on "The Political Future of Maryland." Cost is $12.

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. 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. Lorie Stout, outstanding sailor, will speak on efforts to promote sailing for youth in the community. Call 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

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.

Consignment sale The MOMS Club of Odenton holds its annual spring consignment sale from 8 a.m. to noon April 17 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, 1425 Annapolis Road. Items for sale include new and gently used children's and maternity clothes, toys, books, and other children and maternity items. Admission is $1. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call 410-874-7383 or go to

Conference The annual Maryland Charter School Conference takes place April 30 at the Holiday Inn-BWI Airport, 890 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum. Conference is designed to be a professional development and networking opportunity for charter school leaders, teachers, developers and advocates. For more information, call 800-689-3795 or go to

Benefit event Annual "Nite at the Races" takes place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 30 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. Event features music by Too Big to Fail, video horse racing, an open bar, silent auction and more. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at door. Proceeds benefit the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. For tickets and more information, call 410-897-9207.

Arthritis benefit 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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