Anne Arundel Datebook

April 11, 2010

Dance performance Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents its "Director's Choice Repertoire" at 2 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Program consists of music fused with classical and contemporary ballet. Tickets are $15-$40. Information: 410-224-5644 or

Carnival The Reithoffer Carnival takes place from noon to 11 p.m. on the parking lot adjacent to Wendy's at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. Ticket prices vary. Information:

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Hunter Harris will give a talk on aerial photography, followed by a talk on "Scanning Film and Other Things." Information: 410-267-0461 or

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. Information: 410-222-6115.

Retired federal employees meeting NARFE Chapter 1519 holds its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7438 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie. Dr. Zina Novak will speak. Information: 410-760-3750.

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

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Black and white and digital competitions will be held. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-544-1742.

Pasadena Rotarians The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Information: 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. Annapolis Alderman Fred Paone will speak. Cost is $12.

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. Speaker will be Timothy Johnson, CEO of Positive Solutions. Cost is $5. Information: 410-437-2213.

Rotary club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Two club members will give classification talks, discussing their careers and participation in rotary. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Concert Abe's Lily performs "New Tradition Music" at 8 p.m. at 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information and directions: 443-786-0463 or

Garden club The Meade Area Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Jessup Community Center at Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Gary Van Velsir will present a program titled "Hummingbirds of the Americas." Information: 410-519-6443.

Children's show Nicolo Whimsey performs as part of the Chesapeake Arts Center's Family Concert Series from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 195 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. His variety arts show consists of juggling, music, comedy, story telling and circus skills. Tickets are $10, $5 for children. Information: 410-636-6597.

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. Information: 410-255-1674 or

Concert WAMMIE Award winners Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley perform at 8 p.m. as part of the Spring Traditional & Folk Music Series at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. Information: 410-636-6597.

Consignment sale The MOMS Club of Odenton holds its annual spring consignment sale from 8 a.m. to noon 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. Information: 410-874-7383 or

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. Information: 410-269-7671.

Blood donations A community blood drive takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 18 at Community Methodist Church, 8680 Ft. Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Call 410-255-1506 to schedule a donation.

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. Information: 800-689-3795 or

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. Information: 443-223-3791.

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