Anne Arundel County datebook

April 16, 2010


Classical music The Annapolis Opera presents "Opera Lite," featuring some of the great moments from comic operas, operetta, Gilbert & Sullivan, and other favorites at 3 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Information and ticket prices: 410-280-5640 or

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


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.


Lecture Dr. Robert L. Worden, archivist of St. Mary's Parish, will deliver a lecturer titled "Catholics in Annapolis from 1696 to 1898," at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.

Support meeting The National Family Caregivers Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities holds a meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2666 Riva Road in Annapolis. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.


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. Frank Bradley will speak on "Who is in Your House?" 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 State Delegate Nicholaus Kipke. 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. Donald R. Lilley, principal of Annapolis High School, will speak. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.


Basics on using Twitter Joe Fino, director of marketing technology for Crosby Marketing Communications, presents "All A-Twitter: How to Setup, Use, Manage and Get the Most from Twitter," at a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at Crosby Marketing, 705 Melvin Ave., Suite 200 in Annapolis. Cost is $25. Information: 410-757-2753.


Classical concert The Annapolis Chorale performs "The Creation for the 21st Century" at 7:30 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets are $15-$40. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Concert series St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church presents its "Spring Musical" at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at 1120 Spa Road in Annapolis. Information: 410-263-4723.


‘War Bonds' The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum presents Serena Ebhardt and David Zum Brunnen in this stage show at 7:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $22, $15 for members. Information: 410-859-3308 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.


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

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. Information and tickets: 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. Information: 443-223-3791.

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

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