• Shake off the winter blues and hear some hot jazz with Sean Lane and Bay Jazz Project at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 at 49 West Coffeehouse, 49 West St. in Annapolis. Band also features saxophonist Seth Kibel, drummer Wes Crawford, and bassist Bob Abbott. $10 cover. Reservations suggested. Information: 410-626-9796.
Shake off the winter blues and hear some hot jazz with Sean Lane…
February 05, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 6

'Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands' Exhibit from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation is on display through Feb. 18 in St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Exhibit hours and information: 410-626-2556.

Monday, Feb. 7

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Program includes a member's showcase and a tech talk on abstract photography. 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

NARFE The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1519 holds its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 7438 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Speaker will be income tax expert Jack Czarnecki. Information: 410-760-3750.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Luncheon series Margaret Barker, author and environmental educator, discusses "Our Winter Birds" at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's Winter Luncheon Series at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. The series runs at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 16, and features a speaker on historical and cultural subjects. Individual luncheons are $17. Reservations and information: 410-266-8846.

Wednesday Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Alderman Fred Paone speaks on "Report on Annapolis City Council." Cost is $12.

Thursday, Feb. 10

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Seminar Series continues with Stephan Abel, executive director of the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Weekly seminars take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Cost for members is $60 per person for the full series or $10 per seminar; $95 or $15 for nonmembers. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Tori Bayless, president and CEO of Anne Arundel Health System, and Lisa Hillman, president of the AA Medical Center foundation, will speak on "Anne Arundel Health System: A Look Backwards and Forwards." Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, Feb. 11

Concert War performs its classic hits, "Slipping Into Darkness," "Why Can't We Be Friends" and others at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $39.50. Information: 410-268-4545. (Date moved from Friday, Feb. 4. Previously purchased tickets will be honored)

Saturday, Feb. 12

Black history Civil War-era living history interpreters present "Living Our History: An Afternoon of Stories" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis. Visitors can learn about the lives of African-American women during the Civil War through dramatic performances by re-enactors. Admission is free. Information: 410-216-6180 or


Boot camp The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis is holding Basic and Advanced Boot Camps on Saturday, Feb. 19. Basic runs 10 a.m. to noon; advanced is 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The boot camps give kids an opportunity to learn Navy terms, march, chant and follow orders. Cost is $36 and includes a "Dixie cup" cap, the camp, lunch and a certificate of participation. Registration must be made by Feb. 10. Information: 410-293-8111 or

Camp and activities fair The Chesapeake Family's annual Summer Camp & Activities Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Annapolis Area Christian School, 716 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Event provides families an opportunity to meet with more than 50 local and out-of-state day and overnight camp representatives while saving money with exclusive camp air-only deals. With the free VIP pass, parents can gain early access at 9:30 a.m., a tote bag, coffee and more. Children ages 3-18 can participate in crafts, exhibits and giveaways. Admission is free. Information: 410-263-1641, ext. 204 or

'GumboFest' The Chesapeake Chefs Association hosts the sixth annual "GumboFest" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront. Proceeds benefit the Light House, a homeless support center in Annapolis. Tickets are $15 or two for $25. Information: 410-353-6424.

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