Datebook

February 12, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 13

Author appearance As part of the Carrie Weedon Speakers Series, Cam Trowbridge, author of "Marconi," will speak at 3 p.m. at the Carrie Weedon Science Center, 911 Galesville Road, Galesville. Refreshments served, donation appreciated. Information: 410-222-1625.

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

Monday, Feb. 14

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. 15

Support group The National Family Caregivers Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will host a support group meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva Road in Annapolis. Program provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Luncheon series William S. Dudley, author of "Maritime Maryland: A History," will speak at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's Winter Luncheon Series, 11:30 a.m. at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. $17. Reservations and information: 410-266-8846.

Railroaders meet The CSX Railroaders Lunch Bunch meets at 11 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 6701 Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie. All current and former employees are invited. On arrival, ask for Ben. Information: 410-255-2715.

Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold will speak. Cost is $12.

Thursday, Feb. 17

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Seminar Series continues with underwater archaeologist Susan Langley. 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 amaritime.org.

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

Friday, Feb. 18

Concert The Parker String Quartet performs at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. For tickets and information, call 410-263-2371.

Concert Lisa Moscatiello and Cheryl Hurwitz take the stage at the 333 Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. at Annapolis Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 DuBois Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors and students. For directions and more information, call 443-786-0463.

Saturday, Feb. 19

Computer club The Annapolis Apple Slice, a club for Macintosh computer users and owners, will meet at 1 p.m. at the Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Road. Information: 410-695-0112.

Future

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 chesapeakefamily.com.

'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.

Gospel concert The U.S. Naval Academy Gospel Choir, under the direction of Karla Scott, performs a concert for Black History Month at 4 p.m. Feb. 27 in the academy's main chapel. Tickets are $18. 410-293-8497.

Gala The Rotary Club of Annapolis hosts "Black Tie and Diamonds" from 6 p.m. to midnight March 5 at the Westin Annapolis Hotel on Westgate Circle in Annapolis. Event includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, a raffle, dinner and dancing to the music of Millennium. Tickets are $150 per person, $1,500 for a table of 10. Tickets and information: 410-739-5333 or http://www.annapolistickets.com. Proceeds benefit the Light House, a homeless prevention support center in Annapolis.

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