Datebook

February 18, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 20

Dinner and jazz Vocalist Felicia Carter, along with pianist Robert Redd and bassist Amy Shook, perform from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 49 West Coffeehouse, 49 West St. in Annapolis. $20 cover. Information: 410-626-9796.

Recital Pianist Reynaldo Reyes performs classical music at 7 p.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Reception follows the concert. Free. Information: 410-255-8236.

Monday, Feb. 21

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. 22

Meeting The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room in the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Committee chairmen will make a presentation to the commission on their committees, their responsibilities and tasks, and then introduce the committee members. This is in advance of the commission's retreat March 22, which will be a closed meeting. Information: 410-222-4383.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Del. Ron George will speak. Cost is $12.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Seminar Series continues with Don Parks, author of "Chesapeake Splendor." 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. Liz Fletcher will present energizing ideas for members to find balance in their lives. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, Feb. 25

'Romeo and Juliet' Ballet Theatre of Maryland's production of Shakespeare's classic love story takes place at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m. Feb. 27. Ticket prices and information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org. Group discounts are available for 10 or more people.

Saturday, Feb. 26

Camp and activities fair The Chesapeake Family's annual Summer Camp & Activities Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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.

Future

'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. Information: 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.

Fundraiser The Capitol Steps perform at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. March 5 to benefit student aid. Show includes songs and spoofs that ridicule political figures across party lines. Tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at the door. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.

'Battle of the Bands' Six local bands will square off from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. March 5 in Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $10, $5 for students with valid AACC student ID. Information: 410-777-2043 or aacc.edu/studentlife.

'The Marriage of Figaro' The Annapolis Opera presents Mozart's musical comedy March 11 and 13 at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $25-$85 and may be purchased at annapolisopera.org or by phone at 410-280-5640. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Oyster roast The first annual Annapolis Oyster Roast will be held from noon to 5 p.m. March 19 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Tickets are $15; $5 for children ages 13-18; free for children 12 and younger. Festivities include live music, oyster shucking, cooking demonstrations and more. Parking is available at the Horn Point Harbor Marina, 105 Eastern Ave. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

Reunion The North County High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20th reunion. Send contact information to nchs91@yahoo.com.

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

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