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

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 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


'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 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:

'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

'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 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

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

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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