Datebook

February 25, 2011

Sunday, Feb. 27

'Romeo and Juliet' Ballet Theatre of Maryland's final performance of Shakespeare's classic love story will be held at 2 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Ticket prices and information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org. Group discounts are available for 10 or more people.

'GumboFest' The Chesapeake Chefs Association hosts the sixth annual "GumboFest" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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. in the academy's main chapel. Tickets are $18. Information: 410-293-8497.

Monday, Feb. 28

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Bill Tongue will speak on "NIK Lug-ins for Photoshop and Lightroom." Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.net.

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, March 1

Rotary meeting The Crofton Rotary Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Bob Evans restaurant in Waugh Chapel. Information: 301-897-1462.

Wednesday, March 2

Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Ernest Tucker, history professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, will speak. Cost is $12.

Thursday, March 3

Concert The U.S. Naval Academy Band presents its annual "Side By Side" concert at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Concert feature students from area high schools playing alongside academy band members. Admission is free. Information: 410-293-0263 or usna.edu/usnaband.

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Seminar Series continues with Jennifer Bodine, daughter of renowned photographer A. Aubrey Bodine. 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. Rotary District 7620 Ambassadorial scholars will talk about their year of studies and rotary experiences. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, March 4

Classical concert The Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus, accompanied by the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and a group of young soloists, will perform the "Vespers of 1610" by Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $40 and $15. Information: 410-280-5640.

Saturday, March 5

Fundraiser The Capitol Steps perform at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 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. 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.

Future

Spring concert The Bay Winds Band performs its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free admission. Information: 410-956-6201.

'The Marriage of Figaro' The Annapolis Opera presents Mozart's musical comedy March 11 and 13 at Maryland Hall for the 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.

Lecture The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society presents Ken Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S. News and World Report, in a program about his new book, "Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House," on March 18 at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road. Coffee and desserts will be served at 7 p.m. with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $13, $10 for members. Reservations required. Tickets and more information: 410-266-8846.

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