Datebook

March 04, 2011

Sunday, March 6

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

Auditions Ballet Theatre of Maryland will hold auditions from noon to 7 p.m. March 6 and Sunday, March 13, at 128 Lubrano Drive in Annapolis. Call 410-224-5644 to register and for specific age group audition time.

Monday, March 7

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 8

Workshop "Resources for Families with Children with Special Needs" will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Army Community Service, 830 Chisholm Ave., and at Fort Meade. This workshop will explore resources within the county school system and the community available to families with children with special needs. Program will look at how effective communication is one of the key components for parent advocacy with special education. Information: 301-677-4122.

Wednesday, March 9

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 Cpl. Jimmy Miller of the Anne Arundel Police Department, who will speak on matters of safety, law, criminal and civil police policies and actions related to the county. Information: 410-760-3750.

Meeting Lauren Parker, register of wills for Anne Arundel County, will speak at the meeting of the Republican Women of Anne Arundel County at 10 a.m. at 130 Lubrano Drive in Annapolis. Coffee and refreshments will be available at 9:30 a.m. Free. Information: 410-263-6802 or 410-956-4052.

Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Dr. Jim Pelura will speak on "Setting the Political Compass for MDGOP." Cost is $12.

Thursday, March 10

Maritime seminar series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Seminar Series continues with Richard Schwartz, author of "Hurricanes of the Chesapeake Bay Region." 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. Paolo von Schirach will speak on "Does China's Growth Represent the Triumph of a New Economic Model?" Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, March 11

'The Marriage of Figaro' The Annapolis Opera presents Mozart's musical comedy March 11 and Friday, March 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.

'South Pacific' Archbishop Spalding High School theater department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical Friday, March 11, through March 20 at 8080 New Cut Road in Severn. Show features Laura Goudreau as Ensign Nellie Forbush and Jordan Silver as Emile de Becque. Show times vary. Tickets are $10. Refreshments will be available during intermission. Information: 410-969-9105.

Future

Concert Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston performs songs from his latest album, "Love Will Come," at 8 p.m. March 18 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Performance will feature compositions by the late jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi, as well as music from the Charlie Brown television specials. Tickets are $38, $33 for hall members. For tickets and more information, call 410-280-5640 or go marylandhall.org.

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.

Oyster roast The 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.

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