• 'Mermaids of the Chesapeake' An exhibit of hand-made linoleum block prints by Kathy Daywalt opens Monday, March 14, and runs through April 10, at Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park. A reception with refreshments will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, when the artist will discuss the process of linoleum cut relief block printing. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 410-544-2299.
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March 11, 2011

Sunday, March 13

'South Pacific' Archbishop Spalding High School theater department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical through Sunday, 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.

Auditions Ballet Theatre of Maryland will hold auditions from noon to 7 p.m. at 128 Lubrano Drive in Annapolis. Information: 410-224-5644.

'The Marriage of Figaro' The Annapolis Opera presents Mozart's musical comedy at 3 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the 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.

Monday, March 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, March 15

Support meeting The National Family Caregivers Support Program of the 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 in the department's office on the fourth floor at 2666 Riva Road in Annapolis. The National Family Caregiver Support Program provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

Wednesday, March 16

Job fair A Technical Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road at Fort Meade. More than 80 vendors will participate in the job fair. Many companies will be seeking employees with security clearances. For a list of participating employers, go to Information: 301-677-6054.

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. Del. Steve Schuh will speak. Cost is $12.

Thursday, March 17

Meeting Community members are invited to attend the next Fort George G. Meade Restoration Advisory Board meeting at 7 p.m. at the Captain Smathers Army Reserve Center. The RAB enables the community and representatives of government agencies to meet and exchange information about Fort Meade's environmental program. Community members interested in becoming members of the RAB should attend the meeting or call 301-677-9365. Information and directions:

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

Friday, March 18

Concert Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston performs songs from his latest album, "Love Will Come," at 8 p.m. 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 Charlie Brown television specials. Tickets are $38, $33 for hall members. Tickets and information: 410-280-5640 or

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," 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.

'Musical Pranksters' Performance by AACC's Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble takes place at 8 p.m. at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and AACC faculty and staff, senior citizens and groups, $5 for students with valid AACC ID. Information: 410-777-2457 or

Garden club meets The Meade Area Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Jessup Community Hall, at the corner of Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Matt Ciminelli will present a program titled "Organic Gardening." He will discuss methods to make your landscaping more "green" for the good of the environment. Refreshments will be served. All are invited. Information: 410-519-6443.

Saturday, March 19

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