Datebook

April 29, 2011

Sunday, May 1

First Sunday Arts Festival Event begins at noon in the first block of West and Calvert streets, and features crafts vendors, artists, live music, street performers and sidewalk dining. Free. Information: 410-741-3267 or firstsundayarts.com.

Earth festival The Chesapeake Interfaith Environmental Group holds a celebration of the environment with its "Earth, Water, Faith, Festival" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Towne Center. Festival feature music by folk artists Doris Justis and Sean McGhee, the All Children's Chorus of Annapolis, Church Circle Consort, and the Harmonic Fifth. Interactive activities for kids include T-shirt decorating, eco-art and a scavenger hunt. Readings and reflections will be provided. Free waste recycling and paper shredding is available. Visitors will also be able to donate used books. Free. Information: chesapeakeieg.com.

Bluegrass music Enjoy the three and four-part harmonies of Chester River Runoff when they take the stage at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-295-0104

Clarinet recital The U.S. Naval Academy Band's Recital Series continues at 3 p.m. at Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church, 1281 Green Holly Drive in Annapolis, with a clarinet recital featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy and Elliot Carter. Free. Information: 410-293-0263 or usna.edu/usnaband.

Monday, May 2

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, May 3

Political club meeting The Senior Republican Club holds its regular meeting at 2 p.m. in the meeting room at Anne Arundel County Library's North County branch, 1010 Eastway in Glen Burnie. Speaker will be Sen. Ed Reilly. All are invited. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 410-647-5667.

Wednesday, May 4

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

Thursday, May 5

Concert The trombone section of the Naval Academy's band plays solo and trio music at 6 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Musicians First Class Zac Hollister, Russell Sharp, and Clint Woltering will be joined by pianist Jessica Stitt. Program will include Sonata "Vox Gabrieli" by Stjepan Sulek and Sonatine for Trombone by Jacques Casterede. The public concert is free. Information: 410-293-0263 or usna.edu/usnaband.

Elephant Club Breakfast meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Open to the public. $4 fee. Speaker will be Del. Cathleen Vitale. Information: 410-437-2213 or elephantclub.us.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. John Herman will give a talk on "Hype Versus Substance: The Truth About Today's Economy." Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, May 6

Free admission Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, will celebrate the American Public Gardens Association' s third annual National Public Gardens Day by waiving admission fees. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or adkinsarboretum.org.

Saturday, May 7

Book sale The Anne Arundel County Historical Society will hold its semiannual book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway. Information: 410-647-0936.

Children's gala The Children's Theatre of Annapolis will hold its annual gala and fundraising event, "Night in Camelot," at 7 p.m. at 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis. Event will include food and drink, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and dancing. Tickets are $75 per person. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Concert The Peabody Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Harlan Parker, performs at 2 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-269-5343.

Future

Giveaway at the ballpark The Bowie Baysox will hold a Fleece Blanket Giveaway night on May 12 as the team takes the field at 7:05 p.m. against the Akron Aeros. The blanket is black and features the Baysox and Baltimore Orioles logos. The first 250 fans, ages six and older, will receive the blanket. Parking is free. Tickets are $6 to $14. Tickets and information: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.

Festival The Parole Rotary Foundation and the Kansas City Barbecue Society are holding a festival 13-14 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium parking lot in Annapolis. Event features food, music, local artists and crafts. Free. Hours are 4 p.m.-10 p.m. May 12 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 14. Proceeds benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center for Pediatric Oncology Research. Information: barbayq.com.

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