May 13, 2011

Monday, May 16

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 17

Support group The National Family Caregivers Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities holds a meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis. Program provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

Wednesday, May 18

Pasadena Rotarians The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Information: John Clark, 410-320-3145.

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

Thursday, May 19

Elephant Club "Pizza & Politics" will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Open to the public. $5 fee. Speaker will be Jerry Walker. Information: 410-437-2213 or

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

Friday, May 20

Concert Sarah McQuaid takes the stage at 8 p.m. at 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 DuBois Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information: 443-786-0463 or

Star Trek Mania The Bowie Baysox will take on the Erie Seawolves at 7:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium. Event features costumed Star Trek characters, a postgame fireworks display and the opportunity for fans to pose for photos in front of a backdrop of the final frontier. Parking is free. Tickets are $6 to $14. Tickets and information: 301-464-4865 or

Saturday, May 21

Strawberry festival Annual strawberry festival will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie. There will be craft tables, baked goods and a white elephant sale. Outside yard sale spaces will be available at $10 per space. Hot dogs, barbecue, salads and beverages will be available for purchase. Fresh-picked strawberries over vanilla ice cream will be the feature of the day. Proceeds benefit projects at the church. Information: 410-674-4118.

Computer club The Annapolis Apple Slice, a club for Macintosh computer users and owners, meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Road. Dave Marra, a systems engineer for Apple, will give a presentation on new Apple products. Q&A session follows. Information: 410-255-1674 or


Family fun Chabad of Anne Arundel County will host a Lag Baomer extravaganza from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Truxton Park, 100 Park Road in Annapolis. Event features a folk rock concert, pony rides, petting zoo and more. Information: 443-321-9859.

Tour The 11th annual Secret Garden Tour, sponsored by the Hammond-Harwood House, will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 4-5, rain or shine. More than 10 private gardens will be on display in the neighborhood along Spa Creek. Proceeds benefit the education and restoration programs of Hammond-Harwood House. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of the tour. Tickets and information: 410-263-4683, ext. 14, or

Strawberry festival The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. Activities include strawberry shortcake, bake sale, raffles, crafters, flea market tables and book sale. Information:

Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes large and No. 1 male crabs, Maryland vegetable crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, draft beer and assorted sodas and water. A bake sale and cake raffle will also be held. Advance tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for those younger than 3. Buy tickets via or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online and telephone sales end at noon on July 31. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 5, price will be $75.

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 email to Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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