May 20, 2011

Sunday, May 22

Festival The annual Baltimore Blues Festival takes place at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Event features music, food and family activities. The Daryl Davis Band, Dana Fuchs, Little Feat and Kenny Wayne Shepard are among the musical performers. Tickets are $70. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Music begins at 11 a.m. Information: 410-257-7413.

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

Meet the Team Day The Bowie Baysox take on the Erie Seawolves at 2:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium. Players and coaches will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on the concourse level of the stadium for autographs. (Pitching coach Kennie Steenstra and the day's starting pitcher and catcher will not be available). Parking is free. Tickets are $6 to $14. Tickets and information: 301-464-4865 or

Living history presentation Event takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hancock's Resolution, 2795 Bayside Beach Road in Pasadena. The presentation features real-life doctor Joseph Gagliardi, who portrays the 18th-century physician Alexander Dodds. The year is 1778 and Dr. Dodds is on a mission to obtain supplies for the autumn campaign and approaching winter at Valley Forge. He will discuss the state of the war, his responsibilities as a physician and surgeon under General Washington and the most up-to-date medical care available during that time. Admission is $5 per person or $10 a family. Information: 410-255-4048 or

Monday, May 23

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 24

Meeting The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Information: 410-222-4383.

Wednesday, May 25

Job fair Jobseekers can meet more than 80 potential employers at a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road. Visitors should bring their resume. For a list of participating employers, go to Information: 410-674-5240.

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 26

Elephant Club A 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 Sheriff Ronald Bateman. Information: 410-437-2213 or


Yard sale The Rockview Beach and Riviera Isles Improvement Association will hold its annual community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, at Fort Smallwood and Elizabeth roads in Pasadena. (Rain date is Sunday, June 5). Proceeds benefit community projects. Information: 410-437-4868.

Flea market Anne Arundel Community College's "Big Flea Market and Community Yard Sale" takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The free event takes place rain or shine. Information: 410-777-2724 or 410-777-2614.

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.

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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