Datebook

May 29, 2011

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day parade Parade in Historic Annapolis runs 10 a.m. to noon with a memorial ceremony from noon to 12:30 p.m. at City Dock. The parade route begins on West Street at Amos Garrett Boulevard, follows Church Circle to Main Street and ends at City Dock. Information: annapolis.gov.

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 31

Exhibit opening The Banneker-Douglass Museum will hold an opening for "Music to Our Ears: The Sounds of the African American Experience at Carr's and Sparrow's Beaches" from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 84 Franklin St., Annapolis. The exhibition is by Southern Senior High School's black history class. Free. Registration: 410-216-6180 or bdmprograms@goci.state.md.us.

Wednesday, June 1

Baysox The Bowie Baysox will hold Golf Night as the team plays the Richmond Flying Squirrels at 7:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. The evening includes golf-themed prizes, including tickets to the U.S. Open. Tickets: baysox.com or 301-464-4865.

Thursday, June 2

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. Information: 410-437-2213 or elephantclub.us.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Club member Keith Jones will discuss ways to safeguard your computer from viruses. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Summer social PRSA Central Chesapeake Chapter will hold Vin, Vine and Maryland Wine from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at VIN 909, 909 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Event includes hors d'oeuvres, wine samples and guest speaker Regina McCarthy of the Maryland Wineries Association. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and guests. Reservations: Renee Tilton, 410-626-0805 or rtilton@crosbymarketing.com. Information: prsachesapeake.org.

Friday, June 3

Baysox The Bowie Baysox will hold a Harry Potter Party as the team takes on the New Britain Rock Cats at 7:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium. The evening includes a Harry Potter look-alike contest and trivia. Tickets: baysox.com or 301-464-4865.

Saturday, June 4

Garden tour The 11th annual Secret Garden Tour, sponsored by the Hammond-Harwood House, will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, 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 hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Yard sale The Rockview Beach and Riviera Isles Improvement Association will hold its annual community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon 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. on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The free event takes place rain or shine. Information: 410-777-2724 or 410-777-2614.

Future

Hospice benefit The Fashion for a Cause benefit for Hospice of the Chesapeake will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 9. A runway show will highlight designs from South Moon Under. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at hospicechesapeake.org or Christine Wilson, 443-837-1530 or cwilson@hospicechesapeake.org.

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. There will be strawberry shortcake, a bake sale, raffles, crafters, flea market tables and a book sale. Information: aachs.org.

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

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to arundel.calendar@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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