Datebook

July 01, 2011

Sunday, July 3

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.

Monday, July 4

Concert The United States Naval Academy Band performs an all-American program of patriotic music and concert band favorites at 8 p.m. at Annapolis City Dock's Susan B. Campbell Park, 1 Dock St. Concert is free and open to the public with no tickets required. Information: 410-293-0263 or go to usna.edu/usnaband.

July 4 The Shady Side community celebrates Independence Day beginning with a parade at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, followed by a concert at 1 p.m. with the Bay Winds Band at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road, sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society and Greenstreet Gardens. Information: 410-867-4486 or shadysidemuseum.org.

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, July 5

Rotary meeting The Crofton Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. at the Bob Evans restaurant in Waugh Chapel. Information: 301-897-1462.

Wednesday, July 6

Compost talk Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will hold a composting demonstration and native plant garden visit at 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Visitors can learn how to make compost and see the park's gardens. Park entrance fees apply. Information: 410-222-6755.

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, July 7

Genealogy program The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society hosts a program titled, "Evaluating Genealogy Evidence Like a Judge," at 7:30 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Program will be hosted by Adrian Gravelle, a retired U.S. Army officer, lawyer and former Senior Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals. He is also a full-time genealogy researcher, specializing in French-Canadian research, and is an occasional genealogy instructor and a volunteer at the LDS Family History Center in Columbia. Refreshments and networking follow the presentation. Information: 410-760-9679.

Baysox The Bowie Baysox presents the "Festivus Miracle" as the team plays the Reading Phillies at 7:05 p.m. Event is based on a holiday created on the "Seinfeld" TV show and will feature festivus poles, feats of strength, the airing of the grievances, video clips from the show, a Kramer look-alike contest and a toy drive. Free parking. Tickets: 301-464-4865 or go to baysox.com.

Auction A Quarter Auction will be held at the Elks Lodge #2309, 1506 Defense Highway in Gambrills More than 100 items from a panel of ten direct sales consultants will be offered for just quarters. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction begins at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee includes two paddles, additional paddles are $2 each. Proceeds to benefit the Greater Baltimore Area Coast Guard Spouse Association Supporting Military Families. Information: 410-320-1559.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Induction of officers take place during the meeting. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Saturday, July 9

Jousting tournament The annual St. Margaret's Ring Joust and Country Faire will be held at Pleasant Plains and St. Margaret's roads, beginning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the "Charging of the Knights" ceremony at 11:30 a.m. This year's theme is health and fitness and includes activities and information for young and old. Event also feature beginner and professional class jousting, crafts, pony rides, children's activities, food and more. The tournament continues until the last jouster has ridden and the winner is crowned. Admission is $8 per car or $5 for walk-ins those 6 and older. Proceeds benefit local charities. Joust proceeds go to St. Margaret's youth and music programs, as well as general funds that are used for community missions. Information: 410-974-0200.

Yard sale The Green Haven Community Yard Sale takes place from 7 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month through September at the Pasadena Skating Rink, 2318 Mountain Road. Information: 410-979-2900.

Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Information: 410-269-7671.

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