Datebook

October 14, 2011

Sunday, Oct. 16

'The Witches: A Tribute to Roald Dahl' The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents this play about how a boy and his grandmother defeat a witch and her followers, who are holding a conference in a seaside hotel. Show continues through Sunday, Oct. 23, at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $12 for children 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older. For tickets, show times and more information, call 410-757-2281 or go to childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Oyster Festival The West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival, featuring music, food, children's activities and more, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Featured musical performers include Tim and Savannah Finch, the Eastman String Band, Janie Meneely & Paul Di Blasi, Calico Jack, the Sour Notes and the Coastal Flats. Admission is $6, free for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at the nearby Shady Side ballfields, with free shuttle service and handicapped parking at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or go to shadysidemuseum.org.

Monday, Oct. 17

Gospel concert The Virginia Baptist Male Chorale performs at 7 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive in Annapolis. The choral group, founded in 1963, consists of men who are music ministers in Virginia Baptist churches. Reception with refreshments follows. Admission is free. Information: 410-263-6680, 410-263-6680 or 410-279-0332.

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, Oct. 18

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, Oct. 19

Artist reception The Eastport Yacht Club hosts a reception for Bill Jaeger from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 317 First St. in Annapolis. Jaeger is the artist who designed the poster for the 2011 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, which will be unveiled at the event. Reception with light refreshments and a cash bar is open to the public. Information: 443-482-9161 or go to eastportyc.org.

Shutterbugs meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Guest speaker Colby Munger presents "Lessons from the Street." Information: 410-518-6876.

Meeting Entrepreneur's Exchange meets from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Premier Planning Group, 115 West St., Suite 200, Annapolis. Panel discussion titled, "When Social Media Goes Bad: Legal, HR and Marketing Risks and How to Recover," will be held. Cost is $35, $25 for members. Light breakfast will be provided. Information: 410-647-8167.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Concert Guitarist-songwriter Richard Thompson performs at 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $38, $33 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

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

Friday, Oct. 21

Theater performance Ballet Theatre of Maryland opens its season at 7 p.m. today with "Aladdin" at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Additional shows at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. For tickets and more information, call 410-224-5644 or go to balletmaryland.org

Concert Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis presents Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Quartet at 8 p.m. at 333 Coffeehouse, 333 DuBois Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $8 for students and seniors. Information: 443-333-9613 or uuca-md.org/333.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Gardening The University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners hosts "Learning Landscape" from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crofton branch of Anne Arundel County Public Library, 1681 Riedel Road. Beekeeping basics, rain gardens, pollinator gardens, and composting are among the topics to be discussed. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-222-7915.

'Blessing of the Pets' A blessing and thanksgiving for pets will be held at 3:30 p.m. on the front lawn of Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. A short service using scripture, song and prayer will conclude with the individual blessing of animals. A blessing of a pet thanks God for the joy which an animal brings to its human owner and asks God's protection for his creatures. Information: 410-255-8236.

Compost talk Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will hold a composting demonstration and native plant garden visit at 10 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.

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