Datebook

November 18, 2011

Monday, Nov. 21

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Karen Messick will give a presentation on "Composition," followed by a Member's Showcase. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.net.

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild will meet 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.

Thursday, Nov. 24

Buffet A Thanksgiving Day buffet will be served at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort Meade. Menu includes turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, gravy, yams, cranberry sauce, pies, cakes and other dishes. Cost is $23, $21 for club members, half-price for children ages 4-10. For times and registration, call 301-677-6969 or go to ftmeademwr.com.

Future

Sing-along The 25th annual "Messiah Sing-Along" will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at St. James' Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. A candlelight reception follows. Free. Information: 410-224-2478, 410-956-6157 or go to stjameslothian.com.

Concert series As part of its Showcase Artist Series, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will present the Jordan Tice Trio at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The concert will feature a performance and CD release party. Tickets are $15, $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.

'Hands-on Mosaics' Art program with Loring Cornish will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis. Cost is $5. Participants can learn what inspires the artist to create artworks made of found materials including shoes, glass, and pictures, and then create their own. Registration and information: 410-216-6181.

Open house The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual "Holiday Open House" from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. The theme of this year's celebration is "A Civil War Christmas." Also, the second-floor display room will showcase vintage children's games. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-768-9518.

'Home for the Holidays' The Brooks Tegler AAF Big Band will perform holiday classics at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $28; $23 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or go to marylandhall.org.

Tree-trimming party Kids of all ages are invited to a tree-trimming party from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Free. Participants can enjoy refreshments do crafts as they celebrate the holidays in the fashion of 1860s, with stories and songs of the era. Santa will visit and hear the children's Christmas wishes. Information: 410-867-4486 or go to shadysidemuseum.org.

Meeting The Annapolis Maritime Museum holds its annual meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at 723 Second St. For reservations and more information, call 410-295-0104 or e mail eleslie@amaritime.org.

'Rob Levit Holiday Showcase' Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or go to marylandhall.org.

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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