Sunday, Feb. 12
Concert The Galilee Fine Arts Series presents pianist Todd Simon at 7 p.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Concert includes romantic tunes, as well as melodies from Broadway shows. There is no admission charge, but free-will donations are accepted to help cover expenses. Reception follows. Information: 410-255-8236.
Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Annapolis Petsmart, 2601 Housley Road, Annapolis. Information: http://www.cockerspanielrescue.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1519, meets at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Jack Czarnecki will speak on changes and requirements of filing a 2011 tax return. Information: 410-760-3750.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Luncheon series Craig Symonds will discuss "The Civil War, 150 years Later," at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's final session of this year's Winter Luncheon Series, 11:30 a.m. at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Admission is $17. Reservations and information: 410-266-8846.
Volunteers Hospice of the Chesapeake will hold a "Volunteer Information Night" for prospective volunteers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 445 Defense Highway in Annapolis. Staff and current volunteers will discuss the many opportunities available. Light refreshments served. To register and more information, call 443-837-1549.
Shutterbugs meet The Arundel Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Guest speaker is Tony Sweet. Information: 410-518-6876.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Rotary club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Information: 410-956-7672.
Friday, Feb. 17
Classical music The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jose-Luis Novo, performs the third classical concert of its 50th Anniversary season at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Featured will be "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun," "Variaciones concertantes," and Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org.
Concert We're About 9 plays the 333 Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information: 443-333-9613 or uuca-md.org/333.
Garden club The Meade Area Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Jessup Community Hall, Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Maria Price of Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm makes a presentation on making herbal teas. No reservations are required, and refreshments will be served. Information: 410-519-6443 or 410-740-8024.
Lecture Jeffrey Smith will deliver a lecture titled, "Stendhal's Prophecy for Liberal Democracy: Thoughts on The Red and the Black," at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Concert Chesapeake Arts Center's Mid-Atlantic Music Series presents singer/songwriter Ray Owen at 8 p.m. at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $15, $12 for center members). For tickets and more information, call 410-636-6597 or go to chesapeakearts.org.
Navy Boot Camps The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy holds Basic and Advanced Boot Camps. Basic Boot Camp is a morning program and Advanced Boot Camp is an afternoon program. Basic Boot Camp is for recruits ages 6-12 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Recruits are issued a sailor's cap, learn Navy terms, march, chant, follow orders and eat in a simulated mess hall. Cost is $37 and includes the "Dixie cup" cap, camp, lunch (two slices of pizza and a soda) and a certificate of participation at graduation.
Advanced Boot Camp is for graduates of Basic Boot Camp who are ages 9-12 and runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants take seamanship training (knot tying), learn how to use semaphore flags and march in precision drill. Cost is $37 and includes all training materials. Graduates attain the rank of Swabbie 1st Class and receive a certificate of participation and a button for their cap at graduation. Interested participants must be registered by Monday, Feb. 13. Registration and information: 410-293-8111 or email@example.com.
Stargazing "Community Observing Night," sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building. Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. Information: 410-777-1820 or aacc.edu/science.