Sunday, April 29
Classical music Guitarist George Alevrofas performs at 7 p.m. in the Galilee Fine Arts Series at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Program will include music by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Augustine Barrios, Francisco Tarrega, Hector Villa-Lobos and Federico Moreno Torroba. Concert is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. Information: 410-255-8236.
Family fair The "Month of the Military Child" is being celebrated with a Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Meade's McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave. The event features games, pony rides, face painting, moon bounce, arts and craft activities, and prizes. Parents can also learn about summer activities, sign their children up for classes and sports and much more. Free. Information: 301-677-1149.
Wednesday, May 2
Meeting The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St in Annapolis. Guest speaker is Canadian artist and garden consultant Pat Webster talking about "Art in the Garden: What, Where and Why." Free. Information: annapolishorticulture.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 is Celia Peterson. Information: 410-518-6876.
Thursday, May 3
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Alana Marino, program director at KidsPeace, a private charity serving the behavioral and mental needs of families and communities will share information about the organization. Information: 410-956-7672.
Friday, May 4
Classical music The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra marks its 50th anniversary with an 8 p.m. performance of Dvorak's Carnival Overture, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The concert will also mark the premiere of Raices: Concerto Suite for Orchestra by Grammy-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and are available through the ASO website at http://www.annapolissymphony.org or by calling 410-263-0907.
Saturday, May 5
Fair Camp Blaze's 26th annual Children's Fair takes place—rain or shine—at the Big Vanilla Athletic Club, 1209 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. Event was created to connect parents and children to the vast family-focused resources that help strengthen, grow, and enrich family lives and relationships, and is an uplifting and educational day for the entire family. Included in the activities is a silent auction to benefit children with cancer, and outdoor extreme sports exhibits and interactive play. Free. For hours and more information, call 410-703-8528 or go to campblaze.org.
Lecture and plant sale The Moonflower Garden Club presents Mike McGrath for a lecture that covers and the do's and don'ts of organic vegetable gardening titled, "The Seven Secrets of Successful Organic Gardeners" at 10 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park. In addition, a plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost for the lecture is $20, plant sale open to the public. Master Gardeners will receive one and a half training hours for attending. Cost is $20 per person. For tickets and more information, call Sylvia Deck at 410-980-3444 or e mail her, firstname.lastname@example.org. Website is moonflowergardenclub.net.
Plant pest identification training Adkins Arboretum offers "First Detector Training for Insect and Disease Pests of Plants" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. In this two-hour workshop, Adkins Arboretum science advisor Dr. Sylvan Kaufman and educator Jenny Houghton will introduce participants to the Sentinel Plant Network. Dr. Karen Rane, director of the University of Maryland Plant Diagnostic Lab, and Dr. Dave Clement, plant pathologist for University of Maryland Extension, will teach plant and pest identification indoors and on an outdoor walk. Training will also cover how to collect and submit samples. Program is free but advance registration is required by calling 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or going to adkinsarboretum.org.
Wine tasting Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Mills Fine Wine and Spirits are co-sponsoring "The Art of Wine" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 11 at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tasting features more than 100, including selections from Argentina, France, Washington State, California, Chile, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Maryland. Event also includes sparkling wines, micro-brew beer and a variety of desserts. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Proceeds benefit the hall's community arts programs. Information: 410-263-5544 or marylandhall.org.