August 16, 2012

Sunday, Aug. 19

The SPCA's "Puppy Plunge" takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the YMCA's Camp Letts in Edgewater. There will be food, music, canoeing, vendors, games, contests, children's activities and live music by the Biondi Brothers and the School of Rock. Dogs can compete in the "Ugly Dog" and the "Doggy Bikini" contests. They are also encouraged to take a plunge in the water, which will be held every hour. Tickets are $5; free for children younger than 10 (and dogs). To purchase tickets and more information, call 410-268-4388, ext. 142.

Monday, Aug. 20

Auditions The Annapolis Chorale will hold auditions from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. While there are openings in all vocal sections, there is a particular need for tenors and basses. Singers should prepare a piece of their choice or they may sing part of "America the Beautiful." An accompanist will be provided. To schedule an audition and for more information, call 410-263-1906.

Thursday, Aug. 23

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Member John Meneely will talk about the Meneely Bell Foundry. Information: 410-956-7672.

Saturday, Aug. 25

Fan appreciation weekend Kids Appreciation Night takes place as the Bowie Baysox take on the Harrisburg Senators at 6:35 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium. Fan Appreciation Day will be Sunday, Aug. 26, at 2:05 p.m. as the team concludes its series with Harrisburg. Both events include giveaways, with fireworks Saturday and a chance to meet the players before the game Sunday. The first 500 kids ages 3-12 on Saturday will receive a Matt Wieters poster, and on Sunday, the first 500 fans ages 13 and older will receive a 20th anniversary Baysox T-shirt. Information: 301-464-4865 or

Festival The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Blob's Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Road in Jessup. The event also features musical performances by the Kelly Bell Band, Sweet Leda, Appaloosa, Roadhouse Clams and others. Advance tickets are $25 and available online at; military members and their spouses are $20 in advance online or at the gate; groups of 10 or more are $20 in advance only; $10 for designated drivers and ages 13-21; free for children 12 and younger. Festival hours are noon to 6 p.m. Vendor, sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. Information: 410-507-2186 or go to the website.


Concert Swampcandy performs its brand of Mississippi blues from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, as Historic London Town and Gardens' summer concert series continues at 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs. Beer, wine, soft drinks and ice cream will be for sale. No alcohol may be brought in. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Information: 410-222-1919.

Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual Boatyard Beach Bash from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests are the John Frinzi Band, Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $60. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Golf Friends of Broadneck Park will hold a first golf tournament fundraiser at Bay Hills Golf Club on Sept. 15. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to improve the playground at Broadneck Park on College Parkway in Annapolis. Tournament tickets are $85 and include goody bags, green fee and cart, a hot dog at registration, an unlimited beverage cart while on course, complimentary greens fee pass and a coupon for the pro shop. Dinner and awards will take place after the tournament. To register and more information, call 240-481-8468 or

AACC gala Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala Oct. 13 at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The "2012 Gala — Welcome to our Future" event will be an evening of dinner and dancing and will offer attendees a chance to meet AACC's sixth president, Dawn Lindsay. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets are $200, and proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 410-777-2515 or email

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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