September 14, 2012

Sunday, Sept. 16

Plant sale Adkins Arboretum's annual Fall Native Plant Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Native Plant Nursery, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. The sale benefits the Arboretum's education programs. Information: 410-634-2847 or

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Lecture Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, will discuss the exhibition, "Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers," on view through Oct. 14 at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery. Seaton's lecture will offer insight into the more than 50 woodcuts, lithographs, engravings, silk screens and etchings from the Syracuse University Art Collection and Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art. These works by 47 women artists throughout the 20th century depict hardships caused by wars, the Great Depression, famines and social issues that changed American lives. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-626-2539.

Meeting The Severna Park Republican Women's Club holds its monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park. At 10:30 a.m., John Garza, an attorney from Rockville, will speak on "How to Talk to a Liberal." The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 410-544-8435.

Movie screening As part of the "On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series" being held this fall and winter at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, "Gen Silent" will be shown at 7 p.m. and a discussion with the director, Stu Maddox, will follow the screening. Tickets for the screening and discussion are $10; $7 for hall members. In the movie, six seniors are asked whether they would hide their friends, spouses, their entire lives, in order to survive discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people in the health and nursing care system. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Monthly color, slide, digital, black and white, and color print competitions will be held. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Learn to raise oysters The Chesapeake Bay Foundation sponsors a workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave. in Annapolis. The workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to raise oysters that, when grown, will be planted on sanctuary reefs that are off limits to harvest. Participants will need access to tidal water. Cost is $75 for materials. To register and for more information, go to

Thursday, Sept. 20

Rabies shots The county offers an extended rabies and microchip clinic for the public from noon to 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel County Animal Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Road in Millersville. This one-time opportunity is being offered in an effort to make rabies vaccination of pets more accessible. Lines form outside the clinic, so come prepared for the weather. Rabies vaccines are $5 per pet, and microchips are $20 per pet. Information: 410-222-8900 or

Democrats meet The 33rd Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road in Odenton. Several issues will be discussed. The event is open to the public. Information: 410-674-4000 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Two members will give classification talks. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Sept. 21

Folk concert 333 Coffeehouse presents Al Parrish at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10; $8 for students, seniors and members of the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Concert The Parker Quartet performs a program of classical works at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539 or

Saturday, Sept. 22

"Haiti 80 Family Fun Bicycle Ride" This is the second annual benefit bicycle ride between Annapolis and BWI Airport Trail to provide funds for the education of the children of Gros Morne, Haiti. The event starts and ends at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Start times are from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with an end time at 2 p.m. Routes will be marked, and there are on-trail support and snacks at rest stops along each route. Adult registration is $40; free for youth 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information:


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