August 30, 2013

Sunday, Sept. 1

First Sunday Arts Festival Event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-741-3267.

'Into the Woods' The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale at 8:30 p.m. at the City Dock in downtown Annapolis. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-268-9212 or

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Flower club The Annapolis Horticulture Society will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Smithsonian Horticulturist Janet Draper will speak on, "When Plant Geeks Gather, a Travelogue." Open to the public. Information:

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club opens its 2013-14 season at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Members will discuss the schedule, contests, field trips, contest rules and how to prepare photos for competition. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Meeting The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society holds its annual ABC's of Genealogy meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Meet with society members and discuss questions and issues. For more information, call 410-760-9679 or go to

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Lt. Col. Charles Kohler of the Maryland National Guard will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Sept. 6

Fundraiser Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host Arts Alive from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Event raises funds for the hall's arts-related programs. This year's nautically-themed party will feature silent and live auctions of unique and rare items and live entertainment. Tasting stations featuring dishes and drinks from area restaurants, caterers and hotels will allow guests to sample food throughout the evening. Tickets $150. Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 10 or

Lecture Tutor Linda Wiener will speak on "Artistic Expression in Animals" 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.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Day of remembrance The Annapolis 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Project will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the World War II Memorial, 1920 Ritchie Highway in Annapolis, and at Jonas Green Park, 1990 Ritchie Highway in Annapolis from 9 a.m. noon. Approximately 150 volunteers, including community, youth, family volunteers and members of the Midshipman Action Group will participant. The USNA Band Ceremonial Unit and Annapolis High School JROTC Color Guard will participate. Information: 410-897-9207

Health event The Total Wellness Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Grounds Youth Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Event provides the community with information related to physical, personal and environmental health through exhibits and hands-on experiences. Information: 410-320-4026.


Festival The National Continental Congress Festival will be held Sept. 11-14 at 162 Conduit St. in Annapolis. Theme is the 1786 Annapolis Convention that led to the 1787 Constitutional Convention. During the festival, Annapolis will emulate what took place in 1786 by once serving as the site of a national discussion of the challenges facing the United States following 9/11 and the War on Terrorism. The festival will also commemorate the 1786 Convention and the entire pre-Constitution period, especially the years when Annapolis served as the first peace-time capital of the United States, acting as a bridge between the Revolution and the Constitution. For a complete listing of events, go to:

Scout day The National Electronics Museum's Scout Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at 1745 West Nursery Road in Linthicum. Event is open to Cub, Webelos and Boy Scouts. Cost is $10 per person and advanced registration is required. The project for the day is "Rockets" but due to the museum's proximity to the airport these will not be model rockets. Scouts will build their own air powered rockets and launcher, while learning about rocket design and flight principles. To register, call Kirsten Messinger at 410-765-0230 or email her at Information:

Open house The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System will host an open house and information fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Fort Meade VA Outpatient Clinic, 2479 5th St. Free parking. For more information about this event for veterans, call 800-949-1003, ext. 6071 or go to

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