Wednesday, Jan 18
Shutterbugs meet The Arundel Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Mike Kellogg of Bella Photo Art presents "Lens Perspectives." Information: 410-518-6876.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Lecture Series opens with Jane McWilliams, author of "Annapolis, City on the Severn: A History," at 7 p.m. Weekly seminars take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Cost for members is $60 per person for the full series or $10 per seminar; $95 or $15 for nonmembers. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Concert The Naval Academy Band presents its first concert of the year at 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Conducted by Lt. Commander Steve Trzcinski, the band performs a program that include the overture to Verdi's "La Forza del Destino," and Sousa's "King Cotton March." Also, MU1 Zac Hollister performs "Rhapsody for Bass Trombone." Admission is free. Information: 410-293-1262 or go to usna.edu/usnaband.
Rotary club meets 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, Jan. 20
Concert Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis presents Steve Warner and the Rolling Coyotes at 8 p.m. at 333 Coffeehouse, 333 DuBois Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information: 443-333-9613 or uuca-md.org/333.
Lecture St. John's College tutor Mera Flaumenhaft will deliver a lecture titled, "The Story of Jonah," at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.
Saturday, Jan. 21
New Year celebration The traditions associated with the Chinese New Year will be celebrated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the William Paca House & Garden, 186 Prince George St. in Annapolis. Among the events scheduled are games and a traditional dragon dance performance by students of the Jing Ying Institute. Admission is $5. Information: 410-267-7619 or go to annapolis.org.
Comedy show Ronnie Jordan, who has shared the stage with Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Dave Chappelle and others, performs at noon Jan. 25 in AACC's Student Union Dining Hall, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2043 or go to aacc.edu/studentlife/cab.
Poetry reading Jonathan Wells will read from his book "Train Dance" at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.
Tour The American Association of University Women sponsors a visit the Banneker-Douglas Museum, 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis on Feb. 4. Tour takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon, followed by lunch at the Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. For information, call 410-975-0481 or email email@example.com.
Concert Nordic Voices, a six-voice a cappella ensemble from Norway, performs "Lamentations" at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 10, at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The group performs a variety of musical techniques, from classical sounds to Mongolian overtone singing. Concert consists of old and new music by Victoria, Gesualdo, Lasse Thoresen and others. Free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.