Sunday, Feb. 2

World Wetland's Day World Mission Society Church of God and the Chesapeake Children's Museum will host activities for children, including nature walks, interactive games and projects to help children understand the importance of water conservation, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis. Cost is $5; Free for accompanying adults. Information: 410-990-1993.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Luncheon The Retired Officers' Wives' Club holds a luncheon at 11 a.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road. This month's program is "Health and Wellness Options" presented by the Johns Hopkins U.S. Family Health Plan. Cost is $18. Reservations required. Information: Betty Wade, 410-551-7082.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Horticulture Society Monthly meeting of the Annapolis Horticulture Society will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Peter Hatch, author and former director of gardens and grounds at Monticello, will speak. Free and open to the public. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.

Luncheon series Author Bill Eggert will speak on "Gentlemen of the Harbor: Stories of the Chesapeake Bay Tugs and Crews" at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's Winter Luncheon Series at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. The series continues at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 19, and features a speaker on a variety of historical and cultural subjects. Admission is $90 for the series; individual luncheons are $20. Reservations and information: 410-266-8846.

Camera club The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Club president Chip Bulgin will make a presentation on the use of Lightroom photography management and editing tools for amateur and professional photographers. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Feb. 6

History program The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society hosts "Maryland Emancipation Day — Nov. 11, 1863," presented by Janice Hayes-Williams, an Annapolis native and descendant of slaves and free blacks in the region prior to the American Revolution, at 7:30 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. All are welcome. Refreshments follow the presentation. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org.

Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Lecture Series continues with Sasha Lourie and Elaine Bachmann of the Maryland State Archives presenting "Last Moments of Command," a program on the significance of George Washington's resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army. Weekly seminars take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Cost is $10 per lecture, free for members. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Retired Navy Capt. Jim Campbell will present the club's winners of the Ethics Bowl, who will give their competition presentations. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Feb. 7

Lecture David Roochnik, a professor of philosophy at Boston University, will speak on "Teleology as Death Wish: A Nietzschean Critique of Aristotle" at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.

Saturday, Feb. 8

Family concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents "The Lost Elephant" at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Families are invited to attend "Meet the Musicians" at 1:15 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. for an interactive experience with the orchestra's musicians and their instruments. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-263-0907 or annapolissymphony.org.

Future

Awards dinner The 25th annual Ed Casey Youth of the Year Awards Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Sheraton Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road in Annapolis. The event will feature dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and ceremony. Tickets are $150 per person; $1,500 for a table of 10. Registration and information: 410-263-2542 or go to bgcaa.org.

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