Wednesday, April 2
Flower society The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Organic gardener Barbara Pleasant will speak on tips and techniques for growing organic vegetables, herbs and fruits in the home garden. All are welcome. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.
Thursday, April 3
Society meeting The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents "Crossing the Pond-Nach Deutschland" by Vernon Skinner at 7:30 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments and networking follows presentation. All are welcome. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Rotary International Peace Fellow Godfrey Mukalazi will speak about a water project in Uganda. Information: 410-956-7672.
Friday, April 4
Classical music Violinist Soovin Kim will join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Program includes performances of Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 6. Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or annapolissymphony.org.
Lecture Tutor Robert Goldberg will deliver a lecture, "The Liberal Education of Plato's 'Laws'" at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. All are invited. Information: 410-626-2539 or sjc.edu.
Saturday, April 5
'Home, Life Expo' Event designed to provide information related to simplifying care of home and family will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holy Grounds Youth Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Expo features informational exhibits from businesses whose focus is making life easier. Lunch, refreshments and activities will be available for children. Information: 410-562-1087.
'Annapolis Book Festival' Event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Key School, 534 Hillsmere Drive. Nationally renowned authors will discuss their books and the craft of writing. The festival also include children's activities, live music, refreshments, and new and used book sales. For more information, call 410-263-9231, ext.1275 or go to keyschool.org/abfsponsor.
Awards dinner The 25th annual Ed Casey Youth of the Year Awards Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 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.
Benefit concert The Friends of Togo Outreach and Soteria Assembly presents the Voices for Africa Benefit Concert at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Chelsey Green and the Green Project, Cassia the Poet, Shannon Wright Dulin, Tim and Shalese Sabb, the Charm City Dancers, Soulful Praise Dancers and S-Dee are among the featured performers. Tickets are $25. Information: 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.org.
Flower mart The Four Rivers Garden Club will hold its annual Flower Mart from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 30 at the Market House in downtown Annapolis. An assortment of native plants and perennials from members' gardens as well as cut flowers and attic treasures will be offered for sale. Club members will fashion May baskets from cut flowers and offer expert advice on flower arranging for the novice. Flower-arranging workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Cost is $25-$35. To register and more information, call 410-858-7864.
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