Sunday, July 22
Reading of the play '8' Dignity Players presents a reading of "8," a play chronicling the historic trial in the constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8 (which gave same-sex couples the right to marry), at 6 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. The play was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or dignityplayers.org.
Family program The Annapolis Maritime Museum's new "Young Families" group will host the first monthly "Sunday Funday" from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 723 Second St. Programs are designed for children and parents to enjoy a Chesapeake Bay related activity. Admission is free. Information: 410-296-0104 or amaritime.org.
Tuesday, July 24
Meeting The Commission on Disability Issues meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room, Heritage Office Complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Guest speaker is George Cardwell, planning administrator for transportation in the Office of Planning and Zoning. Information: 410-222-4464.
Wednesday, July 25
Lecture series Paul Wilford delivers a lecture, "A Look at Kantian Theodicy: Rational Faith and the Idea of History," at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.
Thursday, July 26
Jazz The Dixie Hotel Thursday Jazz Nights concert series continues at 6 p.m. with guitarist Michael Raitzyk in Whitmore Park at Calvert and Clay streets in Annapolis. Information: friendsofannapolisparks.com.
Concert series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's annual "Summertime Maritime" concert series featuring Chesapeake Bay musicians and artists from other watersheds across the country continues with Seamus Kennedy at 7 p.m. in Cap'n Herbie Sadler Waterman's Park, 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a donation of $12 is suggested. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Shankar Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal, will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.
Saturday, July 28
Yard sale Epiphany Episcopal Church holds its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1419 Odenton Road in Odenton. Hot dogs, lemonade and home-baked goods will be available for purchase. Donations for the sale will be accepted at the church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 26-27. Information: 410-672-1511.
Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes large and No. 1 male crabs, Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. There will be a bake sale and cake raffle. Tickets are $60; $20 for children ages 3 to 12; free for those younger than 3. Tickets are available through noon Sunday, July 29 at http://www.annapolistickets.com or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event.
Cars, food and music The Annapolis Car Show takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4 at 2540 Riva Road. The event features live music by SLY45 and Major Company, face painting, a cash bar, moon bounce, food, arts and crafts tent, raffles and more. Proceeds to benefit the Diabetes Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Information: theannapoliscarshow.com.
Concert Grammy Award winner Billy Ocean takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis on Aug. 7. He will be performing his greatest hits, including "Caribbean Queen," "There'll Be Sad Songs," "Love Zone," and more. Tickets are $55. Information: 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
Navy boot camp The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy holds the second of its annual "Navy Way" boot camps on Aug. 18. Basic Boot Camp is a morning program; Advanced Boot Camp is an afternoon program. Basic Boot Camp is for recruits ages 6-12 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Recruits are issued a sailor's cap, learn Navy terms, march, chant, follow orders and eat in a simulated mess hall. The cost is $35 and includes a "Dixie cup" cap, camp, lunch (two slices of pizza and a soda) and a certificate of participation at graduation. Advanced Boot Camp is for graduates of Basic Boot Camp ages 9-12 and runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants take seamanship training (tying knots), learn how to use semaphore flags and march in precision drill. The cost is $40 and includes all training materials. Graduates attain the rank of Swabbie 1st Class and receive a certificate of participation and a button for their cap at graduation. Registration and information: 410-293-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held Aug. 25-26 at Blob's Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Road in Jessup. The event also features musical performances by the Kelly Bell Band, Sweet Leda, Appaloosa, Roadhouse Clams and others. Advance tickets are $25 and available online at kegsandcorksfest.com; military members and their spouses are $20 in advance online or at the gate; groups of 10 or more are $20 in advance only; $10 for designated drivers and ages 13-21; free for children 12 and younger. Festival hours are noon to 6 p.m. Vendor, sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. Information: 410-507-2186 or go to the website.
Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual "Boatyard Beach Bash" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $60. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
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