'Google for Genealogists' The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society meets at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments and networking follow the meeting. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org.
Concert Banjoist Jayme Stone's "Room of Wonders" tour makes a stop at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.
Lecture Donna Hill Staton, a member of the Maryland Board of Education, will give the keynote address, "Protecting Our Children, Protecting Our Future," at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12 in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The address is part of the Jan. 12-13 weekend of events at the college honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is free. For a schedule of events and more information, go to stjohnscollege.edu.
Stargazing "Community Observing Night," sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club, begins with a club meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building, Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. 410-777-1820.
Winter luncheon series Former newspaper editor Tom Marquardt will be the opening speaker Jan. 16 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. The series will continue every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. through Feb. 20, and feature speakers on a variety of historical and cultural subjects. Admission is $90 for the series; individual luncheons are $20. Reservations and information: 410-867-4486.
Acoustic music 333 Coffeehouse presents Small Potatoes in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors, students and members. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information: 443-333-9613 or fsgw.org/333.
Book sale The Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) Project will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at 2000 Capital Drive in Annapolis. More than 80,000 new and used books of all kinds will be on sale. Prices are $1.50 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks, or fill a grocery bag for $30. Free cookbooks. Information: 410-293-6865 or big-books.org.
Acrobats The Peking Acrobats perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The troupe consists of China's most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts, and the performance is accompanied by musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. Tickets are $30; $18 for children and hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.
Reunion The Cardinal Gibbons High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email email@example.com.
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