Baltimore Sun


Sunday, Jan. 25

Blacksmith shop Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, will host a blacksmith shop workday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can stop by the Kinder Farm Park Blacksmith Shop to watch the resident blacksmiths. Information: 410-222-6115.


Monday, Jan. 26

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Don Dement will give a presentation on "Sailboat Photography." Information: 410-903-5088 or


Tuesday, Jan. 27

Natural curiosity A Nature Explorer's Club for ages 7 to 11 meets at 4 p.m. at Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton. Get an up-close look at a piece of the planet. Each month the club investigates an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands-on activities. Registration is required and space is limited; call 410-222-7915.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Luncheon series Colin Rees, lifelong birder and environmentalist, will speak at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's Winter Luncheon Series at 11:30 a.m. at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Admission is $20. For reservations and more information, call Peggy Tucket at 410-266-8846 or go to

Thursday, Jan. 29

Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's lecture series continues with William Cogar, director of the Naval Academy Museum, presenting"From Obscurity to National Prominence: How John Paul Jones Got to Annapolis." 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 and $15 for nonmembers. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Alice Estrada of the Annapolis Maritime Museum will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Saturday, Jan. 31


Lego on screen The Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, will host a free screening of "The Lego Movie," 1 p.m. Information: 410-222-1905


Coffee talk Congregation Kneseth Israel presents educational consultant Cori Dykman at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. Enjoy a bagel brunch and learn what you can do to prepare your child to thrive as a student. Tickets are $5 per person. To register, call 410-693-4468 or go to

Concert R&B singer, songwriter and actor Eric Benet performs at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $65. Information: 410-268-4545 or

Classical music Pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to perform the Piano Concerto in G major by Maurice Ravel. The program, "Dinnerstein, Ravel, and A Hero's Life," is at 8 p.m. Feb. 27-28 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $35, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Dinner and dancing The Hospice of the Chesapeake's annual gala ball will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight March 21 at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel, 1739 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum. Black tie event features dinner, an open bar, silent and live auction, and a live band and dancing. Information: 443-837-1530, email or go to


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