Sunday, Feb. 1

Benefit lunch The ninth annual SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Annapolis Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive in Annapolis. Menu soups are chicken noodle, baked potato soup and chili. There will also be salad, bread, drinks and cake. Admission is free, but donations are requested. Information: 410-263-6680


Annapolis Antiques Show Dealers from across the country will offer country and formal furniture, American folk art, fine art, nautical items, silver, porcelain, jewelry, decorative accessories and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 18 Willow St. in Annapolis. Free parking and food available. Admission is $10. Information:

Monday, Feb. 2


Groundhog Day Craft Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, will celebrate Groundhog Day with a take-home craft event focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies. for children, held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 410-222-1538

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Anime club An Anime/Manga Club for teens meets at the Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Come to share in the love of Japanese comics and animation. Information: 410-222-7915

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Luncheon series Historian John Colhoun 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

Flower club The Annapolis Horticulture Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. Topic is orchids. All are welcome. Information:

Thursday, Feb. 5

'DNA and Genealogy' The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents Dr. Margaret McMahon speaking about DNA as it relates to genealogy at 7 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Program is preceded by half-hour refreshments and interaction followed by introductions and a short business meeting. All are welcome. Information: 410-760-9679 or


Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's lecture series continues with Craig Symonds, emeritus professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy, presenting "Landing Ship Tanks at D-Day: Construction on the Ohio, Training on the Chesapeake and Victory at Normandy." 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. A representative from the Community Action Agency will speak on "What Do You Know About Community Action?" Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Feb. 6

Lecture Walter Brogan, a professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, will speak on "Aristotle and the Politics of Life:Equality and Citizenship in the Aristotelian Polis" at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information:

Saturday, Feb. 7

Birdwalk Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, will host a birdwalk from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Learn the skills of identifying birds by sight and sound. Binoculars and field guides available to borrow. Not appropriate for children younger than 12. Information: 410-741-9330



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

Folk music The 333 Coffeehouse presents Calico Jenny at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at Annapolis Friends Meeting house, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors, students and members. Information: 443-333-9613 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


Oyster roast The fifth annual Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will be held from noon to 5 p.m. March 21 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. The event features music by the Eastport Oyster Boys, an oyster-shucking contest and historic skipjack boat rides. Beer, wine, food and additional beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door, and free for children 12 and younger. Admission for a People's Choice Package is $55 per person. For tickets and more Information, go to

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