Sunday, Feb. 22

'Artful Adventure' An opening reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for an exhibit at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, that is a collaboration among three magnet schools' visual arts departments: Bates Middle, Brooklyn Park Middle and Annapolis High. The reception includes music by the Bates Performing Arts String Quartet. The exhibition is on view through March 27, and hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. The park charges a daily entry fee of $3 per car. Information: 410-222-1777.


Monday, Feb. 23

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, Feb. 24

Summit The fifth annual Black Male Initiative Summit will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 100, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Event is free and includes dinner and a guest speaker who will discuss pathways and ideas that can aid students in reaching their academic goals. Speaker is Ivan L. Harrell, vice president of Student Services at Lone Star College-Cyfair. Harrell formerly was dean of student success services at AACC. Information:

Wednesday, Feb. 25

Get jazzy All ages are invited to enjoy an interactive, family-friendly jazz concert and demonstration by the Rob Levit Trio, at 7 p.m. at the Maryland City at Russett Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Children can discover the Harlem Renaissance and the great masters of jazz, and can also jam with the band. Information: 301-725-2390.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Open house The Key School will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 534 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear students and faculty discuss life at the school and speak with current parents. For reservations call, 410-263-9231, ext. 1226, or email Jessie Dunleavy at Information:

Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's lecture series continues with oceanographer Sergio Signorini presenting "The Living, Breathing Ocean: Perspectives from NASA's Color Satellites." Weekly seminars take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Cost is $15, $10 for members. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Elaine Shanley and Dave Cordle will give a presentation on the club's annual Black Tie and Diamonds event being held March 7. Information: 410-956-7672.


Friday, Feb. 27

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. Friday and Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $35, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Saturday, Feb. 28

Kunta Kinte Festival African Threads, a fundraiser for the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival, will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at ADEK Productions, 1801 West St., Suite 105, Annapolis. There will be live music by KARMA Showcase Band and Jazz Mosaic, a dance performance by Capoeira Social Project, and food and drink, for ages 21 and older. African attire is encouraged. All proceeds will support the 2015 Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival. Cost is $25 donation in advance, $35 at the door. Information:


Community carnival Congregation Kneseth Israel presents a Purim carnival with games, activities and traditional foods from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. Event features a moonbounce and pony rides, airbrush tattoo artist, casino games for adults, cotton candy, popcorn, pizza, falafel bar, hamantaschen cookies, whipped cream pie eating contest, silent auction, and carnival games for kids and adults. Admission is free with games and food tickets available for purchase. Information:


Gala Tickets are available for the Rotary Club of Annapolis' 12th annual Black Tie and Diamonds gala being held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis. This year's beneficiary will be the Connected Warrior Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10. Cost include cocktails, sit-down dinner and wine, as well as music and dancing. A silent auction, live auction, and raffle are planned. For more information, call 410-353-2256, 410-320-0301 or go to

Concert 333 Coffeehouse presents the Bumper Jacksons at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and students. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Dinner and dancing The Hospice of the Chesapeake's annual gala 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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