Sunday, July 5

Free Mayo The "public open day" at Mayo Beach Park will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This county-owned park, 4150 Honeysuckle Drive, Edgewater, is rarely open to the general public. Bring a picnic and enjoy swimming at the public beach. Free. No alcohol; dogs must be leashed. Information: Wendy Scarborough 410-222-7313.


Monday, July 6

Deale carnival The annual Deale Volunteer Fire Department Carnival opens at 7 p.m. and runs nightly through July 11, at 6007 Drum Point Road, Deale. The parade will be Saturday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. Information: 410-867-1350

Tuesday, July 7

Navy 'Stompers' The Naval Academy Band's Crabtowne Stompers will perform at Susan G. Campbell Park at the Annapolis City Dock, 1 Dock St., at 7:30 p.m. Free. Information: 410-293-1262.

Wednesday, July 8

Compost demo Anne Arundel County master gardeners teach participants how to make compost using yard waste and kitchen scraps. Attend the compost demonstration at 11 a.m. at the compost site on the Wildwood Trail at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis and receive a free compost bin. Information: 410-222-1777.

Thursday, July 9

'Hero' movie The Glen Burnie Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, will host a screening of the movie "Big Hero 6" (PG) at 2 p.m. Information: 410-222-6270.

River talk The Severn River Commission, an advisory body to the state, county and city of Annapolis on environmental matters within the Severn River watershed, meets at 4 p.m. at 2664 Riva Road Annapolis. Information: Meghan Spencer at 410-222-4240 or

Concert series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Tides and Tunes summer concert series continues with TumbleHome at 7 p.m. at 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a $10 per person donation is welcome. The concert will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Friday, July 10

Justice council The Anne Arundel County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meets at 8 a.m. at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis. Information: Hamilton Tyler, chairman, 410-222-4208.

Concert The group Chester River Runoff continues the Friday Night Summer Concert Series at the Annapolis Towne Centre, 1906 Towne Centre Blvd. Showtime is 7 p.m. Free. Information:

Saturday, July 11


Irish Fest The Annapolis Irish Festival opens at 11 a.m. at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Highway, Crownsville. Cost $25. National and regional music groups, pipe and drums corps, Irish step dancers, competitions, and more. Vendors offering authentic Irish crafts, foods, clothing and jewelry. Leprechaun Land area for kids. Information: 410-980-7971 or

Sweet sounds Summer Concert Series at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, continues at 6 p.m. with the group Sweet Leda. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and relax under summer skies while listening to music. Admission to the park during the concert is free. Information: David L. Burman, 410-222-1777.


R&B concert Aaron Neville plays Rams Head at 8 p.m. July 24 at 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $69.50, must be 21 or older. Information: 410-268-4545 or

Beer and wine festival The fourth annual Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets include a souvenir cup, limited samples of beer and wine, and entertainment all day. Food will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment includes live performances by The Reagan Years, Chris Sacks Band and Tropical Soul. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the gate, $30 each for groups of 10 or more, free for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-507-2186 or

Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its 11th annual Boatyard Beach Bash from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitarist Doyle Grisham, Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby. Tickets are $75, VIP admission is $125. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Crab feasts:

•The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its 70th annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Tickets are $65, $20 for children 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. Buy tickets at or call 877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Online and telephone sales end at noon on Aug. 7. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event.

•The Glen Burnie and Lake Shore/Severna Park Rotary clubs will hold their second annual Combined Crab Feast at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Kurtz Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave. in Pasadena. Menu include crabs, pit beef, chicken, side dishes and beer. Tickets are $50 in advance; $55 at the door. Information: 410-428-9008 or 443-306-4997.

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.