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Sunday, Nov. 16

High-flying The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at 4 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Performance introduces audience to the ancient art of Chinese acrobatics, a long-running tradition that began in China more than 2,000 years ago. Tickets are $12 to $21. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

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Monday, Nov. 17

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. Bruce Raymond presents an introduction to the use of video editing software as a tool of presenting both large and small numbers of photographs in a multi-media environment. Information: 410-903-5088 or digitalphotoclub.net.

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Tuesday, Nov. 18

Just for men A Guys Book Club for adults meets at 7 p.m at the Severna Park Library, 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park. The group will discuss "River of Doubt," by Candace Millard, about the 1914 expedition of Theodore Roosevelt into the heart of the Amazon basin. Information: 410-222-6290.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Camera club The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Scott Dine will give a presentation on photojournalism and environmental portraits. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. John Kenney and Fred Sherrill will give talks on their careers and involvement in Rotary International. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Nov. 21

Bluegrass music The 333 Coffeehouse presents the Blue Moon Cowgirls at 7:30 p.m. at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $12, $10 for students, seniors and members. Members of the group are Karen Collins, Ann Porcella, Lynn Healey and Ira Gitlin. Information: 443-333-9613 or 333concerts.org.

Evening social A "Twilight Open House," sponsored by Greenstreet Gardens, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian. Admission is free, but there will be a charge of $15 per person or $25 per couple for wine tastings. All proceeds benefit the Captain Avery Museum. For more information, call the museum at 410-867-4486 or go to captainaverymuseum.org.

Lecture Roberto Salinas-Leon of the Cato Institute in Washington, will speak on "On Classical Liberalism and the Liberal Point of View" at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539 or sjc.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Astronomy Club Lori Feaga, associate research scientist at the University of Maryland, will discuss the Rosetta spacecraft and its mission to visit a comet at 7:30 p.m in the Dragun Science Building, Room 110, at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Stargazing, weather permitting, follows. Free admission. Information: 410-777-2260 or aacc.edu/science/observatory/default.cfm.

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Lecture Congregation Kneseth Israel presents Shushannah Walshe, deputy political director for ABC News and co-author of "Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar," at 10 a.m.. Sunday, Nov. 23, at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. Walshe will share her views of the recent election and her behind-the-scenes experience covering the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, followed by a Q&A session, coffee and bagel nosh. Admission $10, $5 for students. For reservations and more information, call 410-693-4468 or email amy@amyraab.com.

Flower club meeting The Annapolis Horticulture Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 3, at St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Gordon Haywood will speak on "Art and the Gardner." All are welcome. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.

Holiday program The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents "Family Holiday Stories and Traditions" at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments and networking follows presentation. All are welcome. For more information, call 410-760-9679 or go to aagensoc.org.

Wreath sale Adkins Arboretum will hold its annual Holiday Wreath Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Visitors can shop for handmade evergreen wreaths crafted from the arboretum's forest and gardens, along with fresh-cut greens and holiday centerpieces. In addition, the arboretum's gift shop will be open during sale hours, and shoppers are invited to peruse nature-inspired gifts and enjoy a guided walk in the woods at 10 a.m. Members receive a 10 per cent discount on advance wreath orders and on gift, book, and wreath purchases the day of the sale. Information: 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.

Concert A holiday concert featuring a cappella songs performed by the Philadelphia-based group KeyStone will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets $12, $9 for students and hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

Comedy show Paula Poundstone performs at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Rams Head on Stage, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $39.50. Information: 410-268-4545 or ramsheadonstage.com.

Lights parade The Eastport Yacht Club's annual Lights Parade will take place between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek. The event features more than 30 boats of all shapes and sizes, power and sail, decorated with thousands of lights. Boats will circle the waterfront in two fleets, one in front of Eastport, the City Dock and the Naval Academy sea wall, and the other circling the length of Spa Creek inside the bridge. Information: eastportyc.org.

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

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