Sunday, Nov. 23

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. 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, and coffee and bagels. Admission $10, $5 for students. For reservations and more information, call 410-693-4468 or email


Concert The Anne Arundel Community College Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. For tickets and more information, call 410-777-2457 or email

Monday, Nov. 24


Drawn together An Anime and Manga Club for teens and 'tweens meets at 6 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Share in the love of Japanese comics and animation. Information: 410-222-6270.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

'SAXsational' Rob Verdi performs a program of popular jazz standards, along with movie and television favorites at 7:30 p.m. at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-647-8718 or

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Gingerbread friends At the Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive, Annapolis, children can get creative by decorating their own miniature "candy house" and listening to the classic story "Gingerbread Friends" by Jan Brett. The program begins at 2 p.m. Information: 410-222-1905.

Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey Trot The Y of Central Maryland will host its Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, which raises funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the Greater Annapolis Family Center Y, 1209 Ritchie Hwy, Arnold. Register at through Nov. 24, or at the Y through Nov. 26.

Friday, Nov. 28


Native American appreciation Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, will host a Native American Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for a day of Native American dance, open hearth cooking of Native American-inspired food, storytime, and arts and crafts activities. Programs included in regular admission. Information: 410-222-1919

Saturday, Nov. 29

Holiday bazaar The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host more than 20 local artisans offering their wares from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 723 Second St. Art works include carved wildfowl plaques, watercolor creatures, hand-designed silk scarves, nautical lamps and sea glass pendants. Admission is free. Information:


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

Holiday program The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents "Family Holiday Stories and Traditions" at 7 p.m. Thursday, 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


Wreath sale Adkins Arboretum will hold its annual Holiday Wreath Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 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 take 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

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

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

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:

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