Sunday, Dec. 21

'Jazz on Sundays' The Chesapeake Arts Center presents vocalist Kristin Callahan at 3 p.m. at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $15, $13 for military with ID, $12 for seniors and center members and $10 for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-636-6597 or


Winter hike A Winter Solstice Hike will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian. Take a break from Christmas shopping to enjoy the change of seasons and shortest day of the year. For ages 6 and up. Free. Information: 410-741-9330 or

Christmas Cantata Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas Cantata at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at 429 Asbury Drive in Severna Park. The program includes a Christmas narration, singing by the church choirs and liturgical dancing. Information:


Tuesday, Dec. 23

'The Polar Express' Listen to Van Allsburg's book, "The Polar Express," then watch the movie and enjoy crafts, cookies and cocoa at 6:30 p.m. at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis. Bring a blanket to sit on. Information: (410-222-1770.

Friday, Dec. 26

Holiday concert Jazz pianist, Burnett Thompson, presents "Christmas in Vienna" at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-266-8044 or

Saturday, Dec. 27

Chess Club A chess club for children meets at 10 a.m. at the Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Play chess and learn from other players. For all ages and skill levels. Information: 410-222-6699.


Family research The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society hosts Rebecca Kolford as she presents "Building My Own Brick Wall and the Sledgehammer of Experience" at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Kolford will share her own experiences and mistakes and how overcoming them improved her research. She will cover such subjects as research logs, maps, and the Internet. All are welcome. Information: 410-760-9679 or go to


Concert The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet will perform the music by Franz Schubert and Gyorgy Kurtag at 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Pianist Shai Wosner will join the quartet for this performance. Admission is free. Information:

Classical music The Anne Arundel Community Concert Association presents the Lee Trio, cellist Angela, violinist Lisa and pianist Melinda, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Single tickets are $20. Season tickets for the association's four-concert series are $50, $10 for students and $110 for families. Information: 410-647-8718 or

Folk music The 333 Coffeehouse presents the Pam Ortiz Band at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road in Annapolis. Admission $12, $10 for seniors, students and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or

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