Anne Arundel


Sunday, April 27

Veterans event VFW Post 160 in Glen Burnie will host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with music by Jerry and the Heartaches.


Monday, April 28

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. Wayne Bierbaum will make a presentation on "Bird Photography." Information: 410-267-0461 or


Wednesday, April 30

Flower mart The Four Rivers Garden Club will hold its annual Flower Mart from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Market House in downtown Annapolis. An assortment of native plants and perennials from members' gardens as well as cut flowers and attic treasures will be offered for sale. Club members will fashion May baskets from cut flowers and offer expert advice on flower arranging for the novice. Flower-arranging workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Cost is $25-$35. Information: 410-858-7864.

Camera club The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Photographer Burke Seim will speak on the emergence of the mirror less camera lines being offered by manufacturers. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, May 1

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, May 2

Classical music concert Pianist Jon Nakamatsu will join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to perform Sergei Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3 at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The orchestra will also perform Jesus Guridi's "Diez Melodías Vascas" and Maurice Ravel's "La Valse." Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Saturday, May 3


'Annapolis Idol' The Annapolis Opera's 25th anniversary vocal competition will be held beginning at 10 a.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. On Saturday, 27 semi-finalists will compete for one of the eight finalist spots and the chance to compete for prizes from $600 to $3,000 on Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-267-8135 or go to

Book sale The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its spring book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Building, 19 Crain Highway S.E. Proceeds from this bi-annual event is used to support the operations of the Historical and Genealogical Research Center at the Kuethe Library, a community resource provided by the historical society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. Prices range from 25 cents for paperbacks to $1 for hardbacks. Information:

Plant sale The Annapolis Horticulture Society holds its annual spring sale from 7 a.m. to noon at the Riva Road Farmer's Market, located at Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. Perennials, herbs, trees, bushes, ground covers and vegetables will be available for sale. Information:

Benefit walk/run The Severn Run 4 Their Lives 5K walk/run will be held at Heritage Community Church, 8146 Quarterfield Road. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $24. Event raises awareness and funds to bring sexually exploited women and children. A portion of the proceeds will help support the Safe House of Hope. Information:

Festival and picnic Friends of Broadneck Park presents its third annual Kite Festival and Community Picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, May 4. Wings Over Washington will be on hand with kite flying demos, music and games. For more information, go to



Health care Congregation Kneseth Israel will host a panel discussion about critical ethical issues in medical care 10 a.m. Sunday, May 4, at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. Moderated by Dr. David Krimins, the panel will discuss situations doctors have encountered in their practice and the choices the patients and families had to make. Brunch will be served. Cost is $10. For reservations and information: 410-263-3924, ext. 0 or email

Job fair A Military Spouse Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave. at Fort Meade. Job fair is open to all spouses of active duty military, reservists, National Guard and veterans. More than 65 employers will recruit for a large variety of positions. Information: 410-674-5240.

Concert The Choirs and Praise Band of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church will present "Vivaldi to Revival" at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at 611 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Free admission. Child care is available upon request. An offering will be taken to benefit the Severna Park Assistance Network. Information: 410-647-2550.

"It Was a Very Good Year" Musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, starring Tony Sands, takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $25. Information: 410-636-6597.

Mother's Day vocal concert Congregation Kneseth Israel presents baritone Shouvik Mondle and tenor Moshe Weisblum, accompanied by pianist Diane Kinsley, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. Admission is $20 at the door. Information: 410-263-3924 or

Acoustic music 333 Coffeehouse presents singer-songwriter Ellen Cherry at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors, students and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or


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