Sunday, May 4

'Annapolis Idol' The finals of the Annapolis Opera's 25th anniversary vocal competition will be held beginning at 3 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Eight finalists will compete for prizes from $600 to $3,000. Admission is free. For more information, call 410-267-8135 or go to


Health care Congregation Kneseth Israel will host a panel discussion about ethical issues in medical care at 10 a.m. 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. Information: 410-263-3924, ext. 0 or email

'It Was a Very Good Year' A musical tribute to Frank Sinatra, starring Tony Sands, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $25. Information: 410-636-6597.


Bird walk The Anne Arundel Bird Club hosts a field trip from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Road in Millersville. Experienced bird watchers will lead visitors through various habitats and introduce them to the basics of spotting and identifying birds. Wear comfortable clothing, bring water and snacks. Meet at the park's visitor center. Information: 410-987-7533.

Wednesday, May 7

Job fair A Military Spouse Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

Circus The Annapolis Optimist Club presents the Cole Bros. Circus of Stars at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and Thursday at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Proceeds benefit scholarship programs, leadership programs, essay and oratorical contests, sporting events and more. Admission is $16-$23. Find tickets and more information at

Thursday, May 8

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Ted Levitt, owner of Chick and Ruth's Deli, will give an update on happenings in Annapolis. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, May 9

Meet the artist Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward appears today and tomorrow at the Annapolis Collection Gallery, 55 West St., to unveil his art exhibit. Ward will be at the gallery 1 p.m.-2 p.m. and 6 p.m.-7 p.m. both days. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-280-1414 or


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

Saturday, May 10

Jazz The Anne Arundel Community College Jazz Ensemble's spring concert, "What Time Does This 7:30 Gig Start?" will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $10, $7 for faculty, staff, seniors, groups, outside students and children younger than 10, $5 for students with valid AACC ID. Information: 410-777-2457 or

Brunch The Men of Payne Memorial AME Church in Jessup hosts a pre-Mother's Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Club of Annapolis, 100 Compromise St. In addition to food, event include music and a silent auction. Cost is $25, $15 for those 6-11 and free for ages 5 and younger. For tickets and more information, call Kirvin Bonner at 410-799-5150.

Barbershop choruses The Sons of the Severn present an evening of tight harmony, "Sing and Be Happy," at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1300 West St. in Annapolis. Among the featured groups are the Corner Four, South River High School Select Ensembles, Trouble Clefs, Fortissimettes, and the Bearfoot Quartet. Admission is free. Information: 410-674-7165 or

Rummage sale The Department of Recreation and Parks holds its spring rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. In the event of inclement weather, event will be re-scheduled. For more information, email Barry Booth at



Mother's Day 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

Concert Ildar Khannanov and Iraida Poberezhnaya will perform "Music for All Seasons," a concert featuring the harp and piano at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis. Concert will benefit the church's nature restoration project. Free-will donations will be accepted. Information: 410-268-5419.

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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