Sunday, May 5
Mother's Day Tea The Chesapeake Life Center invites women and girls of all ages who are grieving the death of a mother or grandmother to a special Mother's Day Tea at Moulin de Paris, 35 Magothy Beach Road in Pasadena. Event begins at noon and cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 410-987-2129 or go to chesapeakelifecenter.org.
Monday, May 6
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. Rod Lamkey makes a presentation on photojournalism. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.nethttp://digitalphotoclub.net.
Wednesday, May 8
Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Club holds its annual business meeting and election of officers. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.
Computer group The Chesapeake PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold. Sam Shepard presents and demonstrates "Windows 7 Tips and Tricks." Information: chpcug.org.
Thursday, May 9
Spring concert Encore Chorale present the Maryland Encore Chorales of Anne Arundel Community College and the Southern Maryland and Myerberg Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. These 100 singers, ages 55 and older, will perform a salute to American composers, Aaron Copeland, Stephen Foster, Linda Thompson, Andre Thomas, and a medley of songs by Ira and George Gershwin. The Sons of Severn Barber Shop Choral Ensemble will also perform. Admission is free. Information: 301-261-5747 or encorecreativity.org.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Sharon Kennedy of the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.
Friday, May 10
Classical concerts The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concludes its season at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Concerts feature pianist Cornelia Herrmann performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2. Tickets $25; $10 for students. For tickets and information: 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org.
Jazz "The Art of the Jazz Guitar," featuring Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, takes place at 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College's Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 224, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $15; $10 for school faculty and staff; $5 for AACC students with valid ID. Information: 410-777-2457 or aacc.edu.performingarts.
Concert The Anne Arundel Community College's Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will perform "An Evening with Great Composers" at 8 p.m. in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $10; $7 for seniors, groups, students and AACC employees; $5 for those with a valid AACC student ID. Information: 410-777-2457 or aacc.edu/music/ensembles.cfm.
'Nite at the Races' Annual event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the DoubleTree Annapolis Hotel, 210 Holiday Court. The Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County celebrates accomplishments that resulted in receiving the Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Event feature music by Sparks, Raymond & McCoy, video horse racing on a large screen, betting windows for play-money and prizes, two-hour open bar, light fare, and live and silent auction items including sports memorabilia, dining packages and more. Tickets $55 in advance; $60 at the door. Information: 410-897-9207 or volunteerannearundel.org.
Saturday, May 11
Concert The Anne Arundel Community College Big Band and the Small Jazz Ensemble perform "Groovin' Hard" at 8 p.m. in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Program includes the music of Cole Porter, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Pat Metheny, Bob Florence and Louis Bellson. Tickets are $10; $7 for seniors, groups, students and AACC employees; $5 for those with a valid AACC student ID. Information: 410-777-2457 or aacc.edu/music/ensembles.cfm.
Annual fair A classic Trumpy yacht, a fire department robot and more than three dozen local nonprofit organizations will be on hand for the 2nd annual City Fair being held this weekend at the Annapolis's City Dock. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Event is held in cooperation with the National Sailing Center and Hall of Fame. Information: nshof.org, click on calendar.
Stargazing "Community Observing Night," sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, begins at 7 p.m. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building. Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. 410-777-1820 or aacc.edu/science.
Plant sale Historic Annapolis hosts the annual William Paca Garden Plant Sale Saturday-Sunday at 1 Martin St. in Annapolis. Sale features a variety of heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs, native trees and shrubs, and some of the newest seeds offered in this year's seed catalog. All plants are grown by Historic Annapolis volunteers, and proceeds of the sale go to the maintenance of the reconstructed, 18th-century William Paca Garden. Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 410-267-7619.
Author appearance White House correspondent Ken Walsh will present a program on his book, "Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership," at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road. Desserts and coffee will be served at 7 p.m. Admission is $15; $10 for museum members. Reservations required. For tickets and reservations, call Peggy Tucker at 410-266-8846 or go to captainaverymuseum.org.
Folk music 333 Coffeehouse presents Jody Kruskal and Paul Friedman at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road in Annapolis. Admission is $10; $8 for students, seniors and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or fsgw.org/333.
Concerts The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold its final performances for the season at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 19 at St. John's College's Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The 3 p.m. concert features the Preparatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Jr. Flute Ensemble, and the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, String Orchestra and Sr. Flute Ensemble perform at the 7 p.m. concert. Admission is free; donations accepted. Information: cysomusic.org.
Festival The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will host its 23rd annual Strawberry Festival on June 8 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Boulevard in Linthicum. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrates the agricultural history of Anne Arundel County in the production of strawberries for market. Hand churned strawberry ice-cream will be made for kids of all ages to see and enjoy. Other highlights include freshly made strawberry shortcake and hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries. The society's private label strawberry jams, strawberry butter, relishes as well as strawberry wine will be available. Crafters will offer their wares along with those selling home baked goods. Music will be provided by folk singer Ed McDade. Free admission and parking. Information: 410-267-6611 or aachs.org.
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