Sunday, May 6

First Sunday Arts Festival Opening of the 11th season includes crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West and Calvert streets in Annapolis. Nashville recording artist Ashley Forrest takes the stage at noon and the Latif & Banat Middle Eastern Dance Troupe performs on Stan & Joe's side lot at 1:30 p.m. Free. Information: 443-333-9067 or firstsundayarts.com.


'Bark in the Park' Fans are invited to bring their dogs to the game as the Bowie Baysox host the Akron Aeros at 2:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Crain Highway. Dogs get in free but must be leashed at all times and there will be canine-related tables around the concourse. Tickets and more information: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.

'Massing of the Colors' Gov. Martin O'Malley will be the keynote speaker at Fort Meade's annual Massing of the Colors at 2:30 p.m. at the pavilion off Llewellyn Avenue on the base. Free event features the U.S. Army Field Band and U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, along with the Military District of Washington Armed Forces Color Guard. Information: 301-677-1361.


Wine festival The annual Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Bay Bridge Marina, 357 Pier One Road in Stevensville. In addition to local and international wine samplings, the event includes live music, arts and crafts, and food. For tickets and more information, go to chesapeakebaywinefest.com.

Monday, May 7

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. Andy Mueller will give a presentation on HDR photography and Christine Edwards on ways to improve your photos." Meeting concludes with election of next year's officers. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.net.

Tuesday, May 8

Meeting The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County meet at 10 a.m. in the lower-level community room of the Conte/Lubrano building, 130 Lubrano Drive in Annapolis. Members Janice Kramer and Bernadine Crosby will talk about spring trends, body shapes, and how to do a closet audit to get ready for the new season. Coffee will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. Information: 410-897-9313.

Federal workers meet The monthly meeting of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1519 will take place at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Speaker will be Sen. James "Ed" DeGrange. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are invited. Information: 410-760-3750.

Wednesday, May 9

Computer club meets The Chesapeake PC Users Group sponsors how to "Create a PowerPoint presentation" by Fran Damrakowski at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room at Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold. Information: chpcug.org.

Shutterbugs meet The Arundel Camera Club will hold its annual business meeting and election of officers at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, May 10

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Antiques appraiser Todd Peenstra will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, May 11


Wine tasting Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and Mills Fine Wine and Spirits are co-sponsoring "The Art of Wine" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the hall, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tasting features more than 100, including selections from Argentina, France, Washington State, California, Chile, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and Maryland. Event also includes sparkling wines, micro-brew beer and a variety of desserts. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Proceeds benefit the hall's community arts programs. Information: 410-263-5544 or marylandhall.org.

Concert The U.S. Naval Academy Band presents an Armed Forces Day concert at 7:30 p.m. at Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 Burns Crossing Road in Severn. Conducted by Lt. Cmdr. Steve Trzcinski, the concert will include works by Aaron Copland, John Williams, and John Philip Sousa. Free, no tickets required. Information: 410-293-1262.

Saturday, May 12

Fair Crofton Woods Elementary School hosts its semi-annual "Fun Fair" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1750 Urby Drive. Sponsored by the school's Parent Teacher Association, fair features a range of carnival games, a climbing slide, face painting, sno-cones, cotton candy, and a bake sale. There will also be a food tent and a White Elephant Sale. Admission is free, but tickets for the games and attractions are 4 for $1. All proceeds benefit the PTA. For more information, email reenpoke@gmail.com.


Fashion show The Severna Park Republican Women's Club will hold its annual fashion show May 16 Chartwell Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. Doors open at 11 a.m. with a silent auction and fashions by "The Colonel," Jim Dismukes of Nashville. Information: 410-279-9331.

Casino night The "Queen of Arts Card Party & Art Auction," benefiting the Maryland Federation of Art, will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 18 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Cost is $75 person and includes starter chips, food, drinks and one deck of artful MFA playing cards. Tickets and more information: 410-268-4566.

Concert IONA performs at 8 p.m. May 18 at 333 Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information: 443-333-9613 or uuca-md.org/333.

Lecture Historic Annapolis' St. Clair Wright Lecture Series will feature an illustrated talk by Andrea Wulf, author of "Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation," at 6 p.m. May 20 at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle. Tickets are $25 per person. Space is limited. Reservations at annapolis.org or call 410-267-7619. A book signing follows the lecture.

Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes large and No. 1 male crabs, Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. There will also be a bake sale and cake raffle. Tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for those younger than 3. Buy tickets via http://www.annapolistickets.com or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online and telephone sales end at noon July 29. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office on the day of the event starting at 4 p.m.

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to arundel.calendar@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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