Sunday, May 13

Paca plant sale Historic Annapolis Foundation hosts the annual William Paca Garden Plant Sale, featuring heirloom flowers, vegetables and herbs, native trees and shrubs, and some of the newest seeds offered in this year's catalog. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. All plants are grown by Historic Annapolis Foundation volunteers. Proceeds go to the maintenance of the reconstructed, 18th-century William Paca Garden. Admission is free. Entrance to the sale is at 1 Martin St. Information: 410-267-8146 or go to annapolis.org.


Wednesday, May 16

Fashion show The Severna Park Republican Women's Club holds its annual fashion show at 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.


Meeting A joint meeting of the Democratic clubs and committees will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the IAFF Banquet Hall, 8684 Veteran's Highway in Millersville. Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski are among the invited guests. Free. Information: 410-703-1791.

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

Thursday, May 17

Art seminar The Annapolis Arts Alliance and Quiet Waters Park sponsors a seminar on the business of art titled "Creating Income," and feature three local artists speaking on how they do it. Event takes place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gallery at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. There will be a Q&A session, refreshments and an opportunity to network. Admission is $10, free for members. Information: 410-263-1947.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Rotarian Charlie Heller will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, May 18

Casino night The "Queen of Arts Card Party & Art Auction," benefiting the Maryland Federation of Art, takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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. 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.

Saturday, May 19

Crab and ham St. James' Parish will hold its annual Spring Crab Cake and Country Ham Dinner from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. Menu includes homemade crab cakes, country and honey-baked ham, potatoes au gratin, coleslaw, rolls and biscuits. The event will also feature bake and garden shops, homemade ice cream, ox cart rides and guided tours of the church. Dinner is $20 (eat-in or carryout), $10 for children 10 and younger, free for children younger than 2. Information: 410-867-2838.

Plant sale The Annapolis Horticulture Society holds its annual spring plant sale from 7 a.m. to noon at the Riva Farmer's Market, Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway. For directions and more information, call 410-280-9768



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.

Science talk Author Andrea Wulf discusses her new book, "Chasing Venus," at noon May 20 at Adkins Arboretum's Visitor's Center, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Admission is $20, $15 for members. Seating is limited, advance registration required. Information: 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.

Fort Meade job fair A community job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road. Bring resumes and be prepared to meet more than 80 employers. For more information and a list of attending employers, call 410-674-5240 or go to ftmeademwr.com.

Festival The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the historic Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. Festival celebrates the rich agricultural history of Anne Arundel County in the production of strawberries for local and national markets. Event also include live music, crafts, a book sale, baked goods and a flea market. Information: 410-859-0298.

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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