Sunday, June 24

Cowboy monkey rodeo The Team Ghost Riders Cowboy Monkey Rodeo rides into Prince George's Stadium as the Bowie Baysox take on the Reading Phillies at 2:05 p.m. Information: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.


Movie A free screening of "Shrek" takes place at noon at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Popcorn and refreshments will be on sale. All proceeds benefit the hall's ArtReach Fund, which provides free or low-cost arts opportunities for underprivileged children and families in the community. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

Tuesday, June 26


Meeting The Commission on Disability Issues holds its monthly meeting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Heritage Office Complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Lisa H. Kornberg, director of the Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, will present new technology available to the deaf and hard of hearing. Information: 410-222-4464.

Wednesday, June 27

Jazz series The Sachs Memorial Summer Jazz Series continues at 6 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis, with the Afro Bop Alliance. This concert series being held on the hall's front lawn features area jazz musicians performing free outdoor concerts. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

Thursday, June 28

Jazz The Dixie Hotel Thursday Jazz Nights concert series continues at 6 p.m. with Jas Acutu in Whitmore Park at Calvert and Clay streets in Annapolis. Information: friendsofannapolisparks.com

Concert series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's annual "Summertime Maritime" concert series featuring Chesapeake Bay musicians and artists from other watersheds across the country continues with Calico Jack at 7 p.m. in Cap'n Herbie Sadler Waterman's Park, 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a donation of $12 is suggested. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

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

Saturday, June 30

Eastport Luau The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State St. in Annapolis. Refreshments available for purchase include slow-roasted whole pig smoked in cherry wood, jerk chicken and five-bean, bourbon baked beans. The event also features live music, children's activities and tropical fare. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Eastport Fire Department. Information: Jeni Parris Brady, 443-871-9088.

'Yogathon' The Wellness House of Annapolis hosts its first annual "yogathon" from 9 a.m. to noon at 2625 Mas Que Farm Road in Annapolis. Event is to raise funds this local organization that helps cancer patients and their loved ones. The yogathon will be a series of 108 sun salutations, and participants may do half, a quarter, or all of them. Students are urged to bring their own mats. Extra mats will be available, along with sunscreen, water and snacks. Cost is $35 in advance; $40 day of event.

To register and for more information, call 410-990-0941.

Concert Four vocal groups from three continents gather for an evening of music — from classical to folk to a cappella jazz — at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis. J. Ernest Green directs this free concert. For directions and more information, call 410-263-1906 or go to liveartsmaryland.org.



Baseball and fireworks The "Red, White and Boom All-American Independence Day Celebration" will take place Wednesday, July 4, as the Bowie Baysox take on the Harrisburg Senators at 6:05 p.m. The event includes the Independence Day Barbecue, an apple pie-eating contest and fireworks. A picnic buffet will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; the menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, barbecue baked beans, chips, watermelon and soft drinks. Tickets are $27; $22 for children ages 6-12; $10 for children 3-5; and $22 for season-ticket holders. Picnic tickets include a general admission ticket for the game, and fans can upgrade to reserved seat tickets for $4 each. Information: 301-464-4885 or baysox.com.

July 4 Fort Meade's Independence Day celebration takes place from noon to 10 p.m. at McGlachlin Field. Event features music, children's activities, food and fireworks. Free and open to the public. In the case of inclement weather, all activities will be canceled, and fireworks will take place July 5. Information: ftmeademwr.com.

Lecture series Michael Grenke delivers a lecture, "The Problem of Socrates," at 7:30 p.m. July 4, in the Great Hall at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.

Meeting The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents "The Shipleys of Maryland" at 7:30 p.m. July 5 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road in Severna Park. Refreshments and networking follows presentation. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org.

Concert Traveling troubadour Bob Zentz performs maritime music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 8 at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road in Shady Side. The concert is part of the museum's "Music on the Lawn: A Summer Series." It is free; however, a donation of $5 per person is appreciated. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.

Navy boot camps The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy holds its annual "Navy Way" boot camps July 14 and Aug. 18. Basic Boot Camp is a morning program; Advanced Boot Camp is an afternoon program. Basic Boot Camp is for recruits ages 6-12 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Recruits are issued a sailor's cap, learn Navy terms, march, chant, follow orders and eat in a simulated mess hall. The cost is $35 and includes a "Dixie cup" cap, camp, lunch (two slices of pizza and a soda) and a certificate of participation at graduation. Advanced Boot Camp is for graduates of Basic Boot Camp ages 9-12 and runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants take seamanship training (tying knots), learn how to use semaphore flags and march in precision drill. The cost is $40 and includes all training materials. Graduates attain the rank of Swabbie 1st Class and receive a certificate of participation and a button for their cap at graduation. Registration and information: 410-293-8111 or jopp@usna.edu.

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 be a bake sale and cake raffle. Tickets are $60; $20 for children ages 3 to 12; free for those younger than 3. Tickets are available through noon July 29 at http://www.annapolistickets.com or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event.

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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