Sunday, Aug. 5

Ready for football?


The Bowie Baysox host a "Football Kickoff Party" at Prince George's Stadium as the team faces the Trenton Thunder at 6:05 p.m. 105.7 The Fan's Vinny Cerrato and Rob Long will broadcast live from the stadium from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A silent auction to benefit the Jimmy V Foundation will feature a VIP package for the Ravens' game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Dec. 9, among other items.

Tuesday, Aug. 7


Grammy Award winner Billy Ocean takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the

, 33 West St. in Annapolis. He will be performing his greatest hits, including "Caribbean Queen," "There'll Be Sad Songs" and "Love Zone." Tickets are $55. Information: 410-268-4545 or


'National Night Out'

The event, in which millions across the nation participate, will take place here at Annapolis Gardens, 250 Croll Drive, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in on America's night out against crime. Residents are asked to help build a stronger, safer community by joining forces and participating. There will be a moon bounce, obstacle course, face painting, poster contest, K-9 demonstration, food and refreshments, and more. Information: 410-268-9000, ext. 7251.

Friday, Aug. 10

Comedy and music show

The Laughter, Love & Fiddle Comedy Tour comes to Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road on Fort Meade. The show, which starts at 7 p.m., will feature performances by comedian Paul Varghese and singer-fiddler Natalie Stovall. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door, and may be purchased at


Saturday, Aug. 11

Big-band concert


The U.S. Army Field Band continues its annual summer concert series at 7 p.m. at Constitution Park on Fort Meade with music by the Jazz Ambassadors. The band will perform a mix of big-band swing, Latin, contemporary jazz, jazz standards, Dixieland and patriotic selections. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. Attendees are advised to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Grills, glass containers, alcoholic beverages and pets are forbidden. For more information, go to



Navy boot camp

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy holds the second of its annual "Navy Way" boot camps on 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 sailor's caps, 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 certificates of participation and buttons for their caps at graduation. Registration and information: 410-293-8111 or



The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held Aug. 25-26 at Blob's Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Road in Jessup. The event also features musical performances by the Kelly Bell Band, Sweet Leda, Appaloosa, Roadhouse Clams and others. Advance tickets are $25 and available online at

; military members and their spouses are $20 in advance online or at the gate; groups of 10 or more are $20 in advance only; $10 for designated drivers and ages 13-21; free for children 12 and younger. Festival hours are noon to 6 p.m. Vendor, sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. Information: 410-507-2186 or go to the website.

Beach bash

The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual "Boatyard Beach Bash" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $60. Information: 410-295-0104 or


AACC gala

Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala Oct. 13 at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The "2012 Gala — Welcome to our Future" event will be an evening of dinner and dancing and will offer attendees a chance to meet AACC's sixth president, Dawn Lindsey. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets are $200, and proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 410-777-2515 or email


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.