Anne Arundel


Sunday, Aug. 11

Sierra cinema The Anne Arundel chapter of the Sierra Club will hold a screening of the film, "Gasland," at 3 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Discussion will follow. Information:


Tuesday, Aug. 13

Open house The Junior League of Annapolis will host its New Member Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Factors Row in downtown Annapolis. Women older than 21 and living in Anne Arundel County and its vicinity are invited to attend the open house and apply for membership for the organization's fall 2013 or spring 2014 provisional training classes. For more information, call Sarah Jane Dunaway at 443-995-2540 or go to


Health law discussion The Anne Arundel County Health Department hosts a forum on obtaining health insurance and recent changes in federal law at 7 p.m. at the North County Library, 1010 Eastway in Annapolis.

Thursday, Aug. 15

'Rock the Dock' The Annapolis Rotaract Club presents Rock the Dock from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd St. in Eastport. Beer, wine, orange crushes and oysters. There will also be games, raffles, a silent auction and live music by Carl Corse. Event benefits Seeds 4 Success. Tickets $40 and may be purchased at or at the door. Information, contact Bonnie Thaden at

Art walk More than 20 galleries in downtown Annapolis will participate in the 23rd annual Annapolis Art Walk, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Live music, light refreshments, new exhibits and artists demonstrating skills in various media. Yellow balloons and banners are posted at participating galleries, and maps and events listings will be available at each gallery. Artists will be working in oil, watercolor, ceramics, wood turning, sculpture, jewelry, handcrafts and more. Information: 410-267-7077 or

Meeting The 33rd Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m. at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road in Odenton. Democrats of the district meet to discuss economy, health care, energy policy and environment issues with a look ahead to next year's elections. Open to the public. Information:

Friday, Aug. 16

Acoustic music 333 Coffeehouse presents Butch Ross in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors, students and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Saturday, Aug. 17


Floating fun The Chesapeake Outdoor Group sponsors the 10th annual 12 oz. Regatta – featuring toy boats made from beer and soda cans – all day at the Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State St. in Annapolis. Information:

Anniversary celebration Join John "Jake" Oliver, CEO and publisher of the Afro American Newspapers, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate its 121st year of giving a voice to African American communities across the nation. Admission is free. Information: 410-216-6180 or


Scout day The National Electronics Museum's Scout Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14 at 1745 West Nursery Road in Linthicum. Event is open to Cub, Webelos and Boy Scouts. Cost is $10 per person and advanced registration is required. The project for the day is "Rockets" but due to the museum's proximity to the airport these will not be model rockets. Scouts will build their own air powered rockets and launcher, while learning about rocket design and flight principles. To register, call Kirsten Messinger at 410-765-0230 or email her at Information:

Wine festival The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets include a souvenir cup, limited samples of beer and wine and entertainment all day. Food will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment includes performances by Dublin5, the Truth Project, Appaloosa and others. Proceeds benefit the Wellness House, an organization providing support for those living with cancer. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, $20 each for groups of 10 or more, free for children 12 and younger. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. 410-507-2186 or

Jazz The Sara Jones Quartet performs jazz standards and Brazilian jazz classics at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 410-266-8044 or



•Laurel High School class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Send contact information to or go to

•Centennial High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 26th reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. and extends an invitation to the classes of 1986 and 1988. Activities include a happy hour on Friday and a tailgate party with a barbecue buffet preceding the homecoming football game on Saturday. For information and registration, go to

•Western High School class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion on Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email or go to

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