Anne Arundel


Sunday, Aug. 31

Patriotic concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," at its Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Joining director Jose-Luis Novo and the orchestra to sing the national anthem is tenor Rolando Sanz. The concert serves as a prelude to the orchestra's 2014-2015 season with works by Sibelius, Shostakovich, Liszt, Duke Ellington and John Philip Sousa. The program includes a salute to the Navy. Free. Concessions from Pit Boys and Kona Ice will be available; visitors may also bring a picnic, snacks, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is prohibited. Information: 410-263-0907 or


'Spamalot' The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre closes its season with Monty Python's outrageous musical at 8:30 p.m. at 143 Compromise St. Admission is $20. Tickets and information: 410-268-9212 or go

Monday, Sept. 1


Labor Day in London Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, will be open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy the woodland gardens, the historic area and an exhibit in the Visitor's Center. Regular admission fees apply. Information: 410-222-1919 or

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Blackout Poetry The Glen Burnie Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, will host a "blackout poetry" session for teens at 9 a.m. Black out words on a page to leave behind a poem. Information: 410-222-6270.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Camera club The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Members may bring three photos they would like to have critiqued anonymously. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Sheriff Ronald Bateman will speak on law enforcement matters. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Sept. 5


Friendly firefighters Children are invited to meet county firefighters and learn about fire safety at 10 a.m. at the Deale Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale. Information: 410-222-1925.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Maryland Seafood Festival The 47th annual event takes place today and Sunday at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. A highlight is the Crab Soup Cook-off that brings together Annapolis' best restaurateurs and chefs in a showdown. Admission is $15, $10 for seniors 65 and older, and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets, parking permits and information: 410-353-9237 or

Music and art Adkins Arboretum presents "Living in the Trees: Speaking to the Times," a program that brings together music and art, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Visitors Center, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Cost of $30, $25 for members, includes a light dinner of antipasti, salad and dessert. A cash wine and beer bar will be available. For registration and information, call 410-634-2847 or go to


Concert Rams Head Promotions presents R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Osborne has recorded such hits as "Stay With Me Tonight," "Only Human" and "On the Wings of Love." Tickets are available at 410-268-4545, 410-244-1131 or online at


Partnership breakfast Vice Adm. Walter Carter Jr., superintendent of the Naval Academy, will be the keynote speaker at the BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast being held from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the DoubleTree, 890 Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. Registration is required by Sept. 15. Members can attend at no charge or $35, depending on membership level. For member registration, go to Nonmembers may attend for $65, if space is available, and must call 410-859-1000. Information:

Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its 10th annual Boatyard Beach Bash from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitarist Doyle Grisham, Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby. Tickets are $65, VIP admission is $125. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Reunion Howard High School's Class of 1964 will hold its 50th reunion Oct. 10-12 at the Beach Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. For more information, contact Priscilla Hammond at 410-340-3700.

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