Sunday, Nov. 11

Theater The Pasadena Theatre Company presents the musical "1776" at 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Play is based on events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Tickets are $27; free for center members and students accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 410-691-9725 or


Tuesday, Nov. 13

Concert Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Isaak performs at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $78; $73 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1519, meets at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Anne Healy of CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield will speak. Information: 410-760-3750.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Concert Singer-songwriter Dirk Hamilton takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Performance is part of the hall's ongoing "Showcase Artist Series." Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

'Anthem' St. John's College hosts a screening of the documentary film "Anthem" at 8 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. A Q&A session will follow the screening. This is a free event, but donations are welcome. The movie tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and explores the role of music and patriotism during the War of 1812. Information: stjohnscollege.edu

Job fair Veterans and non-veterans can meet potential employers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road. Event is open to the public. Bring copies of resumes and be prepared for long lines. People without Department of Defense ID cards must enter the base via Reece Road/Route 175 gate and have picture ID. For list of participating employers, go to Information: 410-674-5240.

Fashion show The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County will host a pre-holiday fashion show and luncheon at Chartwell Golf & Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. Doors open at 11 a.m. for shopping and cocktails. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show and a raffle for a diamond pendant. Models will be wearing fashions from Alpaca International in Annapolis, and vendors will offer handbags, hand-painted silk scarfs, baskets, and other items. For more information, call 410-451-8034 or go to rwaac.com

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Monthly competitions in digital and black and white prints will be held. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Film series Maryland Hall presents a screening of "Dislecksia: The Movie" and a discussion with the director, Harvey Hubbell, at 7 p.m. at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. This is the third screening of six films as part of the "On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series" taking place this fall and winter. Tickets are $10; $7 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

'Saving Hubble' David Gaynes' documentary will be screened at 4 p.m. in Anne Arundel Community College's Humanities Building Room 112, 101 College Parkway on the Arnold campus. Free event is sponsored by the college's Astronomy Club. Information: 410-777-2271.

Craft fair The Pasadena Senior Activity Center holds its annual Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 15-16 at 4103 Mountain Road. More than 20 local vendors will offer handmade crafts, needlework, jewelry, accessories and more. The event also will feature a silent auction and door prizes. Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 410-222-0030.

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


Friday, Nov. 16

Folk music 333 Coffeehouse presents Bill Staines in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $10; $8 for students and seniors. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Holiday social Greenstreet Gardens will host a Holiday Social from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 391 W. Bay Front Road in Lothian. Vendors will offer holiday food and wines, and guests can enjoy seasonal background music. Admission is free, but there is a $10 charge for wine tasting. Event benefits the Captain Salem Avery House Museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Vocal quartet performs New York Polyphony will perform at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Fundraiser The annual Cardinal Gibbons Bull Roast & "Friend" fundraiser event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Leadership Through Athletics, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne. Proceeds will be used for needs-based scholarships for local students. Cost is $45 per person. For tickets and more information, call 410-744-0900.


'Turkey Trot' Anne Arundel Community College's 24th annual 5K Turkey Trot, One-Mile Jaunt and Food Drive will be held Nov. 21 at Siegert Field on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Registration before Nov. 9 is $15 per person for the 5K and $10 for the one-mile jaunt; $20 and $15 after. Participants are asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to the food pantry. For registration forms and more information, go to

'Garden of Lights' Brookside Gardens' winter walk-through holiday lights display with more than one million twinkling LED lights shaped into original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements opens Friday, Nov. 23, and is on view through Jan. 6 at 1800 Glenallan Ave. in Wheaton. There will also be nightly musical performances as well as refreshments and shopping. Hours are 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 5:30 p.m. -10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and until 9 p.m. New Year's Eve.

Admission is $20 per car/van Monday-Thursday, and $25 per car/van Friday-Sunday. Advance tickets are $20 and good for any night. Cash only at entrance; last car admitted half-hour before closing. Group tours must book and pay in advance.

Information: 301-962-1453 or

Chamber music Celebrate the holidays with a "Candlelight Concert" of 18th-19th Century European chamber music and seasonal favorites by the Annapolis Chamber Players at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Charles Carroll House, 107 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $30 per person. Information: 410-349-1856 or


Reunion Cardinal Gibbons High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion on April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email

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