Sunday, July 11

'Bingo Blast'


The Church of the Good Shepherd hosts this event at 1451 Furnace Ave. in Glen Burnie. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., bingo games run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $20 admission include a barbecue platter, coffee and soda, eight cards for regular games and four cards for specials. Information: 410-761-8291.

'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'


This one-act musical comedy will be performed Thursdays-Sundays through July 25 at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St. Shows at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18. Information: 410-268-9212 or

Monday, July 12

Blacksmith group

The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115.

Tuesday, July 13

Summer Twilight Concert Series

Maxwell Street performs blues and swing music from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gude Garden at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. Information: 301-962-1400 or

'Summer Serenade'


Concert series featuring the U.S. Naval Academy's jazz ensemble, Next Wave, continues at the Annapolis City Dock. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Information: 410-293-0263.

Wednesday, July 14

Young Anne Arundel Professionals

Social club for single professionals meets at 6:30 p.m. at Ledo's Pizza, 544 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Information: 410-336-6822.

Pasadena Rotarians

The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Information: John Clark, 410-320-3145.


Thursday, July 15

'Jazz on the Lawn'

The Oklahoma Twisters perform at 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Road in Riverdale Park. Free. Information: 301-864-0420.

'Beneficial insects'

The world depends on insects, from pollinating fruits and vegetables to forming the basis for many food webs. Program takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 15, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian. Program covers identification of the common orders of insects and includes a field excursion to learn about distinguishing beneficial insects from pests. Visitors should dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bag lunch. Cost is $15. Registration and information: 410-741-9330 or Adults only.

Elephant Club


Breakfast meeting will be 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Grace Vuoto, executive director of the Edmund Burke Institute for American Renewal, will speak. Open to the public. $4 fee. Information: 410-437-2213 or

Rotary Club

The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Joseph DeMattos, president of the Health Facilities Association of Maryland, will speak on "Greatest Challenges Facing Maryland's Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care of Seniors and People with Disabilities." Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Saturday, July 17

Crab feast

The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and the Greater Annapolis Alumni Chapter hosts this event from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.S. Naval Academy Stadium Banquet Room N, 511 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Menu include crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad, sodas, iced tea, beer and wine. Cost is $60 per person. Parking is $5 per car. Proceeds benefit the UMES Scholarship & Endowment Funds. Information: 410-987-0114, 410-626-1514, 410-269-178 or 443-205-7363.



Fort George C. Meade Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) hosts a summer picnic for survivors of fallen soldiers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event provides an opportunity for survivors to network with one another and learn about other support services available to them. Refreshments, entertainment and activities for children will also be provided. Information:

Navy Boot Camps

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy will sponsor two "Navy Way" boot camps this summer, on Saturday, July 17, and Aug. 7. Basic Boot Camp is a morning program and 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. 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 who are 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. Cost is $35 (with cap), or $40 (if purchasing new cap), 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


Flea market


St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Information: 410-269-7671.


Summer camp

"Remembering When," an exploration of early life in Annapolis and South County, is the theme of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's summer camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26-30 at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road. Registration is $140 for society members, $150 for nonmembers. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Crab feast

The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Event is all you can eat and drink, including vegetable crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. There will also be a bake sale and cake raffle. Tickets are $20-$60. Free parking. Tickets and information: 877-333-9667.



The Wellness House of Annapolis' annual fundraiser, "La Fiesta del Verano," will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Mas-Que Farm in Annapolis. Music provided by the Rob Levit Trio. Tickets are $75 per person before Aug. 23, $85 after. Information: 410-990-0941.

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