Sunday, Nov. 7

Book sale The American Association of University Women will hold the final day of its used book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8151-D Ritchie Highway, Pasadena. Information: 410-315-9899.

Workshop An "Encaustic Workshop" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Encaustic is an ancient painting technique that uses liquid colored waxes. Class price is $220 tuition, $25 membership, $10 registration. Information: 410-263-5544 or

Fair Fusion Ltd. holds its annual Holiday Artisan's Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1168 Mainsail Drive in Annapolis. For sale will be glassware, handmade quilts, jewelry and more. Information: 410-268-5770.

Christmas Bazaar The annual Hungarian Christmas Bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Women's Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Road. Event features Hungarian meals, desserts, pastries, wines, salami, sausage, Christmas candy, crafts, Christmas cards, books, a raffle and more. Information: 301-907-8038 or 703-481-5386.

Monday, Nov. 8

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Camera club The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Nikhil Bahl will discuss landscape, natural and wildlife photography. All are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Compost talk Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will hold a composting demonstration and native plant garden visit at 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road. Visitors can learn how to make compost and see the park's gardens. Park entrance fees apply. Information: 410-222-6755.

Thursday, Nov. 11

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. Paul Foer, political blogger and consultant, 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. Eric Collier of the Mercy Ships program will speak about the humanitarian response Mercy Ships offer throughout the world. Information: 240-388-0873 or

Friday, Nov. 12

'The Phantom of the Opera' Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic will be performed by drama students at Severna Park High School through Nov. 20 at 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park. Shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-13 and 19-20 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 20. Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors. Tickets and information: 410-544-0900 or

Lecture Wilfred McClay, SunTrust chair of Humanities, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will deliver a lecture, "The Tocquevillean Moment," at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Information: 410-263-2371.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Holiday social Annual social to benefit the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, sponsored by Greenstreet Gardens, will held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10. Activities include a wine tasting and live music. Information: 443-607-8277.

Art show A craft and vendor show will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department, 1425 Annapolis Road. Information: 301-776-9372.

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.


Concert The All Children's Chorus of Annapolis holds its first holiday performance at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at Lord & Taylor, Annapolis Westfield Shopping Center, 2002 Annapolis Mall, as part of the "gift of Sharing" project. Free. Information: 301-524-4435.

Classical concert Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts' Showcase Artist Series continues at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 with a performance by the Washington Saxophone Quartet at 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets are $15, $10 for Maryland Hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

A cappella group The St. John's College Concert Series presents, "The Happy Journey: An American Music Celebration," performed by the Western Wind at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.

Fishing tournament The 18th annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic fishing tournament takes place Nov. 20 and 21. Event is sponsored by the Maryland Saltwater Sport Fishermen's Association and is open to all professional and recreational anglers. Registration and more information: 410-255-5535 or

Bluegrass music Tickets for the John Cowan Band performing at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts are on sale. Event also features a guitar sale from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, $20 for members. Information: 410-268-5640 or

Sing-a-long A "Messiah" sing-a-long takes place at 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. Free will offering benefits the Salvation Army. Information: 410-224-2478.

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day The Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue group will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Annapolis Petsmart, 2601 Housley Road, Annapolis. Information:

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