Anne Arundel County


Sunday, Nov. 14

Jazz group


Turn Around Norman, featuring saxophonist Carr Collins, pianist JJ Write, bassist Adam Hopkins and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell, performs at 7 p.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Free. Information: 410-255-8236.

'Meet the Authors'


Novelist Helen Simonson, former New York Times editor Daniel Okrent, and travel writer Carl Hoffman will talk about their latest books at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free parking in the garage on St. John's Street. Tickets are $35. Information: 410-757-2640.

'The Phantom of the Opera'

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

Monday, Nov. 15


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

Camera club

The Arundel Camera Club holds its monthly color slide and color print competitions at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. All are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.


Photo club

The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet for a member's showcase at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Information: 410-267-0461.

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. 17

Classical concert


Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts' Showcase Artist Series continues at 7:30 p.m. 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

Job fair

A Veterans Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road. Event is free and you need not be a veteran to attend. Visitors to Fort Meade must enter through the Reece Road Gate and provide a photo ID. Drivers must have vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Information: 410-674-5240.

Young Anne Arundel Professionals

Social club for single professionals meets at 6:30 p.m. at Ledo's Pizza, 554 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Information: 410-336-6822.

Thursday, Nov. 18


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. Jeffrey Hooke 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. Gary Maynard of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections will speak. Information: 240-388-0873 or

Friday, Nov. 19

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. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.


Everyone is invited to Fort Meade for Latin Night from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Club Meade on Reece Road. Free Salsa lesson will be offered beginning at 7 p.m., dancing starts at 8 p.m. No cover charge. Cash bar. Information: 301-677-6969.

Garden party

The Meade Area Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. at the Jessup Community Center at Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Anne Brooks of Brookside Gardens will present a program on "Holiday Flower Designs." Information: 410-519-6443.

Saturday, Nov. 20


Fishing tournament

The 18th annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic fishing tournament takes place Saturday, Nov. 20, and Sunday, Nov. 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

John Cowan Band performs at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $25, $20 for members. Information: 410-280-5640.

Computer club

The Annapolis Apple Slice, a club for Macintosh computer users and owners, meets from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Road. David Helmly will make a presentation on Premiere Pro CS5, Adobe Systems' newest software. Information: 301-925-7224 or 410-255-1674.


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.



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.

Holiday music


Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts presents "Christmas from Dublin," starring the Three Irish Tenors, at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $35, $30 for members. Information: 410-280-5640.

'Read Between the Wines'

A book fair, hosted by the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, at Loews Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Holiday open house

The Ann Arrundel County Historical Society holds its annual Holiday Open House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd., Linthicum. Information: 410-647-0936.

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