Anne Arundel County


Monday, June 20

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Karen Messick will speak on "Shooting the Governor's Cup — From on Board." There will also be a member's challenge and election of new officers. Information: 410-267-0461 or


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, June 21


Concert Historic London Town and Gardens celebrate the beginning of summer with a "Summer Solstice Concert," featuring Maggie Sansone and Company, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Visitors are invited to arrive early and picnic on the lawn overlooking the South River. Wine, beer, sodas and water will be available for purchase. The concert will be held in the tent adjoining the pavilion. Admission is $15, $10 for London Town Foundation members and seniors. Free for children younger than 11. Information: 410-222-1919.

Support meeting The National Family Caregivers Support Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva Road in Annapolis. The program provides information, respite and support to people who give care to family and friends. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

Wednesday, June 22

Jazz series The Sachs Memorial Summer Jazz Series kicks off at 6 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis, with the Unified Jazz Ensemble. This concert series being held on the labyrinth features area jazz musicians performing free outdoor concerts. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Membership meeting Entrepreneur's Exchange Inc. will offer Membership 101 for members and guests from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Bank Annapolis, 1000 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. A light breakfast will be served. Free. Information and registration: 410-647-8167 or go to

Thursday, June 23

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Haley Scott DeMaria will discuss her book "Journey Through Tragedy." Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, June 24


Baysox The Bowie Baysox present the 13th-annual Scout Night Camp Out as the team takes on the Binghamton Mets at 7:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. Event features discounted tickets and food vouchers for Cub, Tiger, Boy and Eagle Scouts and their families. There will be a pregame Scout parade, postgame fireworks and the opportunity to camp on the field after the game. Tickets: or 301-464-4865.

Saturday, June 25

Young Anne Arundel Professionals Social club for single professionals meets at 8:30 a.m. at Bob Evans, 8040 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Information: 410-336-6822.


July 4 The Shady Side community celebrates Independence Day beginning with a parade at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, followed by a concert at 1 p.m. with the Bay Winds Band at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road, sponsored by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society and Greenstreet Gardens. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Boot camps The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis is sponsoring "Navy Way" boot camps on Saturday, July 16. Basic Boot Camp will be held in the morning and Advanced Boot Camp in the afternoon. Registration deadline is July 6. Basic Boot Camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon for recruits ages 6-12. Recruits are issued a sailor's cap, learn Navy terms, march, chant, follow orders and eat in a simulated mess hall. Cost is $36 and includes a dixie cup cap, boot camp, lunch and a certificate of participation at graduation.


Advanced Boot Camp runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is for graduates of Basic Boot Camp ages 9 to 12. They will take seamanship training (tying knots), learn to use semaphore flags and march in precision drill. Cost is $36 ($41 if purchasing a 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.

Groups of 10 or more will be assigned a personal Boot Camp Commander, but a group reservation must be made three weeks in advance. Scouts who declare their pack number on the reservation form, whether signing up as an individual or as part of a group, will receive a patch.

Information and registration: 410-293-8111 or e-mail

Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes large and No. 1 male crabs, Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. A bake sale and cake raffle will be held. Advance tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for those younger than 3. Buy tickets via or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online and telephone sales end at noon July 31. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. Aug. 5.

Benefit The second-annual Be Great 5K Run & Fun Walk to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County will take place Aug. 20 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will kick off at 9:15 a.m., and every pre-registered runner and walker will receive a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest runner in several age categories. Refreshments will be served after the race. Registration is $25 before Aug. 1, $30 after. Register online at or on-site at the Red Maple Pavilion starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the race. There is a "Couch Potato" category for anyone who wants to register and stay home.

Music festival The inaugural Silopanna Music Festival will take place at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville on Aug. 27. Among the featured performers are Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Matt and Kim, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, All Mighty Senators, Grilled Lincolns and Harper Blynn. Tickets are on sale now. Free parking. Tickets are $39.50 and can be purchased by calling 410-268-4545, 410-244-1131 or online at


Reunion The North County High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20th reunion Oct 29 at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Send contact information to or call Kiesha Dotson at 703-755-0206.

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