Anne Arundel County


Monday, June 27

Meeting The Maryland Department of Disabilities, in conjunction with the Maryland Commission on Disabilities will host a public listening post for people with disabilities and their families from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, 161 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. Feedback from the meetings will be used in the development of the 2012 State Disabilities Plan. Interpreter services will be provided. Questions and more information: 410-767-3660 or e-mail


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 28


Concert on the South River Sweet Leda performs rock and soul music with at 6 p.m. at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Concertgoers can bring their own picnic baskets or purchase one offering braised brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, pasta and fruit salads, cole slaw, chips and dessert. Wine, beer, sodas and water will also be available for purchase. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per car. Information: 410-222-1919, ext. 203.

Meeting The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva Road in Annapolis. Information: 410-222-4383.

Wednesday, June 29

Young Anne Arundel Professionals Social club for single professionals meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Grill, 2300 Annapolis Mall. 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.

Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Cost is $12.

Thursday, June 30

Elephant Club A breakfast meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. 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. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Saturday, July 2

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.


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 preregistered 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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