Sunday, Nov. 13

Meet the authors Louis Bayard, Jane Leavy and Lynne Olson take the stage at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Admission is $35. The presentation will be followed by a reception and book signings. Free parking is available in the garage at Calvert and St. John's streets. Handicapped parking available on campus at the Campbell Hall lot. Tickets and information:

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

Monday, Nov. 14

Open house Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) holds an open house from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Severna Park Health Association, 714 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. For more information, call Mianna Jopp at 410-544-0539.

Tournament A dodge ball tournament sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Student Association Campus Activities Board will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Sign up in Student Union Room 202. The cost is $1 per person. Information: 410-777-2218 or

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild will meet 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, Nov. 15

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Job fair A veterans job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort Meade. The event is open to the public, and dozens of employers will be on hand. Bring resumes, references, pens, notepads and business cards. Attire is business-appropriate. Directions and information: 301-677-6658.

Concert The Washington Symphonic Brass presents "Veterans Past and Present: An American Tribute" at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle in Annapolis. For tickets and more information, call 410-263-1906 or go to

Workshop Mary Fridley, a registered nurse and founder of Gero-Resources LLC, will speak on "Future Conversations …Today," as part of the "The Future Is Now! Are You Ready?" workshops presented by the AAC Department of Aging and Disabilities. Event takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Arnold Senior Activity Center, 44 Church Road, Arnold. Free. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3094 or go to

Thursday, Nov. 17

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club will meet at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Two members will give classification talks. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, Nov. 18

Open house Greenstreet Gardens will host a "Twilight Holiday Open House" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 391 W. Bay Front Road in Lothian. This is a program for adults who are invited to come dressed to celebrate the start of the holidays. Music will be provided by the Garrett Music Academy. There is no admission fee, but there is a $10 wine tasting fee. Complimentary light fare and beverages will be provided by local caterers. Event benefits the Captain Avery Museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or go to

Concert David LaFleur plays the 333 Coffeehouse, at 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Saturday, Nov. 19

'Poetry in the Park' Rod Jellema and Deanna Nikaido are the featured readers for the poetry reading series from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Starbucks Coffee, 503 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park. "Poetry in the Park" is a free, monthly open-microphone reading series held every third Saturday. First-come, first-serve open-mike sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa at

Lecture To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Sylvia Gaither Garrison Library, the Banneker-Douglass Museum sponsors a lecture by historian C.R. Gibbs titled, "Runners: Maryland Fugitives from Slavery." This free event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville St. in Annapolis. Information: 410-216-6181.

Santa Claus is coming to town Santa makes his grand entrance at 11 a.m. at Greenstreet Gardens, 391 Bay Front Road in Lothian, and is there every weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Christmas Eve. Information: 410-867-9500, ext. 219 or go to

Craft show The Salvation Army hosts a craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. Information: 410-263-4091.

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


Buffet A Thanksgiving Day buffet will be held Nov. 24 at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road, Fort Meade. Menu consists of the traditional fare, turkey, ham, corn bread dressing, gravy, yams, cranberry sauce, pies, cakes and other dishes. Cost is $23, $21 for club members, half-price for children ages 4-10. For times and registration, call 301-677-6969 or go to

Sing-along The 25th annual "Messiah Sing-Along" will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at St. James' Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. A candlelight reception follows. Free. Information: 410-224-2478, 410-956-6157 or go to

Concert series As part of its Showcase Artist Series, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will present the Jordan Tice Trio at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The concert will feature a performance and CD release party. Tickets are $15, $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Open house The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual "Holiday Open House" from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 3-4 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. The theme of this year's celebration is "A Civil War Christmas." Also, the second floor display room will showcase vintage children's' games. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-768-9518.

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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