Anne Arundel County


Sunday, Oct. 21

Festival The annual West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. The event features children's activities, arts and crafts, food and music by Tim and Savannah Finch, the Eastman String Band, Calico Jack, Sour Notes, the Coastal Flats, and Gary Harmon and Andy Garte. At the end of the day, the winner of the $5,000 raffle, sponsored by the museum, will be drawn. Admission is $6; free for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at nearby ballfields with free shuttle service, and handicapped parking will be available at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or


Schubert's 'Winterreise' St John's College tutor Eric Stoltzfus and tutor emeritus Elliott Zuckerman perform the first 12 songs in Schubert's song cycle "Winterreise," a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Mueller. Before each song is performed, the poem will be spoken in German by former tutor Gisela Berns. The performance, free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. at Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-626-2539.

Monday, Oct. 22


Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Dave Hartcorn presents "Fashion Photography." In addition, the first challenge of the season, "Self Portrait," will be reviewed. Information: 410-267-0461 or

Tuesday, Oct. 23

'Fear of Fat: Eight Stories of Eating and Weight' In this film, eight ordinary people tell of their experiences with body weight and self-image, including bouts with eating disorders and feelings of hurt, anger, alienation and hopelessness at 12:30 p.m. in Anne Arundel Community College's Humanities Building, Room 112, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The film is part of the AACC Women's Institute Fall Film Series on eating, weight and body image. Free. Information: 410-777-7033 or

Meeting The Commission on Disability Issues meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. The guest speaker is Jay Stewart of Maryland Works Inc., a statewide membership association that expands employment and business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Information: 410-222-4464.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Concert Grammy-nominated fiddler Casey Driessen performs at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. The monthly color slide and print competitions will take place. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Oct. 25


Employment information session The Howard County Office of Workforce Development, in partnership with the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, will host a Town Hall Information Session from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Arundel High School auditorium, 1001 Annapolis Road in Gambrills. The session will focus on employment opportunities at Fort Meade (this is not a job fair).  Admission is free. Individuals seeking employment can hear from government agency and private company representatives regarding their current and future job openings, the hiring process and information on the types of skills they are seeking. Scheduled presenters include the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Media Activity, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center and National Security Agency. To register, go to Seating is limited. For more information, call 410-290-2632.

Showcases The Four Rivers Heritage Area will host the first Heritage Showcase event from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. This interactive event will feature more than 18 Four Rivers heritage museums, sites and attractions under one roof, to allow educators, tour planners and others to preview the unique experiences each has to offer. Attendees can ask questions and book activities for spring at participating sites. Discounts and exclusive educational materials will be available only at this event. Information: 410-222-1805 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Karen Mulhauser of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Oct. 26

'Annual Halloween Party' A costume party with candy, refreshments, dancing and a costume contest, sponsored by the Student Association Campus Activities Board, will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Anne Arundel Community College's Student Union dining hall, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2218 or

Lecture Daniel Selcer, associate professor and director of graduate studies at Duquesne University, will speak at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.


Saturday, Oct. 27

Opera The Annapolis Opera begins its season at 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis, with a celebration of the company's 40th anniversary and Verdi's 200th birthday with a production of "Aida." The production features a full orchestra and double chorus, including members of the Morgan State University Choir. It is sung in Italian, with English subtitles. Tickets are $20, 60 and $75, with group discounts available. Information: 410-267-8135, 410-580-2640 or

Halloween party The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society hosts a children's Halloween party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Benson-Hammond House Museum, 7101 Aviation Blvd. The event features old-fashioned games, making a straw buddy and ghost stories. Admission is free. Information: 410-647-0936 or

'Apple Fest Family Fun Day' Celebrate the local apple harvest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whole Foods Market at Annapolis Towne Centre, 200 Harker Place. Free pie tins to the first 200 guests, hot apple cider samples, free recipe cards and caramel-apple making are among the included activities. All are welcome. Information: 410-266-5761.


Chamber music The Annapolis Chamber Players presents "Classics & Gems" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at St. John's College's McDowell Hall, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors; and free for students younger than 25. Information: 410-349-1856 or


'The Story of Luis Hane: Holocaust Survivor' The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents a program by Luis Hane at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments follow the presentation. Free. Information: 410-760-9679 or

Classical concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The orchestra will be accompanied by cellist Zuill Bailey for these concerts, which feature Haydn's Symphony No. 88 and Dvorak's Cello Concerto. Tickets are $25; $10 for students. For tickets and more information, call 410-263-0907 or go to

Meet the authors Three authors, Corban Addison, Chris Pavone and Roger Rosenblatt, will discuss their latest works of fiction and nonfiction at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Admission is $30 in advance; $35 at the door. The presentation will be followed a by wine-and-hors d'oeuvre reception and book signing. For tickets and more information, call 410-757-8570 or go to Handicapped parking will be available at the Campbell Hall lot on campus.

Concert Singer/songwriter Dirk Hamilton performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The performance is part of the hall's ongoing "Showcase Artist Series." Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Tribute concert Annapolis Maritime Museum presents "Above and Beyond," a musical tribute by Trio Galilei to wounded soldiers and sailors from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 at 723 Second St. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Fundraiser The annual Cardinal Gibbons Bull Roast & "Friend" fundraiser event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Leadership Through Athletics, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne. Proceeds will used for needs-based scholarships for local students. Cost is $45 per person. For tickets and more information, call 410-744-0900.


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