Anne Arundel County


Monday, Jan 20

MLK breakfast The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Program theme is "The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement," with Rep. Donna F. Edwards as keynote speaker. Cost is $35. For tickets, call Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0887 or Erica Matthews at 443-761-9734. Attendees are asked to donate a nonperishable food item as part of a food drive sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Information:


Tuesday, Jan. 21

Dance performance The Mongolian Dance Troupe performs "The Wedding of Ordos" at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Admission is free. Seating on a first-come basis. Information: 410-636-6597.


Wednesday, Jan. 22

Luncheon series Archaeologist Al Luckenbach will speak on "Five Years of Excavation of Pig Point" at the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's Winter Luncheon Series at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Series will continue every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. through Feb. 19, and features a speaker on a variety of historical and cultural subjects. Admission is $90 for the series; individual luncheons are $20. For reservations and more information, 410-266-8846.

Camera club The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Steve Sattler will discuss ways to make travel photography more interesting. Visitors welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Maritime Lecture Series continues with "A Marine Hitchhiker's Guide to the Chesapeake Bay," presented by Jenny Carney and Kim Holzer of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Weekly seminars take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Cost is $10 per lecture, free for members. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Friday, Jan. 24

Lecture Tulane University professor Richard Velkley presents "Why Does Heidegger Matter: Leo Strauss's View" at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information:



Business breakfast Dawn Lindsay, president of Anne Arundel Community College, will be the featured speaker at the BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Westin Baltimore-Washington Airport Hotel, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. Advance registration required by Jan. 24. Partnership members can attend at no charge or $30, depending on membership level; $50, space permitting, for nonmembers. To register, members should call 410-859-1000 or go to and click on the event registration button. Non-members should call 410-859-1000.

History program The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society hosts, "Maryland Emancipation Day — November 11, 1863," presented by Janice Hayes-Williams, an Annapolis native and descendant of slaves and free blacks in the region prior to the American Revolution, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. All are welcome. Refreshments and networking follows presentation. Information: 410-760-9679 or

Family concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents "The Lost Elephant" at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Families are invited to attend "Meet the Musicians" at 1:15 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. for an interactive experience with the orchestra's musicians and their instruments. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Awards dinner The 25th annual Ed Casey Youth of the Year Awards Dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Sheraton Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road in Annapolis. Event features dinner, cocktails, a silent auction and ceremony. Tickets are $150 per person; $1,500 for a table of 10. To register and more information, call 410-263-2542 or go to

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