Queen Anne Ball -- The Friends of Annapolis will present the 1708 Queen Anne Ball from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. It will feature a castlelike setting with live music from Radio City, a silent auction and Colonial costumes. The gala will mark the beginning of the yearlong celebration commemorating the signing of the royal charter 300 years ago. Proceeds will benefit the city's 2008 Annapolis Alive celebration. Tickets are $150 and up. 410-280-0445, ext. 103; or www. annapolisalive.org.