Naval Academy to dedicate field house

The Baltimore Sun

The United States Naval Academy will dedicate the Wesley Brown Field House at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The facility, which has been under construction since March 2006, will be a new center for physical education, varsity and intramural athletics, club sports and personal fitness.

The field house is named for retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, who in 1949 became the first black graduate of the Naval Academy.

Nonprofit Holistic Moms plan new chapter

The Holistic Moms Network is planning to launch a new chapter in Annapolis.

The nonprofit group, composed of 130 chapters nationwide, encourages new mothers to "trust their instincts, to parent from the heart and to educate themselves about the pros and cons of all health care options," according to the group's news release.

The organization will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. The group will meet there on the second Monday of each month.

Westfield mall to hold farmers' market

Westfield Annapolis mall will get one of six Anne Arundel County farmers' markets planned for the 2008 growing season.

The Westfield Annapolis farmers' market, opening this summer in the parking lot next to Sears Automotive, will feature locally grown produce, specialty items like cheese and seafood and cooking demonstrations by local chefs.

The market will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning July 6 with a grand opening scheduled for July 13. It will remain open until September 28.

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