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Winter Farmers' Market open in Annapolis

The Winter Farmers' Market is open 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays through April 26 at Westfield Annapolis Mall on the first level of the Nordstrom parking garage, off the Bestgate Road entrance.

ABWA dinner meeting

The Maryland Capital chapter of the American Business Women's Association will hold a dinner meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Sheraton Barcelo Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis.

Dana Clark, a former operational psychologist with the CIA, will give a presentation on personality assessments and how to achieve best results and hire the best employees.

The cost is $30 for members with reservations by 5 p.m., Thursday, $35 for guests and members with late reservations; and $45 at the door.

Information: 443-486-8718 or www.abwamd

Pacewicz joins Morton's

Morton's The Steakhouse in Annapolis has named John Pacewicz as the restaurant's new assistant manager.

His duties include supporting all front house staff, maintaining the wine program and assisting the general manager with day-to-day operations.

Previously, Pacewicz worked at Morton's The Steakhouse in King of Prussia, Pa.

He lives in Annapolis.

Regional Tech Council

Chesapeake Regional Tech Council is planning "TechAwards 2009," a celebration of regional technological innovation and excellence, and is asking for participation and nominations.

Members are asked to join a committee or invest in TechAwards 2009 through sponsorship.

Go to for more details.

The nominations deadline is today for individuals or companies that deserve top recognition for regional tech innovation and excellence.

For award criteria and to submit nominations, go to

The awards ceremony will be held 6 p.m. March 29 at the Westin Annapolis Hotel.

Information: 410-222-7410, ext. 124.

Corridor Chamber events

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce announced its monthly activities for February.

"Membership 101" meeting for business professionals in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor: 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at BWCC office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

Free for members and nonmembers.

52nd Annual Masquerade Ball: 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at BWI Marriott Hotel, 1743 W. Nursery Road, Linthicum.

There will be a silent and live auction and performance by The Capitol Steps.

Tickets are $100 per person, $950 for a table of 10.

Information: 410-792-9714 or 301-725-4000, ext. 102.

Punk's grand openings

Punk's Backyard Grill, which officially opens today in Westfield Annapolis Mall, will hold a grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and auction with proceeds benefiting the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will be part of the festivities.

Sheila Laderberg, Molly Knipe, Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer and Alexis Henderson will make brief remarks.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by calling Emilia Poiter at 410-626-7800, ext. 115.

A free grand opening will be held at noon Feb. 21.

Mix 106.5 disc jockey Reagan Warfield will make an appearance.

Restaurant Week

The Annapolis Business Association will host Annapolis Restaurant Week Feb. 16-20 at restaurants in historic and greater Annapolis.

Restaurants will offer three-course meals at $15.95 for lunch and $29.95 for dinner.

Participating restaurants include Azure at the Westin Annapolis, Breeze at Loews Annapolis, Buddy's Crabs and Ribs, Cafe Normandie, Cantler's Riverside Inn, Carpaccio, Carrol's Creek Cafe, Domenicas, Fado Irish Pub, Federal House Bar and Grille, Galway Bay, The Greystone Grill, Harry Browne's, John Barry Restaurant at the O'Callaghan Hotel, Lemongrass, Luna Blu, Lure's Bar and Grill, The Main Ingredient Cafe, The Melting Pot, O'Leary's Seafood Restaurant, Pesce Grande, The Purple Tooth, Pusser's Caribbean Grille, Rams Head Tavern, Reynolds Tavern, Ristorante Piccola Roma, The Rockfish, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Sam's on the Waterfront, The Severn Inn, Stan and Joe's Saloon, Tsunami, Wild Orchid Cafe, and Yellowfin.

Information: or 443-482-9277.

Southern Chamber

Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce announced its monthly activities.

A South County Festival Meeting to discuss festival plans will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at the chamber office, 5503 Muddy Creek Road, Churchton.

A Business After Hours Mixer will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at 1530 Cedarhurst Road, Shady Side. The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. RSVP by Feb. 12.

A business breakfast, "Getting Through a Volatile Market: Steps You Can Take Today," presented by Cindy Morgan of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., will be held 7:30 a.m. Feb. 19 at 5503 Muddy Creek Road, Churchton.

The cost is $15 with RSVP by Feb. 12. No walk-ins.

Information: 410-867-3129.

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