Sunday, March 11

Panel discussion "In Each Other's Shoes: The Fight for Civil Rights" takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St. in Annapolis. The discussion will examine the relationship between the African-American and Jewish communities. Panelists will share their experiences and knowledge while highlighting themes depicted in the exhibition "Selections from In Each Others Shoes" on view at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Information: 410-216-6181.

'Slitherin' Snakeheads: Aquatic Invaders' Sunday Speaker Series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Carrie Weedon Science Center with Donald Cosden of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources explaining where snakeheads have been found in Maryland and the potential impact of the species' expanding presence. 911 Galesville Road, Galesville. Information: 410-222-1625 or

Thursday, March 15

Lecture series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's lecture series continues with Greg Bartles of the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 7 p.m. Weekly seminars take place Thursdays at the museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Cost for members is $60 per person for the full series or $10 per seminar; $95 and $15 for nonmembers. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Rotary Club meets The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Two club members will give classification talks. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, March 16

Garden club meets The Meade Area Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at Jessup Community Hall, 2920 Jessup Road. Susan Barbi, a national judge for the African Violet Society of America and a Maryland Master Gardener, will present a slide show on African violets. No reservations are required and refreshments will be served. Information: 410-519-6443 or 410-740-8024.

Saturday, March 17

Gala concert The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual gala concert Saturday, March 17, at St. John's College's Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. All musical ensembles will perform in concerts at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Silent auctions and light refreshments begin at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Guests are violinist Stefan Jackiw, pianist Anna Polonsky and cellist David Requiro, performing Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" with the orchestra. Tickets are $50, $20 for students. Information: 443-758-3157 or


Arts center gala The Chesapeake Arts Center's annual gala will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport, 7032 Elm Road. This year's theme, "Believe in Magic," is in honor of Harry Houdini's birthday. Music will be provided by the acoustic duo Rick and Regina. Magician Spencer Horsman will perform a show to honor Houdini. The evening includes hors d' oeuvres, open bar, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $110 ($40 tax deductible) or $1,000 for a table of 10, and can be purchased by calling 410-636-6597.

Oyster roast The Annapolis Oyster Roast and Sock Burning will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. General admission is $25; $5 per child 13-18; free for children 12 and younger; VIP admission is $40 per adult and includes a commemorative T-shirt and special oyster dish tastings from area restaurants. Information:

Fundraiser The Goshen Farm Preservation Society's annual "Java & Jazz Event," a fundraiser to benefit the restoration and preservation of Goshen Farm in Cape St. Claire, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road in Annapolis. Information:

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