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The Annapolis Bicycle Club is a recreational cycling club geared to people who enjoy riding with others for exercise, training, safety, or just because they love cycling. The club organizes weekly rides along scenic roads in the Annapolis area and often beyond. For more information about the club or how to join, visit http://www.annapolisbicycleclub.org or email email@example.com.
Canoe and kayak club
The Baltimore Canoe and Kayak club sponsors paddling and social events throughout the year. Beginning and intermediate paddlers programs are ongoing. For information, visit the Important Announcements forum at http://www.baltimorecanoeclub.org.
•The Appalachian Mountain Club's outdoor activities include hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing/kayaking and environmental conservation projects. For a listing of hikes this week, visit http://www.amc-dc.org.
•The Mountain Club of Maryland conducts outdoor activities for beginners to experienced hikers throughout the year. For a listing of hikes this week, visit http://www.mcomd.org.
The Young Anne Arundel Professionals is a social club primarily for single professionals that provides a place to make new friends in an upbeat atmosphere. For a listing of activities this week, call the YAAP hotline at 410-336-6822.
•The Annapolis Amblers Walking Club invites those interested in discovering new areas and making new friends to participate in 5K and 10K walks each Saturday and an occasional Sunday. The next walk is an airport walk and bike event Saturday, Oct. 11 in College Park. On Oct. 18 the group will be at Belmont Manor, Patapsco, in Elkridge. For details on carpooling, times and the walk, call Pat at 410-544-5648 or Bob at 410-960-6226. For information on the club, visit http://www.annapolisamblerswalk.com.
•The Annapolis Striders' running group for half marathon/marathon training will meet at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. A distance run will take place at 7 a.m. Sunday at City Dock. For information on training runs, visit http://www.annapolisstriders.org. For more information, call 410-757-1156.
•The Annapolis Trail Runners and the Kent Island Running Club will co-host a Moore's Marine Training Program and will meet at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 from the Truman Park and Ride and a 3-, 5- and 7-mile trail run at 8 a.m. Sunday starting behind Annapolis High School. Group runs will also be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday on the AHS track located at 2700 Riva Road. For information, call 410-570-0003.
•Annapolis Triathlon Club sponsors weekly training opportunities. Group runs for all levels for various distances are held at 6 a.m. Saturdays departing from Truman Park and Ride, 160 Truman Parkway. Group bike rides for all levels for various distances are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays departing from 304 Harry Truman Parkway. Group runs are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Annapolis Running Shop, 172 Main St. Track workouts are held at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Annapolis High School track. For information, visit http://www.triannapolis.org.
•The Kent Island Running Group will meet for a group run at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 on the Cross Island Trail at the Eastern Shore Outlets Shopping Center on Kent Island. The run starts at 7:30 a.m. and the route is marked every half mile with support every 2 miles. To view the route, visit http://tinyurl.com/y9don5h.
The Mid-Atlantic Society for Historic Swordsmanship—MASHS—will meet for training from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane. Using historical texts and manuscripts and accurate replicas of historical weapons, the group offers lessons on the sword arts from the Medieval and Renaissance eras and the 18th and 19th century. For information, call 410-263-0203 or visit http://www.mashs.org.
SPCC Maryland Masters Swim Team offers practices Sundays through Fridays at Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Practice times are 6:30 to 8 a.m. Sundays; 5:30 to 6:45 a.m. and 9:45 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 8 to 9:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. These practices are offered for novice swimmers wanting to get in shape or experienced swimmers looking to sharpen their strokes with an eye towards competition. These practices are held under the guidance of qualified coaches with the support and encouragement of teammates. For information, call 410-255-0699.
Millersville 55+ Club will meet to play bridge at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Chartwell Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive, Severna Park. For information, call 410-695-0602.
The Severna Park Bridge Club offers American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) stratified open games at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and noon on Saturday. The Monday stratified ACBL afternoon games held at 2 p.m. will be as follows: Monday and Friday 0-1000 points; Tuesday 0-100 points; and Wednesday non-life master game. Partners are not required for the afternoon games. Games are held at the Severna Park Bridge Club, 548 Benfield Village Shopping Center. For more information, contact Lannetta Schmidt at 410-925-6786 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For club information, call 410-544-0085 or visit http://www.severnaparkbridge.com.
•The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie. The program is a photo talk, concentrating on zoom lens techniques that can make photos have more movement and energy. The meeting begins with a look at some representative examples of how other photographers employ zooming as a way to spice up their images. Digital photos from last week's meeting will be shown and discussed by all. Meetings are free and open to the public. For information, visit http://www.b-ccc.org.
•Professional photographer Steve Rosenbach will present a program on abstract photography at the next meeting of The Arundel Camera Club at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. This program is especially for club members interested in shooting abstract images for a future club competition. Visitors are welcome. For information, visit http://www.arundelcameraclub.org.
The Annapolis Pickleball Club invites players to join them from 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the auxiliary gym at "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane. For information and to confirm Tuesday sessions, call 410-703-1684. For recreation center fee information, call 410- 263-7958.
The South County Tennis Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday behind the Deale Community Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road. Play is mixed doubles and singles, and the group is seeking experienced players. For information, call 202-302-7407.
The Kritikos Toastmasters Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The group provides tips on improving public speaking or basic communications skills. For information, email email@example.com.
A capella singing
•The Arundelair Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines invites ladies of all ages to join them for a rehearsal from 7:15 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Phoenix Academy, 1411 Cedar Park Road. New singers can meet 20 new friends and enjoy an evening of singing, a capella style. For information, call 410-987-6369 or visit http://www.arundelairchorus.org.
•Chesapeake Harmony Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines sings four-part a capella harmony in the barbershop style. Rehearsals are held year-round from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Road, Millersville. For information, call/text 410-336-9139 or visit http://www.ChesapeakeHarmony.org.
The Annapolis Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is expanding its membership. Youth ages 12 to 18 who are interested in leadership and aviation are encouraged to join. Opportunities are available to those with a desire to fly, participate in search and rescue, and community service. The group also welcomes adults older than 18 years with an interest in flight, emergency services or youth development. Meetings are held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at the CAP Quonset Hut at Lee Airport, Route 2 in Edgewater. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.capannapolis.org.
•Corvette Annapolis will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the West End Grill, 2049 West St. For information, visit http://www.corvetteannapolis.com.
•Wheels From The Past Car Club and Bay Side Mustangs of Annapolis will meet for "Cruise Night" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille, 3213 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. For information, visit http://www.wheelsfromthepast.org or http://www.baysidemustangs.com.
The Anne Arundel County Chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder will meet from 7 to 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. For information, call 410-721-2468.
•The Annapolis Chess Club meets from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Whole Foods Market's café, 200 Harker Place, Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole. Chess sets and clocks are available. For information, call 410-647-0299 or email email@example.com.
•The Severna Park Adult Chess Club meets from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at the Starbuck's closest to Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road. The club is open to residents of Severna Park and nearby communities and all players from newbies to advanced levels are welcome. There is no membership cost. For information, call Rob Robinson at 410-544-6879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crabtowne Bassmasters, a bass fishing club based in the Annapolis area with members from Pasadena to South County, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the Southern District Anne Arundel County Police Department, 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. The group competes in nine to 10 club tournaments per year and meets the second Tuesday of each month. For information, visit http://www.crabtownebassmasters.com.
The Chesapeake Bay Area Cribbage Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Knights of Columbus, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie. For information or directions, call 410-956-4295.
•The Carr's Beach Hand and Line Dance Club will offer dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The Peerless Ren's Club, 406 Chester Ave. For information, call 410-570-6250.
•Crabtown Squares Dance Club will continue waltz lessons from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Shore Elementary School, 1376 Fairfield Loop Road, Crownsville. The classes are conducted by Instructors Peg and John Kincaid. For information, call Dave Heard at 410-571-9778 or email ThemHeards2@aol.com.
•The DC Hand Dance Club will hold a dance Tuesday at Terry's Place, 5725 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn Park, with dance lessons offered 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $5 cover charge. A dance will also take place Wednesday at Coconut Joe's, 48 South River Road, Edgewater. Lessons are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by open dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. $5 cover charge both evenings. For information, call 301-460-0800 or visit http://www.dchanddanceclub.com.
Jubilate!, a group that sings for the sick and disabled in several Anne Arundel county facilities, is looking for singers. Practices are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at a member's home in Edgewater. The only requirement is a love of singing. The group will begin rehearsals for its Christmas program Oct. 14. Concerts will be held at 2 or 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons in November and December. For information, call Marybeth Manogue at 301-261-4236.
Black-eyed Susan Knitters will meet for fellowship and provide free knitting instruction from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Severna Park Community Library, 45 W. McKinsey Road. All skill levels are welcome. For information, call 410-647-8049.
Lapidary and jewelry club
The Patuxent Lapidary Guild club has open shop Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at 169 Defense Highway, lower level, in the rear of the building. The club provides instruction and equipment for silversmithing, faceting, cabbing, casting and precious metal clay. For details about classes and events, call 410-263-0203 or visit http://www.patuxentlapidary.org.
•The Annapolis Evening Rotary Club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court. This meeting is an opportunity to meet members, learn about the community service projects planned and have some fun. For information, visit http://www.meetup.com/AnnapolisEveningRotaryClub or http://www.annapoliseveningrotaryclub.org.
•The Crofton Rotary Club will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nautilus Diner, 1709 Transportation Drive, Crofton. For information, call 410-451-1900.
•The Rotary Club of Parole will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at DoubleTree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court. Nick Slater, owner of PASCO Battery Warehouse, will speak about advances in battery technology. For information, call 301-464-8376.
•The Rotary Club of Annapolis will meet at noon Thursday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2747 Riva Road. St. Maris Walker and Tim Aland of Chesapeake Hearing Center will discuss hearing issues. For information, call 410-562-1616.
•The Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Killarney House, 584 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Rotarian Tracy Hoover, president and co-founder of Brainsake, will discuss the positive work conducted by this nonprofit organization in the field of neurotherapy research, where treatment takes place without the use drugs. For information, call 443-975-8409 or visit http://www.southcountyrotary.org.
•The Rotary Club of West Anne Arundel County will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. For information, call 410-674-7445.
The Annapolis Irish Rowing Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Charles Carroll House, at the foot of Shipwright Street adjacent to St. Mary's Church, on Spa Creek. Charles Carroll House is located at 107 Duke of Gloucester St. For information, call 410-224-0828 or visit http://www.annapolisirishrowers.com.
Table tennis club
Severna Pong Community Table Tennis Club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. For information, call 410-647-5843.
TOPS—Take Off Pounds Sensibly—meets Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. for weigh-in and 10 a.m. for a meeting at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 Central Ave. in Davidsonville. TOPS is a nonprofit, weight loss support group with 170,000 members and 10,000 chapters worldwide. The group provides support, encouragement, education and accountability to help with your weight loss journey. For more information, email email@example.com.
Anne Arundel Bird Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Blue Heron Center at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road. Ron Gutberlet will discuss biodiversity trends in Maryland's changing landscape. For information, call Colin Rees at 410-757-8570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This week the club will also host a three-day trip Oct. 17 to Oct. 19 to Kiptopeke and Fisherman's Island, beginning 8 a.m. Friday. For information, contact Peter Hanan at 301-580-2785 or email email@example.com.
The Arundel Carvers will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road. The group will assist in developing participants' carving skills. Visitors are welcome. For information, call 410-266-6925 or 410-867-2701.
The Hillsmere Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive. Refreshments will be served followed by a business meeting and a program presented by Bartlett Tree Experts. The presentation will focus on fall pruning. For information, call 410-268-2870.
The Kiwanis Club of Annapolis will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. James Kantowski of JSK Financial Services, will present "How to Choose a Financial Advisor?" Guests are welcome and reservations are requested by Monday. For reservations and information, call 410-757-0187.
The MOMS Club of Severna Park will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. This group is designed for mothers staying home with young children. For information, call 410-544-1343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crofton Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crofton Town Hall, 1576 Crofton Parkway. Projects include garment sewing, quilting, and charity sewing. The group is working on pillows for Anne Arundel Medical Center patients who have undergone abdominal surgery. In the past, the group has made turtle pillows for the Whole in the Wall Gang, pillow cases for the Ronald McDonald House, and Little Dresses for Africa. Experienced and novice sewists are welcome. For information, call Stephanie at 410-917-9648 or visit http://www.MarylandASG.org and click on Maryland Chapter Neighborhood Group.
The Annapolis Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfisherman's Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road. Meetings are open to the public and spouses and children are welcome. Meetings include guest speakers and a 50-50 raffle. Food and beverages are available. For information, visit http://www.mssaannapolis.com.
Beta Sigma Phi
Preceptor Alpha Theta will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Rips Country Inn, 3809 Crain Highway, Bowie. Beverly Webert will present a program about New Mexico. For information, call 443-964-8776
The Annapolis Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Annapolis Elks Lodge #622, 2517 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. For information, call 410-956-3112.
Pawsitively Dawgs, a 4-H club, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the 4-H Park, Route 18 in Centreville. Meetings include guest speakers, working and training with dogs, and participating in the Canine Good Citizenship Program, sponsored by the American Kennel Club. For information, call 410-758-0166.
The Anne Arundel Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. For information, call 410-923-0229 or visit http://www.w3vpr.org.
LA Singles will hold a dance with disc jockey Friday, Oct. 17 at Bowie Knights of Columbus Hall, 6111 Columbian Way. Doors open at 8 p.m. and dancing is from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dances are held every Friday. All singles and singles groups are welcome. For information, call 410-721-6666, 410-969-6392 or visit http://www.lasinglesbwa.com.
Radio Control club
The Chesapeake Bay Radio Control Club will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. For information, call 443-994-0496 or email email@example.com.
The Chesapeake Woodturners and the Woodturning Co-Op at Maryland Hall will meet Saturday, Oct. 18 in the Woodturning Room at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. The meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. with a short business report followed by a presentation of eight or more projects by wood turner Joe Rimouski. Each project shows a different skill or technique. The range of projects is for beginners through advanced turning. Some of the projects are done cook show style so no time is lost in watching repeat steps. The cost is $15 for members and guests. Lunch may be purchased in the in-house cafe. For information, visit http://www.chesapeakewoodturners.com, http://www.mdhallarts.org or call 443-955-2255.