Announcements: South River Knitting Guild, Free State Fly Fishers and more

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South River Knitting Guild

The next guild meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. April 5 on the seventh floor, Belcher Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center. This meeting will feature a yarn swap. Participants should bring yarn, yarn supplies, and books to swap for "new to you" yarn and supplies. The guild is open to all yarn crafters of any skill level.


If there is inclement weather, the guild follows the Anne Arundel County School evening schedule closing guidelines. For more information, call Lee Turowski at 410-903-1915.

Free State Fly Fishers


The Free State Fly Fishers will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. Club member Rich Batiuk will present "Fly Fishing in the Adirondacks."

The Free State Fly Fishers are a nonprofit organization with a mission of conservation and preservation of our natural resources and the promotion of fly fishing and an affiliate of the Federation of Fly Fishers. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month except for June, July, and August and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dale Read at

Gospel choir

The Naval Academy Gospel Choir will perform at 3 p.m. April 10 at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 730 Bestgate Road. This performance is sponsored by the St. Philip's Music Series.

For more information, call 410-263-5712.

Taizé prayer

A Taizé prayer service will be held from 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. April 13 at First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, 171 Duke of Gloucester St. Taizé is a simple form of contemplative prayer. These prayer services are held the second Wednesday of the month at First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis or St. John Neumann Church. All are welcome.

For information, contact Sue Wentworth at 410-349-1039, or Anne Van Allen at 410-295-5966,


Watercolor club

The April monthly meeting of the Annapolis Watercolor Club will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in Room 308 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. This meeting is the club's "Spring Fling," to include constructive reviews of members' artwork by Annapolis artist Christine O'Neill. Attendees may bring one piece of their own artwork for this critique.

The guest fee is $5.

For more information, visit

Annapolis Striders

The Annapolis Striders is a 1,400 member-strong running club in Anne Arundel County. The club sponsors events from 1-mile to 50K throughout the year.


Currently, there are two training programs coming up which could be of interest to new and developing runners: The Annapolis Striders Spring 10K Training Program and the Spring Beginning Running Training Program. Sessions for the 10K training will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. Saturday. The spring training program starts April 26 at the Bates Track and Weems/Whalen Field off Spa Road behind the Annapolis City Garage. Sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

Details about both of these training programs may be found on the club's website. All club training programs are free to club members. On-going training for all distances is also available on the weekends. On Saturdays, groups may be found at Severna Park High School for out and back sessions on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. On Sundays there will be a training run from the City Dock at 7:30 a.m. In addition, there is an informal group that runs at 6 a.m. from the Dock on Mondays through Fridays.

For information about the club and training programs, visit

'Awaken the Dawn'

Church Circle Singers, Annapolis' new professional chamber choir, will present their spring concert at 4:30 p.m. May 22 at First Presbyterian Church, 171 Duke of Gloucester St. The concert celebrates the spirit of hope and renewal. The singers also introduce the Church Circle Young Singers, a community-based youth choir and music-mentor program.

General admission is $20 and $10 for students and Midshipmen.


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or email