- With more than 50 in attendance, Fergus Bordewich, author of "America's Great Debate," spoke about the about the epic story of the Compromise of 1850, bringing to life during his animated discussion the colorful characters like Daniel Webster and John Colhoon and their stances
- The War of 1812 gave Americans a confirmed sense of national sovereignty and propelled Andrew Jackson into the presidency. It gave the Navy a motto: "Don't give up the ship." And it gave us our national anthem.
- Through the holiday season, Toby's Baltimore Dinner Theatre is offering such an entertaining, surprisingly relevant classic version of "Annie" that it is worth a half-hour drive for Anne Arundel county residents.