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Sunday, Jan. 6

Recital Pianist Brian Ganz performs a mini-recital of his all-Chopin concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Recital is a preview of his upcoming concert at the Strathmore Music Center on Jan. 19. Cynthia Word, artistic director of the Word Dance Theater in Washington, will perform during several Chopin preludes. Event is free but donations to the church are requested. Information: 301-904-3690 or marca1030@gmail.com.

Monday, Jan. 7

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Corey Hilz presents a program on nature and travel photography. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.nethttp://digitalphotoclub.net.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1519, meets at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Attorney Terry Douglas will speak on, "27 Costly Misconceptions About Planning for Your Senior Years." Information: 410-760-3750.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Concert Banjoist Jayme Stone's "Room of Wonders" tour makes a stop at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. The club holds its monthly digital and black-and-white prints competitions. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Computer group The Chesapeake PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold. Representative from Best Buy will present and demonstrate several popular tech items. Information: chpcug.orghttp://chpcug.org.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Linnell Bowen of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will talk about upcoming hall events. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Jan. 11

Lecture Harvard professor James Wood will explore "The New Atheism and the Modern Novel" when he gives the Steiner Lecture at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., in Annapolis. Wood is a professor of the practice of literary criticism at Harvard University as well as a staff writer and book critic at The New Yorker magazine. Admission is free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Lecture Donna Hill Staton, a member of the Maryland Board of Education, will give the keynote address, "Protecting Our Children, Protecting Our Future," at 9:30 a.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The address is part of the weekend of events at the college honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is free. For a schedule of events and more information, go to stjohnscollege.edu.

Stargazing Community Observing Night, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club, begins with a club meeting at 7 p.m. Bring your telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building, Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. 410-777-1820.

Future

Concert The annual "Lift Every Voice" concert, featuring the All Children's Chorus of Annapolis, Singing Sensations Youth Choir and others, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free admission. Information: http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/events.

Winter luncheon series Former newspaper editor Tom Marquardt will be the opening speaker Jan. 16 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. The series will continue every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. through Feb. 20, featuring speakers on a variety of historical and cultural subjects. Admission is $90 for the series; individual luncheons are $20. Reservations and information: 410-867-4486.

Acoustic music 333 Coffeehouse presents Small Potatoes in concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors, students and members. Doors open at 7 p.m. Information: 443-333-9613 or fsgw.org/333.

Annual breakfast Anne Arundel Community College hosts the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Jan. 21 in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Event honors community members who emulate Dr. King's vision and school children in the Visionary Kids Contest. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by calling Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0887, Dianne Williams at 410-222-5354 or Darlene Robinson at 410-481-1961.

Book sale The Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill Project will hold a book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at 2000 Capital Drive in Annapolis. More than 80,000 new and used books of all kinds will be on sale. Prices are $1.50 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks, or fill a grocery bag for $30. Free cookbooks. Information: 410-293-6865 or big-books.org.

Acrobats The Peking Acrobats perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The troupe consists of tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, cyclists and gymnasts from China, and the performance is accompanied by musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments. Tickets are $30; $18 for children and hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

Reunion The Cardinal Gibbons High School Class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion April 20 at Reflections Banquet Hall, 8015 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-382-6919 or email cardinalgibbonsclassof1973@hotmail.com.

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to arundel.calendar@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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