Sunday, May 27
Honoring America's finest Mission BBQ, 7748 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie, will host forty veterans of World War II to honor their service and in observance of Memorial Day. For more information, call 410-773-9888.
Thursday, May 31
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Michael Wallace, will speak on nuclear energy and national security. Information: 410-956-7672.
Friday, June 1
Open house Anne Arundel Community College offers a free open house for a preview of its 15 fall Peer Learning Partnership courses beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Room 100 of the Center for Applied Learning and Technology on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Open to ages 16 and older, the program has no academic requirements for membership, but participants must join the program to register for PLP classes and participate in discussion groups and other events. For course descriptions, schedule, pricing and information: 410-777-2325 or aacc.edu/plp.
Saturday, June 2
Flea market Anne Arundel Community College's "Big Flea Market and Community Yard Sale" will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway, rain or shine and is free. Information: 410-777-2724 or 410-777-2614.
Demolition derby The Anne Arundel County Fair presents a "Nationwide Demolition Derby" at 7 p.m. (gates open at 4 p.m.), at the fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Admission is $12, $5 for children 6-12 and active and retired military with ID. Information: 410-923-3400 or aacountyfair.org. No coolers, alcohol, pets or outside food allowed.
Festival The annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie. Available will baked goods, a rummage sale, afghan raffle and food, especially strawberries. Information: 410-437-9301.
Concert Classical guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin performs at 7 p.m. June 7 at St. Anne's Church, Church Circle in Annapolis. Program includes 19th-century guitar showpieces by Janos Gaspar Mertz and Niccolo Paganini. Tickets are $25. Information: 410-263-1906 or liveartsmaryland.org.
Festival The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual Strawberry Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the historic Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. Festival celebrates the agricultural history of Anne Arundel County in the production of strawberries for local and national markets. Event includes live music, crafts, a book sale, baked goods and a flea market. Information: 410-859-0298.
Softball The Bowie Baysox and the Washington Redskins Alumni Association presents the inaugural "Battle of the Beltways," a charity softball game being held at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, June 9, between Washington Redskins alumni and Baltimore Colts/Baltimore Ravens alumni at Prince George's Stadium. Organizations benefiting from this event include: the GEICO Brave Dave Open, Redskins Alumni Youth Charities, Literacy for a Lifetime, Warriors Aviation, Kids in Need Distributors and Tommy Joe's Jon Lowe Foundation. In addition to the seven-inning game, an autograph session with the players will be held. Among the former players invited are: Mike Nelms, Pat Fischer, Roy Jefferson, Mike Bragg, Bruce Laird, Art Donovan, Lenny Moore and Tom Matte. Tickets available at baysox.com or by calling 301-464-4865.
'Eastport Luau' Event will be held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 30 (rain or shine) at the Eastport Democratic Club, 525 State St. in Annapolis. Refreshments available for purchase include slow-roasted whole pig smoked in cherry wood and served with barbecue sauce, Jamaican jerk chicken and five-bean bourbon baked beans. Event also feature live music, children's activities and tropical fare. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Eastport Fire Department. Information: Jeni Parris Brady at 443-871-9088.
Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes large and No. 1 male crabs, Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. There will also be a bake sale and cake raffle. Tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for those younger than 3. Tickets available through noon July 29 at annapolistickets.com, or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. on the day of the event.
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