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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 walks are Saturday, March 7 in Thurmont and March 14 at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. 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 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7 and March 14 running from Jonas Green Park onto the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail race course and back. 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 information about the half marathon training program, visit http://annapolisstriders.org/Training/HalfMarathon.html. 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, March 7 and March 14 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, March 7 and March 14 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 Severna Park Y, next to Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard. For information, call 410-695-0602.
Severna Park Bridge Club hosts games at the Severna Park Bridge Club, 548 Benfield Village Shopping Center. Open games are held at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and noon on Saturday. Games 0-1,000 points are held at 2 p.m. Monday; 0-100 points at 2 p.m. Tuesday; 0-500 points at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Bridgemates has been added for easier scoring for all sessions. Lanetta Schmidt will start a Bridge Basics 2 class at 2 p.m. Jan. 29. The fee for this eight-week class is $115. Duplicate Bridge games are $9 per session and special games may cost more. For information, contact the club at 410-544-0085 or visit http://www.severnaparkbridge.com.
•The Bowie-Crofton Camera Club will hold a photo talk meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie. The topic is "Photographers You Admire Most." The meeting begins with a look at some iconic images of notable photographers many admire. The group will also study how the images can inspire their own interpretation of classic compositions and subjects. The digital photos from last week's competition meeting will be shown and discussed. Meetings are free and open to the public. For information, visit http://www.b-ccc.org.
•The Arundel Camera Club will hold its monthly digital print competition at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. The theme is "open." Visitors are welcome. For information, visit http://www.arundelcameraclub.org.
Digital photography club
The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Room 308 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Paul Pruitt will present "Sell the Experience, It's More Than An Image Captured." There will also be a member's showcase. The club is a diverse group of beginners, hobbyists and professionals who love to take and share photos. Visitors from beginners to pros are welcome at meetings. For information, visit http://www.digitalphotoclub.net, email email@example.com or call 410 903-5088.
•The Annapolis Pickleball Club invites players to join them from 8 to 11 a.m. Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays in the auxiliary gym at "Pip" Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane. For information, call 410-703-1684. For recreation center fee information, call 410- 263-7958. For information about pickleball, visit http://www.usapa.org.
•Pickleball is offered from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays at Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Instruction is available on Tuesdays. For information, call 410-647-5843 or visit http://www.spcommunitycenter.org.
The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will meet on Monday at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, 161 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Capt. Steve Wagner of the Ridin' Thirty Fishing Team will discuss offshore fishing. There will be a prize table with fishing equipment, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle drawing. Kids will receive a free ice cream. Food and beverages are available and the meetings are free and open to the public. Guests are asked to bring nonperishables for the annual food drive. For information, visit http://www.pasadenasportfishing.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•The ARINC "Speakeasy" Toastmasters Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Orbis Technology building, Suite 305, 180 Admiral Cochrane Drive. Participants should arrive by 11:45 a.m. For information, call 410-975-0262 or visit http://arincspeakeasy.toastmastersclubs.org.
•Crofton Chesapeake Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Crofton Town Hall, 1576 Crofton Parkway, Crofton. This group provides an opportunity to improve communication and leadership skills. For information, call Tom McCabe at 301-249-6537.
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 email@example.com or visit http://www.capannapolis.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
•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 email@example.com.
Corvette Annapolis will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the West End Grill, 2049 West St. Ongoing planning will be discussed for the 2015 Corvette event schedule, including several brunches, road cruises, and the 100-plus Corvettes On The Bay show in June. New members are welcome to join this Corvette community. For information, visit http://www.CorvetteAnnapolis.com or call 443-995-1715.
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 Szechuan Inn, Benfield Shopping Center, Severna Park. Lessons by Sondra Riley will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and music is from 7:30 to 10 p.m. There is no cover charge if dining; non-diners pay $5. The club also meets Wednesday at Coconut Joe's, 48 South River Road, Edgewater. Lessons are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. by Louise Pyles, followed by dancing and music from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cover charge is $5. For information, 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. For information, call Marybeth Manogue at 301-261-4236.
Ladies golf league
The 18-hole ladies league at Bowie Golf Club welcomes new members for the 2015 season. The league plays Tuesdays with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers must have a verifiable 18-hole USGA handicap. League dues are $30. A membership meeting will be held at 9 a.m. March 31 at Bowie Golf Club, 7420 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie. For information and to attend the meeting, call 301-233-1056.
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. For information, call 301-464-8367.
•The Rotary Club of Annapolis will meet at noon Thursday at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. John Nanni, member of the Middletown/Odessa/Townsend Rotary Club in Delaware, will speak about his experiences as a polio survivor. Rotary International has been working with the Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization to eliminate polio around the world. 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. Erin Bogan of Dogwood Acres in Davidsonville will discuss the Caring Canines pet therapy program, partnering with organizations to provide volunteer pet therapy teams to bring comfort to those in need. Guests interested in the presentation are invited to attend. For information, visit http://www.southcountyrotary.org or call 443-975-8409.
•The Rotary Club of West Anne Arundel County will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Odenton Heritage Society Building, 1367 Odenton Road. 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.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
•Carolyn Richar of the Kiwanis Capital District will address the Crofton Kiwanis Club at its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the banquet hall at The Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill, 1166 Route 3 South, Gambrills. The topic will be The Formula, a recently developed program within the Kiwanis organization, whose objective is to promote and share the community service work of the local Kiwanis organizations within their individual communities. The general public is invited to attend. For information, visit http://www.croftonkiwanis.org.
•The Kiwanis Club of Annapolis will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. Guests are welcome. Reservations are requested by Monday. For reservations and information, call 410-757-0187.
The Annapolis Scrabble Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the back corner of The Eatery where the larger tables are located, Whole Foods Market, Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole, 200 Harker Place. For information, call club director Mary Lou Goetz at 410-695-0575 or email email@example.com.
The Annapolis Watercolor Club will meet from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 308 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Artist Jane Halliwell Green will demonstrate watercolor and collage techniques. Meetings and demonstrations are free to members and $5 for visitors. For information, visit http://www.annapoliswatercolorclub.org.
Wheels From The Past Car Club and Bay Side Mustangs of Annapolis will meet for "Cruise Night" from 6 to dark 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.
Black-eyed Susan Knitters will meet for fellowship and provide free knitting instruction from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Severna Park Community Library, 45 W. McKinsey Road. All skill levels are welcome. For information, call 410-647-8049.
The Second Chancers Dining Out Singles Group for men and women 60 years and older meet the second and fourth Thursdays of each month to dine at various restaurants in the Annapolis and surrounding areas. Members also sponsor other activities such as going to movies, plays, day trips, festivals, and other events. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chesapeake Treasures Chapter of Smocking Arts Guild of America will meet Thursday at Tomorrow's Treasures, 2110 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 12, Crofton. Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is called to order at 7 p.m. The chapter is a community group dedicated to the art of smocking and a variety of other needlework. Seasoned artists as well as novices are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.freewebs.com/chesapeaketreasures.
The Annapolis Woodworkers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Davidsonville United Methodist Church, 819 W. Central Ave. Visitors and new members are welcome. For information, visit http://www.annapoliswoodworkers.org.
Antique Arts Association of Annapolis will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 13 at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive. Theresa Tkaciak will present part two of "Pearls 101" and will identify members' pearls. Members can bring one strand of pearls, a ring or pin, a 10X loupe, magnifier, if available, a white light flashlight and a centimeter tape measure for the collector's corner. For information, call 410-798-5809.