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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 walk is Saturday, Jan. 31 in Chesapeake Beach and the following Saturday, Feb. 7 in York, Pa. 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, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 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, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 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, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 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.
Venture Crew 396, a coed arm of the Boy Scouts of America, holds planning meetings Sunday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1300 West St. It is a community service organization in Annapolis of young women and young men ages 14 through 20 who love the outdoors and adventure. Adult members are trained to serve as advisors, mentors, outdoor skills instructors and safety observers. Prior outdoor skills, knowledge and experience are not required to join. Typical activities include rock climbing and rappelling, backpacking, day hiking, skiing, sailing, biking, scuba diving and caving. For information, call Donna or Hank Sengelaub at 410-384-9622, email email@example.com or visit http://venturecrew396.wix.com/mainpage.
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.
Beta Sigma Phi
•Preceptor Lambda Chapter will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at a member's home. For information, call Louise Keister at 410-672-5217.
•Laureate Lambda Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Norma Gillland-Morris. The program for the evening will be led by Rose Marie Billings-Briggs. For those who cannot attend, call Norma Gilland-Morris at 410-897-0463.
•Laureate Omega Chapter will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of Jean Griffin. Suzanne Donze will be co-hostess. The cultural program will be presented by Sandy Gateau and JoAnn Swafford. For information, call 410-268-1526.
•Torchbearer Alpha Chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at the home of Bonnie Powell. Cultural programs will be presented by Patty Bossert and Hazel Kinnamon, followed by a business meeting conducted by president Bonnie Powell. For information, call 410-695-2284.
The Edgewater Book club will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday at Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Lane. The group will discuss Bill Bryson's "One Summer." For information, call Helmut Furth at 410-867-0390.
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 competition at 7:30 p.m. Monday at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie. The topic for this month's competition is "Travel—50 Miles From Bowie Makes a Travel Photo." The Ernie Nagy Memorial Travel Trophy will be awarded to the entry judged Best in Show. Note that all print competition submissions must be made no later than 7:15 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. For information, visit http://www.b-ccc.org.
•The Arundel Camera Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Visitors are welcome. The program is For information, visit http://www.arundelcameraclub.org.
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.
The Annapolis Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2590 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Cindy Grisdela will present "Playing with Colors." All are welcome. For information, visit http://www.annapolisquiltguild.org.
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 Annapolis Toastmasters will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd. Visitors are welcome. For information, visit http://annapolis.freetoasthost.us.
•Toast of Severna Park Toastmasters Club will meet from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Room 120, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. All are welcome. For information and member contacts, visit http://severnapark.toastmastersclubs.org.
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 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.
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 Wednesday at Coconut Joe's, 48 South River Road, Edgewater. Lessons are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by open dancing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cover charge is $5. For information, call 301-460-0800 or 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.
•The Kiwanis Club of Severna Park will meet for dinner and a general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bill Bateman's Bistro, 566 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. For membership questions, call 410-544-5648 or 410-729-8774. For activity information, visit http://www.severnaparkkiwanis.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 South River Knitting Guild will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday on the seventh floor of the Belcher Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2000 Medical Parkway. The guest speaker will be Nora Bellows, owner of Noni Designs. She designs felted bags and flowers and will share her ideas on making your projects better and more beautiful. The group welcomes knitters of all skill levels from around the Annapolis area. For information, call Lee Turowski at 410-903-1915.
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 Severn River Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post #175, 832 Manhattan Beach Road, Severna Park. For information, call 410-647-7338.
•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. A representative from the Community Action Agency will present "What Do You Know About Community Action?" 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. Jennifer Carr, project coordinator for the South River Federation, will discuss the efforts of her Rotaract Club to support educational opportunities in Sierra Leone. Guests interested in the presentation are invited to attend. For information, call 443-975-8409 or visit http://www.southcountyrotary.org.
•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.
Shady Side Center
The Shady Side Community Center will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 1431 Snug Harbor Road. For more information about community center events or membership, call 410-867-2599.
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.
The Free State Fly Fishers will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. Fishing guide "Walleye" Pete Dahlberg will present "Southern Bay Fishing." For information, contact George Vincent at email@example.com or call 301-249-6399.
The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets about eight times a year, usually the first Wednesday of the month in the fall, winter and spring months at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. Each meeting features a knowledgeable speaker, a short business meeting, a raffle, and social time. Snacks are available. Planned trips are scheduled that are always fun and informative. For information, visit http://www.annapolishorticulture.org.
The International Club of Annapolis will meet Wednesday at Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The program starts at 8 p.m. with speaker Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araujo, minister-counselor for economic affairs, the Embassy of Brazil. The program ends at approximately 9 p.m. For reservations and club information, call 410-266-7606, 410-263-2872 or visit http://www.internationalclubofannapolis.com.
The New Annapolitans, a social club formed to welcome new residents to the Annapolis area and help them assimilate into the social, cultural and civic activities of the Greater Annapolis community, will hold its annual birthday luncheon Wednesday at Carrol's Creek Café, 410 Severn Ave. Cocktails will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch. This is a members only event. Those interested in joining can do so at the next general meeting on March 4 or by submitting a new member application, downloadable from http://www.annapolitans.org. Membership is open to residents in the Greater Annapolis area who have moved to the area within two years of applying for membership. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road. For information, call 410-216-6000.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investors Business Meetup
The Annapolis Investors Business Daily Meetup Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the third floor at Old Line Bank, 2530 Riva Road. The meeting is free and open to the public. For registration and information, visit http://www.annapolisbusinessdailymeetupgroup.com.
The Anne Arundel Radio Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. For information, call 410-923-0229 or visit http://www.w3vpr.org.
LA Singles will hold a sweetheart dance Friday, Feb. 6 at Bowie Knights of Columbus Hall, 6111 Columbian Way. Doors open at 8 p.m. and dancing is from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dances are held every Friday. All singles and singles groups are welcome. For information, call 410-721-6666, 410-969-6392 or visit http://www.lasinglesbwa.com.
The Annapolis/Anne Arundel Postcard Collector's Club will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at the Annapolis Regional Library, 1410 West St. Everyone is welcome and no dues or experience are required. For information, call 410-923-6215 or email email@example.com.