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Dec 29, 2011 09:09PM ● By Anonymous

January 15th

Call for Artists Deadline for painters to photographers, to submit work to serve as the official image of Hospice Cup XXXI, taking place in Annapolis on 9/22/12. The judging will be done by popular vote. All submitted artwork will be on display at Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery 1/25–2/12, culminating in a reception and winner’s announcement on 2/10. Artists may submit their original work of “Racing and Sailing Representations” by contacting Karma O’Neill, Hospice Cup, Inc. Executive Director, at 410-919-8393. Hospicecup.org.

January 21st

Live Arts Maryland’s Annual Gala invites you to join host and MC J. Ernest Green, as he leads the night’s live auction, and presents music from multiple genres performed by the area’s best singers, and pianist Erik Apland. Guests may also bid on silent auction packages that include evenings on the town, wine packages, luxury spa dates, and more. And, the event features an open bar as well as a gourmet dinner by the Loews' award-winning chef. All proceeds benefit Live Arts Maryland. At the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 6:30 p.m. $125. Liveartsmaryland.org. 410-263-1906.

January 23rd

Orphan Grain Train Fundraiser encourages you to mention the charity, a humanitarian all-volunteer organization, to your server when you head out for lunch or dinner. Twenty percent of the check will be donated to the Orphan Grain Train. At Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Annapolis. Lunch and dinner services. Ogt.org. 410-544-1621.

January 26th

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis Empty Bowls Dinner raises awareness of hunger. Proceeds given to the Lighthouse Shelter. At St. Anne’s, Annapolis. 5:30 p.m. $10 donation. St.annesschool.org. Contact Caitlin Ress at 410.263.8650 Ext. 221.

January 28th

MSP Polar Bear Plunge raises funds for Special Olympics Maryland and the thousands of children and adults who experience the life-changing benefits of the organization's year-round training and competition programs. At Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Minimum pledge amount of $50. Plungemd.com.

Anne Arundel County High School Battle of the Bands is an annual competition for rock bands from Anne Arundel County high schools. All of the proceeds from this event go to the music departments of the top four bands. At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Doors 5 p.m. $15. aabattle.org.

Mark Your Calendars

February 4th

OBI’s 14th Annual Mardi Gras Gala is Opportunity Builders, Inc.’s largest fundraiser. At Opportunity Builders, Inc., Millersville. Obiworks.org. 410-787-0700.

55th BWCC Foundation Annual Gala benefits the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation’s Scholarship Fund. Featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dessert, and entertainment provided by the fabulous Ron Pearson. Cocktail attire recommended. In the Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia. 6-11 p.m. $75. Bwcc.org. 301-725-400.

February 8th

Maryland Arts Day brings the many, varied voices of the artistic community together in support of state funding for the arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. At the Miller Senate Building, Annapolis. Mdarts.org. 410-467-6700.

February 18th

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s Mardi Gras Gala is a festive evening with local talents providing a New Orleans experience for guests. At the Lowes Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 7-11 p.m. Annearundelartscouncil.org. 410-222-7949.

February 27th

All That Art Exhibit and Fundraiser benefits the visual arts program at Maryland Hall. The exhibition will feature juried work by more than 30 noteworthy artists in both the Chaney and Martino Galleries. At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Through 3/2; live and silent auction of works on 3/2. Mdhallarts.org. 410-263-5544.