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Jan 06, 2012 10:16PM ● By Anonymous

If you're going to be in the Annapolis area, then I'd suggest spending your Sunday at St. John's.

At 3 p.m., the college will host its annual "Lift Every Voice" gospel concert in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. The first "Lift Every Voice" concert was organized by St. John's treasurer Bronté Jones to offer a family-oriented community event within Annapolis. Now in its fifth year, the event will feature the high-spirited gospel music of renowned groups like the Morgan State University Choir, the Queen Sisters, and the Sensational Royal Light.

The event is co-sponsored by St. John's, the Friends of St. John's College, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Sojourner Douglass College. No tickets or reservations are required for the free concert, but seating is limited, so plan to get there on time. And, be sure to stick around afterwards for the post-concert reception at 6 p.m.

However, if you're planning on being on the eastern side of the Bay, consider taking a trip to the Talbot County Free Library in St. Michaels. On Saturday, Mrs. Betty Seymour, co-curator of the St. Michaels Museum will present her research on the lives of local Civil War soldiers.

Over the past year, Mrs. Seymour has gathered tons of information on the  graves of local Civil War veterans in all three of St. Michaels' cemeteries. And, in doing so, she's collected lots of stories about the 56 Union and one possible Confederate soldier buried there.

At 2 p.m., she will give a presentation on her findings in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Visit the event's website for more information.

But, if you simply must get out of the immediate area, then why not head to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. There, you can take in the IMAX Film Festival, which showcases the best of the large format genre. Such films revolve around stories of survival, theatrical performances, and taking a look at the nature and animals that surround us.

Film titles rotate on a frequent basis, and during the run of the festival, you don't need to purchase a Science Center admission ticket. All of the films are available at single entry admission prices.

And don't stress if you can't get to the festival this weekend. It runs through March 1st.

But, whatever you decide to do this weekend, have a great time!