Jan 11, 2012 09:50PM
● By Anonymous
Anne Arundel County
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bosom Buddies Ball is Bosom Buddies’ main fundraiser. This elegant black-tie evening features a top-notch band, lots of dancing, a delicious meal, and an extraordinary auction. At the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville. Bosombuddiescharities.com. 410-490-0332.
CCCA's Annual Literary Supper invites you to come out, and help the Caroline County Council of the Arts celebrate the life and works of infamous author of the Lord of the Rings Series, English writer, J.R.R. Tolkein. Proceeds from the event benefit CCCA’s programs. At the Caroline County Counbry Club, Denton. 6 p.m. Carolinearts.org. 410-479-1009.
Dance with the Stars benefits Horizons at Radcliffe Creek School. Local notables pair up with dance professionals to compete for trophies and donations to the Horizons program. Horizons provides academic and cultural enrichment to promising low-income students from Kent County's public schools, K-4. At the Kent County Community Center, Worton. Horizonsnational.org/radcliffecreek. 410-778-9903.
And, be sure to mark your calendars for these February events:
Anne Arundel County
OBI's 14th Annual Mardi Gras Gala is Opportunity Builders, Inc.'s largest fundraiser. Come for an evening of great music, great food, and great funwith both silent and live auctions. At Opportunity Builders, Inc., Millersville. 6-10 p.m. $50. Obiworks.org. 410-787-0700.
Concert for All Ages featuring Pandemonia, The Norwood Project, and The Wayside. All proceeds benefit BAVA, a local volleyball organization for players of all ages. At The Whiskey, Annapolis. 6 p.m–12 a.m. Ticket prices TBD. Bayvolleyball.com.
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.
Arlo Guthrie Benefit Concert with his son Abe, grandson Krishna, and longtime collaborator Terry a la Berry. This concert will raise funds for Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. At Children’s Theatre of Annapolis, Annapolis. 8 p.m. $45-$55. Childrenstheatreofannapolis.org. 410-757-2281.
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.
All that Art Exhibits 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.
6th "DEW" it right Youth RALLY Dinner/Fundraiser benefits the Youth RALLY on March 24th, 2012 at Queen Anne’s County High School. At 4 Seasons Bistro, Chester. 6-9 p.m. $25 per person; $40 per couple. The snow date for this event is February 8th. Dewitrightyouthrally.weebly.com. 443-995-5367.
29th Annual OC Seaside Boat Show invites you to see over 300 boats, including, sail, pontoon, inshore, and offshore boats, and wave runners. Boat accessories, crafts, and insurance and finance representatives will also be available. At this show, known as the “Boat Show that Works For Kids,” all proceeds go to area youth programs. At the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City. Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Through 2/19. $9; $15 for weekend pass. Ocboatshow.com.
Third Annual “Small Works: Exhibit & Raffle” Gala Drawing of Winning Tickets with a celebrity host. This host will draw winning tickets for each work of art while attendees enjoy refreshments. Winners who are present may take artwork home at the end of the evening. Proceeds benefit the programming of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council. At Centre for the Arts, Centreville. 6-8 p.m. $30; $5 per raffle ticket; $30 for seven tickets. Arts4u.info. 410-758-2520.
Hospice Gala is a black-tie optional event featuring a seated dinner, music by Retrospect, and the announcement of Hospice of Queen Anne's Philanthropist of the Year and Junior Philanthropist of the Year. Benefits Hospice of Queen Anne's, which provides care to more than 180 patients and their families. At Annie's Paramount Steak and Seafood House, Grasonville. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Hospiceofqueenannes.org. 443-262-4106.
55th BWCC Foundation Annual Gala benefits the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation's Scholarship Fund. Featurign heave hors d'oeuvres, drinks, desserts, and entertainment provided by the fabulous Ron Pearson. Cocktaile attire recommended. In the Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Howard County Community College, Columbia. 6-11 p.m. $75. Bwcc.org. 301-725-4000.