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Apr 29, 2013 08:08PM ● By Anonymous


May 2nd

PLANTASIA IS THE FOURTH ANNUAL PLANT SALE PREVIEW PARTY at the William Paca Gardens. Stroll, sample, sip, and bid. Plantasia benefits Historic Annapolis. At the William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 6–8 p.m. $100. 410-267-7619.

May 3rd

MERMAID SOCIETY “PRIVATEER PARTY,” featuring libations, auctions, a jazz quartet, and fine food from the area’s top caterers, benefits Historic London Town and Gardens. At Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. $100. 410-222- 1919, ext. 200.

May 4th

MARYLAND CAPITAL ARTHRITIS WALK features 1-mile & 3-mile courses, Health & Wellness Zone for free health screenings, Kids Zone with a kids craft area, and Bark Zone for our four-legged friends. At Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. Registration, 7:30 a.m. Walk, 9 a.m. marylandcapitalarthritiswalk.

NAPTOWN BARBAYQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL is hosted by the Parole Rotary Foundation, Inc. and benefits AAMC’s Pediatrics Emergency Inpatient Unit, and local Boys & Girls Clubs. At the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. Through 5/5. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat.; 12–6 p.m. Sun.; $10/daily for adults; free for children under 12. VIP tickets available. Barbayq. com. 240-432-3903.

MARYLAND THERAPEUTIC RIDING: DERBY DAY PARTY invites you to don big hats and boots to benefit MTR. Includes a showing of the Kentucky Derby, auctions, hat contest, bourbon tasting, food and drink. At the MTR farm, Crownsville. 5:00 p.m. $125 per person. RSVP HorsesThatHeal. org or 410-923-6800.

May 5th

BROADNECK GRILL TENT PARTY to benefit Cystic Fibrosis features live music, silent auction, food, and drinks. At Broadneck Grill, Annapolis. 12 p.m. Free entry. Broadneckgrill. com. 410-757-0002

2013 KENNEDY CENTER SPRING GALA: MY FAIR LADY in Concert is the Kennedy Center’s 21st annual spring fundraiser. At the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. 8 p.m. $49-$175. 202-416-8338.

May 6th

ARC GOLF TOURNAMENT invites you to join them for their 15th annual golf tournament. Ninety-three percent of registration fees go individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that Arc of the Central Chesapeake Region supports. At The Golf Club at South River, Edgewater. Registration opens 8 a.m. $125/ golfer. 410-990-1975.

May 7th

13TH ANNUAL “TEE UP FOR A CHILD” GOLF TOURNAMENT benefiting CASA of Anne Arundel County. At Eisenhower Golf Course, Crownsville. Registration 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start 8:30 a.m. $150. 410-224-4455.

May 9th

5TH ANNUAL FASHION FOR A CAUSE is hosted by Hospice of the Chesapeake and benefits Chesapeake Kids. 6:30-9:30 p.m., runway begins at 7:45 p.m. $75. 443-837-1531.

HOUSE OF HOPE MEDICAL CLINIC’S 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WINE PAIRING DINNER: FEATURING ITALY is a five-course gourmet Italian dinner and wine pairing that benefits the House of Hope Medical Clinic, the only freestanding, and no-cost health clinic in Anne Arundel County. 7–9 p.m. $75. At Our Lady of the Fields Church, Millersville. Angie at AJK Events, 410-533-3661 ,

GIRLFRIENDS' NIGHT OUT invites you to enjoy an appetizer bar, gift bags, door prizes, and shopping, with professional makeup consultants and massage therapists on hand to pamper. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Children’s Museum. At Annapolis Friends Meeting House. 6–9 p.m. $10. 443-292-6659 to RSVP.

May 10th

15TH ANNUAL TREASURE THE CHESAPEAKE Attendees enjoy food, an open bar, music, casino games, and a silent auction, all on the Chesapeake Bay. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust. At the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, Annapolis. 7–10 p.m. $100.

May 11th

CTA’S 7TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA: BROADWAY BOUND! Invites you to enjoy appetizers, a buffet dinner, drinks, and dancing; bid on silent and live auction items; and take in a CTA Second Stage performance. Show costumes or black-tie optional. At Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. 7 p.m. $75. Childrenstheatreofannapolis. com. RSVP 410-757-2281.

PRIDE & PREJUDICE TEA celebrates the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice at a tea fi t for the Bennet sisters. At the Hammond Harwood House, Annapolis. 2 p.m. $30. RSVP required. 410-263-4683, ext. 12.

FIRST ANNUAL OLIVIA CONSTANTS FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER includes food, refreshments, live music by Ben & Regan, floozie, and The Dan Haas Band. $100. 6-9 p.m. At Mears Marina Annapolis. 443-949-7714.

May 13th

25TH ANNUAL GBMC GOLF CLASSIC raises funds to provide the highest quality medical care to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center community. Includes afternoon flights on two championship courses, lunch, and dinner. At Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City. $550/golfer; $2,000/ foursome. 443-849-2407.

May 18th

SPRING FAMILY DAYS-YOU’RE INVITED features science-themed games and kids activities, boat rides ($5 per person), nature walks, and SERC scientists onsite to discuss their research. At the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., through May 19. Register to attend for free at serc. or call 410-482-2200.

THE ELF CLASSIC is a true yachtsman’s race. Begins at the Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis, and ends at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 410-245-2916.

CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUES FESTIVAL is recognized nationally as one of the premier blues festivals in the world. The event features an all-star lineup, and all net proceeds go to local charities. At Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. $60/one day, $110/two days, in advance; $70/ one day, $140/two days, at the gate. VIP tickets $575/two days, not available at the gate. Through 5/19. 410-257-7413.

May 23rd

14TH ANNUAL FRIENDS FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT kicks off at 9 a.m. with registration, light breakfast, and complementary range balls. Captain's Choice format, with contests for longest drive, closest to the pin, and lowest team score. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks included. At Queenstown Golf Links. $175/golfer. 410-263-0122.

May 31st

SEERSUCKER & LINEN is a summer gala and auction that kicks-off the Annapolis Leukemia Cup Regatta. Featuring live music, summer cocktails, and elegant appetizers. At the Annapolis Yacht Club, Annapolis 6:30–9:30 p.m. $95. Leukemiacupmd. org. 443-471-1608.


June 1st

21ST ANNUAL LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA combines competitive sailing with raising money to fight blood cancers. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In the waters off Annapolis. Post-Race Crew Party and Awards Ceremony at Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. 410- 471-1608.

June 6th

A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE brings women together for an evening of wine, delicious food, and conversation benefiting We Care and Friends. At a private home in Severna Park. 6:30–9:30 p.m. $35. apartywithapurpose@

TWIN AWARDS DINNER raises funds for the TWIN program and YWCA services. TWIN awards are sponsored by the YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, and recognize women in industry. At the Westin Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. Reception at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. $75. 410-626-7800.

June 8th

WINGSTOCK FESTIVAL is a community festival that includes family fun, a “Best Wings” in the Chesapeake region contest, wing eating contest, local music, and various artisans. At YMCA Camp Letts, in Edgewater. 12–7:30 p.m. $20. 410-919-1410.

June 9th

EASTPORT CIVIC ASSOCIATION 8TH ANNUAL HOME & GARDEN TOUR invites you to take a peek into some of the homes and gardens in Eastport on Chester Avenue and nearby on the Eastport peninsula. Proceeds benefit Eastport organizations. 1–5 p.m. $20 through June 1st; $25 thereafter.

June 10th

10TH ANNUAL LINKS CHALLENGE benefits Opportunity Builders Inc. At Compass Pointe Golf Courses, Pasadena. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $135 per golfer; $500 per foursome. Obiworks. org. 410-787-0700.

LIGHT HOUSE SHELTER’S 10TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT features a light breakfast before tee off, complimentary beverages, lunch, raffle prizes, and awards. At Compass Pointe Golf Courses, Pasadena. Proceeds benefit the Light House Shelter. 8:30 a.m. $150. 443-569-4209.

June 15th

2ND ANNUAL CHRYSALIS HOUSE RUN FOR RECOVERY features a 5K course and 1 mile caterpillar crawl. At Indian Creek Upper School, Crownsville. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. To register and for more information, call 410-974- 6829 or email run4recovery@

BANDS IN THE SAND is the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s largest fundraiser. The event includes live music, drinks, and grilled food. At the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis. 5–10:30 p.m. 443-482-2111.

June 19th

UNMASK THE BEST: BEST OF WHAT’S UP? 2013 PARTY celebrates What’s Up? Best Of readers’ poll winners with a Venetian-style Masquerade. Festive business/cocktail attire. Mask contest. Listen to Best Bands while sampling Best Restaurants and bidding on silent auction items. Benefits the AACP Library Foundation and the Hospice of Queen Anne’s. At Loews Hotel, Annapolis. $65/ advance tickets include one drink and discounted parking. $50 VIP upgrade includes open bar, free valet, upgraded goodie bag, and access to the VIP lounge. 410-2667-9390.

LEADERSHIP ANNE ARUNDEL’S TRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, LAA's signature event, will include an awards ceremony, graduation, and celebration. At Ram’s Head Center Stage at Maryland Live! in Hanover. 5:30–8:30 p.m. $50/advance; $60/door. 410-212-1051.

June 22nd

EASTPORT-A-ROCKIN’ fills the Back Creek of Second Street in Eastport with entertainment, food, drinks, crafts, street performers, and live music. All profits support local charities and community enhancement efforts. At Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. $12/before June 19; $15/ after; $75/VIP. Free for kids under 12. Eastportarockin. com. 410-916-550.

June 28th

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE DINNER AUCTION GALA is hosted by The Chesapeake Children's Museum and Kids at Hope of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Proceeds used to support a culture of success for all the children of Anne Arundel County. At Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 7 p.m. $100. 443-292-6659.


July 12th

THE ANNAPOLIS IRISH FESTIVAL benefits Hospice of the Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Includes live music and entertainment, Gaelic Games, 60-plus vendors offering Irish crafts, foods, clothing, and jewelry. At the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. Thru 7/13. $20. Annapolisirishfestival. com. 410-980-7971.

July 15th

9TH ANNUAL BIRDIES FOR THE BAY GOLF TOURNEY benefits the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. At Queenstown Harbor Golf Club, Queenstown. Shotgun start 10 a.m., pre-registration required. $500/team; $125/person before June 14th. 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 410-827-6694.


August 2nd

68TH ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB OF ANNAPOLIS CRAB FEAST is an all-you-can-eat-and-drink event—the world’s largest crab feast—and a major fundraiser for community organizations. At Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. 5–8 p.m. or 1-877- 333-9667.

August 3rd

37TH ANNUAL PEACH FESTIVAL offers summer treats, including peaches and desserts, and benefits the church’s outreach programs and mission projects. At Eastport United Methodist Church, Annapolis.

WE BELIEVE LACROSSE CLASSIC hosts Division I players and elite teams playing to honor cancer warriors. Event includes a DJ, moon bounce, snow cones, and more. Benefits the We Believe Foundation and the Pink Hearts of Hope Fund. At Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn. 12–6 p.m. $10/advance, $12/door., 301-641-4283.

August 17th

10TH ANNUAL “12 OUNCE REGATTA” is open to the public and fun for competitors and spectators alike. Skippers exercise ingenuity to create model sailing vessels from common household items and at least one empty beer can (soda can for kids class). Benefits Annapolis Community Boating. At the Eastport Democratic Club, Annapolis. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Chesapeakeoutdoor. org. 410-533-1542.

August 24th

2ND ANNUAL FRIENDS FOUNDATION FAMILY CRAB FEAST is the “last big bash before school starts.” Event includes crab feast dinner, drinks, music, and moon bounces; kayak/canoe rentals available; At Camp Letts, Edgewater. 3–8 p.m. Friendsfoundation. com. 410-263-0122.

ANNUAL BOATYARD BAR AND GRILL REGATTA AND BATTLE of the Chesapeake is a one day-regatta to benefit CRAB that consists of one pursuit-style race off the mouth of the Severn River and an after-party at Eastport Yacht Club, Annapolis. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 410-267- 9549.

2ND ANNUAL KEGS AND CORKS BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL invites you to taste craft beers and microbrews, international wines, and local favorites. Food vendors on site with oysters, crab cakes and more. At the Anne Arundel Fairgrounds, Crownsville. $25/ advance, $30/gate, discounts offered. 12– 8 p.m. Kegsandcorksfest. com. 410-739-6943.


September 6th

ARTS ALIVE GALA raises funds for Maryland Hall’s community arts programs. The event features local performers, auctions, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. At Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. 410-263-5544.

September 7th

THE 46TH ANNUAL MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, a family event with ongoing live entertainment, kids beach activities, and arts and crafts, includes live music, a crab soup cook-off, chef demonstrations, craft beer tasting, and more. At Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. Thru 9/8. 410-353-9237.

September 18th

BELLO MACHRE GOLF TOURNAMENT raises funds for the people with developmental disabilities served by bello machre. Includes a $25,000 hole-in-one prize, a silent auction, and a Sausage Stop at the Turn. At Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, Queenstown. 443-702-3000.

September 19th

THE TASTE OF THE CHESAPEAKE GALA features local foods, as well as a beer tasting and live music. Proceeds benefit Alliance for the Bay. At Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. Allianceforthebay. org. 443-949-0575.

September 21st

13TH ANNUAL LIVE ON THE FARM BENEFIT CONCERT includes live music by The Oak Ridge Boys, Kathy Mattea, Lee Greenwood, and The Hard Travelers. Proceeds benefit Maryland Therapeutic Riding. RSVP to or 410-923-6800.

HAMMOND-HARWOOD HOUSE ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Maryland’s Way cookbook at a grand, privately owned 18th century house, and the former home of cookbook author Hope Andrews. At Tulip Hill in Harwood, Maryland. 410-263-4683.

HOSPICE CUP is a charity sailing regatta raising funds for hospice programs throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Event features sailing regatta and annual Shore Party, which includes dinner and dancing, live music, auctions, and awards. At The Point on Back Creek, Annapolis. HospiceCup. org. 410-919-8393.

8TH ANNUAL BOATYARD BEACH BASH is hosted by The Annapolis Maritime Museum and the Boatyard Bar & Grill. Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham will perform, along with the John Frinzi Band from Florida, Jim Morris, Peter Mayer, and Scott Kirby. At Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. 5–9 p.m. Tickets TBA. 410-295-0104.

September 30th

24TH ANNUAL AAMC FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC benefits AAMC and its cancer programs. Enjoy golf, leisure, and prizes for a good cause. At Chartwell Golf and Country Club, Severna Park. Registration at 8 a.m. AAMCfoundation@AAHS. org. 443-481-4739.


October 16th

STRUT AND SIP FASHION SHOW and Cocktail Party features a New York-Style runway fashion show with a cocktail party, as well as live and silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Maryland Therapeutic Riding’s scholarships. At Osteria 177, Annapolis. 6:30 p.m.–12 a.m. 410-923-6816.

October 17th

2013 AACC GALA is the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation’s annual fundraising celebration. At Rams Head Maryland Live Casino, Hanover.

October 25th

SAINTS & SINNERS COCKTAIL PARTY invites you to pay a visit to the “Sinners Lounge” and sink your teeth into sinfully good nosh and signature cocktails before you head toward the light. In the “Saints Sanctuary,” dance and indulge in decadent desserts and the coffee/tea bar. At the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 7-11 p.m. 410-268-8085.


November 3rd

FISH FOR A CURE is a fishing tournament that invites you to fish on the Bay for a good cause. Proceeds benefit AAMC’s DeCesaris Cancer Institute. At Annapolis Marriott, Annapolis. 410-980-1500.

November 8th

12TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY LUNCHEON hosts hundreds of area nonprofits staff and board members, volunteers, as well as local business leaders and their team members for this celebration luncheon. DISCO MAGIC GALA is the largest disco in Maryland, and supports the programs of YWCA. Disco magic features an open bar, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. At the Westin Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 410-626-7800.

November 9th

AN EVENING IN CASABLANCA is a Casablanca-themed evening of dancing, food, and auctions. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel County CASA and the foster children served. At the Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 410-267-7877.

November 22nd

SEVERN TOWN CLUB'S 50TH ANNUAL HOLLY BALL, its biggest fundraiser of the year, includes cocktail hour, dinner, auctions, and dancing to live music by Oracle. Proceeds benefit local charities.


December 7th

15TH ANNUAL FRIENDS FOUNDATION HOLIDAY PARTY includes cocktail hour, live music, dinner, dancing, and auctions. At Loews Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. 7:30 p.m.