Sunday, July 15
Storytelling program Ann Widdifield presents, "Uncovered Shady Side Stories — Four Nicknames, Three Brothers, and a Pair of Puppies," at 2 p.m. at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, as part of the museum's free Sunday Family Programs. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Tuesday, July 17
Documentary The Severn River Association presents a screening of "Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves" at 7 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Chris Judy, manager of the Department of Natural Resources' Marylanders Grow Oysters Program, will hold a post-screening Q&A session and provide an update of the oyster growing program. Free. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Wednesday, July 18
Jazz The Sachs Memorial Summer Jazz Series continues with Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update at 6 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. This concert series being held on the hall's front lawn features area jazz musicians performing free outdoor concerts. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.
Lecture series David Levy delivers a lecture, "Eros and Rhetoric in the 'Phaedrus'," at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.
Thursday, July 19
Dinner and baseball The Bowie Baysox will host a "German Bierstube Beer Dinner" as the team takes on the Binghamton Mets at Prince George's Stadium. The event includes a two-hour buffet and three-hour open bar in the Diamond View restaurant. Gates open at 6 p.m., and food is served until 8 p.m. The menu includes tossed mixed greens, steamed shrimp, roasted pork loin, salmon curran, braised brats and onions, mixed vegetables, warm German potato salad and apple strudel crunch. Beer is served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $44; $39 for Baysox season-ticket holders. Register by 3 p.m. Monday, July 16. Information: 301-464-4881 or baysox.com.
Concert series The Annapolis Maritime Museum's annual "Summertime Maritime" concert series featuring Chesapeake Bay musicians and artists from other watersheds across the country continues with the jazz trio Jassacute at 7 p.m. in Cap'n Herbie Sadler Waterman's Park, 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a donation of $12 is suggested. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Two members will give classification talks. Information: 410-956-7672.
Saturday, July 21
Adoption day at the pound The SPCA will host its inaugural "Half Marathon Adoption Day" from 8 a.m. to 9:10 p.m. at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis. Activities include a "fun run" hosted by Fleet Feet Annapolis beginning at 8:30 a.m. and a "runner's expo" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expo will include tables, giveaways and/or discounts from the Annapolis Striders, Annapolis Tri Club, TCS Annapolis Half Marathon, Spark Running and Fleet Feet Annapolis. Also, customers will be allowed to take dogs for a "test run" on a miniature course next to the shelter. Information: 410-268-4388, ext. 121 or email email@example.com
Jazz The Dixie Hotel Thursday Jazz Nights concert series continues at 6 p.m. July 26 with guitarist Michael Raitzyk in Whitmore Park at Calvert and Clay streets in Annapolis. Information: friendsofannapolisparks.com.
Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes large and No. 1 male crabs, Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. There will be a bake sale and cake raffle. Tickets are $60; $20 for children ages 3 to 12; free for those younger than 3. Tickets are available through noon July 29 at http://www.annapolistickets.com or 877-333-9667 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event.
Concert Grammy Award winner Billy Ocean takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis on Aug. 7. He will be performing his greatest hits, including "Caribbean Queen," "There'll Be Sad Songs," "Love Zone," and more. Tickets are $55. Information: 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.
Navy boot camp The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy holds the second of its annual "Navy Way" boot camps on Aug. 18. Basic Boot Camp is a morning program; Advanced Boot Camp is an afternoon program. Basic Boot Camp is for recruits ages 6-12 and runs from 10 a.m. to noon. Recruits are issued a sailor's cap, learn Navy terms, march, chant, follow orders and eat in a simulated mess hall. The cost is $35 and includes a "Dixie cup" cap, camp, lunch (two slices of pizza and a soda) and a certificate of participation at graduation. Advanced Boot Camp is for graduates of Basic Boot Camp ages 9-12 and runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants take seamanship training (tying knots), learn how to use semaphore flags and march in precision drill. The cost is $40 and includes all training materials. Graduates attain the rank of Swabbie 1st Class and receive a certificate of participation and a button for their cap at graduation. Registration and information: 410-293-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held Aug. 25-26 at Blob's Park, 8024 Max Blobs Park Road in Jessup. The event also features musical performances by the Kelly Bell Band, Sweet Leda, Appaloosa, Roadhouse Clams and others. Advance tickets are $25 and available online at kegsandcorksfest.com; military members and their spouses are $20 in advance online or at the gate; groups of 10 or more are $20 in advance only; $10 for designated drivers and ages 13-21; free for children 12 and younger. Festival hours are noon to 6 p.m. Vendor, sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. Information: 410-507-2186 or go to the website.
Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual "Boatyard Beach Bash" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $60. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
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