Novelist Ralph Peters will deliver the lecture, "The Price of Historical Illiteracy: Wishful Thinking and the Death of Strategy," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's College, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The lecture is the first in a new joint series between St. John's College and the U.S. Naval Academy to honor the memory of Lt. Commander Erik S. Kristensen, a U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.
Flower club meets
The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. Richard Olsen of the National Arboretum speaks on "Japanese Plants and Their Appeal." Open to the public. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.
The second annual AACC Truck Pull, where teams of five compete for bragging rights and prizes by pulling an empty delivery truck a pre-determined distance in the fastest time, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 101 College Parkway in Arnold. New this year is a community category; other categories include Anne Arundel Community College students, campus clubs and faculty/staff; also new this year is a Passport Game where participants vie for prizes while learning about job, career and educational opportunities in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries. Free. Information: 410-777-2923 or
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, to present an overview of the county's recommended capital project to decommission the Mayo Water Reclamation Facility and pump septic tank effluent from the Mayo Service Area to the Annapolis Water Reclamation Facility for treatment. Other options considered and the supporting rationale for the plan will be presented.
Officials say the project would provide additional wastewater treatment capacity needed to lift a building moratorium ordered by the county in 2008. The project would also upgrade the treatment of Mayo wastewater to new Maryland Department of Environment's requirements. Information: 410-222-7582.
Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" April 5-28 at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Shows at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $15; $12 seniors, students 18 and younger and active duty military. For reservations, call 301-617-9906, ext 2. Information: 301-452-2557 or go to laurelmillplayhouse.org.
Arbor Day Run
Runners, walkers, families and nature enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the signs of spring when Adkins Arboretum hosts its eighth annual Arbor Day Run on Saturday, April 6. Event consists of a 5K run, one-mile family fun run/walk and a 100-yard dash for kids. Registration begins at 8 a.m. To register or for more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or go to adkinsarboretum.org.
5K Annapolis Walk
The Maryland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsors its 5K Annapolis Walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 500 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Walk begins at the stadium and will take participants on a tour throughout historic Annapolis, with a lunch sponsored by Bertucci's and Applebee's. Goal for the walk is to raise $1.2 million to support programs and research for the more than 6,000 people living with multiple sclerosis served by the Maryland chapter. Participants of all ages may register as individuals or part of a team. To register and more information, go to walkmsmaryland.org
A breast cancer forum sponsored by the American Association of University Women will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Panel members include area physicians and therapists covering the most up to date information on diagnostics, treatment and wellness. A question and answer session will also be held. Information: 410-991-9115 or aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org.
Anne Arundel Community College's production of Carl Sternheim's comedy — about the calamities that occur when a woman's bloomers accidentally fall down when she waves at the king — runs April 11-20 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors, outside students, AACC faculty and staff, active military and groups; and $7 for AACC students with ID. For tickets, email email@example.com or call 410-777-2457.