Wednesday, April 4

Poetry reading and discussion Catherine Carter will read from and discuss her new book of poems, "The Swamp Monster at Home," at 5 p.m. at Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Free. Information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or adkinsarboretum.org.

Meeting The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. at Cape St. Claire Community Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road in Annapolis. Gregg Tepper speaks on "Sensory Appeal of Native Plants." Information: annapolishorticulture.org.

Thursday, April 5

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Anna Binneweg of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Saturday, April 7

Spring fling The Bowie Baysox host the "Kids Capital Spring Fling" featuring an egg hunt as they take on the Harrisburg Senators at 2:05 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium. It is the first of five monthly events for members of Louie's Kids Club. Spring Fling starts at noon with registration for the egg hunt. Anybody with a ticket may register, but members of Louie's Kids Club can purchase discounted tickets. Members and their families can purchase box seat tickets for $11 or reserved youth seat tickets for $7, and reserved adult seats for $9. Club members will also get the opportunity to meet two Baysox players before the game and participate in activities on the concourse. Information: 301-464-4855 or baysox.com.

Easter egg hunt Free event for children younger than 12 will be held at 1 p.m. in the Quad at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Sponsored by the Student Life Office and Student Association Campus Activities Board. Information: 410-777-2218 or aacc.edu/studentlife/cab.

Future

Lecture Tutor Margaret Kirby will speak on "Lucretius on the Nature of Things" at 8:15 p.m. April 13 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.

Volunteer fair The county's Volunteer Center, in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks and the RSVP Program of the Department of Aging and Disabilities, will host a volunteer fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 14 at Kinder Farm Park Visitors Center, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road in Millersville. The fair is to help community organizations recruit volunteers and educate the community on the types of services organizations provide and raise awareness of the resources offered to the community as a whole. Admission is free, but Kinder Farm Park has a daily vehicle parking fee of $6. Information: 410-897-9207 or volunteerannearundel.org.

Concerts Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, presents Merle Haggard and the Strangers at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16. Tickets are $73; $68 for hall members. Also, country-blues singer/guitarist Erin Harpe performs there at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Performances are a part of the hall's ongoing Showcase Artist Series. Information: 410-280-5640 or go to marylandhall.org.

Film series Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts presents a screening of "Blast!" followed by a discussion with the director, Paul Devlin, at 7 p.m. April 17 at 801 Chase St, Annapolis. This is the final screening of the hall's "On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series." Tickets are $10; $7 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or go to marylandhall.org.

Fashion show and lunch The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County holds its annual fashion show and luncheon April 18 at Chartwell Golf and Country Club in Severna Park. Doors open at 11 a.m. with shopping and cocktails. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by the fashion show, as well as silent and live auctions. A portion of the proceeds will provide funds for the organization's two charities, Arden House Domestic Violence Shelter and the No Child Left Behind Program at Eastport Elementary School. Information: 410-956-2056.

Folk music The Stray Birds take the stage at 8 p.m. April 20 at the 333 Coffeehouse, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors and students. Information: 443-333-9613 or uuca-md.org/333.

Lecture Historic Annapolis' St. Clair Wright Lecture Series will feature an illustrated talk by Andrea Wulf, author of "Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation," at 6 p.m. May 20 at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle. Tickets are $25 per person. Space is limited, and reservations can be made at annapolis.org or by calling 410-267-7619. A book signing follows the lecture.

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to arundel.calendar@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.