Sunday, July 8
Artist reception Meet Maryland oil painter Bill Schmidt from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at McBride Gallery, 215 Main Street in Annapolis. At 2 p.m., Schmidt will share his insights on the "Anatomy of a Successful Plein Air Painting".
Concert Traveling troubadour Bob Zentz performs maritime music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road in Shady Side. The concert is part of the museum's "Music on the Lawn: A Summer Series." It is free; however, a donation of $5 per person is appreciated. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Card set giveaway The Bowie Baysox will hold a "20th Season Card Set Giveaway" beginning at 6:05 p.m. as the team takes on the Akron Aeros. The first 500 fans ages 6 and older will receive the 10-card set featuring some of the greatest players in Baysox history, including Matt Wieters, Gregg Zaun, Jayson Werth, Howie Clark, Brad Bergesen, Curtis Goodwin, Augie Ojeda, Eli Whiteside, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Rick Short. Limit one card pack per person. Information: baysox.com.
Wednesday, July 11
Business lunch Find out how you can achieve your business goals by getting involved in your community and giving back at the Entrepreneur's Exchange monthly lunch meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Severn Inn, 1993 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Annapolis. The guest speaker will be Kelly Hodge-Williams, founding executive director of Business Volunteers Unlimited Maryland. Reservations are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. Register at eebiz.org. For more information, contact Entrepreneur's Exchange Inc. at 410-647-8167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture series Steven Gimbel delivers a lecture, "Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion," 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 12
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 singer/songwriter Bob Zentz 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. Bernard Weinstein, an economist and associate director of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University, will speak on "Charting a Sensible Path to U.S. Energy Security. Information: 410-956-7672.
Saturday, July 14
Navy boot camps The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy holds the first of its annual "Navy Way" boot camps. 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 email@example.com.
Jazz The Sachs Memorial Summer Jazz Series continues with the Jeff Antoniuk Jazz Update at 6 p.m. July 18 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.
Dinner and baseball The Bowie Baysox will host a "German Bierstube Beer Dinner" July 19 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. July 16. Information: 301-464-4881 or baysox.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.
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 feature 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 available. Information: 410-507-2186 or go to the website.