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March 2013

Rock & Roll for Rescues

Rock out to the Fabulous Hubcabs and Calvert County’s finest Rockin Elvis and bid in a silent auction to benefit the Humane Society of Calvert County. Food and drinks sold. 7:30pm at Holiday Inn, Solomons. $40; rsvp: 410-268-2679;

Dance to the Tune of 1812

Footworks Percussive Dance clogs, taps and hip-hops to trace the cultural diversity of Maryland at the South County Concert Association’s Star Spangled Banner’s bicentennial celebration. 7:30pm at Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. $20: 301-789-3295;

Star Gaze • free

Gaze at the planets, stars and moons with the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club at the community observing night. Bring your telescopes and binoculars or use club telescopes. 7-10pm in the rear of lots A and B, AACC, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold: 410-777-1820;

Black Tie and Diamond Gala

Dance all night long to the tunes of NightLife and enjoy dinner, cocktail hour, a silent and live auction and a raffle at the Rotary Club of Annapolis’ Black Tie and Diamond Gala to benefit the Historic Annapolis Foundation. 6-9pm at Loews Hotel, Annapolis. $150; rsvp: 410-268-6600;

River Gallery Reception

Over 30 artists display pastels, photography, watercolors, oil, printmaking, acrylic, mixed-media and fused glass for River Gallery’s 24th annual Juried Community Show. See who juror Parran Collery picks for Juror’s Choice at today’s reception (3-5pm). Showing thru April 7. F-Su 11am-5pm at River Gallery, 1000 Main St., Galesville: 410-867-0954;

Clay Art Reception


Summer Theatre Auditions

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre needs all shapes, sizes and ages 18-50 for the upcoming show Swing! Singers bring 16-32 bars of an up-tempo song and ballad (noon). Dancers learn a basic swing routine (1:30pm). Everyone brings a resume and a headshot. noon at Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Center, Arnold: 410-268-9212;

Galesville Square Dance


Calvert Memorial Casino Night

Try your luck at blackjack, Texas Hold’em, roulette and craps to help Calvert Memorial Hospital get the latest technology for maternity care. Convert your winnings into tickets for a raffle for prizes worth at least $150. Dinner and drinks served; 21 or older. 7-11pm at St. John Vianney Church, Prince Frederick. $75: 410-535-8178;

Meet local author Billy Poe • free

Hear poet, essayist and documentary photographer Billy Poe talk about his research on African Americans of Calvert County and his exhibits, original plays and film vignettes. 2:30-4pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;