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May 2013

Rockin’ Beach Music

Craig Woolard plays beach tunes under the Bandshell. 7-9:45pm at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Journalist Book Talk • free

Veteran journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien talk their new book, Murder at the Supreme Court – Lethal Crimes and Landmark Cases. 7pm at Annapolis Library: 410-222-1750; 

Jazz in the Labyrinth • free

The annual Sachs Memorial Summer Jazz Series concerts are played in the labyrinth, where you can lay out a blanket or set up a chair to listen to outdoor jazz. Bring a picnic or purchase beer, wine and snack. If it’s raining, concerts go inside. This week, hear the Old Mill High School Steel Drum Band. 6-8pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis: 410-263-5544;

Cinema Café • free

Watch Changing Lanes, a film about road rage escalating into a vengeful feud. Refreshments served. 6-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;

Democratic Picnic • free

Bring a dish to share for a potluck picnic on the water and hear Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman talk about South County at this month’s South County Democrats’ meeting. Bring a dish to feed six plus appetizer (last names A-K) or dessert (last names L-Z). 5pm at Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side; rsvp: 301-261-5329; 

Lunch Music at Tawes • free

Sparks, Raymond & McCoy play classic jazz at a garden brown-bag lunch concert. noon at Tawes Garden Terrace, Annapolis: 410-260-8189; lands/tawesgarden.asp.

Mermaid Sunset Cruise

Cruise the Patuxent and watch the sun set to fund scholarships to Historic London Town and Garden’s kids’ camps. Hor d’oeuvres served and cash bar. 6-8pm at Historic London Town, Edgewater. $35 w/discounts: 410-272-1919 x203; 

KIDS Puddle Stompers

Kids go outside to learn about plants. 10-11am & 1-2pm at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $8 w/sibling discounts; rsvp online: 443-482-2200;

Buy Local Workshop • free

Local businesses learn from the Calvert County Department of Economic Development how to organize a buy-local campaign. 8-10am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-4583;

Writers by the Bay • free

Writers and would-be writers unite for critique and camaraderie. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;