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July 2013

Its beauty aside, Venus is no place like home

As the suns sets and the sky darkens, Venus beckons in the west at the feet of Leo and less than 10 degrees from the lion’s heart, Regulus.     Venus is called our sister planet, but that puts a hellish twist on familial relationships. Yes, ­Venus and Earth are similar in size. And Venus has a gravitational field similar to that of Earth. Like Earth, Venus has a cloud-based atmosphere. But there the similarities end.

Farm to Table Dinner

Event Date:  August 26, 2013 - 6:00am - 8:00am The Farm to Table Dinner celebrates local, sustainable and seasonal produce. Chef Aaron Musinski’s unique 6-course small plate dinner is infused with the season’s fresh flavors sure to satisfy your appetite. Enjoy each course with suggested wine pairings.* Prepare to be pampered! The Menu First course Watermelon and Feta Salad tossed with baby arugula in a serrano chili and champagne vinaigrette Second course Crab and Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho with jumbo lump crab meat, toasted Old Bay croutons, basil oil and lightly fried celery leaf Third Course Roasted Buffalo Tenderloin

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Event Date:  Repeats every day on the 17 of November every Sunday and every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sun Nov 17 2013 . October 20, 2013 (All day) - November 17, 2013 (All day) The Oil Painters of America (OPA) will hold its 2013 Western Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, October 20 – November 17, 2013. Artists, collectors and art enthusiasts will find an unparalleled collection of traditional oil paintings representative of the high quality of work being produced by professional oil painters today. An opening reception will be held for artists, collectors, the public and press on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the awards presentation at Location Mc 215 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

AAUW Book Collection Drive

Event Date:  August 10, 2013 - 9:00am - 1:00pm AAUW Book Collection -- Donations Support Scholarships for Women The Anne Arundel County branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a book collection drive on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-offs are at the Bank of America parking lot at Jumper Hole Rd. and Benfield Rd. in Severna Park and at Furniture Solution at Ritchie Highway and Arnold Rd. in Arnold. A book sale will take place in November; proceeds go to scholarships for women. For more information about additional book collection dates go to

Freedom Hill Horse Rescue's Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride

Event Date:  Repeats every day until Sat Sep 14 2013 . September 14, 2013 - 11:00am Calling all trail riders! Come out and enjoy the beautiful trails at Double J Stables! This isn't your ordinary trail ride either-it's a Scavenger Hunt Trail Ride where you will be benefiting a great cause, have some fun, a chance to win prizes and make new friends along the way too! Registration is open from 11 am - Noon. Event ends at 3pm. All riders must present a negative coggins at registration. Cost: $20 registration; $5 lunch Location Double J Stables 2905 Chaneyville Road, Owings, MD 20736 United States See map: Google Maps

West Annapolis Sidewalk Sale

The Village of West Annapolis Sidewalk Sale, Saturday, 10am- 5pm. Multiple stores on Annapolis Street.
Cedar Hill Cemetary, Suitland, MD – 1 double-depth plot. Good location. $1,200 obo. 301-475-2127, 301-247-0006.

All You Can Eat Crab Feast

LTPOA Community Hall, 170 Mayo Rd, Edgewater August 18, 1pm to 4pm.  Male crabs, corn on the cob, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, cantelope, brownies, beverages.  Advance tickets:  6 and under free, 7 to 13 $15 advance/$25 at the door, 14 and over $40 advance/$50 at the door.  Raffles, door prizes and more.  Reserve at 410-956-4808.

A Sunday in the Park with Kellie Pickler and Friends

Event Date:  September 8, 2013 (All day) September 8, 2013 | Doors at 3pm Opening Acts include: Sam Grow, John Luskey, and Sara Grey Tickets start at $25 Kids under 6 are free in standing room section Food and Beer Available Local Vendors Address: Brandywine Lions Park 11501 Cherry Tree Crossing Road, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 Location Brandywine Lions Park 11501 Cherry Tree Crossing Road Cheltenham, Maryland 20623 United States See map: Google Maps

2013 Donate Life Family Fun Run

Event Date:  Repeats every day until Fri Oct 04 2013 . October 5, 2013 - 7:00am - 10:00am The Donate Life Family Fun Run is a non-competitive 5k run and 1k walk to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and celebrate the gift of life. Proceeds from the Donate Life Family Fun Run benefit the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland to further the organization’s mission of providing advocacy, family support, comprehensive public and professional education, and commitment to enhancing the organ and tissue donation process. Register here: for more info