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October 2013

American Legion Tex-Mex Dinner

Enjoy a casual Tex-Mex dinner. 5:30-7pm at American Legion Stallings Williams Auxiliary Post 206, Chesapeake Beach. $10: 301-855-6466;

Camera Club Competition • free

Learn about camera competition on any subject, taken anywhere and anytime, and see the club’s photos or join to compete. All welcome. Competition at 7:30pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, Bowie:

Naval Academy Bancroft Lecture • free

Hear Charles C. Mann talk about 1493: Creating a New World and the effects of Columbus’ voyage to the Americas at the history department’s 33rd Annual Bancroft Lecture. 7:15pm in Naval Academy Alumni Hall, Annapolis:

Affordable Healthcare Symposium • free

Learn about Affordable Care Act’s expanded health insurance coverage and impacts and opportunities for farmers, small business peoples and their families. 7pm at the SMECO Auditorium, Hughesville; rsvp: 301-274-1922 x1;

Photography Club Meeting • free

Hear Jim Walker talk about Light Painting with Flashlights. 7pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 308: 410-903-5088;

Patterson Memories Tour • free

Tour Point Farm and learn about the Jefferson Pattersons and their history in Calvert. 10am and 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8578;

African American History Meeting • free

Join a public meeting of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. 10am at All Saints Episcopal Church, Sunderland; rsvp: 410-216-6181;

Booker Recalls Civil Rights Struggle

Hear 94-year old pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker — now of Cove Point — talk about his book, Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement; books on hand for sale and signing. 6:30pm at Prince Frederick Library; 410-535-0291;

Five and Dine Dance

Dance to a DJ playing Motown and ’50s’ tunes and enjoy free snacks. 5:30-6:30pm dance lesson; 6:30-9:30pm dancing at the Elks Lodge, Gambrills. $10: 443-474-2668.

Out-and-About Art Reception

Meet Annapolis artist Elizabeth Winn and see her plein air and figure oil paintings at today’s Out-and-About opening reception (3-4:30pm). Showing thru Oct. 27. M-Th 9am-9pm, F 9am-5pm at the gallery of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna Park: 410-647-2550;