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November 2013

Burren Band at 49 West

The Burren Band, featuring singer/songwriter Jimmy Nalls, percussionist Jamie Wilson and fiddler Neil Foley, perform traditional and contemporary songs laced with Irish lore. 8pm at 49 West, Annapolis. $15; rsvp: 410-626-9796.

St. John’s Open Lecture • free

Michael Brogan talks on Augustine’s Confessions. 8pm at Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, Annapolis: 410-626-2539; www.stjohnscollege.edu.

St. John’s Open Lecture • free

Michael Brogan talks on Augustine’s Confessions. 8pm at Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, Annapolis: 410-626-2539; www.stjohnscollege.edu.

The Winstons at Vera’s

The Winstons play Motown. 7-11pm at Vera’s White Sands, Lusby: 410-586-1182; www.verasbeachclub.com.

West Rhode Riverkeeper Potluck • free

Enjoy a potluck dinner and hear Chris Phipps from Anne Arundel County Dept. of Public Works talk about the Stormwater Fee. The Riverkeeper team describes recent restoration projects; bring a favorite dish to share. 6:30pm at Discovery Village, Shady Side: 410-867-7171; www.westrhoderiverkeeper.org.

Christmas Open House

Be among the first to experience Greenstreet’s magical transformation from a lush summer garden center to an enchanting holiday wonderland as you wander through the Garden’s 2013 Christmas collection sampling local hors d’oeurves and wine. Calvert Brass Consortium plays. 6-8pm at Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian. $15 wine tasting to benefit Captain Avery Museum: 410-867-9500; www.greenstreetgardens.com.

Woodturnings Art Reception

Meet Joe Dickey and more than a dozen other local woodturners and find local, handmade gifts for the holidays. 6-8pm at West Annapolis Artworks: 410-295-7045; www.westannapolisartworks.com.

Severn Town Club Holly Ball

The Severn Town Club of Annapolis’ 50th annual black-tie Holly Ball features cocktails, a catered dinner, music and dancing and silent and live auctions. Oracle keeps the party swinging with brassy bandstand favorites. Buxton photography takes complimentary photos of the revelry. The ball benefits the Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation and other local charities; $90 of your ticket is tax deductible. 6pm cocktails; 7:30pm dinner; and dancing till 11pm at Westin Annapolis, Annapolis. $150; rsvp: 410-757-4111; www.severntownclub.org.

Special Needs Night at Museum • free

Special needs population and their families enjoy a free night at the museum with stingrays, fish, fossils, otters and maritime history; a special calming room will be open. 5-7pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-535-1600; www.co.cal.md.us.

Environmental Film Fest

Re-think how we inhabit our planet and watch the documentary film, A Climate of Change, at the fourth annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival to benefit the Mid-shore Riverkeeper Conservancy. 2-3:30pm free children’s program; 6-8pm adult viewing with local food, wine and beer and silent auction. Avalon Theatre, Easton. $50; rsvp: 410-822-7299; http://tickets.avalontheatre.com.