Coming Up: Major Events In 2014

| January 9, 2014
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The Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (AAACCVB) wants to make it easy for individuals to enjoy the many exciting events and activities that will be taking place in Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay throughout 2014. To assist individuals who are making advance plans for business or vacation travel, the AAACCVB has put together a 2014 Major Events Calendar. For a more comprehensive overview of events large and small, visit www.VisitAnnapolis.org.

January

plunge 1Seventh Annual Lift Every Voice Concert and Seminar
Seminars:Saturday, Jan. 11. Doors open 9:30 a.m. Seminars: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Concert: Sunday, January 12, 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, Annapolis
www.stjohnscollege.edu/events
410-626-2536

Some of the finest regional vocalists, including the Queen Sisters, Chozen and the All Children’s Chorus, perform inspiring gospel spirituals at the Lift Every Voice concert that honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advance reservations are not required. During the Saturday seminars, St. John’s tutors will lead small groups in a discussion of Dr. King’s speech, “A Realistic Look at Race Relations.” Advance registration is required for the seminars.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series
Wednesday, January 15
11:30 a.m.
Admission: $20 for one luncheon; $90 for the six-part series
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side
www.CaptainAveryMuseum.org
410-867-4486

David Gendell will give a lecture about the Schooner America while attendees dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts.

The Wedding of Ordos
Friday, January 17
7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free, first come basis
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis
www.worldartists.org
410-647-4482

The Wedding of Ordos is a dance drama that originated in Mongolia in the 15th century.  Over the years it has evolved into a cultural phenomenon. The performance includes a re-enactment of traditional ceremonial customs accompanied by folk song and dance.  The Ordos Song and Dance Theater Group was established in 1950. Since that time,    it has staged many prize-winning song and dance performances in both local and national level art competitions. The ensemble has toured many countries and regions including Mongolia, Singapore, Mauritius, ROK, Japan and Hong Kong.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series W
Wednesday, January 22
11:30 a.m.
Admission: $20 for one luncheon; $90 for the six-part series
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side
www.CaptainAveryMuseum.org
410-867-4486

Anne Arundel County Archaeologist Dr. Al Luckenbach will discuss five years of excavations at Pig Point while attendees dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts.

Live Arts Maryland Annual Gala
Saturday, January 25
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $125 per person
Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis
www.LiveArtsMaryland.org
410-263-1906

The Live Arts Maryland Gala beckons attendees with a four-course gourmet dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. The evening includes live performances by area musicians and soloists. The dinner will include locally grown and produced products. Proceeds benefit Live Arts Maryland.

18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, January 25
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free to spectators. Plungers must raise $75 in pledges.
Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis
www.plungemd.com
410-242-1515

Experience the coolest event of the year. For just $75 in donations, plunge participants take a chilly dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. Not ready to bare it all? Then join in the festivities—fully clothed—under a huge heated tent that includes vendor booths, live entertainment, zoo animals, food court, carnival amusements, sandcastle building, a “kids’ zone” and more. The event typically attracts more than 25,000 plungers and spectators.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series
Wednesday, January 29
11:30 a.m.
Admission: $20 for one luncheon; $90 for the six-part series
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side
410-867-4486
www.CaptainAveryMuseum.org

Artist A. Kelly Richard will be giving talk entitled “Not Your Mama’s Paper Mache” while attendees dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts.

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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