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Coming Up: Major Events In 2014

| January 09, 2014, 10:01 AM | 0 Comments

REST-WEEKFebruary

African American History Month
Countywide
410-267-8146
www.annapolis.org

African Americans have played a significant role in the history of Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay for more than 350 years. Trace their rich history in Annapolis and explore their national and international contributions during a guided walking tour in historic Annapolis. Then, be sure to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. For more information on events celebrating African American History Month, visit www.VisitAnnapolis.org.

Historic London Town and Gardens Winter Lecture Series
Tuesdays in February
10:00 a.m. to noon
Admission: $10.00 per person, London Town members are FREE
Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
www.historiclondontown.org
410-222-1919

The theme of this year’s lecture series is “Maryland and History: Local Chesapeake Historians.”

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series
Wednesday, February 5
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

Author Bill Eggert will discuss his book, Gentlemen of the Harbor: Stories of Chesapeake Bay Tugs and Crews. Attendees willdine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts while Captain Eggert shares stories and experiences from his 20 years of running charter boats and water taxis in Baltimore’s Harbor.

The Lost Elephant with Dan Kamin
Saturday, February 8
2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis
www.annapolissymphony.org
410-269-1132

One-man entertainer, comedian, mime and actor Dan Kamin uses simple props and choreography to create a jungle full of animals. The program is designed to captivate the attention of even the youngest children. The performance introduces young attendees to classics including Flight of the Bumblebee and the William Tell overture. It includes short pieces by Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Handel and others. Families are invited to learn about the instruments used in the show during “Meet the Musicians” sessions at 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Recommended for ages four and up.

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s 16th Annual Brazilian Carnival Gala
Saturday, February 8
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $150
Hilton BWI Airport, 1739 West Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, www.annearundelartscouncil.org
410-222-7949

Enjoy a gala evening of authentic Brazilian dancing, music, and dining along with silent and live auctions during this Arts Council fundraiser.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series
Wednesday, February 12
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

Author Marcia Talley will discuss her book, Maryland Can Be Murder, while attendees dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts.

African-American Heritage Tour
Saturday, February 15
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16/Adult; $10/Child ages 3-11; 2 & under free. Reservations and photo I.D. required.
Tour departs from the Information Booth at Annapolis City Dock
www.watermarkcruises.com
410-268-7601

Trace the rich journey of African Americans in Annapolis and explore their contributions to our nation and our world. Key historical sites on the tour include the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley and Thurgood Marshall Memorials. Watermark offers the tour in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation.

Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series
Wednesday, February 19
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

Norman Hazard and Eric Steinlein will present “Working Water Fowl Decoys of the Chesapeake” while attendees dine on homemade soups, specialty breads and homemade desserts.

Annapolis Restaurant Week
Monday, February 24 through Sunday, March 2
Participating restaurants in Historic and Greater Annapolis
www.AnnapolisRestaurantWeek.com

Foodies won’t want to miss this seven-day dining extravaganza featuring two-course, fixed-price luncheon menus and three-course fixed-price dinners at some of the most popular restaurants in Annapolis. Nearly 40 establishments are expected to participate in the annual culinary event that provides the perfect opportunity to sample new restaurants and enjoy old favorites in the heart of Maryland’s capital city. Sponsored by the Annapolis Business Association, the sixth annual event provides a welcome opportunity for area residents and visitors to treat themselves to the award-winning cuisine Annapolis is famous for – all at an affordable price.

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Austrian Melodies
Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Students; all sections between $25 and $45
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis
www.annapolissymphony.org
Box Office: 410-263-0907
General Information: 410-269-1132

The concerts will feature Symphony No. 36 in C major, the “Linz”, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Symphony No. 7 in E major by Anton Bruckner. The “Linz” symphony was composed in just four days as a show of gratitude for a Count’s hospitality in the town of Linz, Austria. In contrast, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 took two years to compose and was an instant success when it premiered in Austria in 1884.  Both symphonies are examples of important Austrian musical works.

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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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