Ten Anne Arundel County artists have painted crabs, sailboats, fiddlers and fish on guitars to raise money for the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce. The decorated guitars will be on display at the River Gallery, 1000 Main St., in Galesville and on Sunday at the Captain Salem Avery Housed at East-West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Raffle tickets for the instruments will be sold at each location. The chamber will use money raised from the raffle -- which will be held June 7 during the South County Festival -- to fund annual festivals and chamber-sponsored scholarships and events. The guitars will also be on display March 28 at Good Deale Bluegrass Shoppe at 655 Deale Rd. in Deale. The Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce is at 5503 Muddy Creek Rd. in Churchton. Raffle tickets, $3; two for $5. 410-867-3129.



This 50-minute documentary examines the influence of female musicians on the music industry and pop culture. The movie, made in 1998 and released the following year, includes interviews and performances from influential women rockers such as Tori Amos, Sinead O'Connor, Ani DiFranco, Madonna and Queen Latifah among others. Political feminists Gloria Steinem, Camille Paglia and Andrea Dworkin also comment on rock music's ability to bring feminist issues to the fore. Filmmaker Prathiba Parmar, who also created "Warrior Marks" and "A Place of Rage," and her subjects demonstrate how the feminist perspective is kept alive through modern rock. 12:30-1:30 p.m. today. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2807.


Barbara Camens will discuss and sign her book "Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Women's Groups Across America" today at Borders Books & Music in Annapolis. Camens, who co-wrote the book with Tamara Kreinin, traveled around the country and encountered women of various ages and backgrounds who get together to bond, lend support and find intellectual stimulation. The groups she discovered included African American motorcyclists, twentysomethings who play mah-jongg and discuss their careers, and women in their seventies and eighties who have been meeting for more than 50 years. The book is filled with uplifting pictures, fun stories and how-to advice for starting a women's group. 7:30 p.m. today. Borders Books & Music, 1115 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 410-571-0923.