Benefit Talent Revue
Local musicians, dancers and singers take the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday in Great Mills in a fundraising event sponsored by the Woman's Club of St. Mary's County. Proceeds from the revue will help purchase pediatric resuscitation kits for every emergency response vehicle in the county. Only one vehicle is equipped with this life-saving apparatus. The revue will include country and bluegrass by Bill Marquess and Friends, St. Maries Musica with Broadway melodies and music from comic opera, Tina Fratantuono singing Broadway tunes, pianist Erin Dean, the Southern Maryland Oriental Dance Association, the Great Mills High School Jazz Musicians and storytelling by emcee Domingo Diaz. Great Mills High School, 21130 Great Mills Rd., Great Mills. $15. 301-475-3225 or 301-475-9039.
An original musical theater performance to celebrate Calvert County's 350th anniversary will be staged this weekend at the Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center. Written by Elise Kolaja and directed by Sid Curl of the Twin Beach Players, the performance traces the county's history with musical and theatric performances and storytelling. Local performers are involved in the 11 scenes and feature the Rakes and Roses Band, the Huntingtown Methodist Church Men's Choir, and the Northern High School Chamber Choir. "Calvert County-From Time to Time" has three performances: 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Mary Harrison Cultural Arts Center, 2950 Chaneyville Rd., Owings. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3. 410-535-4583.
Folk Music and Stories
The Calvert Library hosts Joseph "Longman" Norris for folk music, historic songs and storytelling at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Prince Frederick branch. Norris is a St. Mary's native, with family roots dating 370 years to St. Mary's City. He is well known in Southern Maryland as a musician and singer, and his performances feature storytelling about the people and history of Southern Maryland. His stories recall a legendary ghost ship on the Wicomico River, experiences of Civil War soldiers, the Chesapeake Bay region and its people, the lives of watermen and farmers, and as a tribute to his Cherokee roots, the American Indian. Norris has released three CDs, one with his twin brother David, the others solos, including his most recent "Mariner's Compass." Joseph "Longman" Norris in concert, Calvert Library, 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. Free. 410-535-0291 or 301-855-1862.