SIMPLE GIFTS -- 7 p.m. today. Performance of bluegrass, other music by this group of three women. 6 p.m., spoons workshop. Part of the Thursdays in the Park concert series. Millstream Park, Route 213, Centreville. Free. 410-758-2520 or

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE -- 7 p.m. tomorrow. Rock concert geared toward college and high school students featuring Silva Method, My Version of a Diary, Blackout and Medfields. Holy Grounds Coffee House, the Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $7. 410-647-5843 or

GLEN AND THE GEMSTONES -- 7:30-9 p.m. tomorrow. Easy-listening music of the 1950s and 1960s. Part of the Glen Burnie concert series. Glen Burnie Town Center, Crain Highway and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-647-0057.

JOHN GARRIGUES -- 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Covers of music by the Drifters and Tim McGraw. Part of the Easton Farmers Market. North Harrison Street, Easton. Free. 410-820-8822 or

FAMILY CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Performance by the Bay Country Chorus. Tolchester Beach Band Stand, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. Free. 410-745-2916 or

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Classical and contemporary brass favorites by members of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Center Court, Westfield Shoppingtown Annapolis, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 410-269-1132 or

JAZZ CONCERT -- 6 p.m. Sunday. Tunes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s by the New Hots Jazz Orchestra. Linthicum Park, Benton Avenue, Linthicum. Free. 410-859-3308.

NAVAL ACADEMY CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Performance by the Naval Academy concert band. City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263 or


BALLROOM DANCING -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday. Open dance sponsored by the Davidsonville Dance Club. 7 p.m., lesson. Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Wayson and Queen Anne's Bridge roads, Davidsonville. $6. 301-262-8010.


VISION WORKSHOPS -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 31. Photographs and written works by Annapolis and Bates middle school students who participate in the after-school Vision Workshops program at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Chaney Gallery, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-5544 or

WATERCOLORS -- 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, through Aug. 1. Works by members of the Annapolis Watercolor Club. Crofton Art and Frame, 1334-G Defense Hwy., Gambrills. Free. 410-721-0011.

PHOTOGRAPHY -- 1-4 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. More than 50 photos from amateur and professional photographers. Kent Island Federation of Art, 405 Main St., Stevensville. Free. 410-643-7424.

"GO FIGURE" -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Aug. 8. Mixed media works of, or inspired by, the human figure. 6-8 p.m. today, artists reception and awards reception. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

"RED, WHITE AND BLUE" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, through July 31. Extended hours through 9 p.m. Thursdays. Works by 20 artists to celebrate American culture. 6-9 p.m. today, opening reception. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

FOLK ART -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, through July 30. Paintings by Maryland folk artist Jimmy Reynolds. ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

MARINE ART -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Ongoing. Paintings by John Barber, Willard Bond, Keith Reynolds and John Stobart. Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, 110 Dock St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-4100 or

POTOMAC WATERCOLORISTS -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Monday, through Aug. 1. Works by members of the Potomac Watercolorists. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-444-1777.

MEMBERS EXHIBITION -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday, through July 31. Watercolors, oils, film, ceramics, sculpture, mixed media, jewelry and photography by members of the Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Suggested admission: $2; children 12-18, $1. Wednesdays, free. 410-822-2787 or

NAVAL UNIFORMS -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 31. Exhibit of midshipman uniforms and insignia, including a reproduction of an 1845 dress uniform. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-293-6933 or

For Children

PIRATE ADVENTURES -- 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, ongoing. Children can take a 75-minute cruise along the Severn River and learn about the Chesapeake Bay's pirate history. Sponsored by Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake. Annapolis City Marina, 410 Severn Ave., Annapolis. $16; children 3 and younger, $8. 443-398-6270 or

"PINOCCHIO" -- 11:30 a.m. today and next Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The Lost Caravan Children's Theatre Troupe performs a musical version of the children's story. Includes peanut butter and jelly sandwich or hot dog lunch. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12. 410-626-7515 or

ANNAPOLIS ADVENTURE -- 9:45 a.m. today. Bus and walking tour of the Annapolis maritime area. For second- through fifth-graders. Part of a series of tours. Bus leaves from Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $10 for first tour; $5 for each additional. 410-990-1993 or


And Recreation

DEALE CARNIVAL -- 7-11 p.m. today through Saturday. Rides, games and refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, parade. Deale Volunteer Fire Department, 6007 Drum Point Rd., Deale. Free. 410-867-1644 or

KAYAKING -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Paddle along the Eastern Neck Wildlife Reserve with guides from Amphibious Horizons. Bring bag lunch. Reservations required. Amphibious Horizons, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $80. 410-267-8742 or

LAWN MOWER RACING -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Six classes of racing, including stock and factory experimental races, sponsored by the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association. Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together -- Anne Arundel County, an organization that repairs houses for elderly and disabled residents of the county. Gates open at 9 a.m. Fields, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, Ritchie Highway and Magothy Bridge Road, Severna Park. $5. 410-757-4635.

CRUISE TO ST. MICHAELS -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Two-hour cruise to St. Michaels includes lunch, sightseeing and shopping. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. Saturday, $45; children 11 and younger, $22. Monday, $50; children 11 and younger, $25. 410-268-7601 or

ROCK 'N' RIVER CRUISE -- 8-11 p.m. Wednesday. Cruise along the Chesapeake Bay with live music by the All Mighty Senators on the Harbor Queen. 7:30 p.m., check-in; 7:45 p.m., boarding. City Dock, Annapolis. $27. 410-268-7601 or

DESIGNING WITH LEAVES -- 11 a.m. next Thursday. Learn to design tote and lunch bags using fabric paints and leaves. Supplies provided. Bring smock. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. $12; members, $10. 410-260-8189.


"AMELIA'S JOURNEY" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The musical chronicles the relationship between Amelia Earhart and her publicist, George Putnam, from 1928 until her disappearance in 1937. Studio Theatre, Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $17; members, $14. 410-636-6597 or or

"TAMING OF THE SHREW" -- 8 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, through July 31. Shakespeare drama performed by the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $12; children, $10. 410-268-9212 or

"WEST SIDE STORY" -- 8 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. Wednesday, through Sept. 18. Musical drama based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" about a romance cut short by warring New York City gangs. Chesapeake Music Hall, 339 Busch's Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $32-$35. 410-626-7515 or


AUCTION -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Silent auction to benefit the D.C.-based Parkinson Foundation. Sponsored by the Annapolis Bed and Breakfast Association. Free cookies. Market Square, City Dock, Annapolis. Free. 800-577-2068 or

SOUTH COUNTY SUNDAY EVENT -- 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Tour of a Quaker burial ground, quilting, doll-making, spinning and candle-making demonstrations and live music by the African Methodist Episcopal Ebenezer Church men's choir and the Nedham Family Trio. Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main St., Galesville. Free. 410-222-1805 or

WINE TASTING -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Summer wines and light fare. Sponsored by the Annapolis Chapter of the Tasters Guild. O'Loughlin's Restaurant, College Parkway and Bay Dale Drive, Arnold. $40; members, $35. 410-766-3115 or

Plan Ahead

THE SWANNS -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 30. Jazz and rhythm and blues by the eight-member Swann family. Part of the Montpelier Summer Concert series. Montpelier Mansion Grounds, Route 197 and Montpelier Drive, Laurel. Free. 301-776-2805.

CRAB DAYS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1. Live music, boat rides, cooking demonstrations and children's activities. Food includes crab cakes, crab soup and steamed crabs. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $10; members, free. 410-745-2916 or


49 WEST -- 8:30 p.m. today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Neil Harpe; 9 p.m. Saturday, Leda's Charm; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers, 9 p.m. Sunday, Adrian Bond; 9 p.m. Monday, John Pineda; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Greg Freyman. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. Saturday, Radio Mosaic; 9 p.m. July 30, Feel. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, Great Train Robbery; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Razin' Kane. 7501 Telegraph Rd., Hanover. Free. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S RESTAURANT -- 9 p.m. today, Ray Wroten; 9 p.m. tomorrow, Hard Drive; 9 p.m. Saturday, Oracle; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Michelle; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Ray Wroten. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005.

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. today, David Grisman Quintet; 7 p.m. tomorrow, Jim Messina; 7 p.m. Saturday, It's a Beautiful Day; 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sonia Dada; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Greg Brown; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Primitive Mind. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

SEAN DONLON'S -- 9 p.m. today, Wakin' at Seven; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Off the Boat; 9 p.m. Sunday, Wakin' at Seven; 9 p.m. Monday, Jake; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Michael Patricks Band; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Kevin & Kompany. 37 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-1993 or

SOUTH RIVER CAFE -- 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Peter Best; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dave Tieff. 48 South River Rd., Edgewater. $5. 410-956-8075 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Mark Desrochers; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dave Glaser. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.


In the Region

AQUATIC MAMMALS OF DEER CREEK -- 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Explore the wetlands of Eden Mill Nature Center in Harford County for beavers, otters, minks and muskrats. Registration required. Irvine Nature Center, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. $10; members, $8. 410-484-2413 or

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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