BALLROOM DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. Saturday; lesson, 7 p.m. Open dance for all levels. Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Wayson and Queen Anne's Bridge Roads, Davidsonville. $6. 301-262-8010.


"HELIOTROPE BOUQUET 7" -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through July 18. Mixed media community exhibit. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7259 or

"SMALL PAINTINGS" -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, extended hours through 9 p.m. Thursdays, opens Sunday through June 30. Opening reception, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Still lifes, landscapes and portraits in oil, watercolor and acrylic by 60 different artists. Show celebrates McBride Gallery's 25th anniversary. McBride Gallery, 215 Main St, Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7077 or

MEMBERS' EXHIBIT -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, opens tomorrow through July 30. Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. Oils, watercolors, graphics, film, ceramics, metals, jewelry, furniture and sculpture by members of the Academy Art Museum. Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Free. 410-822-2787 or

MANEL ANORO -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, opens Saturday through July 31. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Oils, serigraphs and lithographs by the Spanish artist. Carmen's Gallery, 14550 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons. Free. 410-326-2549 or

"HISTORIC NAVAL FLAGS" -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31. Display of flags used by the Navy since the Revolutionary War. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, U.S. Naval Academy, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6933 or

"OF HUMANS AND HORSES" -- 7:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through June 29. Portraits, figures and landscapes in oils, charcoal and pencil drawings. 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery, 49 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-9796.

"SHATTERED PIECES" -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, tomorrow, Monday-Wednesday. Glass and tile mosaics by Eastern Shore artists. Todd Performing Arts Center lobby, Chesapeake College, Routes 50 and 213, Wye Mills. Free. 410-827-5868.

"MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL" -- 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 30. Ceramic art by Esther Snow. 45 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-990-4540 or

"SPLASH!" -- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through July 29. Oils, watercolors, quilts, photographs, textiles and fused glass by members of the Annapolis Arts Alliance. Part of the City of Annapolis's Artworks celebration. City Hall, Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-7961.

PAINTINGS AND PRINTS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, through June 25. Paintings by Sandi Ritchie Miller and prints by Anita Hagan. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

ANNAPOLIS WATERCOLOR CLUB -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through June 19. Juried exhibit featuring works by members of the watercolor club. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777 or

ROBERT DE GAST PHOTOGRAPHS -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Aug. 31. Black-and-white photographs of the Delmarva peninsula. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $10; ages 6-17, $5; members and ages 5 and younger, free. 410-745-2916 or

"FOUR CENTURIES OF STORIES" -- 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Dec. 31. Maryland antiquities, including a Civil War battle flag, 19th- and 20th-century china and silver, a 1774 document box and state seals dating to 1648. Curated by the Maryland State Archives. Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. Free. 410-260-6444 or

"TREASURES: A HALF-CENTURY OF GIFTS" -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Paintings, photographs and lithographs from the Academy Art Museum's permanent collection. Calvert and Spitaleri permanent collection galleries, Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton. Adults, $2; ages 12 and older, $1; Wednesdays, free. 410-822-2787 or

For Children

"FAIRY TALES FOR THE FAMILY" -- 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-next Thursday. Music, drama, art and movement workshops for children ages 4-6 and their parents. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $55; members, $30. 410-263-5544 or

BUILD A BAT BOX -- 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Workshop teaches how to build a home for bats. For children ages 6-10 and their parents. Registration required. All materials and tools supplied. Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $6; members, $5. 410-990-1993 or

Lectures and Literature

BOOK SIGNING -- 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Dave Brashears discusses and signs "Riding The Honeysuckle Horse" and Alexandria Hayes discusses and signs "Zydeco Shoes." Hard Bean Coffee and Booksellers, 36 Market Space, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-8770.

SCIENCE LECTURE -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Jonathan Coddington of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History talks about spiders. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater. Free. 443-482-2200 or

Sports and Recreation

FLEA MARKET -- 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. New and used toys, tools, garden equipment and household items for sale by more than 50 vendors. Anne Arundel County Fair, 1450 Ritchie Hwy., Crownsville. Free. 410-923-3400 or

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Strawberries, strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, strawberry wine, baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs, craft sale, children's activities and tours of the Benson-Hammond House. Sponsored by the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society. Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd., Linthicum. Free. 410-768-9518.

GOLF TOURNAMENT -- 10 a.m. Tuesday; registration, 9 a.m. Raises money for the Anne Arundel Fire Safety Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of fire safety and injury prevention. South River Golf Links, 3451 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. $500, foursome. 410-729-8025.


"NUNSENSE" -- 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, through June 25. Musical about a group of nuns who hold a community fundraiser for the burial of four sisters who were poisoned by convent cook Sister Julia, Child of God. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $15; seniors, $12. 410-798-0925.


"WINE FOR YOUR SUPPER" -- 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Workshop teaches about food and wine pairings. Sponsored by Wine N Women and In a Pinch. Registration required. In a Pinch clubhouse, 10 South St., Easton. $89. 410-822-9044 or

DESIGNER SHOW HOUSE -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, through June 26. House decorated by 11 local interior designers. Proceeds support Hospice of the Chesapeake, the Anne Arundel Medical Center, the Community Foundation of the Chesapeake. Nantucket on the Severn, 517 Scrimshaw Lane, Severna Park. $20. 410-841-0000.

Plan Ahead

FINE ARTS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18. Arts, crafts, music. St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church courtyard, 1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis. . 410-263-4723 or

CONTRA DANCE -- 8-11 p.m. June 18. Dance with live music. Sponsored by the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Holy Grounds Youth Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $9; members, $7. 410-451-1791 or


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse; 8:30 p.m.-midnight today, Rob Levit Group; 9 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Gary and Leah; 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Frank Vigonola; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jonathan Stone; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas with Bens Bones; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Godfrey/Jung Duo; 8-11 p.m. Wednesday, Amy Shook and Frank Russo. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 9 p.m. today, DJ Goodman; 6 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal, 9 p.m., DJ Goodman; 9 p.m. Saturday, DJ Sargent; 9 p.m. Sunday, Troy's Lounge; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 9 p.m. Wednesday, DJ Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486 or

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, The Trocaderos; 9 p.m. Saturday, Chester River Runoff. 337 1/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 9 p.m. tomorrow, No Pets for Noah; 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Keith Bryant. $5. 410-761-6188 or

KAUFMANN'S TAVERN -- 9 p.m. today, Rick and Regina; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Acoustic Mojo; 9 p.m. next Thursday, Ray Wroten. 329 Gambrills Rd., Gambrills. Free. 410-923-2005 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Bruce in the USA; 7 and 10 p.m. tomorrow, Chick Corea and Touchstone; 6 p.m. Saturday, Jars of Clay; 10:30 p.m. Saturday, the Subdudes; 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Asleep at the Wheel; 8 p.m. Monday, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen; 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Ditty Bops; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Robert Fripp's Solo Soundscapes; 8 p.m. next Thursday, Triplicity. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Mike McHenry Tribe; 8:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Waking at Seven. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.

Elsewhere in the Region

"ANTS AT THE ARBORETUM?" -- 1-3 p.m. today. Talk and field trip led by Smithsonian Institution research associate Ted Suman about ants. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd., Ridgely. $12; members, $10. 410-634-2847 or

-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS

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An exhibit of works by members of the Academy Art Museum includes "The Offering," a six-foot copper sculpture by Martin Hughes.