ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Two alcohol-free family concerts to celebrate the summer holidays, sponsored by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Free. 410-269-1132.
July 2: Fourth of July celebration includes Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." Features guest conductor Lt. Col. John Clanton and the U.S. Army Chorus. Includes 20-minute fireworks finale. 8 p.m., Siegert Field, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold.
Sept. 3: "Summer's End" concert includes light classical, pop and Broadway tunes. Conducted by Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's new music director, Jose-Luis Novo. 5:30 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis.
ANNAPOLIS HARBOUR CENTER
7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-266-5857.
July 6: Good Deale Bluegrass Band.
July 20: Back Pages Band.
Aug. 10: Pure Luck Band.
Aug. 24: The Crawdaddies.
Sept. 7: Mama Jama.
QUIET WATERS PARK SUMMER
Concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. in July and August and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in September. Free. 410-222-1777.
July 2: Latin rhythm and rock by the Lloyd Dobler Effect.
July 9: American roots music by Ruthie and the Wranglers.
July 16: Alternative klezmer by Alexandria Kleztet.
July 23: Jazz and rock by Greg Howard Quartet.
July 30: Blues and rock by the Melanie Mason Band.
Aug. 6: Rock and pop by Dan Haas and Ben's Bones.
Aug. 13: Reggae by Inner Visions.
Aug. 20: Bluegrass by Darren Beachley and Maryland Line.
Aug. 27: Country and Latin by Sisters Morales.
Sept. 10: Celtic contemporary folk by Al Petteway and Amy White.
Sept. 17: Latin jazz by Rumba Club.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK
All concerts begin at 6 p.m. at Linthicum Park on Benton Avenue in Linthicum. Free. 410-859-3308.
June 26: Crabtowne Big Band.
July 3: Bay Winds Concert Band.
July 10: Mirror Image.
July 17: Federal City Brass Band.
July 24: Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.
July 31: Bay Jazz Project.
Aug. 7: Bobby and the Believers.
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BAND CONCERTS
SUMMER SERENADE SERIES
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the City Dock in Annapolis. Free. 410-293-0263 or www.usna.edu.
July 12: Series opens with U.S. Naval Academy Concert Band.
July 19: Alumni concert features past and present members of the band.
July 26: Electric Brigade.
Aug. 2: Concert Band.
Aug. 9: Finale concert featuring "The 1812 Overture."
OTHER NAVAL ACADEMY
July 4: Pre-fireworks concert, 8 p.m., City Dock, Annapolis.
July 17: Electric Brigade, 6 p.m., Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena.
Aug. 11: Electric Brigade, 7:30 p.m., Rip Miller Stadium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.
BAYSIDE CONCERT SERIES
Sundays at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6230.
6 p.m. June 26: Oldies big-band music by the Goldenaires.
6 p.m. July 3: Classic beach tunes by Mike and Mike.
6 p.m. July 10: Jazz by Project Natale.
6 p.m. July 17: Top 40s music by the Naval Academy Band's Electric Brigade.
6 p.m. July 24: Country music by the U.S. Navy Band's Country Current.
6 p.m. July 31: German oompah music by the Continentals.
6 p.m. Aug. 7: The Benfield Brass Band.
5 p.m. Aug. 14: Top 40s and Motown by the Cruisers.
5 p.m. Aug. 21: Big-band music by the Zim Zemeral Orchestra.
5 p.m. Aug. 28: Country by Laredo.
5 p.m. Sept. 4: Bluegrass by the Roadside Cafe.
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM
A series of family and big-band concerts will take place at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Tolchester Beach Bandstand. The free family concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 25, July 23 and Aug. 20. Big-band concerts will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 2 and Aug. 27 and will cost $10; members, $5. Mill Street, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916 or www.cbmm.org.
Anne Arundel Community College's three-day festival tomorrow through Sunday features short plays by several Anne Arundel County performance troupes, including the Colonial Players, the Children's Theatre of Annapolis, the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre and the college's Moonlight Troupers. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-7030 or www.aacc.edu.
JOHN PAUL JONES DAY
This year the Naval Academy is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the return of John Paul Jones's body to the academy. The John Paul Jones Day celebration begins at 9 a.m. and includes wreath-laying ceremony, flag-raising ceremonies, tours, slide lectures, demonstrations, warrant signings and children's activities. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9, Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6933 or www.usna.edu.
JUG BAY JAM FESTIVAL
Live music featuring the Good Deale Shop Band, Special Ed and the Short Bus, Jackass Flats, Primitive Mind and the Good Deale Bluegrass Band with Mike Auldridge, among others. 3-10 p.m. July 22 and noon-10 p.m. July 23, Dunkins Farm Campgrounds, 5381 Sands Rd., Lothian. July 22, $20; July 23, $25; two-day pass, $40. 410-867-2400. www.gooddealebluegrass.com.
CRAB DAYS FESTIVAL
Live music, boat rides, cooking demonstrations and children's activities to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay blue crab. Food available for purchase includes steamed crabs, crab cakes and crab soup. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30-31, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $11; members, free. 410-745-2916 or www.cbmm.org.
ROTARY CLUB CRAB FEAST
A fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Annapolis, the feast offers crab soup, steamed crabs, hot dogs, coleslaw and sodas. Also live music, silent auction and a raffle. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 5, Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Taylor Avenue, Annapolis. In advance, $45; at the gate, $50; ages 6-12, $15; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-263-2448 or www.annapolisrotary.com.
KUNTA KINTE FESTIVAL
Live music, African dancing, children's activities and vendors selling jewelry, art, clothing and food celebrate the county's African, African American and Afro-Caribbean heritage. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 13, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 14, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 General's Hwy., Crownsville. $7; seniors, ages 4-12, $3; ages 3 and younger, free. 410-349-0338 or www.kuntakinte.org.
MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Dance performances, live music and food reminiscent of 16th-century England. The festival takes place in the 125-acre make-believe English village of Revel Grove and includes jousting contests, entertainment on eight stages, and craft and food vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 27-Oct. 23. Maryland Renaissance Festival, 1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis. $17; seniors, $15; ages 7-15, $8; ages 6 and younger, free. 410-266-7304 or www.rennfest.com.
MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Live music, arts and crafts and a crab soup cook-off mark the annual festival's 39th year. Children's activities include beach golf, a treasure hunt, relay races, pony rides, rock climbing, face painting and a dog stunt show. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 9-11, Sandy Point State Park, 1100 East College Pkwy., Annapolis. $10. 410-956-0182.
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FAIR
Live music, hog-calling contests, vendors, food, art exhibits, flower exhibits, a fair ambassador contest, tractor pulls, livestock contests and children's activities highlight the 2005 Fair. Sept. 14-18, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Hwy., Crownsville. For times, ticket prices, call 410-923-3400.
DEALE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
AND CAR SHOW
Live music featuring the Osborne Brothers; the Good Deale Bluegrass band with Mike Auldridge; Jeannie Kendall; and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Also includes food vendors, boat tours and an antique and custom car show. Noon-7 p.m. Sept. 18, Herrington Harbour North Marina, 389 Deale Rd., Tracys Landing. In advance, $20; at the gate, $25. 410-867-6707 or www.dealemerchants.com.
RURAL HERITAGE DAY
Festival celebrates the rural heritage of the Eastern Shore with live music, a quilt show, exhibits and food. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and the Wye Research and Education Center. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25, Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, 100 Dulin Clark Rd., Centreville. $1; ages 12 and younger, free. 410-827-9756.
Fourth of July Celebrations
All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.
CITY OF ANNAPOLIS PARADE
Community parade includes prizes for "Most Patriotic," "Best Neighborhood Entry," "Funniest," "Best Wheeled Entry" and "Best Animal Group" floats. Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Amos Garrett Boulevard, turns right onto West Street, left onto Calvert Street and right onto Northwest Street, then goes around Church Circle and down Main Street and ends on Randall Street just past the Market House. At 8 p.m., the U.S. Naval Academy Band will perform at the City Dock's Susan Campbell Park. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. 410-263-7940.
SEVERNA PARK INDEPENDENCE DAY
Firetrucks, floats and antique cars parade through Severna Park to celebrate Independence Day. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road, turns right onto Evergreen Road, turns left onto Riggs Avenue, turns left onto Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and ends at the Severna Park Plaza. Sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce. 410-647-3900.
ALL-AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY
An Independence Day celebration at the William Paca House includes live music, Revolutionary War reenactments, crafts, children's activities and readings of the Declaration of Independence at 1 and 3 p.m. Noon-5 p.m., William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. 410-267-7619.
SHADY SIDE CELEBRATION AND PARADE
An old-fashioned Independence Day celebration includes a baking contest and bake sale, children's activities, crafts and a concert. Festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. at Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. Free. 301-261-5234. At 1 p.m., classic cars, firetrucks, floats and motorcycles will participate in the Kiwanis Club of Shady Side Independence Day parade, which starts at the corner of Cedarhurst and Shady Side roads, travels down Shady Side Road and ends at the Kiwanis Club. Followed by an awards ceremony. 410-867-2599.
GALESVILLE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Floats, firetrucks and a color guard star in a parade that begins at 7 p.m. at Main Street and Anchors Way in Galesville. The parade will head down Main Street, turn onto Benning Road and loop back to Anchors Way. Fireworks will begin at about 9 p.m. at the West River waterfront. 410-867-0403.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Live music, food and vendors are included in Fort Meade's Independence Day celebration. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and end with a fireworks ceremony at 9:30 p.m. Photo ID required to enter the base. McGlachlin Field, Mapes Road, Fort Meade. Free. 301-677-2988 or www.ftmeade.army.mil.
A FOURTH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
Performances by the Anne Arundel Community College jazz singers, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Army Chorus and the Maryland National Guard. Ends with a fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Internationale. Children's activities begin at 4 p.m., performances at 4:30 p.m. and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. July 2, Siegert Field, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-269-1132.
Theater, Art Walk
ANNAPOLIS SUMMER GARDEN THEATRE
Annapolis's outdoor Summer Garden Theatre is billed as the "theater under the stars," with performances from May through September. Shows are at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. $15. 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. 410-268-9212 or www.summergarden.com.
Aug. 5-Sept. 3
"A Chorus Line."
TALENT MACHINE COMPANY
Musical performers ages 18 and younger. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. 410-956-0512.
"The Talent Machine."
$10; ages 7 and younger, $8.
"Children of Eden."
$12; ages 7 and younger, $10.
ANNAPOLIS ART WALK
Exhibits, demonstrations and refreshments from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in galleries throughout downtown Annapolis. Participating galleries include the American Craftworks Collection, Ann Munro Wood Studio, Annapolis Marine Art Gallery, Annapolis Pottery, ARTFX, Aurora Gallery, Chesapeake Photo Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Dawson Gallery, Easy Street, 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery, La Petite Gallery, Main St. Gallery, Maria's Picture Place, League of Maryland Craftsmen, McBride Gallery, Mitchell Gallery, Quiet Waters Park Gallery, Maryland Hall, West Annapolis Gallery and Whitehall Gallery. Sponsored by the Annapolis Gallery Association. 410-267-7077, 301-261-2124 or www.artinannapolis.com.
Annapolis's many boating events this summer are aimed at sailors and spectators alike. For easy viewing, go to the Eastport Bridge or the mouth of the Severn River. The Schooner Woodwind, a boat that sails from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel, takes spectators to races occurring farther from shore. The boat leaves for two-hour sails at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, and 6:30 p.m. only on Mondays. Tickets, $27-$32; ages 11 and younger, $18. Visit www.schoonerwoodwind.com or call 410-263-7837.
This summer's races and regattas:
ST. MARY'S COLLEGE SAILING
St. Mary's College of Maryland, Sailing Center, St. Mary's City. 240-895-3039.
Aug. 5: West Marine Governor's Cup Regatta.
ANNAPOLIS YACHT CLUB
2 Compromise St., Annapolis. 410-263-9279.
Through Sept. 7: Wednesday night races.
Saturday and Sunday: 69th annual Annapolis Yacht Club Regatta.
July 23-24: Summer One Design Regatta.
Sept. 23-24: Rolex International Women's Keelboat Regatta.
CHESAPEAKE BAY YACHT CLUB
PO Box 280, Easton. 410-822-0644.
Aug. 12-14: Oxford Regatta.
CHESAPEAKE BAY YACHT RACING
612 Third St., Eastport. 410-269-1194.
July 5 and 6: CBYRA Midsummer's Night Regatta for one-design boats.
Sept. 3-5: CBYRA Annapolis Race Week.
J WORLD ANNAPOLIS
213 Eastern Ave., Annapolis. 410-280-2040.
Through June 30: Thursday night races, series one.
July 14-Sept. 1: Thursday night races, series two.
NAVAL ACADEMY SAILING SQUADRON
U.S. Naval Academy, 121 Blake St., Annapolis. 410-293-2291.
Aug. 14: Reina Mercedes/Blakely Cup.
Sept. 17: 51st Annual NASS Race to Oxford.
SHEARWATER SAILING CLUB
P.O. Box 3312, Annapolis, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shearwatersc.org.
Sept. 10: Hospice Cup XXIV.
SEVERN SAILING ASSOCIATION
311 First St., Annapolis. 410-268-8744.
Tuesdays, through Sept. 6: Tuesday evening open one-design races.
Sunday: Spring series.
Saturday and Sunday: Thistle Districts.
Sunday and July 2, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, Aug. 20, 21, 27, 28: Summer series sails.
July 16-17: Junior sails.
Aug. 13-14: Fall series.
Aug. 20-21: J-22 Mid-Atlantic Championship.
Sept. 3-4: Crab Regatta.
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM SAILING CLASSES
The museum offers a variety of sailing classes for children and adults, from beginner through advanced levels. Classes are held throughout the summer. Mill Street, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916 or www.cbmm.org.
Junior Sailing Classes
Children ages 8 and older can learn the basic skills needed to sail small boats, including water safety, rigging, boat handling, tacking, jibing and docking. $135; members, $115. 8:30 a.m.-noon or 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.
Basic Level Morning Classes
Basic Level Afternoon Classes
For ages 10 and older.
1-4:30 p.m. Aug. 1-4.
Adult Sailing Classes
Basic sailing techniques teach boat handling, boating safety and sail theory. Designed for students with little to no experience. $135; members, $115. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Learn the fundamentals of cruising a large sailboat. Instructors teach local navigation, basic chart plotting, boat handling, boating safety and the use of marine electronics. $250; members, $225. 6-9 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
-- Compiled by EILEEN RIVERS