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From 4-6 p.m. Nov. 4, a special concert featuring original music celebrating the beauty and rhythms of water and earth will take place at Roberta Reeve’s home on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby.

This concert is an invitation to share community through story and song. Using a variety of instruments including banjo, guitar, udu and hang drum, these versatile musicians will enliven listeners with songs and stories from different parts of the world. The concert will include songs of the late TomWisner, longtime Maryland environmental educator/songwriter, known as the “Bard of the Chesapeake.”

Whitaker is a singer, songwriter,storyteller and arts educator whose delicate and earthy voice conveys nuance and punch. Schwartz is a gifted singer, songwriter and musician who has played many styles of music. He was also a founding member of Maryland’s famous Irish band O’Malley’s March.

Together they have three CDs: “Finding Home,” “Below the Radar” and “Earth and Sky Lullaby” and a new EP from Teresa’s performance piece, “Gathering the Waters.”

Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Call 410-326-1268.

Authors of sign copies of their new book

Fenwick Street Used Books and Music, 41655A Fenwick St., Leonardtown will welcome author Ellynne Bryce Davis and illustrator Joyce Judd who will be signing copies of their book, “Top Tomato Cookbook,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Davis’ cookbook is the result of a collaboration with three longtime friends and colleagues St. Mary’s County Public Schools art teacher Judd, St. Mary’s County Public Schools writing specialist Myra Raspa, and Grace Fuller (who, along with her husband, Richard, is a co-owner of the Southern Maryland Wine Growers Cooperative and is a Port of Leonardtown Winery volunteer).

Ellynne is a retired teacher from St. Mary’s County public schools.

Call 301-475-2859.

Lindsays to perform at Old Durham Church

The Lindsays, a Celtic duo, will perform at Old Durham Church, 8700 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy, at 7 p.m. Nov. 3.

The Lindsays are a husband-and-wife Celtic duo that for more than 10 years have created an eclectic fusion of Irish ballads, traditional jigs and reels, and contemporary rock and folk for an honest acoustic delivery with an edge.

Vocalist and guitarist Stephen Lindsay’s musical style was born in the numerous Irish ballad sessions in and around Dublin’s northside, where traditional Irish ballads sat comfortably alongside newer songs from Christy Moore, Neil Young, or Bob Marley. Together with his friends in the band Celtic Symphony, he co-founded a long-time singing session at the Lighthouse Bar in Howth, a historic fishing village in northern Dublin that is known for its music. Inspired by the Dublin ballad tradition but always reaching for new sounds, his voice is earthy and his delivery heartfelt. Susan Gedutis Lindsay is a saxophone player but has been playing Irish music on whistle and flute since first landing in Ireland almost accidentally in 1991. She is author of “See You at the Hall: Boston’s Golden Era of Irish Music and Dance” (Northeastern University Press, 2004). She is the associate diirector of instructional design at Berklee College of Music. She completed her master of music in ethnomusicology at Tufts University in Boston, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in music from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. She also plays baritone saxophone with the jazz big band Stage Door Canteen of Cape Cod, and with Grammy-winning children’s entertainer Debbie and Friends.

Call 301-542-9686 or Email

College of Southern Maryland to host Glaser, Clifton, Nov. 2

As part of the College of Southern Maryland’s Fall Connections Series, former Maryland Poet Laureate Michael Glaser will present an appreciation of his fellow Poet Laureate, the late Lucille Clifton, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, at the Leonardtown campus, Building A, auditorium.

Glaser will present the new collection of her life’s work, which he co-edited, as well as the poetry of others that were inspired by Clifton. A personal friend of Glaser’s, Clifton was the author of 10 books of poetry and 17 books for children. She was a professor of humanities at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the winner of the National Book Award, an Emmy and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Clifton passed away in 2010.

Tickets are $3 advanced sale through the CSM box office and $3 at the door with a student ID. General admission at the door is $5. Go to

Monster Rockish Tournament to try again this weekend

Note: This event was postponed last weekend due to Hurricane Sandy.

The Monster Rockfish Tournament, now in its third year, has a few new twists. Instead of being a one-day tournament as in previous years, anglers have the option to fish either Friday or Saturday, Nov. 2-3. Sunday is a make-up day if either of the previous two days are unfishable due to weather. This allows for much more opportunity to fish in the tournament if bad weather is a factor. Another change in the tournament is the scoring criteria. In past years, the tournament winners were determined by the single biggest fish caught. This year, the format was altered to allow a little less luck and a little more skill to determine the prize winners. To win top prize, which could be in excess of $110,000, anglers must have the heaviest combined weight of the three biggest fish in a single day.

Tournament contestants must fish by boat and can weigh in at any of the six weigh stations throughout the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Four of the six weigh stations are located in Southern Maryland: Point Lookout Marina, Calvert Marina, Breezy Point Marina and Rod ‘n’ Reel Marina. The other two locations are Bay Bridge Marina and Slaughter Creek.

Also unique to the Monster Rockfish Tournament is that one of the sponsors, Creative Concepts Taxidermy, mounts the largest single fish caught tournament wide for the angler that caught it, at no charge. Lastly, all the fish that are entered into the tournament are donated to the Greenwell Foundation to be used in the preparation of dishes to be served at the Monster Rockfish Feastival to be held Nov. 4. The Monster Rockfish Tournament is supporting the Greenwell Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, Leadership Southern Maryland and the Calvert County United Way. Anglers can register on the website, or sign up at one of the local captains meetings. Meeting locations and dates are on the website as well.

If you’re not a fisherman but enjoy eating rockfish, Sunday will be more your speed at the Monster Rockfish Feastival. This year, Greenwell Foundation has changed the format of the festival and has declared it a “feastival.” At 1 p.m. Nov. 4, the doors to the manor house at Greenwell State Park at 25420 Rosedale Manor Lane in Hollywood will be opened to visitors who will have the opportunity to sample rockfish in multiple forms. Chef Dan Roys and Morris Point Catering will provide four hours of butler-serviced tastings of rockfish dishes. Beer and wine will be served, and the Redskins game will be available for viewing compliments of Best Buy.

The Monster Rockfish Tournament winners will be awarded their prizes and the biggest Rockfish will be on display at the event as well. Tickets for the Monster Rockfish Feastival are limited. Only 150 will be sold. The price per ticket is $35 per person and includes unlimited rockfish tastes. Call 301-373-9775.