Programs & Events

Caritas Society of St. John's College

Caritas Society members promote relationships between St. John's College and the larger Annapolis community while raising financial aid funds for St. John's students who cannot meet college expenses. Caritas members and invited guests gather for luncheon meetings featuring various presentations (reservations required). Fundraisers and other special events are open to the public. For more information and to learn about membership, visit the Caritas Society main page.

Purchase reservations or tickets online below, or send checks payable to Caritas Society, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401. For information, leave a voice message at 410-972-4505 or send e-mail to

2014-2015 Events

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February 12 — Luncheon Meeting and Program
The always-popular historian Craig Symonds returns. A fascinating lecturer, he will discuss his latest book, The Allied Invasion of Europe and D-Day Landings, along with some reflections on his book about the battle of Midway. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Francis Scott Key Lobby. Reservations required: $25.

Caritas_Society_Vermeer_Movie_Poster.pngMarch 8 — Movie: Tim’s Vermeer
A Penn and Teller documentary that follows inventor Tim Jenison as he seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. The film is a fascinating investigation for both art lovers and engineers. Reception follows. Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 3 p.m. Tickets $15 online or by check.

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April 9 — Luncheon Meeting and Biennial Election
A review of the year’s Caritas activities and biennial election of officers after which a graduating senior will speak about the Johnnie experience. From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hodson Boat House. Reservations required: $25 online or by check.

May 6 — Forty-fifth Anniversary Gala
A wonderful evening of reminiscing with Caritas friends. Good food and good music! Honor the founders and past presidents. Return to the 40s. Dress for the occasion. From 7 to 10 p.m. in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park. Reservations required: $100 online or by check.

June 18 — Great Frogs Winery Excursion
Join friends for an afternoon of wine tasting and picknicking at Great Frogs Winery on Harness Creek in Annapolis. Food available or bring your basket. From 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations required: $25 online or by check.