The Maryland Brewer's Oktoberfest will happen this year Saturday, Oct. 8, noon-6 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. This event, which is celebrating its 10th year, will feature over 80 beers, including 15 from area breweries. There will also be all sorts of German food as well as a host of competitions, such as a Carry Your Wife Contest, a Miss Oktoberfest Contest, and a Beer Belly Contest. Admission runs $15-$35. Call 800-830-3976.
A four-day boat festival known as the Trawler Fest will take place Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 6-9, in the Inner Harbor's Rash Field/BMC Inner Harbor Marine Center. On the bill will be boat shows, educational seminars, exhibitors, activities on the docks and live entertainment. Hours are Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $15 general and $370 for an all-inclusive package. For a detailed schedule of events, go to http://www.passagemaker.com.
The National Museum of Dentistry will hold a MouthPower Family Day Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at its headquarters at 31 S. Greene St. (at Lombard Street) in Baltimore City. For the occasion, families can jump rope, learn about good food and find out how to have a healthy smile with hands-on exhibits about brushing and flossing. The event is free. Call 410-706-0060.
Boordy Vineyards will hold its annual Autumn Wine Fest Sundays in October, 1-5 p.m. The winery, at 12820 Long Green Pike in Hydes, is offering samples of its new vintages, wagon rides, food, crafts and tours. Live musical acts include Nelly's Echo, Oct. 2; the Tumblehome, Oct. 9; and Time Will Tell, Oct. 16. Admission is $12 general, $10 for teens and $5 for kids ages 2-12. Call 410-592-5015.
The Maryland Institute College of Art will hold an opening reception for its fall exhibit "Fall/Fail" Friday, Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m., in Brown Center's Rosenberg Gallery (1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.). The exhibition is by Parisian couple Frédérique Morrel and Aaron Levin and was inspired by the recent string of global catastrophes. It can be seen through Nov. 9. Admission is free. Go to http://www.mica.edu.
The Greater Baltimore Medical Center is holding a women's health lecture series, Time for Me! Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., in the GBMC dining room, located on the fifth floor of the main hospital. The series will examine back pain Oct. 11, gastro-intestinal disorders Oct. 18 and weight loss surgery Oct. 25. Admission is free. Call 443-849-4262 or go to http://www.gbmc.org/timeforme.
The Walters Art Museum will host a Lunch and Learn session with its senior conservator of manuscripts and rare books Abigail Quandt Thursday, Oct. 6, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Quandt will speak on her account of digitizing and repairing the tenth century scientific manuscript "The Archimedes Palimpsest." Admission is free. Call 410-547-9000, ext. 335.
Jamboree for kids
The Virginia-based children's performer Hope Harris and her band, the Cousins Jamboree, will make their Washington, D.C., debut at this year's Taste of D.C., Sunday, Oct. 9, 4:30 p.m., at 14th and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, D.C. The group, which won a 2011 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, performs a fully staged theatrical experience with nods to old time country, swing, jazz, blues and rock. Admission is free. Call 202-618-3663 or go to http://www.thetasteofdc.org.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun