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Sunday, July 31

'Language of Angels' Show runs through Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive in Bowie. Showtimes are 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $17, $12 for seniors and students and are available at http://www.bctheatre.com or 301-805-0219.

Monday, Aug. 1

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Concert Alumni concert featuring the U.S. Naval Academy's Concert Band/Big Band takes place at 7 p.m. at the Annapolis City Dock. Free. Information: 410-293-0263.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Jazz series The Sachs Memorial Summer Jazz Series continues at 6 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis, with Jambulay. The series features area musicians performing free outdoor concerts. Information: 410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.

Baysox The Bowie Baysox hold a "Scott Garceau Bobblehead Giveaway" night as the team takes on the Portland Sea Dogs at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 fans, ages 6 and older, will receive the bobbling rendition of the sports talk-show host. In addition, "The Scott Garceau Show" will be broadcast live from the stadium from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.

Compost talk Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will hold a composting demonstration and native plant garden visit at 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Visitors can learn how to make compost and see the park's gardens. Park entrance fees apply. Information: 410-222-6755.

Thursday, Aug. 4

Elephant Club A breakfast meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Open to the public. $4 fee. Information: 410-437-2213 or elephantclub.us.

Friday, Aug. 5

Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis holds its annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The all-you-can-eat-and-drink affair includes Maryland crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbecue, hot dogs, draft beer, sodas and water. A bake sale and cake raffle will be held. Advance tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for those younger than 3. Buy tickets via http://www.annapolistickets.com or 877-333-9667. Online and telephone sales end at noon Sunday, July 31. Tickets will be available for $75 at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. Friday.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Festival Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis, hold its annual Peach Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Menu includes fried and barbecued chicken, green beans, sliced tomatoes, potato salad, biscuits, pickled beets, peach cake, sliced peaches and ice cream. Cost is $15, $5 for children younger than 12. Peach pies, peach cakes, peach jellies and pickled beets will be for sale Friday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (no phone orders). Festival includes a silent auction and bake sale. Proceeds benefit the mission programs of the church. Information: 410-263-5490.

Baysox The Bowie Baysox hold a "Girls Baseball Night" as the team takes on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 7:05 p.m. Five former players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League are expected to attend. They will be honored on the field before throwing out ceremonial first pitches. Tickets: 301-464-4865 or go to baysox.com.

'Sea Dog Days' Concert featuring the Pyrates Royale takes place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Main St. in Galesville. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Directions and information: 703-880-2652.

Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Information: 410-269-7671.

Future

Concert Calico Jack takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the 333 Coffeehouse, Annapolis Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 DuBois Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., music begins promptly at 8 p.m. Admission is $10; $8 for seniors and students. Directions and information: 443-786-0463 or fsgw.org/333.

Benefit The second annual Be Great 5K Run & Fun Walk to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County will take place Aug. 20 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will kick off at 9:15 a.m., and every preregistered runner and walker will receive a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest runner in several age categories. Refreshments will be served after the race. Registration is $25 before Aug. 1, $30 after. Register online at bgcaa.org or on-site at the Red Maple Pavilion starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the race. There is a "Couch Potato" category for anyone who wants to register and stay home.

Music festival The inaugural Silopanna Music Festival will take place at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville on Aug. 27. Among the featured performers are Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Matt and Kim, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, All Mighty Senators, Grilled Lincolns and Harper Blynn. Tickets are on sale now. Free parking. Tickets are $39.50 and can be purchased by calling 410-268-4545, 410-244-1131 or online at silopannafestival.com.

Benefit The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's "5K Run/3K Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer" will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will be timed and awards for various age groups will be given. There will also be entertainment for adults and children and refreshments donated by local businesses. Event will be held rain or shine. To register and for more information: ovarian.org/walks.

Reunion The North County High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20th reunion Oct 29 at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Send contact information to nchs91@yahoo.com or call Kiesha Dotson at 703-755-0206.

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to arundel.calendar@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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