Sunday, Aug. 4
First Sunday Arts Festival The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-741-3267 or firstsundayarts.com.
Monday, Aug. 5
Outdoor books Storytime at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis is held at 10 a.m., with reading time for families with children between the ages of 2 and 5 at the Reading & Butterfly Garden.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
Navy band The Naval Academy Band hosts a concert at Susan G. Campbell Park at the City Dock in Annapolis at 7 p.m.
National Night Out Annapolis will host activities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis, 121 South Villa Ave. Moon bounce, obstacle course, games, poster contest, K-9 demonstration, honor guard presentation, identification cards for children, food and refreshments. Information: 410-268-9000, ext. 7251.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
Sing out The Annapolis Youth Chorus will host fall-term auditions from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church Parish House, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, in Annapolis. To schedule, call 410-263-1906.
Saturday, Aug. 10
On the road Ben Moore Memorial Half Marathon and 10K will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m., 160 Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Registration closing is Friday, August 9. Go to kirg.org.
Open house The Junior League of Annapolis will host its annual New Member Open House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Factors Row in downtown Annapolis. Women older than 21 and living in Anne Arundel County and its vicinity are invited to attend the open house and apply for membership for the organization's fall 2013 or spring 2014 provisional training classes. For more information, call Sarah Jane Dunaway at 443-995-2540 or go to jlannapolis.org.
'Rock the Dock' The Annapolis Rotaract Club presents its annual "Rock the Dock" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd St. in Eastport. Guests can enjoy beer, wine, orange crushes and oysters. There will also be games, raffles, a silent auction and live music by Carl Corse. Event benefits Seeds 4 Success. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at annapolistickets.com or at the door. For more information, contact Bonnie Thaden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acoustic music 333 Coffeehouse presents Butch Ross in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors, students and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or fsgw.org/333.
Wine festival The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets include a souvenir cup, limited samples of beer and wine and entertainment all day. Food will be available for purchase. Musical entertainment includes performances by Dublin5, the Truth Project, Appaloosa and others. Proceeds benefit the Wellness House, an organization providing support for those living with cancer. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, $20 each for groups of 10 or more, free for children 12 and younger. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. 410-507-2186 or kegsandcorksfest.com.
Jazz The Sara Jones Quartet performs jazz standards and Brazilian jazz classics at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. A free-will offering will be taken. Information: 410-266-8044 or uuannapolis.org.
Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its ninth annual Boatyard Beach Bash from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitar great, Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $65, VIP admission is $125. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Festival The eighth annual Taste of Kent Narrows will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center in Chester. Event features musical entertainment by Out of the Blue and Pan Fried Steel, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, hay rides, children's activities and more. To apply for vendor space, go to tasteofkentnarrows.org. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Free for children 8 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets or more information, call 410-739-6943 or go to the website.
•Laurel High School class of 1983 will hold its 30th reunion the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Send contact information to email@example.com or go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/536028229759292.
•Centennial High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 26th reunion Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12, at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. and extends an invitation to the classes of 1986 and 1988. Activities include a happy hour on Friday and a tailgate party with a barbecue buffet preceding the homecoming football game on Saturday. For information and registration, go to centennial1987.reunionmanager.com.
•Western High School class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion on Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to westernhigh1978.com.
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