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Sunday, Aug. 10

Moon kayaking Kayak a stretch of the Patuxent from Wooton's Landing, 4550 Sands Road, Harwood, to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., ending under a full moon. Marsh ecology and history will be discussed along the way. For experienced paddlers 13 years and older. Cost is $20. Information and registration: aacounty.org/recparks or 410-222-7313.

Summer concert Pilgrim and Trout performs at 5 p.m. at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Free admission; suggested donation of $10. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the gardens while listening to the band. Information: historiclondontown.org or 410-222-1919, ext. 200.

Monday, Aug. 11

Dig it Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to explore the world of archaeology with the group Archaeology in the Community at a session from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the West County Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton. Registration recommended: 410-222-6277.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

Older drivers The American Association of Retired Persons Safe Driving Course, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's Center on Aging, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Participants can learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies and new traffic laws. Upon completion, participants could be eligible for a multiyear discount on their car insurance. Cost is $20, $15 for AARP members and includes a continental breakfast. To register, call 410-647-8667 or go to aacc.edu/aging/events.cfm.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

Star Party Glenn Bock of the Goddard Space Center and local astronomers conduct a star party and sky-watching session from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. No equipment or experience required. In the event of poor weather, topics will be discussed indoors. Meet at the Blue Heron Center. Bring a flashlight if possible. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration and a $5 fee required: e-mail rpdeva00@aacounty.org, or 410-222-1777.

Thursday, Aug. 14

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Dr. Lou Lukas of the Hospice of the Chesapeake will speak. Information: 410-956-7672.

Connecting forum Growth Action Network of Anne Arundel County Inc. will host a forum, Connecting Opportunities for All: Jobs, Housing & Transportation, at 7 p.m., at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis. The group seeks to find ways to manage growth to improve quality of life and safeguard natural resources. Information: 410-544-1454.

Friday, Aug. 15

Carnival knights The Annapolis Knights of Columbus Family Carnival continues from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the council property at 2590 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater. The final night is Saturday, Aug. 16. Information: kofcknights.org.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Music festival The Silopanna Music Festival, with performances by Eric Hutchinson, the Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, Matt & Kim, Sleeper Agent, Hellogoodbye, Chappo, Twin Forks, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Pasadena, Sweet Leda, Higher Hands and others will be held at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets are $69.50. VIP passes are $175. Information: silopannafestival.com.

Quiet music Chanssez and His Band perform from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and relax under summer sky. Admission to the park for the concert is free. Information: 410-222-1777 or navyband.navy.mil/cruisers.shtml.

Summer Reading at Baysox Members of the Anne Arundel County Public Library's Summer Reading Club ages 16 and younger are invited to march in an on-field parade during Summer Reading Night at the Baysox. Club members will gather at the carousel on the first base concourse at 5:30 p.m. Summer Reading Club members receive a voucher for the game; additional tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate. Call 301-464-4880.

Future

Art walk The Annapolis Gallery Association will hold its 24th annual Annapolis Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. More than 20 galleries in downtown historic Annapolis will participate by hosting new art exhibits and featuring artists demonstrating their skills in various media. Visitors can enjoy music and light summer refreshments at the galleries. Yellow balloons and banners will be posted at participating galleries, and maps and events listings will be available. Parking is recommended at the Hillman Garage off Main Street, Gotts Court Garage off Calvert Street and Northwest Street or the Knighton Garage at Colonial Drive and West Street. The Bladen Street Garage on St. Johns Street by the college is free and open to the public after 6 p.m. The Blue Circulator Trolley, also free, will travel through the city and can be hailed for a ride. Held rain or shine. Information: 410-267-7077 or artinannapolis.com.

Wine festival The Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 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 Uncle Jack, the Roadhouse Clams and Tom Larson. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate, $25 each for groups of 10 or more, free for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-507-2186 or kegsandcorksfest.com.

Concert Rams Head Promotions presents R&B vocalist Jeffrey Osborne at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Osborne has recorded such hits as "Stay With Me Tonight," "Only Human" and "On The Wings of Love." Tickets are available at 410-268-4545, 410-244-1131 or online at ramsheadonstage.com.

Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its 10th annual Boatyard Beach Bash from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitarist Doyle Grisham, Peter Mayer and Scott Kirby. Tickets are $65, VIP admission is $125. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

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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