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Sunday, Oct. 7

First Sunday arts festival The season's final outdoor festival features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. The Basement Band kicks off the music at noon, and in Whitmore Park, Lilly & Mudd perform a mix of original tunes from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more information, call 410-741-3267 or go to

Reception The annual "Fannie Lou Hamer Reception" will be held at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The event celebrates the birthday of the late feminist and civil rights heroine by honoring women from different racial backgrounds who promote social justice causes in the county. Tickets are $35 per person. Information: 410-269-1524.

Monday, Oct. 8

Staged reading The Bay Theatre Company and Dignity Players present a reading of Dustin Lance Black's play "8" at 8 p.m. in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater at AACC's Pascal Center, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $8; $5 for students. For tickets and more information, call 877-503-9463, 410-777-2457 or go to

Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Karen Messick presents "Travelogue from Ireland." In addition, there will be a showcase where members can present up to three images of their choice. Information: 410-267-0461 or

Tuesday, Oct. 9

NARFE A monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association, Chapter 1519, takes place at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. The speaker will be Phillip Simkin, director of community education and outreach for Loudon Park Cemetery. Information: 410-760-3750.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the headquarters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave. John Paige Williams will talk about oyster reefs and the state of the Chesapeake Bay. Information: 410-956-7672.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Computer group The Chesapeake PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold. Michael Young will give a demonstration of "Windows 8." Information:

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, and features a "Show and Tell" session in which members can bring their summer photographs to share. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Republicans meet The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County hold a general meeting at 10 a.m. in the lower level community room of the Conte/Lubrano Building, 130 Lubrano Drive in Annapolis. The meeting is open to the public. The guest speaker will be Larry Hogan of "Change Maryland." Information: 410-956-2056.

Friday, Oct. 12

Concert Classical guitarist Colin Davin, best known for his interpretation of classical and modern works, will be in concert at 8 p.m. at AACC, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $15, $10 for AACC faculty and staff and $5 for students. Information: 410-777-7069 or

Lecture James Wood, professor of the practice of literary criticism at Harvard University, will speak on "The New Atheism and the Modern Novel" at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Gala Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The "2012 Gala — Welcome to our Future" event will be an evening of dinner and dancing and will offer attendees a chance to meet AACC's sixth president, Dawn Lindsay. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets are $200, and proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 410-777-2515 or email

'Youth Fishing Rodeo' Fort Meade hosts a fishing rodeo for children ages 3-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burba Lake Park. Participants will be divided into three age divisions, and prizes will be awarded for each division. The lake will be stocked by the Department of Natural Resources before the event. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment and bait. Information: 301-677-3810 or 301-677-3825.

Festival The Department of Recreation and Parks' annual Arts and Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 13-14, at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. The event features various exhibitors offering goods in leather, pottery, textiles and other media. There will also be food, demonstrations, musical performances and antique appraisals. Admission is $6 per car per day. Free parking. Information: 410-222-1777.

'Barktoberfest' The SPCA hosts its "Barktoberfest" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis. Reservations can be made by calling Kristen Rygg at 410-268-4388, ext. 120. Tickets are $50 in advance; $55 at the door. The fee includes a beer and wine tasting, food, valet parking, live music and dancing. There will also be a doggy costume contest, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Attendees must be 21 or older. Information:

Concert The Washington Symphonic Brass performs Latin rhythms and melodies at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle in Annapolis. Tickets are $30. Information: 410-263-1906 or go to


Job fair Anne Arundel Community College's fall job fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway in Annapolis. The event typically attracts more than 1,200 job seekers and has more than 50 employers signed up for booths. They are seeking applicants for positions from entry-level to supervisory. For a list of employers planning to attend and the positions they are seeking to fill, go to Information: 410-777-2770 or 410-777-2512.

Concert 333 Coffeehouse presents Pint & Dale performing maritime folk music at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Festival The annual West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road. The event features children's activities, arts and crafts, food, and music by Tim and Savannah Finch, the Eastman String Band, Calico Jack, Sour Notes, the Coastal Flats, and Gary Harmon and Andy Garte. At the end of the day, the winner of the $5,000 raffle, sponsored by the museum, will be drawn. Raffle tickets are $5. Festival admission is $6; free for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at the nearby ball fields with free shuttle service, and handicapped parking will be available at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Concert Grammy-nominated fiddler Casey Driessen's Singularity Tour makes a stop at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

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

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