Sunday, Sept. 2
Pops concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Admission to the park is free for the concert. Concessions will be available, and visitors may bring food, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is not allowed. Information: 410-263-0907 or annapolissymphony.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Members will discuss the club's schedule, contests, field trips, contest rules and how to prepare photographs for competition. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.
Lunch meeting The Entrepreneurs Exchange monthly meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Severn Inn, 1993 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Cost is $35 for members; $40 for all others. Information: 410-647-8167.
Meeting The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Kirk Brown will be the speaker. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.
Friday, Sept. 7
Benefit concert Maryland Therapeutic Riding's annual Live on the Farm benefit concert featuring the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys will be held in Crownsville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. The event also features live and silent auctions. Cost is $40 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-923-6800 or online at horsesthatheal.org.
Arts fundraiser Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host its annual fundraising event, "Arts Alive," from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event raises funds for the hall's year-round arts-related programs. "An Evening in Paris" takes place in a tent on the front lawn and will feature silent and live auctions, a raffle and musical entertainment. There will also be tasting stations featuring signature dishes and drinks from area restaurants, caterers and hotels. Tickets are $150; sponsorships are $1,500, $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000, which includes tickets for 10 people and recognition opportunities. Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 10, or marylandhall.org.
Lecture Tutor Adam Schulman will deliver a lecture, "On Homer's 'Iliad,' " 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, Sept. 8
Stargazing "Community Observing Night," sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. Information: 410-777-2260 or 410-777-1820 (weather line).
Lighthouse tours The Thomas Point Lighthouse tours conclude with boats leaving at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70, and reservations are required. Information: 410-295-0104.
AAUW brunch The American Association of University Women holds its annual brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. For cost and more information, call Judith MacGregor at 410-975-0481 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harriet Tubman Celebration The annual event with food, children's fun and other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Admission is $20, free for children younger than 11. Information: 443-280-1935.
Job fair A community job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road on Fort Meade. Go to ftmeademwr.com a list of attending employers. The event is free and open to the public. Those without Department of Defense identification must enter through the Reece Road/Route 175 gate. Information: 410-674-5240.
Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual Boatyard Beach Bash from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Among the musical guests are the John Frinzi Band, Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $60. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
Picnic The 1954-1964 graduating classes of Glen Burnie High School sponsor their ninth annual "Alumni Picnic/Bull Roast" from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Severna Park Elks Lodge, 160 Truckhouse Road. For cost and more information, call 410-255-3412, 410-729-1022 or email email@example.com.
Golf Friends of Broadneck Park will hold a golf tournament fundraiser at Bay Hills Golf Club on Sept. 15. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to improve the playground at Broadneck Park on College Parkway in Annapolis. Tournament tickets are $85 and include goody bags, green fee and cart, a hot dog at registration, an unlimited beverage cart while on course, complimentary greens fee pass and a coupon for the pro shop. Dinner and awards will take place after the tournament. To register and more information, call 240-481-8468 or friendsofbroadneckpark.com.
AACC gala Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala Oct. 13 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 captainaverymuseum.org.
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