Sunday, Sept. 16

Plant sale Adkins Arboretum's annual Fall Native Plant Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Native Plant Nursery, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. The sale benefits the Arboretum's education programs. Information: 410-634-2847 or


Tuesday, Sept. 18

Lecture Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, will discuss the exhibition, "Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers," on view through Oct. 14 at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery. Seaton's lecture will offer insight into the more than 50 woodcuts, lithographs, engravings, silk screens and etchings from the Syracuse University Art Collection and Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art. These works by 47 women artists throughout the 20th century depict hardships caused by wars, the Great Depression, famines and social issues that changed American lives. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Conversation Room in Mellon Hall, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-626-2539.

Meeting The Severna Park Republican Women's Club holds its monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road in Severna Park. At 10:30 a.m., John Garza, an attorney from Rockville, will speak on "How to Talk to a Liberal." The meeting is free and open to the public. Information: 410-544-8435.

Movie screening As part of the "On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series" being held this fall and winter at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, "Gen Silent" will be shown at 7 p.m. and a discussion with the director, Stu Maddox, will follow the screening. Tickets for the screening and discussion are $10; $7 for hall members. In the movie, six seniors are asked whether they would hide their friends, spouses, their entire lives, in order to survive discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people in the health and nursing care system. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Monthly color, slide, digital, black and white, and color print competitions will be held. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Learn to raise oysters The Chesapeake Bay Foundation sponsors a workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave. in Annapolis. The workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to raise oysters that, when grown, will be planted on sanctuary reefs that are off limits to harvest. Participants will need access to tidal water. Cost is $75 for materials. To register and for more information, go to

Thursday, Sept. 20

Rabies shots The county offers an extended rabies and microchip clinic for the public from noon to 8 p.m. at Anne Arundel County Animal Control, 411 Maxwell Frye Road in Millersville. This one-time opportunity is being offered in an effort to make rabies vaccination of pets more accessible. Lines form outside the clinic, so come prepared for the weather. Rabies vaccines are $5 per pet, and microchips are $20 per pet. Information: 410-222-8900 or

Democrats meet The 33rd Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road in Odenton. Several issues will be discussed. The event is open to the public. Information: 410-674-4000 or

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Two members will give classification talks. Information: 410-956-7672.

Friday, Sept. 21

Folk concert 333 Coffeehouse presents Al Parrish at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Road. Admission is $10; $8 for students, seniors and members of the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Concert The Parker Quartet performs a program of classical works 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 or


Saturday, Sept. 22

"Haiti 80 Family Fun Bicycle Ride" This is the second annual benefit bicycle ride between Annapolis and BWI Airport Trail to provide funds for the education of the children of Gros Morne, Haiti. The event starts and ends at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Start times are from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with an end time at 2 p.m. Routes will be marked, and there are on-trail support and snacks at rest stops along each route. Adult registration is $40; free for youth 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. Information:


Concert Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes performs at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $28; $23 for hall members; $18 for children 10 and younger and seniors 65 and older. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Festival The seventh annual Taste of Kent Narrows will be held Oct. 6 at the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester. The family event features food, live entertainment, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, children's activities and more. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Information: 410-739-6943 or

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

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

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