Anne Arundel County


Sunday, Oct. 5

First Sunday Arts Festival Event feature crafts, artists, live music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-263-4012 or


Awards ceremony The 19th annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. The event, sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Annapolis, recognizes six women who have contributed to the advancement of civil and human rights. Honorees are Rhonda L. Johnson, Tracey Parker Warren, Tryphenia Ellis Johnson, Constance West, Charyl "Whitney" Youngblood and Pat Richardson. Tickets are $35. Information: 301-538-6353.

Digital art The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis presents an art show titled "Take Your Best Shot," with a free reception from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd St. The show features more than 45 photographs submitted by members of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis and is on display and for sale through Nov. 30. The show officially opens at the museum Thursday, Oct. 9, and runs through Nov. 30. Information: 410-295-0104 or


Monday, Oct. 6

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. Jim Walker will give a presentation on "Tethered Photography." Information: 410-903-5088 or

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Golf tourney The Joshua Roach Memorial Golf Tournament will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Compass Pointe Golf Course, 9010 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena. Proceeds from the Best Ball Scramble go to Recreation Deeds for Special Needs. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the best ball scramble will go to Recreation Deeds for Special Needs. Information: 410-222-7313 or

Wednesday, Oct. 8

What's the buzz? A Master Gardeners Beekeeping Demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. Learn how to keep bees. Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners. Information: 410-222-1777.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Boat show The annual U.S. Sailboat Show will be held 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday, Oct. 9-13, at the Annapolis City Dock. Now in its 45th year, the nation's oldest and largest in-water sailboat show attracts more than 50,000 boating enthusiasts from around the world. Admission fee. Information: 410-268-8828 or


Friday, Oct. 10

Super magic Mike Super, a contestant on this season's "America's Got Talent," performs at 7:30 p.m. in Anne Arundel Community College's Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway on Arnold. Tickets are $10, $7 for AACC faculty and staff, and $5 for AACC students and children younger than 12. Information: 410-777-2457 or email

Environmental lecture Bert Drake, a retired plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, will present the program "Can We Control Rising Atmospheric CO2 and Climate Change?" at 7 p.m. at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road. Admission is $15, $10 for museum members.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Tasty festival The ninth annual Taste of Kent Narrows will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester. Event features live musical entertainment, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, hayrides, children's activities and more. Tickets are $30 per person in advance, $35 at the gate, free for children 8 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 410-739-6943 or go to

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Classical music Live Arts Maryland opens its season with a performance of "Carmina Burana," featuring the Annapolis Chorale and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Music director J. Ernest Green celebrates his 30th anniversary at the podium. Tickets are $37, $32 for members, and $12 for students. Information: 410-280-5640 or


Craft fair The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold an Antiques, Collectible and What-Nots Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Benson-Hammond House Museum, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. More than 40 vendors will offer collectibles, antiques, jewelry, crafts and specialty items. A limited number of paintings and prints by local artists will be for sale to benefit the educational programs of the society. Free admission. Information: 410-956-4809 or


Culture concert A free concert of classical Indian music, featuring musicians of the sitar, violin and percussion, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Information:

'Amazing' show The Amazing Kreskin performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Admission is $25, $23.50 for military and $22.50 for center members. Children younger than 10 not permitted. Information: 410-636-6597 or

Oyster festival The West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 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 of the Eastman String Band, Janie Meneely, Andy Garte and Gary Harmon of the Coastal Flats and the Shady Side Sour Notes. At the end of the day, the winner of a $5,000 raffle, sponsored by the museum, will be drawn. Festival admission is $6; $2 for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at the nearby ball fields, and handicapped parking will be available at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or

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