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Sunday, Oct. 12

Boat show The annual U.S. Sailboat Show will be held 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday-Monday 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 usboat.com.

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Monday, Oct. 13

Candidates forum The League of Women Voters will host an evening of debate from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. The debate features the county executive candidates, Democrat George Johnson and Republican Steven Schuh. Event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women and the National Council of Jewish Women. All are welcome. Information: 410-849-8832 or info@aa.lwvmd.org.

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Tuesday, Oct. 14

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

Retirees' meeting The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 1519, meets at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. Speaker will be a representative from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Information: 410-760-3750.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

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Friends at the farm The Friends of Kinder Farm Park Historical Society meet at 6:30 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. The group's current efforts are directed toward restoration of the farmhouse to what it might have looked like during the 1930s. Information: 410-222-6115.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Haunted library The movie, "Poltergeist," (PG) will be shown for teens and adults at 6:30 p.m. at the Deale Library, 5940 Deale Churchton Road in Deale. Information: 410-741-9330.

Neat ideas Kater Leatherman, a professional organizer and author of "Making Peace with Your Stuff," will be at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss ways to reduce volume, find guiltless ways to pass things on and stay rid of clutter. Information: 410-222-1770.

Friday, Oct. 17

Folk music 333 Coffeehouse presents Lilt at 7:30 p.m. at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $12, $10 for students, seniors and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or 333concerts.org.

Writing workshop Author Laura Oliver presents an "Introduction to Writing to Heal Grief" workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Chesapeake Life Center, 90 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. Attendees will learn new writing tools to express grief and develop a new approach to a healing writing practice. Cost is $25 and registration is required by calling 888-501-7077.

Poetry lecture David Ferry, winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Poetry, will present a reading and translation of his works at 8 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: sjc.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Follow that turtle Master Naturalist Mike Quinlan will discuss box turtle biology and turtle habitats, then teach youngsters how to track animals using radio telemetry. Held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Deale Library, 5940 Deale Churchton Road in Deale. Free, for ages 6 and up. Information: 410-741-9330

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'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 chesapeakearts.org.

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 captainaverymuseum.org.

Bull and oyster roast The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company hosts this event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1425 Annapolis Road. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Set-ups and beer included—BYOB. Music by DJ Jazzy James. Information: 410-674-4444.

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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