Sunday, Oct. 3

First Sunday Arts Festival Annapolis event features crafts vendors, artists, live music, street performers and sidewalk dining, noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West and Calvert streets. Free. "Viva Flamenco" performs at 1 p.m. in the side lot at Stan and Joe's; the Annapolis Dixieland Band plays at noon in Wiseman Park; and in Whitmore Park, the Brothers and Sisters perform rock 'n' roll music from noon to 1:30 p.m. Information: 410-741-3267.

'Zirk der Ruhe' Theatrical performance featuring interactive razzle-dazzle, thrilling stunts and comedy takes place at 3 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Tickets are $15-$20. Information: 410-280-5640.

Monday, Oct. 4

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Rotary meeting The Crofton Rotary Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Bob Evans restaurant in Waugh Chapel. Information: 301-897-1462.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Composting demonstration Learn how to make compost and what native plants to grow in your garden, 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park at the Wildwood Trail. Participants will receive a free compost bin and goody bag. Park entrance fee of $6 applies. Information: 240-381-4174.

Pasadena Rotarians The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Information: John Clark, 410-320-3145.

Wednesday Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Rockfish, Sixth and Severn, Eastport, for breakfast and discussion. Seth Howard will speak on "Campaign Issues, News and Needs." Cost is $12.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Judge William Greene, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims in Washington, will discuss the current state of veterans affairs and issues. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, Oct. 8

'Say What: Play Words and Word Plays' The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents this collection of one-act plays, poems and scenes that celebrate language, theater and humor, for children ages 8-18 at 1661 Bay head Park in Annapolis. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 8-9, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. Tickets are $15, $12 for children 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older. Tickets and more information: 410-757-2281 or

Saturday, Oct. 9

Dance party Eastport Yacht Club will hold an outdoor dance party from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at its Sycamore Point location, 317 First St. in Annapolis. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at door. Information:

Concert series The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum begins its 29th season at 7:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, with Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo portraying Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra in "The Concert That Never Was." Tickets are $22, $15 for members, free for students with a paying adult. Information: 410-859-3308 or

Jazz show "Intimate Jazz" show with pianist Dick Morgan and bassist Dave Einhorn will be held from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 49 West Café, 49 West St., Annapolis. $20 cover. Information: 410-626-9796.

Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will also be open. Information: 410-269-7671.


'Choose It and Use it' Fundraiser for the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society will be offered for the first time at the society's West River Heritage/Oyster Festival. Event will be held at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road, on Oct. 17. Information: 410-867-0777 or 410-867-6156.

'Fashion for a Cause' Affair to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at Paradigm, 179 Main St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $75 per person. Information: 443-837-1530 or

Fundraiser Anne Arundel County's fundraiser " Disco Magic" will be held from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Nov. 5 at the Hilton BWI Airport Hotel. Guests are asked to wear their best "disco" attire for this retro event. Event also features a silent and live auction, vacation getaways, the drawing for the winners of the 50/50 cash raffle. Proceeds benefit the YWCA programs for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Information: 410-626-7800.

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day The Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue group will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Annapolis Petsmart, 2601 Housley Road, Annapolis. Information:

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