Datebook

Sunday, Oct. 10

'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. Show time is 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, $12 for children 12 and younger and seniors 60 and older. Tickets and more information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

On stage The Dignity Players perform "The Crucible" through Oct. 16 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Shows at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10; 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14-Saturday, Oct. 16. Tickets are $20 Friday-Saturday, $15 Sunday and Thursday, $8 all performances for students and educators; $5 discount for seniors. 410-266-8044 or dignityplayers.org.

Monday, Oct. 11

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. 12

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. 13

Forum A county candidates' forum presented by the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Providence Center Baldwin Industries, 1254 Ritchie Highway in Arnold. Candidates for county executive and County Council will answer questions on disability issues. Free. Information: 410-222-4383.

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

Thursday, Oct. 14

Elephant Club Breakfast meeting will be 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Open to the public. $5 fee. Information: 410-437-2213 or elephantclub.us.

Friday, Oct. 15

Blood drive The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. outside the Food Court entrance at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. Information: 410-540-5110 or go arundelmills.com.

Concert Raul Malo performs at 8 p.m. at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $39.50. Information: 410-268-4545.

Lecture David Ferry, Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English at Wellesley College, will deliver a lecture titled "Tears of the Hero, Gilgamesh and Aeneas: Experiences with Translation," at 8:15 p.m. in St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Information: 410-263-2371.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Concert The Chesapeake Arts Center's Family Concert Series continues at 4 p.m. with "Ghost Ballads," featuring Judy Cook, at 195 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $5-$10. Information: 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.org.

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.

Future

Festival The West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. There will be musical entertainment, featuring Tim and Savannah Finch, along with the Eastmann String Band. Also, the winner of the society's $5,000 raffle will be announced. Admission is $6, free for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-867-4486 or go to shadysidemuseum.org.

Conservation The Maryland Environmental Trust presents a free informational course on "Conservation Easements — Legal and Financial Aspects" from 8:45 a.m. to noon Oct. 18 at People's Resource Center, Conference Room A, 100 Community Place in Crownsville. Registration and information: 410-514-7901.

'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 hospicechesapeake.org.

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: cockerspanielrescue.com.

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