Singer/songwriter Dave Tieff shares his message that people can overcome addiction to lead productive lives through storytelling and songs from his latest albums, "Time to Fly" and "A Trip into the Sun," at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $15; $12 for faculty and staff; $7 for AACC students. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the college's substance-abuse education programs. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home, garden workshops
Learn to make your yard more inviting to birds, butterflies and other wildlife at the "Earth Friendly Workshops" this fall at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian. Cost is $25 per person per workshop; lunch is included.
•"Creating a Butterfly Garden," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16.
•"Making Your House More Sustainable," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29.
•"Native Plant Sale and Composting Demonstration," 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29.
•"Improving Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27.
The registration deadline is Sept. 5. Checks, made payable to Friends of Jug Bay, should be mailed to: 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian 20711. Information: jugbay.org.
The Captain Salem Avery Museum's annual fundraising raffle is under way. Top prize is $5,000, and tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764, or call 410-867-4486.
The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Kirk Brown will be the speaker. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.
The American Association of University Women will hold its annual brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. For cost and more information, call Judith MacGregor at 410-975-0481 or email her at email@example.com.
Adkins Arboretum's annual Fall Native Plant Sale will be held Sept. 15-16 in the Native Plant Nursery, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A members-only sale takes place Sept. 14. The sale benefits the Arboretum's education programs. Information: 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.
A free, six-week diabetes self-management program will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 and continuing through Oct. 23 at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. People with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or 2 diabetes are eligible. Participants will learn how to identify problems caused by diabetes, manage their blood sugars and understand the relationship between food and blood-sugar levels. There will also be instruction on how to read nutrition labels, deal with stress, cope with depression and improve communication with doctors. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and will receive a "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" textbook. To register and for more information, call Pam Toomey at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 410-222-4366, ext. 3057, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryland Therapeutic Riding's annual Live on the Farm Benefit Concert featuring the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys will be held Sept. 7 in Crownsville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Along with live music, the event features live and silent auctions. Cost is $40 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-923-6800 or online at horsesthatheal.org.
Memorial canoe trip
The Bill Steiner Memorial Canoe Trip, an annual event to raise funds to buy, repair and replace the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary's canoes, will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the sanctuary in Lothian. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations and more information, call 410-741-9330.
Colonial Players will hold auditions for four roles in its production of "Sunlight" at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 26-27, at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis. The play is about two strong-willed men who hold opposing views on whether torture can be a legitimate weapon in the battle against terrorism. Information: 410-268-3195 or thecolonialplayers.org.
Call for artists
Benfield Gallery invites artists ages 18 and older to enter its annual fall juried exhibition being held Oct. 25-Nov. 17 at the gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park. The show's theme is "Autumn Reflections." Any two- or three-dimensional work will be considered by Kathy Daywalt, this year's juror. Information: 410-544-2299 or email email@example.com.
Tours of the Thomas Point Lighthouse conclude Saturday, Sept. 8. There will be tours at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., and visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70, and reservations are required. Information: 410-295-0104.
Leadership Through Athletics has announced that this year's coaching clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 and led by University of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon. Cost is $25. Tickets and information: 410-744-0900 or 410-737-2117.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host its annual fundraising event, "Arts Alive," from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 7. The event raises funds for the hall's year-round arts-related programs. "An Evening in Paris" takes place in a tent on the front lawn and will feature silent and live auctions, a raffle and musical entertainment. There will also be tasting stations featuring signature dishes and drinks from area restaurants, caterers and hotels. Tickets are $150; sponsorships are $1,500, $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000, which includes tickets for 10 people and recognition opportunities.
Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 10; or marylandhall.org.
•A 50th reunion for the 1962 February and June graduating classes of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute will be held Friday-Saturday, Sept. 14-15. There will be tour of the school on Cold Spring Lane beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 14, with an evening banquet being held at Bonnie Blink in Hunt Valley. An afternoon bull roast takes place at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville on Sept. 15. Information: 410-484-0354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•A half-century has passed since Baltimore City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion is being planned for Oct. 13. Organizers are trying to contact every class member. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email email@example.com or call 410-381-6506.
Museum open house
The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, has resumed its Sunday open house schedule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Human relations panel
The county Human Relations Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy. The 11-member commission is a volunteer body established to promote fairness, eliminate discrimination and harassment in public and private sectors, and advance understanding and effective communication among people of different backgrounds and cultures. Applicants must be at least 18, county residents and able to attend evening meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Legal experience is desirable but not required. Applicants should send a resume and letter of intent to: Johnelka Stafford, 44 Calvert St., Room 330, Annapolis 21401. Information: 410-222-1234.
This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than a million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "books" in the subject line. More information: operationpaperback.org.
The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, with information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.
The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues has added an email notification feature to its website that provides information on disability issues. Sign-up and information: http://www.aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.
The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. The program is for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. It offers information on career activities. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at police headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-268-9000 or at the police station.
Tours of historic house
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has opened the historic Benson-Hammond House and North Browse and Buy Shoppe at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road in Linthicum for the season. Tours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Group tours are by appointment.
The Kuethe Library's Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly by the historical society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays all year. Information: 410-760-9679.