Sunday, Oct. 14

Festival The Department of Recreation and Parks' annual Arts and Music Festival concludes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. The event features various exhibitors offering goods in leather, pottery, textiles and other media. There will also be food, demonstrations, musical performances and antique appraisals. Admission is $6 per car per day. Free parking. Information: 410-222-1777.

Monday, Oct. 15

Political forum The American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland are co-sponsoring a Congressional Candidates Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Information: 410-269-0232.

'It Feels Good to Give' The American Red Cross holds a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The Red Cross says it is in critical need of all blood types, especially O negative, O positive, A negative and A positive. To schedule an appointment and for more information, call 800-733-2767 or go to

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Film series Maryland Hall presents a screening of the movie "Runaway" and a discussion with the director, Amit Ashraf, at 7 p.m. at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. This is the second screening of six films as part of the "On Screen/In Person Independent Film Series" taking place this fall and winter. Tickets are $10; $7 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Job fair Anne Arundel Community College's fall job fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The event typically attracts more than 1,200 job seekers and has more than 50 employers signed up for booths. They are seeking applicants for positions from entry-level to supervisory. For a list of employers planning to attend and the positions they are seeking to fill, go to Information: 410-777-2770 or 410-777-2512.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Political program The 33rd Democratic Club presents "The County Charter Amendments: An Analysis of the 15 Local Charter Questions on the 2012 Ballot" at 6 p.m. at Perry's Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road in Odenton. The presentation is by Patric Enright, a member of the County Charter Review Commission. Free and open to the public. Information:

Friday, Oct. 19

Concert 333 Coffeehouse presents Pint & Dale performing maritime folk music at 7:30 p.m. at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Garden party The Meade Area Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Jessup Community Hall at Route 175 and Wigley Avenue. Barbara Hallman presents "Using Fresh Pressed Flowers for Cards, Pictures, etc." Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-519-6443 or 410-761-5019.

Saturday, Oct. 20

'Barktoberfest' The SPCA hosts its "Barktoberfest" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis. Reservations can be made by calling Kristen Rygg at 410-268-4388, ext. 120. Tickets are $50 in advance; $55 at the door. The fee includes a beer and wine tasting, food, valet parking, live music and dancing. There will also be a doggy costume contest, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Attendees must be 21 or older. Information:

Concert The Washington Symphonic Brass performs Latin rhythms and melodies at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle in Annapolis. Tickets are $30. Information: 410-263-1906 or go to


Festival The annual West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 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, the Eastman String Band, Calico Jack, Sour Notes, the Coastal Flats, and Gary Harmon and Andy Garte. At the end of the day, the winner of the $5,000 raffle, sponsored by the museum, will be drawn. Raffle tickets are $5. Festival admission is $6; free for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at the nearby ball fields with free shuttle service, and handicapped parking will be available at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or

'Fear of Fat: Eight Stories of Eating and Weight' In this film, eight ordinary people tell of their experiences with body weight and self-image, including bouts with eating disorders and feelings of hurt, anger, alienation and hopelessness at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in AACC's Humanities Building, Room 112, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The film is part of the AACC Women's Institute Fall Film Series on eating, weight and body image. Free. Information: 410-777-7033 or

Concert Grammy-nominated fiddler Casey Driessen's Singularity Tour makes a stop at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Chamber music The Annapolis Chamber Players presents "Classics & Gems" at 4 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. John's College's McDowell Hall, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Tickets are $20; $15 for seniors; and free for students younger than 25. Information: 410-349-1856 or

Classical concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2-3 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The orchestra will be accompanied by cellist Zuill Bailey for these concerts, which feature Haydn's "Symphony No. 88" and Dvorak's "Cello Concerto." Tickets are $25; $10 for students. For tickets and more information, call 410-263-0907 or go to

Meet the authors Three distinguished authors, Corban Addison, Chris Pavone and Roger Rosenblatt, will discuss their latest works of fiction and nonfiction at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door. The presentation will be followed a by wine-and-hors d'oeuvre reception and book signing. For tickets and more information, call 410-757-8570 or go to Handicapped parking will be available at the Campbell Hall lot on campus.

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