Anne Arundel County


Sunday, Sept. 29

Plant symposium Adkin's Arboretum's third annual Tent Symposium will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. David George, author of "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature," will speak. Visitors can also enjoy guided walks, the Native Plant Nursery and nature exhibits. Cost is $45, $35 for members, which includes lunch. For registration and information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or go to


Wednesday, Oct. 2

Ling on North Korea During a presentation at Anne Arundel Community College, journalist Laura Ling will speak about her detainment in North Korea. The presentation will be at 6 p.m. in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Ling and fellow journalist Euna Lee were filming a documentary along the border between China and North Korea when North Korean soldiers took them into custody. They were charged with illegal entry for crossing into North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. The two were released after former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea and met with leader Kim Jong Il. Information:


Meeting The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. Frank Gouin will speak, "Vegetative Propagation." Open to the public. Information:

Thursday, Oct. 3

Healthy discussion The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will host a Health Care Reform Public Forum, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the West County Public Library, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Yard sale Carrie Weedon Science Center will hold its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon at 911 Galesville Road. Event includes a 50/50 raffle, baked goods, coffee and other refreshments. Payment for yard sale items, baked goods and refreshments sold directly by the center will be by donation, with no set prices. All proceeds will be used for science field trips and to help fund scholarships. Information: 410-222-1625.


First Sunday Arts Festival The season's final outdoor event being held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining. Among the performers are the Basement Band, Children's Theatre of Annapolis and the Annapolis Dixieland Band. Free. Information: 410-741-3267.

Women's event Camp Letts will host its 18th annual Women's Wellness Weekend Oct. 12-13. Theme is Spirit, Mind & Body and will include a weekend of outdoor activities, stress reduction, healthy living and relaxation. Partnering with the Full Circle Healing Arts and Varuna Aveda Salon Spa, event features acupuncture and massage with campfires and s'mores. For more information, call 410-919-1410, email or go to


Festival The eighth annual Taste of Kent Narrows will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center in Chester. Event features musical entertainment by Out of the Blue and Pan Fried Steel, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, hay rides, children's activities and more. To apply for vendor space, go to Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Free for children 8 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. For tickets or more information, call 410-739-6943 or go to the website.

Acoustic music The 333 Coffeehouse presents a special concert featuring the return of Max Ochs, Neil Harpe and Calico Jack at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road. Admission is $10, $8 for students, seniors and members. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Painting workshop Historic Annapolis hosts a workshop with artist Jean Brinton Jaecks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at 186 Prince George St. in Annapolis. Admission is $70 for Historic Annapolis members and $75 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at All levels of painters are welcome.


•Northeast High School class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion "Homecoming Dance" from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 12 at Michaels 8th Ave., 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glen Burnie. Alumni from all classes are invited. There will be an open bar and music by DJ Commander Jim. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, contact Cyndi Siemon at 410-858-3441 or; Jean Cyford at 410-255-3217 or; Verna Marlow at

•Centennial High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 26th reunion Oct. 11-12 at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. and extends an invitation to the classes of 1986 and 1988. Activities include a happy hour on Friday and a tailgate party with a barbecue buffet preceding the homecoming football game on Saturday. For information and registration, go to


•Western High School class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion on Nov. 9 and seeks contact information for graduates. Email or go to

•Mount Hebron Class of 2003 will hold its 10-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 30 at Silo.5%, 1200 Steuart St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $58 per person and must be purchased in advance by going to For more information, call Meagan McDaniels at 410-935-0644 or Ashley Cook at 410-530-0024.

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