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Pyrates Cruise

The third annual Pyrates Cruise on the Chesapeake will sail tonight.


The event, which will take place aboard the Harbor Queen in Annapolis, will benefit the city's yearly First Night celebration.

The Pyrates Royale, a swashbuckling troupe that performs at the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival, will provide music and comedy while a picnic-style dinner is served on deck.


Boarding time is 6:45 p.m. for the cruise, which is scheduled to launch at 7:30 p.m. Make sure you're ready to rock, because the merriment isn't expected to end until late in the evening, when the boat docks about 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35.

For more information, call 410-268-8553 or visit www.

Wine and reggae

The Reggae Wine Festival takes place this weekend at the Linganore Winecellars and Berrywine Plantations in Mount Airy.

Jah Works and The Image Band will perform both days at this event, which will also feature wine tastings and vineyard tours.

A souvenir glass is included in the $10 admission price. Gates open at 11:30 a.m., and the party will last until 6 p.m.

The Berrywine Plantations are at 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mount Airy. For more information, call 410-795-6432 or visit www.linganore-wine .com.


Walk Expo

Learn how to prepare for a charity walking event Saturday at the MS Challenge Walk Expo.

The Maryland chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold educational and informative workshops from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College.

Those who register at the event for the three-day challenge walk, which will be held Sept. 5-7, will receive a walker's manual and a T-shirt.

Complimentary exercise classes, including yoga and pilates, will also be available at the expo, though space is limited.

Anne Arundel Community College is at 101 College Parkway, Arnold. For more information, call 800-FIGHT-MS or visit www.mschallenge


Bun Run 5K

Dust off your jogging shoes Sunday for the Bun Run 5K, a charity race to benefit those in need of a hot meal.

The course, which begins and ends at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, will have participants running to benefit Our Daily Bread, an organization that provides more than 650 meals to hungry locals each day.

Set your alarms because same-day registration for the 8 a.m. event begins at 6:30 a.m. The entry fee for this race is $25.

The St. Joseph Medical Center is at 7601 Osler Drive, Towson. For more information, call 410-377-8882 or visit