Sunday, Sept. 30

Concert Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $28; $23 for hall members; $18 for children 10 and younger and seniors 65 and older. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, and features a "Show and Tell" session in which members can bring their photographs to share. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.

Meeting The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. Sylvan Kaufman will speak on, "Invasives: Plants Gone Wild! Community Solutions to a Growing Problem." Information:

Saturday, Oct. 6

Festival The seventh annual Taste of Kent Narrows will be held Oct. 6 at the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester. The family event features food, live entertainment, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, children's activities and more. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Information: 410-739-6943 or

Books The American Association of University Women will accept book donations for its sale being held Nov. 1-4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bank of America parking lot located at the intersection of Jumpers Hole and Benfield roads in Severna Park, and Furniture Solutions on Ritchie Highway in Arnold. Proceeds from the sale provide scholarship money to women who have completed their two-year degree at AACC, and will be continuing on to earn a university degree. Information: 240-472-1408.


Staged reading The Bay Theatre Company and Dignity Players presents a reading of Dustin Lance Black's play, "8," at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater at AACC's Pascal Center, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $8; $5 for students. For tickets and more information, call 877-503-9463, 410-777-2457 or go to

AACC gala Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala Oct. 13 at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The "2012 Gala — Welcome to our Future" event will be an evening of dinner and dancing and will offer attendees a chance to meet AACC's sixth president, Dawn Lindsay. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets are $200, and proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 410-777-2515 or email

'Youth Fishing Rodeo' Fort Meade hosts a fishing rodeo for children age 3-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Burba Lake Park. Participants will be divided into three age divisions and prizes will be awarded for each division. Lake will be stocked by the Department of Natural Resources prior to the event. Participants must also supply their own fishing equipment and bait. Information: 301-677-3810 or 301-677-/3825.

Festival The AAC Department of Recreation and Parks annual Arts and Music Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13-14 at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. 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.

Job fair The Anne Arundel Community College's fall job fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway in Annapolis. Event typically attracts more than 1,200 job seekers and as of today, has more than 50 employers signed up for booths and they are seeking applicants for positions from entry-level to supervisory. For a list of the employers planning to attend and the positions they are seeking to fill, go to

Information: 410-777-2770 or 410-777-2512.

Concert 333 Coffeehouse presents Pint & Dale performing maritime folk music at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Road in Annapolis. Tickets are $10; $8 for students and seniors. Information: 443-333-9613 or

Festival The annual West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 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

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 marylandhall.org

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