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Sunday, July 20

River run Kayak the Patuxent at Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, 11 a.m. Meet at Patuxent Wetland Park and paddle to Chris Swarth Boardwalk at Glendening Preserve. After lunch, there's an optional hike before paddling back. Kayaks, life jackets and paddles provided. For experienced paddlers 13 years and older. Bring: water, sunscreen, hat, quick-dry clothing, snacks or lunch in waterproof bag. Cost is $20. Registration and information: or 410-741-9330.

Summer Concert D'Vibe and Conga will perform bongo jazz and party music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Free admission; suggested donation of $10. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the gardens while listening to the band. Information: or 410-222-1919, ext. 200.

Monday, July 21

Build a city Elementary school-age children can bring their imagination to Maryland City at Russett Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to build Lego creations and make them part of the library's imaginary city. Information: 301-725-2390.

Tuesday, July 22

It's Electric The U.S. Naval Academy's Electric Brigade rock band will perform from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Susan G. Campbell Park at the Annapolis City Dock. Free. Information: or 410-293-1262.

Wednesday, July 23

Festival planners The Friends of Kinder Farm Park's Fall Harvest Festival Committee will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road Millersville. Come to help plan and implement the group's annual fundraiser. New ideas are welcome. Information: or 443-618-9555.

Thursday, July 24

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 100 Compromise St. Tracie Reaver of Maryland Relay will speak about this public service aid for individuals with speech and/or hearing loss. Information: 410-956-7672.

Tides and Tunes The Annapolis Maritime Museum's Tides and Tunes summer concert series presents D'Vibe and Conga from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 723 Second St. Admission is free, though a $10 per person donation is welcome. The event will be canceled if it rains. Information: 410-295-0104 or

Friday, July 25

'Fourth Friday Concerts' Brian Ganz and Friends present "Music for Strings and Piano" at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road in Annapolis. Pianist Ganz will be joined by four string musicians performing works of Schumann and Tchaikovsky. The featured artists are violinists Emmanuel Borowsky and Blanka Bednarz, cellist Cecylia Barczyk and violist Sharon Eng. Tickets are $15. Information: 410-266-8044 or

'Daddy/Daughter Date' The Bowie Baysox will hold Daddy/Daughter Date Night as the team takes on the Altoona Curve beginning at 6:35 p.m. at Prince George's Stadium. Event features a special ticket for dads and daughters and an opportunity to run the bases together after the game. Tickets are $30 and include two box seat tickets, a voucher good for two free hot dogs, two Baysox hats, six Kids Park tickets and a photo opportunity. Additional daughter tickets are $15 each. Tickets must be ordered by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. Information: 301-464-4865 or go to

Saturday, July 26

Concert Series The Clones of Funk perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission to the park during the concert is free.


Crab feast The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its 69th annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $65, $20 for children 3-12 and free for children younger than 3. Buy tickets at or call 877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Online and telephone sales end at noon Aug. 1. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office starting at 4 p.m. the day of the event.

'Genealogy in Quilt Text and Image' The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents this program, featuring Joan M.E. Gaither, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments will be served and networking starts at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Information: 410-760-9679 or

Music festival The Silopanna Music Festival, featuring performances by Eric Hutchinson, the Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional, Matt & Kim, Sleeper Agent, Hellogoodbye, Chappo, Twin Forks, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Pasadena, Sweet Leda, Higher Hands and others will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Tickets are $59.50 until Aug. 1, when they increase to $69.50. VIP passes are $150 through Aug. 1, $175 after. For information, go to

Events and cancellations for the Anne Arundel County datebook may be submitted by email to Information should be sent at least 10 days before the event.

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