Sunday, Sept. 18
Benefit The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 5K Run/3K Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will be timed, and awards for various age groups will be given. There will be entertainment for adults and children and refreshments donated by local businesses. Event will be held rain or shine. Registration and information: ovarian.org/walks.
Fundraiser The Wellness House of Annapolis holds its annual fundraiser, "La Fiesta del Verano," from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2625 Mas Que Farm Road in Annapolis. Former ESPN sailing commentator Gary Jobson is honorary chair. Tickets are $85. Information: 410-990-0941 or annapoliswellnesshouse.com.
Monday, Sept. 19
Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Concert The Poulenc Trio performs at 7:30 p.m. at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Tickets are $20. Information: 410-647-8718 or go to annearundelconcerts.50megs.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Shutterbugs meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 of Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, when the monthly digital and black-and-white print competition will be held. Information: 410-544-1742.
Thursday, Sept. 22
Author appearance Lisa Couturier, author of "The Hopes of Snakes & Other Tales from the Urban Landscape," appears from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Humanities Building, Room 112, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Her works cover topics as varied as the loss of dolphins to tuna fishing, federal roundups of wild horses and the conflict over the reintroduction of the wolf in America. Information: 410-777-2545.
Cigar dinner The Annapolis Rotaract Club and the Smoke Shop host its fourth-annual Cigar Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Port Annapolis, 7074 Bembe Beach Road, to help raise funds for the club's international charity project, the Philippine Box Project. The event is open to those 21 and older, and includes unlimited beer, wine and spirits, as well as nonalcoholic beverages. There will be a buffet dinner, a selection of Ashton cigars, silent auction and 50-50 raffle. Tickets are $100. Reservations and information: 240-620-1661.
'Oktoberfest' Visitors can enjoy authentic German food and beverages at this festival being held through Monday, Sept. 26, at Fort Meade. There will be live music, children's activities and more. Admission is free. For directions and information, call 301-677-7785.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. John Harris, author, entrepreneur and advocate for small businesses will speak. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.
Friday, Sept. 23
Concerts The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of José-Luis Novo, opens its 50th-anniversary season with concerts at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, Sept. 24, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The program includes Richard Strauss' "Don Juan," Narong Prangcharoen's "Phenomenon" and Dmitri Shostakovich's "Symphony No. 5." After the concerts, audience members are invited to a dessert reception to meet the musicians. Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org.
'Bon Appetit' This one-woman opera featuring Jennifer Blades will be held at 8 p.m. in Anne Arundel Community College's Humanities Building, Room 112 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. Information: 410-777-2457.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Festival The Friends of Quiet Waters Park holds its 21st Arts and Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, Sept. 25, at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. A juried art show will feature more than 90 artists exhibiting creations in glass, graphics, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, textiles, watercolor and woodworking. Festival also include music in the Gazebo and Garden Cafe. Free admission and parking. Information: 410-222-1777.
Plant sale Historic London Town and Gardens holds its annual fall plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon at 839 Londontown Road in Edgewater. Rare and hard-to-find shrubs and trees will be available, as well as companion plants. An array of woodland species, native and exotic, will be featured. London Town Foundation members receive a 10 percent discount. Information: 410-222-1919 or go to historiclondontown.org.
Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Information: 410-269-7671.
'Turtle Ecology and Conservation' Lecture and field trip will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road in Lothian. Event covers the ecology and natural history of Maryland's turtles by focusing on 15 years of research at the sanctuary. For those 10 and older. Cost is $5, $3 for seniors and children younger than 16. For information or to register, call 410 741-9330.
Golf tournament Hospice of the Chesapeake invites area golfers to its annual fundraiser Oct. 6 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course in Queenstown. Tournament contests include an opportunity to win a Mercedes-Benz with a hole-in-one, as well as a $2,000 cash prize raffle.
Registration is $250 per person and $900 for foursomes, which includes greens fees, cart, a continental breakfast, lunch, awards banquet, contests and prizes. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Proceeds will support programs and services offered by Hospice of the Chesapeake in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. Registration and information: 443-837-1530 or go to hospicechesapeake.org.
'Taste of Kent Narrows' The sixth-annual "Taste of Kent Narrows" will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester. Guests can enjoy waterfront views and samples from area restaurants. This family event features live entertainment, wine tastings, arts and craft vendors, children's activities and more. Tickets are $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Free for children younger than 12 with a paying adult. Information: 410-739-6943 or tasteofkentnarrows.org.
Festival The West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival, featuring music, food, children's activities and more, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Featured musical performers include Tim and Savannah Finch, the Eastman String Band, Janie Meneely & Paul Di Blasi, Calico Jack, the Sour Notes and the Coastal Flats. Admission is $6, free for children 12 and younger. Parking will be available at the nearby Shady Side ball fields with free shuttle service and handicapped parking at the museum. Information: 410-867-4486 or go to shadysidemuseum.org.
Concert Guitarist-songwriter Richard Thompson performs at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $38, $33 for hall members. Information:
410-280-5640 or marylandhall.org.
Reunion The North County High School Class of 1991 is planning its 20th reunion Oct. 29 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Send contact information to email@example.com or call Kiesha Dotson at 703-755-0206.
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