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:

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

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

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

'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