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Monday, Aug. 22

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, Aug. 23

Meeting The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis. Speaker is Yvonne R. Kranitz, regional director of the Division of Rehabilitative Services. Information: 410-222-4383.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Baysox The Bowie Baysox hold a "Baysox for a Buck" night as the team takes on the Akron Aeros at 7:05 p.m. Fans can print a coupon from baysox.com and bring it to the box office to purchase a general admission seat tickets for $1. (Up to six tickets per coupon can be purchased). Information: 301-464-4865.

Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at Cafe Normandie, 185 Main St., Annapolis, for breakfast and discussion. Cost is $12.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Watershed stewards needed Potential volunteers can get information about the Watershed Stewards Academy from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. The academy trains community leaders to serve as Master Watershed Stewards in the protection, restoration, and conservation of watersheds, working to reduce the negative impacts of storm water runoff in the county. Next training class starts this fall. Sept. 12 is the deadline for applications. Information: aawsa.org or go to the senior center.

Elephant Club A breakfast meeting will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Open to the public. $4 fee. Justin Ready of the Maryland Republican Party will speak. Information: 410-437-2213 or elephantclub.ushttp://elephantclub.us/.

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Linda Hartwig of Brand Management and Communications will speak. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Stargazing "Community Observing Night," sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building. Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. 410-777-1820 or aacc.edu/science/observatory.

Music festival The inaugural Silopanna Music Festival will take place at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. Among the featured performers are Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Matt and Kim, Fitz and the Tantrums, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, All Mighty Senators, Grilled Lincolns and Harper Blynn. Tickets are on sale now. Free parking. Tickets are $39.50 and can be purchased by calling 410-268-4545, 410-244-1131 or online at silopannafestival.comhttp://www.silopannafest.com/.

Summer concert series featuring the U.S. Army Field Band concludes at 7 p.m. at Fort Meade's Constitution Park. Free. Directions and more information: 301-677-6587.

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.

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Anniversary concert In celebration of its 50th anniversary season, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents "Lexus Pops in the Park" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. (rain date Sept. 5). Free admission. Information: 410-263-0907 or go to http://www.annapolissymphony.org.

Beach bash The Annapolis Maritime Museum holds its annual "Boatyard Beach Bash" on Sept. 17 at the Boatyard Bar and Grill, Severn Avenue and Fourth Street, Eastport. Among the musical guests is the John Frinzi Band, along with Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham, Jim Morris and James "Sunny Jim" White. Tickets are $60. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.

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. Sept. 18 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. The run will be timed and awards for various age groups will be given. There will also be entertainment for adults and children and refreshments donated by local businesses. Event will be held rain or shine. To register and for more information: ovarian.org/walks.

Golf tournament Hospice of the Chesapeake invites all area golfers to its annual fundraiser on 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 be used to support programs and services offered by Hospice of the Chesapeake in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.

To register and for more information, call 443-837-1530 or go to hospicechesapeake.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.

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 nchs91@yahoo.com or call Kiesha Dotson at 703-755-0206.

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

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