Sale Benefits Hospice
Buy clothes for a good cause today through Saturday at Chesapeake Treasures, the resale shop for Hospice of the Chesapeake. The shop is sponsoring a storewide sale on lightly used items, including children's, men's and women's shoes, small kitchen items, and skirts, blouses and pants. Chesapeake Treasures has been raising money for Hospice of the Chesapeake for seven years. The all-volunteer organization donates all its sales profits to the hospice and bereavement care center organization, which has offices in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Chesapeake Treasures, 558-D Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-384-9260.
Seeing Wetlands Via Canoe
Explore the wetlands of the Patuxent River during a canoe trip with instructors from Jug Bay Wetlands. Participants will learn how to identify wetland plants and animals, including blackbirds, ospreys, wood ducks, turtles and fish, along with wild rice and various types of submerged aquatic vegetation. Jug Bay Wetlands staff members say they hope to give participants an appreciation of the biological and environmental workings of wetlands. Registration required. Canoe instruction and equipment will be provided. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Jug Bay Wetlands, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $5. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland students showcase 600 years of dance, and the Mitchell Gallery displays community art from Anne Arundel County. These will be part of Annapolis's first ArtWorks celebration, sponsored by the newly formed Annapolis Arts Alliance and the city from June 3 to 6. More than 100 events are planned, including music, dance and theater performances. The program kicks off next Thursday with a reception at the Annapolis Yacht Club. On June 4, the Rob Levit Trio will perform jazz originals and signature works at 49 West in downtown Annapolis. The Colonial Players will present the short play "Picasso at Lapin Agile," and the Annapolis Summer Garden will offer the musical "Gypsy" later that evening. On June 5, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, at 801 Chase St., will host a performance by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. The celebration closes June 5 with literary readings at the Hard Bean Coffee and BookSellers, on Annapolis's City Dock, and a poetry slam and children's literary workshop at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, at 84 Franklin St. For more information or a complete listing of events, visit the Annapolis Arts Alliance Web site at www.annapolisartsalliance.org