ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- 6 p.m. Saturday. Pops concert is the summer series finale. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-269-1132 or

MAMA JAMA -- 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Reggae music. Annapolis Harbour Center, 2512A Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-266-5857 or

PROJECT NATALE TRIO -- noon Wednesday. Jazz group featuring keyboard, drums and upright bass. Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-260-8189.


NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY -- 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 25. Works by Rob Weaver, Rob Hendry and Jim Malaro. Kent Island Federation of the Arts, 405 Main St., Stevensville. Free. 410-643-7424 or

LANDSCAPES AND PORTRAITS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Through Sept. 11, oil paintings of urban landscapes by Maryland Hall resident artist Mary Arthur, Main Gallery. Through Saturday, portraits by Monica Williams, Holley Gallery. Maryland Federation of Art, 18 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-4566 or

JANE FERGUSON -- 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, weekends by appointment, through Sept. 18. Chesapeake Bay area landscapes and seascapes in oil. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-2550.

MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT -- 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 30. Works by Providence Center students. Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis. Free. 410-315-8303.

"CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS" -- 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 11. Works by Anne Arundel Community College continuing education students. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2516 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-777-2325.

PLEXIGLAS AND PRINTS -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 18. Enamel and ink on Plexiglas by Sandi Ritchie Miller and linoleum block prints by Anita Hagan. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1777.

"MAGIC, MYTHS AND MINERALS: CHINESE JADES FROM THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY" -- Noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, plus 7-8 p.m. Fridays. Asian-style stone sculptures that represent ancient myths. Includes a mandarin duck holding a lotus in its beak, symbolic of marriage and faithfulness. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539 or

"PATTERNS" -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays, through Oct. 21. Works by painters Patrick Schmidt and Rene Smith. The artists use colors and patterns, including wallpaper, as major elements in their work. AIR Gallery, Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-263-5544 or

"FOUR CENTURIES OF STORIES" -- 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, through Dec. 30. Maryland antiquities, including a Civil War battle flag, 19th- and 20th-century china and silver, a 1774 document box and state seals dating to 1648. Curated by the Maryland State Archives. Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. Free. 410-260-6444 or

For Children

MUSHROOM EXPLORING -- 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Children 6-8 can learn to identify mushrooms. Children should be accompanied by adults. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 18 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or


And Recreation

WALKING TOURS -- 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily, through Oct. 31. Tour of the Annapolis historic district and the U.S. Naval Academy. 10:30 a.m. tour leaves from the Visitor Center, 26 West St., Annapolis. 1:30 p.m. tour leaves from the Annapolis City Dock. $11; students ages 6-18, $6. 410-268-7601 or

ANNAPOLIS FARMERS MARKET -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, through September. Calvert and Clay streets, Annapolis. Free. 410-987-6304.

DEALE FARMERS MARKET -- 3-6 p.m. Thursdays, through October. Parking lot, Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 5965 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-867-3979.

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY FARMERS MARKET -- 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, through September, 7 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, through October. Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Free. 410-987-6034.

BIRDING AT JUG BAY -- 8-11 a.m. Saturday. Children 12 and older can learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Binoculars available. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; seniors, children 17 and younger, $2. Reservations required. 410-741-9330 or

SEVERNA PARK FARMERS MARKET -- 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through October. Route 2 and Jones Station Road, Severna Park. Free. 410-827-9192.

DAY ON THE BAY CRUISE -- 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 1. Cruise to St. Michaels; includes time for tour of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and visits to shops and historic homes. Complimentary coffee and doughnuts. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. Saturdays, $55; 11 and younger, $27.50. Mondays, $50; 11 and younger, $25. 410-268-7601 or

BOAT AUCTION -- 1 p.m. Saturday. Live auction of more than 30 boats, including dinghies and cabin cruisers. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mill Street, St. Michaels. $10; seniors, $9; ages 6-17, $5; 5 and younger, free. 410-745-2916 or

QUEEN ANNE'S HISTORIC TOURS -- 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Historic sites in Queen Anne's County open to the public. Sites include the Cray House, James E. Kirwan Museum, the Stevensville Train Depot and the Old Stevensville Post Office on Kent Island. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Rd., Chester. Free. 410-604-2100 or

WEST STREET MARKET -- Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Local arts, crafts and vendor demonstrations. Vendors include A La Mode, Rams Head Tavern, ARTFX, Tin Can Allee, Garden Architects and Tsunami. 1-4 p.m., performance by participants of Jeff Antoniuk Jazz Band's master classes. West Street between Church Circle and Calvert Street. Free. 410-295-6663 or

BAY LIGHTHOUSES TOUR -- 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Narrated boat tour to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and lighthouses. Watermark Cruises, City Dock, Annapolis. $30; 11 and younger, $15. 410-268-7601 or

MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 23. Musicians, dancers, jousting, craft shops, and traditional medieval food and beverages. 1821 Crownsville Rd., Crownsville. $17; seniors, $15; children 7-15, $8. 410-266-7304 or

PINEY ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET -- 2-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through October. Piney Orchard Community Center, Stream Valley Drive, Odenton. Free. 410-974-8313.


And Literature

BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOP -- 6 p.m. Wednesday. Demonstrations on how to do backyard composting. Includes tour of native plant gardens. Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-263-5812 or

"CRAB AQUACULTURE AND ENHANCING THE DECLINING STOCK OF CHESAPEAKE BAY BLUE CRABS" -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center senior scientist Anson Hines will discuss his research on increasing the blue crab population in the bay. 6:30 p.m. refreshments. Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater. 443-482-2200 or


"THE BATTLE OF SHALLOWFORD" -- 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24. Ruthie, a resident of the small town of Shallowford, tries to persuade a male friend to spend the night with her after she (and the rest of her town) becomes convinced that the planet is being attacked by Martians. Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $15; students, seniors, $10. 410-268-7373 or

"A CHORUS LINE" -- 8:30 p.m. today-Saturday. Musical about dancers trying to make it on Broadway. Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. $12-$15. 410-268-9212 or


PIT BEEF EVENT -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Sandwiches and refreshments. Proceeds support rotating homeless shelter. Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-766-8778.

Plan Ahead

MARYLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 9-11. Arts and crafts, interactive games, swimming, dancing, rockfish fishing competition, wine tasting and music. Sandy Point State Park, 1100 E. College Pkwy., Annapolis. $10; children 7-12, $4; 6 and younger, free. 410-266-3113 or

ARTS ALIVE 7! -- 6 p.m.-midnight Sept. 9. Live and silent auctions, wine raffle, dinner and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $125. 410-263-5544 or

WYNTON MARSALIS -- 8 p.m. Sept. 9. The jazz musician will perform with his quintet. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover St., Easton. $50, balcony; $80, side; $90, orchestra. 410-822-7299 or


49 WEST -- 6-8 p.m. today, Francois Laureuse, 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Rob Levit Group; 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Swing Brothers; 8-11 p.m. Monday, Dan Haas; 8:30-midnight Tuesday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jonathan Stone. 49 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-626-9796 or

ACME BAR AND GRILL -- 9 p.m. today, DJ Goodman; 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Dean Rosenthal, 9 p.m. DJ Goodman; 9 p.m. Saturday, Sargent DJ; 9 p.m. Sunday, Jimi, Noel and Casey; 9 p.m. Monday, Jimi Haha's Soap Box; 9 p.m. Tuesday, Doug Segree; 9 p.m. Wednesday, DJ Dan. 163 Main St., Annapolis. Free. 410-280-6486.

ANDY'S -- 9 p.m. today, Guthrie Matthews Method; 9 p.m. Saturday, Billy Coulter Band. 3371/2 High St., Chestertown. Free. 410-778-6779 or

CANCUN CANTINA -- 8 p.m. tomorrow, Faded Image; 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Scott Brandy and Texas Heart. 7501 Old Telegraph Road, Hanover. $5. 410-761-6188 or

RAMS HEAD TAVERN -- 8 p.m. today, Raul Malo; 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Bruce in the USA; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Cowboy Crush; 8 p.m. Monday, Del Castillo; 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Gaelic Storm; 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. next Thursday, Sandra Bernhard. 33 West St., Annapolis. Prices vary. 410-268-4545 or

ROCKFISH -- 10 p.m.-1 a.m. today, the Mike McHenry Tribe; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. tomorrow, Matt McConville Trio; 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, the Groove Killers; 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sunday, Unified Jazz Ensemble; 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesday, Mark Desrochers. 400 Sixth St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-1800.

WOODFIRE -- 8:30 p.m.-midnight, tomorrow, Steve Ports Trio; 8:30 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, Meg Murray and Angie Miller. 580 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-315-8100.


In the Region

CREEPY CRAWLERS -- Learn how plant and flower seeds are dispersed by wind and rain. For ages 2-4. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. Reservations required. $3, members; $5, non-members. 410-827-6694.

WALTERS ART MUSEUM -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, through Sept. 11. "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," includes 77 artists' sketches and personal drawings. "Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1595-98," display of manuscripts and illustrations created by the Mughal court of India. Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000 or


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