Raising Money to Help Skipjack Three guardians of Southern Maryland's maritime heritage will be the willing victims of a comedy roast to benefit the preservation of the region's only operating skipjack, the Dee of St. Mary's. Eleanor Tydings-Reynolds of St. Mary's City; Samuel "Bo" Bailey, a lifelong resident of the 7th District of St. Mary's County; and Jack Russell, the captain of the Dee of St. Mary's, will be roasted. A silent auction will be held, too. The roast, presented by the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab, is at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the John T. Daugherty Conference Center, 22111 Three Notch Rd., Lexington Park. $75 for the dinner. For reservations, call 301-872-4009 or 301-904-1489. www.thebaylab.org.
Civista Sponsors Annual Crab Feast
Civista will host its 11th annual "When the Hammer Falls" crab feast with platters and all-you-can-eat options, door prizes, raffles, children's activities and a cake wheel. 2-9 p.m. next Thursday at Captain Billy's Crab House, 11495 Popes Creek Rd., Newburg. $30; seniors, children 5-12, $27; children's menu items, $8. 301-609-4132.
A Chance to See Signs of Fall
Children ages 2 to 3 can take a jaunt through the forest to observe the coming of fall and the changing shapes and colors of leaves. Participants will also get the chance to make a craft to take home. 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, 2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick. $3; $1, Battle Creek Nature Education Society members. 410-535-5327.