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.

Martin G. Madden, left, of a state critical areas panel, and Jack Russell, captain of the Dee of St. Mary's. Russell is one of three people to be roasted tomorrow to raise money to preserve the boat.