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May 2013

Tour with a Colonial

Tour the William Paca House gardens with costumed colonial tour guides who describe the history of the grand house and its dwellers. 12:30pm; 1:30pm; 2:30pm; and 3:30pm at William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $10; rsvp: 410-267-8146; www.annapolis.org. 

Garden & Art Show • free

Local artists showcase their landscape paintings in a lush garden. Refreshments served. 12:30-6pm at the home of Deborah Schwab, Annapolis; rsvp for address: 410-268-5291; dschwab.art@comcast.net. 

First Sunday Arts Festival

West Street Annapolis fills with live music, street performers, crafters, artists and sidewalk dining during the monthly First Sunday Arts Festival. Free parking at State Garage on Calvert and Bladen Streets. noon-5pm on West St., starting at Calvert St. to Church Circle, Annapolis. free admission: 443-333-9067; www.firstsundayarts.com. 

KIDS n’ Kaboodle Fair • free

Kids enjoy fun and laughter with arts and crafts, live animals, prizes, games, pony rides, face painting and more at Chesapeake Children’s Museum’s 12th annual Kids n’ Kaboodle Fair. noon-4pm at Whalen Ball Field, Annapolis: 410-990-1993; www.theccm.or

Children’s Day on the Farm

At Jefferson Patterson Park’s 28th annual celebration of soil-toiling traditions, kids get creative at a craft table, meet farm friends at a petting zoo, ride ponies and make scarecrows. All ages see history roll by in a parade of antique farm machinery and cars (2pm). Live bluegrass, country and rock music plays all day alongside farm-life demonstrations. Learn how to spin and weave, fashion a tobacco doll, shell corn, keep bees and carve a duck decoy. 11am-5pm at the Park pavilion, St. Leonard.

Kate Middleton Baby Shower

Reynolds Tavern throws a baby shower for Kate Middleton, and you’re invited. Enjoy a champagne brunch and an all-British trivia game. Bring gifts for babies and mommies to benefit The Gabriel Network, which helps pregnant women facing poverty and homelessness. Dress in festive attire and your best hat. 11am-2pm at the Tavern, Church Circle, Annapolis. rsvp: 410-295-9555; www.reynoldstavern.org. 

Fun on the Water

Explore Kings Landing Park by kayak. 9:30-11:30am at the Park, Huntingtown. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org.

Tour Secret Gardens

Join the Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour and, at your own pace, enter the gates of historic Annapolis homes to visit artful private gardens forbidden the other 363 days of the year. noon-5pm from Hammond Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis. $30 w/ rsvp and group discounts: 410-263-4683; www.hammondharwoodhouse.org.

Ballet Performance

Watch Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet students dance to celebrate the diversity, beauty and history of India at the company’s Spring performance, La Bayadere. 7pm at Northern High School’s Mary Harrison Center, Owings. rsvp for price: 301-855-0282; www.abigailsclassicalballet.com.

Music at the Resort

Rick and Regina perform under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. 6:30-10:45pm: 410-257-5596; www.cbresort.com.