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July 2013

Pop at Quiet Waters • free

The Fractal Cat plays psychedelic pop for tonight’s outdoors concert. Picnics (but no alcohol) and leashed pets welcome. 6-8pm at Quiet Waters Park, off Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis: 410-222-1777; www.friends ofquietwaterspark.org/concert.html.

Dock Party

Come get happy with live music by Pete Best and a Pinnacle vodka ice luge. 3-7pm at Happy Harbor, 533 Deale Rd.: 410-867-0949; www.happyharbordeale.com.

Truck & Tractor Pull

See how far souped-up tractors and trucks can pull thousands of pounds of steel across a clay track at the Southern Maryland Truck and Tractor Pull benefiting Children’s Hospital. 4pm at Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata. $15 w/age discounts; rsvp: 443-221-8548; www. easternextremepulling.com. 

Reptile Meet and Greet

Reptile  Meet native snakes and turtles up close and learn about different species. 2-3pm at Rosaryville State Park, Upper Marlboro. $3; rsvp: 301-888-1377.

Blue Bird Hike • free

Hike along Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary’s blue bird trail to learn about nesting habits and life cycles. Bring sunglasses, a hat, bug spray and sunscreen. 2-3pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301-888-1377.

CAWL Bark-B-Q

Find a new furry member to add to your family and enjoy barbecue, hamburgers and hotdogs, shop a yard sale, bring home baked goodies and browse crafters’ creations at Calvert Animal Welfare League’s ninth annual Bark-B-Q. Leashed friendly pets welcome. 11am-3pm at the adoption center, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. free admission: 410-535-9300; www.cawlrescue.org. 

CAWL Bark-B-Q

Find a new furry member to add to your family and enjoy barbecue, hamburgers and hotdogs, shop a yard sale, bring home baked goodies and browse crafters’ creations at Calvert Animal Welfare League’s ninth annual Bark-B-Q. Leashed friendly pets welcome. 11am-3pm at the adoption center, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick. free admission: 410-535-9300; www.cawlrescue.org. 

Art at the Library

Megan Richard and Suzanne Sheldon pair their paintings of birds with Elisavietta Ritchie’s poetry collection Feather, or, Love on the Wing at the Southern Library’s art show. 10am-2pm at the Library, Solomons, 13920 HG Trueman Rd., Solomons: 410-326-5289; www.calvert.lib.md.us. 

Glide on Parkers Creek

American Chestnut Land Trust guides you out on Parkers Creek, where you’ll paddle thru waters in swamps to coastal salt marsh on this pristine freshwater stream. Bring water and a snack. Be prepared for a possibly strenuous three-hour paddle; you may have to help carry the canoe to reach the creek. 12:30-3pm at Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, Scientists’ Cliffs Rd., Port Republic.

Brain Games • free

Get some extra practice for family game night and sharpen your mind with brain games like Scrabble and Mahjongg. noon-2pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.