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July 2013

Beginning Wilderness Survival

Learn basic survival skills. Wear long pants, sturdy shoes and a hat. 2-3pm at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. $3; rsvp: 301-888-1377. 

Jewish Memorial Lecture • free

Listen and learn from Jewish intellectual Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of The New Republic and a winner of the Dan David prize from Tel Aviv University. Breakfast starts at 10:15am; lecture starts at 11am at Congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis: 410-263-3924; www.knesethisrael.org. 

Running of the Pit Bulls • free

Bring your pit bulls for a friendly race to benefit the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County. 9am-noon at Truxtun Park, Annapolis: 410-268-4388; www.aacspca.org.

Running of the Pit Bulls • free

Bring your pit bulls for a friendly race to benefit the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel County. 9am-noon at Truxtun Park, Annapolis: 410-268-4388; www.aacspca.org.

Who Let the Frogs Out?

Hike around Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary ponds and lakes searching for frogs and toads. 8:30-9:30pm at the Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. $3; rsvp: 301-888-1377. 

Mexican Ensemble Concert • free

Tierra Mestiza, a classical Mexican ensemble, combines guitar, harp, flute and violin in traditional Latin folk and pop tunes. Seating is first come first served. 7pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis: 410-647-4482; www.worldartists.org.

Blues at Quiet Waters • free

The Anthony Swampdog Clark Band plays the blues. Picnics (but no alcohol) and leashed pets welcome. 6-8pm at Quiet Waters Park, off Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis: 410-222-1777; www.fqwp.org.

Music at the Resort

Chyp Davis and Andrea Romero play under the Bandshell. 6:30-10:45pm at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596; www.cbresort.com.

Boardwalk Music • free

The Sam Grow Band plays local music on the Boardwalk. 6pm at Boardwalk pavilion, North Beach: 301-855-6681; www.northbeachmd.org.

Worth the Trip to Taste of Cambridge

At the annual Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off, chefs cook up their tastiest crustacean treats to compete in four categories: Best Crab Cake, Best Crab Soup, Best Crab Dip and Best Crab Specialty Dish. After you tuck into the contest entries, take to the streets for a festival featuring live music, kids activities, a craft fair and more. 5-10pm at downtown Cambridge, Race & Poplar Streets: 443-477-0843; www.cambridgemainstreet.com.