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July 2013

Boat Safety Class

Learn how to safely traverse the waters at a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safe-boating course, required for all boaters born after July 1, 1972. Class continues July 11. 6-10pm at Pip Moyer Recreational Center, Annapolis. $25 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-263-7958;

KIDS Who Scat Here?

Kids ages 4 to 5 learn about the signs that our animal friends leave behind. Dress for the weather. 10-11:30am at Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby. $8/family w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327;

Deale Carnival

Enjoy the view from the top of the Ferris wheel, ride all the carnival rides, play games for prizes and enjoy cotton candy at the Deale Volunteer Fire Department’s Carnival. 7-10pm at the Fire Department, 6007 Drum Point Rd. $20 for a all-you-can-ride wristband w/rsvp discounts: 410-867-0682;

Rock the Dock

Myrtle Beach band Sea Cruise plays. 4-8pm under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Dawn to Dusk Art Reception • free

Desiree Holmes Scherin takes you on a visual journey through the different lights of the day and seas in her Maryland Federation of Arts exhibit Dawn to Dusk. Meet Scherin and see her art at today’s reception (4-6pm). Refreshments served. Showing thru July 14 at the Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis: 410-268-4566;

Rockin’ at the Harbor

Peter James plays at the happiest harbor in Deale. 3-7pm at Happy Harbor, 533 Deale Rd.: 410-867-0949;

Bedlam Concert

Enjoy a concert pf patriotic colonial music. 4-6pm at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. $10 admission w/discounts: 410-222-1919;

Weed Warriors

Help remove invasive plants from Rosaryville State Park and learn the trouble invasives cause. 2-3pm at Rosaryville State Park, off of Rt. 301, Upper Marlboro. $3: 301-888-1377.

Tour with a Colonial

Tour the Paca House grounds 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;

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. This month, visit the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in the Stan & Joe’s parking lot to learn how to help. 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;