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July 2013

Al Fresco Dinner

Enjoy an al fresco dinner party in the gardens and take home recipes to cook from your homegrown veggies. 6-8pm at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden, Severn. $25; rsvp: 410-551-2237;

Blues at Quiet Waters • free

The Kelly Bell Band plays phat blues. Picnics (but no alcohol) and leashed pets welcome for this outdoors concert. 6-8pm at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis: 410-222-1777;

Patuxent Kayak

Ages 9 up kayak on the Patuxent. 6-7:30pm Kings Landing Park Huntingtown. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327;

Ice Cream Social • free

Enjoy ice cream sundaes and make crafts. 2-5pm at Whole Foods, Annapolis: 410-224-2042;

Lore Oyster House Day

Experience the life of a worker in an oyster packing house: practicing with oyster tongs, lifting a fully loaded bushel basket, shucking oysters and singing work songs at Lore Oyster House Day. 1-4pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $9 admission w/discounts; rsvp: 410-326-2042;

Play in Clay

Create ceramic fairy and gnome homes using pinch, coil and slab pottery techniques. Kids under 10 bring an adult. 1-4pm at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $60/parent-child; $15/person w/discounts; rsvp: 410-326-4640;

1812 Costume Sewing • free

Sew War of 1812 fashions including dresses, coats and trousers to celebrate the bicentennial. 1-4pm at Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8501;

African American Art History

Learn about African American women artists and join the curator in touring the exhibit Making It Work: Emerging African American Women Artists. 1-3pm at Banneker-Douglass Museum. rsvp: 410-216-6181;

St. Mary’s Jousting Match and Feast

St. Mary’s Church 138th annual Joust & Chicken Dinner features jousting knights and knaves, grilled barbeque chicken and craft sales. noon-7pm; jousting 1pm at St. Mary’s Church Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Barnesville: 301-972-8660;

KIDS Christian Story Time • free

Ages 4-7 hear Christian stories, sing-alongs and a light lunch. 11am-1pm at Centenary United Methodist, Shady Side. rsvp: 410-867-1675;