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August 2013

Haiti 80 Bike Ride

Register for the 10- to 62.5-mile Sept. 21 race to benefit Haitian school children online to Sept. 21 race day, with last-minute registrations up to 7am. Start at Severna Park Community Center. $40 to race day; under 12 free with adult:

9/11 Volunteering

Commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with environmental projects organized by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. Wear sturdy shoes or boots (no flip flops), bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and gardening gloves. Water and snacks provided. 8am-noon on Sa Sept 7; start and park at the WWII Memorial on RT 450, Annapolis: rsvp: 410-897-9207; www.VolunteerAnne or email

Meet the Ultimate Cheapskate • free

Jeff Yeager, author of the bestselling The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches: A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less, talks about the earnestness of simplicity gurus with Dave Barry-like humor; copies on hand for sale and signing. 7-8:30pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291;

Annapolis Candidate Forum

Meet the candidates for mayor and city council (Wards1 and 2) in the Annapolis Sept. 17. primary election. The Anne Arundel Sierra Club and the Anne Arundel League of Conservation Voters sponsor an environmental forum at 7pm at Heritage Baptist Church, Annapolis: 410-703-0847;

KIDS Time at the Libraries

4th-6th graders play Code Name 4-5-6, the first of a new tween series of reading play with hands-on activities. 6:30pm at Twin Beaches Library, Chesapeake Beach: 410-257-2411.

Jefferson Patterson Park Tour • free

Tour Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, which conserves more than eight million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. 11am & 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8578;

Head to the Creek

Hike to Cocktown Creek to see native animals and plants. Bring a lunch, comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen. 10am-noon at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. $8 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327;

Fly Fishing Lecture • free

John Donnelly talks on fishing the West Branch of the Delaware River. 7:30pm at Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Davidsonville: 301-249-6399;

Rock the Dock

The Entertainers play beach music from 7-9:45pm under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Horticulture Lecture • free

Smithsonian horticulturist Janet Draper presents a Travelogue: When Plant Geeks Gather. 7pm at St. Anne’s Parish Hall, Annapolis: 410-280-9768;