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August 2013

Stepura’s Art at Benfield Gallery

See Barbara Stepura’s landscape paintings in watercolor and oil in My Perspective. Showing thru Sept. 25. M-Sa 10am-5pm at Benfield Gallery, Severna Park: 410-544-2299;

Community Chorus Seeks Singers

Ages 55-plus join Encore Creativity for Older Adults to use their talent in community concerts. No auditions required. 1-2:30pm at Southern Maryland Encore Chorale, Solomons: 301-261-5747;

Project Natale at Tawes • free

Hear Project Natale play jazz on key board, drums and upright bass at noon at Tawes Garden Terrace, DNR building, Annapolis: 410-260-8189;

Use the eLibrary • free

Learn how to download digital library books. 7pm at Calvert Library, Prince Frederick; rsvp: 410-535-0291.

Watershed Steward Orientation • free

Learn what it takes to join the 5-month long course leading to certification as a Master Watershed Steward in this orientation. 6:30pm at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, Millersville: 410-222-3822; email

Truxton Pool’s Annual Dog Swim

All summer long, the City of Annapolis’ public pool invites people to get cool in the pool, whether they swim freestyle or doggy-paddle. The last day of the season, the pool is also open for dogs (over 6 mos. old with current proof of vaccinations). 4-7pm at Truxton Pool, Annapolis, $10/dog; one dog/human: 410-263-7928;

Historic Monday Cruise

Join Historic Annapolis for a History Monday Cruise aboard the Schooner Woodwind and hear speaker Janet Williman on a tale of two cities: the United States Naval Academy and Annapolis. 5:30-7:30pm from the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-263-8994;

Labor Day Pops in the Park • free

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra ends summer and begins its 52nd performance season with an outdoor Labor Day concert of classical, popular and patriotic favorites. Music Director José-Luis Novo leads the ASO full orchestra in “a fun and festive program for all ages.” Hear excerpts from West Side Story, Les Miserables and Superman and  Mozart selections, Tchiakovsky’s Overture and John Philip Sousa’s The March King. This special concert draws over 4,000 people each year. Come early with a picnic (but no alcohol) and lawn seating for this outdoor concert.

Labor Day Concert

Clay Hunt and Pure Delite send off summer. 3-7pm under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Whiskey Brothers at Happy Harbor

Whiskey Brothers play from 3-7pm at Happy Harbor, Deale: 410-867-0949;