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August 2013

Patterson Memories Tour • free

Tour Point Farm and learn about the Jefferson Pattersons and their history in Calvert. 10am and 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8578;

Worth the Trip to Preserve Land • free

Land owners in Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties learn how to preserve land and equity in a workshop presented by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission. 6-8pm at SMECO Auditorium, Hughesville; rsvp: 301-274-1922 ext 1; or email

Warrior Fun Run & Sail

Walk or race to benefit local wounded warriors and Patuxent Habitat’s repair programs for veterans. Race begins at 8am in Solomon’s. $30 to race on foot/$20 & $40 by boat: 301-863-6227;

Rock the Dock

Daryl Davis performs from 4-8pm under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Heller Plays Calypso Bay

Hear Stephen Heller at 3pm at Calypso Bay, Tracys Landing: 410-867-9787;

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, Annapolis. $10; rsvp: 410-267-8146;

First Sunday Arts Festival • free

West Street, Annapolis fills with live music, street performers, crafters, artists and sidewalk dining during the monthly First Sunday Arts Festival. Free parking at State Garage on Calvert and Bladen Streets. noon-5pm on West St. from Calvert St. to Church Circle, Annapolis: 443-333-9067;

Skipjack Race & Festival

At the 53rd Annual Skipjack Race and Festival, skipjack races and fresh cooked clams, fish and crab dishes fill Labor Day Weekend. Watch skipjacks sail into port, admire classic cars, craft a seaside knickknack, bid at silent auctions and enjoy carnival rides. September 2, watch the blessing and racing of the fleet (8am) and load up on seafood. Sa 4-10pm; Su 1-11:30pm; M 8am-6:30pm at Deal Island Harbor. free admission; pay for food and rides: 410-784-2785;

Senior Weekend at Renaissance Festival

Tour the Tudor village in courtier clothes (available to rent) or garb of your choice to peruse over 140 crafters at work making stoneware, glass, jewelry, armor and more. Feast on mutton, steak and ale and cheesecake on a stick from their majesties’ kitchens. Watch strolling jugglers, duelers and madrigals, and favor a knight at the daily joust. Play Renaissance-themed games. This weekend, get an extra day of historical fun as the festival extends thru Labor Day. Monday, all seniors ages 62 and older enter free. 10am-7pm at 1821 Crownsville Rd.

Social Folk Dance

Learn English country dance at Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, Annapolis. Free lesson at 6:30pm; dance 7-10pm. $10 w/discounts: 443-540-0867;