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August 2013

Small Art Opening & Reception


Glide on Parkers Creek

American Chestnut Land Trust guides you out on Parkers Creek, where you’ll paddle thru waters in swamps to coastal salt marsh on this pristine freshwater stream. Bring water and a snack. Be prepared for a possibly strenuous three-hour paddle; you may have to help carry the canoe to reach the creek. Rain date is Aug 4. 11:30am-2:30pm at Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, Port Republic. $15; rsvp: 410-414-3400;

Chesapeake Pride Festival

Celebrate being Gay on the Bay by supporting the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community at the Chesapeake Pride Festival. Dress up or vote for your favorite contestant at the Drag King/Queen contest; listen to live music all day; browse chromed machines at the Straight Eights Car show; and peruse the wares of local crafters. Noon-6pm at Mayo Beach Park, Edgewater. Donations: 410-599-0273;

Summer Church Supper and Dessert


Watermelon & Corn Fest • free

Meet the Watermelon Queen of the Mar-Del Watermelon Association and enjoy storewide watermelon and corn samples and recipes. Judge watermelon carvings and vote for the 2013 Watermelon Carving Champion. 10:30am-2pm at Whole Foods Market, Annapolis:

Cooking with the Sun

Learn how to cook with solar power and bring home two recipes. 10am-noon at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden, Severn. $20; rsvp: 410-551-2237;

Annmarie Garden’s Makers Market

Find diverse and interesting local goods at Makers Market, Annmarie Garden’s monthly first-Saturday outdoor artisan market place: arts and crafts, farm products, baked goods, canned goods, native plants and more. 9am-noon at Annmarie Garden, Solomons: 410-326-4640;

Paddle the Rhode River

Learn about the ecology, history and wildlife of the Rhode River and Muddy Creek on a guided canoe trip. Basic paddling instruction provided. Dress for the weather and bring drinking water and sunscreen. 9-11:30am at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $16 w/age discounts; rsvp:

Bird Walk at Jug Bay

Identify a diverse population of birds by sight and sound at Jug Bay Sanctuary’s bird walk. Binoculars and field guides available to borrow. 8-11am at the Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-741-9330;

Learn Paddle Board Yoga

Explore peaceful yoga postures while balancing on a paddleboard. Board rental included. 8-9:30am in Chesapeake Beach. $40; rsvp: