Solomons’ World War II role as a training ground for amphibious landing troops made a family of civilians and troops. On USO Night, watch a wreath-laying ceremony, then dance to big band sounds of the era. 6-9pm at Solomons Riverwalk:
The Naval Academy’s ceremonial band plays at the Bowie Baysox game dedicated to the U.S. Navy. 4:30pm at the Stadium, Bowie: 410-293-0263; www.usna.edu/USNABand/Schedule; game tickets at www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t418.
Tour Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, which conserves 8 million+ artifacts, including collections from every county in MD. 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park Museum, St. Leonard: 410-586-8578; www.jefpat.org.
Celebrate the 298th birthday of James Wardrop, first owner of Darnall’s Chance, with tours, lemonade and cupcakes. Tours start at the top of every hour. Noon-3pm at Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro. Groups of 7+ rsvp: 301-952-8010.
Tour the 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; www.jefpat.org.
Watch the race from its start in Annapolis at 2:55pm on Fri Aug. 2 and down the Chesapeake all night. Celebrate alongside the race on Sa Aug. 3, noon-10pm at St. Mary’s College James P. Muldoon River Center. Sailors and spectators alike enjoy food and family-fun activities, including live entertainment by Byzantine Top 40. Racers’ Dinner in the campus Great Room at 6pm. rsvp for dinner: 240-895-3039; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic rock band Bad Company comes across the pond to perform their no-frill rock anthems including Feel Like Making Love, Rock and Roll Fantasy, Ready for Love and more at Calvert Marine Museum’s Waterside Concert Series. No picnic coolers, lawn chairs or pets; all seats reserved. Handicapped seating and parking limited. Come early to eat and drink from an array of food and beer trucks. Rain or shine. 7:30pm at the Museum, Solomons. $47-$57: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.