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August 2013

Dog Days of Summer Sale

Shop bargains 10 to 30 percent off thru Labor Day at Then and Again Antiques Mall, Annapolis. M-Sa 10am-6pm; Su noon-6pm: 410-573-0313; www.thenagain.com.

West Annapolis Sidewalk Sale

Visit the village of West Annapolis for Saturday Sidewalk Sale, as shops bring out their wares. 10am-5pm on Annapolis St.: www.westannapolisbusiness.org.

Kayak Trip

Enjoy a leisurely paddle on the Patuxent River and its nearby creeks. 10am-noon at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org.

Worth the Trip to Historic Walking Tour

See live demonstrations, hear period music, visit a militia encampment, watch a preview of Regiment 21 Militia unit and a reenactment of the abduction of Joseph T. Mitchell, sample local and regional food, wine, beer and craft vendors. The new St. Michaels During the War of 1812 tour will highlight the British attacks on St. Michaels in August, 1813. Walking tour starts at 10am at St. Michael’s museum on St. Mary’s Square. $10 w/age discounts: 410-745-0530; www.stmichaelsmd.org.

Stock the Family Apothecary

Learn to care for yourself and your family holistically with basic remedies to prepare for cold and flu season. 9:30-11:30am, Cape St. Claire. $20; directions w/rsvp: 410-757-4070; www.artofearth.wordpress.com.

Prince George’s 20th Century

Larger-than-life theater producer Oscar Jaffe finds that the movie star he promoted for Broadway stardom years earlier is on board the same train as he. He tries to lure her away from Hollywood (and her new love interest) to save his floundering career. Other passengers on the train provide comic subplots for a screwball comedy set in the 1930s. Playing F & Sa 8pm, Su 2pm thru Sept. 15 at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Bowie. $20 w/age discounts; rsvp: 301-937-7458; www.pglt.org.

Prince George’s 20th Century

Larger-than-life theater producer Oscar Jaffe finds that the movie star he promoted for Broadway stardom years earlier is on board the same train as he. He tries to lure her away from Hollywood (and her new love interest) to save his floundering career. Other passengers on the train provide comic subplots for a screwball comedy set in the 1930s. Playing F & Sa 8pm, Su 2pm thru Sept. 15 at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Bowie. $20 w/age discounts; rsvp: 301-937-7458; www.pglt.org.

Hard Crab Derby

Enjoy summer’s last long weekend at the 65th Annual Hard Crab Derby. Friday, watch contestants claw their way to the top in a crab-cooking contest before entering the grounds. Later, enjoy fresh seafood, carnival rides, games and crafts. Friday evening, local contestants warm up for their turn in the spotlight at a Crisfield Idol Crab Bowl Contest (7pm).

Drum Corps Play Annapolis

The 49th Annual World Championship returns to Annapolis for three days of competition touted as the “NFL of marching bands.” The hundred-plus-member drum corps vie for this year’s championship title at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. $18-$79: 855-632-8090; detailed schedule at www.visitannapolis.org.

There’s no retirement for these serial careerists

Versatility is a life preserver through changing times, and these are changing times.     For Labor Day’s Back to Work feature this year, we wanted to explore how citizens of Chesapeake Country were riding the waves.     So we set out in search of career changers.     That choice meant we’d be talking to people who’d been in the water for a while; thus people of a certain age. Our sample brought us ages from 42, Jared Littmann, to 75, Jim Lyles.