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August 2013

Music at the Resort

  Chyp Davis and Andrea Romero play under the Bandshell.   410-257-5596; www.cbresort.com. Location Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa See map: Google Maps

    Of course there are some who like it hot. In winter, Scruffy sits on a heat vent to warm his bottom. But in summer, Scruffy and Dewey leave the air-conditioned house and head for the warm and cozy garage. Dewey’s spot is under the car or in front of the garage door, while Scruffy lounges on top of the car or in an old lawn chair. In the garage, the boys search for bugs, lizards and mice to play with and eat — and sometimes bring into the house.

Folk Music at Quiet Waters • free

  Naked Blue plays folk-flavored pop in the park. Picnics (but no alcohol) and leashed pets welcome at this outdoor concert.   410-222-1777; www.friendsofquietwaters park.org/concert.html. Location Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis See map: Google Maps

    Calvert County’s feral cat sanctuary is home to many cats who would otherwise have been destroyed, yet there is not a scruffy one among them. All have beautiful thick coats in the winter, and I wondered how each cat would manage the transition to summer.     Turns out, nature provides fallen tree limbs. Branches and still-pliable twigs serve as stationary cat-combs.

Old Stein Inn Celebrates 30 Years

  Sylvia strolls and plays the accordion. 410-798-6807; www.oldstein-inn.com. Location Old Stein Inn, Edgewater See map: Google Maps

La Fiesta Americana

  Enjoy an annual summer party with Latin flair complete with music, dinner and a silent auction to benefit Wellness House of Annapolis.  $75; rsvp: 410-990-0941; www.annapoliswellnesshouse.org. Location Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville See map: Google Maps

Travel Maryland with your pets

You work all week and want to relax on the weekends — get away perhaps? The only thing keeping you on the leash at home is you can’t bear to leave your furry friend behind.     Your problem is solved by Visit Maryland’s new directory of Fido-friendly destinations. The list includes places throughout Maryland where both you and your pet are welcome to visit, stay or play.

Feast on Crabs

  Feast on all-you-can-eat crabs (4-7pm only) crab soup, beef barbeque, corn-on-the-cob, pasta salad and more.  $30; rsvp: 410-647-3119; www.ehvfc.org. Location Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Co, Severna Park See map: Google Maps

Study Bugs

  Learn how bugs are essential to our survival. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  2-3pm at Calvert Cliffs State Park, Lusby; meet at the playground. $5 per car:  301-888-1377; kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Where to find the charity of interspecies connections

Not every human is an animal lover. Slip Mahoney, the subject of one of this week’s dog stories, drove quite a few people to the other side. But he also wiggled into quite a few hearts, even some outside his immediate family. One dog sitter called him Nurse Slip, crediting him with seeing her through an illness compounded by a broken heart.