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September 2013

Maryland Seafood Festival

Savor seafood, sample craft beer, watch chef demonstrations and taste crab soup in a cook-off at the 46th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival. Sa 10am-9pm, Su 10am-7pm at Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis: 410-353-9237;

West Annapolis Sidewalk Sale

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

Charitable Thrift Store Sale

All summer items priced to sell at $1; new fall items are in and the children’s section is now open. Shop to benefit Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Sheldon Goldberg Center for Breast Care. 10am-3pm at Dunkirk Market Place, Dunkirk: 410-414-4523.

Ben’s Auction Tail-End Party

Ben’s Auction bidding concludes with last minute bidding with a portion of all purchases benefitting the Animal Defense League. 6-8pm at Paws Pet Boutique, Annapolis: 410-263-8683;

Naval Academy Band • free

Hear the Naval Academy Band’s four-piece ensemble Commandant’s Combo at 7pm at Bowie Town Center: 410-293-1262;

Music at the Resort

Two For The Road play under the Bandshell. 6:30-10:45pm at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Genticorum plays Marine Museum

The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland brings in the traditional Quebecois trio Genticorum from Montreal, Canada. Hear them at 7:30pm at Calvert Marine Museum. $25 w/discounts online: 301-375-0534;

Stargaze • free

Join amateur astronomy buffs for stargazing and a monthly meeting at Anne Arundel Community College’s Astronomy Lab/Observatory the first Saturday of each month. Bring your own telescopes and binoculars or use one of AACC’s eight to observe the night skies (weather permitting). 7:30pm at the Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold Campus: 410-777-2260;

Market House Grand Opening

Annapolis Market House is fully functioning at long last. Celebrate and see who’s selling at this morning’s opening ceremony and watch the mayor walk the plank. 10am at City Dock, Annapolis: 410-263-7997 x7829;

Pirate 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, blown 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. Wear your Pirate best this weekend, which features the Pirates Royale and the Rambling Sailors. 10am-7pm SaSu at the Crownsville festival ground. $17 w/discounts: 800-296-7304;