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September 2013

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; www.rennfest.com.

Annmarie Makers Market

Shop an outdoor market of handmade, homemade or homegrown products and local treasures. 9am-noon at Annmarie Garden and Arts Center, Dowell: 410-326-2042; www.annmariegarden.org.

Gypsy Vintage Tent Sale

Shop hand-painted furniture, garden antiques, unique decorative accessories and more at Gypsy Vintage’s monthly appearance in Lothian. Sa 8am-5pm & Su 10am-3pm: www.gypsyvintageltd.com.

Gypsy Vintage Tent Sale

Shop hand-painted furniture, garden antiques, unique decorative accessories and more at Gypsy Vintage’s monthly appearance in Lothian. Sa 8am-5pm & Su 10am-3pm: www.gypsyvintageltd.com.

Total Wellness Expo • free

Explore a total wellness expo for your mind, body and home. 11am-3pm at Holy Ground Youth Center, Severna Park: severnaparkcommunitycenter. com; 410-320-4026.

Casting Call for Spooks

Dress to impress and bring a pen, application, resume and your best smile to a casting call and hiring blitz for Greenstreet Gardens upcoming fall festival, fall field trips and Haunted Field of Lost Souls. Auditions start promptly at 10am at Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian: 410-867-9500; www.greenstreetgardens.com.

9/11 Anniversary • free

Commemorate the anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with environmental projects organized by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County. Wear sturdy shoes or boots (no flip flops), bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and gardening gloves. Water and snacks provided. 8am-noon; start and park at the WWII Memorial on Rt. 450, Annapolis: rsvp: 410-897-9207; www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org, or email atholli@volunteerannearundel.org.

St. Johns Lecture • free

St. John’s College, Santa Fe, tutor Linda Wiener talks about Artistic Expression in Animals. 8pm at the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, St. John’s College, Annapolis: 410-626-2539; www.stjohnscollege.edu.

First Free Friday • free

Hear the Navy Cruisers play waterside, enjoy 30-minute cruises aboard the Wm. B. Tennison and visit Drum Point Lighthouse, all for free this evening. 5-8pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Arts Alive at Maryland Hall

Join in a nautical theme party in a cooled tent under the stars — complete with entertainment, auctions, hors d’oeurves and wine — to stimulate your bidding on painting and photography, clothing and jewelry, dining, entertainment and travel to benefit Maryland Hall’s year-round arts-related programs. 6-11pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $150: 410-263-5544 x10; www.marylandhall.org.