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September 2013

Run for Light House Shelter

Enjoy a scenic run along the trails of Quiet Waters Park and through the Bay-front neighborhood of Hillsmere Shores at the 3rd Annual Annapolis Half-Marathon Run for the Light House Shelter complemented by the 6th Annual Jogging Joe Shafran 5K Memorial Run to benefit the Light House Shelter in Annapolis. Be at the Pavilion by 7am. Half Marathon starts at 7:30am, 5K at 7:45am from the Sassafras Pavilion at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. $85 Half Marathon; $45 5K: www.runforthelighthouse.com.

National Alpaca Farm Days

Visit the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association’s member farms and ranches to meet alpacas, experience luxurious alpaca products and enjoy activities and educational opportunities centered on these cousins to the llama. Participating farms at www.NationalAlpacaFarmDays.com.

Worth the Trip to Harvest Craft Fest

Browse craft booths and vendors, make scarecrows, paint pumpkins, bob for apples, press apples, make apple butter, hear bluegrass music, visit a petting zoo, see historical craft demonstrations and enjoy hay rides and a straw maze. 11am-4pm at Steppingstone Farm Museum, Harve de Grace. $5 w/discounts: 410-939-2299; www.steppingstonemuseum.org.

Top Music Acts 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, glassblowing, jewelry, armor and more. Returning to the Blackfriar’s stage this weekend are the Mediaeval Baebes, the UK’s Number One-selling vocal ensemble. Welsh singer Deborah Rose marks her U.S. premiere at the festival. Feast on mutton, steak, 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.

30th Annual Freestate Cat & Agility Show

See cats, cats and more cats showcased at the 30th Annual Freestate Feline Fanciers Cat & Agility Show with judging on more than 300 pedigree cats. Watch an agility competition and buy from vendors selling cat toys, cat trees, furniture, jewelry, clothing and collectibles, plus 150 exhibitors. 9am-4pm at the Freestate Sports Arena, White Marsh. $7 w/discounts: 410-679-1873; www.catshowsmd.com.

Hear Wammie Winners

Three-time Washington Area Music Association Wammie Award winner and international band Veronneau returns to Annapolis as part of the Joe Byrd Jazz Concert Series to perform selections from past albums and new tunes from their upcoming album. Doors open at 7pm; music 8-10:30pm at O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel. $20: 410-269-0777; elanabyrd@comcast.net.

Kate Fleming at Sam’s

Kate Fleming plays at 7pm at Sam’s on the Waterfront, Annapolis: 410-263-3600; www.samsonthewaterfront.com.

Square Dance and Potluck Dinner

Janine Smith calls dances to the Appalachian music of Leah Weiss, Gary Wright & Friends for squares, longways set and circle dancing. Optional potluck dinner 5:45-7pm; family-friendly dancing 7pm; challenging dancing 8:30-10pm at Galesville Memorial Hall. $10 w/discounts: 301-926-9142; http://communitysquaredance.wordpress.com/.

Stephen Heller at Calypso Bay

Stephen Heller plays from 4-8pm at Calypso Bay, Tracys Landing: 410-867-9787; www.CBonthebay.com.

Austin Ellis at Happy Harbor

Austin Ellis performs from 3-7pm at Happy Harbor, Deale: 410-867-0949; www.happyharbordeale.com.