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September 2013

St. Mary’s Militia

Stroll thru militia encampments and visit colonial merchants; watch unit members test their master of musketry; let your nose lead you to demonstrations of camp cooking; call on militia families as they carry out daily tasks, try on colonial clothing; have fun at colonial games; enjoy a mini-drama at the State House; attend the Salter Trial to discover what happens to a 17th-century pig thief; participate in an English Civil War puppet show; practice drilling with a pike or musket blank and march along with militia men preparing for battle. 10am-4pm at St. Mary’s City Museum.

Kayak Trip

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

UMD Archives Lecture • free

Anthropology grad student Adam Fracchia talks about using historic archaeology to unearth the lives of residents of Texas, MD, a Baltimore County quarry town. 10am-noon at Maryland State Archives, Annapolis; rsvp: 410-260-6442.

Vine Vindicator Workshop & Training • free

Learn invasive plant removal and management techniques and become skilled at identifying non-native plants. Training includes a presentation, exercises and hands-on identification and removal techniques; dress for weather and wear boots. Lunch provided for pre-registered vindicators. 9am-3pm at American Chestnut Land Trust Office, Prince Frederick; rsvp: 410-414-3400;

Super Saturday Sale

Browse new and gently used clothing and accessories, housewares, furniture and bargain books from Betty’s Closet, Granny’s Treasures and the library committee to benefit the Benevolent Care Fund. 9am-3pm at Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, Solomons: 410-394-3483.

Historic Buildings Workshop • free

Learn about the proper way to rehabilitate properties in Maryland’s Historic Districts through the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission and the Maryland Historic Trust. Box lunch $10. 9:30am-1pm at Annapolis City Hall; rsvp by Sept. 26: 410-263-7961.

Tour Thomas Point

Cruise to the Thomas Point Lighthouse to tour the national historic landmark and learn about life on the screwpile lighthouse. Two cautions: There’s one steep stretch, and no potties. 9am & 11:30am from Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Barge House, Eastport. $70; rsvp: 410-295-0104;

Realignment Sale

Browse and buy 50+ new and used boats and 30 vehicles, plus boat and automotive parts and accessories, shop tools, building materials and more at today’s sale. 9am at Gates Marine Auction, Deale: 410-867-9360.

Church Book Sale & Flea Market

Fill a bag of books for $3 and a bag of clothes for $5. 8am-1pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Edgewater: 443-569-2290.

Big Fall Plant Sale

Browse and buy stock, trees, shrubs, perennials and more at Bowie-Crofton Garden Club’s Annual Fall Plant Sale to benefit the garden club’s scholarship fund, local gardening projects and the Bowie Food Pantry. 8am-noon at Bowie Library: 301-262-8676;