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October 2013

Sprout Film Festival

See films that inspire and inform at the Arc of Southern Maryland’s 2013 Sprout Film Festival showcasing films featuring individuals with developmental disabilities. 11am & 2pm in Bldg. 2, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick. $10: 410-535-2413 x113;

Composting & Native Plant Gardens

Learn how to make compost and how to grow native plants from Univ. of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners of Anne Arundel County at a Composting Demo and Native Plant Gardens. 11am at Quiet Waters Park’s Wildwood Trail, Annapolis. $6 or park pass: 410-222-1777; www.

Pride of Baltimore’s Homecoming • free

See Pride of Baltimore II make its homecoming from the Great Lakes into Baltimore during the 47th Annual Fells Point Fun Festival. The ship travels past Ft. McHenry at 10am, through Baltimore Inner Harbor by 11am, and with canons blazing, docks at Broadway Pier in Fells Point at 11:30am. Noon-2:30pm deck tours at Broadway Pier, Fells Point:

Thrift Store Sale

Browse new fall and winter clothes, shoes and purses and buy summer clearance bargains for 50 cents each or three for a $1 to benefit the Sheldon Goldberg Center for Breast Care. 10am-3pm at the Calvert Memorial Hospital Thrift Store, Dunkirk Market Place: 410-535-7612.

West Annapolis Sidewalk Sale

Shop for wares in the village of West Annapolis’ Saturday Sidewalk Sale. 10am-5pm on Annapolis St., Annapolis:

Meet Birds of Prey • free

See a hawk, falcons and owls up-close and learn about these majestic birds from Raptor’s Eye; bring a camera. 10am-2pm at Wild Bird Center of Annapolis: 410-280-1545;

War of 1812 Hike & Kayak Trip

Join in a hike and kayak trip and explore the impact of the War of 1812 on the Patuxent waterfront. Box lunch follows trip. $20 w/discounts. 10am-1pm at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown; rsvp: 410-535-5327;

Donate Old Books

Help American Association of University Women raise money for women continuing their education by donating used books for the next book sale. No encyclopedias, VHS tapes of condensed books. Drop off books 10am-1pm at Bank of America parking lot on Jumpers Hole and Benfield Roads, Severna Park; or Furniture Solutions, Arnold: 240-472-1408;

Rabies Clinic • free

Cats, dogs and ferrets in carriers or leashed receive free rabies vaccinations. Calvert County pet licenses available for $7 for spayed or neutered pets; $20 for not spayed or neutered pets. 10am-noon at Northern High School, Owings: 410-535-5400;

Fall Rare and Used Historical Book Sale

Browse and buy books on historical topics related to national, Maryland and local history; plus biography, travel, fiction and children’s literature at the Anne Arundel County Historical Society’s Fall Book Sale to benefit the Historical and Genealogical Research Center at the Kuethe Library. 9am-3pm at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association. $1 for hardbacks, 25 cents for paperbacks: 410-255-7777;