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October 2013

Annapolis vs. Eastport Tug of War

See the world’s longest International Tug of War over water. Annapolis steps up to keep the trophy in the 16th annual Slaughter Across the Water. 10am-2pm festivities on the Annapolis side; 11:30am-5:30pm festivities on the Eastport side; tug heats start at the crack of noon at either side of Spa Creek Bridge. $20 to tug/free to cheer on tug teams: www.theme.org.

Key School Youth Soccer Clinic • free

Kick around to learn fundamental skills and game tactics at the Key School’s free soccer clinic for boys in grades 7 and 8. 10am-noon at Key School’s Manse Field, Annapolis; rsvp: 410-263-9231 x1282; bboyd@keyschool.org.

Chesapeake Garden Club Fundraiser

Bid on a live auction of Designs by Sylvia, try a flower raffle, seek door prizes, buy live and dried plants and enjoy light refreshments at Chesapeake Garden Club’s annual fundraiser. 9:30am at All Saints Church Parish Hall, Sunderland. $25: 301-812-2576; www.cgc@chesapeakegardenclub.org.

Ta-Ta’s 5K Fun Run/Walk • free

Walk or run to beat metastatic breast cancer in the Greater Annapolis area. After the run, enjoy a grand opening Customer Appreciation Expo with food, massages, raffles and prizes, professional stretching, discounts in-store and more. 9am-2pm at the new Fleet Feet Sports, Severna Park: www.fleetfeetsevernapark.com.

Annmarie Makers Market

Find handmade, homemade or homegrown goods at Makers Market, Annmarie Garden’s outdoor artisan marketplace. Markets on the first Saturday of each month. 9am-noon at the Garden, Solomons: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.

Genealogical Society Civil War Seminar

Steve Hammond talks about the Washington Arsenal Disaster and Civil War author Daniel Carroll Toomey discusses his new book The War Came by Train: The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad During the Civil War at the Anne Arundel County Historical and Genealogical Society seminar on Civil War topics to benefit Kuethe Library Historical and Genealogical Research Center. 9am-noon at Glen Burnie Improvement Assoc. $25; rsvp: 410-684-2932; www.aachs.org.

Jug Bay Run for Wildlife

Run or walk along mostly flat, paved and dirt roads along the banks of the Patuxent River at the Jug Bay Run for Wildlife to benefit research and education in the Patuxent River watershed. 9am at Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro. $22 10K; $20 5K; $17 3K: 301-627-7755; www.pgparks.com.

Church Flea Market

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

Birds of Prey Howl-O-Ween Fest • Free

See a hawk, falcons and owls up-close and learn about these majestic birds from raptor’s eye; cameras welcome. 10am-2pm at Wild Bird Center of Annapolis; 410-280-1545; www.wildbird.com/annapolis.

Building Hope 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk

Walk or run to benefit the to-be-constructed Severn Community Health and Wellness Center, which will house health care services, a food pantry, recreational services and more at the first annual Building Hope 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk. $25. 8am registration; 9am run/walk at Kinder Farm Park, Millersville: 410-352-7394; www.buildinghoperun.org.