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October 2015

Chili Cookoff

Support the American Chestnut Land Trust by eating chili and bidding on auction items at the 20th annual fundraising dinner. 6-9:30pm, Prince Frederick, $38, rsvp: acltweb.org.

Jug Bay 30th Anniversary

Enjoy food, birthday cake, live music, crafts, photo booth, games and guided hikes at this mini-event in honor of the wetlands sanctuary 30th anniversary. 2-5pm, McCann Wetlands Center, Lothian, free: jugbay.org.

Spaceflight America Museum Open House

Get to know this museum and its exhibits on science, technology and space flight, visit the Kidz Zone and the Arthur Storer Planetarium. Take part in the ribbon cutting on the all-new International Space Station display. 1-9pm, next to Calvert High School, Prince Frederick, free: ­spaceflightamericamuseum.org.

Deale Oyster Roast

Enjoy oysters, ham, sides and drinks. 1-5pm, $45/person or $20 carry-out, Deale Volunteer Fire Dept.: 410-867-1350.

Family History Festival

Join the Maryland State Archives for a day of workshops, raffles, giveaways and learning about ancestry. 10am-4:30pm, Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, free: msa.maryland.gov.

Step by Step 5K Fun Run/Walk

Walk or run to benefit Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse Programs. 8am registration, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons Island, $30 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-535-1600 x8806.

A Tour of the Universe

Zoom out in the galaxy with AACC prof John Kline to see how our sun compares with other stars. 7pm, Crofton Library, free: 410-222-7915.

Tween Night: Paws Are Our Cause

Tweens make cat beds and dog toys to donate to a local animal shelter. Bring a bag of unopened dog or cat food or a gently used clean towel or blanket. 6:30-8pm, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, free, rsvp: 410-535-0291.

Library Tech: Then & Now

Look at old library equipment and experience the newest tech: 3D printers, iPad apps, eReaders and more. 6:30pm, Annapolis Library, free: 410-222-1750.

Atlantic Reed Consort

All-reed quintet takes on Van Halen, Queen and Frank Zappa. 6:15pm, St. Anne’s Church, Church Circle, Annapolis, free: 410-267-9333.