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August 2016

Music by Pete Best

4-8pm, Happy Harbor, Deale: 410-867-0949.

KIDS Paws to Read

Kids read to Rosie, a story-loving therapy dog. 1-3pm, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, free, rsvp: 410-222-1770.

Late Summer English Tea

Enjoy tea in the gazebo, cabin or pavilion. Noon-2pm, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, $25, rsvp: 410-551-2237.

14th Annual Park Rock Festival

Hear 23 bands on three stages play pop, funk, emo, scream, hard rock, alternative, indie, acoustic, hardcore and metal. 11am-9pm, St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown, $15-$20:

Fly a Kite

Hone your flying skills and learn fancy maneuvers from the experts of the Wings Over Washington Kite Club, who give demos on super kites and flying lessons at the annual Solomons Island Kite Day. Bring your kite or make one from a kit ($5 cash). 10am-4pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, free: 410-326-2042.

Garden Smarter

Learn to identify invasive plants found in Maryland and your yard; dress for walking outside. 10am, Community Resources Building, Prince Frederick, free: 410-535-0291.

Makers Market

Find local wares at the monthly outdoor first-Saturday artisan marketplace: arts and crafts, farm products, baked goods, canned goods, native plants and more. 9am-2pm, Annmarie Garden, Solomons:

Tour Thomas Point

Tour this historic landmark and learn about life on the screwpile lighthouse. Two cautions: There’s one steep stretch and no potties. 9am & 11:30am, Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Barge House, Eastport,  $70, rsvp: 415-362-7255.

Bird Walk

  Learn to identify birds by sight and sound; bring or borrow binoculars and field guides. 8-11am, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian, $6 vehicle fee, rsvp: 410-741-9330.

Lighthouse Adventure

See six Bay Lighthouses — Point No Point, Point Lookout, Smith Point, Solomons Lump, Hooper Island and Drum Point Lighthouses — on a daylong Chesapeake cruise. Stop at the Bayside Inn on Smith Island for lunch (additional fee) and sightseeing. 7:45am-4:00pm from Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $130 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-326-2042 x41.