April 2017

Spring Herb Gala

Taste herbal treats, plant an herb garden ($30), make a terrarium ($35), sample teas & treats, watch demos and tour the gardens. 10am-5pm, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, free: www.willowoakherbs.com.

South River on the Half Shell

Enjoy food, drinks, oysters, live music, live and silent auction to benefit the South River Federation. 6-10pm, Byzantium Center, Annapolis, $85 single/$150 couple, rsvp: www.southriverfederation.net.

Pickin’ by the Bay

Listen to music by Mixed Business, come early to jam with the band; food and drink sold. 3-6pm, Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, $5 w/discounts: www.captainaverymuseum.org.    

SPCA Walk for the Animals

Runners and leashed dogs take off a 5K (5K 7:30am, walk 9am) at this 26th fundraiser; walk the trails to peruse pet supply booths, watch K-9 demos, try a dog agility course, see the Cars & Critters Car Show, visit the kids area, shop for treats and adopt a new animal companion. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, $40 (runners w/t-shirt), rsvp: http://aacspca.org.

Champions for Children 5K

Run or walk to benefit Harmony House. 8:30am, Sassafras Pavilion, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, $30 w/discounts, rsvp: https://www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/champions-for-children-5k-fun-run.

Paper Shredding

8am-2pm, Northern High School, Owings, free: 410-326-0210.

Bowie-Crofton Garden Club

The 27th annual plant sale features monarch- and pollinator-garden kits, tomato plants, trees and shrubs, house plants, hanging baskets, herbs and vegetables, perennials plus Doug Tallamy’s native picks. 8am-noon, Bowie Library, free: www.bcgardenclub.org.

People’s Climate March

Travel to the DC event with the Anne Arundel Sierra Club and the Climate Stewards of Greater Annapolis. 8am-6pm, meet at Park & Ride, Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis, $10, rsvp: http://bit.ly/AAClimateMarch.

10th Plant the Town

Help North Beach clean up its beach, marsh, overlook, alley ways, town streets and curb sides. 8am, Welcome Center: 301-855-6681.

ROAR for Kids

Run or walk the 5K or attend the family festival to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute. 7am registration, 8am 5K, 8:30am festival begins, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, $40 (festival only $15) w/discounts: www.roarforkids.kennedykrieger.org.