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September 2017

Fannie Lou Hamer Awards Reception

Join this 22nd annual event honoring outstanding women of AACo. for their leadership in civil and human rights; live music plus the short play — winner of the National History Day award — oncivil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. 4-6pm, St. John’s College, Annapolis, $35, rsvp: 301-538-6553.

Duckfest

This beer & music festival hosts guests Run Catch Rain, Josh Airhart and the Ryan Forrester Band, and lots of games and contests including cornhole, giant beer pong, giant Jenga, yard-drinking contest, yodeling contest ,plus face painting for kids and plenty of authentic German food and beer; benefits United Way of Calvert County and Bay-CSS. 1-6pm, Ruddy Duck Brewery, Solomons, $20 w/discounts, rsvp: www.unitedwaycalvert.org.

Harvest Day in the Village

Listen to bluegrass music, view the handiwork of artisans from the 1900s, see displays by watermen and tobacco farmers, sample homemade butter and ice cream and take a lesson in the one-room schoolhouse. 1-4pm, Deale Area Historical Society, Herrington Harbour North, Tracy’s Landing, free: www.dahs.us

ArtWorks Reception

See masterpieces by budding local artists ages 3-12 from the Creative and Performing Arts of South County. 1-4pm, Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side, free: www.captainaverymuseum.org.

Family Fun & Bike Rodeo

Ages 4-10 join in cycling fun, including a bike safety check, helmet instruction and safe riding tips, then follow a obstacle course. 12:30-2:30pm, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, free, rsvp: www.bikeaaa.org

Gallery 333 Reception

Meet artists behind Fiber In Nearly Everything exhibit. 12:30-1:30pm, UU Church of Annapolis: 410-266-8044.

Burgers & Brews For the Bay

Local food and libations combine with a message of sustainability to raise funds for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Live bluegrass music, hayrides, fish printing, educational stations and homemade root beer floats with ice cream from a local dairy make it family friendly. Noon-4pm, Clagett Farm, Upper Marlboro, $10-$60 w/discounts, rsvp: www.cbf.org.

First Sunday Arts Fest

Join the party on West Street: Eat and drink, enjoy live music, street performers, over 100 artists and crafters and sidewalk dining; leashed pets welcome. Free parking at State Garage on Calvert and Bladen St. 11am-5pm, West St., Calvert St. to Church Circle, Annapolis: firstsundayarts.com.

Lifeline 100 Century Ride

Cyclists of all levels choose 100-, 65-, 30- or 15-mile route options or a family fun ride (at the park) on paved routes thru AACo. 7am-2:30pm, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, $25-$50, rsvp: www.bikeaaa.org.

Motown Night

Music by DJ Stephen Varney. 7:30-11:30pm, Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Chesapeake Beach, $10: 410-257-9878.