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September 2017

First let me thank you for Bay Weekly’s awesome Pet Tales Aug. 10 edition. I also want to tell you about Hillsmere’s successfull implementation of a Community Cat program to reduce the unowned “community” cat overpopulation. Volunteers rallied with the Anne Arundel Cat Coalition, a non-profit spearheaded by Spay Spa Neuter Nook to trap, spay/neuter and rabies vaccinate 36 cats.

Re: Local Artist Paints in Words; Sept. 14: www.bayweekly.com/node/39982

  Our little man loved your article and the drawing in Coloring Corner, as did I. Thank you. Writer Kathy Knotts is one of the few who really got it right. –Michael Bell,  Southern High School arts department chair

This week we bring you 50-plus ways to revel in the new season

     Autumn comes to us in many ways.      Meteorological autumn, now three weeks past, came with just the right gifts to be welcome. Clear, dry, comfortable days … cool nights that demanded a light blanket … blue skies that made imaginations soar and sent painters scurrying to capture them … clouds that looked gathered for a new entertainment called Cloud Bounce: For benefits like those, we could let summer go.
Spoofing Bond with ups and downs 
     Gentlemen with lethal fighting skills, The Kingsman are England’s modern Knights of the Round Table.      Newest Kingsman Eggsy (Taron Egerton: Sing) is in a period of adjustment. Coping with the loss of his mentor, Harry (Colin Firth: Bridget Jones’ Baby), he’s in charge of stopping global terrorism. He’s also dating a princess (Hanna Alström: Sami Blood).

A Sense of Wonder: The Life and Works of Rachel Carson

Event Date:  Repeats every day until Sat Nov 04 2017 . November 4, 2017 - 7:00am - 9:00am In support of our mission, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory is bringing actress Kaiulani Lee (Law and Order, The Handmaid's Tale,movies, Broadway) and her one-woman play A Sense of Wonder to Solomons Holiday Inn Conference Center November 4th. For 25 years, Lee has performed as marine biologist, author, and conservationist Rachel Carson. Carson’s book Silent Spring and her other writings are credited with advancing the environmental movement. (CBL’s research ship is the R/V Rachel Carson, fitting tie-in!) Tickets $30 and $40 on http://bit.ly/Sense-of-Wonder

Goshen Farm's 6th Annual Harvest Pasta Dinner

Event Date:  October 14, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm Goshen Farm Preservation Society, Inc., and event sponsor, The Irish Restaurant Company, will present the 6th Annual Goshen Farm Harvest Pasta Dinner from 5pm to 7:30pm Saturday, October 14th, at Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church, 461 College Parkway, Arnold. If you like to eat fresh, locally-grown food; savor a delicious and plentiful entrée; want a fun, family-oriented event; and enjoy supporting the preservation of local history, plan to attend the Goshen Farm Harvest Pasta Dinner. Be prepared for an evening of good food grown, prepared, and served by your neighbors! Location Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church 461 College Parkway Arnold, 21012 United States See map: Google Maps

Fake News, 1644 Style

       Mistaken identities, a hero’s fondness for unashamed exaggeration and the quest for love permeate The Liar, Richard Wilbur’s modern interpretation of Pierre Corneille’s 1644 farce, his most famous comedy. Under the deft guidance of director Steve Tobin, Compass Rose Theater’s production is not only well acted and well staged but also an ageless play you want to watch.

Birding in the Americas Festival

Play games, make crafts, take a family nature walk (10am), see live raptors with naturalists from Watkins Nature Center (11am), sketch and get your questions answered by Master Naturalists and the Audubon Society; use spotting scope to see birds around the lake; co-sponsored by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission MOM’s Organic Market and the Prince George’s Audubon Society. 9am-1pm, Lake Artemesia Natural Area Park, Berwyn Heights: ­www.pgaudobon.org.

Annie Get Your Gun

Sept. 22-Oct. 21: FSa 8pm, Su 3pm, plus Oct. 21 3pm,  2nd Star Productions, $22 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-757-5700.

Chocolate Through Time

Learn about the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day with food historian and author Joyce White. 7-8:30pm, Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard, $5, rsvp: www.jefpat.org.