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August 2018

Stories to warm your heart and tickle your funny bone

Speckles, a Rabbit with Spunk        Speckles, a mix of English spot and miniature rabbit, came from Gurnie and Millie Hobbs of Bowie to our children Peter, 5, and Barbara, 3, in the spring of 1974.       While living outdoors during his first summer in a wooden hutch with litter box, he was bitten by a horse fly, infesting his hind quarters deeply with the animal disease warbles.

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Tour the Tudor village in courtier clothes (available to rent). Peruse over 140 crafters at work making stoneware, glassblowing, jewelry, armor and more. Feast on mutton, steak and ale and cheesecake on a stick from their majesties’ kitchens. Watch strolling jugglers, duelers and madrigals, and favor a knight at the daily joust. SaSu 10am-7pm, plus M Sept. 3, Crownsville festival grounds, $19 w/discounts: www.rennfest.com.

Brad Paisley in Concert

This country music superstar has had nine albums debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart — with no plans to stop. Dan Tyminski, one of the premier vocalists in modern acoustic music, opens the show. 7:30pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $59-120, rsvp: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Tides & Tunes

Sean Hetrick & The Leftovers; bring lawn seating; no coolers. 7-8:30pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport, free (donations suggested): www.amaritime.org.

Snap Circuits Night

Bring the family out for hands-on design and building with working electrical circuits. 7pm, Fairview Library, Owings, rsvp: 410-257-2101.

Archaeology Lab Night

Learn about Native American ceramics identification from Amelia Chisholm and Zachary Singer from the Division of Cultural Resources & The Lost Towns Project. 6-9pm, Historic London Town, Edgewater, free, rsvp: [email protected]

Rock City Dock

Urusla Ricks plays. 7-10pm, Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock, free: 410-263-7958.

Behind the Canvas Make & Take

Explore the collection of Chinese export porcelain on a tour then learn to make jewelry using blue and white china. Noon, Hammond-Harwood House, Annapolis, $15 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-263-4683 x10.

Riversdale House Museum Concert

Hear Susan Jones and the Extension Cords. 7-8pm, Riverdale Park, free: 301-864-0420.

Stormwater & You

Learn how to reduce polluted runoff in your yard and how to become a certified watershed steward; required 10-class certification session runs Oct. thru April. 1 at Arlington Echo. 6:30-8:30pm, Edgewater Library, rsvp: www.aawsa.org.