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The Great Outdoors

Paddle the Rhode River

Learn about the ecology, history and wildlife of the Rhode River and Muddy Creek on a guided canoe trip. Basic paddling instruction provided. Dress for outdoors and bring drinking water and sun- screen. 9-11:30am at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $16 w/age discounts; rsvp:

Full Moon Paddle

The full moon lights the way as you paddle thru Back Creek and the Annapolis harbor at Annapolis Community Boating’s monthly full moon paddle. Bring a dish to share for a BBQ/pot luck dinner before your journey. dusk at 7314 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-703-8243;

Annapolis RainScape Tour

  Tour 10 Annapolis gardens using rainscaping as a beautiful solution to water pollution to benefit Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council and Watershed Stewards Academy. Pick your starting location when you rsvp. 2-5pm thruout Annapolis and Edgewater. $15: 410-222-3822;

Kayak Trip

  Ages 9 up kayak on the Patuxent. 9:30-11:30am Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; 

Call for Volunteers

  Help Carrie Weedon Science Center and the West/Rhode riverkeepers plant native meadow and wetland gardens to reduce stormwater runoff. 9am-noon at the center, Galesville: 4510-867-7171;; 

Composting Demos

  Learn how to transform food scraps, grass trimmings and leaves into soil at AA Co.’s master gardener demonstration. 11am at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis: $6/ vehicle admission: 410-222-3906; 

Tree Tour

  Explore Calvert County meadows and learn what the land would have looked like in the 1800s. 10am-3pm near Prince Frederick: $30/family w/discounts; rsvp for location: 410-535-5327; 

Volunteer at Chesapeake Ecology

  Dig up dirt with Chesapeake Ecology Center and plant native shrubs and trees or help master gardeners care for the Native Plant Demo Garden. 9am-noon at the Center, 245 Clay St., Annapolis: 

Breakfast and Birding

  Hike thru the meadow, forest and marsh on Jug Bay’s new boardwalk and enjoy bagels, coffee and fruit as well as scenery. 8:30-11am at the Plummer House, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330;

OkoumeFest • free

  Cruise to Chesapeake Light Craft’s 15th annual OkoumeFest, a small-boat rendezvous to celebrate Okoume, a plantation-grown African hardwood used for build-your-own-boat kits. Friday: open house and seminars; Saturday: in-water demos. Sunday: boaters race 64 miles thru the Bay ($110 registration). F 2-7pm at Chesapeake Light Craft, 1805 George Ave., Annapolis; Sa 9am-5pm and Su 7am Matapeake State Park, Stevensville: 410-267-0137;