The Barge House Museum in Eastport sets a wonderful example of a community appreciating its origins, with the current "Watermen of Eastport" exhibit, the annual winter Doll House exhibit and next spring's planned "Churches of Eastport" project.
The museum is soliciting memorabilia, photographs, stories and artifacts of the development of Eastport's churches.
If you can contribute bits of your family's past to the project, call Peg Wallace at 268-1802.
A shorter history will be celebrated Saturday at Quiet Waters Park: the park's fifth anniversary. The park has developed as an impressive community resource, with art exhibits, an environmental lecture series, boat and bicycle rentals, extensive trails and ample room for solitude.
Central to the anniversary celebration will be an outdoor concert, featuring folk singers Raymond and Sparks, the Celtic duo Maggie Sansone and Sue Richards, and the Lone Starlet Band, with western swing.
The celebration is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the park, which is in the Hillsmere section of Annapolis, near the intersection of Bay Ridge Avenue, Forest Drive and Hillsmere Drive.
A $4 per car fee is levied for admission to the park, but no charge for the concert.
On Sept. 9, Anne Arundel Medical Center celebrates the the opening of the Rebecca M. Clatanoff Pavilion at Medical Park off Jennifer Road.
On Community Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 9, the new facility will be open for tours, and the whole Medical Park will bustle with children's activities, multicultural performances, a health fair and free screenings, and a chance to win a trip to Mexico.
Ten performances will alternate on two stages throughout the day, and children will get to meet Mandy the Clown, Barnaby the Clown and the Purple Dinosaur.
It will be a family day at its finest, with the added bonus of the chance to familiarize the family with the women's health services newly available in Annapolis.