Sunday, Aug. 22
Ecology by canoe From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., participants can discover the abundance of wildlife in the Patuxent River wetlands by paddling along some of the smaller branches of the river to look for beavers, birds and flowering wetland plants at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Bring water, sunscreen and lunch, and wear shoes that can get wet. Children must be at least 7 years old and accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10 per person. Registration: 410-741-9330 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: http://www.jugbay.org.
Auditions Kids ages 8-18 can audition for "Say What? Play Words and Word Plays," a collection of one-act plays, poems and scenes that celebrate language, theater and humor. Auditions are from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Besides actors, director Joe Thompson is looking for people interested in design, learning to direct, making huge puppets, masks and art. For more information, call 410-757-2281 or go to childrenstheatreofannapolis.org
'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' Musical will be performed through Sept. 5 at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St. Shows at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $18. Information: 410-268-9212 or summergarden.com.
Monday, Aug. 23
Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
Meeting The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room on the second floor in the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Jenn Fagan, special projects coordinator for Blind Industries & Services of Maryland, will speak. Open to the public. Information: 410-222-4383.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Pasadena Rotarians The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Information: John Clark, 410-320-3145.
Wednesday Republican Breakfast Club Group meets at 7:30 a.m. at the Rockfish, Sixth and Severn, Eastport, for breakfast and discussion. County Council candidate Tim Hallihan will speak on "Primary Issues and Campaign Needs." Cost is $12.
Thursday, Aug. 26
Young Anne Arundel Professionals Social club for single professionals meets at 6:30 p.m. at China Buffet, 554 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Information: 410-336-6822.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. J. Ernest Green, director of Live Arts Maryland, will speak about its current program and some members of the Annapolis Chorale will perform. Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.
Saturday, Aug. 28
Annapalooza Outdoor music and arts festival being held from noon to 10 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville, features 10 hours of live music, including jazz, reggae, blues, rock, hip-hop and bluegrass, on three stages. Lineup includes Soja, the Bridge, Pietasters, Bill Kirchen, Mambo Sauce, Grilled Lincolns, the Cheaters and Blue Miracle. There will also be artists, crafters, food and beverages. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Information: http://www.annapalooza.org.
Rally A number of community organizations, including labor, clergy, peace and civil rights, will hold a noon rally at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in Arnold, to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, which was led by King and the occasion on which he delivered his legendary "I Have a Dream" speech. Information: 410-672-4260.
'Wetland Plants: Gems of the Marsh' Discover the diversity of freshwater tidal marshes from 10 a.m. to noon at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian. Reservations and entrance fees are required for all events. Information: 410-741-9330 or go to jugbay.org.
Fundraiser The Wellness House of Annapolis' annual fundraiser, "La Fiesta del Verano," will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mas-Que Farm in Annapolis. Music provided by the Rob Levit Trio. Tickets are $85. Information: 410-990-0941.
Flea market St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will also be open. Information: 410-269-7671.