Singer/songwriter Dave Tieff shares his message that people can overcome addiction to lead productive lives through storytelling and songs from his latest albums, "Time to Fly" and "A Trip into the Sun," at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $15; $12 for faculty and staff; $7 for AACC students. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the college's substance-abuse education programs. Information: email@example.com.
Home, garden workshops
Learn to make your yard more inviting to birds, butterflies and other wildlife at the "Earth Friendly Workshops" this fall at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in Lothian. Cost is $25 per person per workshop; lunch is included.
•"Creating a Butterfly Garden," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16.
•"Making Your House More Sustainable," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 29.
•"Native Plant Sale and Composting Demonstration," 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29.
•"Improving Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27.
The registration deadline is Sept. 5. Checks, made payable to Friends of Jug Bay, should be mailed to: 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian 20711. Information: jugbay.org.
The Captain Salem Avery Museum's annual fundraising raffle is under way. Top prize is $5,000, and tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764, or call 410-867-4486.
The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Kirk Brown will be the speaker. Information: annapolishorticulture.org.
The American Association of University Women will hold its annual brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. For cost and more information, call Judith MacGregor at 410-975-0481 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adkins Arboretum's annual Fall Native Plant Sale will be held Sept. 15-16 in the Native Plant Nursery, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A members-only sale takes place Sept. 14. The sale benefits the Arboretum's education programs. Information: 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.
A free, six-week diabetes self-management program will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 and continuing through Oct. 23 at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. People with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or 2 diabetes are eligible. Participants will learn how to identify problems caused by diabetes, manage their blood sugars and understand the relationship between food and blood-sugar levels. There will also be instruction on how to read nutrition labels, deal with stress, cope with depression and improve communication with doctors. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and will receive a "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" textbook. To register and for more information, call Pam Toomey at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 410-222-4366, ext. 3057, or email her at email@example.com.
Maryland Therapeutic Riding's annual Live on the Farm Benefit Concert featuring the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys will be held Sept. 7 in Crownsville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Along with live music, the event features live and silent auctions. Cost is $40 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-923-6800 or online at horsesthatheal.org.
Memorial canoe trip
The Bill Steiner Memorial Canoe Trip, an annual event to raise funds to buy, repair and replace the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary's canoes, will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the sanctuary in Lothian. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations and more information, call 410-741-9330.
Colonial Players will hold auditions for four roles in its production of "Sunlight" at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 26-27, at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis. The play is about two strong-willed men who hold opposing views on whether torture can be a legitimate weapon in the battle against terrorism. Information: 410-268-3195 or thecolonialplayers.org.
Call for artists
Benfield Gallery invites artists ages 18 and older to enter its annual fall juried exhibition being held Oct. 25-Nov. 17 at the gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park. The show's theme is "Autumn Reflections." Any two- or three-dimensional work will be considered by Kathy Daywalt, this year's juror. Information: 410-544-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.