Sunday, Oct. 7
First Sunday arts festival The season's final outdoor festival features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. The Basement Band kicks off the music at noon, and in Whitmore Park, Lilly & Mudd perform a mix of original tunes from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Free. For more information, call 410-741-3267 or go to firstsundayarts.com.
Reception The annual "Fannie Lou Hamer Reception" will be held at 4 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. The event celebrates the birthday of the late feminist and civil rights heroine by honoring women from different racial backgrounds who promote social justice causes in the county. Tickets are $35 per person. Information: 410-269-1524.
Monday, Oct. 8
Staged reading The Bay Theatre Company and Dignity Players present a reading of Dustin Lance Black's play "8" at 8 p.m. in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater at AACC's Pascal Center, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $8; $5 for students. For tickets and more information, call 877-503-9463, 410-777-2457 or go to baytheatre.org.
Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Karen Messick presents "Travelogue from Ireland." In addition, there will be a showcase where members can present up to three images of their choice. Information: 410-267-0461 or digitalphotoclub.net.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
NARFE A monthly meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees association, Chapter 1519, takes place at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Glen Burnie. The speaker will be Phillip Simkin, director of community education and outreach for Loudon Park Cemetery. Information: 410-760-3750.
Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the headquarters of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave. John Paige Williams will talk about oyster reefs and the state of the Chesapeake Bay. Information: 410-956-7672.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
Computer group The Chesapeake PC Users Group meets at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room of Severn River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold. Michael Young will give a demonstration of "Windows 8." Information: chpcug.org.
Photographers meet The Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, and features a "Show and Tell" session in which members can bring their summer photographs to share. Visitors are welcome. Information: 410-518-6876.
Republicans meet The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County hold a general meeting at 10 a.m. in the lower level community room of the Conte/Lubrano Building, 130 Lubrano Drive in Annapolis. The meeting is open to the public. The guest speaker will be Larry Hogan of "Change Maryland." Information: 410-956-2056.
Friday, Oct. 12
Concert Classical guitarist Colin Davin, best known for his interpretation of classical and modern works, will be in concert at 8 p.m. at AACC, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Tickets are $15, $10 for AACC faculty and staff and $5 for students. Information: 410-777-7069 or aacc.edu/performingarts.
Lecture James Wood, professor of the practice of literary criticism at Harvard University, will speak on "The New Atheism and the Modern Novel" at 8:15 p.m. at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Gala Anne Arundel Community College will hold a gala at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport-BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. The "2012 Gala — Welcome to our Future" event will be an evening of dinner and dancing and will offer attendees a chance to meet AACC's sixth president, Dawn Lindsay. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. A program and dancing will follow. Tickets are $200, and proceeds support student scholarships and academic initiatives. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 410-777-2515 or email email@example.com.
'Youth Fishing Rodeo' Fort Meade hosts a fishing rodeo for children ages 3-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burba Lake Park. Participants will be divided into three age divisions, and prizes will be awarded for each division. The lake will be stocked by the Department of Natural Resources before the event. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment and bait. Information: 301-677-3810 or 301-677-3825.