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Jul 06, 2012 09:28PM ● By Anonymous

Annapolis Summer Garden Theater debuted its take on the hit musical Avenue Q on Thursday. Shows will continue to run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month of July. A winner of several Tony awards, Avenue Q is part felt, part flesh, and packed with heart. The show is something of a Sesame Street for adults, and is Rated R. So get a babysitter and head out for some grown up fun.

On Sunday, you can regroup with your family and head to Historic London Town and Gardens. At Revolutionary London Town, the colonial past will come alive as staff members explores the year 1776. Attendees will be able to talk with 18th-century inhabitants, see colonial-style hearth cooking, enjoy a militia muster by the British Marines, and experience the Ship's Company cannon being fired. Plus, you can borrow some child-sized colonial clothing for the day, and enjoy free ice cream from Annapolis Ice Cream Company. Yum.

Or you could head down to Chesapeake Beach Resort Spa & Hotel for this Sunday's installment of their Rock the Dock concert series. Grab some food and drinks at the Boardwalk Cafe while listening to the sounds of No Where Men.

Tonight, Chestertown will hold its monthly First Friday celebration. But this time around, it features an Independence Day twist. Combining traditional festivities with Fourth of July fun, Chestertown's First Friday Independents' Day includes live music, gallery exhibit openings, complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and giveaways from local businesses. And attendees will be able to purchase $1 hot dogs and 50 cent sodas.

Adkins Arboretum will also host an annual event this weekend, as it opens its doors to visitors for the First Saturday Guided Walk. Walkers will be able to check out the arboretum's diverse plant communities, including bottomland forest, upland paths, and native meadows, with an arboretum docent naturalist.

Want to complete your environmentally-aware weekend? Head to Sassafest River Jam at Harbor View at the Georgetown Yacht Basin. This free event will feature music by Driven Women, The Blueskeepers, and Chester River Runoff. Visitors will be able to grab a bite to eat available for sale by the Kitty Knight House, check out many exhibitions, and participate in a dingy poker run or kayak race.

Or you could make your way up to M&T Bank Stadium on either Saturday or Sunday, and check out Baltimore's African American Festival. Salt-n-Pepa are performing on Sunday! Ohemgee.

And, if you're looking for a a few more classic Fourth of July activities (including fireworks) head up to Laurel. They've got a slew of events planned.