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January 2013

Financial Aid Workshop • free

  Students pursing college and their parents learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid from Southern Maryland CAN College Access Network. 9:30am-noon at Huntington High School auditorium. 410-474-0742; 

Used Book Sale

  Search thru piles of books at the Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill Projects used book sale to benefit spreading literacy and books to underserved populations in the U.S. and abroad. 8am-2pm at The Capital, 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis: 410-239-6865;

Bird Walk

  Explore Jug Bay Sanctuary for birds and their food sources. Dress warmly. 8am-noon at the Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330;

Arboretum Work Day

  Free hollies and other trees from the grip of invasive vines at Warrior’s Rest Arboretum. Bring your clippers, gloves and loppers; water and other tools provided. 9am-noon at 1920 Scientists Cliff Rd., Port Republic: rsvp: 410-414-3400; 

Daddy’s Dyin’ … Who’s Got the Will

  This weekend is your last chance to watch the Turnover family’s greedy siblings seek their father’s will in a hunt that initially tears the family apart but ultimately glues them together again. Read Davina Grace Hill’s review in this week’s paper. FSa 8pm at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. $17 w/discounts; rsvp: 301-805-0291;

Polar Bear Plunge


Master Gardener Training

  Today is your last day to rsvp for the Calvert County office of the University of Maryland Extension’s Master Gardener late-winter training. Once certified, you’ll advise and educate your neighbors on gardening and horticulture. Classes meet Tu & Th Feb. 12 thru March 21. 6:15-8:45pm at 30 Duke St., Prince Frederick. $175: 410-535-3662; 

College of So. MD’s Empty Chair

  After a teenager dies from a drug overdose, a counselor questions if his death was suicide or accidental in College of Southern Maryland’s The Empty Chair play series that spotlights a different issue each month. 8pm at College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick campus. $5; rsvp: 301-934-7828; 

Pianist at St. John’s • free

  Hear acclaimed pianist Fredric Chiu play Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and Prokofiev, finishing with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. 8pm at St. John’s College Key Auditorium: 410-626-2539;

Date Night Cooking Class

  Whole Food’s chef Robert teaches couples to work together to create a three-course meal including a Swiss chard and beet salad, seared sea scallops and a maple soufflé with strawberries. 7-9pm at Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. $65; rsvp: 410-224-2042;