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January 2013

Contra Dance

  Join American contra and square dancing. Introductory session 6:30pm; dancing 7-10pm at Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. $10 w/discounts: 443-540-0864: www.contradancers.com/atds. 

KIDS Library Goes to Dogs • free

  Reluctant and beginning readers read aloud to therapy dogs in a calm and encouraging environment. 2-4pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us. 

Winter Animal Tracking • free

  Use your senses to track winter animals. Dress for the weather and a hike. 2-3pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro: 301-888-1377; www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/merkle.asp. 

Swamp Stomp

  Follow Jug Bay volunteer Siobhan Percey for an off-trail adventure to find skunk cabbage blooming in the swamp. 1-3pm at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330; www.jugbay.org.

Working the Water Photos

  Marc Castelli shows photos of a year on the Bay, discussing the watermen he followed and the year’s harvest. 1-3pm at Annmarie Gardens, Solomons. $5 w/discounts: 410-326-4640; 410-798-5000. www.annmariegarden.com. 

Wintering Raptors

  Learn how raptors and other birds survive winter and meet raptors in person. noon-1pm at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. $5; rsvp: 410-798-5000; www.homesteadgardens.com.

Brain Games • free

  Keep your mind sharp with brain games like Scrabble and Mahjongg. noon-2pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

KIDS Birdhouse Workshop

  Kids paint birdhouses at Homestead Garden’s Build a Birdhouse workshop. 11am at Davidsonville location; 410-798-5000; noon at Severna Park location; 410-384-7966. $10; rsvp: www.homesteadgardens.com.

Calvert Photo Club • free

  Bring your best photo using a small flash or strobe for today’s competition (11am). Also T.O. Galloway talks about hummingbird photography and how to photograph wildlife. 10am at Trinity United Methodist Church, Prince Frederick: 443-295-3357; www.calvertphotographyclub.com. 

The Living Gallery Opens

  Watch 20 artists at work at Annmarie Garden’s living gallery, the 4,200 square-foot main gallery transformed into individual artist studios. 10am-5pm thru March 24 at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $5 w/discounts: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.