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January 2013

Boating Workshop • free

  Learn what GPS equipment is right for your boat. 10am-noon at West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis: 410-268-0129; www.westmarine.com. 

How far would you go to catch a terrorist?

After the September 11, 2001, attacks that murdered 3,000 Americans, Osama bin Laden became the world’s most-hunted man. Ten years later, the search continued.     For CIA agent Mya (Jessica Chastain: Lawless), the search for bin Laden is an obsession. She takes a position in the Pakistan bureau and spends every waking hour tracking obscure leads and interrogating detainees.

Amazing stories brought to life with astonishing effect — this is theater at its best

For good old-fashioned escapist entertainment, Annapolis has never seen the likes of Colonial Players’ Shipwrecked. Commissioned by a children’s theatre, this play is unlike both Donald Margulies’ other plays and much of what dominates local stages during winter months.  Audiences of all ages will love the story and Colonial’s innovative presentation.

My six favorite catalogs for dreaming and ordering

Seed catalogs begin arriving in my mailbox with the new year. Is there a benefit in ordering from catalogs? Or is it just as good to buy seeds locally?     The variety of seeds at garden centers, hardware stores and some grocery stores is rather limited. Some like to tell customers that the seeds were especially selected for our area. It has been my experience that many seeds sold locally are chosen to provide dependable varieties that have survived the test of time.

Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks promises new effort

Anne Arundel County has the longest Bay shoreline in Maryland at 534 miles, embracing five major rivers and countless creeks and streams. It is home to 40,000 registered boaters. Yet unless you own waterfront property or live in a water-privileged community, you have virtually no access to the Chesapeake or its tributaries.

Boating Workshop • free

  Learn what GPS equipment is right for your boat. 10am-noon at West Marine, 113 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis: 410-268-0129; www.westmarine.com. 

MLK Day at Banneker-Douglas • free

  On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, assist with behind-the-scene projects at Banneker-Douglas museum, designing valentines for troops, making cards for seniors, learning about conflict resolution and working on a project to help the developmental disabled. 10-11:30am or 12:30-2pm at museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis. rsvp: 410-897-9207; www.volunteerannearundel.org. 

Adult Computer Class • free

  Beginners learn computer basics including how to work a mouse and keyboard. 10-11am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Daddy’s Dyin’… Who’s Got the Will?

  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. Showing thru Jan. 26. FSa 8pm; Su 2pm at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Dr., Bowie. $17 w/discounts; rsvp: 301-805-0291; www.bctheatre.com.

Last Chance forLegally Blonde

  OMG, did you hear? Elle Woods is bringing Harvard to the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis in Legally Blonde: The Musical. F 7:30pm; Sa 2pm & 7:30pm; Su 2pm at the heatre, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $15 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-757-2281; www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.