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January 2013

Book vs. Movie Talk • free

  Dress for a Gatsby bash and talk The Great Gatsby in book and movie formats. 7-8:30pm at Twin Beaches Library, Chesapeake Beach: 410-257-2411; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

South County Show Stoppers • free

  Senior dancers The Show Stoppers start their 2013 season with a performance at the Pasadena Senior Center. 12:30pm at 4103 Mountain Rd.: 410-267-7318. 

Vernal Pools • Free

  Learn how frogs, toads and salamanders breed and grow in vernal pools from Jug Bay Sanctuary’s Lindsay Hollister. See volunteers’ pictures of sanctuary wildlife and meet a few amphibians. 3:30-4:30pm at Carrie Weedon Science Center, 911 Galesville Rd., Galesville: 410-222-1625; www.carrieweedon.org/speakers. 

Caring for Chesapeake Bay • free

The Chesapeake Interfaith Environmental Group and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation tell how to green your congregation and care for the Bay. Learn how to make your old building green or how to plan a green new building, manage storm water and do simple tricks to reduce energy. 2-4:30pm at Calvary Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis: 410-798-0590; www.chesapeakeieg.com. 

Chesapeake Children’s Museum Benefit Concert

  Barry Louis Polisar takes the stage to perform children songs including Giggle, Tickle, Fiddle and Wiggle Around and My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana in his one-man symphony to benefit the Chesapeake Children’s Museum. 2pm Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $20: 410-280-5640; www.marylandhall.org.

Annapolis Bridal Show

  Brides shop 40 local merchants at the What’s Up? Bridal Expo, where Annapolis Formal shows the latest trends in a strolling fashion show and Smyth Jewelers and Loews Resort offer big prizes. Hors d’oeurvres and champagne served. 1-4pm at Lowes Annapolis Hotel, Annapolis. $15 w/rsvp discounts: www.weddings.whatsupmag.com. 

Soup & Science

  Enjoy a cup of homemade soup with fresh bread and hear Dick Arnold and Hank Mortimer talk about horseshow crabs, migrating birds, commercial fisheries and biomedical research at Jug Bay Sanctuary’s Soup and Science Talk. noon-3pm at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330; www.jugbay.org.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

  Start a brisk winter morning with a hearty breakfast of hot cakes, bacon, scrapple, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, biscuits, fruit and chipped beef. 8-11am at the American Legion Post 206, off of Rt. 260. $10 w/discounts: 301-855-6466; www.alpost206.org. 

Hiking Trail Clean-up

  Help the American Chestnut Land Trust Hiking Trail clean trails of leaves, flatten steep or uneven areas, trim back limbs and bushes and outline the trail with pieces of deadwood. Meet at the Trust office. 11am-4pm at 676 Double Oak Rd., Prince Frederick: 410-414-3400; www.acltweb.org. 

Used Book Sale

  Explore tables of thousands of used books for your next read at the Friends of the Library Gently Used Book Sale. F at noon-4pm; Sa 9am-3pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.