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January 2013

Cook Without Oil

  Learn to cook lentils, brown rice and caramelized onions, a mushroom and Swiss chard taco and Indian-spiced collared greens — all without using oil. 7-8:30pm at Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. $15; rsvp: 410-224-2042; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/ annapolis-culinary-center. 

Writers by the Bay • free

  Writers and would-be writers unite for critique and camaraderie. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Blood Drive

Donate life’s precious circulator at the Shady Side Community Center’s blood drive. Walk-ins welcome. 1-7pm at the Community Center, 1431 Snug Harbor Rd., Shady Side: 410-867-2577. 

Anime/Manga Club • free

  Talk about Japanese comics and animations. 3:30pm at Crofton Library: 410-222-7915; www.aacpl.net. 

Brewing, Brining, Black Eyed Peas

  Learn about 18th century foodways at Historic London Town and Gardens four-Tuesday winter lecture series, beginning today with Michael Twitty talking about the African heritage of American barbeque. 10am at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. $10 w/discounts: 410-222-1919; www.historiclondontown.org. 

Real Estate in Historic Annapolis

  Learn the responsibilities, tax credits and processes of purchasing commercial and residential property in Historic Annapolis at the City of Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission and MainStreet Annapolis’ seminar. Coffee and morning treats served. 10-11:30am at O’Callaghan Hotel, Annapolis. $15: 410-263-7941; histpres@annapolis.gov. 

National Pancake Day

  Feast on a stack of pancakes for IHOP’s eighth annual National Pancake Day to help the restaurant raise $3 million dollars for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other local charities: www.ihop.com. 

Camelot Auditions

    Singers, actors and dancers bring headshot, resume and sheet music to audition for 2nd Star Productions’ Camelot. 7pm at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Dr.: 301-398-8705; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

Camelot Auditions

  Singers, actors and dancers bring headshot, resume and sheet music to audition for 2nd Star Productions’ Camelot. 7pm at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Dr.: 301-398-8705; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

KIDS Music

  Parents and toddlers dance, move, listen and play simple instruments in first of five-part series. 10-10:30am at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $70 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.