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January 2013

Meet Merkle’s Reptiles • free

  Learn about different reptiles that call the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary home. 2-3pm at the Sanctuary’s visitor center: 301-888-1377; lands/southern/merkle.asp. 

Super Bowl Chili Fest

  Get your taste buds prepared for the Super Bowl at the South County Faith Network’s Super Bowl chili fest. Taste the mild beef, sausage and beef, chicken or vegetarian or the new hot, hot, hot chili and top it with cheese, onions and sour cream. Take your favorites home. noon-4pm at Christ Episcopal Church, Owensville. $10 w/age discounts: 410-867-1128; 

ArtWorks @ 7th Reception

  Ray Bogle and Carol Wade show their nature-inspired pots, paints and prints in the ArtWorks @ 7th gallery this month. Meet the artists at today’s reception (1-5pm). Showing thru Feb. 24 Th-Su 11am-6pm at the Gallery, 9100 Bay Ave., North Beach: 410-286-5278; 

CalvArt Art Night

  Learn jewelry-making techniques and create a wire-wound polymer clay pendant. 1-5pm at CalvArt Gallery, 110 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick. $20; rsvp: 410-535-9252;

Gardening Tools

  Valerie Pawlewicz, a certified horticulturist, teaches the proper tools for any garden project. 1-2pm at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. $5; rsvp: 410-798-5000;

Brain Games • free

  Get extra practice for family game night and keep your mind sharp with brain games like Scrabble and Mahjongg. noon-2pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;

Annapolis Opera for KIDS


Garden Smarter• free

  Learn about the soil and water cycle, how to control your erosion and how to make rainwater work for you. 10-11:30am at Prince Frederick Library. rsvp: 410-535-0291;

Wildlife Rehab

  Learn emergency care for wildlife animals and state and federal licensing requirements from the Orphaned Wildlife Rescue Center. Lunch served. Also March 2. 9am-4pm at Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Ln., Lusby. $35: 301-922-4325;

Valentine Makers Market

  Annmarie Garden brings Makers Market inside for Valentines Day. Find diverse and interesting local goods — comic books and original art, handmade jewelry and accessories, all-natural beauty products and décor — to make your house feel like home. 9am-2pm atAnnmarie Garden, Solomons: 410-326-4640;