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January 2013

KIDS Times at the Library

  Broadneck Library: 410-222-1905 •1-3pm: Grades 1-4 read stories to therapy dogs. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library: 410-222-1770 • 9am-3pm: Kids make and take a craft. Fairview Library, Owings: 410-257-2101 • 10-10:30am: Stories, songs and crafts for families;rsvp. • 10:45-11:15am: Kids up to age 5 play. Bring a battery-free toy to share. Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291

Chesapeake Piracy

  Learn about piracy on the Chesapeake at Annapolis Maritime Museum’s lecture series. 7-8:30pm, 723 Second St., Eastport: $20 w/rsvp discounts: 410-295-0104; www.amaritime.org.

Teen Chocolate Bingo

  Teens play bingo with M&Ms and win chocolate and books. 7pm at Mountain Rd. Library, Pasadena: 410-222-6699; www.aacpl.net.

Meet Your Meat Cooking Class

  Whole Food’s chef Jackie teaches how to select, prep, trim and cook meat.. 7-8:30pm at Whole Foods Market, Annapolis. $5; rsvp: 410-224-2042; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/annapolis-culinary-center.

Annapolis Design District Party

  Annapolis businesses learn how Annapolis Design District, a non-profit, is creating vibrant design community that supports members. 5:30-7:30pm at The Whiskey, 1803 West St.: annapolisdesigndistrict@gmail.com

Annapolis Opera for KIDS

  The Annapolis Opera turns the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood into an opera kids can enjoy. “Opera can seem intimidating, but it is really just a musical drama,” says Annapolis Opera President Lee Finney. “Our children’s opera performances are fun and entertaining.” Also performing Feb. 2. 10:30am at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $15; rsvp: 410-280-5640; www.annapolisopera.org. 

South County Concert

Hear Terry Barber, known for his vocal range and array of musical styles including opera, classical, gospel, folk and jazz, at the South County Concert Association’s concert series. 7:30pm at Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. $20; 301-789-3295; www.southcountyconcerts.org. 

Andrew McKnight Performs

  Hear nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKnight interlace humorous stories and poetic drama into musical sound with shades of Appalachia, jazzy blues, feisty anthems and rustic folk. 7pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

AACo Democratic Club Meeting

  District 30 Democratic Club gathers at The Wild Orchid to hear former Maryland Secretary of State John T. Willis. Come early for dinner (6pm). 7pm at 200 Westgate Circle. www.md30dems.org. 

Italian Wine Night

  Enjoy a four-course Italian dinner with expert wine parings and talk about Annapolis Maritime Museum’s work with the Oyster Recovery Program. 6-9pm at the museum. rsvp: 410-295-0104; www.amartime.org.