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February 2013

Fine Furnishings Show

Event Date:  May 3, 2013 - 4:00pm - May 5, 2013 - 5:00pm Annual show offering American made, handcrafted furniture, accessories & fine art from local, regional and national artists & exhibitors. Featuring furnituremakers with a wide range of styles, materials and price points. All items for sale, order and commission. Friday 4-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5 Adults $10 Maryland State Fairgrounds - 4-H/Home Arts Bldg. Location Maryland State Fairgrounds 2200 York Rd 4-H/Home Arts Bldg United States See map: Google Maps

Brass Chamber Ensemble Concert

Event Date:  March 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm The Naval Academy Band’s Brass Quintet will be performing for the Lenten Concert Series at Hampden United Methodist Church in Baltimore. The program includes Morning Music by David Sampson, Fire Dance by Anthony DiLorenzo, English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Suite no. 7 by Johann Hermann Schein, and Paul Hindemith’s Andante from Symphonic Metamorphosis. This performance is free and open to the public with no tickets required. For more information on this and other performances, please visit the band’s facebook page at . Location Hampden United Methodist Church 3449 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211 United States See map: Google Maps

Wind Ensemble Concert - Naval Academy Band

Event Date:  April 12, 2013 - 7:30pm The Naval Academy Band performs its annual Side-By-Side Concert on Friday, April 12 at Severna Park High School. Students from Anne Arundel County will perform “side-by-side” with the members of the Naval Academy Band, in a program that will include Children’s March by Percy Grainger, Armenian Dances by Alfred Reed, and The Free Lance March and Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa. Chief Musician Lynda Dembowski will be the featured clarinet soloist, performing the Rondo from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Location Severna Park High School 60 Robinson Road Severna Park, MD 21146 United States See map: Google Maps
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Ann Widdifield’s Passing Through Shady Side, published with AuthorHouse in 2013 Billy Poe’s African-Americans of Calvert County, published by Acadia House in 2008 James Johnston’s From Slave Ship to Harvard, published by Fordham University Press in 2012 by Sandra Olivetti Martin, Bay Weekly Editor, with Terri Boddorff and Cameron Caswell, Anne Arundel County Public Library; Beverly Izzy and Robbie McGaughran, Calvert County Public Library

Reflections on black history and a Polish barber

My Monday morning began with the news that loyal reader Chuck Erskine was mad at me, at Bay Weekly and at cruciverbalist Ben Tausig.

The sap’s flowing, so you can get sowing

The gibbous moon waxes to full phase Monday, February 25. Early evening Thursday the 21st, the moon is between Castor and Pollux of Gemini to the north and yellow-hued Procyon in Canis Minor to the south. The Little Dog Procyon is the eighth-brightest star, with the brightest star Sirius, the Big Dog, trailing 20 degrees to the southwest.

Prune blackberries and ­raspberries; mulch strawberries

With the weather cool but comfortable to work outside, the time is right to prune both blackberries and raspberries.