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February 2013

Creative Convo • free

  Latin Grammy-winner Annapolis Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank and Jose Louis Novos, ASO music director and conductor, talk about music inspiration, creativity, gender issues, education and innovation. noonat Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Center, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold: 410-777-7019; www.aacc.edu. 

Bicycle Safety • free

  Over 300 experts, decision-makers and enthusiasts talk about the state’s biking agenda, bikeshare successes and opportunities, developing bike-friendly universities, businesses and communities and creating bicycle tourism at Bike Maryland’s 16th annual Maryland State Bicycle Symposium. 8:30am-4:30pm at President’s Conference Center, Miller Senate Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis: 410-960-6493; www.bikemd.org. 

Learn English • free

  Foreign-born adults learn how to speak, read and write English in the Calvert County Adult Education program. Take a skills assessment before the class to set up an individual learning plan. Classes Tu and Th thru March 23. Enroll anytime. 9:15-11:45am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; 410-535-7382; www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/adulted/ESL.html.

Learn English • free

  Foreign-born adults learn how to speak, read and write English in the Calvert County Adult Education program. Take a skills assessment before the class to set up an individual learning plan. Classes Tu and Th thru March 23. Enroll anytime. 9:15-11:45am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; 410-535-7382; www.calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/adulted/ESL.html.

Brewing, Brining, Black Eyed Peas

  Learn about 18th century foodways at Historic London Town and Gardens’ winter lecture series. Today, Susan McLellan Plasited takes you on a tour around the world thru different cultural teas. 10am at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. $10 w/discounts: 410-222-1919; www.historiclondontown.org. 

Spring Tonics

  Learn herbs that help us transition from winter to spring with herbalist Leigh Glenn. 7-9pm near Annapolis. rsvp for details: 410-757-4070; www.artofearth.wordpress.com.

Book Talk • free

  Readers talk Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. 7pm at Mountain Rd. Library, Pasadena: 410-222-6699; www.aacpl.net.

Build a Solar Robot • free

  Tweens learn the benefits of solar energy by working together to build and test a solar robot. 6:30-8pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291: rsvp; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Tax Help • free

  Tax volunteers help seniors and low-income residents with their taxes every Tuesday thru April 9. 1-4pm at Broadneck Library: 410-222-1905; www.aacpl.net.

Annapolis Restaurant Week

  Thirty-nine restaurants create special menus for Annapolis’ fifth annual restaurant week, coordinated by the Annapolis Business Association. Enjoy prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus from Annapolis eateries including 49 West, Carrol’s Creek Café, Galway Bay, Lemongrass, Reynolds Tavern, Café Normandie, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Luna Blu, The Wild Orchid Café, McGarvey’s, Yellowfin and more. Find a full list of the restaurants and their menus at: www.annapolisrestaurantweek.com. rsvp early.