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February 2013

Washington Chinese Orchestra

  Duke Tang conducts the Washington Chinese Traditional Orchestra, composed of Chinese Americans promoting communications between Chinese communities and mainstream America. The college chamber singers follow with two Chinese songs. 7pm at Anne Arundel Community College’s Kauffman Theatre, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $10 w/discounts: 410-777-2457;

Backstory on Judge Biddle • free

  The life and achievements of judge and statesman Francis Biddle, subject of Colonial Players’ current play Trying, are assessed by Brian van Demark, professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy, and retired judge James Robinson. 4:30pm at Colonial Players,108 East St., Annapolis. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-268-7373;

Sea Glass Jewelry

  Create a pendant necklace and matching earrings with sea glass from Southern Maryland beaches with quick, easy assembly techniques. 1-3pmat Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $30; rsvp: 410-326-4640;

Container Gardening 101

  Learn to create beautiful container gardens for your home at Homestead Gardens’ workshop. 10-11am at Davidsonville: 410-798-5000; 2-3:30pm at Severna Park: 410-384-7966. $5; rsvp:

A WELLthier You

  Be a wellthier you with yoga, pilates, belly dancing, acupuncture, zumba, boxing and massage therapy while you explore the health fair and bid in a silent auction to benefit METAvivor’s stage-four breast cancer research. Healthy lunch served. 8am-5pm at C & C Dance Company, 4831 Telsa Dr., Suite J-L, Bowie. $50: 410-570-5170;

Owl Prowl • free

  Search for owls and other night time critters as a naturalist leads the way. Wear comfortable shoes. 7:30-9pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301-888-1377.

Tom Paxton Performs

  Hear Grammy Award-winning folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton perform Ramblin’ Boy, The Marvelous Toy and The Last Thing on My Mind. 7:30pm at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $35-$45; rsvp: 410-757-2281; 

Healing Plants • free

  Watch Numen: The Healing Power of Plants, a documentary about plants in medicine and how ecology and humans relate in planetary health. Herbalist Leigh Glenn interprets and serves refreshments. 6:30-8:30pm near Annapolis. rsvp for details: 410-757-4070; 

Chili Cook-Off

  See if your chili has what it takes to get top prize, enjoy music from Cockeysville Billies and bid in a silent auction at Unity by the Bay’s annual chili cook-off. 5:30-8:30pm at 836 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. $15 w/age discounts:410-544-7990;

Art Reception for Dona Baker

  Meet Calvert County art teacher Dona Baker and see her highly regarded ceramics and paintings to celebrate African American History Month. Reception today from 5-8pm; showing thru March 3 W-Su 11am-5pm at CalvArt Gallery, 110 Solomons Island Rd., Prince Frederick: 410-257-7005;