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February 2013

Fat Chance Party

  Taste Fat Tire beer, enjoy Chef William Clarke’s beer-inspired menu and win a limited edition 2012 Fat Tire Ale Cruiser at the Annapolis Triathlon Club’s Fat Chance party to benefit the Chesapeake Trust. 6-8pm at Sam’s on the Waterfront, 2020 Chesapeake Harbour Dr., Annapolis. $20 w/rsvp discounts: 410-263-3600; 

Piracy on the Bay

  Enjoy a night of pirate fun in your pirates best with a rum tasting, a cooking demonstration and a lesson on piracy on the Bay during the Civil War and the War of 1812 at Annapolis Maritime Museum’s winter lecture series. 7-8:30pm at the Museum, Eastport. $20 w/discounts: 410-295-0104;

Healthy Heart Expo • free

  Get a free vascular screening, body composition, blood pressure screening, lung function test and smoking cessation at Calvert Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Heart Expo. Heart-healthy refreshments served. 5:30-8pm at the hospital’s outpatient concourse: 410-535-8233;

Sustainable Chesapeake • free

  Department of Natural Resources Jonathan McKnight talks invasive species affecting animals in the Bay’s ecosystem. 7pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-326-2042;

Humane Society Dinner

Enjoy food and drinks at Olde Bay Tavern to benefit the Humane Society of Calvert County. 11am-9pm at the Tavern, 4114 7th St., North Beach: 410-257-4908;; 

KIDS Sea Squirt: Dinosaurs • free

  Moms, dads and tots learn about mighty dinosaurs. 10:30-11am at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-326-2042;

Hospice Volunteer Open House

  Prospective volunteers join Hospice of the Chesapeake to learn about opportunities. 7-9pm at the hospice, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis: 443-837-1554;

Book Talk

  Readers talk Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. 7pm at Annapolis Library: 410-222-1750; 

Game Show Night

  Teens show what they know in a night of playing mini-versions of Jeopardy, Chain Reaction, The Pyramid and the Match Game. Refreshments served. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library. rsvp: 410-535-0291;

Maryland Writers Meet

  Local author David Read Barker tells the tale of his two books: his first about circumnavigating of the Black Sea and his second self-published collection of 21 memoirs by fellow Peace Corps volunteers at Maryland Writers’ Association monthly meeting. 6:30pm at 205 Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $5 w/discounts: