February 2013

KIDS artLAB

  Add artLAB to kids’ homeschool curriculum to invent, build and discover a creative approach to math, science and history. 9-11am at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $7 w/discounts: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.

Emerging Entrepreneurs

  Hear noted economist and recognized futurist Richard O’Sullivan on how emerging entrepreneurs can create business from the skill gap at the Entrepreneurs’ Exchange lecture. 8-10amat 1997 Annapolis Exchange Pwky., Annapolis. $35 w/membership discounts: 410-647-8167; www.eebiz.org. 

Our match was made, not born

“Count these records,” said Charlie after introductions.     The year was 1969. The records were five-inch vinyl-printed cardboard squares recorded by our candidate in the Northern Virginia district where I lived with my parents. The square records would be dropped off at every house to deliver his campaign message.     Hundreds were loose in each big three-foot-square box. I started counting. I was fairly nimble at age 26, but the older lady next to me was faster.

Bowie-Crofton Camera Club • free

  William Petruzzo talks about portrait photography. 7:30pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, 16510 Mount Oak Rd., Bowie: 301-464-1867; www.b-ccc.org. 

Book Talk • free

  Readers talk about Stephen Greenblatt’s Swerve: How the World Became Modern. 7-8:30pm at Twin Beaches Library, Chesapeake Beach: 410-257-2411; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

African Culture • free

  Dancer, drummer, singer, songwriter, storyteller and recording artist Ssuuna takes you on a journey to his country of Uganda with traditional songs, dances and stories of his experiences. 7pm at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library: 410-222-1770; www.aacpl.net. 

Transgender Lobby Day

  Visit legislators with Equality Maryland and voice your thoughts on protecting transgendered Marylanders from discrimination. Meet at 6pm at Laywer’s Mall, State Circle and College Ave., Annapolis. rsvp: 410-685-6567; www.mdtransequality.org. 

Pirate Auditions

  Audition for Davidsonville United Methodist Church’s Cornerstone Theatre Spring musical, The Pirates of Penzance. Prepare 30 seconds of a song and be ready to work with fellow actors. 3-5pm at the Church, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville: 410-798-5511; www.dumc.net.

KIDS Awesome Inventions

  Kids put on thinking caps to sharpen problem-solving skills and concoct wacky creations. Pack lunch and dress for a mess. 9am-3:30pm at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $40 w/membership discounts; rsvp: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.

Income Tax Assistance • free

  Tax volunteers help seniors and low-income residents Mon thru April 12. Call for appointment. At South County Library, Deale: 410-867-4970; www.aacpl.net.