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February 2013

Saturday Seminars

  Join a heady weekend discussing Plato’s Phaedrus, Faulkner’s Pantaloon in Black or one of the other six texts for St. John’s College Saturday Seminars. Small groups discuss the texts and explore timeless questions. Read the text ahead. 9:30am-noon at Mellon Hall, St. John’s College, Annapolis. $40; rsvp: 410-295-5544; 

Great Back Yard Bird Count • free

  Sanctuaries in Chesapeake Country count resident bird species in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Dress for a hike and bring binoculars. • 9am-noonat Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro: 301-888-1377. • 10am-noonat Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330;

Red Cross Blood Drive

  Donate life’s precious circulator at Third Saturday Servants of the Mount Zion United Methodist Church’s blood drive to replenish the blood supply depleted by super storm Sandy. Bring home a smoke detecter and batteries from the Lothian Fire Department. 8am-2pm at the Church, 22 Baynard Rd., Lothian: 410-867-4035;

Paper Shred • free

  Destroy unwanted paper and documents to prevent identify theft at the Calvert County Division of Solid Waste paper shred. 8am-2pm at Huntingtown High School: 301-326-0210;

Barefoot in the Park


Barefoot in the Park


A Grand Night for Singing


I wasn’t just fishing last season; I was learning from experience

Cold and rain have had me housebound and dreaming of last fishing season. Along with great memories, I learned a couple of new lessons.     My fishing partners and I experimented with different types of fishing lines during an extended chumming and live-lining rockfish bite in the mid-Bay. We fished often, up to four times per week, trying braid, monofilament and fluorocarbon lines.

Get Heady at St. John’s • free

  Hear Daniel Harrell talk about how music moves us. 8pm at St. John’s College Key Auditorium, Annapolis: 410-626-2539;

333 Coffeehouse

  333 Coffeehouse is Annapolis’ monthly listening space for folk and acoustic music. This month, Jeff Warner performs songs from lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops. 7:30pm at Annapolis Friends Meeting House, 351 DuBois Rd., Annapolis. $10 w/discounts: 443-333-9613;