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February 2013

Tax Friday • free

  Get tax help Fridays thru April 12. 1-3pm at Annapolis Library: 410-222-1750;

Stewardship Classes

  Volunteers learn environmental education, restoration, protection and research in nine-week stewardship training with Legacy Institute for the Environment. Fridays thru April 12. 9am-2:30pm at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. Free but you must volunteer 100 hours at the center; rsvp: 443-262-2032;

Almost 7:30 Democratic Breakfast

  Democrats hear Mike Cohen from Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club, Chester Ave. and State St., Annapolis. $6: 410-263-2022.

Bay Theatre Double Comedy

  See two comic one-acts, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You!, and its companion piece, The Actor’s Nightmare, in one night. Bay Weekly reviewer Jane Elkin enjoyed them both, as you’ll read in this week’s paper. Th-Sa 8pm; Su 2pm at Bay Theatre Company, 275 West St., Annapolis. $35; rsvp: 410-268-1333; 

Colonial Players’ Trying

  Watch two strangers — a young Canadian woman and a cranky old Philadelphia aristocrat — who must work together and who unexpectedly influence each other’s lives in Colonial Player’s Trying. Showing thru March 2. Th-Sa 8pm; Su at 2pm at the Theater, 108 East St., Annapolis. $20 w/discounts: 410-268-7373; 

In Sister Mary Ignatius and in The Actor’s Nightmare are plights you’ll remember from your past and in your dreams

Winter has a way of boxing us into our insular realities. Bay Theatre unfolds them with mind-bending comedy in a double bill of one-acts: the Obie Award-winning satire Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You! and The Actor’s Nightmare. Both are by Christopher Durang, sometimes referred to as Christopher Deranged.

Asteroid 2012 DA14 whizzes by

If you feel a slight breeze around 1:30pm Friday, February 15, it could be the passing of Asteroid 2012 DA14. This 150-foot wide hunk of space rock is small as far as asteroids are concerned, but its closeness to Earth is unusual. Coming within 17,200 miles of Earth, this will be the closest recorded interstellar object to our planet and well within the moon’s orbit around Earth. While there is no chance of this asteroid striking the planet, it could crash into communications satellites.

Charity Quarter Auction

Event Date:  March 2, 2013 (All day) Charity Quarter Auction at Calvert Elks Lodge on Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick, MD on Saturday March 02, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Food and beverage available for purchase. Call 410-535-5110 for additional information.

Key School Middle School Open House

Event Date:  March 1, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am The Key School will hold a Middle School Open House on Friday, March 1, 2013. Families interested in learning more about Key’s Middle School program for children in grades 5-8 are invited to attend.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., all visitors will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty and parents, and hear students discuss life at Key. Location The Key School 534 Hillsmere Drive Annapolis, MD 21403 United States See map: Google Maps

Glen Burnie High School Spring Craft Fair

Event Date:  March 2, 2013 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Spring is just around the corner at the annual Glen Burnie High School Spring Craft Fair sponsored by the GBHS Music Department. Join us as over 100 crafters display their unique arts and crafts! Shop for one of a kind wood and fabric crafts, clothing and accessories, jewelry, glassware, skin care products, candles, floral arrangements and many, many more hand made items. Stop by the cafe for a doughnut, some popcorn, a sandwich or a drink as you shop. Admission and parking are free. Location Glen Burnie High School 7550 B&A Blvd Glen Burnie, MD 21061 United States See map: Google Maps