February 2013

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; www.stjohnscollege.edu.

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; www.fsgw.org/333. 

Tax Friday • free

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

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; www.bayrestoration.org.

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; www.baytheatre.org. 

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; www.thecolonialplayers.com. 

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.