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February 2013

Lighthouses on the Bay• sold out

Jane Cox talks about lighthouses on the Bay at the Captain Avery Museum Luncheon Series. Homemade soup, bread and dessert served. 11am at the museum. $20: 410-867-4486; www.captainaverymuseum.org. 

Learn English • free

  Foreign-born adults learn how to speak, read and write English in the Calvert County Adult Education program. Take a skills assessment before class to set up an individual learning plan. Classes Tu and Th thru March 23. Enroll anytime. 9:15-11:45am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; 410-535-7382. www. calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/adulted/ESL.html.

Learn English • free

  Foreign-born adults learn how to speak, read and write English in the Calvert County Adult Education program. Take a skills assessment before class to set up an individual learning plan. Classes Tu and Th thru March 23. Enroll anytime. 9:15-11:45am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; 410-535-7382. www. calvertnet.k12.md.us/departments/other/adulted/ESL.html.

Local History

  Donald Shomette talks about the Chesapeake and the Patuxent during the Civil War. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Pancake Dinners

  Eat all the pancakes you can at Pancake Tuesday suppers to benefit the churches. • Davidsonville United Methodist Church: 5-7pm at the church, 819 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Donations: 410-798-5511. • Friendship United Methodist Church: 5-7pm at the church, 22 Friendship Rd., Friendship: 410-257-7133; www.friendshipmethodistchurch.org. 

Financial Aid Help • free

  Sign up for an hour time slot at Calvert Library’s College Goal classes and get help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. noon-4pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

KIDS Sea Squirt: Dancing • free

  Moms, dads and tots learn creative dance movements. 10:30-11am at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Brewing, Brining, Black Eyed Peas

  Learn about 18th century foodways at Historic London Town and Gardens four-Tuesday winter lecture series. Today, Dory Gean Cunningham shows the inventive ways colonists preserved food. 10am at Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. $10 w/discounts: 410-222-1919; www.historiclondontown.org. 

Love finds its match with Critter Cupids

This Valentine’s Day, woo your love with chocolate, flowers and a critter cupid. That’s the advice of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., whose animals are lending their images to a loveable fundraising campaign.     Playing cupid this year are cuddling pandas, kissing seals, a Sumatran tiger, a red panda and a whole family of otters. Choose your Critter Cupid for $10 at www.subscribe.smithsonianmag.com/zoo.

The Underpants Auditions

  Try out for Anne Arundel Community College’s April production, The Underpants, about the calamity that follows after a women’s bloomers fall down in front of the king. Contact Director Lars Tatom for audition details. 7pm at AACC, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold: 410-777-7125; www.aacc.edu.