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February 2013

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, customs and stories of his experiences. 7pm at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library: 410-222-1770; 

But without ready money, plans are just plans

In a bold, all-encompassing and optimistic plan, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally brought together all of the players that enjoy the waters creating our great Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Public Access Plan includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, New York and the District of Columbia. No prior federal planning efforts for the Chesapeake have attempted anything of this geographical scope.

Chesapeake Choir Practice

  Singers join Chesapeake Community Chorus practice. No auditions required. 4-6pm at Asbury Retirement Community, 11100 Asbury Ct., Solomons: 301-855-7477. 

Ward Virts Concert • free

  The Italian Misto di Voci ensemble performs to honor pianist Ward Virts, who was so beloved that his friends endowed the Ward Virts Piano Project to inspire new audiences with concerts performed on a world-class handcrafted Boesendorfer Grand Piano. Come early for first-come first-served limited seating. Doors open at 2:30pm, music starts at 3pm at 119 Prince Frederick Campus, off Rt. 231: 443-550-6011; 

And it will be good to you

A Bay Weekly reader asked how to care for a potted cyclamen she received from a friend.     Cyclamen make excellent potted plants, as they come in a large selection of colors and flower for a long time with minimal care. However, the cyclamen has a dormancy requirement, and it will tell you when it is ready to take a rest.

Spay Spa & Neuter Nook Opens

  The Spay Spa & Neuter Nook, Rude Ranch’s new high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter clinic, opens its doors for tours, pet-care tips, contests, games and refreshments. 2-5pm at the clinic, 1251 West Central Ave., Davidsonville: 443-607-6496; 

Annapolis Symphony Family Concert



  Enjoy a bowl of gourmet gumbo at the Lighthouse Shelter’s eighth annual Gumbofest with many chefs, celebrity judges and live music from Too Big to Fail to benefit the shelter. 1-4pm at DoubleTree Hotel, Annapolis. $25: 443-569-4209;

Mardi Paws

  Join the Humane Society of Calvert County for a Mardi Gras party with food and raffles. Give pit bull or terrier a home for discounted adoption fees. noon at the adoption center, 2210 Dalrymple Rd., Sunderland: 410-257-4908; 

United Way Open House

  Shop Thirty-One, lia sophia, Origami Owl, Discovery Toys, Mary Kay and more and enter to win a customized double magnum Talmage Cabernet to benefit Clif Bridegum’s campaign to become the United Way Mardi Gras King 2013. noon-4pm at Clif’s home, 494 Toms Lane St., St. Leonard: 443-684-2184: