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February 2013

Spring Pruning 101 • free

  Learn which greens you should prune early in the spring, which after they bloom. 11am-noon at Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville; 410-798-5000; 2-3pm at Severna Park; 410-384-7966: www.homesteadgardens.com.

Passionate singing electrifies ­scripture with personal resonance

When two 20-somethings recorded a musical version of the Passion of Jesus Christ in 1971, rock opera was an innovation. Then Norman Jewison turned Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score and Tim Rice’s lyrics into the iconic 1973 film Jesus Christ Superstar, slapping audiences awake with an electrified take on the scriptures.

Bugeye Ball

  Dress up, ideally in Oriental finery, to drink, dine, dance and play casino games among the creatures and exhibits of Calvert Marine Museum at the annual Bugeye Ball. Ken’s Creative Kitchen serves a menu derived from Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul. 7-11pm at the Museum, Solomons. $150; rsvp: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. 

Star Gaze • free

  Gaze at the planets, stars and moons with the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club at community observing night. Bring your telescopes and binoculars or use club telescopes. 7-10pm in the rear of lots A and B, AACC, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold: 410-777-1820; www.aacc.edu/science/observatory. 

Royal Flush Texas Hold’em

  Play your best hand at a Royal Flush Texas Hold’em tournament to benefit the United Way of Calvert County. Food, drinks and beer served. Registration at 6pm; game at 7pm at Solmons Volunteer Rescue and Fire Department. $125 buy-in; $15 spectators; rsvp: 410-263-4365; www.unitedwaycalvert.org. 

Valentine’s Dance • free

  Boogie down to the Hand Jive, the Macarena, the electric slide and the Gangnam style at the Unitarian Universalist Church’s Holy Rock ‘n Roller. 5-8pm at the Church, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis: 410-266-8044; www.uuannapolis.org. 

Outdoor Survival Class • free

  Learn how to survive outside in winter chill. Dress warm and be ready to hike. 2-3pm atMerkle Wildlife Sanctuary 11704 Fenno Rd., Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301-888-1377; www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/ southern/merkle.asp.

Things We Love Reception

  See painting, pottery, photography, woodturning, jewelry and fused glass at CalvART group show, Things We Love. Meet the artists at today’s reception (5-8pm). Showing thru March 3. W-Su 11am-5pm at CalvART Gallery, Prince Frederick Shopping Center: 410-535-9252; www.calvartgallery.org. 

CAWL Valentine

  Open your heart, and your home, to homeless animals, enjoy baked goodies and a kissing booth and win prizes at Calvert Animal Welfare League’s celebration of Valentine’s Day. 11am-3pm at the adoption center, 1040 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick: 410-535-9300; www.cawlrescue.org. 

Stained Glass Hearts

  Learn the festive, quick and dirty approach to stained glass, creating a simple heart. 11am-1pm at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $20; rsvp: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.