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February 2013

Black Astronauts • free

  Jim Jackson, a former naval aviator, tells about eight black pilots, engineers and scientists who helped the Discovery space shuttle lift off. 10am at Anne Arundel Community College’s Student Union, Arnold. 410-777-2218; 

Theatre Honors Black History


Barefoot in the Park


Ice Skate at North Beach

  Lace up your skates to glide on the faux-ice rink on North Beach’s town pier. F at 6-10pm; Sa noon-10pm; Su noon-6pm at the pavilion, 9023 Bay Ave., North Beach: 301-855-6681; 

Jesus Christ Superstar

  In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar, the last week of Jesus’ life is dramatized as it would have played out in the 1970s. Sung and performed by Anne Arundel Community College’s concert choir, chamber singers and rock orchestra. Read Jane Elkin’s review in this week’s paper. 8pm at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, AACC, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $25 w/discounts: 410-777-2457;

Get Heady at St. John’s • free

  Hear Dylan Casey talk about the surprises of discovery and recognition. All welcome. 8pm at St. John’s College Key Auditorium: 410-626-2539;

Tax Friday • free

  Get tax help every Friday thru April 12 on a first-come first-served basis. 1-3pm at Annapolis Library: 410-222-1750; 

School Art Reception • free

  See art by pre-K thru fifth graders from Indian Creek Lower School at their fifth annual art exhibit. Today’s reception is noon-5pm. Showing thru Feb. 28. M-Sa 10am-5pm at West Annapolis Art Works & Fine Framing, 4 Annapolis St.: 410-295-7045; 

Sweet Art Open House

  Find original paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, turned wood, stained glass to win the hearts of your loved ones at River Gallery’s Sweet Art show. Enjoy today’s open house 11am-8pm. Showing thru Feb. 28. F-Su 11am-5pm at the Gallery, 1000 Main St., Galesville: 410-867-0954; 

Grant Writing Workshop • free

  Melanie Teems from Four River’s Heritage teaches grant writing techniques and strategies. 9:30-11am at 205 Maryland Hall, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. rsvp: 410-222-1805;