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February 2013

Family Movie

  Gather to watch Wreck-It Ralph, an animated comedy, at Anne Arundel Community College’s family movie night. 7pm at the college’s Kauffman Theater, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $7 w/discounts: 410-777-2218; www.aacc.edu/studentlife. 

Coco Blanco Ball

  Dress in your summer white for live music, dancing, food, palm trees, an open bar and silent and live auctions at Save the Coconut’s Coco Blanco, a festively fun ball to benefit local breast cancer organizations including METAvivors, Relay for Life and Wellness House. 7-11pm at Loews Annapolis Hotel. $75. rsvp: 410-353-1522; www.savethecoconuts.org. 

Iditarod Talk

  Hear Eileen Stein talk about the Iditarod, the Alaskan sled dog race. Stein speaks about training border collies and competing in sheepdog races. 7pm at Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $15 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-867-4486; www.captainaverymuseum.org. 

The Almighty Oyster • free

  John Wennersten talks evolution of the state’s oyster industry from the colonial period to the mid-20th century, detailing the rise of the oyster from a poor people’s food to a delicacy. 7pm at the College of Southern Maryland’s Prince Frederick Campus, off of Rt. 231: 301-934-7827; www.csmd.edu/arts.

Youth Art • free

  See artwork by students in grades K-12 about life on the Chesapeake, hear an acoustic duo and meet student artists at today’s reception (5-6:30pm). Showing thru March 31. 10am-5pm daily at Calvert Marine Museum lobby, Solomons. Lobby entry free; $7 w/discounts to tour Museum: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. 

Gun Violence Prevention Rally

  Supporters of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s public safety proposals bring homemade signs to rally for gun-violence prevention before the first legislative hearings on the bills. 10:30am at Lawyer’s Mall, State Circle and College Ave., Annapolis. rsvp: www.marylanderstopreventgunviolence.org. 

KIDS Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

  Mother Goose and guests read Dr. Seuss. Kids also make crafts. 10am at Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $4 admission: 410-990-1993; www.theccm.org. 

Read Across Maryland Month

  Kick-off Read Across Maryland Month with House Speaker Michael Busch, County Councilmen Jerry Walker and Dick Ladd and Maryland State Department of Education’s Paula Isett, who challenge readers to read 30 minutes for 30 days. Kindergartners hear Dr. Seuss books and make crafts. 9am at Annapolis Library: 410-222-1750; www.aacpl.net. 

Almost 7:30 Democratic Breakfast

  Hear Robert Clark talk about preserving Annapolis’ architectural legacy and unique historic character. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club, Chester Ave. and State St., Annapolis. $6: 410-263-2022.

Worth the Trip to Baltimore Boat Show

    Boaters, sailors, fishermen and families climb aboard to compare hundreds of boats for all budgets and lifestyles, from luxury cruisers to fishing boats to pontoons, at the Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show. ThF 11am-9pm; Sa 10am-9pm; Su 10am-5pm at Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. $12 w/age discounts: 410-224-7633; www.baltimoreboatshow.com.