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March 2013

Passing Through Shady Side Book Talk • free

Ann Widdifield presents her journey to writing Passing Through Shady Side, a book about her African American Shady Side neighbors. Book sales benefit the Captain Avery Museum. 2-4pm at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 6234 Shady Side Rd., Shady Side: 443-607-8277;;

KIDS Fairies in the Woods • free

Kids learn how fairies use nature to build homes and protect themselves. Wear comfy shoes for a hike. 2-3pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301-888-1377.

Federal Fashions • free

Look back into pages of an 1812 Vogue magazine at Jefferson Patterson Park’s federal fashion talk on historic clothing. 1pm at the Museum, St. Leonard: 410-586-8500;

KIDS Parent & Me Cooking Class

Parents work with their kids ages 6-14 to make pizza, a cinnamon apple dessert and a smoothie. 11:30am-1pm at Whole Foods, 200 Harker Place, Annapolis. $35; rsvp: 410-224-2042;

Career Exploration • free

AACo high school students meet with county businesses and Anne Arundel Community College faculty to discuss career pathways and education requirements. 10am-2pm at the College’s Jenkins gymnasium, Arnold. 410-777-2222;

Plant Planning • free


KIDS Mouse House

Ages 18 months to 3 years meet a live mouse and hike for things a mouse might eat. 10-10:30am at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp. $3 w/discounts: 410-535-5327;

Annapolis Train Show

Train lovers come aboard for the Annapolis Toy Train Show, with three toy engines running simultaneously, 100 tables of trains for sale including Lionel and American Flyer and door prizes while kids pretend to be engineers. 9am-3pm at the Annapolis Armory, 18 Willow St., Annapolis. $5 w/discounts:

Blackwater Eagle Fest • free


Annmarie Garden’s Makers Market

At Makers Market, Annmarie Garden’s monthly outdoor artisan market place, find diverse and interesting local goods: original art, handmade jewelry and accessories, all-natural beauty products and décor that will make your house feel like home. 9am-noon atAnnmarie Garden, Solomons: 410-326-4640;