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March 2013

Changing conditions bring new characters to Chesapeake waters

Perhaps it’s global warming. Maybe it was a super-successful spawn. Or it could be another one of those things that can’t be explained. Whatever the cause, young redfish are pushing up the Bay in search of new sources of food.     This high up in the Bay is the northern edge of these fish’s customary salinity range. But anecdotal indications are that a pretty fair number of redfish overwintered here. That means you’re likely to encounter these game fish.

Scan the west after sunset

After last month’s near-passing asteroid and the exploding meteorite over Siberia, we have another interloper passing through: Comet Pan-STARRS. Given clear skies and an unobstructed view of the west horizon at dusk, you can spot this comet over the coming week.

Overcoming the sins of the father — and the fatherland

What if the people who loved you turned out to be monsters? Could you change your worldview to survive in this new order? Or would the truth end up swallowing you whole?     Fourteen-year-old Lore (Saskia Rosendahl: Für Elise) lives an idyllic life in World War II Germany. Blonde and blue-eyed, she’s the picture of youthful innocence, still more child than woman as she romps through fields in suspendered skirts and Heidi braids.

Get Down & Dirty: "Small Garden Design"

Event Date:  March 9, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm So you like gardening, but may be limited by space, or might just want to keep it small. Our own Margaret Tearman will share pointers on creating a new garden, or updating an existing garden. Location Greenstreet Gardens 391 West Bay Front Road United States See map: Google Maps

Get Down & Dirty: "Vegetable Gardening"

Event Date:  March 9, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am Do you love garden-fresh vegetables but don't know quite where to start? Greenstreet Gardens owner, Ray Greenstreet, will walk you through the basics of vegetable gardening and have you harvesting in no time! Fee: $5 Location Greenstreet Gardens 391 West Bay Front Road United States See map: Google Maps

Get Down & Dirty: "Early Spring Lawn Care"

Event Date:  March 9, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am A lush lawn is not just about hard work, it is about timing. And there is no more critical time for lawn care than early spring. Lonnie from Turf Trust will let you in on the secrets of the perfect lawn. Fee: $5 Location Greenstreet Gardens 391 West Bay Front Road United States See map: Google Maps

Mother's Day Tea at Mount Clare Museum House

Event Date:  May 11, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm Treat your mom to an afternoon tea and tour at Mount Clare Museum House. Tour Mount Clare Museum house at 2 p.m. and then enjoy a traditional 3:00 p.m. tea accompanied with finger sandwiches and baked goods at the Mount Clare Stable. $15 per person. Prepaid reservations required by calling 410-837-3262, x 105. Location Mount Clare Museum House 1500 Washington Blvd Baltimore, MD 21230 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  March 16, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm Ruthie and the Wranglers Saturday, March 16th, 2013 8pm | All Ages! Where: Studio 194 Hammonds Lane Theatre Cost: $15 Adults | $12 CAC Members Call Today for tickets! P:410-636-6597 Azalea City Recordings’ Artists, Ruthie & the Wranglers, play rockin' American Roots music (also known as FUN!) and are based in Takoma Park, MD. This original Americana Country band's clever lyrics, high energy and spritely hillbilly harmonies set them apart from the rest. Location Chesapeake Arts Center 194 Hammonds Lane Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225 United States See map: Google Maps

River Gallery’s “24th Annual Juried Community Show” Opening

Event Date:  March 9, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm River Gallery will hold their 24th Annual Juried Community Show from March 8 to April 7. The juror for the exhibit is Parran Collery of Eartha Handmade Tile The opening reception will be held Saturday, March 9 from 3 to 5 pm. A preview of the exhibit can be seen Friday, March 8 from 5 to 8 pm. The gallery is holding an open house on the second Friday of each month from 11 am to 8 pm to honor their 25th anniversary in Historic Galesville. Normal gallery hours are 11 to 5 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Location River Gallery 1000 Main Street, Galesville, MD 20765 United States See map: Google Maps