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April 2013

Planet Party

  Learn what Earth and Jupiter have in common and enjoy views of the great Orion nebula and laser constellation tours. 7:30-9pm at Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown. $8 w/membership discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; 

St. Mary’s Benefit Spring Dance

  Former highschoolers dance to the Doug Segree Band, bid in a silent auction and win door prizes at St. Mary of the Assumption School’s spring benefit dance. Dinner, beer and wine served. 6:30pm at the School, 4610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. $35 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-627-4170; 

Sculpture Reception • free

  See sculptures taller than you, small sculptures and drawings that reflect artist Claire McArdle’s connection with nature at today’s reception. Showing thru June 9. Today’s reception 6-8pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis: 410-263-5544; 

Bridges to become waterway access points

As cars rumble over newly built bridges, Marylanders will be paddling beneath them. As soon as 2014, bridges will no longer be only routes over rivers. They will also be places where Marylanders can safely get down to the water to fish, canoe and kayak.     That’s the result of one of more than 350 bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly this year. Passed almost unanimously, only three nays were cast, all in the House, one by Calvert Del. Tony O’Donnell.

Plein Art Opening • free

  See what plein artists saw in a month out and about in Galesville creating scenes of the historic village for the gallery’s 25th anniversary. Showing thru May 12. Today’s reception 5-8pm at River Gallery: 410-867-0078;

Grants 101 • free

  Calling all non-profits: Learn how to find funding and to write a grant proposal to get cash for your cause. 1-3pm at Prince Frederick Library. rsvp: 410-535-0291; 

Tax-Help 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; 

Volunteer Lunch • free

  Bring a brown-bag lunch and learn how to volunteer at Annmarie Garden. noon-1:30pm at Annmarie Garden, Solomons: 410-326-4640;

Almost 7:30 Democratic Breakfast

  Hear Carolyn Quattrocki talk about the Governor’s plans for health care reform. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club, Chester Ave. and State St., Annapolis. $6: 410-263-2022.

AACC’s The Underpants

  Yes, you read right. Anne Arundel Community College is staging The Underpants, a comedy about the calamities that ensue after a woman’s bloomers fall off as she waves to her king. Showing thru April 20. 8pm at the College’s Pascal Center. $15 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-777-2457;