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April 2013

Senior Showstoppers

  Watch the award-winning senior song-and-dance troupe South County Showstoppers gambol and croon. 1pm at The Gardens of Annapolis: 410-798-8171.

Fest Africa 2013!

Event Date:  August 10, 2013 - 1:00pm - August 11, 2013 - 8:00pm Join us for the Official African Festival in the State of Maryland to be held Saturday & Sunday August 11 & 12, 2012, 1-8pm on both days. We'll be at the Civic Center, Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Admission is FREE, the festival will feature local and international African music and dance performances, African cuisine, vendors, games for children, health fair, career fair, and tourism fair. Location Civic Center, Veterans Plaza Silver Spring, MA United States See map: Google Maps

Tax Help • free

  Tax volunteers help seniors and low-income filers every Monday thru April 12. Call ahead for an appointment. South County Library, Deale: 410-867-4970; www.aacpl.net. 

The Joes’ greatest mission will be finding a decent screenwriter

Special Forces team the G.I. Joes are tasked with keeping America safe. Leader Duke (Channing Tatum: Side Effects) and his best bud Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson: Snitch) recover nukes, blow up baddies and look darn good doing it. They are the go-to team whenever anyone threatens truth, justice and the American way.

Spray horticultural oil now to control them

The mild winter is likely to be followed by early invasions of scale insects, spider mites and other bugs that over-winter in the cracks and crevices on the bark of trees and shrubs. Roses, Alberta spruce, blue spruce and roses are the most susceptible species for spider mites. Scale insects will attack euonymus, crab apple, cherries including cherry laurel, oak and pine. Wax scale insects especially like hollies.

Help Globe at Night shine a spotlight on light pollution

With the moon waning through early morning skies, this weekend is a great opportunity to participate in the latest round of the Globe at Night program, which goes on through Tuesday, April 9. Relying on the observations of volunteers from all around the world, Globe at Night is gathering the most comprehensive data on light pollution.

You’ll laugh until you ache, then laugh some more

Four affluent couples gathered in a posh suburban residence for a dinner party to honor friends’ 10th anniversary celebration find mischief surrounding the event.     There are no servants: How can the party continue? The hostess is missing. So is the host — the deputy mayor of New York City — who has reportedly shot himself through the earlobe.

The river gave up gold

It had turned into a beautiful day despite a forecast of high winds and rain. Trees were whipping overhead, but down the well-worn path we followed on the forest floor, it was sheltered and calm. When we broke out of the tree-cast shadow line, the bright sun warmed us so that we had to open our jackets and slow our pace.

Holocaust Remembrance • free

  Watch the documentary For the Living and hear textile curator Anna Foer discuss conserving prisoner uniforms to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Museum opening. 7pm at Congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis: 410-263-3924; www.knesethisrael.org. 

Chesapeake Choir Practice • free

  Singers join the Chesapeake Community Chorus practice. No auditions required. 4-6pm at Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach: 301-855-7477.