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May 2013

Paddle the Rhode River

Learn about the ecology, history and wildlife of the Rhode River and Muddy Creek on a guided canoe trip. Basic paddling instruction provided. Dress for outdoors and bring drinking water and sun- screen. 9-11:30am at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $16 w/age discounts; rsvp:

Full Moon Paddle

The full moon lights the way as you paddle thru Back Creek and the Annapolis harbor at Annapolis Community Boating’s monthly full moon paddle. Bring a dish to share for a BBQ/pot luck dinner before your journey. dusk at 7314 Edgewood Rd., Annapolis. $20 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-703-8243;

Poetry Open Mike

Hear Shirley Brewer read poems, then take your turn. 6:30-8:30pm at Zu Coffee, 934 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis: 410-990-0731; 

Dock Bar Music

Just Us takes the outdoor stage. 6-10pm at Big Mary’s Dock Bar, Pirates Cove, Galesville: 410-867-2300;

Army Concert • free

Hear the United States Army Field Band Woodwind Ambassadors. 6pm at St. Anne’s Church, Church Circle, Annapolis: 410-263-1906;

Army Concert • free

Guitarist Peter Griggs plays. 6pm at St. Anne’s Church, Church Circle, Annapolis: 410-263-1906;

Curtis B. Wertz Shrimp Feast

Devour shrimp, hot dogs, French fries, coleslaw, Texas beans and dessert and wash it down with draft brew at the Curtis B. Wertz Annual Shrimp Feast. 6-8pm at Calvert Elks Lodge, Prince Frederick. $25; rsvp: 410-535-5110;

Rockin’ at the Harbor

Coastal Flats performs at the happiest harbor in Deale. 4-8pm at Happy Harbor, 533 Deale Rd.: 410-867-0949; 

Lincoln Matinee • free

Watch the film Lincoln about the political genius of Abraham Lincoln played out in the four months before his assassination. 1-3pm at Southern Library’s new location: 13920 HG Trueman Rd., Solomons: 410-326-5289;

Swing at Summer Garden Theatre

Annapolis theater under the stars opens with Swing, about the dance and culture’s explosion out of the hotbed of pre-war Harlem. The show is loaded with hot music and dance numbers including It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing), Throw that Girl Around, Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy and more. Showing thru June 15. Th-Su 8:30pm at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St. $20: 410-268-9212;