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May 2013

Thrown and Altered Pottery

Create an asymmetrical pot and lids to add to your collection. Finish the pots on June 4 or 10. 6:30-9:30pm at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $135; rsvp: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.

Swing or Serve for Casey Cares

Swing or serve at the Casey Cares Foundation’s 10th annual golf and tennis tournament to raise funds for critically ill children and their families. 8:30am at Chartwell Golf Country Club, Severna Park. $200/doubles; $1,200/foursome; rsvp: 443-568-0064; www.caseycaresfoundation.org.

Swing or Serve for Casey Cares

Swing or serve at the Casey Cares Foundation’s 10th annual golf and tennis tournament to raise funds for critically ill children and their families. 8:30am at Chartwell Golf Country Club, Severna Park. $200/doubles; $1,200/foursome; rsvp: 443-568-0064; www.caseycaresfoundation.org.

Swing or Serve for Casey Cares

Swing or serve at the Casey Cares Foundation’s 10th annual golf and tennis tournament to raise funds for critically ill children and their families. 8:30am at Chartwell Golf Country Club, Severna Park. $200/doubles; $1,200/foursome; rsvp: 443-568-0064; www.caseycaresfoundation.org.

The City of Annapolis is CPR-certified. Are you?

Politics aside, Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen is someone you want around. At least if you go into cardiac arrest. Cohen is so good in administering CPR that he bests paramedics.     Along with Cohen, city spokeswoman Rhonda Wardlaw and 100 other city employees were CPR-certified through the City of Annapolis Fire Department for National CPR Week.     So did yours truly, who was Cohen’s runner-up.

Keeping the agricultural tradition alive at American Chestnut Land Trust’s Double Oak Farm

As Jeff Klapper walks among the rows of strawberries and kale, he snaps off a thick purple stalk of asparagus.     Seeing Klapper’s ease with the land and the food he grows, you would not imagine he came to Double Oak Farm after a career in commercial engraving.

The Chesapeake’s new reality TV stars

Tom and Audrey have become the Chesapeake’s newest and most popular reality TV stars.     This charismatic duo, living on the Eastern Shore, is popular with more than locals. The Chesapeake Conservancy’s Osprey Cam has been watched in 48 different countries since its launch at the end of March.     Viewers have watched Tom and Audrey return to the Chesapeake, build their nest, mate and lay four cinnamon-and-cream-colored eggs.

Dress in your royal best for a baby shower

You’re invited to Kate Middleton’s baby shower. Instead of gifts for the Duchess of Cambridge, bring gifts to help local mothers and babies facing poverty and homelessness.     Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis has teamed with the Gabriel Network, headquartered in Bowie, to throw a baby shower, with a champagne brunch and British-themed trivia.

Sci-Fi writers needed to prevent space-time meltdown 

A top team at Los Alamos recently went public with findings that have shaken the scientific community to its core. Using heretofore-classified wormhole technology, the team has managed to observe an alternate reality, largely the same as our own, but with one difference — three Maryland science fiction fans are about to become prize-winning writers.

Time to gather our rosebuds

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed …     –Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18