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May 2013

 From low places to high

Governor Martin and First Lady Katie O’Malley may not be aware that in 1985 I tried to convince the gardeners in charge of the state properties in Annapolis to apply compost to the turf. The idea was met with great resistance because the gardeners thought it would take too much time, and they did not believe it would improve the turf.     We’d already been turned down in higher places.

Cole Porter's "You Never Know"

Event Date:  May 3, 2013 (All day) - May 18, 2013 (All day) Prince George's Little Theatre's production of Cole Porter's romantic musical comedy "You Never Know" will run at the Bowie Playhouse May 3 -18. Set in 1929 Paris, Porter's version of the classic French farce is full of music and dance as it follows three couples who each are looking for their own happy ending. May 3, 4, 10, 11, and 17 performances are at 8 p.m. May 5,12,and 18 performances are at 2 p.m. Location The Bowie Playhouse 16500 White Marsh Park Drive Bowie, Maryland United States See map: Google Maps

Town Hall Meeting

  Talk your ideas for the old Calvert Middle School Land at  League of Women Voters town hall meeting. 7-9pm at St. John Vianney Auditorium: 410-586-2176;

Author Visit

  Hear Annapolis-native Erika Robuk talk about the path from self-publications to traditional market. 7pm at Crofton Library: 410-222-7915;

Charleston Concert Choir

  The University of Charleston Concert Choir and Singers perform secular and sacred works from Hovland, Chopin Telemann, Lennon and more. 7pm at St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, 1450 Plum Point Rd., Huntingtown. donations: 304-357-4903.

Civil War Roundtable• free

  Angie Atkinson talks about the Civil War in Chesapeake Country. 7pm at 219 Cade Center, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold: 410-777-2428; 

Fashion for a Cause

  See the hottest Annapolis trends at the fifth annual Fashion for a Cause to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Chesapeake Kids, a support system for children dealing with an illness in the family. 6:30-9:30pm at Porsche of Annapolis, Hudson St. $85; rsvp: 443-837-1531; 

Crystals: Intro to the Metaphysical & Healing Properties

Event Date:  May 8, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm Crystal Workshop: Intro to The Metaphysical & Healing Properties - May 8th, 6:30-8 pm Learn about the metaphysical & healing properties of select crystals and some uses for common health problems. Experience crystals energies through meditation, crystal elixirs, and identify which stone to wear to enhance your day. To be held at Wellsview Cottage, 510 Pafel Road, Annapolis. Cost: $20 Space is limited, Call Chitra to reserve 240-674-5220, go to for directions Location Wellsview Cottage 510 Pafel Road Annapolils, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Paca Plantasia

  Stroll the paths of the beautiful, elegant William Paca Garden, move to the rhythm of the steel drum and enjoy delicacies. Bid in a silent auction. 6-8pm at the Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $100; rsvp: 410-267-7619; 

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower returns

The moon wanes through morning skies this week, reaching last quarter Thursday, May 2, when it shines between the faint constellations Capricornus and Aquarius and is high in the south by dawn.