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May 2013

Gypsy Vintage Monthly Sale

  Gypsy Vintage reopens for its monthly sale of shabby chic recreations to furnish your home in style. Sa 8am-5pm; Su 10am-3pm at Gypsy Vintage, on the corner of Rt. 4 and Rt.258, Lothian: gypsyvintageltd@yahoo.com.

Deale Yard & Bake Sale

  Find second-hand treasures and baked goods at Deale Beach’s community yard sale. 9am-1pm at Community Hall, Fourth St., Deale: 410-867-4085. 

Star Party• free

  Search the night sky for constellations, planets and stars with the Astronomy Club of Southern Maryland. 8:30-10pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301-888-1377.

Open Mike Night

  Ellen Wise and Hiram Larew read poetry; then it’s your turn. 7-9pm at Severna Park Community Center: 410-647-8122; www.facebook.com/pages/Poetry-In-The-Park.

Engineer Meeting • free

  Learn how engineers create tower cranes, why they don’t topple and how much they can lift at Annapolis Chapter of Maryland Society of Professional Engineers’ meeting. 6:30pm at Double T Diner, Annapolis: 410-263-0794. 

Engineer Meeting • free

  Learn how engineers create tower cranes, why they don’t topple and how much they can lift at Annapolis Chapter of Maryland Society of Professional Engineers’ meeting. 6:30pm at Double T Diner, Annapolis: 410-263-0794. 

Fairies in the Garden Opens

  Fairies and gnomes migrate to Annmarie Garden’s fourth annual Fairies in the Garden exhibit. Come to the Garden after hours for a magical mystery raffle, an acoustic performance from Tom Pillion, a silent auction and a craft table. Wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres served. 6-9pm at Annmarie Garden, Solomons. $5 w/membership discounts: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org. 

Derby Day Benefit

  Wear a country dress and riding boots to Maryland Therapeutic Riding’s Derby Day benefit and watch the Kentucky Derby (6:24pm), bid in auctions and enjoy a buffet to benefit the program’s work helping people conquer physical, developmental and emotional challenges. 5-10pm at the farm, 1141 Sunrise Beach Rd., Crownsville: 410-923-6800; www.mtrinc.com.

Fairy House Fun

  Build a house for your fairies from natural materials and decorate it with dried flowers. 3-5pm at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden, Severn. $20; rsvp: 410-551-2237; www.willowoakherbs.com. 

Natural Playground

  Families play in Battle Creek’s natural playground. 2-3:30pm at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Prince Frederick. $8 w/membership discounts: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org.