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June 2013

Cruise to Early Fireworks

On an Independence Day cruise with Watermark Cruises, a DJ keeps you dancing until the light show begins. Tonight see fireworks in the exclusive Sherwood Forest community. 7:30pm from City Dock, Annapolis. $45 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-268-7601;

Fourth of July Music

Old School plays beach tunes on the Bay to celebrate Independence. 5-9pm under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Turtle Caretaker Training

Volunteers train to care for Jug Bay Sanctuary’s box turtles. 10-11:30am at Jug Bay, Lothian. $5 w/discounts: 410-741-9330;

KIDS Puddle Stompers

Kids go outside to learn about states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. 10-11am & 1-2pm at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $8 w/sibling discounts; rsvp online: 443-482-2200;

KIDS Story and Snacks

Kids enjoy a story and a healthy snack. 11-11:30am at Whole Foods, Annapolis. $50; rsvp: 410-224-2042;

Archaeology Day • free

Tour Jefferson Patterson Park’s state-of-the-art archeology lab, clean off newly found artifacts and visit the excavation sites of an 18th century plantation at Archaeology Lab Day. 10am-3pm at the Park, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8501;

Teen Photography Workshop

Teens capture Calvert’s beauty at a nature photography day camp. 10am-2pm at Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby. $12; rsvp: 410-586-1477; 

Chinese Folk Chorus • free

Hear the Dong Folk Chorus of 14 Dong singers from southwest China. Their remote village has preserved a distinctive music and culture that dates back to 216 bc. 3:50pm at Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock: 410-647-7494; 

Book Talk • free

Readers talk Aravind Adiga’s A White Tiger: A Novel. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;

Annapolitian Past and Present

Meet Capital newspaper columnist Diane Rey and her alter-ego Anne Catharine Green, the 18th-century printer of the Maryland Gazette, to learn about the Annapolis newspaper business in the 18th century and today aboard the Schooner Woodwind. 6:30-8:30pm at Annapolis Marriot Waterfront Hotel. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-263-8994;