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June 2013

Meet Merkle Animals

Meet critters who call Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary home. 2-3pm at the Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301-888-1377.

Rock the Dock

The KGB Band with Shellie plays. 4-8pm under the Bandshell at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Brews in the Breeze

Set sail on Schooner Woodwind for a beer-sampling lunch of Chesapeake favorites. 12:30-3:30pm from 80 Compromise St., Annapolis. $74; rsvp: 410-263-7837;

Walking-Stick Workshop

Create a walking stick from an historic Southern Maryland tobacco stick and re-purposed decorations like stones, beads, fossils, buttons, vintage jewelry or small pictures. 10am-1pm at Annmarie Gardens, Solomons: $40; rsvp: 410-326-4640;

Contra Dance

Sharon McKinley leads dances to English country songs. No experience or partner needed. Bring snacks to share. Introductory session at 6:30pm; dancing 7-10pm at Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. $10 w/discounts: 443-540-0864:

Music at the Resort

Chyp Davis and Andrea Romero play under the Bandshell. 6:30-10:45pm at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa: 410-257-5596;

Fourth of July Bouquet

Create a fireworks-inspired flower arrangement with seasonal red, white and blue blooms. 2-3pm at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Garden, Severn. $15; rsvp: 410-551-2237; 

Growing up Afro Reception • free

See African American children of old in pictures from the archives of The Afro-American newspaper, the second-longest-running black periodical in the U.S., to celebrate the paper’s 121st birthday. Meet the Afro staff and enjoy refreshments at today’s reception (1-3pm). Bring a copy of your favorite childhood memory to add to the exhibit (Items will not be returned). Showing thru Jan. 30 at Banneker-Douglass Museum, Annapolis. rsvp:

KIDS Pirate Pizza Cruise

Arrrrgh! Dress like a pirate and board the Wm. B Tennison for a pizza party. 11:30am-1pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $12; rsvp: 410-326-2042; 

Annapolis Comic-Con

Comic-lovers gather at Annapolis’ Comic-Con to learn about comic art, how to survive a zombie apocalypse, join a costume contest and more. 10am-6pm at Pip Moyer Recreation Center: 240-346-0399;