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June 2013

Take to the Road with Mr. Pish

Move over Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Benji. Make way for Mr. Pish, the latest rising star in the doggy world.

Libraries make summer reading fun

School’s out! Children yell and jump for joy, getting pumped for a fun summer of beaches, lazy days and reading. Anne Arundel and Calvert Libraries are helping kids Dig into Summer Reading, a national initiative to make books part of summer’s fun.     Anne Arundel and Calvert libraries are spicing summer reading with jugglers, mad scientists, magicians and puppets.

This frothy farce reflects on commitment as characters at crossroads take literal and figurative steps

British farces are not usually my cup of tea; I find madcap, bawdy romps to be silly and exhausting. But Alan Ayckbourn’s Taking Steps is a delightful summer infusion of iced chai: more cool and spicy than hot and saucy, with suspenseful plot twists to make it fun. Colonial Players’ production delivers on its promise to present “a set of very probable, though quite amusing characters in a series of improbable situations that uncover a treasure trove of truth about human nature.”

Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwartz bring the music of Tom Wisner to 49 West

Event Date:  June 28, 2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm Teresa Whitaker and Frank Schwartz pay musical tribute to Tom Wisner, the “Bard of the Bay,” who passed away in 2010 after a lifetime dedicated to chronicling the rich traditions of our regional waterways. Location 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar and Gallery 49 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

International Pink and Black Affair Gala

Event Date:  June 22, 2013 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm T Rose International Management Group, LLC 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400 Annapolis, MD 21401 Website: www.troseimg.com PR Contact: Erin Green (443) 622-5770 Email: erin@troseimg.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2013 THE INTERNATIONAL PINK AND BLACK AFFAIR GALA
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There’s no better way to know the Chesapeake

Bay beaches are tucked away in coves throughout Chesapeake Country. With tides and waves, soft sand, salty air and cooling breezes, they’re a nature lover’s paradise.     Our beaches are sown by the Bay with fascinating finds: shells, stones, driftwood, sea-glass frosted and smoothed by years of ocean tossing and tumbling. If your beach is within the range of Calvert Cliffs, Miocene fossils make for exciting and rare treasure finds.

NFL players no match in charity softball game

A friendly charity match turned into a beating around the bottom of the fourth inning. The June 1 NFL vs. Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team game drew crowds from nearby military bases and football fans from far and wide.

With a wingspan up to four inches, Luna moths are one of the largest in North America

Like springtime, Luna moths represent rebirth and renewal.     I usually see one or two early each spring, hanging around hubby’s bug zapper. Perhaps they’re drawn to the light’s blue glow. The zapper poses no threat to the Luna moths, which are too large to fit through the miniature cage.

Not too early for garlic

Gail Martinez of Fairhaven Cliffs reports with excitement harvesting the season’s first heads of garlic. Planted in fall and well composted, garlic puts its roots down before winter so it’s got a head start on the new year’s growing season.     The Bay Gardener suggests Martinez must have been out to harvest so soon. Prime harvest time for garlic nor onions is about usually in July, when the foliage dries out. Until then, the bulbs are swelling, he says. Upon full growth, each bulb forms a skin, called a tunic, that helps protect it in storage.