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June 2013

Butterflies and Blooms Walk

Explore the Glendening Nature Preserve’s garden for butterflies and birds. 10am-noon from the Plummer House, 5702 Plummer Ln., Lothian. $5 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-741-9330; www.jugbay.org.

Garden Smarter • free

Learn what plants thrive in a shady garden. 10-11:30am at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Paddle the Rhode River

Learn about the ecology, history and wildlife of the Rhode River and Muddy Creek on a guided canoe trip. Basic paddling instruction provided. Dress for the weather and bring water and sunscreen. 9-11:30am at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $16 w/age discounts; rsvp: www.serc.si.edu.

Eastport Yard Sale

Find treasures including furniture, household items and books to benefit Eastport United Methodist Church. 8am-noon at the Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis: 410-263-5490;  www.eastportumc.org.

North Beach Yard Sale

Search for secondhand treasures at North Beach Fire Department’s yard sale to benefit the all-volunteer firehouse. 8am-noon at the Fire House, Chesapeake Beach: 410-231-1775; www.northbeachfire.com.

Walk & Bike-a-Thon

Walk and bike a family-friendly route for Bello Machre’s Every Step Counts, then enjoy live music, face painting, a moon bounce and food to benefit the non-profit’s work to help people with special abilities. Sign up to volunteer. 8am-noon at 7765 Freetown Rd., Glen Burnie. $25-$1,000 donation; rsvp: 443-702-3000; www.bellomachre.org. 

Colonial Players’ Taking Steps

Colonial Players transforms the stage into a three-story Victorian house with stairways, closets and all for Taking Steps, a show following two couples, a solicitor, a realtor and a ghost. Showing thru June 29. Th-Sa 8pm; Su 2pm at Colonial Players, 108 East St., Annapolis. $20: 410-268-7373; www.thecolonialplayers.org. 

2nd Star’s Camelot

Music, dancing and pageantry enchant the classic story of King Arthur and the knights of the roundtable. Read Jane Elkin’s review in this week’s paper. 2nd Star Productions’ Camelot plays thru June 29. FSa 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Rt. 3, Bowie. $20: 410-757-5700; www.2ndStarProductions.com.

2nd Star’s Camelot

Music, dancing and pageantry enchant the classic story of King Arthur and the knights of the roundtable. Read Jane Elkin’s review in this week’s paper. 2nd Star Productions’ Camelot plays thru June 29. FSa 8pm; Su 3pm at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park, Rt. 3, Bowie. $20: 410-757-5700; www.2ndStarProductions.com.

Singles Dance Party

Find love or a dance partner for the night at the LA Singles Dance with live music. Dressy but casual attire. 8:30pm-12:30am at Bowie Knights of Columbus, Rt. 3. $15: 410-721-6666; www.lasinglesbwa.com.