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January 2014

Library Friends Used Book Sale

Buy gently used books, videos and music for low prices to support Calvert Library’s many services. F noon-3pm & Sa 9am-1pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Library Friends Used Book Sale

Buy gently used books, videos and music for low prices to support Calvert Library’s many services. F noon-3pm & Sa 9am-1pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Swing Dance

Learn beginning swing dance to the sounds of the Annapolis Junction Big Band; no partner needed and all ages welcome. 8-11pm at Severna Park Community Center. $15: 410-647-5843; www.spcommunitycenter.org.

St. John’s Art Reception

In Chasing the Moment, view 60 works including paintings, drawings, photographs and three-dimensional works created by Annapolis high schoolers in Advanced Placement classes, International Baccalaureate Program and Performing/Visual Arts Program. Opening reception today 6-7:30pm; showing thru Jan. 19 at the Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis: 410-626-2556; www.stjohnscollege.edu/mitchellgallery.

CalvART Open Mike Poetry

Rocky Jones is the featured poet at open mike happy hour. 5:30-7:30pm at CalvART Gallery, Prince Frederick: 410-535-9252; www.calvertgallery.org.

Democratic Breakfast Club

Jeanne Hitchcock talks about Gov. Martin O’Malley’s 2014 legislative agenda. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club. $6: 410-263-2022.

Top Cake Awards • free

Watch 22 Whole Foods cake decorators from across the mid-Atlantic compete for the best cake decorator in the store or in the region and enjoy tasty samples. Bay Weekly’s Lisa Knoll is guest judge. Grand Prize is a 3-day class of choice at the French Pastry School in Chicago. 10am-1pm at Whole Foods, Annapolis: 410-573-1800; www.wholefoodsmarket. com/stores/annapolis.

Kids Libraries Video Contest

Record your kids five years or younger saying why they love the library to help Anne Arundel Public Library promote expanded hours in all branches beginning Jan. 26. The grand prize: four 2014 season passes to Six Flags America; runners-ups get four tickets to Medieval Times or a box seat ticket package to the Bowie Baysox. Enter by Jan. 24. To submit, parents record one-minute videos, transfer the video file to a computer and email it as an attachment to aacplcontest@gmail.com. In the body of the email, give parents’ and child’s names, address and phone number.

Be a Docent

Learn more about local history in the new year as a Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum docent working with school groups, in the MAC Lab, Exhibit Barn, Patterson House and more. The 10-week intensive training course begins Jan. 22; register early. 10am-12:30pm Wednesdays at the Museum, St. Leonard. $15: 410-586-8500; www.jefpat.org.

King Day of Service

Assist in a Dream Mosaic project by designing Valentines for troops overseas and their families and making cards for seniors and shut-ins; bring non-perishable food for the Anne Arundel Food and Resource Bank. Two shifts: 10-11:30am & 12:30-2pm at Church on the Rock, Millersville. rsvp: 410-897-9207; www.VolunteerAnneArundel.org.