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January 2014

Free State Fly Fishers • free

W.R. Williams talks about steam restoration being done by Anne Arundel County Public School students. 7:30pm at Davidsonville Family Rec Center: 301-249-6399;

Dangerous Voices & Dragon Rocket • free

Plunge into two back-to-back out-there literary events. First, the Dangerous Voices Variety Hour (5-6:45pm) with author readings and themes based on inspirations including Baltimore’s popular 510 Reading Series of fiction, NPR’s quiz show Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and Orson Welles’s original War of the Worlds broadcast — plus irreverent author interviews, trivia, prizes and more. Then, meet authors of the new science fiction anthology Dragon Rockets Unite at the Daily Science Fiction Year Two–Publisher’ Book Launch Party (7pm).

Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Enjoy music, hors d’ouevres and drinks at Opportunity Builders 16th annual Mardi Gras fundraiser to benefit adults with developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County. 6-10pm at 8855 Veterans Hgwy., Millersville. $60 person; rsvp: 410-787-0700;

6 in the City Art Reception

Meet photographers Frances Borchardt and Carol Donahue and painters Phyllis Dixon, Patrice Drago, Gail Higginbotham and Desiree Holmes Scherini. Reception today 4-6pm. Their exploration of urban environments shows thru Feb. 19 at Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis: 410-268-4566;

Animal Tracks • free

Learn about animal tracks; wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. 2-3pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor’s Center, Upper Marlboro; rsvp: 301-888-1377;

Year of the Horse Art Reception

Meet artists whose work reflects on all things equine. Reception today 1-5pm; Showing thru Feb. 27 at Artworks@7th, North Beach: 410-286-5278;

Praise-N-Thunder Homeless Outreach

Donate clothing, shoes and travel-size toiletries and join Dunkirk Baptist Church’s Praise-N-Thunder Homeless Outreach volunteers making lunches to deliver to homeless people in D.C.’s Franklin Park. 11am-3pm: 240-997-0316;

Annapolis Opera’s The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute’s beloved blend of myth and the war between good and evil moves to the future in Towson Univ.’s performance of Mozart’s opera; ages 4+. 10:30am at Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $15: 410-280-5640;

Meet the Artists

Meet painter Flo Ormond and photographers Bea Poulin and John Koontz; watch demonstrations and hear their motivations and methods at the Muddy Creek Artists Guild Show. 10am-4pm at Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side: 410-867-4486;

Valentine’s Makers Market

Find homemade or homegrown goods at Annmarie Garden’s Makers Market, themed to love. 9am-2pm indoors at the Garden, Solomons: 410-326-4640;