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January 2014

Public Forum: Dominion Cove Point Liquefaction ~ free

Hear panel members of environmentalists, Dominion Cove Point proponents and more talk about how the expansion will affect Calvert County’s environment, economics, safety and traffic; Q & A follows at the League of Woman Voters of Calvert County Forum. 7-9pm at St. John Vianney Family Life Auditorium, Prince Frederick: 410-586-2176;

Chester River Runoff

This group of Eastern Shore ­musicians features Ben Arminger, Sam Guthridge, Marc Dykeman and Nate Grower — singing traditional tunes and powerful originals steeped in old-time bluegrass rhythms and harmonies at the Folkie Friday concert. 8-11pm at 49 West, Annapolis. $20; rsvp: 410-626-9796;

Student Model Government Program

10th & 11th graders in Anne Arundel County compete to serve as county executive, councilperson or department head for a day in the Student Model Government Program on March 17, 2014. Submit a short essay describing what you’d hope to accomplish; Apply by Jan. 29: 410-222-1241.

Nature Photography

Ages 10-13 explore the outdoors with friends, take pictures of landscapes, cool plants and animals and learn photography tips. 10am-2pm at Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby. $12 w/discounts; RSVP: 410-535-5327;  

High-Performance Yacht Lecture

Alon Finkelstein talks on the revolution in high-performance yacht design and technological breakthroughs influencing the America’s Cup and other cutting edge racing yacht designs. 7pm at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Eastport. $10 w/discounts: 410-295-0104;

Winter Extravaganza ~ free

18 or older laugh along with all-star comedians Jonathan Burns and Jay the Chameleon. $22 optional dinner buffet: 6-9:30pm at Jake & Al’s Chophouse, Lusby: 410-394-6694;

U.S. Navy Band Country Current ~ free

The United States Navy Band Country Current — a five-member acoustic ensemble — plays modern country and cutting-edge bluegrass. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291;

Mommy & Me in the Kitchen

Mom or dad cook with kids age 5-12 at this month’s theme cooking party: Pizza, Pizza. 11am-1pm Prince Frederick. $50; rsvp: 443-624-5048;

Captain Avery Winter Lectures

The popular Winter Luncheon Lecture series pairs sculptor Kelly Richard with soup, bread and dessert; you’ll learn about Not Your Mama’s Paper Mache. 11am at Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side. $20 if space allows; rsvp: 410-266-8846;

Winter Campfire Lunch

Ages 10-13 collect wood, learn how to start a fire and keep it going and cook a tinfoil packet lunch over the flames. 10am-1pm at Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby. $8 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327;