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February 2014

Five-and-Dime Dance

Dance to a DJ playing Motown and ’50s’ tunes. 5:30-6:30pm dance lesson; 6:30-9:30pm dancing at the Elks Lodge, Gambrills. $10: 443-474-2668.

Chili Cook-Off

Enjoy a chili dinner with dessert, live music, dancing, prizes for best chili, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction; western wear encouraged. 5:30-8:30pm at Unity by the Bay, Severna Park. $15 w/discounts: 410-544-7990; www.unitybythebay.com.

Community Chorus Concert • free

Hear the all-volunteer community chorus of Calvert County sing to benefit local charities. 5pm at Saint Nicholas Lutheran Church, Huntingtown: 301-855-7477; lbrown9601@verizon.net.

Art Reception

Meet artist Kellee Wynne Conrad and see her contemporary colorful landscapes. 3-5pm at Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis: 410-268-4566; www.mdfedart.com.

Open Studio

Join an open studio focused around a still life. 3-5pm at The Framing of the Shoe, Annapolis. $15 (includes art supplies); rsvp: 410-693-0142; framer33@aol.com.

The War of 1812 Lecture Series • free

Dr. Sidney Hart talks about the War of 1812 Through the Lens of Portraiture & Images. 3-5pm at College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Self-Defense for Women & Teen Girls

Join a self-defense workshop to benefit the Arden House. 3-4:30pm at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold. $5; rsvp: 410-431-5200; www.JingYing.org.

Gathering Impressions Art Reception

Meet Plein Air painter David Diaz and see his work in Gathering Impressions. Reception today 2-4pm. Showing thru March 30 at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis: 410-222-1777; www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org.

Essential Oils 101

Learn how to use pure essential oils. 2-4pm at the Copper Bowl, Deale. $15; rsvp: 443-294-6612; www.thecopperbowldeale.com.

Make Textured Silver Rings

Tricia Hall shows how to use a torch to make a piece of .999% pure silver wire into a ring. 1-4pm at Annmarie Garden. $45 class & $45 materials fee; rsvp: 410-326-4640; www.annmariegarden.org.