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March 2014

Countless specks form the Zodiacal Light

The waning crescent moon ends the week low in the southeast before dawn. Sunday marks the new moon, the second in March. But it’s not gone long, reappearing as a thin sliver above the western horizon at sunset on the 31st.     With the moon out of sight much of the night, this week provides one of the best chances to see the zodiacal light, a hazy glow that extends like a cone from the western horizon pointing heavenward also called false dawn. It appears an hour or two after sunset, and you’ll only see it with clear, dark skies.

Huntingtown High Les Miserables

Huntingtown High School Eye of the Storm theater company brings to life Les Miserables, the musical based on novelist Victor Hugo’s irresistible story of the rocky road of redemption. Playing thru April 5. ThFSa 7pm, Su 2pm; at Huntingtown High School. $15/$10 (F Apr 4 dinner & show $27/$20); rsvp: 410-414-7036; www.showtix4u.com.

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet

Follow Shakespeare’s most famous protagonist on a “psychological thrill ride” as his father’s murder and mother’s marriage to the murderer drive him into a homicidal rage. Playing thru April 13. Th 7pm, F 8pm, Sa 2pm & 8pm, Su 3pm at the Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie. $24/$20: 410-415-3513; www.annapolisshakespeare.org.

Twin Beach Players The Sunshine Boys

Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys reunite the biggest comedy team in Vaudeville for a special performance of their famous Doctor sketch. Local actors Tom Wines and Jeff Larsen — Maryland Theatre Guide’s Best Actor of 2013 — give Twin Beach Players the comic chops to stand up to Simon. Playing thru April 13. FSa 8pm, Su 3pm at North Beach Boys and Girls Club.

Kids Time at the Libraries

Severna Park: 410-222-6290: 9:30am Stories and songs for up to 18 mos. • 10:30am Stories and songs for 18 mos. to 3 yrs. Edgewater: 410-222-1538: 9:30am Storytime for 3 to 5 yrs. • 6:45pm All ages meet children’s author Quentin Cupp. Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291: 9:30am Stories for up to 2 yrs. • 10am Stories for 2 to 3 yrs.

Kids Time at the Libraries

Twin Beaches: 410-257-2411: 9:15am Stories for up to 2 yrs. • 10am & 1pm Stories for up to 5 yrs. • 11am Stories for 2 to 3 yrs. Pasadena: 410-222-6699: 9:30am Stories and songs for 18 mos. to 3 yrs.

Kids Time at the Libraries

Annapolis:410-222-1750: 9:30am Stories and songs for 18 mos. to 3 yrs.

Kids Time at the Libraries

Broadneck: 410-222-1905: 9:30am Stories and songs for up to 18 mos. Edgewater: 410-222-1538: 9:30am Stories and songs for 18 mos.

Kids Time at the Libraries

Annapolis:410-222-1750: 10am Stories and songs for up to 18 mos. Edgewater: 410-222-1538: 10am Sensory storytime. Solomons: 410-326-5289: 10am Storytime for preschoolers. Fairview: 410-257-2010: 10am Stories for up to 5 yrs.

Kids Time at the Libraries

Deale: 410-222-1925: 10am Family movie.