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March 2014

Orchestra of Exiles

Watch the documentary film Orchestra of Exiles, which depicts how one man saved Europe’s premier Jewish musicians from annihilation, leading to today’s Israel Philharmonic; all welcome. 3:30pm at Congregation Kol Shalom, Annapolis. $5; rsvp:

Art Reception

See 80 artworks on a wide variety of paper ranging from 3-D paper sculpture to etchings and monotype prints at the 37th Annual Art on Paper. Opening reception 3-5pm today. Showing thru April 20 at Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis: 410-286-4566;

Wonders of the Wetlands • free

Learn about the wonders of the wetlands in this informative hike. 2-3pm indoors at Merkle Visitor Center, Upper Marlboro; rsvp: 301-888-1377;

Ann Arrundell Historical Society 52nd Annual Dinner

Dwell on old times with Alberta Stornetta, author of Arnold Maryland and Neighbors on the Broadneck, remembering the days when Magothy River attractions included a roller coaster and alligator exhibit and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard was a mud and oyster-shell road. 2pm reception; 3pm dinner at Snyder’s Willow Grove, Linthicum. $40; rsvp: 410-974-6850;

Brittany Curl Fundraiser

Last August 7, 20-year old Brittany Curl was permanently disabled after suffering severe, traumatic brain injury in a car accident. Her insurance company rejected payment for her nursing home care, and she is not eligible for government assistance until July, when she turns 21. Now, the insurance company has stopped paying for physical therapy and Brittany is atrophying. She also has an infection and is back in the hospital with a tracheotomy and will remain there until it is removed.

Canoe Excursion

Beginning and intermediate paddlers tour the shores of Muddy Creek and the Rhode River. 1-3:30pm at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. $18 w/discounts; rsvp: 443-482-2200;

Historic Inns Bridal Fair

Meet the people you need to plan your historic inn wedding: caterers, photographers, fashionistas and all things nuptial. Noon-3pm at Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle, Annapolis. $12 door/$10 advance: 410-216-6326;

Patterson Memories Tour • free

Tour Point Farm and learn about the Jefferson Pattersons and their history in Calvert. 10am & 1pm at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, St. Leonard. rsvp: 410-586-8578;

Spring Peeper Hike • free

Learn about spring peepers and other frogs and toads on this hike. 7:30-9pm at Merkle Visitor Center, Upper Marlboro; rsvp: 301-888-1377;

Valerie Lemon Cabaret

New York cabaret star Valerie Lemon sings the music of Marvin Hamlisch in a tribute performance sponsored by Live Arts Maryland. 7:30pm at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. $39; includes appetizers and one beer or glass of wine; rsvp: 410-326-1906;