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April 2014

Kite Festival & Picnic • free

Join the Friends of Broadneck Park at the third annual Kite Festival and Community Picnic to benefit a new playground at Broadneck Park. Special guest Wings Over Washington brings kite-flying demos, music and games (rain date Su May 4). Noon-4pm at Broadneck Park, Annapolis: BAYSplayground@gmail.com.  

Sounds of Sun Boxes • free

Meet artist Craig Colorusso and learn about sun boxes and their installation in this Q & A forum; plus, enjoy yoga classes, craft and art vendors, children’s activities and wine tastings by Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery; wine sold. 11am-4pm at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard: 410-586-8501; www.jefpat.org.

Music in May at Londontown

Musicians from Londontown Symphony play a duet at 1pm in the William Brown House, Londontown Gardens, Edgewater. $10 w/discounts: www.historiclondontown.org.    
  Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions with antique boats and motors and master maritime carvers; new this year, wet plate photography demonstrations. Kids enjoy toy boat building. Adults learn how to pick crabs, shuck oysters, stuff a ham and more. Everyone gets free rides aboard the historic bugeye, The Wm. B. Tennison, at the ninth annual Solomons Maritime Festival as Calvert Marine Museum celebrates its grand re-opening. 10am-5pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-326-2042 x19; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Calvert Green Expo & Craft Fair

Enjoy crafts and green shopping at over 80 booths, learn about green living, watch demonstrations, browse vendors exhibits and educational booths. Kids enjoy free activities, everyone enjoys giveaways and more at the sixth annual Calvert County Green Expo and Craft Fair. 10am-4pm. free at Annmarie Garden, Solomons: www.calvertgreenexpo.org.

Garden Smarter Plant Sale

Learn from demonstrations and browse and buy a large selection of flowering and vegetable plants. 10-11:30am at Community Resources Building, Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Rabies Clinic • free

Calvert dogs, cats and ferrets (leashed or in carriers) get free rabies vaccinations. 10am-noon at Patuxent High School, Lusby: 410-535-5400; www.calverthealth.org.

May Day Celebration • free

Create a flower craft and learn about May flowers; ages 3+ welcome. 2-3pm at Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro: 301-888-1377; kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.  

Fossil or Not?

Learn about the many different types of fossils found along Calvert Cliffs; bring water and wear comfortable shoes. 2-3pm at the beach at the end of the trail (1.8 mile hike each way) at Calvert Cliffs State Park, Lusby. $5/car: 301-888-1377; kjarboe@dnr.state.md.us.

Model Boat Display • free

See local craftsman Tom Cosden’s model boat display of the Chesapeake Bay-built and chat with him about the boat and craft; refreshments served. 1-4pm at Galesville Heritage Museum: www.galesvilleheritagesociety.org.