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April 2016

Colorful Conversations

Color away stress. 2-3pm, Calvert Library, Southern Branch, free: 410-326-5289.

Tawes Garden Concerts

USNA Brass Quintet. Noon, Tawes State Office Bldg., Annapolis, free: 410-956-3094.

Compost Workshop

Learn to compost from Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners and get a free compost bin. 11am, Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, $6 parking or park entry permit: qwpcomposting@hotmail.com.

Tea & Tai Chi

Get a free introduction to the basic movements of Eastern exercise and enjoy a cup of premium tea from East West Tea Emporium. 10:30-11:30am, Severna Park Community Center, free, rsvp: www.jingying.org.

Book Discussion

Talk about how childhood has changed since the days of Tom Sawyer, a Big Read event. 10-11:30am, $5, Chesapeake Children’s Museum, rsvp for childcare ($5 per child): www.theccm.org.

Ambassador Visits

Hear from Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States (photo ID req’d). 7:15pm, Mahan Hall, USNA, Annapolis, www.usna.edu.

Writers by the Bay

Come for critique and camaraderie; led by Peter Abresch. 7-8:30pm, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, free: 410-535-0291.

KIDS Manga Otaku

Share your love for favorite titles and characters — and discover new ones; artist/librarian McNevin Hayes guides you through story layout, thumbnails and character construction. 7-8:30pm, Calvert Library, Twin Beaches, free, rsvp: 410-257-2411.

Intro to Genealogy

Learn how to search for ancestors. 7-8pm, Severna Park Library, free: 410-222-6290.

KIDS Painting Fences

Discuss how life has changed since Tom Sawyer’s days, a Big Read event. 5pm, Annapolis Library, free: 410-222-1750.