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January 2017

Anne Arundel County offers just the right raw ingredients

Anne Arundel County has more horses than any other county in the nation. It follows that we also have more horse manure. Some of that horse manure occupies precious landfill space or is dumped near streams, thus contributing to Bay pollution.

We hope (with compliments to Yogi Berra) it’s better than déjà vu

The Maryland General Assembly isn’t the only big thing beginning anew this month.     (Does beginning anew agree with you? Strictly speaking, anew is a tautology in the phrase as beginning is beginning. Still, in the spiral of life, renewal is a great force, giving us second, third and more chances, if we’re lucky. There! I’ve reasoned myself into beginning anew. How about you?)

Ben Affleck writes a love letter to pulp filmmaking in this epic drama

Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck: Suicide Squad) is an outlaw. A veteran of The Great War, Coughlin returns home to Boston swearing to never follow orders again. He turns to armed robbery, vexes his police chief father and gets the interest of the city’s warring Italian and Irish mobs.     Coughlin isn’t interested in joining a gang, but he is interested in the head Irish mobster’s girl, Emma (Sienna Miller: The Lost City of Z). Joe gets out with a smashed face and a few years in jail. Emma doesn’t fair so well.

Environmental Archaeology Lab

Become a volunteer and assist with excavating sites and cataloging artifacts (ages 18+). 9am-3pm, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, rsvp: cawooda@si.edu.

Brian Gaffney Performs

7-11pm, Brian Boru, Severna Park: www.brianborupub.com.

Shook/Russo 5tet Perform

8-11pm, 49 West Café, Annapolis, $10: 410-626-9796.

Maritime Lecture Series

Hear landscape architect James Urban talk about myths, beliefs and practices regarding trees, rain and the Chesapeake Bay. 7pm, Annapolis Maritime Museum, $10 w/discounts: www.amaritime.org.

Democratic Planning Forum

Join Anne Arundel Democrats to review analysis of the election, discuss priorities and needs, plus plan for local races in 2018. 6:30-8:30pm, Bowie Elks Lodge, 1506 Defense Highway, Gambrills 21054, free, rsvp: annearundeldems@gmail.com.

Café Scientifique

Hear St. John Martin discuss energy resources. 6-7:30pm, 49 West Café, Annapolis, rsvp: 410-626-9796.

Calvert Democratic Club

Discuss upcoming year and preparation for 2018. 6pm, The Greene Turtle, Prince Frederick: 301-992-5050.