February 2017

Meet Author Mick Blackistone

Visit with Mick Blackistone, author of Just Passing Through: Poems & Photos of Chesapeake Bay. 2-3pm, North Beach Town Hall, free: www.calvertlibrary.info.

Light House GumboFest

Area chefs compete for the title of Best Gumbo and Best Booth in support of homeless prevention. 1-4pm, DoubleTree Annapolis Hotel, $30 w/discounts, rsvp: www.friendslhs.org.

Pet Friendly Gardening

Learn about plants that can be toxic to pets and how to keep pets off your favorite ­flowers. 11am-noon, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville & 2-3pm, Severna Park, free, rsvp: www.homesteadgardens.com.

Winter Bird Walk

Bring field guides and binoculars to search for birds in several refuge habitats (ages 8+). 8-10am, National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, free, rsvp: 301-497-5887.

Annapolis Home & Garden Expo

Browse vendors, see demos, meet Bath Crashers’ Matt Muenster and take seminars on home improvement. Sa 10am-6pm, Su noon-5pm, Byzantium Center, Annapolis, $5 w/discounts: www.MidAtlanticExpos.com.

Chamber Music Concert

Hear the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra Strings and Chamber Winds. 7:30pm, Studio 39, Annapolis, free: www.lso-music.org.

Opera Insight Series

Discuss Madame Butterfly’s fate in a changing Japan with retired USNA history professor Daniel Masterson. 3pm, Maryland Hall, Annapolis, free, rsvp: 410-267-8135.

KIDS Toy Boat Building

Make them and float them. 2-4pm, Calvert Marine Museum, $2 donation plus museum admission: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Dog Training Tips

Join Kim Greco, owner of Paws & Possibilities, for a lesson on positive reinforcement in dog training. 2-3pm, Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville, free, rsvp: www.homesteadgardens.com.

Raptors Reign

Get up close with birds of prey with falconer Rodney Stotts. 1-3pm, National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, free: 301-497-5887.