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February 2017

Event Date:  March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm Night Watch By Lucille Fletcher Location Bowie Playhouse 16500 White Marsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715 United States See map: Google Maps

2017 St. Patrick's Day Greene Games

Event Date:  March 17, 2017 - 11:00am - March 18, 2017 - 2:00am The St. Patrick’s Day GREENE GAMES “GET LIT” is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day party in Annapolis, MD, HOSTED by S.L.O.P. of The Grilled Lincolns. Come to the Greene Turtle Annapolis on Saint Patrick’s Day and see hundreds shake their shamrocks off to great music by *DJ ILLA and the DUBLIN 5. Enjoy a fun filled event of shenanigans where the beer flow GREEN and everyone is Irish for the day and guess what???? *NO COVER!!!! Location The Greene Turtle Annapolis 177 Jennifer Road United States See map: Google Maps

Family Night Bingo

Event Date:  March 4, 2017 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm Northern Band Boosters will host a Family Night Bingo at Northern High School's cafeteria in Owings on Saturday, March 4. Come enjoy a fun night of Bingo! Win at Bingo, win a Basket! Themed prize baskets of goodies worth over $100. Door prizes and raffles too! Doors open 4:30 p.m. Early Bird games 5:30 p.m., Regular games 6:00 p.m. $20 for 20 regular games; $10 for ages 10 and under. Early Bird $1/card, Special Games $1/card. Contact for further information. Location Northern High School Cafeteria 2950 Chaneyville Road Owings, MD 20736 United States See map: Google Maps

Black on the Shore in the early 20th century, as painted by Ruth Starr Rose

On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Ruth Starr Rose believed she had been “suddenly transplanted into a fairy world.”     After Wisconsin, rural Talbot County under the dominating influence of Chesapeake Bay must have been quite the surprise. Certainly her mother was taken aback by their new home, Hope House, a run-down Georgian mansion and tobacco plantation that had belonged to General George Washington’s aide de camp Tench Tilghman. She had gotten nothing much more than a view, a stairway and a cemetery, Ida Starr lamented upon their arrival.

African American Waterman Eldridge Meredith

Captain Eldridge Meredith is the newest Admiral of the Chesapeake. The 90-year-old waterman was awarded Maryland’s highest environmental honor by Gov. Larry Hogan in recognition of his lifetime’s dedication to the Bay.

Start at the beginning as you would for American ancestors of any race

You’d expect Chris Haley, director of the Maryland State Archive’s Study of Slavery, to be hooked on genealogy. He is. Nephew of Roots author Alex Haley, Chris has studied the subject from the ground up. Here he shares some tips for learning about African American ancestors.

It takes mental agility to compete at MathCounts

Can you answer these questions?     The sum of the digits of 2017 is 10. What is the next year this will occur?     The number 2017 is prime. What was the most recent year before 2017 that was also a prime number?     If the NCAA 64-team tournament bracket consists of four regions, and the winner of each region will be part of the Final Four or semifinals of the tournament, how many possible Final Four team combinations are there?

See a lost world; meet an Admiral; dig your Roots in Haley style

How much do any of us know of our history? Keeping up with the propulsion of the present is hard enough without carrying the baggage of the past. So we tend to leave it behind.

Peter Pan’s fantastical origins — with crackling one-liners, slapstick staging, flatulence and actors in drag

“If you like your Peter Pan with crackling one-liners, slapstick staging, actors in drag and flatulence, then Peter and the Starcatcher is for you. The one-liners are no surprise, since the children’s book on which this 2012 Broadway Tony-winner was based was co-written by humor columnist Dave Barry. What is a surprise is that the broad humor of this production works well, even though the story is a prequel to the angst-filled Peter Pan we all know and grew up with.

Alex Perez knows how to reel them in

There is an old axiom in fishing that is as true today as when it was first coined, probably centuries ago: Ten percent of the anglers catch 90 percent of the fish. Those words came to mind as I canvassed local fishermen.     Few anglers have caught consistently over the past month, but some who did reported not just a fish or two but exceptional catches. They also had the pictures to prove it. Among the notables is Alex Gallardo Perez, an accomplished Chesapeake Bay angler at just 22 years old.