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Thirst for Knowledge

Magic Cicadas

  Families learn about the rise of cicadas. 6-8pm at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Prince Frederick. $8 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org. 

Almost 7:30 Democratic Breakfast

  Hear Ned Carey talk about Baltimore Washington Airport. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club, Chester Ave. and State St., Annapolis. $6: 410-263-2022.

Sustainable Seafood • free

  Learn about sustainable seafood, the local seafood scene and how to evaluate the mountain of information out there. 7pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Title IX Talk • free

  Hear Bernice Sandler, the godmother of Title IX, talk about what the future holds for equal opportunities for women in education. 6:30-8pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

eReader Talk • free

  Learn how to get books from the library on your eReader in time for your summer vacation. 7pm at Severna Park Library: 410-222-6290; www.aacpl.net.

Science Stories • free

  Learn how a parasite turns male mud crabs into females. Refreshments served. 6:30-8pm at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater: 443-482-2200; www.serc.si.edu.

Annapolis Writers Meeting

  Local author Christopher T. George talks about his book Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay at Maryland Writers’ Association’s meeting. 6:30pm at 205 Maryland Hall,  Annapolis. $5 w/discounts: www.annapolismwa.wordpress.com.

Naval Battles Talk

  Former director of the US Naval Academy Museum Scott Harmon talks about the naval battles of the War of 1812 for the first of three in the Maryland History lecture series. Dinner served. 7:15pm at Randall Hall, St. John’s College. $35 for one lecture; $105 for all three; rsvp: 410-626-2881; www.stjohnscollege.edu. 

Local History Talk • free

  Hear award-winning international lecturer Helen Martin talk about Arthur Storer and Sir Isaac Newton. 7-8:30pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Green Drinks

  Learn about lighting and energy efficiency and enjoy fare from Brian Boru Restaurant and Pub at this month’s Green Drinks happy hour. 5:30-7:30pm at 489 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park: www.annapolisgreen.com.