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Thirst for Knowledge

Engineer Meeting • free

  Learn how engineers create tower cranes, why they don’t topple and how much they can lift at Annapolis Chapter of Maryland Society of Professional Engineers’ meeting. 6:30pm at Double T Diner, Annapolis: 410-263-0794. 

Brain Games • free

  Keep your mind sharp with games like Scrabble and Mahjongg. noon-2pm at Prince Frederick Library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Invasive Species Workshop • free

  Master gardener David Gillum teaches you to identify invasive species. 10am-noon at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. rsvp: 443-482-2200; www.serc.si.edu.

Almost 7:30 Democratic Breakfast

  Hear Gary Jobson, author, sailor and commentator. 7:30-8:45am at Eastport Democratic Club, Chester Ave. and State St., Annapolis. $6: 410-263-2022.

Revolutionary War Local Talk • free

  Learn about the Washington-Rochambeau revolutionary march from war historian Robert Selig. 7pm at Belair Mansion, Bowie: 301-809-3089; www.cityofbowie.org.

Turtle Training

  Learn how to take care of Jug Bay’s resident turtles, now coming out of winter hibernation. 2-4pm at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $5 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-741-9330; www.jugbay.org.

Resume Workshop • free

  Learn what makes a strong resume and cover letter with job counselor Sandra Holler. Bring yours for on-the-spot editing. 1-3pm at Prince Frederick Library. rsvp: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

Book Talk • free

  Readers discuss Heather Gudenkauf’s One Breath Away. 7pm at Mountain Rd. Library, Pasadena: 410-222-6699; www.aacpl.net.

Knife Skills

  Learn how to mince, dice, brunios, batonnet and julienne veggies like a pro. 7-9pm at Whole Foods, Annapolis. $50; rsvp: 410-224-2042; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/annapolis.

Esophageal Cancer Awareness • free

  Learn how to detect reflux disease and prevent esophageal cancer from Dr. Bruce Greenwald from Esophageal Cancer Action Network. 6:30pm at Broadneck Library: 410-222-1905; www.aacpl.net.