What’s Going On: Feb. 13 to 23 Science Talks, Concerts, Friends and Family

Here are a few of the events happening this weekend in South County. Check our Calendar of Events for a more complete listing. If you’ve got something you want added to our Calendar or “What’s Going On,” please email Mitchelle@southriversource.com or Cynthia@southriversource.com. We’re happy to add it in as quickly as our fingers can type it.

Friday, Feb. 14

  • Happy Valentine’s Day. Cynthia and Mitchelle LOVE their South River Source readers!

Saturday, Feb. 15

  • 10 a.m. HOOT… is in your backyard? Hosted by Greenstreet Gardens. $5 per person (100 percent of proceeds benefits Friends of Jug Bay). Come listen to Ranger Bill and Raptor’s Eye as they present live birds and a few surprises. Kids will make a craft to take home. Lunch available for purches. Bring your camera! 391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian.
  • 10 a.m. Deale Branch Library. Great Backyard Bird Count. Join the fun of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Learn about our common backyard birds and how the GBBC collects data, then take a stroll with us to see some wild birds. Afterward, make a feeder to attract birds to your own backyard.
  • 8 p.m. Magpie in Concert. Acclaimed folk due Magpie (Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino) is coming to Galesville. They’ll be performing songs of the antebellum era, both from the abolition movement and the Underground railroad. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Main St., Galesville. Proceeds benefit the West River Improvement Association and the West and Rhode Riverkeeper. For more information or reservations, call 443-786-0463 or e-mail janiemeneely@gmail.com.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Wednesday, Feb. 19

  • 11:30 a.m. Speaker Series at Capt. Avery Museum in Shady Side. This week’s talk with Norman Hazard and Eric Steinlein, Working Water Fowl Decoys of the Chesapeake. Luncheon includes soup, specialty breads, dessert & beverage. $20.

Thursday, Feb. 20

  • 5 to 7 p.m. Central Middle School STEM EXPO. Come out to Central Middle School for their first STEM EXPO. Have you ever wondered how recycling items can help the community or our school? Do you ever wonder what happens to all the trash around us? How do the different noise levels around you ACTUALLY affect how you live? Find out here! A special THANK YOU to the Killarney House for providing light food and drinks. (Editor’s Note: this event was moved from Feb. 13 date because of the snowstorm.)

Friday, Feb. 19

  • 1 p.m. Nature Detectives: Paws and Poop at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. We can learn a lot from the clues animals leave behind. Learn to identify common animal tracks and scat. Then bundle up and join a naturalist on the trail to test your nature detective skills. Make a plaster track to take home! All ages. Fee: $3 per person or $10 per family Registration is required. Call 40-741-9330 to register.

Sunday, Feb. 23

  • 10 a.m. Family and Friends Day at Sollers United Methodist Church, Celebration of Black History Month with host pastor  Rev. Richard D Lindsay along with guest speaker Sister Annette Turner Spruill of the First Baptist of Annapolis. Sollers is located at 1219 Wrighton Road, Lothian. 410 741-1772.
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About Mitchelle Stephenson

I've gotta tell Mitchelle! Send your South County news tips, brag on your fab volunteers, talk traffic, police and fire or just say "howdy" to Mitchelle Stephenson, co-founding editor of the South River Source. Mitchelle@SouthRiverSource.com or reach me in person on mobile: 410-353-4706.

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