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Apr 13, 2012 09:27PM ● By Anonymous

If you're going to find yourself in Annapolis, I'd suggest heading to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. There, the Ballet Theatre of Maryland will present a mixed bill performance featuring "Reflections on Grace," which celebrates the 100th birthday of Grace Clark. Other program highlights include "Primal Dreams" and new works by Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto and Ballet Mistress Meagan Helmen.

And, if you go to the Sunday matinee show, you'll be invited to celebrate Ms. Clark's birthday with the organization after the performance.

For a little early Earth Day fun, pack up the family, and make your way to Quiet Waters Park. On Saturday, they're hosting their Earth Day Family, Music, and Kite Festival, which features live music, environmental vendors, nature walks, a bike sale, and children's arts and crafts. Plus, you'll be able to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Reading and Butterfly Garden and Watershed Education Experience presented with Garrett's Light.

And, for all you would-be volunteers, The Volunteer Center is holding a Volunteer Fair on Sunday at Kinder Farm Park. There, you'll get the chance to meet with organizations of all kinds—from the Anne Arundel Department of Recreation and Parks to Meals on Wheels. 

If you're looking for some Eastern Shore entertainment, then you might want to consider heading to Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely. On Saturday and Sunday, they're hosting their annual Native Plant Nursery Opening Sale, which offers the region's largest selection of ornamental native plants. Visitors will get the chance to meet with Master Gardeners, and to go on walks led by Arboretum docents.

Or you could make your way to downtown Cambridge, where they'll have their Second Saturday celebration. This month's festivities hold the usual musical entertainment, special promotions, and bargains. And they also coincide with the 4th Annual Crab Bash at Jimmie and Sook's Raw Bar and Grill. The bash features four bands, local vendors, food and drink specials, a crab dish contest, and crab races.

Looking to get out of the area? Head to Bowie. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company takes on Romeo & Juliet this weekend at the Bowie Playhouse.

Or you could go to D.C. for the Washington, DC International Film Festival.

Your choice.