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For good food and to support a good cause, the Calvary Lutheran Church invites the community to "Music for Mark," a spaghetti dinner and music fundraiser for one of its members who is struggling with the effects of multiple sclerosis. The dinner event, which is being held on Saturday, Jan. 21, begins at 6 p.m. followed by music at 6:45 p.m. There will be a free offering. Calvary Lutheran is at 16151 Old Frederick Road in Woodbine. For further information, call the church at 410-489-5280.

A public meeting to discuss the watershed assessment of the Brighton Dam/ Triadelphia Reservoir, Rocky Gorge Reservoir and the Upper Patuxent River Watersheds will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Gary Arthur Community Center in Cooksville. The discussion will cover existing watershed conditions and actions that can be taken to improve the quality of local streams. If you are interested in attending this meeting please RSVP to Christine Lowe at cslowe@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-0522.

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During these cold and dreary winter days, you may want to explore some of the interesting indoor offerings at the Gary Arthur Community Center. On Jan.19 and 23, at 11 a.m., Steve Friedman offers two of a series of educational and entertaining sessions entitled "The History of Broadway." During these sessions, he delves into the history of the plays he discusses and sings excerpts. On Jan. 26, at 10 a.m., is an important and relevant session on "Auto Theft Prevention" that is appropriate for all who own a car. A class entitled the "Origin of Coinage" on Jan. 27 features Steve Benner, Ph.D., discussing the history of coinage from the early Greek culture until the present. You can stay for the movie "Sully" at 1 p.m. All events are free except the movie. The cost of the movie is $1.00. For more information on any of these programs or the many others offered at the Center call 410-313-5440. Watch for more special programs during the month of February.

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