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Cove Point Rally, dragonfly lecture, and other Maryland green events

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The Sierra Club is holding a rally against Cove Point gas exports on Jan 8. The rally will be held at the Robert C. Murphy Court of Appeals building in Annapolis from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Inside, Sierra Club lawyers will argue against the gas exports and insist on the enforcement of a decades-old settlement agreement. Rally participants will march as a group to the State House (1/2 mile), where they will urge legislators to pass a moratorium on fracking. Participants may park in the Navy Stadium parking lot, and then walk or take a shuttle bus to the State House. To learn more, contact David O'Leary at (301) 588-2990 or dave.oleary@mdsierra.org.

Professor Hal White will be giving a talk, "Dragonflies and Damselflies," on Jan 8 at the Adkins Arboretum. It will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. White has published articles on dragonflies and his talk will concentrate on the dragonflies and damselflies found in Caroline County. The talk is free. To learn more, e-mail info@adkinsarboretum.org or call (410) 634-2847 ext 0.

The Sierra Club is hosting a social event at the One World Cafe in Baltimore on Jan 9. It will run from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The cafe offers a vegetarian menu. To learn more, contact John Genakos at (443) 717-4740 or john.genakos@gmail.com.

The Real Food Farm seeks volunteers to work at the farm on Jan 10. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Real Food Farm provides locally grown, pesticide-free food to low-income people in the area. Projects are likely to include planting, weeding, compost spreading, and hoophouse construction. Participants should bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and wear work clothes. Volunteers under 18 will need a parent's signature on a waiver before starting work. To learn more, e-mail tbrown@civicworks.com.

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