The Irvine Nature Center is holding a Native Plant Seminar and Sale on August 24. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several nurseries specializing in native plants will be offering both the plants and their staff's expertise. The seminar portion of the event is already sold out, but the sale is open to the public. For more information, or to be put on a waiting list for a seminar, call Clare Naldrett at (443) 738-9220.
The National Aquarium is offering shark-tagging trips on August 24 and 25 off the coast of Ocean City. There will be two sessions on both days: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tagging sharks provides scientists with information on migration patterns, age and growth, shark numbers, and behavior. Previous expeditions have tagged blacktips, dusky sharks, hammerheads, sandbars, threshers, and other species. All participants must be at least 10 years old. Admission is $200.00 for members and $250.00 for non-members. To learn more, call Central Reservations at (410) 576-3833.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding an energy meeting on Aug 24 at the Roland Park Library. It will run from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will learn how to upgrade their home's energy efficiency and how to find the best contractors for the desired retrofit. For more information, contact Molly Rice at email@example.com or (410) 929-6169.
The Sierra Club will be showing a movie, The Last Mountain, at the New Embassy Theatre in Cumberland on August 24. It will start at 7:30 p.m. The Last Mountain is a documentary about mountaintop removal and coal mining. It depicts a group of ordinary people fighting to protect their homes in Appalachia from the effects of mountaintop removal. Admission is $5.00. For more information, contact Desiree Bullard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 722-0585 or Richelle Brown at email@example.com or (410) 874-3009.