UPCOMING BOAT SHOWS

Atlantic City International Power Boat Show    
Feb. 3-7

Atlantic City Convention Center,
Atlantic City, N.J. 215-732-8001;
www.acboatshow.com


Miami International Boat Show    
Feb. 11-15 

Miami Beach Convention Center,
Miami, Fla. 954-441-3236;
www.miamiboatshow.com


O.C. Seaside Boat Show    
Feb. 12-14 

Convention Center,
Ocean City, Md. 410-632-3676; 

www.ocboatshow.com


Richmond Boat Show    
Feb. 19-21 

Richmond Raceway Complex,
Richmond. 804-425-6556;
www.gsevents.com


Roanoke Boat Show

Feb. 26-28

Berglund Center, Roanoke, Va.

www.roanokeboatshow.com


Greater Philadelphia Boat Show
Mar. 11-13 

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 

Philadelphia. 804-748-7469; 

www.phillyboatshow.com




2-25 

Fawcett Seminars    

February's Fawcett Boat Supplies seminars include marine refrigeration, wooden boatbuilding, marine electronics, and talks by Gary Jobson and Nigel Calder. Annapolis. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. 410-267-8681; www.fawcettboat.com


3, 10, 17, 24 

Winter Luncheon Series
Covers Bay topics, local history and recent issues. Reservations recommended. Captain Avery House, Shady
Side,
Md. 11:30 a.m. 410-266-8846; www.captainavery
museum.org


5-26 

Winter Seminar Series    

This month's topics include sailmaking, Chesapeake Bay ferries and the sinking of the Lusitania. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. 410-295-0104;
www.amaritime.org


5-6 

Polar Plunge    

Brave the beach during this annual winter plunge festival to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia. In addition to plunging, there will be entertainment, costume contests and plenty of children's activities. Virginia Beach. 757-962-1575; www.polarplunge.com


7-28 

Walking with Washington Tours   
These free guided tours of Old Town Alexandria, Va., on Sunday afternoons take you through George Washington's life in Alexandria. Reservations recommended. Ramsay House Visitor Center, Alexandria, Va. Sundays, 2 p.m. 703-829-6640; www.washingtonbirthday.net


13-14 

Fishing and Boating Flea Market  

From custom rods and tackle to used gear, boats and knife-sharpening, you'll find just about everything at the Pasadena Sportfishing Group's annual flea market. Earleigh Heights Fire Station, Pasadena, Md. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 410-439-3474;
www.pasadenasportfishing.com


20-21

Safe Boating Course

Get your certificate of boating safety with this two-day course taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact safeboating2207@gmail.com to register.


20-21 

Safe Boating Course    

Advance registration suggested. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Havre de Grace, Md. 410-608-5170;
www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org


25

Sea Music with Bob Walser

Enjoy an evening of rollicking sea music with one of the world's experts on seagoing musical traditions. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 7-9:30 p.m. www.hdgmaritimemuseum.com 


27 

Polar Plunge    

Northern Virginia residents can now get in on plunging fun on the Potomac River. In addition to plunging, there will be entertainment, contests and prizes. Tim's Rivershore, Dumfries, Va. 703-359-4301;
www.polarplunge.com


27 

Fishing and Boating Flea Market 
The biggest marine flea market on the Eastern Shore has new and used boating and fishing gear, homemade lures and more. American Legion Post #91, Cambridge, Md. 8 a.m. 410-228-0251; www.mssadorchester.com


27

Maritime Career Fair    

Get your middle and high schoolers interested in maritime careers while meeting with local boating pros, mentors and colleges. Annapolis High School, 12-3 p.m. 410-507-4359; www.aycfoundation.org


27-28

Half-hull Model Workshop

Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's model guild to build your own half model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat, Delaware. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-745-4941; www.cbmm.org