Frederick Douglass’ Years in the Bayside, St. Michaels Library. Brown bag lunch series continues with Pricilla Morris, local researcher, speaking on her research into the places Douglass spent his time in 1833-36 and the impact of his descriptions when he published his memoirs in 1845. Noon. FREE. www.tcfl.org. 410-745-5877
Tidewater Camera Club Seminar: Trends in Contemporary Photography, by Brian Young, curator of the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 7-9 p.m. at the Museum. He’ll be conducting a tour of the current exhibit, “Constructing Spaces: Contemporary Color Photography” before the lecture. www.tidewatercameraclub.com 410-901-2223
Purr-fectt Love, Valentine Cocktail Party to benefit the Dorchester County Humane Society. $20 includes appetizers, door prizes. “Matchmakers” will be on hand with pet profiles of adoptable cats & dogs. Cambridge Yacht Club. 6-9 p.m. www.dorchesterhumane.org or 410-228-3090.
Growing Garlic Workshop, Carvel Center, Georgetown, DE. Learn about the many different types of garlic and how to grow your own. Taught by Master Gardener Fred Silva. Registration required. FREE. 302-856-2585, Ext. 542
Lewes Winterfest Bark Fest, Lewes DE. Annual winter festival is goin’ to the dogs, with many events and activities geared towards pets and their owners. Friday night “Yappy Hour” at Irish Eyes pub (bring your dog to the enclosed, heated porch). Pet pageant on Saturday with prizes for costumes and look-alike pet/owner combos. Pet photography. www.leweschamber.org. 877-465-3937
Friday Nites in Caroline. UMES Jazz Band in concert at North Caroline High School. Annual packed performance by the University’s acclaimed jazz band. 7-9 p.m. FREE (get there early for good seats) 410-479-1343
UMES Concert Choir, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge. 25-member ensemble performs at the Center. Tickets $5 members, $7 non-members. www.dorchestersrts.org. 410-228-7782 7 p.m.
Delaware Black History Past & Present, Milton Historical Society. Dr. James Newton, University of Delaware Faculty and head of Black American Studies Department, presents an overview of the history of African-Americans in Delaware from Colonial times to the present, including religion, education, Underground Rail Road, civil rights, and cultural & folk traditions. 7 p.m. Lydia Cannon Museum, Milton. FREE. www.historicmilton.org, 302-684-1010
Book sale, Dorchester Library, Cambridge. Stock up on books to get you through the rest of the winter. 9-12.
Tundra Swan Program, Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the elegant birds which migrate to the Chesapeake in winter. Program is FREE. 10a.m. – noon. Dress for the weather. Meet at the visitor center. http://www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck/
Ballet Theater of Maryland, Mar-Va Theater, Pocomoke, MD. Troupe performs “Romeo & Juliet” in the restored theater (worth going just to enjoy the venue). Shows at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $5. Tickets available at Worcester libraries and PNC banks in Worcester and Somerset Counties. www.mar-vatheater.org.
Second Saturday Arts Demonstration, The Foundry, 401 Market St., Denton. Monthly demonstration and exhibit at the Caroline County Council of the Arts’ community gallery. 2-4 p.m. FREE. 410-479-1009.
Ham and Oyster Supper, Galena Fire Hall, Galena, MD. All-you-can-eat ham, fried oysters, scalloped potatoes, green beans, homemade desserts. 3-6:30. 410-648-5104.
Second Saturday, Cambridge, Berlin, Rehoboth Beach. 5-9 p.m. Galleries, studios open late. Special events at restaurants and shops.
“Il Mio Valentino Buoffo.” The Virden Center, Lewes DE. The Delaware Comedy Theater presents the very interactive show “My Funny Valentine.” “Guests” toast the happy couple, dine, dance, and engage in the staged and improvisational antics. $60 per person includes the show, dinner, dancing. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit The Wellness Community, Delaware. 7 p.m. www.wellnessdelaware.org. 302-645-9150
Sunday Morning Pancake Breakfast, Oxford Fire House, Oxford, MD. Why cook on a lazy Sunday morning when someone else can do it for you? Pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, coffee. Just bring the Sunday paper and relax! Proceeds benefit the fire company. 7-11 a.m.
Burton Island Interpretive Hike, Burton Island Nature Preserve, DE. Take a guided walk with a park naturalist around the upland areas of the Burton Island Interpretive Trail. On this State Nature Preserve, you will find wide expanses of salt marsh along the new state-of-the-art boardwalks. Expect to see a rich variety of trees, plants and wildlife on this hike, as well as traces of man's past habitations and influence on the land. Call to pre-register. $4 per person. 302-227-6991.
The Mullins Trio, Cape Charles, VA. An afternoon of classical chamber music including Schubert, and Frank sonatas for piano and violin. $15/$8 (students) 4 p.m. at the Prince Theater. www.artsentercapecharles. 757-331-2787