Coming up today in the D.C. area:

Gun control: Maryland’s House of Delegates will take up Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control bill.

Arlington burial: The Maryland Marine killed during a recent training exercise will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bring on the blue crabs: It’s April, and blue crab season in Maryland is officially underway.

Sweet specialists: Voting is open for Food & Wine’s best pastry chef contest, which includes three locals.