The Chesapeake Arts Center will host an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Event feature artist demonstrations, facility tours, and guests will be able to sample classes. All are welcome. Information: 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.org.
Will Mumford, local historian, author and past chairman of the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, will give lecture titled "St. John's College During the Civil War" at 8:15 p.m. March 11 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.
The Severn River Lions Club is selling Florida citrus fruit as part of its fundraising efforts to benefit community groups. Orders must be placed by Saturday, March 15 for delivery between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Fruit remaining after 1 p.m. will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Available for sale: ruby red grapefruit: $20 (2/5 bushel), $34 (4/5 bushel); temple oranges: $21 (2/5 bushel); mix of oranges and grapefruit: $22 (2/5 bushel). To order: 410-518-9863, 410-647-7135, 410-544-1156, 410-647-7338 or severnriverlions.org/fruit.htm.
Course in amateur radio
The Anne Arundel Radio Club offers an entry-level amateur radio technician license course in six sessions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting March 8 at the Davidsonville Recreation Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road. The course covers all modern aspects of ham radio. Free hand-held radios will be given (while supplies last) upon successful completion of the course and license exam. To register and more information, go to w3vpr.org or email email@example.com.
The Colonial Players present the comedy-drama "Superior Donuts" through Saturday, March 8 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20 and $15. Information: 410-268-7373 or thecolonialplayers.org.
The Bowie Baysox will hold auditions Saturday, March 15, for those who would like to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at home games during the coming season. Prince George's Stadium gates open at 9 a.m. for registration, and auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. Every participant must register, and auditions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions will be held rain or shine, reservations for audition times will not be accepted, and word sheets are not allowed during the audition. All auditions must be done in person. Auditions are open to any individual or small group, and instrumentalists are permitted. Interested large church or school groups should call 410-301-464-4880. For directions and more information, go to baysox.com.
The eighth annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held April 26 at the Community Center in Severna Park. The 800-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. and the Baltimore/Annapolis Trail. Interested persons can also sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance of a1600 yard swim, 18-mile bike and six-mile run. Check-in time is 6 a.m. and the first wave of swimmers starts at 7 a.m. Registration fee is $50 for an individual, $90 for a two-person relay team and $135 for a three-person relay team. Forms can be found at spccaquatics.org or active.com.