Colonial Players auditions

The Colonial Players will hold auditions Sunday and Monday, March 3 and 4, for all roles in its May production of "In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play." Roles are available for three men, ages 20s to 50s, and four women, ages 20s to 30s, including one African-American woman. For more information, call 410-263-5625 or go to

Library meetings

Anne Arundel County Public Library will hold four town hall-style meetings as the library system seeks support for its top funding priorities of upgrading technology, expanding hours and building new regional facilities for the North County and Annapolis areas.

Dates and locations are:

•Tuesday, March 5,  Annapolis branch, 1410 West St. in Annapolis.

•Thursday, March 7,  Maryland City at Russett branch, 3501 Russett Common in Laurel.

•March 12, North County branch, 1010 Eastway in Glen Burnie.

Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Information: 410-222-7371 or

Book signing, reception

"Passing Through Shady Side" by resident Ann Widdifield highlights the lives and experiences of several generations of African-American families who have lived on the Shady Side peninsula during the past 150 years. A book signing and reception will be held Saturday, March 9, at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 6234 Shady Side Road. Event begins at 2 p.m. with a presentation in the sanctuary, followed by the book signing and reception at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to

Theater production

Archbishop Spalding High School's theater department presents "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" through Saturday, March 9, at 8080 New Cut Road in Severn. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets are $10. Refreshments are available during intermission. For more information, call 410-969-9105 or go to

'In the Heat of the Night'

Bowie Community Theatre presents a play based on John Ball's Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series of the same name, March 15-30 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a 2 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $17; $12 for seniors 62 and older and students. Group rates available. Information: 301-805-0219 or

Jewelry show

The Partners In Care Boutique will hold its 11th annual Jewelry Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 at the Upscale, Resale Boutique, 6 S. Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. In addition to jewelry, event features clothing for ladies, men and children, accessories, books, toys, housewares, art, lamps and furniture. Admission is free. Information: 410-544-0568.

Family fun at the stadium

The Bowie Baysox will hold their 14th annual Family FunFest at Prince George's Stadium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. The event takes place rain or shine and features free rides and games in Louie's Kids Park, music and games on the concourse and displays from local businesses and organizations. Single-game tickets for the coming Baysox season go on sale for the first time and the box office will be open all day. Season-ticket holders can pick up their ticket plans at the event and are invited to an exclusive luncheon in the Diamond View Restaurant. Information:

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