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'Rocky Horror'

AACC Theatre presents the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," April 12-20 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and 11 p.m. Friday, April 20. Tickets are $20, $15 for AACC faculty and staff, active military, seniors, groups and outside students, and $7 for students. Tickets and more information: 410-777-2457.

Yard sale

Vendors are needed for the Salvation Army's upcoming yard sale being held from 8 a.m. to noon April 28 at 351 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis. Spaces are $10; $15 with table. Information: 410-263-4091.

Housing Expo

Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. and the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors will host the Anne Arundel County Housing Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at Marley Middle School, 10 Davis Court in Glen Burnie. Attendees can talk to housing counselors, lenders and Realtors as well as government and nonprofit housing agencies about home buying and the products and services available. The expo will also include a series of workshops, information booths, as well as activities for children. Free. Information: 410-222-7600 or acdsinc.org.

Ocean race

The 18th biennial Bermuda Ocean Race being held on June 8 has announced that its deadline for entries is May 1. Fee is $950. To register and more information, go to bermudaoceanrace.com.

Brew Fest

The Annapolis Rotary Club and Annapolis Rotaract Club will host the first Naptown Brew Fest, "Celebrating the Art of Beer from Around the World," from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 27 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. in Eastport. The event will feature a wide selection of beers from around the world, food and live music. Proceeds will be used by the Rotary of Annapolis Foundation for a project to help build simple houses for people in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door.

For tickets and more information: http://www.annapolistickets.com.

Democrats' dinner

The Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee's annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 26 Michael's 8th Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Drive in Glen Burnie. Keynote speaker will be Douglas F. Gansler, attorney general of Maryland. Also, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be held. Tickets are $55 per person. Information: 443-865-2512 or annearundeldems.com.

Earth Day

Annual celebration featuring workshops, arts and crafts, plant sale and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave. Admission is free. Information: 410-887-1081 or bannekermuseum.com.

'Jonah and the Whale'

The Retired Officers' Wives' Club of Fort Meade is sponsoring a bus trip to see the Sight and Sound Theater's production of this Biblical story in Lancaster, Pa. on May 8. Cost including transportation, lunch, and tickets is $109. Bus leaves from the Ridgeview Shopping Center on Route 175 in Odenton. For reservations and more information, Joan Fiscus at 410-465-0492.

Summer nature camps

Registration is now under way for Adkins Arboretum's summer nature camps in June and July. Fees vary and advance registration is required. To register and more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or go to adkinsarboretum.org.

Museum open house

The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, resumes its Sunday open house schedule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.

No smoking!

The Bowie Baysox have announced a no-smoking policy at Prince George's Stadium. Smoking will no longer be permitted at the end of the third base concourse. While smoking will be restricted inside the stadium, it will be permitted in specified areas outside the front gates. Fans leaving the stadium will have the opportunity to re-enter with a valid game ticket. Information: baysox.com.

Study of old age

The Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks seniors 80 and older who are mentally sharp and in good health as possible candidates for the National Institute on Aging's study into what determines a person's longevity.

All qualified participants will receive a complete physical examination, including tests of strength, stamina and mental sharpness. The study will help its directors to observe the aging process and to identify the secrets of aging well.

Information: 855-804-3325.

'Women in Industry'

The YWCA's annual "Tribute to Women in Industry" awards dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle.

The event lets companies honor executive and professional female employees who have made significant contributions to their workplace and community. It also recognizes local companies that promote professional growth and development for female employees.

All proceeds benefit the TWIN program and YWCA services supporting victims of domestic violence.

Advance ticket purchase is required for this event, which is open to the public. Individual tickets and sponsorship packages may be purchased at annapolisywca.org. Tickets are $85 per person, $65 for previous honorees.

For more information, call Stephen Isler at 410-626-7800, ext. 118 or email him at sisler@ywcaaac.org.

Human relations panel

The county Human Relations Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy.

The 11-member commission is a volunteer body established to promote fairness, eliminate discrimination and harassment in public and private sectors, and advance understanding and effective communication among people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Applicants must be at least 18, county residents and able to attend evening meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Legal experience is preferred but not required. Applicants should send a resume and letter of intent to: Johnelka Stafford, 44 Calvert St., Room 330, Annapolis 21401.

Information: 410-222-1234.

'Operation Paperback'

This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than 1.3 million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at opbooksmilitary@comcast.net. Please put "books" in the subject line.

To learn more about the program, go to operationpaperback.orghttp://operationpaperback.org.

Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, which provides information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.

Disability issues

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues has added an email notification feature to its website that provides information on disability issues. Sign-up and information: http://www.aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.

Police Explorers

The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. The program offers information on career activities. Meetings are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at police headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-268-9000 or at the office.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers a fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Service is also available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month.

The fee is $5 per fingerprint card, and the person being printed must supply the cards. Check or money order only. Information: 410-268-9000 or http://www.annapolis.gov/police.

Tours of historic house

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has opened the historic Benson-Hammond House and North Browse and Buy Shoppe at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road in Linthicum for the season.

Tours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Group tours are by appointment.

The Kuethe Library's Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly by the historical society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays all year. Information: 410-760-9679.

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