May 3, 2013
Fort Meade spouse job fair
The third annual Fort George G. Meade Military Spouse Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Ave. on the post. The event is open to all military spouses, active duty, retired and reservist, Department of Defense ID card holders and Federal ID card holders. Bring copies of resume. Information: 301-677-9017 or 410-674-5240.
Free arboretum admission
Adkins Arboretum will celebrate the American Public Gardens Association's fifth annual National Public Gardens Day by waiving admission fees Friday, May 10, at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Visitors can view and purchase native plants at the arboretum's nursery, view an exhibit by artists, take a self-guided audio or visual tour, explore the forest, wetland, meadows and gardens and learn about the link between native plants, land conservation and the Chesapeake Bay. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.
The Bowie Baysox will host a Mother's Day brunch Sunday, May 12, at Prince George's Stadium as they take on the Erie SeaWolves. Game time is 2:05 p.m. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., fans can go into the outfield to play catch. Brunch will be held beginning at 1:15 p.m. Tickets $39; $34 for ticket plan holders; $10 for children ages 3-5; free for children 2 and younger. Tickets must be ordered by 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. Information: 301-464-4890 or email@example.com.
Crab and ham dinner
St. James Parish will hold its annual crab cake and country ham spring dinner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. Crab cakes, country and honey-baked ham, potatoes au gratin, coleslaw, rolls and biscuits, beverages and pies will be available. Event includes a bake shop, garden shop, ice cream, flea market, antique cars, tours of the church and children's activities. Cost is $20; $10 for children 10 and younger; free for those younger than 2. Information: stjameslothian.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer holds its annual Strawberry Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie. Sponsored by the women of the church, the event features baked goods, a rummage sale and basket raffles. In addition, hot dogs, barbecue, salads and beverages will be available for purchase. Flea market spaces available at $10 per space. To reserve a space, call Jerry Young at 410-437-9301 or Arlyce Lohr at 410-674-4118. Information: 410-766-8778.
Registration is underway for Adkins Arboretum's Summer Nature Camps being held in June. The camps provide ways for children to enjoy summer outdoors in a variety of ways. Fees vary and advance registration is required. To register or for more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or go to adkinsarboretum.org.
Rotary crab feast
The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its 68th annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3. Buy tickets at annapolistickets.showare.com or call 877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Online and telephone sales end at noon Aug. 2. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office on the day of the event starting at 4 p.m.
The 2013 Visitors Guide by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau is now available. The 72-page, full-color guide contains information on things to do and see, events, dining, night life, accommodations, shopping and more. The Visitors Center is located at 26 West St. in Annapolis and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The guides will also be distributed from the bureau's satellite information booth at City Dock. Also, a downloadable version is available at visitannapolis.org/visitor-guide.
The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting services for the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 199 Taylor Ave. For fees and more information, call 410-268-9000 or go to http://www.annapolis.gov/police.
Fort Meade online aid
Fort Meade, in partnership with the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, has launched a new website designed to help the community take advantage of resources in the region. For more information, go to http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/community.
The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, with 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.
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.
Register your bike
The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program. The owner's name, address, phone number and the bike's serial number, manufacturer and color are recorded in the department's database. Registration is available to any Annapolis resident. To schedule an appointment, contact Cpl. Craig Medley at 410-268-9000, ext. 7225, or email@example.com. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.
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. Thursday through Saturday all year. Information: 410-760-9679.
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