Fund raising event
Greenstreet Gardens hosts its 10th annual "Family FUNdraiser" for Tracey's Elementary School from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian. Event features train rides, face painting, an underground slide and more. Information: 410-867-9500, ext. 218, or go to greenstreetgardens.com.
'Stones in His Pockets'
The Dignity Players presents Marie Jones' award-winning play about a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot. Show runs May 31-June 9 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. For tickets and more information, call 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or go to dignityplayers.org.
The Anne Arundel County Fair presents a "Nationwide Demolition Derby" at 7 p.m. June 2 (gates open at 4 p.m.) at the fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Admission is $12, $5 for children 6-12 and active and retired military with ID. Information: 410-923-3400 or aacountyfair.org. No coolers, alcohol, pets or outside food allowed.
Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for its production of "Dracula," written by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston, at 7 p.m. June 11-12, with callbacks on June 13, at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Readings from the show will be used. Performance will be held Fridays-Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. Information: bctheatre.com.
Home and garden tour
The Eastport Civic Association's 7th annual Home & Garden Tour takes place, rain or shine, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 10. It features 10 unique homes and gardens in a quiet, less known area of the west side of the Eastport Peninsula, between Boucher Avenue and Spa Creek. Participants will have an opportunity to see behind the front doors and into the gardens of these homes located on Boucher Avenue, Moss Haven Court, Quarter Landing Road, Miami Avenue and Wells Landing. Tour begins at the corner of President Street and Moss Haven Court. Tickets are $20 until June 2; $25 thereafter. Tickets and information: eastportcivic.org and businesses.
Food allergy awareness day
The Bowie Baysox will hold "Food Allergy Awareness Day" as they host the Reading Phillies at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Prince George's Stadium. It's an opportunity for fans with food allergies that would typically keep them away from a baseball game to spend an afternoon at the ballpark in an allergen free environment. Fans attending will have the option to watch the game from the Gluten-Free Suite or the Food-Free Suite. Gluten-Free Suite tickets are $14.50 and include a voucher for a hot dog on a gluten-free bun, chips, regular soft drink and a gluten-free cookie. Food-Free Suite tickets are $12. The suites will be cleaned extensively before the game and will be kept clear of all food during the game. Fans will be permitted to bring bottled water and soda into the suite during the game, and can choose to watch the game from the luxury box or an outdoor balcony in front of the suite. Information: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.
Archbishop Spalding High School will host the annual Lt. James Love Alumni Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Courses on June 7. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 10 a.m. The tournament was established in memory of the 1977 graduate, a U.S. Navy pilot who was lost during Operation Desert Shield. Registration includes greens fees, a bag of gifts, lunch and dinner. Players also have the opportunity to participate in golf competitions including longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one. Registration and information: 410-969-9105, ext. 256 or archbishopspalding.org.
This year's Silopanna Music Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. The complete lineup will be announced June 11. Tickets and information: silopannafest.com.
A "Caring for You" workshop, offered by the Department of Aging and Disabilities, will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Free workshop will deal with dementia, caring for others and caring for oneself. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043 or aacounty.org/aging/needingcare.
Summer nature camps
Registration is open for Adkins Arboretum's summer nature camps in June and July. Fees vary and registration is required. Registration and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or adkinsarboretum.org.
Museum open house
The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, has resumed its Sunday open house schedule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Study of old age
The Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks people 80 and older who are mentally acute and in good health as possible candidates for the National Institute on Aging's study on longevity. Qualified participants will receive a complete physical examination, including tests of strength, stamina and mental acuity. 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. Proceeds benefit the TWIN program and YWCA services supporting victims of domestic violence. Advance ticket purchase is required. Individual tickets and sponsorship packages may be purchased at annapolisywca.org. Tickets are $85 per person, $65 for previous honorees. Tickets and information: Stephen Isler at 410-626-7800, ext. 118, or firstname.lastname@example.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.
This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than a 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 email@example.com. Put "books" in the subject line. More information: operationpaperback.orghttp://operationpaperback.org.
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.
The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. The program is for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. It 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 police station.
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.