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Anne Arundel County Digest

Home repair sponsors

Chesapeake Bay Work camp seeks corporate sponsors for an event being held July 21-27 that will provide free home repairs to more than 50 county homeowners in need. Sponsorship levels are $500, $1,000 and $2,500 or more in donations, and sponsors benefit from camper patronage and advertising before and throughout the event. For details, email chesapeakebayworkcamp2013@verizon.net. Logos for advertising must be provided by June 20.

'Taking Steps'

The Colonial Players perform Alan Ayckbourn's comedy through June 29 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with an additional 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, June 16. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-7373 or go to thecolonialplayers.org.

Fundraiser

Footworks Arts in Education and youth outreach programs presents an evening of live music, dancing and more from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 21 at the Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. Tickets are $15, $10 for children 12 and younger. Information: 410-647-5843 or footworks.org.

'Star Wars' Night

Prince George's Stadium will host an intergalactic conflict as the Bowie Baysox take on the Altoona Curve on Saturday, June 22. Event begins at 6:35 p.m. and features characters in replica costumes, light saber battles, postgame performances and a fireworks display after the Jedi Knights and Sith Lords have a final showdown. Information: 301-464-4865 or baysox.com.

Art exhibit reception

The Banneker-Douglass Museum will host a reception for the exhibit, "Growing Up Afro: Snapshots of Black Childhood from the Afro- American Newspaper," from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis. The traveling exhibit consist of 30 photographs that highlight childhood moments in Baltimore. Free and open to the public. Information: 410-216-6181.

Concert series

The Annapolis Maritime Museum's 13th annual Summertime Maritime Concert Series, featuring Chesapeake Bay musicians and artists from across the country, begins at 7 p.m. June 20 with the Dan Haas Band in Cap'n Herbie Sadler Waterman's Park, 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a $10 donation will be accepted. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org. The following is the full schedule:

•June 27: Michael McHenry Tribe.

•July 11: Wayne Taylor, Mickey Basil Duo.

•July 18: The Walking Sticks.

•July 25: Hula Monsters.

•Aug. 1: Tiki Barbarians.

•Aug. 8: Raw Hands.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the McNasby Oyster Company.

'Annie'

Pasadena Theatre Company presents the musical July 5-21 at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Shows at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20, $15 for children 12 and younger. For tickets and more information, call 410-636-6597 or go to chesapeakearts.org.

Visitors guide

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. A downloadable version is available at visitannapolis.org/visitor-guide.

Register your bike

The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program. The owner's name, address and 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 cemedley@annapolis.gov. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

'Operation Paperback'

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 slmmuscles1@aol.com. Put "books" in the subject line. Information: operationpaperback.org.

Fingerprinting

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.

Resource guide

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.

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-upand information: http://www.aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.

Historical research

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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