Anne Arundel County digest

'Moving at the Speed of Life'

The Dignity Players presents this one-woman show, written and performed by Kris Valerio, July 7-10 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. The show addresses issues including technological dependence, the current state of the service industry, modern family planning and raising children on Ritalin. Tickets are $8-$20. Information and show times: 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or

Foreign exchange student

The Rotary Club of Annapolis seeks candidates for its International Outbound High School Foreign Exchange Student program. The opening is for a nine-month period in the fall of 2012. The student must be between ages 15 and 181/2 at departure for overseas. Interviews will be held Sept. 6-8. The club will consider 10 candidates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Further potential interviews, including parents, will be held in early November in York, Pa. Announcement of selectees will be made later in November during an overnight outing in York, which includes meeting current exchange students. Information: Jim Ludwick at 410-695-1556 or


The Colonial Players production of the comedy "The Shape of Things" is on stage through June 25 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, and a 7:30 p.m. show on Sunday, June 19. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. Tickets and information: 410-268-7373 or

Workshops for adults

Adults can explore their creative side in one-day workshops at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Workshops are for a variety of skill levels.

•"Fused-Glass Dish." Participants learn glass-cutting and -fusing basics to create a colorful and functional glass bowl or plate. 6:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23. $35 tuition, $25 membership, $10 registration.

•"Wheel Workshop." Introduction to the potter's wheel, where participants learn how to wedge and center the clay, and how to throw two basic forms: the bowl and the cylinder. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 24. $40 tuition, $25 membership, $10 registration.

•"The Clothed Figure in Pastel." Workshop focuses on the basics of capturing the attitude of the figure using pastels. Instruction covers the use of color, line and body proportion. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. $90 tuition, $25 membership, $10 registration fee.

•"Fused-Glass Jewelry." Teaches students how to create glass components for jewelry. Students make necklace pendants, earrings, bracelets, pins, rings and cabochons. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. $85 tuition, $25 membership, $10 registration.

Information: 410-263-5544.


"Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake," a themed event for children, returns for another season in Annapolis harbor. Children can get their faces painted, dress as pirates and participate in a treasure hunt on the water. Search for sunken treasure while using water cannons in defense against enemy pirates. Schedule and information: 410-263-0002 or

Vendors needed

The office of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Fort Meade seeks food, beverage and novelty vendors to participate in its Independence Day celebration July 4. Information: 301-677-7785 or email

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 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:

Youth volunteer guide

The Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Guide is available for download free on the center's website, Printed copies can be ordered for $5 each. Mail checks to Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis 21401, or pay at the center during business hours. Information: 410-897-9207.

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 Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

Law Enforcement 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 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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Service will be 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.

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 for Historical and Genealogical Research, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly with the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays year-round. Information: 410-760-9679.

Guided arboretum walks

On Saturdays through November, visitors can explore Adkins Arboretum's diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by a naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through beech trees, traverse native meadows and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside. The 11 a.m. walks are free with admission for the park. The hour-long tours begin at the visitors center. Information: 410-634-2847.

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