Reading of the play '8'
Dignity Players presents a reading of "8," a play chronicling the historic trial in the constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8 (which gave same-sex couples the right to marry), at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. The play was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Tickets are $10. Information: 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or dignityplayers.org.
One-Act Play Festival
The Colonial Players' biennial One-Act Play Festival featuring eight directors and eight short plays runs Thursday, July 19, through July 29 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Plays are divided into two slates, with four performances of each slate. Tickets are $10 for each performance, Thursday-Sunday. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-7373 or go to thecolonialplayers.org.
Auditions for comedy
The Colonial Players seek three men, two women and a cat for their September production of the comedy "Bell, Book and Candle" that opens the troupe's 64th season. Auditions will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, and 7:30 p.m. July 16, at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis. Information: 443-994-1795.
The Bowie Community Theatre presents the comedy "Love, Sex, And The IRS" through July 28 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $17; $12 for seniors and students. Information: 301-805-0219.
Farmers' market coupons
Farmers' market coupons will be available during July at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, seven senior activity centers, two senior housing communities, and four nutrition sites. Coupons are for residents 60 and older who meet certain income guidelines. To be eligible, individuals may earn up to $1,722 per month and a two-person family can earn up to $2,332 per month. Please bring photo ID.
Coupons may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning July 16 at 2666 Riva Road, Suite 400 in Annapolis on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone.
Coupons will also be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the centers:
•July 16, Bay Forest Nutrition Site, 930 Bay Forest Court, Annapolis.
•July 17, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater.
•July 18, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Road.
•July 20, College Parkway Place, 570 Bellerive Drive, Annapolis; and West River Nutrition Site, 101 Owensville Road.
•July 23, Glen Square Senior Building, 102 N. Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, and Annapolis Senior Center, 119 S. Villa Ave.
•July 24, Victoria Park, 87 Stewart Drive, Edgewater; and Claiborne Nutrition Site, 130 Hearne Road, Annapolis.
•July 27, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie.
Cake, Citizen Cope, G. Love and Special Sauce, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Audra Mae, Yuna and Joe Pug are among the performers at this year's Silopanna Music Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. Tickets are $59.50; $75 at the gate. Tickets and information: silopannafest.com.
The Annapolis High School Class of 1972 celebrates its 40th reunion July 28 at Bay Ridge Marina Clubhouse, East Lake Drive, Bay Ridge, Annapolis. To register and purchase tickets or for more information, go to ahs1972alumni.org.
A half-century has passed since Baltimore's City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion is being planned for Oct. 13. Organizers are trying to contact every class member but haven't found everybody. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email email@example.com or call 410-381-6506.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "books" in the subject line. More information: 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. Saturdays and noon-3 p.m. Sundays. 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.