The Captain Avery Museum's 26th annual fundraising raffle is under way. Top prize is $5,000, and tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to the Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764, or call 410-867-4486.
Maryland Seafood Festival
47th annual event takes place Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 6-7 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Highlight is the Crab Soup Cook-off that brings together Annapolis' best restaurateurs and chefs in a showdown. For tickets and more information, call 410-353-9237 or go to mdseafoodfestival.com.
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is accepting applications for directors for its 50th performance season next summer. Prospective directors may go to http://www.summergarden.com to download a director questionnaire and e-mail the completed form and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. Interviews will be held in October. Show directors receive a small stipend.
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre closes its season with Monty Python's outrageous musical retelling of King Arthur and his knights of the round table at 143 Compromise St. Shows at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Aug. 31. Admission is $20. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-9212 or go to summergarden.com.
Tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Light will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 30; Sept. 6, 13; and Oct. 4, 11. Visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70 per person. Reservations required. Information: 415-362-7255 or email email@example.com.
The Bowie Baysox will host Fan Appreciation Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31, at Prince George's Stadium. The weekend kicks off with Kids Appreciation Night Saturday at 6:35 p.m. when the team takes on the Altooona Curve. Fan Appreciation Day is Sunday at 2:05 p.m., when the team plays the New Britain Rock Cats. Both days include giveaways, with fireworks Saturday and a chance for fans to meet the players before the game Sunday. On Saturday, the first 500 children, ages 3-12, will receive a Baysox mini bat. On Sunday, the first 500 fans, ages 13 and older will receive a Baysox knit beanie hat. For tickets and more information, call 301-464-4865 or go to baysox.com.
This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to U.S. troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than 1 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. Information: operationpaperback.org.
Pool is open
The Dunn Municipal Pool at Truxtun Park is open daily for the summer season until Labor Day at 251 Pump House Road in Annapolis. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays; 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition, there will be lap swimming from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Daily pool rates and season pass information can be found at annapolis.gov/recreation. Commercially made bathing suits are required. Swim diapers, plus eco-suits, are required for children who are not toilet-trained. Beginner, intermediate and advanced swimming lessons are offered. Information: Samantha Gilmore at 410-263-7958 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.
The Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway, S.E. Glen Burnie, 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.
Youth 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.