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Anne Arundel County Digest

Crab feast

The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company will host a crab feast from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 28 at 1425 Annapolis Road. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. For tickets and information: 410-674-4444.

Concert

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum opens its 32nd concert season with the Chenille Sisters at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $27. Information: 410-691-9725 or go to paalconcerts.org. 

Luncheon

The Arundel branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual fall luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Zimmerman Hall of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Information: Alice Harrison at 410-956-5140 or Markonette Richardson at 410-605-4801.

Lighthouse tour

A tour of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse will be held at 9 and 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Visitors can learn how lighthouse keepers lived, about other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many still exist. Tickets are $70 per person. Reservations are required. Information: 415-362-7255 or email jeff@uslhs.org.

Theater production

The Do or Die Productions Company performs "Legend of Creepy Hollow" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21, in the Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio 194 Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $30 and $25 for children 12 and younger and center members. Information: 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.org.

Book collections

In preparation for a November sale, members of the Arundel branch of the American Association of University Women will be collecting books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21, at the Bank of America on Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park and Furniture Solution on Ritchie Highway in Arnold. In addition, there will be collections Oct. 5 and Oct. 19. Information: aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org.

Auditions

Anne Arundel Community College's theater department will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, for its fall production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Auditions are open to students and members of the community. Information: 410-777-7125 or aacc.edu/theater.

Classical music

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's 2013-2014 season-opening concerts will be held at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 at 801 Chase St. Under the direction of Jose-Luis Novo, the orchestra will be accompanied by cellist Mark Kosower. Programs feature Samuel Barber's "Second Essay for Orchestra," Edouard Lalo's Cello Concerto, and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 1. Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Tickets and information: 410-263-0907 or go to annapolissymphony.org.

Painting workshop

Historic Annapolis hosts a workshop with artist Jean Brinton Jaecks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at 186 Prince George St. in Annapolis. Admission is $70 for Historic Annapolis members and $75 for nonmembers. Tickets are available at annapolis.org. All levels of students are welcome.

Museum raffle

The Captain Salem Avery House Museum's 25th annual fundraising raffle is under way. The 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. 20 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.

Child care grants

If you are a grandparent or relative, 55 or older, and the primary caregiver for a child 18 or younger, you may be eligible for a grant program offered by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Grants are available to assist with respite care, clothing, school supplies and activities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

'Operation Paperback'

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 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 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 199 Taylor Ave. For fees and information: 410-268-9000 or go to annapolis.gov/police.

Historical research

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.

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