Anne Arundel County Digest


The 23rd annual Arts and Music Festival at Quiet Waters Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 at 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Event features live music, food, children's activities, and art from a variety of exhibitors in pottery, leather, textiles and other media. Admission $6 per car per day. Information: 410-222-1777 or

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 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 care, clothing, school supplies and activities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

Haunted house

The Bowie Baysox and Tulip Gulch Productions have opened the Nightmares Haunted House at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. This new attraction runs Fridays and Saturdays (and Halloween) through Nov. 2. The show features more than 30 actors and takes about 20 minutes to walk through. The haunted house is rated PG-13; parental discretion is strongly advised. The show takes place indoors, and all dates are open — rain or shine. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and tours run from sundown to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 when ordered online in advance, $17 at the door. Special rates available for groups of 10 or more that order in advance. For tickets, directions and information, go to

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 Put "books" in the subject line. Information:


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 information: 410-268-9000 or go to

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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