Two versions of the Voters' Guide for the 2012 general election, prepared by the League of Women Voters, are available on the Internet. The guide is a nonpartisan tool voters can use to evaluate the candidates and issues on this year's ballot, which includes seven statewide questions and 15 county charter amendment proposals. The interactive electronic version can be accessed through vote411.org. The site also provides information about districts, polling places, early voting and absentee ballots. The complete Voters' Guide for Anne Arundel County is also available for online viewing and PDF download at aa.lwvmd.org. Limited copies of the print version are expected to be available at county senior centers and libraries next week.
The Bowie Baysox and Tulip Gulch have opened the gates to the Doomsday Asylum Haunted House. This new attraction runs Fridays-Saturdays this month as well as Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31. The show features more than 30 actors, special effects and props, and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk through. The Asylum 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. For tickets, directions and more information, go to baysox.com.
Fall music series
The St. Anne's Concert Series starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with baritone Shouvik Mondle and soprano Laurie Hays at the church on Church Circle in Annapolis. The series continues its kickoff weekend at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, with a concert by the United States Naval Academy Band.
Additional concerts feature:
•The Chesapeake Strings on Oct. 18.
•Baroque music with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra Players on Oct. 25.
•Schola Cantorum Coralina on Oct. 28.
•The Naval Academy Band Brass Trio on Nov. 8.
•The Naval Academy's Commandants Combo on Nov. 15.
•Women's Chamber Chorus from the Annapolis Chorale on Nov. 29.
For tickets and more information, call 410-263-1906 or go to liveartsmaryland.org.
The American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland are co-sponsoring a Congressional Candidates Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Information: 410-269-0232.
The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents this spy spoof based on the television series Oct. 12-21 at 1661 Bay Head Road. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Tickets are $15; $12 for children 12 and younger and adults 60 and older. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.
Bowie Community Theatre presents this gothic drama through Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive in Bowie. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $17; $12 for students and seniors ages 62 and older. Group rates are available. For tickets and more information, call 301-805-0219 or go to bctheatre.com.
Plein air artists
Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, invites plein air artists ages 18 and older to enter the "Just in Time for the Holidays" exhibition being held Nov. 23-Dec. 31 at the gallery. Information: 410-544-2299 or email email@example.com.
•Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got The Will?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 8-9, with callbacks Oct. 10 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. There are parts for five women and three men in the 25-75 age range. A cold reading from the script will be used. To schedule an audition and more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-805-0219. Performance dates are Jan. 11-26.
•The Colonial Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 14-15 at 2132 Renard Court for "Shipwrecked," a comedy about the adventures of a Victorian-era explorer that will be presented by the theater troupe in January. Auditions will be for three actors, including a man to portray Louis de Rougemont and a man and a woman who will each play more than 50 roles while contributing sound and lighting effects. Information: thecolonialplayers.org or email email@example.com.
The Captain Salem Avery House Museum's 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 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side 20764, or call 410-867-4486.
A free, six-week diabetes self-management program will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays through Oct. 23 at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. People with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or 2 diabetes are eligible. Participants will learn how to identify problems caused by diabetes, manage their blood sugars and understand the relationship between food and blood-sugar levels. There will also be instruction on how to read nutrition labels, deal with stress, cope with depression and improve communication with doctors. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and will receive a "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" textbook. To register and for more information, call Pam Toomey at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 410-222-4366, ext. 3057, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for artists
Benfield Gallery invites artists ages 18 and older to enter its annual fall juried exhibition being held Oct. 25-Nov. 17 at the gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park. The show's theme is "Autumn Reflections." Any two- or three-dimensional work will be considered by Kathy Daywalt, this year's juror. Information: 410-544-2299 or email email@example.com.
•A half-century has passed since Baltimore City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 13. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-381-6506.
•The Anne Arundel High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Gathering Place in Clarksville. Information: 410-674-7592 or email email@example.com.
•The Chesapeake High School Class of 1982 will hold its 30th reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Kurtz's Beach in Pasadena. Tickets are $50 per person; advance sales only (no tickets will be sold at the door). The deadline for ticket orders is Nov. 1.
The menu includes baked crab, carved pork, sauteed chicken, meatballs, a mashed potato bar, vegetable medley, cheese and crackers, dip, fruit, Caesar salad and assorted desserts. Beverages include draft beer, wine, soda, iced tea, coffee and a cash bar for mixed drinks.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to facebook.com/chesapeakehigh1982reunion.
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 desirable 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 to 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.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun