2nd Star Productions presents "Oklahoma!" Nov. 9-Dec. 8 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $20; $17 for seniors and students. For reservations and more information, call 410-757-5700 or 301-832-4819.
The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County will host a pre-holiday fashion show and luncheon Nov. 14 at Chartwell Golf & Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. Doors open at 11 a.m. for shopping and cocktails. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show and a raffle for a diamond pendant. Models will be wearing fashions from Alpaca International in Annapolis, and vendors will offer handbags, hand-painted silk scarfs, baskets, and other items. For reservations and more information, call 410-451-8034 or go to rwaac.com.
The Pasadena Senior Activity Center holds its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 15-16 at 4103 Mountain Road. More than 20 local vendors will offer handmade crafts, needlework, jewelry, accessories and more. The event also will feature a silent auction and door prizes. Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 410-222-0030.
The Colonial Players present this drama with political overtones about strained family relationships through Nov. 17 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and $20. Information: 410-268-7373 or thecolonialplayers.org.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to help seniors and low-income adults with their 2012 tax returns. Participants will be trained by the IRS and the Maryland Comptroller's Office. They will help only with simple 2012 income tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not do tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons or rental properties. Volunteers are not required to have a financial background, but certified public accountants, attorneys, bookkeepers and those with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at one of the county's senior activity centers and will be available by appointment between Feb. 4 and April 5. For more information, call 410-222-6717.
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 shortly at county senior centers and libraries.
Fall music series
The St. Anne's Concert Series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, with the Naval Academy Brass Trio at the church on Church Circle in Annapolis.
Additional concerts feature:
•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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.