Concert and sing-along
A Christmas concert and sing-along featuring a variety of musical groups will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Among the musical performers are the church's Chancel Choir, directed by Joel Borelli-Boudreau, and the Galilee Ringers, a hand bell group, led by G. Thomas Neuenschwander. Also performing will be the Brooklyn Park Middle School Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School, directed by Angela St. Pierre, and pianist Ryan Shookman. There is no admission charge, but free-will donations will be accepted for a fund to purchase new robes for the Chancel Choir. Information: 410-255-8236.
Chabad of Anne Arundel County presents a Hanukkah celebration beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Pottery Barn Court at Westfield Annapolis. Program includes the kindling of the menorah, a magic show, crafts, live music, a performance by the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School, face painting, food and more. For directions and more information, call 443-321-9859 or go to chabadaac.com.
The Children's Theatre of Annapolis' production of "Grease: The School Version" will take place Jan. 6-15 at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. For tickets and more information, call 410-757-2281 or go to childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.
MLK Memorial Breakfast
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at Anne Arundel Community College's Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Speaker will be U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Tickets are $35; $350 for a table of 10. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., event begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds help to maintain the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the college grounds. RSVP by Jan. 6 to Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0087.
Grace Baptist Church, 17 Somerset Road in Pasadena, offers free bicycle parts to anyone interested. Information: 410-255-5616 or 410-255-9338.
Registration is under way for winter session classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College at the seven senior activity centers operated by the Department of Aging and Disabilities. Classes begin the week of Jan. 9 and a variety of classes are available. For a schedule, go to the senior center you wish to attend or online at aacounty.org/aging and click on a center for its list of courses.
Art exhibit and sale
"The Form and Fabric III, Artistic Gifts of the Season" group exhibit and sale is being held through Dec. 31 in the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends. Daily vehicle fee of $6 will be charged. Information: 410-222-1777.
The Bowie Baysox offer a "Home For The Holidays" ticket package that features eight box-seat tickets and a free Zach Britton bobblehead. Package is available at baysoxshop.com until Jan. 6 for $88 and an additional $5.95 for shipping and handling. Those who wish to pick up their package at Prince George's Stadium will not be charged shipping and handling. Information: 301-464-4880.
Visits with Santa
Santa Claus will be available for photos, chatting about wish lists and general visits from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends through Christmas Eve at Greenstreet Gardens, 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian. Information: 410-867-9500, ext. 218 or greenstreetgardens.com.
The Bowie Baysox have announced that Prince George's Stadium, 4101 Northeast Crain Highway in Bowie, will serve as a collection point for warm clothes donations in conjunction with Louie's Holiday Hope. Gently used winter coats and other warm clothing can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: baysox.com.
This nonprofit organization collects gently used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than 1.3 million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Interested people can go to operationpaperback.org to learn more about the program. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at email@example.com. Please put "books" in the subject line.
The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, which provides 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.
Youth volunteer guide
The Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Guide is available for download free on the center's website, volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be ordered for $5 each. Mail checks to Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis 21401, or pay at the center during business hours. Information: 410-897-9207.
Register your bike
The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program. The owner's name, address, 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 Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. The program offers information on career activities. Meetings are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at police headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-268-9000 or at the office.
The Annapolis Police Department offers a fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Service is also available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. The fee is $5 per fingerprint card, and the person being printed must supply the cards. Check or money order only. Information: 410-268-9000 or http://www.annapolis.gov/police.
Tours of historic house
The Ann Arundel 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. Thursdays through Saturdays. Group tours are by appointment. The Kuethe Library for Historical and Genealogical Research, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly with the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays year-round. Information: 410-760-9679.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun