Summer is in full swing and if you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference as well as make friends, check out the opportunities through the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, by going to VolunteerAnneArundel.org . To get you started, I have listed a few opportunities.
If you like electronics, the National Electronics Museum, located at 1745 Nursery Road, in Linthicum Heights, near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, is looking for volunteers ages 18 and older to work weekdays and weekends for special events, education and outreach as an administrative assistant, collection assistants and for visitor services. Training will be provided. To apply contact, Michael Simons, at 410-765-0230 or firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.
Extra volunteers may be needed for upcoming events at the museum. Pioneer Camp 2014, Thursday, July 17, Friday, July 18, Thursday, Aug. 14 and Friday, Aug. 15 has the theme "Mad Scientist." There will be two sessions of mini-camp for kids ages 8 to 10 years of age (applicants should only register for one session). For more information or to register, contact Kirsten Messinger at email@example.com.
A second exciting event will be Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for children ages 12 to 16 years of age. On these two days, the museum is offering a new opportunity for children to become Junior Curators. During the two summer mini-camp morning sessions, students will learn how to handle and care for museum objects and design their own mini exhibit. To register, contact Alice Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy festivals, music and art, here is another exciting volunteer opportunity, "First Sunday Arts Festival," which is being held on West and Calvert streets in the downtown historic section of Annapolis. The 12th annual First Sundays Art Festival goes through October. The remaining dates include Sunday, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 from 12 to 5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help on four different shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. with set-up, assisting the exhibitors, musicians, performers and the coordinator. For more information, contact Julie Scott at email@example.com, 410-263-4012 or go to firstsundayarts.com.
For all you history buffs out there, Montpelier Mansion, located at 9650 Muirkirk Road, in Laurel, has a First Free Fridays program when there will be free admission to the mansion the first Friday of the month. This program ends in October. Self-guided tours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tavern games are from 3 to 6 p.m. All ages are welcome. For more details, call 301-377-7817 or go to history.pgparks.com.
Congratulations to the Russett Sharks on their first dual meet victory of the 2014 season Saturday, July 5 at the Roger Carter Pool in Ellicott City, against the Roger Carter Seals, with a final score of 296 to 282. Triple winners for the Russett Sharks were: Dominic Kazzi in the Boys 10 and under butterfly and 9-10 freestyle and breaststroke; Tavon Thompson in the Boys 13-14 butterfly, freestyle and IM; Simone DeSouza in the Girls 13-14 butterfly, freestyle and backstroke; Megan Reyda in the Girls 15-18 freestyle, backstroke and IM; and Anthony Kazzi in the Boys 11-12 freestyle, backstroke and IM. The Russett Sharks swept the freestyle relays at the end of the meet to help clinch the victory and improve its record to 1-3 in the Prince-Mont Swim League Division B. The Russett Sharks final dual meet against the MVP Dolphins will take place Saturday, July 12 at the Russett Community Pool Complex. Go Sharks!Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun