Blood drives

•A blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Donors will receive a Bow Tie Cinemas movie ticket, valid for any movie. To schedule a donation, visit

•Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 5965 Deale Churchton Road in Deale will host a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10. The Anne Arundel Medical Center bloodmobile will be located in the church's parking lot. Walk-ins are welcome and donations can also be scheduled at Donors will receive a set of ear buds.

Rummage sale, car wash

Antioch Apostolic Church, 1535 Ritchie Highway in Arnold, will hold a rummage sale and car wash from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30. Rummage sale items include gently used shoes, clothing and household items. Food will also be available and donations are accepted.

This event is a fundraiser for an upcoming mission trip to the Philippines.

For donations and to rent a table for $25, call Marquita Johns at 302-650-7859 or Uka Saran at 410-991-1770 by Aug. 28. Patrons can also like this event on Facebook at, follow on Twitter at #GR_LI, LLC@PH_Mission_Trip or follow on Instagram at

Library program

A master gardener will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 30 at Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Road, to answer gardening questions. The gardener will also analyze bugs, weeds, and plants brought to the library in sealed plastic bags.

For more information about this program and other activities at Anne Arundel County Public Library branches, visit

Book signing

Riva resident and author Quentin O. Cupp Jr. will be available to sign copies of his book, "The Kidlings of Tiger Island," at the following locations:

Chick-fil-A, 3220 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2; Fleet Reserve Club, 100 Compromise St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13; Lil' Lamb Boutique, 44 Maryland Ave. from noon to 2 p.m Sept. 14; and Broadneck Community Library, 1275 Green Holly Drive from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22.

For more information, call 405-458-5642 or email Michelle Whitman at

Beekeeping demonstrations

The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will give talks and demonstrations on bees and beekeeping from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 at Hancock's Resolution in Pasadena; and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Quiet Waters Park. For the Quiet Waters park events, participants should gather in parking lot J.

During these talks participants will be able to view an active beehive, opened so that some of the inner workings of the hive can be observed. Information regarding general beekeeping and ways of supporting the environment to encourage the presence of bees and other pollinators will be discussed.

In case of inclement weather, the talks will be canceled. Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners are sponsored by University of Maryland Extension. For more information, contact Bob Bates at

Jazz coffeehouse

Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St., will host a family evening of contemporary jazz, funk, rhythm and blues, the music of the '70s, '80s '90s and also current hits from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 7.