Anne Arundel County Digest

Kite festival

The Friends of Broadneck Park will host their second annual kite festival and community picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, on the A Field at Broadneck Park on College Parkway in Annapolis. The event includes kite-flying specialists from the group Wings Over Washington. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and kites. Information: 240-481-8468 or friendsofbroadneckpark.com.


Budget session

A meeting on the Anne Arundel County budget hosted by the League of Women Voters will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at BayWoods of Annapolis, 7101 Bay Front Drive. Speaker will be Ross Dierdorff, a senior analyst at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and member of the Anne Arundel County Spending Affordability Committee. Information: 410-268-3022 or email info@aa.lwvmd.org.

Historic lecture


The Historic Annapolis St. Clair Wright Lecture Series features an illustrated talk by Harvard professor and Civil War scholar John Stauffer at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at First Presbyterian Church, 171 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Admission is $25 per person. Space is limited and reservations can be made at http://www.annapolis.org or by calling 410-267-7619. A book signing follows.

Murder mystery

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" through April 28 at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife, Kay, find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the groom. Shows at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $15; $12 seniors, students 18 and younger and active-duty military. For reservations, call 301-617-9906, ext 2. Information: 301-452-2557 or go to laurelmillplayhouse.org.

Book sale


The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's semi-annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Building, 19 Crain Highway. Proceeds help to support the Kuethe Library. Information: 410-255-7777.

Bus trip to Ford's Theatre

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Ford's Theatre, with its new Center for Education and Leadership and the Congressional Cemetery Civil War Tour, on May 18. Lunch is planned at the District Chophouse & Brewery. Bus leaves at 8 a.m from the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum, and returns at 4 p.m. Cost is $60, including lunch. For reservations and more information, call 443-837-8196 or go to aachs.org.

'Golfing for Charity'

The Rotary Club of Annapolis, Annapolis Lions Club, Annapolis Optimists Club and Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89 host this annual event on May 15 at the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with announcements at 8:15 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The $100 per golfer fee includes golf, cart, continental breakfast, unlimited beverages and snacks on the course, an Italian lunch, and an additional free round of golf (four players, with three paying and one free).

Registration is limited; deadline is April 30. Mail registration to: Matt Ficca at 162 Conduit St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Make checks payable to "Annapolis Charities: Golfing for Charity" or the specific civic group you support. Sponsorships also are available. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. Information: 410-279-1969 or annapolisrotary.org.

Boat cruise

The Captain Salem Avery Museum sponsors a cruise on the Choptank River on June 19 aboard a working replica of an authentic paddle-wheel riverboat, followed by a crab feast. Deadline for reservations is May. 1. Cost is $99; $89 for museum members. For reservations and more information, call 410-798-5618; go to captainaverymuseum.org or email Roberta Dorn at roberta441@verizon.net.

Nature camps

Registration is under way for Adkins Arboretum's Summer Nature Camps being held in June. The camps provide ways for children to enjoy summer outdoors in a variety of ways. Fees vary and advance registration is required. To register and more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or go to adkinsarboretum.org.

Crab feast

The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its 68th annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3. Buy tickets at annapolistickets.showare.com or call 877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Online and telephone sales end at noon Aug. 2. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office on the day of the event starting at 4 p.m.

Visitors guide

The 2013 Visitors Guide by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau is now available. The 72-page, full-color guide contains information on things to do and see, events, dining, night life, accommodations, shopping and more. The Visitors Center is located at 26 West St. in Annapolis and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The guides will also be distributed from the bureau's satellite information booth at City Dock. Also, a downloadable version is available at visitannapolis.org/visitor-guide.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting services for the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 199 Taylor Ave. For fees and more information, call 410-268-9000 or go to http://www.annapolis.gov/police.

New website

Fort Meade, in partnership with the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, has launched a new website designed to help the community take advantage of resources in the region. For more information, go to http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/community.

Resource guide

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.

Disability issues

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.

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 cemedley@annapolis.gov. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

Historical research

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. Thursday through Saturday all year. Information: 410-760-9679.