Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County Digest

Summer film series

Congregation Kneseth Israel's summer film series continues at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. Screenings at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and include popcorn and soft drinks. Information:


•July 17: "Everything Is Illuminated"

•July 24: "The Other Son"


Lighthouse tours

Tours of the Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, July 20; Aug. 17, 24 and Sept. 14, 28. Visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70 per person. Reservations required. Information: 415-362-7255 or email


The Colonial Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 for "Communicating Doors," Alan Ayckbourn's comic thriller that will be presented in September. Callbacks Wednesday, July 17 if necessary. Roles are available for three women, ages 33-55 and three men, ages 35-70. For more information, email Michelle Bruno at

Summer concerts

The Quiet Waters Park Summer Concert Series featuring a variety of musical styles take place at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Admission to the park is free for the concert. Concessions will be available and visitors may bring food, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is not allowed. Information: 410-222-1777.

•July 20: Fractal Cat

•July 27: Kelly Bell Band


•Aug. 3: U.S. Naval Academy Electric Brigade

•Aug. 10: U.S. Naval Academy Wind Ensemble

•Aug. 17: The Crawdaddies

•Aug. 24: Naked Blue

•Aug. 31: Uncle Jack

•Sept. 1: Annapolis Symphony Orchestra


Concert series

The Annapolis Maritime Museum's 13th annual Summertime Maritime Concert Series, featuring Chesapeake Bay musicians and artists from across the country, continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18 with the Walking Sticks in Cap'n Herbie Sadler Waterman's Park, 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a $10 donation will be accepted. Information: 410-295-0104 or The following is the full schedule:

•July 25: Hula Monsters

•Aug. 1: Tiki Barbarians

•Aug. 8: Raw Hands

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the McNasby Oyster Company.


Theater production

The Bowie Community Theatre presents "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" through July 27 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors and students. Group rates available. For tickets and more information, call 301-805-0219 or go to

Theater production

The Dignity Players presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Aug. 2-17 at 333 Dubois Road in Annapolis. Shows at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. For tickets and more information, call 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or go to

Musical theater workshop

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents a workshop that includes working with teens on their drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques and various styles of dance. Through theater games, scene work, movement, improvisation and imagination, students will gain a better understanding of the art of musical theater.


Session will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5-9 at 143 Compromise St. A final rehearsal will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 12. Workshop culminates in a Broadway style musical revue with performances on Aug. 13-14. Prospective students must have completed the seventh grade. For registration and more information, call Sharon Cimaglia at 410-266-6872 or email her at

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. A downloadable version is available at

Register your bike

The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program. The owner's name, address and 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 Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

Fort Meade online aid


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

Historical research

The Kuethe Library's Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway, SE Glen Burnie, 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.