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County Digest

Workshops

•The Edward Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund presents a benefit dance workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19-20 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Workshop is for dance students between the ages of 13 and 18.. Ballet and variation classes will be taught by Dima Malikov and Ninel Cherevko from M&C Dance. Modern classes will be taught by Jaime Lawton Vitollo. Classes in Pilates, jazz, anatomy, music and audition techniques are also available. Classes for both days included in $150 cost. To register and for more information, call 443-534-6441 or go to eddiestewart.org.

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•The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents a musical theater workshop for teens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5, at 143 Compromise St. Workshop will give students a chance to work on drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques and various styles of dance. Students will gain a better understanding of the art of musical theater through theater games, scene work, movement, improvisation and imagination. Workshop culminates in a Broadway-style musical revue with performances at 8 p.m. on Aug. 9-10. Students must have completed 7th grade. For registration and more information, call Sharon Cimaglia at 410-266-6872 or email her at sharoncimaglia@msn.com

Fundraiser

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The Coretta Scott King Memorial Garden Party and Chateau Fashions Fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at Sojourner Douglass College, 135 Stepney Lane in Edgewater. Tickets are $30 at the door or checks can be mailed to Martin Luther King Dinner Committee, P.O. Box 371, Annapolis, 21401. Information: 410-295-0638 or 202-316-0803.

Call for artists

Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, invites artists 18 and older to enter its fall juried exhibition. Selected artwork will be on display at the gallery Sept. 17 through Oct. 15. Kelly Richard, manager of the gallery, will judge the exhibition. Information: $10-544-2299 or email kellyatbenfield@aol.com.

Food drive

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The Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave., is accepting donations through July 31 for the Lighthouse Shelter and Food Link at the front desk. Suggestions for donations include grape jelly, canned chicken, tuna, rice, canned beef stew, canned fruit, macaroni and cheese, saltine crackers, canned ham and spaghetti sauce. Information: 410-222-1818.

Audition

Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Grace and Glorie," at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive. Roles are available for two actresses — one for a woman in her 80s and one for a woman in her late 30s to early 40s. Cold readings. Information: 410-757-4193 or eimiller@cablespeed.com.

Food drive

The BankAnnapolis Summer Food Drive is taking place through Sunday, July 31, to support Food Link and Our Haven Shelter. Collection baskets are located at all area BankAnnapolis branches. Information: 410-224-4455 or go to bankannapolis.com.

Theater performance

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents "The Marvelous Wonderettes," a musical featuring girl-group songs from the 1950s and 1960s, running through July 24 at 143 Compromise St. in Annapolis. Set at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, the show features four local women as a singing group with big hopes and dreams. Show times are 8:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Tickets are $18. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-9212 or go to summergarden.com.

Foreign exchange student

The Rotary Club of Annapolis seeks candidates for its International Outbound High School Foreign Exchange Student program. The opening is for a nine-month period in the fall of 2012. The student must be between ages 15 and 181/2 at departure for overseas. Interviews will be held Sept. 6-8. The club will consider 10 candidates on a first-come, first-served basis. Further potential interviews, including parents, will be held in early November in York, Pa. Selections will be announced later in November during an overnight outing in York, which includes meeting current exchange students. Information: Jim Ludwick at 410-695-1556 or jfludwick@yahoo.com.

Pirates of the Chesapeake

"Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake," a themed event for children, returns for another season in Annapolis harbor. Children can get their faces painted, dress as pirates and participate in a treasure hunt on the water. Search for sunken treasure while using water cannons in defense against enemy pirates. Schedule and information: 410-263-0002 or chesapeakepirates.com.

Resource guide

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.

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.

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

Police Explorers

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.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers a fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Service will be 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.

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Tours of historic house

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The Ann Arrundell 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.

Guided arboretum walks

On Saturdays through November, visitors can explore Adkins Arboretum's diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by a naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through beech trees, traverse native meadows and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside. The 11 a.m. walks are free with admission for the park. The hour-long tours begin at the visitors center. Information: 410-634-2847.

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