Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County Digest

Pops concert

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Quiet Waters Park, 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.


History presentation

Mavis Slawson, a textile historian and docent at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, will present a program on "Civil War Soldiers and their Quilts" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Admission is free, $10 donation is suggested. Light refreshments will be served after her presentation. Information: 410-867-4486 or


Business breakfast

The BWI Business Partnership's September Signature Breakfast will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum. Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who represents Maryland's 4th Congressional District, will be the speaker. Advance registration is required by Sept. 10. Partnership members can attend at no charge or $30, depending on membership level; $50 for nonmembers. Information and registration: 410-859-1000 or go to

Lighthouse tours

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

Plant sale

Adkins Arboretum will hold its annual Fall Native Plant Sale Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. The sale benefits the arboretum's education programs and affords the public an opportunity to learn about the Chesapeake Bay region's native flora and its role in land stewardship practices. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. A members-only sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or go to

Theater production

The Do or Die Productions Company performs "Legend of Creepy Hollow" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21, in the Chesapeake Arts Center's Studio 194 Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Tickets are $30, $25 for children 12 and younger, and center members. Information: 410-636-6597 or



•Anne Arundel Community College's theater department will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23-24, for its fall production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Auditions are open to students and members of the community. Information: 410-777-7125 or

Museum raffle

The Captain Salem Avery Museum's 25th annual fundraising raffle is under way. Top prize is $5,000, and tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at the museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to the Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764, or call 410-867-4486.

Child care grants

If you are a grandparent or relative, 55 or older, and the primary caregiver for a child 18 or younger, you may be eligible for a grant program offered by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Grants are available to assist with respite care, clothing, school supplies and activities. Contact the AAC Department of Aging & Disabilities for more information at 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.


'Operation Paperback'

This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to U.S. troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than a million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at Put "books" in the subject line. Information: operationpaperback.org


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

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. Thursdays through Saturdays all year. Information: 410-760-9679.