Anne Arundel County

County briefs

'Baltimore's Most Photogenic Baby'

Arundel Mills hosts this event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, to Saturday, June 26, and noon to 5 p.m. June 27 at the mall's food court, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover.


Infants through 5-year-olds can compete in four categories: precious, comical, beautiful and fashionable. Photographs will be on display at the mall for judging and voting July 30-31. The public can vote for its favorite picture for 50 cents per vote, with proceeds benefiting the Children's Miracle Network at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Entry fee is $35. Information: 410-540-5100 or

AACC golf tournament


The fourth annual Anne Arundel Community College Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 21, at Crofton Country Club. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships and special academic programs. The tournament, sponsored by Acme Bar & Grill, features an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, putting contest, prizes and raffles. Information: Leilani McGrath, 410-777-2515 or


Law enforcement

The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. Law Enforcement Exploring is a work site-based program for young men and women who have completed eighth grade and are between 14 and 20 years old. The program offers information on a variety of programs that offer hands-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.

AACC closes field, track

Anne Arundel Community College has closed Siegert Field and the running track for the summer for renovations. Both will reopen in the fall in time for classes. Area residents are encouraged to walk the perimeter of the campus parking lots or take the hiking trails behind parking lots A and B, between parking lot H and College Parkway, and between the east and west sides of campus. Information:

Learn to row


The Annapolis Rowing Club is accepting registration for classes. The club offers courses in sweep rowing in eight-person shells with coxswains. There are six sessions, each consisting of four two-hour lessons from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays on two consecutive weekends. Classes are geared to those with no rowing experience and are limited to 16 people. Participants must be 14 or older. Cost is $190. Sessions continue on weekends through July 17-18. Information and registration:

Doll collection

More than 100 handmade dolls from the Vilma Stockton collection are on display and for sale at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 W. Shady Side Road. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 410-867-4486.


Arundel High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion Sept. 9-11 with activities that include a picnic, dinner, breakfast and an evening at Blob's Park. Information: Robert Stansbury, 410-471-2805,



Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave.:

•5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays

•10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays

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.

Tours of historic house


The Anne Arundel 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.

Dance classes

•"Ballet 40/60," adult dance classes designed for those older than 40 who have little or no experience in ballet or those with previous experience but have not danced in some time, will be held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Classes are 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Mondays, June 21-Aug. 2, and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 22-Aug. 3.

In addition, "Ballet 40/60: Beyond the Basics," for those who e had considerable training in their youth or young adult years, will be held 7:30 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Tuesdays, June 22-Aug. 3, and 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 23-Aug. 4. Cost is $105. Registration or information: 410-263-5544 or

•Belly dance classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers will be held through July 28 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Classes are for those 18 and older. Cost is $110. Registration or information: 410-263-5544.

•Ballet Theatre of Maryland offers dance classes and workshops at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Information and registration: 410-636-6597 or