County digest

Hospice Cup

Hospice Cup Inc. has launched its improved website at Visitors will find information on how to participate in Hospice Cup as sailors, spectators, donors or volunteers. Also on the website is information concerning the Shore Party held after the races. The event features a live auction and live music. Hospice Cup will be held Sept. 25. Information: 410-507-9495,


Community foundation seeks nominations

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County if seeking nominations for its annual Philanthropist of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual, couple or family with a record of exceptional generosity through direct financial support, demonstrating outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and generosity that encourages others to step up and become philanthropic leaders. Forms can be downloaded at and submitted, with supporting documents, by fax to 410-280-1104 or by mail to Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, 914 Bay Ridge Road, Suite 220, Annapolis 21403. Information: 410-280-1102.


Teen workshop

A musical theater workshop for teens who want to explore drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques and styles of dance will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2-6 at the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 143 Compromise St., Annapolis. Workshop culminates with a Broadway-style musical revue on Aug. 10-11 at 8:30 p.m. Registration and information: call Sharon Cimaglia at 410-266-6872 or e-mail


Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released its 2010-2011 Youth Resource Guide, which provides information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. Go to to download a free pdf version of the guide. A limited number of hard copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.

Farmers' markets

•The Severna Park Farmers' Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Ritchie Highway and Jones Station road. Information: 410-827-9192.

•The Westfield Annapolis Farmers' Market is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 at 2123 Generals Highway in the mall parking lot next to Sears Automotive. Information: 410-349-0317.


•The Riva Road Farmers' Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Oct. 26 and Saturdays through Dec. 18 at Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. Information: 410-349-0317.

•The Piney Orchard Farmers' Market is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 24 at the Piney Orchard Community & Visitors Center parking lot, Stream Valley Drive off Route 170. Information: 410-867-9162.

•The Deale Farmers' Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 28, at 5965 Deale Churchton Road, Deale. Information: 410-867-4993.

All of the farmers' markets accept WIC and Senior FMNP checks.

Law enforcement

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.

Dance classes

"Ballet 40/60," adult dance classes designed for those older than 40 who have little or no experience in ballet or those who have 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 through Aug. 2, and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 3.

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


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.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Service will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 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.

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.