Anne Arundel County Digest

Child seat inspection

Anne Arundel Community College's Department of Public Safety will offer a car seat inspection from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, on the parking lot and garages located near the Central Services Building on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Inspection is free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If a seat is not installed correctly, it will be removed and a certified technician will show the parent how to install it correctly. Be prepared to wait in line. Information: 410-777-2096.

Valentine's Day

The Bowie Baysox has made available three Valentine's Day ticket packages, costs ranging from $12 to $60. People can have the packages hand-delivered by the Baysox mascot, Louie. For information, go to, call Brandan Kaiser at 301-464-4882, or email Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Feb. 7.

'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Opera AACC presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Feb. 1-9 at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Anne Arundel Community College's Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Tickets are $25; $15 for senior citizens, groups, students and AACC employees; $5 for those with valid AACC student ID. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. Information: 410-777-2457 or


The My Theatrical Zone company presents Emily Mann's "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years" at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Road. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8; 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9; and 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The play is about two sisters, ages 103 and 101, who have lived through the Jim Crow laws, the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Clarence Thomas' hearings and the release of Nelson Mandela. Valerie Sims Bryant portrays Sarah L. Delany and Valerie Mills-Cooper is A. Elizabeth Delany. Parental discretion advised. Tickets are $25. For reservations and more information, call 410-757-2281 or email

Genealogy program

The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents, "A Cautionary Tale: You Can't Always Believe What You Read," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments and networking follow the program. Information: 410-760-9679 or

Vocal competition

Applications for the 25th annual Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition are being accepted at Applicants must complete the form and submit a CD containing three to five arias by midnight Feb. 12. Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 35 as of April 1, and be residents, students or working in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, Pennsylvania, Virginia or West Virginia. Students at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey, or Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., are also eligible. A $30 nonrefundable application fee is required. Payment must be made during the application process. Information: 410-267-8135 or email

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department has resumed fingerprinting services for the public at 199 Taylor Ave. The services are available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. For fees and more information, call 410-268-9000 or go to

New website

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

Rotary gala

The Rotary Club of Annapolis' annual "Black Tie and Diamonds" event will be held from 6 p.m to 11 p.m. March 9 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on West Street in Annapolis. The gala includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, a raffle, dinner and dancing to the music of NightLife. Tickets are $1,500 for a table of 10 and are on sale now. Individual tickets at $150 per person are now on sale. To purchase a full table, contact Rebecca Tingle at 410-267-7877, ext. 6; or by email at; or call Ron Baradel at 410-268-6600. Information: 877-333-9667 or

Tax season

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to help seniors and low-income adults with their 2012 tax returns. Participants will be trained by the IRS and the Maryland comptroller's office. They will help only with simple 2012 income tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not do tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons or rental properties. Volunteers are not required to have a financial background, but certified public accountants, attorneys, bookkeepers and those with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at county senior centers and will be available by appointment between Feb. 4 and April 5. For more information, call 410-222-6717.

'Operation Paperback'

This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to American 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:

Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, with information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at 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:

Tours of historic house

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will open the historic Benson-Hammond House and North Browse and Buy Shoppe at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road in Linthicum in March. Group tours can be arranged during January and February by calling 410-768-9518.

Historical research

The Kuethe Library's Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway S.E., 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.

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