Anne Arundel County Digest


The Theatre at AACC will hold auditions for its spring production of "The Underpants" at 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The play has roles for seven actors — four or five male and two or three female — ages 18-50. Information: 410-777-7125.

Theater performance

Theatre at AACC will perform the comedy, "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)," through Feb. 16 in the Humanities Building Room 112, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. The play takes an irreverent look at the Bible, interpreting various tales through a series of vaudeville-style sketches. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10. Tickets are $15; $12 for AACC faculty, staff, persons older than 60 and non-AACC students; $7 for AACC students with valid ID. Information: 410-777-2457.

Fruit sale

The Severn River Lions Club is selling Florida citrus as part of its annual fundraising to benefit several community groups. Orders should be placed by Saturday, Feb. 16, for delivery between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Orders remaining that day after 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available for sale: ruby red grapefruit: $18 (2/5 bushel), $32 (4/5 bushel); temple oranges: $20 (2/5 bushel); mix of oranges and grapefruit: $20 (2/5 bushel). To order: 410-647-7338, 410-647-7135, email to or online at


The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum sponsors Live Arts Maryland's presentation of "A Grand Night for Singing" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. The performance includes the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra celebrating the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Tickets are $27, free for students accompanied by a paying adult or association member. Information: 410-691-9725 or


Drama about the developing relationship between a young Canadian woman and an aging and irascible American diplomat will be presented by the Colonial Players through March 2, at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Shows are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sundays. There will be a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, Feb.17. Tickets are $15 and $20. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-7373 or go to

Bicycle symposium

Bike Maryland will host the 16th annual Bicycle Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St. in Annapolis. The event offers a chance for nonprofit, government and community leaders to learn about key bicycle issues and ways to encourage bike-friendly practices and accessibility at schools, in neighborhoods and the workplace. Information:

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 Tuesday, 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


The seventh annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held April 20 at the Community Center in Severna Park. The 800-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike ride and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. and the Baltimore/Annapolis Trail. Participants can also sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance, consisting of a 1,600-yard swim, 18-mile bike and 6-mile run. Check in begins at 6 a.m. and the first wave of swimmers will hit the pool at 7 a.m.

Cost is $50 for individuals, $90 for a relay team of two and $135 for a three-person relay team. Registration forms can be found at or at

The event is a benefit for the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship fund, which was established in 2004 following Emily Schindler's death in a car accident. The scholarship is awarded annually to selected graduating seniors on the SPY swim team who most exemplify Emily's qualities.

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 now 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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