Anne Arundel County digest

Organizing research records

The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents "Documentation: Organizing Your Genealogy Records," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Connie Sparrow will share tips on how various types of records can be organized. Refreshments and networking follow program. Free. Information: 410-978-7167.

'Girls Fight Back!'

Event to help women of all ages learn techniques for personal safety and self-defense will be held from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Leading the presentation is Erin Weed, founder of the national organization Girls Fight Back. Information: 410-777-2096.

Earth Day

Event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14 at Fort Meade's Burba Park. Visitors can enjoy food, games, nature walks and a farmers' market. Directions and information: 301-677-9167.

Caregivers' Conference

Family and professional caregivers, social workers, nurses and others can get information and access resources at the Caregivers' Conference being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Free respite care is being offered by Active Day Center of Pasadena, 410-255-2879, and Active Day Center of Annapolis, 410-573-9100. Call by Tuesday, April 5 for reservations.

Registration fee of $10 includes a Continental breakfast and lunch as well as materials. Social work continuing education units require an additional $10. Registration should be made by Monday, April 4. Information and registration: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043,, or the county Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, Fourth Floor, Annapolis.

Summer internship program

The Maryland State Archives is accepting applications for its summer student intern program that is open to high school and undergraduate or graduate students attending Maryland schools or Maryland residents attending out-of-state schools. These are paid internships that include experience and training in archival records management, digital imaging and historical research methods.

The 10-week program runs from June 8 through Aug. 16. Qualifications for applicants include academic excellence, preferably with an interest in history, archival science, library science, computer science, American studies or related fields. The application process is competitive and details can be accessed on the organization's website at Applications must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, April 5. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 29.

Information: Emily Oland Squires, director of research and student outreach, Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, 21401 or by e-mail at


The Colonial Players' production of "Company," Stephen Sondheim's musical about life and love in Manhattan, runs through April 16, at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $15 and $20, and are available at or 410-268-7373.

Golf tournament for Maryland Hall

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host a best-ball-format golf tournament, "Chip In for the Arts," on April 28 at Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena. Each player on the first-place team will receive a round of golf, a gift certificate to the Compass Pointe Pro Shop and a championship plaque. Prizes will also be awarded for second- and third-place finishes.

Cost is $150 per person or $500 for a foursome. Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 25.

Rotary 5K run/walk

Registration is open for the April 9 "Moving Around the World" 5K Run and Walk sponsored by the Rotary Club of Annapolis and the Rotaract Club of Annapolis. Event will be held in Quiet Waters Park's Sassafras Pavilion off Hillsmere Drive in Annapolis. Registration is $30, free for children 12 and younger. Sign-in and race packet pickup is from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., with runners beginning at 10 a.m., followed by the walkers. Information: 443-837-3105 or

'Recycle Forward'

Hillsmere Elementary School in Annapolis is participating in a program that recycles used technology to raise money for new technology. There is a donation drive through the end of the school year for donations of used cellphones, inkjet and laser cartridges, laptops, PDAs, iPods, MP3 players, video games, GPS systems, DVDs, calculators, LCD monitors and digital cameras. "Recycle Forward" is a joint effort between "Cartridges for Kids," a recycling program that pays cash to schools, and Digital Wish, a nonprofit that puts technology into the hands of educators. Donations may be dropped off at the school, 3052 Arundel on the Bay Road, or picked up by contacting Kristen Kasprow at 410-990-9542 or

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. A free copy is at A limited number of hard 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:

Youth volunteer guide

The Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Guide is available for download free on the center's website, Printed copies can be ordered for $5 each. Mail checks to Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis 21401, or pay at the center during business hours. Information: 410-897-9207.

Register your bike

The Annapolis Police Department sponsors a bicycle registration program. When an owner registers a bike, the owner's name, address and phone number and the bike's serial number, manufacturer and color are recorded in the Police Department's database. Any resident of Annapolis can register a bike. To schedule an appointment, contact Cpl. Craig Medley at 410-268-9000, ext. 7225, or Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

Law Enforcement Explorers open

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.

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 E. West 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. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Service will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 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.

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