Anne Arundel County Digest


Colonial Players will hold auditions at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11, for all roles in "These Shining Lives," which will be performed in May. Auditions will be held at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis. Information about the show, available roles and audition requirements is available at or email the director at

Anthem singers

The Bowie Baysox will hold auditions Saturday, March 15, for those who wanting to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at home games during the season. Prince George's Stadium gates open at 9 a.m. for registration, and auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. Every participant must register; auditions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Word sheets are not allowed during the audition. All auditions must be done in person. Auditions are open to any individual or small group, and instrumentalists are permitted. Interested church or school groups should call 410-301-464-4880. Information:

Fruit sale

The Severn River Lions Club is selling Florida citrus fruit as part of its fundraising efforts to benefit community groups. Orders must be placed by Saturday, March 15 for delivery between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Fruit remaining after 1 p.m. will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Available for sale: ruby red grapefruit: $20 (2/5 bushel), $34 (4/5 bushel); temple oranges: $21 (2/5 bushel); mix of oranges and grapefruit: $22 (2/5 bushel). To order: 410-518-9863, 410-647-7135, 410-544-1156, 410-647-7338 or


The eighth annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held April 26 at the Community Center in Severna Park. The 800-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. and the Baltimore/Annapolis Trail. Interested persons can also sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance of a 1,600-yard swim, 18-mile bike and 6-mile run. Check-in time is 6 a.m. and the first wave of swimmers starts at 7 a.m. Registration fee is $50 for an individual, $90 for a two-person relay team and $135 for a three-person relay team. Forms can be found at or

Seniors program

The office of Anne Colt Leitess, state's attorney for Anne Arundel County, is available to present "Communities Against Senior Exploitation: How to Prevent You or Your Loved Ones from Becoming a Victim of Crime." The presentation helps seniors protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and scams. Presentations are free of charge as part of the office's community outreach program. To schedule Leitess or a representative to speak with an organization, call Maureen Noe at 410-222-1740, ext. 3853. 

Child care grants

If you are a grandparent or relative, 55 or older, and the primary caregiver for a child 18 or younger, you may be eligible for a grant program offered by the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Grants are available to assist with care, clothing, school supplies and activities. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043.

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