November 2, 2012
David Gaynes' documentary will be screened at 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in Anne Arundel Community College's Humanities Building Room 112, 101 College Parkway on the Arnold campus. Free event is sponsored by the college's Astronomy Club. Information: 410-777-2271.
Greenstreet Gardens will host a Holiday Social from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at 391 W. Bay Front Road in Lothian. Vendors will offer holiday food and wines, and guests can enjoy seasonal background music. Admission is free, but there is a $10 charge for wine tasting. Event benefits the Captain Salem Avery House Museum.
Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Vocal quartet performs
New York Polyphony will perform at 8:15 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. John's College's Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-626-2539.
"Challenges of Making the Future: Transformation and Change in Large Bureaucracies," featuring Mark Mandeles, president of the J. deBloch Group, will be held from 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at AACC's Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free admission. Information: 410-777-2708 or aacc.edu/future.
A craft show with more than 50 vendors will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, 1425 Annapolis Road. Information: 301-776-9372.
Theater seeks directors
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is now accepting applications for directors for its season that runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. Interested persons should email Nikki Gerbasi at email@example.com. Application deadline is Nov. 13. Information: summergarden.com.
Auditions for Anne Arundel Community College Theater's production of "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20 in the Humanities Building, Room 112, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The play has roles for three actors of either gender, ages 18-35. They will be asked to read from the script. Actors need to possess strong comic timing and the ability to improvise and ad-lib. Show dates are Feb. 7-16. For more information, call Lars Tatom at 410-777-7125 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John's College will host a screening of the documentary film "Anthem" at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. A Q&A session will follow the screening. This is a free event, but donations are welcome. The movie tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and explores the role of music and patriotism during the War of 1812. Information: stjohnscollege.edu.
Annapolis Area Christian School's drama program presents Arthur Miller's play at 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 9, and 10, at the school, 109 Burns Crossing Road in Severn. Winner of a 1953 Tony Award, Miller's play about the Salem witch trials focuses on a farmer, his wife and the Salem minister's niece who maliciously causes the wife's arrest for witchcraft. Tickets are $12; $8 for students. Information: 410-846-3541 or email email@example.com.
2nd Star Productions presents "Oklahoma!" Nov. 9-Dec. 8 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $20; $17 for seniors and students. For reservations and more information, call 410-757-5700 or 301-832-4819.
The Republican Women of Anne Arundel County will host a pre-holiday fashion show and luncheon Nov. 14 at Chartwell Golf & Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive in Severna Park. Doors open at 11 a.m. for shopping and cocktails. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show and a raffle for a diamond pendant. Models will be wearing fashions from Alpaca International in Annapolis, and vendors will offer handbags, hand-painted silk scarfs, baskets, and other items. For reservations and more information, call 410-451-8034 or go to rwaac.com.
The Pasadena Senior Activity Center holds its annual Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 15-16 at 4103 Mountain Road. More than 20 local vendors will offer handmade crafts, needlework, jewelry, accessories and more. The event also will feature a silent auction and door prizes. Hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. both days. For more information or to reserve a vendor table, call 410-222-0030.
The Colonial Players present this drama with political overtones about strained family relationships through Nov. 17 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and $20. Information: 410-268-7373 or thecolonialplayers.org.
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 one of the county's senior activity centers and will be available by appointment between Feb. 4 and April 5. For more information, call 410-222-6717.
Two versions of the voters' guide for the 2012 general election, prepared by the League of Women Voters, are available on the Internet. The guide is a nonpartisan tool voters can use to evaluate the candidates and issues on this year's ballot, which includes seven statewide questions and 15 county charter amendment proposals. The interactive electronic version can be accessed through vote411.org. The site also provides information about districts, polling places, early voting and absentee ballots. The complete Voters' Guide for Anne Arundel County is also available for online viewing and PDF download at aa.lwvmd.org. Limited copies of the print version are expected to be available shortly at county senior centers and libraries.
Fall music series
The St. Anne's Concert Series continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, with the Naval Academy Brass Trio at the church on Church Circle in Annapolis.
Additional concerts feature:
•The Naval Academy's Commandants Combo on Nov. 15.
•Women's Chamber Chorus from the Annapolis Chorale on Nov. 29.
For tickets and more information, call 410-263-1906 or go to liveartsmaryland.org.
Plein air artists
Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, invites plein air artists ages 18 and older to enter the "Just in Time for the Holidays" exhibition being held Nov. 23-Dec. 31 at the gallery. Information: 410-544-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chesapeake High School Class of 1982 will hold its 30th reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Kurtz's Beach in Pasadena. Tickets are $50 per person; advance sales only (no tickets will be sold at the door). The deadline for ticket orders is Nov. 1.
The menu includes baked crab, carved pork, sauteed chicken, meatballs, a mashed potato bar, vegetable medley, cheese and crackers, dip, fruit, Caesar salad and assorted desserts. Beverages include draft beer, wine, soda, iced tea, coffee and a cash bar for mixed drinks.
For more information, email email@example.com or go to facebook.com/chesapeakehigh1982reunion.
Human relations panel
The county Human Relations Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy. The 11-member commission is a volunteer body established to promote fairness, eliminate discrimination and harassment in public and private sectors, and advance understanding and effective communication among people of different backgrounds and cultures. Applicants must be at least 18, county residents and able to attend evening meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Legal experience is desirable but not required. Applicants should send a resume and letter of intent to: Johnelka Stafford, 44 Calvert St., Room 330, Annapolis 21401. Information: 410-222-1234.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "books" in the subject line. More information: operationpaperback.org.
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 volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.
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: http://www.aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.
Tours of historic house
The Ann Arrundell 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. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Group tours are by appointment.
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. Thursdays through Saturdays all year. Information: 410-760-9679.