County Briefs

July 19, 2009

Camp masterpiece

Artists will give classes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Road in Annapolis. Works by famous artists from different eras will be discussed; included will be images, biographies and quotes. For ages 4 and older.

Cost is $14, $12 for members.

For more information, call 410-990-1993.

Gardening classes

The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will hold a series of free vegetable gardening classes for beginning gardeners. All classes are held at 7 p.m. at St. Margaret's Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road in Annapolis.

"Pests and Diseases of the Vegetable Garden" will be offered Tuesday and "Harvesting and Storing Vegetables" on July 28.

Information: 410-222-6757.

Musical auditions

The Pasadena Theatre Company will hold auditions for the fall musical production of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up, based on a novel by John R. Powers. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Abundant Life Church, 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. Performance dates are Sept. 26 through Oct. 11 at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park.

The company is looking for people to portray nuns, priests and students from elementary to high school.

For more information, call Chuck Dick at 410-917-2911 or go to ptcshows.com.

Temporary driving range

Golfers at Fort Meade can now hit balls at a new temporary driving range adjacent to McGlachlin Parade Field.

New 12-lane range takes place of the original that was removed to make way for construction earlier this year and is open for walk-on use from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Veterans are eligible to play with a copy of their DD214, which they have to bring only once to be able to play all season.

There is also a tax-free pro golf shop.

Information: 301-677-4333.

Summer hours

The Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis, is operating on its summer schedule. Hours remain in effect through Sept. 6:

Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Mondays and Tuesdays: closed.

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Information: 410-216-6186.

Belly-dancing classes

Classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers will be held 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through July 29 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Cost is $145. Call 410-263-5544 or go to marylandhall.org.

Youth sports fall sign-up

The Southern Athletics Association is accepting registrations for football, cheerleading and girls softball. Call 443-336-6672 for football; 240-464-3492 for cheerleading and softball.

Historic house tours

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 offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Group tours are given by appointment.

The house and outbuildings interpret the agricultural heritage of northern Anne Arundel County.

The Kuethe Library for Historical and Genealogical Research at 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly with the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday year-round.

Information: 410-760-9679.

Day camp

The Tawes Garden in Annapolis offers a Natural Resources Club Day Camp for children ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 12 who enjoy the outdoors and are interested in nature.

Camps will be held 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and include nature crafts and activities and field trips to parks and nature centers.

Camps for ages 6 to 9 are July 27-31. Cost is $140.

Camps are limited to 12 children.

Applications are available in the Tawes Garden Gift Shop and online at www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/tawesgarden.html.

Information: 410-260-8189.

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