County Briefs

August 16, 2009

Auditions workshop

Spaces are still available in the Children's Theatre of Annapolis' "Preparing for an Audition" workshops being held 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. Workshops are for ages 12-18 and include tips on preparing for an audition, and the opportunity to do a mock audition and have it critiqued by a director. Students will also be guided on selecting and presenting a song, mental preparation, what a director would look for, how to prepare for a reading from a script and how to dress. Cost for the workshops is $60. Call 410-757-2281 or go to

Carnival in Edgewater

The annual "Backyard Carnival" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the South County Senior Activity Center, 27 Stepney's Lane in Edgewater. Games, prizes, refreshments, a moon bounce and pony rides are among the scheduled activities. Event will be held rain or shine, admission is free. For more information, call 410-222-1927.

Senior Olympics

The Summer Maryland Senior Olympics will be held Saturday through Nov. 1 at various locations in the area.

Included in the sports events are swimming, track and field, archery, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, racquetball, softball, table tennis and volleyball. Events are scheduled in Boyds, Cambridge, Columbia, Eldersburg, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Landover, Laytonsville, Olney, Parkton, Rockville and Silver Spring.

Competition will be held in men's and women's divisions in these age groups: 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 90-94 and 95 plus. If participant numbers are insufficient, groups may be combined for competition purposes. Medals will be awarded within each division and age category for the top three finishers, with ribbons for fourth to sixth place.

Participation is open only to Maryland residents ages 50 and older who live, work or own property in Maryland.

To register and more information, call 240-777-8080 or go to

Juried show submissions

The deadline for photograph submissions for the show "Local Lens: Images of South County and the Bay" at the Capt. Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road, has been extended to Sept. 13. Photographs should focus on South County or the Chesapeake Bay, be at least 8 inches in one dimension, been taken this summer, and be framed or matted. Adults, children and professional photographers can submit up to three pictures. No fee. For details and entry forms, call 410-867-4486.

County fair vendors

The Anne Arundel County Fair is accepting merchandise and service-type vendor applications for this year's fair, scheduled for Sept. 16-20 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. Fees start at $250 for outdoor and $395 for indoor space. No food vendors accepted.

For more information, call 410-923-3400 or go to and click on vendor information under quick links.

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 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.

Volunteer hall of fame

Nominations are being accepted for the Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Awards, given to honor volunteer projects that have the most impact in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis.

Volunteer projects sponsored by local nonprofits or faith-based organizations, local businesses, government agencies and other groups are eligible.

Nomination forms are available online at or call 410-897-9207. Deadline is Oct. 19.

Award winners will be announced on Nov. 6 during the Induction Luncheon Celebration at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 135 West St. in Annapolis.

Musical director needed

Children's Theatre of Annapolis seeks a director for its spring production of "Willy Wonka Jr." which is scheduled to be performed in March. Age group of the performers is 8 to 14 years old. Auditions for the play will be held Dec. 12-13. Interested directors can submit their resumes online at, attention Debra Engler. Information: 410-757-2281.

Philanthropist nominations

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County seeks nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual or family with a record of exceptional generosity. The foundation also seeks nominations for its Volunteer of the Year and Youth Philanthropist of the Year awards. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 11. Call 410-280-1102 for more information.

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