County Briefs

August 23, 2009

County fair vendors

The Anne Arundel County Fair is accepting merchandise and service 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.

Musical director needed

Children's Theatre of Annapolis is seeking a director for its spring production of "Willy Wonka Jr.," which is scheduled to be performed in March. The 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.

Senior Olympics

The Summer Maryland Senior Olympics will be held 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, have 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.

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 Nov. 6 during the Induction Luncheon Celebration at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 135 West St. in Annapolis.

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.

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.

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