County briefs

April 16, 2010

Radio club

The Anne Arundel Radio Club will hold an eight-week course leading to obtaining a General Class Amateur Radio (HAM) License, beginning Saturday in the organization's clubhouse at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge and Wayson roads. The course is free but students are responsible for purchasing the General Class License Manual. Classes are 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Information or to register: 410-923-0229 or e-mail n3mb@arrl.net.

Festival

A "Spring Craft Festival" will be held Saturday and April 25 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. For hours and more information, call 410-923-3400 or go to aacountyfair.org.

Poster contest

The annual Mentoring Poster Contest, sponsored by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable, is under way. Contest is open to all school-age youth in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis who have been in a mentored relationship or who seek a mentor.

Posters should show how being mentored has helped the student be a better person.

Prizes will be awarded for the best posters in each category — elementary, middle and high schools — that express the contest's theme in the most creative and original way. Posters must be postmarked by May 21.

Information and entry forms: call 410-897-9207 or go to volunteerannearundel.org.

Art contest

The Annapolis Police Department is holding its annual "McGruff and Me" art contest. Participants ages 5 to 18 are asked to create original artwork depicting the participant and McGruff the Crime Dog engaged in an activity that is good for the community.

Every entrant will receive a certificate. First-, second- and third-place winners and one honorable mention in each age group will be guests at National Night Out 2010 on Aug. 23, receive a trophy and have their work framed and put on display.

Entries should be submitted by May 28. Information and contest guidelines: 410-268-9000, ext. 7331, or 410-268-9000.

Reunion

Arundel High School Class of 1960 will hold its 50th reunion Sept. 9-11 with a picnic, dinner, breakfast, an evening at Blob's Park and more. Information: Robert Stansbury at 410-471-2805, rhstansbury@msn.com or arundel1960hsreunion.com.

Census assistance

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and five of its senior activity centers will be U.S. Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers for seniors and the public through Monday. Locations and times are:

•Annapolis, 119 S. Villa Ave. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Arnold, 44 Church Road. 9 a.m. to noon.

O'Malley, 1275 Odenton Road, Odenton. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pasadena, 4103 Mountain Road. 9 a.m. to noon.

Pascal, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Information: 410-222-4464.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting service on the following days and times at 199 Taylor Ave.:

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays

The fee is $5 per fingerprint card, and the person being printed must supply the cards. Check or money order only. Information: 410-268-9000.

Fundraising banquet

The One Hundred Club of Anne Arundel County will hold its 10th annual fundraising banquet on April 26 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. The organization assists families of paid and volunteer firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical workers who die in the line of duty. At the banquet, the club will name a scholarship winner and recognize current employees and volunteers. The banquet begins at 6 p.m.

Information and tickets: Charlie Parks, 410-437-3139.

Historic house tours

The Anne Arundel 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 through Saturdays. Group tours are by appointment. The Kuethe Library for Historical and Genealogical Research, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly with the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays year-round. Information: 410-760-9679.

Dance classes

Ballet Theatre of Maryland offers dance classes and workshops at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Information and registration cost: 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.org.

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