County digest

August 14, 2010

Singers needed

Encore Chorale, a choral program for singers age 55 and older, seeks interested singers for its fall season at Anne Arundel Community College beginning Sept. 13. The chorale meets at 2 p.m. Mondays at the college, 101 College Parkway, Arnold. Singers improve their voice, make new acquaintances, and prepare to join other Encore Chorales from Virginia, Maryland and Washington for holiday concerts. Information: 301-261-5747.

Training session

The Annapolis Police Department will hold a training session, "Parents' Guide to Gangs," from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at 199 Taylor Ave. Participants will be taught warning signs, basic gang identifiers and how to talk to children about gangs. Information: 410-268-9000.

Police academy

The next session of the Citizen's Police Academy begins Oct. 4 at the Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Ave. The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays for seven weeks. Anyone interested in attending must complete an application, which can be found on the department's website: http://www.ci.annapolis.md.us/government/departments/policedepartment.aspx.

County fair vendors needed

The Anne Arundel County Fair is accepting merchandise and service businesses for the annual fair, Sept. 15-19. Information: 410-923-3400 or info@aacountyfair.org and leave a detailed message about your business.

Preservation Awards nominations

The Historic Annapolis Foundation seeks nominations for its annual Preservation Awards, which highlight outstanding efforts within the city and its historic district. Forms and information: John Guild at 410-990-4708 or e-mail him at john.guild@annapolis.org. Forms can be obtained from annapolis.org. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Aug. 15.

Philanthropist nominations

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is seeking nominations for its annual Philanthropist of the Year award. This award is presented to an individual, couple or family with a record of exceptional generosity through direct financial support, demonstrating outstanding civic and charitable responsibility that encourages others to become philanthropic leaders. Forms can be downloaded at cfaac.org and submitted with supporting documents by fax to 410-280-1104 or by mail to Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, 914 Bay Ridge Road, Suite 220, Annapolis 21403. Information: 410-280-1102.

Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released its 2010-2011 Youth Resource Guide, which provides information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at volunteerannearundel.org. A limited number of hard copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.

Farmers' markets

•The Severna Park Farmers' Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Ritchie Highway and Jones Station road. Information: 410-827-9192.

•The Westfield Annapolis Farmers' Market is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 27 at 2123 Generals Highway in the mall parking lot next to Sears Automotive. Information: 410-349-0317.

•The Riva Road Farmers' Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Oct. 26 and Saturdays through Dec. 18 at Riva Road and Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. Information: 410-349-0317.

•The Piney Orchard Farmers' Market is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 24 at the Piney Orchard Community & Visitors Center parking lot, Stream Valley Drive off Route 170. Information: 410-867-9162.

•The Deale Farmers' Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28 at 5965 Deale Churchton Road, Deale. Information: 410-867-4993.

All of the farmers' markets accept WIC and Senior FMNP checks.

Law enforcement

The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. The program offers information on career activities.

Meetings are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at police headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-268-9000 or at the office.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. Service will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. 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.

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