County digest

August 20, 2010

Auditions

The Colonial Players will hold auditions 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at 2132 Reynard Court, for roles in the mystery "Earth and Sky," running Oct. 29-Nov. 20. There are roles for six men in their early 20s through 50, and three women in their early 20s and 30s. Information: 410-339-6775 or cplayers.com

Vision and hearing screenings

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health vision and hearing technicians and school nurses will conduct mandated vision and hearing screenings in public schools for children in preschool, kindergarten, first and eighth grade, and for students new to Anne Arundel County schools. Special education students receiving speech therapy may also be recommended for screening. Department vision and hearing technicians also administer vision and hearing screenings at private schools, nurseries and day care programs to assure that the appropriate children are screened. Children who wear glasses should bring them to school on the day of the screening.

Students in the following schools and programs will be screened in August:

Wednesday, Aug. 25: Childtime Learning Center.

Thursday and Friday, Aug. 26 and 27: Beaver Creek Childcare, Edinboro Early School.

Aug. 30: Hannah More School.

Aug. 30-31: St. Margaret's Day School.

Aug. 31: Children's Guild, Children's World Learning Center at NSA.

Children are screened in order to detect vision or hearing problems that may impair their ability to perform successfully in school. If a potential deficiency is detected, a letter is sent to the parents informing them of the results. The parents are advised to contact the child's doctor for further testing and advice. Information: 410-222-6838.

Singers needed

Encore Chorale, a choral program for singers ages 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 voices, make new acquaintances, and prepare to join other Encore Chorales from Virginia, Maryland and Washington for holiday concerts. Information: 301-261-5747.

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 still 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.

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