County digest

September 03, 2010

Food drive

Members of the Annapolis Police Department and Maryland Special Olympics athletes will collect nonperishable food items for the Light House Shelter from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Graul's Market, 607 Taylor Ave., Safeway, 1781 Forest Drive and Giant, 948 Bay Ridge Ave. Donations will also be accepted at the Annapolis Police Department, 199 Taylor Ave. Information: 410-268-9000.

Heritage awards

Four Rivers seeks nominations for its annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and supporting historical legacy. Nominations forms are available at fourriversheritage.org or by calling 410-222-1805. Deadline for nominations is Sept. 24.

Life Casting Workshop

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is offering a new "Life Casting Workshop" for adults. Life Casting is the art of creating molds of the human form that replicate the subject in a 3-D format. Molds can be made of any part of the body, including a full-body cast. This three-day workshop in which students learn the history of life casting and get hands-on experience with the process, takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 13, 20 and 27 at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The workshop is for ages 18 and older. Class is $250 tuition/$25 membership/$10 registration. Workshops will be taught by life casting artist Ann Lyneah Curtis. Registration and information: 410-263-5544 or marylandhall.org.

Auditions

•The Colonial Players of Annapolis will hold auditions at 2 p.m. Sept. 13 for ages 8 to 15 and at 7 p.m. for those 16 and older for its production of "A Christmas Carol" at 2132 Reynard Court. Those interested should bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 bars of an upbeat song, and tell a short joke. Information: Debbie Barber-Eaton, 443-994-1794 or e-mail chantooz@comcast.net.

•The Anne Arundel Community College Theatre will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14 in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold, for its fall production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." All roles are open. Information: 410-777-7125.

Singers needed

Encore Chorale, a choral program for singers 55 and older, seeks 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 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.

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. Deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 10. 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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