Anne Arundel County digest

January 15, 2011

'Recycle Forward'

Hillsmere Elementary School in Annapolis is participating in this program, which recycles used technology to raise money for new technology. There will be a community drive through the end of the school year for donations of used cell phones, inkjet and laser cartridges, old laptops, PDAs, iPods, MP3 players, video games, GPS systems, DVDs, calculators, LCD monitors and digital cameras. "Recycle Forward" is a joint effort between "Cartridges for Kids," a recycling program that pays cash to schools, and "Digital Wish," a nonprofit that works to bring technology into the hands of educators. Donations may be dropped off at the school, 3052 Arundel on the Bay Road, or arrange a pickup by contacting Kristen Kasprow at 410-990-9542 or kgkasprow@gmail.com.

Auditions

The Pasadena Theatre Company will hold auditions for Ken Ludwig's comedy, "Lend Me a Tenor," at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Abundant Life Church, 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. Four men and four women who can play ages 25-60 are needed. No appointments necessary. Performance will be held three weekends in June at the Chesapeake Arts Center. Information: ptcshows.com.

Baseball league

The Chesapeake Men's Senior Baseball League is seeking teams and/or players to fill rosters for the coming season. There are divisions for players over age 25, over 35 and over 45. Each team will play 20 to 22 games. Players must meet the minimum age requirement for their division by Dec. 31. Information: chesapeakemshl.com.

Open rehearsal

Encore Chorale, a choral program for singers 55 and older, will hold an open house rehearsal from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway in 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.

New license requirements for anglers

Effective Jan. 1, Maryland made significant changes to sport fishing license requirements. Call 410-656-9526 or go to http://www.dnr.state.md.us/service/fishing_license.asp for details on the changes, the new fee structure and exemptions.

Senior Idol

The fifth annual Maryland Senior Competition and Benefit will be held March 30 at the Chesapeake Arts Center Theater, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Auditions take place Feb. 18 at the Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie. Rules, registration forms, and a photo release and consent form will be available at all seven senior centers in Anne Arundel County or online at aacounty.org/aging. The contest is open to anyone who has not sung for a living and is at least 60 years old. Information: 410-222-6680.

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.

Disability issues

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues has added an e-mail notification feature to its website that provides information on disability issues. Sign-up and information: http://www.aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.

Youth volunteer guide

The Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Guide is available for downloading free on the center's website, volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can also be ordered for $5 each. Mail checks to Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis 21401, or make a purchase at the center during regular business hours. Information: 410-897-9207.

Register your bike

The Annapolis Police Department has announced a new bicycle registration program. When an owner registers a bike, the owner's name, address, phone number, bike's serial number, manufacturer and color are recorded in the Police Department's database. Any resident of Annapolis can register a bike. To schedule an appointment, call Cpl. Craig Medley at 410-268-9000, ext. 7225, or e-mail him at cemedley@annapolis.gov. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a communitywide registration.

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.

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