Anne Arundel County digest

March 18, 2011

Maryland Day

Historical and cultural institutions in Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County are offering special tours, events, and programming for $1 or less as part of the annual Maryland Day celebration Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27. The celebration will also include historic sites not usually open to the public, programs developed for Maryland Day, costumed re-enactors, exhibits and family activities. Area businesses and restaurants are offering special packages and deals to commemorate the weekend. The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town, and South County sponsors the event. A list of the weekend's activities is available at marylandday.org or at visitor centers and participating sites.

Caregivers conference

Family and professional caregivers, social workers, nurses and others can get information and access resources at the Caregivers' Conference being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Sponsors include Morningside House at Friendship, AA Medical Center's Lifeline Program, and Home Instead Senior Care. The Alzheimer's Association, Active Day Care Centers of Annapolis and Pasadena, Gero-Resources LLC, and Somerford Place of Annapolis are conference supporters. Free respite care is being offered by Active Day Center of Pasadena, 410-255-2879, and Active Day Center of Annapolis, 410-573-9100. Call by April 5 for reservations.

$10 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch as well as materials. Social work continuing education units require an additional $10. Registration should be made by April 4. Call 410-222-4464, ext. 3043, go to http://www.aacounty.org/aging, or by stopping by the county Department of Aging and Disabilities, 2666 Riva Road, Fourth Floor, Annapolis.

Summer internship program

The Maryland State Archives is accepting applications for its summer student intern program that is open to high school and undergraduate or graduate students attending Maryland schools or Maryland residents attending out-of-state schools. These are paid internships that include experience and training in archival records management, digital imaging and historical research methods.

The 10-week program runs from June 8 through Aug. 16. Qualifications for applicants include academic excellence, preferably with an interest in history, archival science, library science, computer science, American studies or related fields. The application process is competitive and details can be accessed on the organization's website at msa.md.gov/msa/educ/html/interns.html. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 5. Applicants will be notified of decisions by April 29.

Information: Emily Oland Squires, director of research and student outreach, Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, 21401 or by e-mail at emilyo@mdsa.net.

Theater

The Colonial Players' production of "Company," Stephen Sondheim's musical about life and love in Manhattan, runs through April 16, at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $15 and $20, and are available at thecolonialplayers.org or 410-268-7373. This weekend, patrons can buy one ticket at half price for each full-price ticket purchased.

Spring event

Archbishop Spalding High School holds its annual "Spalding Spring Sensation," a benefit auction and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, in the school's athletic center, 8080 New Cut Road in Severn. The event, "African Safari," features a catered buffet, an open bar, and a live and silent auction. In addition, raffle tickets are available for $100 with a chance to win $6,000 cash or free tuition for the 2011-2012 school year. Tickets are $75 per person. Reservations recommended. For more information, to donate an auction item, purchase raffle tickets or make reservations, call 410-969-9105, ext 243 or go to archbishopspalding.org.

Open house for Wellness House

The Wellness House of Annapolis will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, for community members interested in learning more about the organization and its support programs for families, children, patients, survivors and caregivers. Staff and volunteers will answer questions at the center, 2625 Mas Que Farm Road. Information: 410-990-0941.

Golf tournament for Maryland Hall

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host a best-ball-format golf tournament, "Chip in for the Arts," on April 28 at Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena. Each player on the first-place team will receive a round of golf, a gift certificate to the Compass Pointe Pro Shop and a championship plaque. Prizes will also be awarded for second- and third-place finishes.

Cost is $150 per person or $500 for a foursome. Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 25.

Rotary 5K run/walk

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