Anne Arundel County digest

April 22, 2011

Fishing tournament

The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association hosts its annual rockfish tournament, "Championship on the Chesapeake," Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. The tournament attracts thousands of anglers each year, all hoping to win prizes including a $100,000 check. Along with the overall awards, the tournament includes daily, weigh-station, catch-and-release and children's prizes. Information: 410-255-5535 or mssa.net.

Charity golf

The Rotary Club of Annapolis, Annapolis Lions Club, Annapolis Optimists Club and Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89 are hosting the 2nd annual "Golfing for Charity" event on May 17 at the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with announcements at 8:15 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The $100 per person fee includes golf, cart, continental breakfast, unlimited beverages and snacks on the course, lunch, and an additional free round of golf. Golfers must register by Saturday, April 30. Registration should be mailed to Matt Ficca, 162 Conduit St., Annapolis, 21401. Make checks payable to "Annapolis Charities: Golfing for Charity" or the specific civic group you support. Proceeds will be donated to local charities and for projects that these groups have supported through the years. Information: 410-279-1969, Eric Edstrom at edstrom.eric@yahoo.com, Matt Ficca at mficca@comcast.net or annapolisrotary.org.

Auditions

Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for the roles of four men and four women in the "Language of Angels" at 7:30 p.m. May 9-10, with callbacks on May 11, at Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie. Information: director Terry Averill, arch.plan@verizon.net.

Ballet open houses

In observance of National Dance Week, Ballet 40/60 will hold observational open houses through May 1 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Ballet 40/60 classes are designed for adults over 40 who have little or no experience in ballet, as well as for those coming back to ballet after some time away. The class was developed by instructor Barbara Owen to increase strength, flexibility, balance and awareness of body alignment. Information and registration: 410-2801366, 410-703-7131 or marylandhall.org.

Children's gala

The Children's Theatre of Annapolis will hold its annual gala and fundraising event, "Night in Camelot," at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis. Event will include food and drink, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and dancing. Tickets are $75 per person. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Book sale

The Anne Arundel County Historical Society will hold its semiannual book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 19 Crain Highway. Information: 410-647-0936.

Guided arboretum walks

On Saturdays through November, visitors can explore Adkins Arboretum's diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by one of an arboretum naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through beech trees, traverse the native meadows and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside. The 11 a.m. walks are free for members and free with admission for the public. The hourlong tours begin at the visitors center. Information: 410-634-2847.

Radio club

The Anne Arundel Radio Club will conduct a free eight-week course leading to a general class amateur radio (ham) license on Saturdays, beginning April 23. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, 3789 Queen Anne Bridge Road. Students will be responsible for buying the general class license manual. It can be purchased from the club on its website, arrl.org, and students can reserve a copy at a discount. Registration and information: Holly Bevan at 410-923-0229 or email n3mb@arrl.net, or Steve Hanlon at 410-987-7835 or email wm30@arrl.net.

Vendors needed

Fort Meade's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Special Events seeks food, beverage and novelty vendors to participate in its Independence Day celebration on July 4. Information: 301-677-7785 or email jean.jordan@us.army.mil.

Golf tournament

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host a best-ball-format golf tournament, "Chip in for the Arts," on Thursday, 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.

Concert

The Peabody Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Harlan Parker, performs at 2 p.m. May 7 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-269-5343.

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