County Digest

August 19, 2011

Rotary International

District 7620 of Rotary International will host the Rotary Foundation Seminar and Super Summit from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. District 7620 encompasses Rotary Clubs in Central Maryland and Washington.

Topics of the seminar will include basic education and literacy, peace and conflict resolution, maternal and child health, water and sanitation, economic and community development, and disease prevention and treatment.

Keynote speaker is Joe Mulkerrin, Regional Rotary Foundation Chair, who will lead a workshop titled "Future Vision." Peter Kyle, a former Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar and member of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in Washington, will discuss the Rotary Peace Scholars program and provide an update on their activities during a panel discussion. Carl Schneider, a member of the Rotary Club of Annapolis, will introduce the District Scholars from Italy and Japan. Fee is $25 and includes breakfast.

Registration and information: Sherry Whitworth at 301-829-2010 or and click on Super Summit Registration.


Children's Theatre of Annapolis will hold auditions for its fall production of "A Tribute to Ronald Dahl: The Witches." Auditions will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis. The Show will be directed by Emily Cory and performed on Oct. 14-16, and 21-23.

Information: 410-757-2281 or


The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society's annual raffle is under way. First prize is $5,000; tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the society's West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival on Oct. 16 at the Capt. Salem Avery Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road. Proceeds will be used to support the museum's programs and activities, as well as to help with building and grounds maintenance and repairs. Tickets can be purchased by mailing a check payable to the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, 20764 or by calling 410 867 4486. Local merchants and society members will also sell tickets.

AACC fall registration

Registration for the fall session classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College is under way at the seven senior activity centers operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. Classes begin the week of Oct. 3.

For a class schedule, visit the senior center you wish to attend or go to and click on a center for its list of courses. Tuition is waived for those 60 and older, but there is an administrative fee of $80. This one-time fee covers all courses taken for the semester. Seniors 55-59 must pay the $80 administrative fee plus $40 per course. A tuition waiver form must be certified by the Social Security Administration to exempt permanently disabled seniors from paying the $40 fee per course, but they will still be responsible for the $80 administrative fee. Some classes may have an additional fee for supplies or textbooks.

For more information, call the center of choice at: Annapolis 410-222-1818; Arnold 410-222-1922; Brooklyn Park 410-222-6847; O'Malley 410-222-6227; Pasadena 410-222-0030; Pascal 410-222-6680; South County 410-222-1927.

Senior Olympics

Registration is under way for the 2011 Maryland Senior Olympics being held through Nov. 6 at various locations statewide. The games have 21 sports with more than 100 events; they include volleyball, basketball, track and field events, bowling, table tennis, archery, horseshoes, racquetball, badminton, billiards, lawn bowling, softball, tennis and swimming.

Cost to participate in one event is $20, and $5 for each additional one. Registration deadline is 30 days before your first event's start date.

To register and get more information, call 240-777-8080 or go to

Call for artists

Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, invites artists 18 and older to enter its fall juried exhibition. Selected artwork will be on display at the gallery Sept. 17 through Oct. 15. Kelly Richard, manager of the gallery, will judge the exhibition. Information: $10-544-2299 or email

Foreign exchange student

The Rotary Club of Annapolis seeks candidates for its International Outbound High School Foreign Exchange Student program. The opening is for a nine-month period in the fall of 2012. The student must be between ages 15 and 181/2 at departure for overseas. Interviews will be held Sept. 6-8. The club will consider 10 candidates on a first-come, first-served basis. Further potential interviews, including parents, will be held in early November in York, Pa. Selections will be announced later in November during an overnight outing in York, which includes meeting current exchange students. Information: Jim Ludwick at 410-695-1556 or

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