County Digest

January 27, 2012

Archive interns

The Maryland State Archives is accepting applications for its summer student intern program. Internships are open to high school and undergraduate- or graduate-level college 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 June 6-Aug. 14.

Qualifications include academic excellence, preferably with an interest in history, archival science, library science, computer science, American studies, African-American studies, museum studies or related fields. For information and application details go to

Applications must be postmarked on or before April 2, and applicants will be notified of decisions by April 30. In addition to the paid summer program, student internships are available for academic or community service credit throughout the year.

Camps for disabled

The Commission on Disability Issues encourages parents of youth ages 5 to 21 with disabilities to attend a Summer Camp Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Staff members from the Bureau of Recreation and Parks will be available to discuss opportunities in the department's Adaptive Day Camps and Summer Fun Centers. The fair will also showcase the department's other summer programs.

Early camp registration will be available for those attending the fair; $75 will hold a registration with a check or money order made payable to Anne Arundel County. Online and mail-in registration will be available Feb. 15.

Youth volunteer options are available for those entering seventh through ninth grades. The Volunteer Summer Serve Program will provide middle school students with the opportunity to be peer mentors to youths with disabilities at the Adaptive Day Camps. Applications are due by May 4. Information: Wendy Scarborough, 410-222-7313.

Light House fundraiser

Heritage Baptist Church will host its sixth annual SOUPer Bowl Lunch for the Annapolis Light House Shelter from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at 1740 Forest Drive in Annapolis. Guest servers include House of Delegates Michael E. Busch and Annapolis city council members Fred Paone, Shelia Finlayson and Classie Hoyle. Soups will be prepared by chef Zachary Pope of Roundz Gourmet Market & Catering. All money collected will be given to the shelter. Information: 410-263-6680 or go to

Restaurant week

The annual Annapolis Restaurant Week takes place Feb. 20-26. Forty-one restaurants will offer two-course, fixed-priced lunches for $15.95 and three-course, fixed-price dinners for $32.95. For the first time, fixed-price breakfast for $12.95 will be offered at Metropolitan Kitchen and Miss Shirley's Cafe. Menus and contact information for participating restaurants can be found at Advance reservations are encouraged.

Call for artists

Artists of all ages who have disabilities and are county residents are invited to submit artwork to the 2012 Artists With Disabilities Art Exhibit. The showing will feature more than 20 works. An opening-night reception will be held April 19 at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St. in Annapolis. Selected artwork will be on display through June 15.

Entry procedures and application forms are available at the Disability Commission's website at Up to three works may be entered. Submission deadline is Feb. 20, and decisions will be announced by March 9. For more information, e-mail


Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church, 429 Asbury Drive in Severna Park, will host a Pre-Super Bowl Fiesta on Sunday, Jan. 29, after the 10 a.m. worship service. The fiesta will include a buffet of Super Bowl favorites with desserts, a chili cook-off, hot wing cook-off, Ravens-Steelers trivia face-off, Super Bowl playoff winner's face-off and games. Comedian Sam "The Juice" Crowder performs at halftime. All are invited and are encouraged to wear their team's jersey and colors. Information: 410-647-3461.

'Good Bugs, Bad Bugs'

The Annapolis Horticulture Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Michael Raupp speaks on "Good Bugs and Bad Bugs." Open to the public. Enter through the side entrance from Charles Street or through the rear entrance off the South Street parking lot. Information:

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