The Department of Aging and Disabilities is seeking seniors 80 and older who are mentally sharp and in good health as possible candidates for the National Institute on Aging's Insight into Determinants of Exceptional Aging and Longevity study.
All qualified participants will receive a yearly complete physical examination, including tests of strength, stamina and mental sharpness. This will help the study directors to observe the aging process and to identify the secrets of aging well.
'Women in Industry'
The YWCA's annual "Tribute to Women in Industry" awards dinner, where companies honor executive and professional female employees who have made significant contributions to their workplace and community, will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle.
The event also recognizes local companies that promote professional growth and development for female employees.
All proceeds benefit the TWIN program and YWCA services supporting victims of domestic violence programs.
Advance ticket purchase is required for this event, which is open to the public. Individual tickets and sponsorship packages may be purchased at annapolisywca.org. Tickets are $85 per person, $65 for previous honorees.
For more information, call Stephen Isler at 410-626-7800, ext. 118 or e mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Anthem auditions
The Bowie Baysox will host auditions March 10 for those who want to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at home games.
Prince George's Stadium gates open at 9 a..m. for registration and auditions begin at 9:30 a.m. Every participant must register, and auditions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions will be held rain or shine, and reservations for audition times will not be accepted.
Auditions must be done in person; no CD's, cassettes or videos will be accepted for review.
For directions and more information, go to baysox.com.
Triathlon set April 14
The 6th Annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held April 14 in Severna Park.
The 800-yard swim, 91/2-mile bike ride and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. and on the Baltimore/Annapolis Trail. Participants may also sign up for the "Flamingo Feat," with a 1,600-yard swim, 18-mile bike ride and 6-mile run.
Check-in begins at 6 a.m. and the first group of swimmers starts at 7 a.m. Fee is $50, $90 for a relay team of two and $135 for a three-person relay team.
To register and for more information, go to spyaquatics.org or active.com.
The Rotary Club of Annapolis is accepting scholarship applications from seniors graduating from Annapolis high schools, including home-schooled students.
Up to four cash scholarship awards of $1,000 each are available to area students who plan to attend an accredited college or university and who have demonstrated a commitment to community service.
Relatives of Rotary members are ineligible. Deadline for applications is April 1.
For an application and more information, email email@example.com or go to annapolisrotary.org/scholarships.
Arts center gala
The Chesapeake Arts Center's annual gala will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport, 7032 Elm Road.
This year's theme, "Believe in Magic," is in honor of Harry Houdini's birthday. Music will be provided by the acoustic duo Rick and Regina. In addition, magician Spencer Horsman will perform a show to honor Houdini. Evening includes hors d' oeuvres, an open bar, dinner, dancing and a silent auction.
Tickets are $110 ($40 tax-deductible) or $1,000 for a table of 10 and can be purchased by calling 410-636-6597.
Human relations panel
The county Human Relations Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy.
The 11-member commission is a volunteer body established to promote fairness, eliminate discrimination and harassment in both public and private sectors, and advance understanding and effective communication among people of different backgrounds and cultures.
Applicants must be at least 18, county residents and able to attend evening meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Legal experience is preferred but not required. Interested people should send a resume and letter of intent to: Johnelka Stafford, 44 Calvert St., Room 330, Annapolis 2140.
Nominations are being accepted for the seventh annual Mentoring Awards, which recognize people who are striving to make a difference in the lives of young people.
Nominations should be submitted for the following categories: school-based; volunteer of the year; community-based; business-based; faith-based; mentor of the year; peer; and lifetime.
Nominations should be submitted by close of business on Wednesday, Feb. 29, to the Volunteer Center For Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, 21401. Forms can be downloaded from volunteerannearundel.org.