County Digest

March 09, 2012

Fruit sale for charity

The Severn River Lions club will be selling fresh Florida oranges and ruby red grapefruit at Severna Park High School on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The proceeds from the event will support vision and hearing screening, eyeglasses for the needy, youth programs, local student scholarships and other causes. The group will take orders through March 17 or sell fruit for cash at the event. To place an advance order, call Lion Ollie at 410-647-7338 or Lion Nancy, at 410-439-5770. Email orders to, or order online at

Arbor Day race

Adkins Arboretum hosts its 7th annual race to celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, April 7, at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. The event features a 5K run, a one-mile family fun run/walk and a 100-yard dash for kids. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the kids' dash taking place at 8:45 a.m. The family run/walk starts at 9 a.m. "Green" prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided. 5K participants will receive white oak saplings in honor of Arbor Day. To register and more information, call 410-634-2847 or go to

Baysox fans: No smoking!

The Bowie Baysox have announced a no-smoking policy at Prince George's Stadium. Smoking will no longer be permitted at the end of the third base concourse. While smoking will be restricted inside the stadium, it will be permitted in specified areas outside the front gates. Fans leaving the stadium will have the opportunity to re-enter with a valid game ticket.


Course in ham radio

The Anne Arundel Radio Club will hold an entry-level amateur radio technician license course in five sessions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting March 17 at the Davidsonville Recreation Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road. The course covers all modern aspects of ham radio. Morse code is no longer required. Free hand-held radios will be given (while supplies last) upon successful completion of the course and license exam. To register and more information, call Rick at 301-855-2278.

Study of old age

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 study into what determines a person's longevity.

All qualified participants will receive a 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.

Information: 855-804-3325.

'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 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

Triathlon set April 14

The sixth 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. The 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 or

Rotary scholarships

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 or go to

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.

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