County Digest

March 23, 2012

'Alice,' the musical

A musical based on the "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass' will be performed April 13-22 at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Road. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. performances Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15, $12 for children 12 and younger and adults 60 and older. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Summer nature camps

Registration is now under way for Adkins Arboretum's summer nature camps in June and July. Fees vary and advance registration is required. To register and more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or go to adkinsarboretum.org.

Museum open house

The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, resumes its Sunday open house schedule beginning Sunday, March 25, with the statewide observation of Maryland Day. The museum will remain open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.

Theater performance

The Colonial Players' production of "The Spitfire Grill" runs through April 21 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15 and $20. For tickets, showtimes and more information, call 410-268-7373 or go to thecolonialplayers.org.

Arbor Day race

Adkins Arboretum hosts its seventh annual race to celebrate Arbor Day on April 7 at 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. The event features a 5K run, a 1-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. For registration and more information, call 410-634-2847 or go to adkinsarboretum.org.

Study of old age

The Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks 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. The study will help its 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 will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 6 at the Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle.

The event lets companies honor executive and professional female employees who have made significant contributions to their workplace and community. It 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.

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 email him at sisler@ywcaaac.org.

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.

For registration and more information, go to spyaquatics.org or active.com.

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 cf1729@yahoo.com or go to annapolisrotary.org/scholarships.

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 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. Applicants should send a resume and letter of intent to: Johnelka Stafford, 44 Calvert St., Room 330, Annapolis 21401.

Information: 410-222-1234.

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