County Digest

May 11, 2012

Classical music concert

Soprano Emily Casey performs in the Galilee Fine Arts Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The program will end with a duet from "Phantom of the Opera." Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to help defray expenses. Information: 410-255-8236.

Music festival

This year's Silopanna Music Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. The complete lineup will be announced June 11. For tickets and more information, go to

Caregiver workshops

"Caring for You" workshops, offered by the Department of Aging and Disabilities, will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, May 14 and 21, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Workshops will deal with dementia, caring for others and caring for oneself. The free workshops will also teach behavior-management skills for everyday life. To register, call 410-222-4464, ext. 3043 or go to

'Going to St. Ives'

The Colonial Players present this drama about an English eye surgeon and the mother of an African dictator confronting a moral dilemma through Saturday, May 19, at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. There is also a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, May 13. Tickets are $15 and $20. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-7373 or go to

Open house

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Severna Park Health Association, 714 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Event provides information on eating more healthfully and losing weight. Information: 410-544-0539.

Summer nature camps

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

Museum open house

The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, has resumed its Sunday open house schedule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Study of old age

The Department of Aging and Disabilities seeks people 80 and older who are mentally acute and in good health as possible candidates for the National Institute on Aging's study on longevity.

All qualified participants will receive a complete physical examination, including tests of strength, stamina and mental acuity.

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 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

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.

'Operation Paperback'

This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than a million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at Please put "books" in the subject line.

To learn more about the program, go to operationpaperback.org

Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, which provides information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at Printed copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.

Disability issues

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