Anne Arundel County Digest

August 02, 2012

Lighthouse tours

Tours of the Thomas Point Lighthouse continue Saturdays, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. There are three tours a day, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., and visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70 per person, and reservations are required. Information: 410-295-0104.

Coaching clinic

Leadership Through Athletics has announced that this year's coaching clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 and led by University of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon. Cost is $25. For tickets and more information, call 410-744-0900 or 410-737-2117.

Art workshops

The Muddy Creek Artist Guild and Captain Salem Avery Museum offer workshops in various art media in their "DO ART" program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road. Event is free and open to all ages. Guests are also invited to bring a picnic lunch or buy hot dogs from the Boy Scouts. Artists will offer free training in photography, batik, pottery, sculpture, pastels, jewelry making, drawing, silk painting and more. Those interested should register by calling 410-867-4486. Information:

Pops concert

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Admission to the park is free for the concert. Concessions will be available, and visitors may bring food, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is not allowed. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Musical workshop for teens

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is accepting applications for its teen workshop. It explores drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques and various styles of dance. Through theater games, scene work, movement, improvisation and imagination, participants will gain a better understanding of the art of musical theater. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, with a final rehearsal 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 13. The workshop culminates in a Broadway-style musical revue with final performances at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14-15. To participate, students must have completed the seventh grade.

To register and for more information, call Sharon Cimaglia at 410-266-6872 or email

Art fundraising event

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host its annual fundraising event, "Arts Alive," from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 7. The event raises funds for the hall's year-round arts-related programs. "An Evening in Paris" takes place in a tent on the front lawn and will feature silent and live auctions, a raffle and musical entertainment. There will also be tasting stations featuring signature dishes and drinks from area restaurants, caterers and hotels. Tickets are $150 per person and sponsorships are $1,500, $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000, which includes tickets for 10 people and numerous recognition opportunities.

Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 10, or

Silopanna lineup

Cake, Citizen Cope, G. Love and Special Sauce, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Audra Mae, Yuna and Joe Pug are among the performers at this year's Silopanna Music Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. Tickets are $59.50; $75 at the gate. Tickets and information:

Reunion notice

A half-century has passed since Baltimore's City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion is being planned for Oct. 13. Organizers are trying to contact every class member but haven't found everybody. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email or call 410-381-6506.

Summer nature camps

Registration is open for Adkins Arboretum's summer nature camps. Fees vary and registration is required. Registration and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or

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. Qualified participants will receive a complete physical examination, including tests of strength, stamina and mental acuity. Information: 855-804-3325.

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