Anne Arundel County Digest

August 10, 2012

Theater production

The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre closes its 47th season of "Theatre Under the Stars" with "Xanadu" at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 2. "Xanadu" follows the journey of Clio, one of the Greek muses, who descends from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., to inspire a struggling artist. Tickets are $20. Tickets and information: 410-268-9212 or


The Annapolis Youth Chorus will hold auditions for the coming concert season from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Singers will be asked to sing the first verse of "America the Beautiful" and one other prepared piece — a folk song, Broadway show tune or hymn. Depending on ability level, singers may also be asked to read a simple melodic and/or rhythmic line. Each audition lasts about 10 minutes. To schedule an audition and more information, call 410-263-1906. 

Call for artists

Benfield Gallery invites artists ages 18 and older to enter its annual fall juried exhibition being held Oct. 25-Nov. 17 at the gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park. The show's theme is "Autumn Reflections." Any two- or three-dimensional work will be considered by Kathy Daywalt, this year's juror. Information: 410-544-2299 or email

Lighthouse tours

Tours of the Thomas Point Lighthouse continue Saturday, 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, 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. Tickets and information: 410-744-0900 or 410-737-2117.

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

Arts fundraiser

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; 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

Concert series

The U.S. Army Field Band continues its annual Summer Concert Series with The Volunteers performing pop/rock music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Constitution Park on Fort Meade. Admission is free; no tickets required. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. No grills, glass containers, alcoholic beverages or pets allowed. Information:

Reunion notice

A half-century has passed since Baltimore 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. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email or call 410-381-6506.

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

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 desirable 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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