Anne Arundel County Digest

August 17, 2012

Plant sale

Adkins Arboretum's annual Fall Native Plant Sale will be held Sept. 15-16 in the Native Plant Nursery, 12610 Eveland Road in Ridgely. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A members-only sale takes place Sept. 14. The sale benefits the Arboretum's education programs. Information: 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.

'Manage Your Diabetes'

A free, six-week diabetes self-management program will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 and continuing through Oct. 23 at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. People with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or 2 diabetes are eligible. Participants will learn how to identify problems caused by diabetes, manage their blood sugars and understand the relationship between food and blood-sugar levels. There will also be instruction on how to read nutrition labels, deal with stress, cope with depression and improve communication with doctors. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and will receive a "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" textbook. To register and for more information, call Pam Toomey at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 410-222-4366, ext. 3057, or email her at agtoom88@aacounty.org.

Benefit concert

Maryland Therapeutic Riding's annual Live on the Farm Benefit Concert featuring the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys will be held Sept. 7 in Crownsville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Along with live music, the event features live and silent auctions. Cost is $40 for general admission and $125 for VIP admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-923-6800 or online at horsesthatheal.org.

Memorial canoe trip

The Bill Steiner Memorial Canoe Trip, an annual event to raise funds to buy, repair and replace the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary's canoes will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the sanctuary in Lothian. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations and more information, call 410-741-9330.

Auditions

Colonial Players will hold auditions for four roles in its production of "Sunlight" at 7 p.m. Aug. 26-27 at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis. The play is about two strong-willed men who hold opposing views on whether torture can be a legitimate weapon in the battle against terrorism. Information: 410-268-3195 or thecolonialplayers.org.

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 kellyatbenfield@aol.com.

Lighthouse tours

Tours of the Thomas Point Lighthouse conclude Saturday, Sept. 8. There will be tours 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 annapolissymphony.org.

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 recognition opportunities.

Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 10; or marylandhall.org.

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 karasov1@hotmail.com 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 captainaverymuseum.org.

Human relations panel

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