Anne Arundel County Digest

October 05, 2012

Voter's Guide

Two versions of the Voters' Guide for the 2012 general election, prepared by the League of Women Voters, are available on the Internet. The guide is a nonpartisan tool voters can use to evaluate the candidates and issues on this year's ballot, which includes seven statewide questions and 15 county charter amendment proposals. The interactive electronic version can be accessed through vote411.org. The site also provides information about districts, polling places, early voting and absentee ballots. The complete Voters' Guide for Anne Arundel County is also available for online viewing and PDF download at aa.lwvmd.org. Limited copies of the print version are expected to be available at county senior centers and libraries next week.

Haunted house

The Bowie Baysox and Tulip Gulch have opened the gates to the Doomsday Asylum Haunted House. This new attraction runs Fridays-Saturdays this month as well as Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 29-31. The show features more than 30 actors, special effects and props, and takes approximately 20 minutes to walk through. The Asylum is rated PG-13; parental discretion is strongly advised. The show takes place indoors, and all dates are open — rain or shine. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and tours run from sundown to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 when ordered online in advance; $17 at the door. For tickets, directions and more information, go to baysox.com.

Fall music series

The St. Anne's Concert Series starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, with baritone Shouvik Mondle and soprano Laurie Hays at the church on Church Circle in Annapolis. The series continues its kickoff weekend at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, with a concert by the United States Naval Academy Band.

Additional concerts feature:

•The Chesapeake Strings on Oct. 18.

•Baroque music with the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra Players on Oct. 25.

•Schola Cantorum Coralina on Oct. 28.

•The Naval Academy Band Brass Trio on Nov. 8.

•The Naval Academy's Commandants Combo on Nov. 15.

•Women's Chamber Chorus from the Annapolis Chorale on Nov. 29.

For tickets and more information, call 410-263-1906 or go to liveartsmaryland.org.

Political forum

The American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters and the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland are co-sponsoring a Congressional Candidates Forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Information: 410-269-0232.

'Get Smart'

The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents this spy spoof based on the television series Oct. 12-21 at 1661 Bay Head Road. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Tickets are $15; $12 for children 12 and younger and adults 60 and older. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

'Dracula'

Bowie Community Theatre presents this gothic drama through Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive in Bowie. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $17; $12 for students and seniors ages 62 and older. Group rates are available. For tickets and more information, call 301-805-0219 or go to bctheatre.com.

Plein air artists

Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, invites plein air artists ages 18 and older to enter the "Just in Time for the Holidays" exhibition being held Nov. 23-Dec. 31 at the gallery. Information: 410-544-2299 or email kellyatbenfield@aol.com.

Auditions

•Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got The Will?" at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 8-9, with callbacks Oct. 10 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. There are parts for five women and three men in the 25-75 age range. A cold reading from the script will be used. To schedule an audition and more information, email john.nunemaker@gmail.com or call 301-805-0219. Performance dates are Jan. 11-26.

•The Colonial Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday, Oct. 14-15 at 2132 Renard Court for "Shipwrecked," a comedy about the adventures of a Victorian-era explorer that will be presented by the theater troupe in January. Auditions will be for three actors, including a man to portray Louis de Rougemont and a man and a woman who will each play more than 50 roles while contributing sound and lighting effects. Information: thecolonialplayers.org or email shipwrecked@thecolonialplayers.org.

Museum raffle

The Captain Salem Avery House Museum's annual fundraising raffle is under way. Top prize is $5,000, and tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn at the West River Heritage Day Oyster Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side 20764, or call 410-867-4486.

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