'Apple Fest Family Fun Day'
Come celebrate the local apple harvest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Whole Foods Market in Annapolis Towne Centre, 200 Harker Place. Free pie tins to the first 200 guests, hot apple cider samples, free recipe cards and caramel-apple making are among the included activities. All are welcome. Information: 410-266-5761.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to help seniors and low-income adults with their 2012 tax returns. Participants will be trained by the IRS and the Maryland Comptroller's Office. They will help only with simple 2012 income tax returns, which will be filed electronically. Volunteers do not do tax returns involving partnerships or corporations, self-employed persons or rental properties. Volunteers are not required to have a financial background, but certified public accountants, attorneys, bookkeepers and those with financial training are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers will be stationed at one of the county's senior activity centers and will be available by appointment between Feb. 4 and April 5. For more information, call 410-222-6717.
Maryland 3D Basketball will hold tryouts for boys in grades 6-8 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 and 28 at the Severn School, 201 Water St. in Severna Park. Registration is available online at maryland3dbasketball.com. For information, call David Thurston at 443-324-0850.
Fort Meade's first "Meade's Gone Country" takes place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Conference Center on Fort Meade. The event features line dancing, mechanical bull riding, contests and prizes, music and a whiskey bar featuring specialty drinks. Food and beverages are available for purchase. No cover charge. Must be 18 or older. For directions and more information, call 301-677-7785.
Annual cocktail benefit
The sixth annual Saints and Sinners Cocktail Party, hosted by The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at the Powerhouse at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. The event features live music by Eddie Pasa, Tom Lagana and SNAFU. Appetizers, desserts, beer, wine, soft drinks and signature cocktails are included in the ticket price. Proceeds benefit children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Tickets are $80 per person; $750 for a group of 10. Information: 410-990-1900 or thearcccr.org.
'The Story of Luis Hane: Holocaust Survivor'
The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society presents a program by Luis Hane at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road. Refreshments and networking follow the presentation. Free. Information: 410-760-9679 or aagensoc.org.
'Annual Halloween Party'
A costume party with candy, refreshments, dancing and a costume contest, sponsored by the Student Association Campus Activities Board, will be held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 in AACC's Student Union dining hall, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Free. Information: 410-777-2218 or aacc.edu/studentlife/cab.
The annual Cardinal Gibbons Bull Roast & "Friend" raiser event will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Leadership Through Athletics, 2900 Hammonds Ferry Road in Lansdowne. Proceeds will used for needs-based scholarships for local students. Cost is $45 per person. For tickets and more information, call 410-744-0900.
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.
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 continues at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, with the Chesapeake Strings at the church on Church Circle in Annapolis.
Additional concerts feature: