Anne Arundel County Digest

October 19, 2012

ASO launches new event

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will host its inaugural "Mingling for Music," a happy hour-style event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Crown & Anchor Pub, 12 Dock St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. There will be live music, a sampling of English and American hors d'oeuvres, and food and drink specials. Attendees must be 21 or older, and space is limited. For tickets and more information, call 410-263-0907 or go to wildabout.eventbrite.com.

'Crimes of the Heart'

The Dignity Players presents Beth Henley's play about family, complex relationships, lost love and the ways a family manages to compromise Oct. 25-Nov. 3 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For tickets and more information, call 410-266-8044, ext. 127, or go to dignityplayers.org.

'Sunlight'

The Colonial Players presents this drama with political overtones about strained family relationships Oct. 26-Nov. 17 at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and $20. Information: 410-268-7373 or thecolonialplayers.org.

Yard sale

The Long Point Improvement Association hosts a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 3. Crafts, baked goods and more will be offered. Maps showing the location of sales are available at Long Point Hall, 1534 Long Point Road in Pasadena. Information: 410 255 2787.

Book sale

The American Association of University Women will hold its annual book sale Nov. 1-4 at 8151-D Ritchie Highway in the festival at Pasadena Shopping Center. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 1; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov.3 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4. A public pre-sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Nov. 1, and there is a $10 entry fee. Also, Nov. 4 is "Bargain Day," when you can buy books by the bag. For more information, call 410-431-7166 or go to aauwmd-annearundelcountybranch.org.

Tax season

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.

Voters' 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 shortly at county senior centers and libraries.

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. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and tours run from sundown to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 when ordered online; $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. 25, with Baroque music by the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra at the church on Church Circle in Annapolis.

Additional concerts feature:

•Schola Cantorum Coralina on Sunday, 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.

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.

Reunion notice

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