Anne Arundel County Digest

November 16, 2012

Holiday open house

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 1-2 at the Benson-Hammond House Museum at BWI Marshall Airport, Aviation Blvd. and Andover Road. Admission is free. Hours are 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Information: 410-647-0936.

Holiday music

Encore Chorale's "Holiday Concert," conducted by Jeanne Kelly, will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 19 at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Admission is free. Guest performers include the Indian Creek School Solo Choir and cellist Stephen Clark. Information: 301-261-5747 or

New website

Fort Meade, in partnership with the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, has launched a new website designed to help the community take advantage of the multiple resources in the region. For more information, go to

Holiday sale

Students and faculty in Anne Arundel Community College's ceramics program and members of the Keramos Club host the annual "Holiday Ceramics Sale" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the ceramics program. Information: 410-777-7495.

Holiday shopping

Coffee Connections will host a "Holiday Extravaganza" from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Historic Baldwin Hall, 1358 Millersville Road in Millersville. More than 30 crafters and vendors will offer their wares. Also, the organization will collect stocking items to send to the military overseas. Information: 410-320-4026.

Christmas bazaar

The Deale Volunteer Fire Department holds its 36th annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at 6007 Drum Point Road. The event features vendors, crafts and baked goods, free coffee and door prizes. Children can enjoy a visit with Santa beginning at noon. Information: 410-867-2439.

Holiday food drive

Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected at the Chesapeake Hearing Centers' six locations until the end of the year. The centers' goal is 1,000 pounds of food. In exchange for donating, a free pack of hearing aid batteries will be given. For more information or to find a drop-off location, call 410-647-7795 or go to

Children's Christmas party

A "Children's Tree-Trimming Party" will be held from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served and crafts created. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Rotary gala

The Rotary Club of Annapolis' annual "Black Tie and Diamonds" event will be held from 6 p.m to 11 p.m. March 9 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on West Street in Annapolis. The gala includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, a raffle, dinner and dancing to the music of NightLife. Tickets are $1,500 for a table of 10 and are on sale now. Individual tickets at $150 per person go on sale after Jan. 1. To purchase a full table, contact Rebecca Tingle at 410-267-7877, ext. 6, email, or call Ron Baradel at 410-268-6600. Information: 877-333-9667 or

Audition notice

Auditions for Anne Arundel Community College Theater's production of "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 19-20, in the Humanities Building, Room 112, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The play has roles for three actors of either gender, ages 18-35. They will be asked to read from the script. Actors need to possess strong comic timing and the ability to improvise and ad-lib. Show dates are Feb. 7-16. For more information, call Lars Tatom at 410-777-7125 or email him at


2nd Star Productions presents "Oklahoma!" through Dec. 8 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $20; $17 for seniors and students. For reservations and more information, call 410-757-5700 or 301-832-4819.

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.

Fall music series

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