Anne Arundel County Digest

March 08, 2013

Film screening

Congregation Kneseth Israel presents a screening of "Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria," at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 10, at 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis. The film is heralded for traveling to the far corners of Africa's most populous nation to introduce the world to the Igbo communities practicing Judaism. Free. Information:

Library meeting

Anne Arundel County Public Library will hold a town hall-style meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at its North County branch, 1010 Eastway in Glen Burnie. The library system seeks support for its top funding priorities of upgrading technology, expanding hours and building new regional facilities for the North County and Annapolis areas. Information: 410-222-7371 or

'In the Heat of the Night'

Bowie Community Theatre presents a play based on John Ball's Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series of the same name, March 15-30 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a 2 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $17; $12 for seniors 62 and older and students. Group rates available. Information: 301-805-0219 or

Fruit fundraiser

The Severn River Lions Club is selling Florida citrus fruit as part of its fundraising to benefit community groups and schools. Orders should be placed by Saturday, March 16, for delivery between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 23 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., remaining fruit will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available for sale are ruby red grapefruit: $18 (2/5 bushel), $32 (4/5 bushel); temple oranges: $20 (2/5 bushel); mix of oranges and grapefruit: $21 (2/5 bushel). To order: 410-647-2756, 410-439-5770 or

Fashion show

Jaguar Land Rover of Annapolis hosts the second annual Fashion in High Gear Charity Fashion Show, benefiting the YWCA, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 21 at 101 Ferguson Road. Models from Diva Boutique will present fashions and jewelry from Smyth Jewelers, while guests enjoy drinks and food from Chef's Expressions and vie for a chance to win prizes in a charity raffle. Reservations required. A $10 donation will be collected at the door. To RSVP and more information, call Andrea at 410-349-8090 or go to

Singing workshop

The Sons of the Severn Barbershop Chorus will sponsor a free multi-week workshop for men who want to become better choral singers, beginning March 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1300 West St. in Annapolis. Course features detailed instruction on proper posture, breathing, resonance, and diction. Sessions will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Final session will include an opportunity to perform with the chorus in front of family and friends. All course materials, including sheet music will be provided. To register, call 410-674-7165 or email Include name, email address, phone number, and a brief description of your singing experience.

Jewelry show

The Partners In Care Boutique will hold its 11th annual Jewelry Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 23 at the Upscale, Resale Boutique, 6 S. Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. In addition to jewelry, event features clothing for ladies, men and children, accessories, books, toys, housewares, art, lamps and furniture. Admission is free. Information: 410-544-0568.

Family fun at stadium

The Bowie Baysox will hold their 14th annual Family FunFest at Prince George's Stadium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. The event takes place rain or shine and features free rides and games in Louie's Kids Park, music and games on the concourse and displays from local businesses and organizations. Single-game tickets for the coming Baysox season go on sale for the first time and the box office will be open all day. Season-ticket holders can pick up their ticket plans at the event and are invited to an exclusive luncheon in the Diamond View Restaurant. Information:

Bus trip

The Retired Officers' Wives Club of Fort George G. Meade is sponsoring a bus trip on April 16 to the Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania to see a presentation of "Noah." The cost is $100 per person, which covers the bus ride, a smorgasbord lunch at Hershey Farms Restaurant and a ticket to the show. Bus will leave Ridgeview Plaza on Route 175 and Rochenbach Avenue at 8:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m. Lunch is at 11 a.m. and show starts at 1 p.m. For reservations and more information, call 410-465-0492.

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