The Colonial Players will hold auditions Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 6-7 at 2132 Renard Court in Annapolis for all roles in their production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Auditions will be held Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. for children and 4 p.m. for Scrooge and Marley; and at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 for all other adult roles. For more information about auditions, contact director Carol Youmans at 410-263-5625 or achristmascarol.org. Show dates for the play is Nov. 28-Dec. 14. Information: thecolonialplayers.org.
The Captain Avery Museum's 26th 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 at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to the Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764, or call 410-867-4486.
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is accepting applications for directors for its 50th performance season next summer. Prospective directors may go to http://www.summergarden.com to download a director questionnaire and e-mail the completed form and a resume to email@example.com. Deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. Interviews will be held in October. Show directors receive a small stipend.
Tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Light will be held at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13; and Oct. 4, 11. Visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70 per person. Reservations required. Information: 415-362-7255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to U.S. troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than 1 million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at email@example.com. Put "books" in the subject line. Information: operationpaperback.org.
Register your bike
The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program. The owner's name, address and phone number and the bike's serial number, manufacturer and color are recorded in the department's database. Registration is available to any Annapolis resident. To schedule an appointment, contact Cpl. Craig Medley at 410-268-9000, ext. 7225, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.
The Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway, S.E. Glen Burnie, operated jointly by the historical society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays year round. Information: 410-760-9679.