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'Murder by Misadventure'

Bowie Community Theatre presents this mystery, written by Edward Taylor, Jan. 13-28 at the Bowie Playhouse, located in White Marsh Park, Route 3 South. Admission is $17, $12 for seniors, 62 and older and students. For show times, reservations and more information, call 301-805-0219 or go to http://www.bctheatre.com.

'The Spitfire Grill'

Auditions for the Colonial Players' production will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, and 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at 2132 Reynard Court in Annapolis. Roles are available for four women ages 20-70 and three men, ages 20-50. Email spitfiregrill@thecolonialplayers.org for more information.

The Capitol Steps

Tickets are on sale for a performance by the Capitol Steps, a musical-theater troupe from Washington, being held at St. John's College in Annapolis to benefit student aid. Show includes a review of songs and spoofs that ridicule public figures across party lines. The performance, followed by a reception, will be held at 8 p.m. March 3 in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave. Tickets are $55 in advance; $60 at the door ($35 tax deductible).

For tickets and more information, call 410-972-4505 or email caritassocietysjc@gmail.com.

Luncheon series

The Captain Avery Museum's Winter Luncheon Series kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1418 E. West Shady Side Road, with Mary Ann Jung doing her improvisation of Rosie the Riveter. Event continues on Wednesdays through Feb. 15. Cost is $85 for the series; individual luncheons are $17. For reservations and more information, call 410-266-8846.

Theater production

The Children's Theatre of Annapolis' production of "Grease: The School Version" will be held through Jan. 15 at 1661 Bay Head Road in Annapolis. For tickets and more information, call 410-757-2281 or go to childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

MLK Memorial Breakfast

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Anne Arundel Community College's Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Speaker will be Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Tickets are $35; $350 for a table of 10. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., event begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds help to maintain the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the college grounds. RSVP by Jan. 6 to Eugene Peterson at 301-538-0087.

Winter registration

Registration is under way for winter session classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College at the seven senior activity centers operated by the Department of Aging and Disabilities. Classes begin this week and a variety of courses are available. For a schedule, go to the senior center you wish to attend or online at aacounty.org/aging and click on a center for its list of courses.

'Operation Paperback'

This nonprofit organization collects gently used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than 1.3 million books have been shipped to military personnel around the world. Interested people can go to operationpaperback.org to learn more about the program. Organizing the effort in this area is Sandy Marron of Annapolis. She can be contacted at opbooksmilitary@comcast.net. Please put "books" in the subject line.

Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, which provides information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.

Disability issues

The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues has added an email notification feature to its website that provides information on disability issues. Sign-up and information: http://www.aacounty.org/aging/disabledadults/commdis.cfm.

Youth volunteer guide

The Volunteer Opportunities for Youth Guide is available for download free on the center's website, volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be ordered for $5 each. Mail checks to Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, Annapolis 21401, or pay at the center during business hours. Information: 410-897-9207.

Register your bike

The Annapolis Police Department is sponsoring a bicycle registration program. The owner's name, address, 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 cemedley@annapolis.gov. Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

Police Explorers

The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. The program offers information on career activities. Meetings are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at police headquarters, 199 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Information: 410-268-9000 or at the office.

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers a fingerprinting service at 199 Taylor Ave. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Service is also available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. The fee is $5 per fingerprint card, and the person being printed must supply the cards. Check or money order only. Information: 410-268-9000 or http://www.annapolis.gov/police.

Tours of historic house

The Ann Arundel County Historical Society has opened the historic Benson-Hammond House and North Browse and Buy Shoppe at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road in Linthicum for the season. Tours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Group tours are by appointment. The Kuethe Library for Historical and Genealogical Research, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly with the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays year-round. Information: 410-760-9679.

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