Anne Arundel County Digest

Classical concerts

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concludes its season at 8 p.m. May 10-11 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Concerts feature pianist Cornelia Herrmann performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 and Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2. Tickets $25; $10 for students. For tickets and information: 410-263-0907 or go to



"Community Observing Night," sponsored by the AACC Astronomy Club, begins at 7 p.m. May 11. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or use one of the eight telescopes provided by the club to view planets, stars and the moon. The astronomy lab is in the rear of lots A and B beside the Resource Management Building. Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free. 410-777-1820 or


Mother's Day

The Bowie Baysox will host a Mother's Day brunch May 12 at Prince George's Stadium as they take on the Erie SeaWolves. Game time is 2:05 p.m. Beginning at 12:30 p.m., fans can go onto the outfield to play catch. Brunch will be held beginning at 1:15 p.m. Tickets $39; $34 for ticket plan holders; $10 for children ages 3-5; free for children 2 and younger, and must be ordered by 3 p.m. May 8. Information: 301-464-4890 or

'Golfing for Charity'

The Rotary Club of Annapolis, Annapolis Lions Club, Annapolis Optimists Club and Annapolis Masonic Lodge No. 89 host this annual event on May 15 at the Eisenhower Golf Course in Crownsville. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with announcements at 8:15 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The $100 per golfer fee includes golf, cart, continental breakfast, unlimited beverages and snacks on the course, an Italian lunch, and an additional free round of golf (four players, with three paying and one free).


Registration is limited; deadline is Tuesday, April 30. Mail registration to: Matt Ficca at 162 Conduit St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Make checks payable to "Annapolis Charities: Golfing for Charity" or the specific civic group you support. Sponsorships also are available. Proceeds will be donated to local charities. Information: 410-279-1969 or

Author appearance

White House correspondent Ken Walsh will present a program on his book, "Prisoners of the White House: The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership," at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road. Desserts and coffee will be served at 7 p.m. Admission is $15; $10 for museum members. Reservations required. For tickets and reservations, call Peggy Tucker at 410-266-8846 or go to


St. James Parish will hold its annual crab cake and country ham spring dinner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. Menu includes crab cakes, country and honey-baked ham, potatoes au gratin, coleslaw, rolls and biscuits, beverages and pies. Event includes a bake shop, garden shop, ice cream, flea market, antique cars, tours of the church and children's activities. Cost is $20; $10 for children 10 and younger; free for those younger than 2. Information: or email

Bus trip to Ford's Theatre

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Ford's Theatre, with its new Center for Education and Leadership and the Congressional Cemetery Civil War Tour, on May 18. Lunch is planned at the District Chophouse & Brewery. Bus leaves at 8 a.m from the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum, and returns at 4 p.m. Cost is $60, including lunch. For reservations and more information, call 443-837-8196 or go to

Boat cruise


The Captain Salem Avery Museum sponsors a cruise on the Choptank River on June 19 aboard a working replica of an authentic paddle-wheel riverboat, followed by a crab feast. Deadline for reservations is May. 1. Cost is $99; $89 for museum members. For reservations and more information, call 410-798-5618; go to or email Roberta Dorn at

Nature camps

Registration is under way for Adkins Arboretum's Summer Nature Camps being held in June. The camps provide ways for children to enjoy summer outdoors in a variety of ways. Fees vary and advance registration is required. To register and more information, call 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or go to

Crab feast

The Rotary Club of Annapolis will hold its 68th annual crab feast from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Tickets are $60, $20 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3. Buy tickets at or call 877-333-9667 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Online and telephone sales end at noon Aug. 2. Tickets will be available at the stadium box office on the day of the event starting at 4 p.m.

Visitors guide

The 2013 Visitors Guide by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau is now available. The 72-page, full-color guide contains information on things to do and see, events, dining, night life, accommodations, shopping and more. The Visitors Center is located at 26 West St. in Annapolis and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The guides will also be distributed from the bureau's satellite information booth at City Dock. Also, a downloadable version is available at

Fingerprinting service

The Annapolis Police Department offers fingerprinting services for the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 199 Taylor Ave. For fees and more information, call 410-268-9000 or go to

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 resources in the region. For more information, go to

Resource guide

The Anne Arundel Volunteer Center has released a Youth Resource Guide, with information about nonprofit and faith-based organizations in the county. A free copy is at 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:

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 Owners must bring their bikes when registering. Neighborhood associations should contact Medley if they want to hold a community registration.

Historical research

The Kuethe Library's Historical & Genealogical Research Center, 5 Crain Highway S.E., operated jointly by the historical society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday all year. Information: 410-760-9679.