The Annapolis Youth Chorus will hold auditions for the coming concert season from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 18, at St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Singers will be asked to sing the first verse of "America the Beautiful" and one other prepared piece — a folk song, Broadway show tune or hymn. Depending on ability level, singers may also be asked to read a simple melodic and/or rhythmic line. Each audition lasts about 10 minutes. To schedule an audition and more information, call 410-263-1906.
Call for artists
Benfield Gallery invites artists ages 18 and older to enter its annual fall juried exhibition being held Oct. 25-Nov. 17 at the gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park. The show's theme is "Autumn Reflections." Any two- or three-dimensional work will be considered by Kathy Daywalt, this year's juror. Information: 410-544-2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tours of the Thomas Point Lighthouse continue Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8. There are three tours a day, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., and visitors can learn about how lighthouse keepers lived, other lighthouses on the Chesapeake Bay and how many are still around. Tickets are $70, and reservations are required. Information: 410-295-0104.
Leadership Through Athletics has announced that this year's coaching clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 and led by
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Admission to the park is free for the concert. Concessions will be available, and visitors may bring food, blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is not allowed. Information: 410-263-0907 or annapolissymphony.org.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will host its annual fundraising event, "Arts Alive," from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 7. The event raises funds for the hall's year-round arts-related programs. "An Evening in Paris" takes place in a tent on the front lawn and will feature silent and live auctions, a raffle and musical entertainment. There will also be tasting stations featuring signature dishes and drinks from area restaurants, caterers and hotels. Tickets are $150; sponsorships are $1,500, $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000, which includes tickets for 10 people and numerous recognition opportunities.
Information: 410-263-5544, ext. 10; or marylandhall.org.
The U.S. Army Field Band continues its annual Summer Concert Series with The Volunteers performing pop/rock music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Constitution Park on
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Museum open house
The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, has resumed its Sunday open house schedule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Human relations panel
The county Human Relations Commission is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy. The 11-member commission is a volunteer body established to promote fairness, eliminate discrimination and harassment in public and private sectors, and advance understanding and effective communication among people of different backgrounds and cultures. Applicants must be at least 18, county residents and able to attend evening meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Legal experience is desirable but not required. Applicants should send a resume and letter of intent to: Johnelka Stafford, 44 Calvert St., Room 330, Annapolis 21401. Information: 410-222-1234.
This nonprofit organization collects used books nationwide and sends them to American troops deployed overseas. Since 1999, more than a 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. More information: operationpaperback.org.
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 volunteerannearundel.org. Printed copies can be purchased at the center, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 130, for $5 each. Information: 410-897-9207.
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.
The Annapolis Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post 199 is accepting applications. The program is for those who have completed eighth grade and are 14 to 20 years old. It offers information on career activities. Meetings are from 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 police station.
Tours of historic house
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has opened the historic Benson-Hammond House and North Browse and Buy Shoppe at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road in