Archbishop Spalding High School hosts its sixth annual Cavalier Open Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course on Sept. 27. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start set for 9 a.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $3,000, beverage sponsorships for $2,500 and contest sponsorships for $1,500. Corporate foursomes are $750, foursomes are $600, individuals are $150. Tee sign sponsorships are $150, or you can be a team booster for $25. Registration costs include greens fees, a gift bag, lunch and dinner. In addition, players can participate in the longest drive, closest to the pin, and hole-in-one competitions. The event benefits the school's athletic programs. To register and for more information, call 410-969-9105, ext. 243, or go to archbishopspalding.org.
The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will hold a free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in the food court at Arundel Mills. Various health screenings including blood pressure, glucose and bone density, and educational exhibits on mental health, aging and wound healing will be offered. Screenings are free, and appointments are not needed. Information: 410-787-4367.
Bowie Community Theatre presents this gothic drama Sept. 28-Oct. 13 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive in Bowie. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $17; $12 for students and seniors ages 62 and older. Group rates are available. For tickets and more information, call 301-805-0219 or go to bctheatre.com.
AACC will hold auditions Oct. 1-4 for its coming production of Barbara Robinson's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Auditions will consist of a short musical audition followed by cold readings from the script. All are welcome to audition for the roles of children ages 6-16, college students and adults. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place in the Robert Kauffman Theatre, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold.
•7 p.m. Oct. 1 or Oct. 2 — Auditions for adults and students ages 16 and older (reservations not needed).
•7 p.m. Oct. 3 — Auditions for children (must be accompanied by an adult).
•7 p.m. Oct. 4 — Invited call-backs for all age groups.
Plein air artists
Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Severna Park, invites plein air artists ages 18 and older to enter the "Just in
Memorial canoe trip
The Bill Steiner Memorial Canoe Trip, an annual event to raise funds to buy, repair and replace the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary's canoes, will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the sanctuary in Lothian. Cost is $25 per person. For reservations and more information, call 410-741-9330.
Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for "Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got The Will?" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-9, with callbacks Oct. 10, at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. There are parts for five women and three men in the 25-75 age range. A cold reading from the script will be used. To schedule an audition and more information, email email@example.com or call 301-805-0219. Performance dates are Jan. 11-26.
"Bell, Book and Candle," a comedy about a family of witches and warlocks runs through Oct. 6 at the Colonial Players, 108 East St. in Annapolis. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. performance Sunday, Sept. 23. Admission is $15 and $20. For tickets and more information, call 410-268-7373 or go to thecolonialplayers.org.
The Captain Salem Avery Museum's 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 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Checks, payable to Captain Avery Museum, can be mailed to: P.O. Box 89, Shady Side, MD 20764, or call 410-867-4486.
A free, six-week diabetes self-management program will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18 and continuing through Oct. 23 at the O'Malley Senior Activity Center, 1275 Odenton Road in Odenton. People with pre-diabetes or Type 1 or 2 diabetes are eligible. Participants will learn how to identify problems caused by diabetes, manage their blood sugars and understand the relationship between food and blood-sugar levels. There will also be instruction on how to read nutrition labels, deal with stress, cope with depression and improve communication with doctors. Participants are expected to attend all sessions and will receive a "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" textbook. To register and for more information, call Pam Toomey at the Department of Aging and Disabilities, 410-222-4366, ext. 3057, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 University of Maryland men's basketball coach
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•The Anne Arundel High School class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion Oct. 13 at The Gathering Place in Clarksville. Information: 410-674-7592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Linthicum for the season. Tours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. Group tours are by appointment.