Anne Arundel County Digest

Nature camps

Registration is under way for Adkins Arboretum's June summer nature camps. The camps offer children a chance to enjoy summer outdoors in a variety of ways. Fees vary; registration is required. To register or for more information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0; or go to

Flea market

The Big Flea Market and Community Yard Sale at Anne Arundel Community College will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The free event takes place rain or shine. In addition to bargains from household decor to exercise equipment, clothing, jewelry, toys, tools and furniture, the college's public safety officers will be offering free shredding of personal documents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vendor space is $30. No food vendors allowed. The Arundel House of Hope's Doughy Dog will provide refreshments for sale. For more information: 410-777-2724 or 410-777-2614, or go to

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


The board of directors of the Captain Salem Avery Museum in Shady Side invites museum members and residents to a reception to meet the new executive director, Jeff Holland, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 18. Holland comes to the museum from the Annapolis Maritime Museum, where he served as executive director from 2001 to 2012. Coffee and dessert will be served. Information: 410-867-4486 or

'Operation Paperback'

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 Put "books" in the subject line. Information:

Concert series

The Annapolis Maritime Museum's 13th annual Summertime Maritime Concert Series, featuring Chesapeake Bay musicians and artists from across the country, begins at 7 p.m. June 20 with the Dan Haas Band in Cap'n Herbie Sadler Waterman's Park, 723 Second St. Admission is free, but a $10 donation will be accepted. Information: 410-295-0104 or

•June 20: Dan Haas Band.

•June 27: Michael McHenry Tribe.

•July 11: Wayne Taylor, Mickey Basil Duo.

•July 18: The Walking Sticks.

•July 25: Hula Monsters.

•Aug. 1: Tiki Barbarians.

•Aug. 8: Raw Hands.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved indoors to the McNasby Oyster Company.

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. A downloadable version is available at


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

Fort Meade online aid

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:

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.

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