Anne Arundel County Digest

Arts, crafts festival

The annual Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Visitors can view the works of some of the region's best artists and craftsmen, sample fine cuisine and select wine tastings, enjoy live entertainment and take a walk through history along the brick-lined streets of Colonial Annapolis. Information: 410-263-4012 or

Home and garden tour

The Eastport Civic Association's seventh annual Home & Garden Tour takes place, rain or shine, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10. It features 10 homes and gardens in a quiet, lesser-known area of the west side of the Eastport peninsula, between Boucher Avenue and Spa Creek. Participants will have an opportunity to see behind the front doors and into the gardens of these homes located on Boucher Avenue, Moss Haven Court, Quarter Landing Road, Miami Avenue and Wells Landing. Tour begins at the corner of President Street and Moss Haven Court. Tickets are $20 until June 2; $25 thereafter. Tickets and information: and businesses.

'Moonlight and Magnolias'

Comedy about the writing of the movie script for "Gone with the Wind" opens Friday, June 8, and runs through June 30 at the Colonial Players, 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 17. Tickets are $20 and $15 and can be purchased at or by calling 410-268-7373.

Book sale

Books, videotapes, and miscellaneous items will be on sale Sunday, June 3, at 1718 Urby Drive in Crofton. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Prices range from 25 cents to $1. Fill a bag for $5. All proceeds donated to the Crofton Community Center.

Reunion notice

A half-century has passed since Baltimore's City College graduated more than 600 young men in 1962, and a reunion is being planned for Oct. 13. Organizers are trying to contact every class member but haven't found everybody. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email or call 410-381-6506.

'Stones in His Pockets'

The Dignity Players presents Marie Jones' award-winning play about a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie crew through Saturday, June 9, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. For tickets and more information, call 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or go to

'Dracula' auditions

Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for its production of "Dracula," written by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston, at 7 p.m. June 11-12, with callbacks on June 13, at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Readings from the show will be used. Performance will be held Fridays-Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. Information:

Golf tournament

Archbishop Spalding High School will host the annual Lt. James Love Alumni Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Courses Thursday, June 7. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The tournament was established in memory of the 1977 graduate, a Navy pilot who died during Operation Desert Shield. Registration includes greens fees, a bag of gifts, lunch and dinner. Players also have the opportunity to participate in golf competitions including longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one. Registration and information: 410-969-9105, ext. 256 or

Music festival

This year's Silopanna Music Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. The complete lineup will be announced June 11. Tickets and information:

Summer nature camps

Registration is open for Adkins Arboretum's summer nature camps in June and July. Fees vary and registration is required. Registration and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or

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

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 preferred 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.

'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. More information: operationpaperback.org

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:

Police Explorers

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. Thursdays through Saturdays. Group tours are by appointment.

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. Thursdays through Saturdays all year. Information: 410-760-9679.

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