The seventh annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Community Center in Severna Park. The 800-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike ride and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd. and the Baltimore/Annapolis Trail. Participants can also sign up for the Flamingo Feat distance, consisting of a 1,600-yard swim, 18-mile bike and 6-mile run. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. and the first wave of swimmers will hit the pool at 7 a.m. Cost is $50 for individuals, $90 for a relay team of two and $135 for a three-person relay team. Registration forms can be found at http://www.spccaquatics.org or at active.com
The event is a benefit for the Emily Schindler Memorial Scholarship fund, which was established in 2004 after Emily Schindler's death in a car accident. The scholarship is awarded annually to selected graduating seniors on the SPY swim team who most exemplify Emily's qualities.
Dinner and auction
Annapolis Area Christian School will hold its 10th annual dinner and auction, "Viva AACS," at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Kilby Athletic Center, 109 Burns Crossing Road in Severn. The event supports a new library at the lower school, a new sound system at the middle school, a new college and career planning program with SAT preparation for the upper school and a new design lab for students to gain experience while creating marketing materials for the school.
Those attending may bid on student artwork, eight seats in a suite at FedEx Field for a Redskins-Giants game, a ride in a vintage plane, 10 days in a Montana mountain vacation home, a hot-air balloon ride for two, chartered fishing trip, four tickets to a Ravens game of choice, a handmade quilt and more. There will also be a free tuition drawing for the 2013-14 school year, with entries costing $100 each. For dinner tickets and more information, call 410-510-5300, ext. 2116, or go to aacsonline.org.
Colonial Players' '1776'
Musical about the writing of the Declaration of Independence runs through Saturday, April 20, at the Colonial Players, 108 East St. in Annapolis. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets are $15 to $20 and can be purchased at thecolonialplayers.org or by calling 410-268-7373.
Anne Arundel Community College's production of Carl Sternheim's comedy — about the calamities that occur when a woman's bloomers accidentally fall down when she waves at the king — runs through Saturday, April 20, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors, outside students, AACC faculty and staff, active military and groups; and $7 for AACC students with ID. For tickets, email email@example.com or call 410-777-2457.
The Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." through Sunday, April 21, at 1661 Bay Head Road. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15; $12 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.
A meeting on the Anne Arundel County budget, hosted by the League of Women Voters, will be held at 2:30 p.m. April 21 at BayWoods of Annapolis, 7101 Bay Front Drive. Speaker will be Ross Dierdorff, a senior analyst at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and member of the Anne Arundel County Spending Affordability Committee. For more information, call 410-268-3022 or email
The Friends of Broadneck Park will host their second annual kite festival and community picnic from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21, on the A Field at Broadneck Park on College Parkway in Annapolis. The event includes kite-flying specialists from the group Wings Over Washington. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and kites. Information: 240-481-8468 or friendsofbroadneckpark.com.
The Historic Annapolis St. Clair Wright Lecture Series features an illustrated talk by Harvard professor and Civil War scholar John Stauffer at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 171 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Admission is $25 per person. Space is limited and reservations can be made at http://www.annapolis.org or by calling 410-267-7619. A book signing follows.
Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile" through April 28 at 508 Main St. in Laurel. Honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife, Kay, find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the groom. Shows at 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Tickets are $15; $12 seniors, students 18 and younger and active-duty military. For reservations, call 301-617-9906, ext 2. Information: 301-452-2557 or go to laurelmillplayhouse.org.