The Captain Salem Avery House 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 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 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 email@example.com.
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.
•The Glen Burnie High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, Sept. 29 at La Fontaine Bleue, 7514 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. The event is from 8 p.m. until midnight and will feature a bull roast with beer, wine and soda; a cash bar; a DJ; door prizes; and raffles. Tickets are $50 per person in advance or $60 cash or check at the door. For more information, email email@example.com.
•A half-century has passed since Baltimore 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. Graduates from the February or June classes who have not been contacted may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-381-6506.
•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 email@example.com.
•The Chesapeake High School Class of 1982 will hold its 30th reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 17 at Kurtz's Beach in Pasadena. Tickets are $50 per person; advance sales only (no tickets will be sold at the door). Deadline for ticket orders is Nov. 1.
The menu includes baked crab, carved pork, sauteed chicken, meatballs, mashed potato bar, vegetable medley, cheese and crackers, dip, fruit, caesar salad, and assorted desserts. Beverages include draft beer, wine, soda, iced tea, coffee and a cash bar for mixed drinks.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.facebook.com/chesapeakehigh1982reunion.
Museum open house
The Captain Salem Avery House 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.
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.
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.