Anne Arundel Community College celebrates those who serve or have served in the military at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The ceremony includes the AACC Color Guard and the playing of taps, followed by a reception in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219.
In addition, the college is co-hosting, with the county's Veterans Affairs Commission, a Veterans Benefits and Services Symposium showcasing services and benefits that can help veterans transition from military to civilian life, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Student Union dining hall.
The symposium will include four 45-minute sessions in Student Union rooms 102 and 204, with opportunities to learn about county health services for veterans, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, therapeutic riding, AACC services and support for military members and veterans and to get feedback on translating military experience into civilian knowledge and skills on a resume.
Information: 410-777-4838 or aacc.edu/military.
Holiday food drive
Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected at the Chesapeake Hearing Centers' six locations until the end of the year. The centers' goal is 1,000 pounds of food. In exchange for donating, a free pack of hearing aid batteries will be given. For more information or to find a drop-off location, call 410-647-7795 or go to helpyourhearing.com.
Children's Christmas party
A "Children's Tree Trimming Party" will be held from 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road in Shady Side. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served and crafts created. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
The Rotary Club of Annapolis' annual "Black Tie and Diamonds" event will be held from 6 p.m to 11 p.m. March 9 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel on West Street in Annapolis. The gala includes a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, a raffle, dinner and dancing to the music of NightLife. Tickets are $1,500 for a table of 10 and are on sale now. Individual tickets at $150 per person go on sale after Jan. 1. To purchase a full table, contact Rebecca Tingle at 410-267-7877, ext. 6, email Rebecca@aacasa.org, or call Ron Baradel at 410-268-6600. Information: 877-333-9667 or annapolisrotary.org.
Theater seeks directors
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is now accepting applications for directors for its season that runs Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2. Interested persons should email Nikki Gerbasi at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Nov. 13. Information: summergarden.com.
Auditions for Anne Arundel Community College Theater's production of "The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)" will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 19-20 in the Humanities Building, Room 112, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. The play has roles for three actors of either gender, ages 18-35. They will be asked to read from the script. Actors need to possess strong comic timing and the ability to improvise and ad-lib. Show dates are Feb. 7-16. For more information, call Lars Tatom at 410-777-7125 or email him at email@example.com.
2nd Star Productions presents "Oklahoma!" through Dec. 8 at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 3 p.m. matinee Sundays. Tickets are $20; $17 for seniors and students. For reservations and more information, call 410-757-5700 or 301-832-4819.
The Colonial Players present this drama with political overtones about strained family relationships through Saturday, Nov. 17, at 108 East St. in Annapolis. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, with a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $15 and $20. Information: 410-268-7373 or thecolonialplayers.org.