Annapolis Chorale

Opens 30th Season

The Annapolis Chorale opens its 30th anniversary season at 8 p.m. Saturday with a concert paying homage to American music and musical theater.

The Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, along with guest soloists Carolene Winter and Ryan DeRyke, will perform excerpts from "Candide," "The Sound of Music" and "West Side Story."

The group will also perform works from Duke Ellington, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.

The concert will be held at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. For more information call the Annapolis Chorale at 410-263-1906 or visit their Web site at www.annapolischorale.org.

North Arundel Hospital

Community Health Fair

North Arundel Hospital is conducting a community health fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Community Center at 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park.

Hospital staff will offer cholesterol, pulmonary function, foot and blood pressure screenings as well as free flu shots. There will also be educational displays on diabetes, wound care and the hospital's pediatric services.

The fair is free, and no reservations are required.

For more information, call North Arundel Hospital at 410-787-4367.

University Women

Annual Book Sale

The Severna Park branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Old Severna Park Shopping Plaza at 553 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. The sale will include novels, children's books, cook books and gardening manuals. Proceeds from the sale support the association's scholarship fund for Anne Arundel Community College students transferring to four-year institutions. Patrons can buy a small bag of books for $1 and a large bag for $2. For more information, contact the association at 410-729-7772.

Medical Center

Expands to Gambrills

Anne Arundel Medical Center has opened six new offices in the Village at Waugh Chapel shopping center on Route 3 in Gambrills.

Plastic Surgery Specialists, Maryland Regional Eye Associates, Arundel Neurology, Crofton Internal Medicine, Anne Arundel Diagnostics and Nighttime Pediatrics and Adult Care, Too! all opened there last month.

For more information about AAMC services, call the medical center at 443-481-4000 or visit the Web site at www.aahs.org.

Helping Children

Cope With Violence

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has a new Web page with advice for parents, teachers and caregivers on helping children cope with crisis and violence.

The page contains tips on recognizing stress in children and a list of things parents can do to help children deal with a crisis.

The department's Adolescent and Family Services Program is also prepared to address concerns that parents may have about their child or adolescent. Parents can call the program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-222-6785. County residents can also call the Crisis Response line at 410-768-5522.

The Department of Health's Web site is www.aahealth.org.