New Radiology Facility Coming

Baltimore-based Advanced Radiology is slated to open a 10,000-square-foot outpatient facility at 888 Bestgate Rd. in Annapolis early next year.

The Annapolis office will provide a full range of services, including magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology.

'Miss Ethel Remembers'

Trace the history of Shady Side from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries through the life of one of its oldest citizens, Flora Ethel Nowell Andrews, in the autobiography "Miss Ethel Remembers . . . ."

The book was originally published on Andrews' 103rd birthday, in November 1991. In the book, Andrews, who was born in Shady Side in 1888, tells of her experiences as principal of Shady Side Elementary School and owner of the Andrews Hotel, which was opened by her parents as a rural boardinghouse.

Andrews died in 1996 at the age of 108. Her book was re-released this month to commemorate her 114th birthday and is available for purchase at Captain Salem Avery House Museum, at 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd. For more information, call the museum at 410-867-4486.

Annapolis Tree Lighting Dec. 1

The Annapolis Jaycees, along with the City of Annapolis and Homestead Gardens, will ring in the holiday season Dec. 1 with the lighting of the city Christmas tree during Annapolis's Grand Illumination. The event, which takes place at 6 p.m. at the City Dock, also includes live entertainment and refreshments.

The Jaycees will also be collecting nonperishable food items and new unwrapped toys for its annual holiday food baskets project.

For more information call the Jaycees at 410-224-1770 or visit their Web site at www.theannapolisjaycees.com.

Theater in the Big Apple

Theater buffs can take a five-day, four-night theater tour of New York City through Anne Arundel Community College's "Professional Theater in Performance" course. The trip includes tickets to the Broadway musical "Hairspray," based on the film by Baltimore director John Waters, and a backstage tour of Radio City Music Hall.

The trip costs $710, which includes round-trip transportation, baggage handling and hotel accommodations. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is due upon registration.

For more information, call 410-777-2457.

Interactive Homework Help

Students in grades 4 through 12 can receive free homework help online through the Anne Arundel County Public Library's Web site.

From 2 p.m. to midnight daily, students can visit the site and interact with a "live" tutor, provided by Tutors.com, a nationwide service dedicated to helping elementary, middle-school and high-school students succeed in the classroom.

Students can access the site by logging on to the library Web site at www.aacpl.net and clicking on the "Got Homework, Get Help" icon. Students can also access Tutors.com directly at www.tutors.com.

For more information, call the library headquarters at 410-222-7371.

Crafters Wanted for Fair

Anne Arundel Community College is looking for crafters for its Holiday Craft Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 219 of the Cade Center for Fine Arts.

To get more information or reserve a table, call 410-777-2480.

-- Compiled by Eileen Rivers