Thursday 7

COLONIAL "MURDER AND MAYHEM," historian Robert Barnes discusses murders in Colonial Maryland and Pennsylvania at a meeting of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, Main Hall, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-256-4028.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between Entrance No. 4 and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

MARLEY STATION MASSAGES, by health-care professionals from North Arundel Hospital, 8-9:30 a.m., Marley Station Mall, Relaxation Station near JC Penney's lower level, routes 2 and 100, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367.

OIL PAINTING CLASS, "Painting the Head in Oil," learn about form, light and anatomy, with demonstrations, critiques and study of a model, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Dec. 12, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $185; $160, members; plus a $20 model fee. 410-263-5544.

ANNAPOLIS MEDITATION COURSE, to reduce stress, taught by instructor Dawn Fleming, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Dec. 26, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second floor, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $70; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

MILLERSVILLE WOODWORKING, develop skills in sanding and staining wood and operating woodworking machinery, staff available to answer questions, includes light refreshments, sponsored by the nonprofit Providence Center Inc., 5-7 p.m., Providence Woodshop, 407 Headquarters Dr., Millersville. Free. 410-315-8303.

Friday 8

POLITICAL ADVOCACY COURSE, registration deadline is Friday for Nov. 16 workshops on the legislative process, lobbying techniques, coalitions and grass roots efforts, sponsored by the League of Women Votes of Maryland, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Legislative Services Building, 90 State Cir., Annapolis. $35; students, $20; optional lunch, $10. 410-269-0232.

ANNAPOLIS FLU SHOTS, for adults, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-7343.

SENIORS DISCOUNT TRANSPORTATION, for 65 and older, photos taken for Mass Transit Administration IDs to get discounted rides on light rail and MTA buses, bring an ID that shows your age, 10-11:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

SENIORS COMPUTER GRAPHICS, workshop, "Creating Greeting Cards and Fliers With Graphics," 9-11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $3; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

COSTUME JEWELRY SALE, about 200 pieces from Monet, Napier, Coro and other jewelry-makers, plus unmarked vintage and designer pieces, rhinestones and sterling silver, proceeds benefit the South County Senior Center, 9 a.m.-noon, the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

SEVERNA PARK FOOT SCREENINGS, by John Murphy, a North Arundel Hospital podiatrist, 10 a.m.-noon, the Community Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-787-4367.

ST. JOHN'S LECTURE, "Storytelling and Philosophy: The Ring of Gyges," by Jacob Howland of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tulsa, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

DIABETES AND VASCULAR SCREENINGS, question-and-answer session about diabetes with a dietitian, 9-10 a.m., and a carotid screening to detect vascular problems for people 60 and older who have had heart disease, a stroke, peripheral arterial disease or vascular surgery, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between Entrance No. 4 and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free; preregistration required. 410-787-4367.

LAUREL RACHEL CARSON PLAY, "A Sense of Wonder," actress Kaiulani Lee in a one-woman play about the biologist and writer, 7 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. $20. 301-497-5887.

Saturday 9

JUG BAY WETLANDS HIKE, for adults and children 6 and older, explore the 610-acre Parris N. Glendening Nature Preserve, 1-3 p.m., meet at the sanctuary and carpool to the site, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; 60 and older, $2; 17 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330.

CANDLEMAKING HISTORY, for 12 and older, Adam Smith, a park ranger with the B&A Trail Park, will demonstrate candlemaking and discuss the history of bayberry bushes, how early settlers obtained wax from the berries to make candles and the species of birds and animals that eat the berries, 11 a.m., Earleigh Ranger Station, 51 W. Earleigh Heights Rd., Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

BEREAVEMENT & HOLIDAYS, Carol A. Brothers, psychologist, discusses "Help for the Holidays," about how to cope with grief, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Hwy., Millersville. Free. 410-987-2129.

KINDER FARM AUTUMN CRAFTS, for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult, join a park ranger and collect leaves to make fall crafts to use at home, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

Sunday 10

BIRDS FOR BEGINNERS, for adults and children 7 and older, learn about birds' adaptations, take a hike to listen for birds and make a wildlife feeder to take home, 2-4 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; 60 and older, $2; 18 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330.

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT, for children 5-10 accompanied by an adult, search the park for nature-related items, followed by a cup of hot chocolate, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

LAUREL SQUIRREL PROGRAM, for ages 3 and 4, "Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Tailed," information about squirrels, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

Monday 11

ANNAPOLIS AQUATICS PROGRAMS, for children and adults, "Fall Session III" classes, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Monday through Dec. 12 (no classes Nov. 25-28), Arundel Olympic Swim Center, 2690 Riva Rd., Annapolis. Eight lessons, $40. Call for days and times, 410-222-7933.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by representatives of Mariner Health, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between Entrance No. 4 and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

HOSPITAL COSMETICS PROGRAM, assistance for women with appearance-related side effects from cancer treatments, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 1-3 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, radiology conference room, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-721-4304.

Tuesday 12

CHILDREN AND MUSIC, a lecture by Christine Allen on the benefits of listening to music for children, bring lunch, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159.

GLEN BURNIE OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS, a specialized X-ray machine used to measure bone density in the wrist and forearm, results available immediately, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $20; preregistration required. 410-787-4367.

MILLERSVILLE BEREAVEMENT GROUP, support for people 18 and older grieving the loss of a loved one, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 17, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Hwy., Millersville. $25 for the six-week program; preregistration required; fee does not apply to families whose loved ones received care from the hospice. 410-987-2129.

LAUREL OWL PROGRAM, for ages 8-12, "Owls, Hunters of the Night," learn about the adaptations of the nocturnal hunters and their role in the food chain, 3-4 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

ANNAPOLIS ARTHRITIS SEMINAR, "Arthritis, Knee and Hip Pain," a discussion of treatments and the causes of pain, with a question-and-answer session, 11 a.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; reservations required. 443-481-4000 or 800-636-8773.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9 a.m.-noon, Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between Entrance No. 4 and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

Wednesday 13

TEEN BEREAVEMENT GROUP, support for teenagers 15-17 grieving the loss of a loved one, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 18, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Hwy., Millersville. $25 for the six-week program; preregistration required; fee does not apply to families whose loved ones received care from the hospice. 410-987-2129.

EDGEWATER SENIORS DANCE, the theme is the 1940s atmosphere of a USO Canteen, music provided by disc jockey Bob Duckman, come dressed for the era, 1-4 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by North Arundel Hospital Auxiliary, 8:30 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford roads, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367.

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH SCREENINGS, vision and glaucoma, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; cholesterol, 9-11 a.m.; and feet, 9-11 a.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between Entrance No. 4 and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

Thursday 14

APPRECIATING SENIORS' HEIRLOOMS, Elaine Ezell and George Newhouse, owners of AAA Antiques Mall, discuss "The Common Mistakes of Downsizing," about seniors who move to smaller homes and don't realize the value of objects that they want to sell; participants can each bring one object for appraisal, 1 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

CROFTON SEWING MEETING, of the Chesapeake Treasures, the local chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America, which was established to promote sewing, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, Crofton Middle School, 2301 Davidsonville Rd. Free; the public is welcome. 410-280-9639.

ARNOLD CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE, Jeffry D. Wert, historian, discusses "John Mosby: The Civil War's Finest Partisan Officer," 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE, for high school students, learn about college programs and view videos on career preparation, staff available to answer questions, 3-5 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Sales and Service Training Center, near Entry 2 of the food court, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-799-9099.

ANNAPOLIS FLU SHOTS, for adults, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. Free. 410-222-7343.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, for stroke survivors, those at high risk for stroke or anyone who wants to learn how to reduce their risk factors; this meeting's topic is "Driving and Mobility," 6-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, North Arundel Hospital, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4457.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning

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