Thursday 28

10K RACE, 5K RUN-WALK, on trails through the Smithsonian preserve, to benefit the Parole Rotary Foundation and the YMCA Camp Letts Building Bridges campaign, race-day registration, 7 a.m.; 10K running race, 8:45 a.m.; 5K run-walk, 9 a.m., Camp Letts, 4003 Camp Letts Rd., Edgewater. 10K, $22; 5K, $17. 866-963-6000, Ext. 415.

Saturday 30

LAUREL PUPPET PROGRAM, an interactive program about Ruby, the ruby-throated hummingbird, and her journey to Central America, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

Sunday 1

GLEN BURNIE ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, North Arundel Hospital, Cafeteria, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-433-4843 or 410-268-5441.

Monday 2

GLEN BURNIE CAREGIVER TALK, "Down and Dirty," Mary Fridley, a gerontology nurse, discusses how to help the frail manage incontinence, co-sponsored by the National Family Caregiver Support Program, 1-3 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. Call 410-222-4464 or 410-222-6680.

ARNOLD CERAMICS SALE, works by faculty and students, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-7495.

HOSPITAL COSMETICS PROGRAM, "Look Good -- Feel Better," assistance to women with appearance-related side effects of 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.

SENIORS CONTINUING EDUCATION, preregistration begins Monday for a variety of classes to be held by Anne Arundel Community College at senior centers throughout the county; classes begin the week of Jan. 6. $20 administrative fee; plus $40 a course for ages 55-59.

Annapolis Senior Center, 410-222-1818.

Arnold Senior Center, 410-222-1924.

Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 410-222-6847.

O'Malley Senior Center, 410-222-6227.

Pasadena Senior Center, 410-222-0030.

Pascal Senior Center, 410-222-6680.

South County Senior Center, 410-222-1927.

GLEN BURNIE ONCOLOGY GROUP, support for people diagnosed with cancer and their family members, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Mondays, North Arundel Hospital, sixth-floor family room, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4735.

HOSPITAL BIRTHING INFORMATION, David Paad, a nurse midwife, discusses reducing health risks during pregnancy and delivery and planning the birthing process; plus a tour of a birthing facility, 7-8:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free; preregistration required. 410-686-8982.

Tuesday 3

"THE POLAR EXPRESS," for children, a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's book, followed by a craft, hot chocolate and cookies, 7 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699.

SENIORS HEALTHY HOLIDAY FARE, dietitian Sue A. James discusses counting the calories of traditional holiday meals and how to control eating at parties, 11 a.m.-noon, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

Wednesday 4

COLLEGE HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Food Services modular building, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2218.

SEVERN STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, about the "Bob the Builder" books, 2 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Provinces Library, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn Square Shopping Center. Free. 410-222-6280.

EDGEWATER HOLIDAY STORIES, for ages 2-6, plus songs and a craft to take home, 10 a.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepney Lane. Free. 410-222-1538.

ARNOLD PREGNANCY LECTURE, nurse midwife Joanne Hasman discusses preparing for pregnancy, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free; preregistration required. 410-686-8982.

"THE SOPRANOS" IMPACT, a panel discussion on how the HBO show has affected Italian Americans; panelists include Salvatore J. LaGumina, author and emeritus professor at Nassau Community College; Frank W. Alduino, a history and political science professor; and Frank B. Pesci, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 6 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 101, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2469.

HEALING TOUCH PROGRAM, a two-part class involving a holistic approach to reducing stress and promoting well-being, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 11, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $45. 443-481-4000.

Thursday 5

HOSPITALITY, CULINARY SCHOOL, open house for Anne Arundel Community College's Hospitality, Culinary, Arts and Tourism Institute, tour the facilities, learn about programs and meet the faculty, 6-7:30 p.m., the college, Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Hwy. NE, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-777-2398.

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, "Life After HRT," a panel of specialists discusses issues facing woman who discontinue hormone replacement therapy; panelists include Susan Peeler, medical director of Anne Arundel Medical Center's Women's and Children's Services; Barbara McHenry, AAMC pharmacist; Lisa Renfro, dermatologist; and Ann Caldwell, dietitian, 7-9 p.m., AAMC, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 443-481-4000.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, eight-week classes in basic fox trot and merengue, sponsored by the Davidsonville Dance Club, 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays, Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge (off Route 214) and Wayson roads. $40. 301-262-8010.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month, North Arundel Hospital, Lobby, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. 410-787-4367.

CARPAL TUNNEL SCREENINGS, by orthopedic surgeon Terrence O'Donovan, sponsored by 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.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning

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