Thursday 2

GLEN BURNIE VARIETY SHOW, for seniors and their school-age grandchildren, "Bill Sharkey's Variety Hour," music, comedy and magic, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, free service at two locations: North Arundel Hospital's nursing department, 9-11 a.m., the hospital main lobby, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie, 410-787-4367, and 10 a.m.-noon, Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover, 410-787-4367.

ANNAPOLIS SWIMMING CLASSES, ongoing registration for adults and children, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks; weekdays, twice a week: Session I, Jan. 13-Feb. 6; Session II, Feb. 10-March 6; Session III, March 17-April 10; and Session IV, April 14-May 15; Saturday sessions: Session I, Jan. 11-March 8 (no class Feb. 8) and Session II, March 22-May 17 (no class April 19), Arundel Olympic Swim Center, 2690 Riva Rd., Annapolis. $40 a session. 410-222-7933.

RED CROSS COURSES, ongoing registration for January first-aid and CPR courses at the American Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Rd., Edgewater, and other locations in Annapolis, Glen Burnie and Severna Park. $40 and $35. 410-764-4609, 800-787-8002 or www.redcross-cmd.org.

Friday 3

HARWOOD DANCE, for sixth- and seventh-graders, music by a disc jockey, door prizes, contests and refreshments for sale, school ID required, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-10 p.m., South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd., Harwood. $5. 410-222-1515.

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH PROGRAMS, shoulder and neck massages by Massage Works and neck and back screenings by chiropractor Edward Bartlinski, 8-10 a.m., North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

Saturday 4

WETLANDS BIRD WALK, for 10 and older, learn how to identify birds by sight and sound, binoculars and field guides available to borrow, 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; 60 and older, $2; ages 12-17, $1.50. 410-741-9330.

SEVERNA PARK BIRD WALK, for beginners, children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, park ranger Joanne Backof leads a walk along the B&A Trail searching for birds common in winter, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 8:30 a.m., B&A Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

WETLANDS ANIMAL TRACKS, a hike to look for evidence of animals from tracks, scat and other clues, 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; 60 and older, $2; 18 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330.

Sunday 5

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD TOUR, for 16 and older, a guided van tour, with short walks to identify birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8-10 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

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 6

ANNAPOLIS DRAWING CLASS, for beginning and experienced students 17 and older, learn how to draw portraits in charcoal, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 24, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $165; members, $135; plus a $25 model fee due at the first class; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

IMPRESSIONISM PAINTING CLASS, for 16 and older, learn how to depict the effects of light on landscapes and still lifes, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, through Feb. 24, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $160; members, $135; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

SENIORS DIABETES PROGRAM, dietitian Sue James discusses which food to eat and how to control eating to prevent weight gain, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

GLEN BURNIE ONCOLOGY GROUP, support for people 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.

Tuesday 7

ANNAPOLIS WATERCOLOR CLASS, for 16 and older, learn about design and how to use color, value and texture, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Feb. 25, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $145; members, $120; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

SENIORS ANTIQUES CLASS, Phyllis Suhr discusses the history and value of antique furniture, china, pottery, textiles and jewelry, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, through Jan. 28, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS WOOD-TURNING CLASS, for 18 and older, the basics of wood turning, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through March 4, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $225; members, $200; plus a $20 materials fee due at the first class; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

Wednesday 8

PERCUSSIVE DANCE CLASS, for adults and children 12 and older, focusing on many styles of percussive dance, 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 28, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $215; members, $190; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

SENIORS BRIDGE CLASS, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, six weeks, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS LINE DANCING, learn the electric slide, cha-cha and more, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays, five weeks, Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Rd. $25. 410-222-7313.

BEGINNING BALLET CLASS, for 18 and older, an introduction to classical ballet, including use of the barre, stretch exercises and more, no experience required, 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 21, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $285; members, $260; plus a $7 insurance fee due at the first class; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

SENIORS NUTRITION INFORMATION, discussion of meal planning, shopping for one or two, food safety and more, program led by Ruth Kirchner of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Susan James of Health Prescriptives and Sharon Boggs of the Joslin Diabetic Center at North Arundel Hospital, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Feb. 12, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS ARTHRITIS SEMINAR, doctors Marshall K. Steele III, Stephen Faust and Marc Brassard discuss "The Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," focusing on the causes of the condition, how to alleviate pain and the latest treatments, 11 a.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250 B, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; reservations required. 443-481-4000.

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, an interactive program about trees, with games, stories and crafts, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

ANNAPOLIS HAND DANCING, for 14 and older, learn how to dance to swing, blues, jazz and pop music, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, New Beginner, 6-7 p.m. and Beginner II, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 weeks, Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Rd. $50. 410-222-7313.

Thursday 9

RECREATIONAL TRIPS FOR SENIORS, information on day trips in 2003 to places such as Philadelphia, Washington and Delaware and longer trips to destinations such as Ireland; brochures distributed and reservations accepted, light refreshments served, 1 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. Information event, free. 410-222-1818.

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

ANNAPOLIS DRAWING WORKSHOPS, for ages 9-12, study color, medium and subject, 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays or 1:30-3 p.m. Saturdays, through March 6, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $121; members, $96; plus a $20 materials fee due at the first class; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

ARNOLD CIVIL WAR TALK, Cindy Shockey discusses "Belle Boyd -- Reenacted," about female soldiers in disguise during the Civil War, 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 207, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

BASKETMAKING CLASS, for 16 and older, work with reeds to make at least six baskets, bring a pail, towel, paper, pencil, tape measure, eight spring clothespins, garden clippers and heavy scissors, other supplies available from instructor for additional fee, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, eight weeks, Severna Park Middle School, 450 Jumpers Hole Rd., Severna Park. $50; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning

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