Thursday 27

CARDIOLOGY CENTER OPEN HOUSE, informal tours of Anne Arundel Medical Center's newly renovated Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, refreshments served, 6-8 p.m., the medical center's Donner Community Health Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000.

HOSPITAL JOB FAIR, representatives of North Arundel Hospital's Human Resource Department will be available to interview for current openings and accept resumes and applications, 2-6 p.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4502.

ARNOLD SPRING TRIATHLON, ongoing registration for 14th annual event, swim one-third of a mile, bike six miles on College Parkway and run five kilometers, helmets required for the bike event, 7:30 a.m. April 13, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $25; advance registration by March 28, $20; registration permitted on race day if space is available. 410-777-2767 or e-mail

BEGINNING GENEALOGY CLASS, for 55 and older, about resources and tools available for research, with instructor William J. Stebbins, 1 p.m. Thursdays, four weeks, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, Maryland City Senior Activity Site, Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 8402 Brock Bridge Rd., Laurel. Free; preregistration required. Call Juanita Adams, 410-222-4464.

FIGURE SKATING OPEN HOUSE, for skaters of all levels, sponsored by the Metroliners synchronized skating teams of the Bowie Figure Skating Club, 5:45-9:30 p.m., Bowie Ice Arena, 3330 Northview Dr. Call Carla Smith, 410-849-2575, or Lisa Hawkins, 301-805-2264.

GLEN BURNIE VARIETY SHOW, Jack Foreaker performs music, magic, puppetry and comedy, with audience participation, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS RUG-HOOKING CLASS, ongoing registration for a five-week class on rug-hooking techniques, with teacher Linda Borch, participants must provide supplies, a list is available at registration, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, April 8 through May 6, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

MARDI GRAS THEME PARTY, ongoing registration for a high school benefit, with dinner, open bar, jazz music and auction, 6:30 p.m. April 5, Archbishop Spalding High School, 8080 New Cut Rd., Severn. $65. 410-969-9105, Ext. 423.

MARYLAND WRITERS CONFERENCE, ongoing registration for 15th annual event, the theme is "Breaking Through to Writing Success," panelists discuss improving your writing, finding an agent and more, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 12, Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Park Lane, Brooklyn Park. $125. 410-975-3307.

COUNTY SENIOR CENTERS, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging operates seven senior centers; annual membership renewal and registration are required to participate in classes and activities at the centers: 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.

LECTURES ON TERRORISM, for seniors, ongoing registration for an eight-week program offered through Anne Arundel Community College, instructor Mark Coratti discusses foreign regimes antagonistic to the United States and countries that are engaging in terrorism, selling oil and trying to build weapons of mass destruction, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning May 1, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Administrative fee, $20; course fee for ages 55-59, $40; no course fee, 60 and older. 410-222-6227.

Friday 28

COLLEGE DARWINISM LECTURE, "Biological Species: The Very Idea," by Stewart Umphrey, tutor, who will discuss Darwinism and the traditional view of species before Darwin published his works, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP TRAINING, University Days: Community Leadership Training, a two-day program for the development of local leaders; wine tasting and dinner, 5:30 p.m. Friday; daylong program of workshops, a motivational speaker, a catered lunch concluding with a fashion show, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, sponsored by the Junior League of Annapolis, the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, the Institute for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Bowie State University and Allstate Bank, to be held at St. Mary's High School, 113 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. $85; Friday only, $45; Saturday only, $50. 410-224-8984 or

SENIORS BOOK CLUB, discussion of the "The Bonesetters Daughter," by Amy Tan, new members welcome, 9:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 29

BEGINNING POTTERY-MAKING, for 18 and older, class topics include clay centering, simple forms and finishing techniques, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, through May 17, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $165; members, $140; plus a $30 materials fee due at first class. 410-263-5544.

Sunday 30

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS, for adults and children 8 and older, a workshop about creating shelter, fire-making, food collection and water purification using only materials found in nature, 1-4 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $3; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

Monday 31

PASADENA WALKERS GROUP, Tick Neck Travelers season kickoff ceremony, 8 a.m. Monday; the group uses two courses in Tick Neck Park, 8 a.m. weekdays; registration cards and mileage cards distributed opening day, people interested in joining must attend the ceremony, refreshments served, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital and Pastore's; Edwin Raynor and Fort Smallwood roads, Pasadena. Free. 410-787-4367. ODENTON DRAWING, PAINTING CLASS, for second- through fifth-graders, create artwork from nature, with instructor Denise Levitine, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 3:15-5 p.m. Mondays, four weeks, Piney Orchard Elementary School, 2641 Strawberry Lake Way, Odenton. $50. 410-222-7313.

Tuesday 1

AFRICAN DRUMMING PROGRAM, Moziah Saleem, an African percussionist, plays 15 different drums, demonstrating their tones, participants are invited to practice traditional African communication techniques, such as call-and-response drumming, 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390.

MEDICAL BODY SCAN SEMINAR, a radiologist discusses technology used for early detection of malignancies and other major diseases of the lungs, colon and heart, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-3200.

HARWOOD SEWING CLASS, the basics of hand and machine sewing, bring a machine or use one available at the site, participants select their own project and supply materials, with instructor Sandy McDonald, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesdays, eight weeks, South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd., Harwood. $35. 410-222-1515.

CROFTON TAE KWON DO CLASS, for ages 6-12, with instructor Chien Vuong, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 3:15-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, six weeks, Crofton Woods Elementary School 1750 Urby Dr. $125, includes uniform. 410-222-7313.

HARWOOD KARATE CLASS, for 15 and older, taught by black belts, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, eight weeks, South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd., Harwood. $55. 410-222-1515.

Wednesday 2

"THE SOPRANOS" IMPACT, Salvatore J. LaGumina, author and emeritus professor at Nassau Community College, discusses how the HBO TV show has affected Italian Americans, followed by a panel discussion with Dona de Sanctis, deputy executive director of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America; Frank W. Alduino, history and political science professor; and Frank B. Pesci Sr., former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, 7-9:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 101, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2469.

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER WORKSHOPS, the Anne Arundel Community Action Agency offers five workshops 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays in April; "Advantages of Homeownership," Wednesday; "Credit Review and Prequalification," April 9; "Obtaining a Mortgage," April 16; "Home Selection and Writing a Contract," April 23; "Closing and Post-Purchase Counseling," April 30, 251 West St., Annapolis. $25; preregistration required. Contact Donleer Walker, 410-626-1900, Ext. 1032, or

ANNAPOLIS ARTHRITIS SEMINAR, "New Concepts in Hip Surgery -- Alternative Minimally Invasive Surgery," by orthopedic surgeon Paul King, and discussion of "The Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," by orthopedic surgeon Marshall K. Steele III, 7 p.m., with refreshments, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 443-481-4000.

SIGNING WITH KIDS, a program for parents and their hearing children 6 to 24 months old; music and fingerplays for children and information for parents on the benefits of using American Sign Language as a tool for communicating with preverbal infants and toddlers, plus instruction in basic signs, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1750.

ANNAPOLIS STORY TIME, for preschoolers, stories, music and fingerplays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through May 7, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr. Free. 410-222-1770.

BROOKLYN PARK QUILTING CLASS, for 16 and older, bring a thimble, pen, pencil, ruler and scissors that can cut paper and fabric, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 weeks, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $45. 410-222-0036.

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER, an eight-week program by gerontology nurse Mary Fridley on how to cope with the responsibilities of caregiving, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

LINTHICUM STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, stories, crafts and songs, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, through April 24, Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd. Free. 410-222-6265.

Thursday 3

JOB SEARCH EXPO, more than 75 employers expected to attend, bring a resume and dress for interviews with prospective employers, plus two seminars, "Interviewing for Success," 11:30 a.m., and "Effective Resume Preparation," 1:30 p.m., co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor, noon-4 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-315-8873.

ODENTON HIGHLAND BAGPIPING, for 14 and older, students must provide a practice chanter, participants will learn the scale and play a tune, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, four weeks, Arundel Middle School, 1179 Hammond Lane, Odenton. $95. 410-222-7313.

ANNE ARUNDEL DIVORCE WORKSHOP, "Mediation for Separation/Divorce and Family," information on topics typical in separation and divorce situations and other issues in which mediation is useful, sponsored by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, noon-2 p.m., YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold. $5; preregistration required. 410-626-7800.

CONGRESSIONAL OUTREACH, Anne Irby, constituent liaison with U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin's (D-MD) office, meets with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies or have concerns about pending legislation, 11 a.m.-noon the first Thursday of each month, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

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

KINDER FARM WALKING CLUB, for all ages and skill levels, join park ranger Sue Payne for the first meeting, make new friends and get exercise during a walk on a 2.4-mile trail, 8 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

EDGEWATER SENIORS VOLLEYBALL, for men and women, join a new team and make new friends, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS, by dermatologist Jane Chew, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Marley Station Mall, Relaxation Station near JC Penney's lower level, routes 2 and 100, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367.

HARWOOD QUILTING CLASS, Jean Truitt teaches how to design quilts, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, eight weeks, South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd., Harwood. $35. 410-222-1515.

ADULT VOLLEYBALL, for 18 and older, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 10 weeks, Magothy River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Rd., Arnold. $60. 410-222-7313.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning

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