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.

CONGRESSIONAL OUTREACH, Anne Irby, constituent liaison with the office of U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), 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.

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.

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.

ARNOLD 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.

CIVIL WAR TALK, David Taft Terry, archivist for the Slavery Commission at the Maryland State Archives, discusses "Events in Anne Arundel County Leading Up to the Civil War," 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. 443-226-3553.

BREAST CANCER INFORMATION, ongoing registration for Girls' Night Out program, information on women's breast health and opportunities to talk with breast cancer survivors and health professionals, plus dinner and door prizes, co-sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 4-6 p.m. April 29, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required and limited to women who have not previously participated. 410-222-7979.

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.

Friday 4

COLLEGE MUSIC LECTURE, "The Moment and the Drone," tutor emeritus Elliott Zuckerman discusses music inspired by nature and significant moments, such as love at first sight; discussion of works by Schubert, Chopin and Wagner, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

EDGEWATER SENIORS HEALTH CLASS, Alice Yeager, founder of the American Healing Association, teaches meditation and exercise, 10 a.m.-noon, nine weeks, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

HARWOOD YOUTH DANCE, for sixth- and seventh-graders, music by a disc jockey, door prizes, contests, 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.

Saturday 5

WETLANDS EXPLORATION, BIRD WALK, search ponds and streams and learn how to identify frogs, turtles, fish, tadpoles, dragonflies and other aquatic insects, wear boots or shoes that can get wet and bring a change of clothes and a towel, 1-3 p.m.; for 10 and older, learn how to identify birds by sight and sound, 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Each program, $2.50. 410-741-9330.

KINDER FARM BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP, build a cedar birdhouse for the back yard, bring a cordless drill with a one-eighth-inch drill bit and a Phillips screwdriver, all other materials provided, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $15 a family; prepaid reservations required. 410-222-6115.

LEWIS AND CLARK TALK, ranger Tom Mayer presents a slide show on the historic path of the explorers, 1 p.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS SUPPORT GROUP, 10 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month, North Arundel Hospital, Hospital Learning Classroom, third floor, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-437-2881.

Sunday 6

ANNAPOLIS MOCK TRIAL, 30 Anne Arundel Community College students act as prosecution and defense attorneys, witnesses and jurors during a mock criminal murder trial staged by the student Paralegal Club and presided over by an actual judge, noon-2 p.m., Anne Arundel County Circuit Courthouse, Ceremonial Court, Church Circle, Annapolis. Free. 410-777-7370.

LAUREL NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, information on how colors are used in nature, 2-3 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), 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 7

JOINT REPLACEMENT SEMINAR, Lisa Knisley and Dan Stenger, physician assistants with the Baltimore-Washington Hip and Knee Center at North Arundel Hospital, discuss the preparation, recovery and benefits of hip and knee replacement surgery, 6 p.m., Chesapeake Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, lower level, 200 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-768-5555.

HOSPITAL COSMETICS PROGRAM, Look Good, Feel Better program, assistance for 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.

ARNOLD WALKING GROUP KICKOFF, Bay Hills Hikers season opening, 8 a.m. Monday, registration and mileage cards distributed, refreshments served; the group uses an Arnold course 8 a.m. weekdays, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital and City Dock Coffee; meet at the coffee shop, Bay Hills Shopping Center, Bay Dale Drive and College Parkway. Free. 410-787-4246.

SEVERNA PARK BOATING CLASS, three-part course on the rules and fundamentals of safe boating, a certificate of boating safety education issued upon completion, sponsored by Friends of the Anne Arundel County Trails, 7-10 p.m. Monday, April 11 and 14, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, top-floor meeting room, 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. $20; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

"BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM IN CHILDREN," discussed by psychology professor Lou Aymard, 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.

SENIORS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, by massage therapist Mary Ann Roesler, 9:30 a.m.-noon the first Monday of each month, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

ANNAPOLIS DOG-OBEDIENCE CLASSES, for dogs at least 6 months old, Monday is the registration deadline, course covers basic commands, proof of vaccinations required, sponsored by Annapolis Recreation and Parks, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, April 12-May 31, Griscom Building, 275 Hilltop Lane. $50. 410-263-7958

GLEN BURNIE ONCOLOGY GROUP, for any person diagnosed with cancer and 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.

PASADENA STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, "Bob the Builder" stories, 7 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699.

LAUREL STORY PROGRAM, for ages 4-10, celebrate Deaf History Month with stories and learn a little American Sign Language, 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390.

ANNAPOLIS STORY TIME, for preschoolers, plus music, fingerplays and other activities, 7 p.m., Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr. Free. 410-222-1770.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5599.

Tuesday 8

"HOW TO SPEAK PIANO," for seniors, actor Ted Brown discusses music written for piano and the lives of notable composers and pianists, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 and 22 and May 6, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES, intermediate variations and routines in cha-cha and tango, beginner classes also available, sponsored by the Davidsonville Dance Club, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, eight weeks, Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, Queen Anne Bridge (off Route 214) and Wayson roads. $40. 301-262-8010.

PRESCHOOL NATURE HOUR, park ranger Lisa Wolfe leads a one-hour wildlife hike, children must be accompanied by an adult, 11 a.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY JOB FAIR, potential employers available to speak with applicants, sponsored by Hospitality Maryland Style, La Fontaine Bleu, the Restaurant Association of Maryland and the Hospitality Services Affinity Group, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-777-2114.

CHILDREN'S DANCE CLASS, for ages 3-5, six-week introduction to dance through creative movement, with instructor Lindsay Bitzer, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks; ages 4-5, 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays; age 3, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd., Harwood. $30. 410-222-1515.

DEALE STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Wednesday, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Rd. Free. 410-222-1925.

Wednesday 9

SPORTS INJURY LECTURE, for parents, athletes and coaches, orthopedic surgeon James York discusses symptoms, preventing overuse of the body, shin splints, knee injuries, heat problems and first aid for common injuries, 6:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center (third-floor conference center), 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367.

MALL HEALTH FAIR, screenings and educational exhibits, 8-11 a.m.; a diabetes specialist will discuss diabetes, diet and lifestyle changes, 9-10:30 a.m.; a nurse will discuss the symptoms of colon cancer and treatment options, free take-home screening kits available, 8-10 a.m.; finger-stick cholesterol testing, total cholesterol results available immediately, 9-11 a.m.; a podiatrist will examine feet and make recommendations for shoes, 9-11 a.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

HOSPICE YOUTH DROP-IN GROUP, for teenagers grieving the loss of a loved one, facilitated by professionals, parents welcome to meet with facilitators before the meeting, 7-9 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Holy Grounds Youth Center, 617 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-987-2003.

ANNAPOLIS DANCE CLASSES, for 14 and older, eight Wednesday classes with instructor Debra Lilly, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, "Beginning Ballroom," 6:30-7:20 p.m.; "Beginning Latin Dancing," 7:20-8:10 p.m.; "Beginning Argentine Tango Dancing," 8:10-9 p.m., Annapolis Senior High School, cafeteria, 2700 Riva Rd. $45. 410-222-7313.

MENTAL HEALTH GROUP, support for people coping with mental illness, and their families and friends, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, North Arundel Hospital, second-floor Psychiatric Unit, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-553-8070.

SEVERN STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, farm stories, activities and a craft, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. April 10, Provinces Library, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn Square Shopping Center. Free. 410-222-6280.

LAUREL STORY TIME, for children 2-6 and their caregivers, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. April 10, Maryland City at Russett branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390.

BASIC COLOR ART CLASS, for 18 and older, topics include hue, value, saturation, the color wheel and color relationships, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 28, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $170; members, $145; preregistration required. 410-263-5544.

Thursday 10

CHESAPEAKE CIVIL WAR TALK, historian Richard McMurray discusses the 1864 Atlanta campaign, 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

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

PETER RABBIT STORY TIME, for ages 3-8, stories and making a craft to take home, 6:30 p.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1750.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, for stroke survivors, those at high risk for stroke or people who want to learn how to reduce their risk factors, this meeting's topic is medications, 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.

HOSPITALITY INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE, of the Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, tour the facility, meet faculty, 6-7:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, HCAT Building, Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Hwy. NE, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-777-2398 or www.hcatinstitute.org.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS CONCERT, music and more by the Pascal Go-Getters, 10:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning

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