Thursday 17

SENIORS MEDICINE SAFETY, information on how to avoid harmful interactions involving drugs, herbs, supplements and food and how to review medicine labels, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

MOTHER'S DAY TEA, ongoing registration for a traditional tea with sandwiches and sweets, plus an 18th-century dance demonstration, sponsored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, 2 p.m. May 11, William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $35; members and volunteers, $30. 410-267-7619.

CPR, FIRST-AID COURSES, ongoing registration for American Red Cross courses in May, plus baby-sitting training, the Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Rd., Edgewater; Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; and Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd., Severna Park. $35-$40. 410-764-4609, 800-787-8002 or www.redcross-cmd.org.

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH SCREENINGS, blood pressure and lung capacity, 8-11 a.m., North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

SENIORS' HEIRLOOMS, Elaine Ezell and George Newhouse, owners of the AAA Antiques Mall in Hanover, discuss how to avoid common mistakes people make when moving to smaller quarters and disposing of heirlooms, refreshments served, a meeting of the Greater Bowie-Crofton (Gambrills/Odenton) Area Chapter 1747 of the National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees, 10 a.m., Bowie City Hall, 2416 Kenhill Dr. Free. Call Maria Ritzman, 410-674-1872.

Friday 18

HARWOOD TEEN DANCE, for eighth- and ninth-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.

PATUXENT REFUGE NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, an interactive program about the metamorphosis of creatures, such as frogs and butterflies, 3-4 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

EDGEWATER GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday is the deadline to register for an event sponsored by the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce, with lunch, beverages and prizes; shotgun start, 8:30 a.m. April 29, South River Golf Course, 3451 Solomon's Island Rd., Edgewater. $125; foursome, $400. 410-956-3900.

Saturday 19

GREAT KITE FLY, competitions, demonstrations and a 10 a.m. kite-making workshop, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required for the workshop. 410-626-2530.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, for 10 and older, children 10-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 or older, an overview of the rules and practices of safe boating, a Certificate of Boating Safety Education issued upon completion, sponsored by the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, two-session course, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and April 26, Severna Park Jaycees Community Building, Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $20, includes book; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

BIRDING FOR KIDS, children must be accompanied by an adult, park rangers lead a search for birds and discuss how to identify them, bring binoculars if possible, 10:30 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

PATUXENT REFUGE BAT PROGRAM, "Who's Afraid of the Little Brown Bat?" an interactive 30-minute puppet presentation on the myths and realities about bats, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

WETLANDS NATURE PROGRAM, for 12 and older, information on amphibian biology, wear boots or shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight, 7-10 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $2.50; 60 and older, $2; 18 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330.

Sunday 20

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 21

KINDER FARM TREE FROG HUNT, a park ranger leads a search around ponds and other wet areas of the park for tree frogs and other amphibians, wear shoes that can get wet, 8 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

Tuesday 22

CHILDREN'S IMMUNIZATION CLINICS, for youngsters entering kindergarten in the fall, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, parents must bring a copy of their child's immunization record, 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd.; April 24, Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A St. SW, Glen Burnie; April 29, Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-4896.

ASTHMA AND ALLERGY LECTURE, allergist and immunologist Andrew Moore discusses how to recognize seasonal allergies, how allergies and asthma are related, triggers for asthma and allergy treatments, 6:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center (third-floor conference center), 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-787-4367.

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

SENIORS FOOT-CARE TALK, podiatrist Kerry Becker discusses the basics, 12:30 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 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.

CROFTON STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, stories, nursery rhymes and songs, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 27, Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd. Free. 410-222-7915.

Wednesday 23

BIRTHING EXPERIENCE LECTURE, psychotherapist Benig Mauger discusses the spiritual and emotional significance of pregnancy and birth, a reception follows, 7:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free. 410-626-8982.

COLONIAL GARDEN LECTURE, Mollie Ridout, director of the horticulture program at Historic London Town and Gardens, shows slides and discusses garden layout, gardening techniques and heirloom plants that typify an 18th-century kitchen garden, sponsored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, 7:30-8:30 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619.

AVOIDING SCAMS TALK, for seniors, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. (D) discusses how seniors can protect themselves from scam artists, a new publication "A Consumer's Guide for Seniors" will be distributed, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

PRESCHOOLER MEALS PROGRAM, information about how to make mealtime enjoyable and nutritious for preschoolers, co-sponsored by Professional Moms at Home, 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000.

OPERA APPRECIATION CLASS, M.A. Cashman discusses Giuseppe Verdi, 1-3 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. at Cashman's home, $12; to register and get directions to the home, contact the Annapolis Opera, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-267-8135 or www.annapolisopera.com.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, 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.

SENIORS SPRING FLING AND DANCE, Wednesday is the deadline to buy tickets for the Department of Aging's 2003 Spring Fling, featuring dancing, a line dance competition, lunch, door prizes and music by Mike McIntyre's Magic Music Machine, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 25, Michael's Eighth Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Rd., Glen Burnie. Tickets, $15, available at all county senior centers; for information, call any senior center or the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 410-222-4464.

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, by podiatrist Adriana Pace, 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.

LOW VISION SUPPORT GROUP, for seniors, 1 p.m. Wednesdays, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

ARNOLD KARATE CLASS, for 15 and older, taught by black belt Winged Dragon instructors, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, eight weeks, Arnold Elementary School, 90 Church Rd. $55; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

Thursday 24

FORUM ON CHILDREN'S WEB USE, "Caught in the Web: What Kids Are Doing Online," an Anne Arundel Community College panel discussion on the pros and cons of the Internet for children, panelists include Ann Gibbs, founding director of Computer Tutor; Elizabeth R. Harrison, project manager for the college's Cybercrime Studies Institute; Richard H. Seabrook, associate professor of computer science; and two high school honor students; with audience questions, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 7:30 p.m.; refreshments, 7 p.m., the college's John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2429.

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD TOUR, for 16 and older, a guided van tour, with short walks to identify birds in several refuge habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8:15-10:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

ANGER MANAGEMENT COURSE, information on how to channel anger into a positive direction, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, six weeks, Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center, 2666 Riva Rd., Suite 130, Annapolis. $110, includes materials. 410-266-9033.

HOSPITAL JOB FAIR, representatives from North Arundel Hospital's personnel department discuss current openings and accept resumes and applications, 2-5 p.m., Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

ANNAPOLIS AROMATHERAPY CLASS, a two-session class about how to create a basic aromatherapy kit and select plants to make essential oils and products, 7-9 p.m. April 24 and May 1, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $40; preregistration required. 443-481-4000.

CHESAPEAKE CIVIL WAR DISCUSSION, Carroll Gibbs discusses African American troops, 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

-- Compiled by Sharon Fanning

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