Thursday 13

CPR, FIRST-AID COURSES, ongoing registration for American Red Cross courses in CPR and first aid next month at various locations throughout the county, including the Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Rd., Edgewater; Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd., Severna Park; and John Wesley United Methodist Church, 6922 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. $35-$45. 410-764-4609, 800-787-8002 or www.redcross-cmd.org.

Friday 14

5K RUN/WALK, to benefit Arundel Habitat for Humanity and the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund, registration, 8-8:45 a.m.; warm-ups, 8:30 a.m.; race, 9 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $25; $20 in advance. 410-384-9212, Ext. 23.

NEW BUS ROUTE, information about the route, which is operated by the Annapolis Transportation Department and links Annapolis, Edgewater, Galesville, Deale and Shady Side areas; event includes unveiling of name of route, light refreshments and remarks by Maryland Secretary of Transportation Robert L. Flanagan, County Executive Janet S. Owens and Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer, 10 a.m., South County Senior Center, Courtyard, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. Call Pam Jordan, 410-222-7502, Ext. 3.

SENIORS SPORTS DAY, a short movie about sports blunders, snacks served, 9-10 a.m.; Couch Potato Sports Trivia Game, 10:15-11:15 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS MOVIE, "Whale Rider," a New Zealand film about a young girl in a Maori village, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

PET CARE TALK, for seniors, pet owners Jim and Barbara McCaffrey visit with Bailey, their golden retriever, and discuss pet care,

1 p.m., South County Senior Center,

27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

OVERNIGHT RELAY FOR LIFE, teams of people take turns walking or running laps, each team tries to keep at least one member on track at all times, to raise money for American Cancer Society research and programs, 6 p.m. Friday-9 a.m. Saturday, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $10

per person. 410-721-4304 or 301-261-6000.

Saturday 15

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY, for experienced birders 16 and older, a guided tour to find as many different species as possible in several habitats, bring field guides, binoculars and water, 7-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

CHESSIE 5K RACE, and one-mile fun run and one-mile fun bike ride, on park roads and paved trails, timed by the Annapolis Striders, to help fund repairs to Gibson Island Country School, which was damaged in Hurricane Isabel, registration, 7:30-8:15 a.m.; 5K, 8:30 a.m.; bike ride, 8:40 a.m.; fun run, 8:45 a.m., Down's Park, Fernwood Pavilion, 8311 John Downs Loop (off Mountain and Pinehurst roads), Pasadena. $20; ages 7-17, $15; 6 and younger, $6; registration required. Call Debbie Shefield, 410-439-4494.

ANNAPOLIS STRIDERS BIKE RIDES, 30, 60 or 100 miles, followed by a potluck picnic, bring a dish and beverage, trip maps available, 8 a.m., meet at a farm near Route 33 and Canton Street, St. Michaels. Free; registration required by Friday. Call Ron Bowman, 410-573-1929, or Linda Scoggins, 410-551-8659.

CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER, support for family caregivers and new information for professionals, plus refreshments and box lunch, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 101, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Family caregivers, $15; professionals, $25. 410-777-2055.

ARCHAEOLOGY DIG, for ages 14 and older, participants work with archaeologists in search of evidence of the lost town of London, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., London Town, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. Free; reservations required. 410-222-1919.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, an overview of the rules and practices of safe boating, a certificate of boating safety education issued upon completion, two sessions, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and May 22, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $20; registration required. 410-741-9330.

PATUXENT REFUGE BUTTERFLY HIKE, for ages 10 and older, guided three-mile hike, learn about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem and how to identify several common in Maryland, bring water, field guides recommended, 9 a.m.-noon, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

JUG BAY FLOWER HIKE, for adults and children 10 and older, search the Glendening Nature Preserve for plants, such as bloodroot, trout lily and claytonia, carpool to the preserve, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., meet at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330.

CANCER SCREENINGS, oral, head and neck screenings by specialist Marc Hamburger, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free; reservations requested. 410-787-4367.

Sunday 16

"WALK FOR THE ANIMALS," walk leashed pets on a paved course (one mile, 2 1/2 miles or five miles), wheelchair- and stroller-accessible, sponsored by the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, to benefit homeless animals, 8 a.m.-noon, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Pledges requested. 410-268-2659 or www.aacspca.org.

WARBLER HIKE, for ages 16 and older, search for several species in a park, field guilds and binoculars recommended, 8-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

SLIMY AND SCALY, for ages 5-7, an interactive program about frogs, turtles, snakes and more, with songs, stories and a short hike, 1-2:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

JUG BAY DRAGONFLIES PROGRAM, watch insects leave water and fly, 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330.

WALLY WALK 3K, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, with a barbecue and games for young children; a memorial for Joel Wallenstrom, who spearheaded the effort to build the Community Center, proceeds to benefit renovation of the center, 2-6 p.m., the center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $25; children, $10. Call Web Chamberlin, 410-544-2860, or Pam Ward, 410-729-5626.

ANNAPOLIS PFLAG MEETING, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 2-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Fah Building, Emerson Room, 333 Dubois Rd. Free. 410-647-7345 or 410-349-1458.

Monday 17

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, Fred Suskind discusses close-ups, meeting of the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Route 301 South and Mount Oak Road, Bowie. 301-464-4212.

COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AGING, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging offers information about its services and answers questions, 8-10 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 or www.northarundel.org.

SENIORS SMOKING CESSATION TALK, Delores Hawkins of RESPECT Foundation Inc., an outreach educational organization, discusses the health risks of smoking and area stop-smoking programs, 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

AFS INTERCULTURAL PROGRAM, Anne Arundel chapter meeting, a talk by Jung Toh about his life in Malaysia and as an exchange student at Severna Park High School, 6:45-8 p.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd. Free. Call Jennifer Nelsen, 410-729-3853.

Tuesday 18

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, by podiatrist Enzo Leone, 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 or www.northarundel.org.

ANNAPOLIS CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS, by North Arundel Hospital, results mailed to participants, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. Free. 410-222-1818.

NUTRITION EDUCATION, for cancer patients and their caregivers, 10-11 a.m., North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-553-8129.

SENIORS HOME SAFETY TALK, Lt. George Wiseman of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department discusses "Falls and Fires," how to avoid falling, how to plan a fire escape route and other safety measures, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

WILLS AND PROBATE TALK, for seniors, George Nutwell Jr., Anne Arundel County registrar of wills, discusses the probate process and answers questions, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; registration required. 410-222-1927.

ODENTON STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, stories, songs, finger plays and a craft, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Odenton Library, 1270 Odenton Rd. Free. 410-222-6277.

Wednesday 19

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD TOUR, for ages 16 and older, short walks to identify birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8:15-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM COURSE, Wednesday is the registration deadline for a course by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for boaters, hikers and hunters, 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 22, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. $30. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Robert Wilson, 410-956-6907.

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays, free; 10 a.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538; Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, 410-222-6265; and South County Library, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 410-222-1925.

STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, stories, activities and a craft, free; 10 a.m., Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770; stories, music and a craft about Dora the Explorer, the Nickelodeon character, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. May 20, Maryland City at Russett Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390.

ARNOLD CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS, by North Arundel Hospital, results mailed to participants, 10 a.m.-noon, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free. 410-222-1922.

SENIORS DANCE, music by George Simon's Orchestra, 12:30-3:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; registration required. 410-222-1927.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, discussion of diabetes management, 1:30-3 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4940.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Family Caregiver Program, 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, St. Andrews by the Bay, 701 College Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-4464.

Thursday 20

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; reservations required. 410-222-6620.

DIVORCE LECTURES, sponsored by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, "The Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce," information about legal rights and procedures for obtaining a separation or divorce in Maryland, noon-2 p.m.; "The Emotional Aspects of Separation and Divorce," including information on the needs of children and use of mediation as an alternative, 6:30-8:30 p.m., YWCA Building, 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold. Each class, $10; registration required. 410-757-8300.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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