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; registration required. 410-222-6620 or www.aahealth.org.

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.

DAVIDSONVILLE GOLF TOURNAMENT, ongoing registration for Teed Off at Arthritis event to be held 12:30-8 p.m. June 18, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation; includes lunch, dinner, refreshments, an awards ceremony and auction, Renditions Golf Course, 1380 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. $250; foursome, $900 or $1,000 (with company tee sign). 410-544-5433.

SENIORS SAFE DRIVING COURSE, for ages 50 and older, ongoing registration for a two-day AARP course to improve driving skills, plus information on defensive driving, safe use of cell phones and reacting to aggressive drivers, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 21 and 22, North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $10; registration required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

Friday 21

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS PATIO PARTY, games (including boccie and horseshoes), music by a disc jockey and refreshments, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

EDGEWATER SENIORS FILM, "Cheaper by the Dozen," about a couple (Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt) raising their 12 children, 12:45 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for animals, including owls, bats, frogs and more, 7:30-9 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Saturday 22

BEGINNERS BIRD WALK, with park ranger Sue Payne, discussion of how to use binoculars and simple identification techniques, 8-9 a.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6244.

EDGEWATER BOOK SALE, more than 50,000 used books, to benefit Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill, which has sent more than 1.5 million books to developing countries and more than 4,000 books to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon May 29, 3106 Solomons Island Rd. (one mile south of South River Bridge), Edgewater. Hardbacks, $1; paperbacks, 50 cents; fill a grocery bag, $20. Call Steve Frantzich, 410-293-6865, or visit www.parole-rotary.org.

CAREGIVERS COPING PROGRAM, nurse Mary Fridley discusses how to handle the stress of caring for a loved one, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, two sessions, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and June 5, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $15 (includes continental breakfast); registration required. Call Teren Golatt, 410-222-4464.

FISHING WITH A PARK RANGER, for beginners, led by ranger Dave DeVault, bring fishing gear and bait (some bait provided), children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 9-11 a.m., Green Haven Wharf, at the end of Outing Avenue, Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-6244.

ANNAPOLIS COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, led by master gardeners, participants receive a composting unit while supplies last, 10 a.m. (cancelled in the event of rain), Quiet Waters Park, Wildwood Trail, Composting Demonstration Site, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free admission; parking, $4. 410-222-1777.

KINDER FARM CICADAS WALK, join a park ranger to examine the creatures that appear every 17 years, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

GALESVILLE CRAFT SHOW, more than 50 craftspeople sell their works, refreshments available, proceeds benefit Lion's Club charities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain date, May 23), Main Street, Galesville. Free admission. 301-735-5400 (days); 410-867-1234 (evenings).

"THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS," learn about how certain plants grow very large, produce seeds that fly and perform other feats of survival, 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 or www.jugbay.org.

Sunday 23

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8:15-10:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

REFUGE WILDFLOWER WANDER, for ages 16 and older, guided hike, discover the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem and learn how to identify some common species, field guides, water and a magnifying glass recommended, 9-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

ANNAPOLIS SAILING, for people with disabilities, equipment supplied, sponsored by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sandy Point State Park Marina, Route 50, Annapolis. Free. 410-626-0273 or www.crab-sailing.org.

JUG BAY BUGS 101, for all ages, information about insects, 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 or www.jugbay.org.

BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES, join a park ranger to look for caterpillars and butterflies, wear comfortable shoes, 4 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, main parking lot, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

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 24

ODENTON REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE, of the foot and ankle by massage therapist Kim Murphy, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; registration required. 410-222-6227.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS BOWLING, tenpins at AMF Bowling Center, 6608 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie; an Anne Arundel County Department of Aging van will leave Pascal Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. and return at 2:15 p.m. (the center is at 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie). $3, includes two games and shoe rental. 410-222-6680.

GLEN BURNIE ONCOLOGY GROUP, for any person with cancer and relatives, 4:45-5:45 p.m. Mondays, North Arundel Hospital, sixth-floor Family Room, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4735 or www.northarundel.org.

VASCULAR DISEASE LECTURE, surgeon Marshall Benjamin discusses treatments, 7 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, "Working in the Dark," by Ed Pastula, a 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.

Tuesday 25

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH SCREENINGS, foot screenings by podiatrist Enzo Leone, 9-11 a.m.; blood pressure by Millennium Health and Rehabilitation at Marley, 9-11 a.m., North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

ARNOLD SENIOR CENTER ORIENTATION, for new members, learn about services, classes and volunteer opportunities, 10 a.m.-noon, the center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; registration required by Friday. 410-222-1922.

SENIORS HORSESHOES TOURNAMENT, compete one-on-one in a single elimination match, winners move to a championship round, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6847.

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-3:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday and second Thursday of each month, Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd. Free; reservations required. 410-222-6660 or www.aahealth.org.

Wednesday 26

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie, Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

ODENTON SENIORS MASSAGE, a seated, upper body massage by massage therapist Bonnie Pavlak, 9-11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

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, and South County Library, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 410-222-1925.

GLEN BURNIE STORY TIME, PICNIC, stories, songs and snacks on the library's south lawn (or in the meeting room in case of rain), bring a blanket, 11 a.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6270.

MEDICARE MODERNIZATION ACT and prescription drug benefits talk, for seniors, by Susan Knight of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

PATUXENT REFUGE TRAM TOUR, see wildlife and learn how the refuge manages habitats during a 40-minute tour in an electric open-air tram, 6:45-7:45 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. $3; 55 and older, $2; 12 and younger, $1; registration required; bring exact change. 301-497-5887.

CIVIL WAR AND THE BAY, lecture, "Blue and Gray on the Chesapeake Bay," Bill Dudley, director of naval history at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, discusses the impact of the Civil War on the bay area, with emphasis on Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, sponsored by Annapolis Maritime Museum, 7-8 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 117, 801 Chase St. Free. 410 295-0104 or www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org.

ANNAPOLIS HISTORIC HOUSES, Jean Russo discusses "The Great Houses of Annapolis," about 18th-century Georgian homes, the people who paid for them and the families who lived in them, 7:30-8:30 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619, Ext. 8146, or www.annapolis.org.

Thursday 27

SENIORS "CHICAGO" FILM, starring Renee Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones, noon, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, with keyboard player John Norfolk, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

CANCER TALK, "Cancer and Complementary Therapy," about acupuncture, massage therapy and meditation, 6-7:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, first-floor conference center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-553-8129 or www.northarundel.org.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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