Thursday 8

CROFTON STORYTELLING, "Fairies, Frogs and Funny Men," tales told by storyteller Bill Wood, a Summer Reading Club event, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd. Free. 410-222-7915.

"THE SCIENCE SHOW," John Hadfield uses juggling, comedy, magic tricks and music to teach science, free, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285; 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis, 410-222-1750; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. July 15, Odenton Library, 1270 Odenton Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277.

"THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW," marionette show by Dan Raynor of Stevens Puppets, free, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis, 410-222-1750; 3 and 7 p.m. today, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 410-222-1925; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770; 3 and 7 p.m. July 15, Provinces Library, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn Square Shopping Center, Severn, 410-222-6280.

SENIORS PUPPET SHOW, "The Adventures of Hennylo," how to communicate with doctors and other health-related information, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227 or 301-621-9515.

SENIORS TRANSPORTATION DISCOUNTS, for ages 65 and older, the Maryland Transit Administration will issue photo IDs for discounted fares on MTA buses and light rail, proof of age required, noon-1:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-3:30 p.m. the second Thursday and fourth Tuesday of each month, Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd. Free. Call Wendy Mahan, 410-222-4223.

BOATING SAFETY COURSE, ongoing registration for the Maryland boating safety course conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Maryland boating safety certificate issued upon completion, course meets 7-8:45 p.m. July 19, 20, 22, 26 and 27, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $20; preregistration required by July 17. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Bob Wilson, 410-956-6907.

Friday 9

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE, holiday decorations, holiday craft kits, jewelry and holiday accessories, to benefit the South County Senior Center, 9 a.m.-noon, the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. 410-222-1927.

"CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN," film starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, for seniors and their school-age grandchildren, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS COMPUTER CLASS, "How to Use Mail Merge," with instructor Staton Kaufman, two-day course, 1-3 p.m. Friday and July 16, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $10; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

"LOONEY TUNES" MOVIE, "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," 8:45 p.m.; carnival games, contests, giveaways, safety demonstrations and entertainment, 6 p.m.; pack a picnic and bring a blanket; hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and drinks available for purchase, Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free. 410-222-6115.

Saturday 10

ONE-MILE TRACK RACE, sponsored by Annapolis Striders, registration, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race, 8 a.m., Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Dr. (off College Parkway), Annapolis. $5. 410-268-1165 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

WETLANDS SEARCH, for ages 6 and older, "letterboxing" event, participants are given maps to hunt for hidden boxes with stamp prints; stamp log books and pencils provided, 9 a.m.-noon, meet at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian, and carpool to the Parris Glendening Nature Preserve. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2; reservations required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

LONDON TOWN 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 or www.historiclondontown.com.

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM COURSE, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course for boaters, hikers and hunters, 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $30; registration required by July 8. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Robert Wilson, 410-956-6907.

PASADENA NATURE WALK, for ages 8 and older, Life at the Pond program, look for turtles, butterflies, blooming shrubs, plants and birds at the Wildlife Pond with park ranger Adam Smith, 9:30 a.m., Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free; preregistration required; space is limited. 410-222-6230.

WETLANDS NATURE JOURNAL, for ages 8-10, record thoughts in a journal while exploring nature, 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2; reservations required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

ARNOLD NIGHT SKY OBSERVATION, astronomy, for all ages, weather permitting, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's Astronomy Club, bring a telescope and binoculars or use the college's, 8-11 p.m., Astronomy Lab, rear of parking lots A and B next to the Resource Management Building, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. Call (after 6 p.m.) 410-798-6625.

Sunday 11

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, for ages 16 and older, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 7-8:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

REFUGE WILDFLOWER WANDER, for ages 16 and older, learn about the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem and how to identify some common species during a guided field hike, water and a magnifying glass recommended, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

TOTS FROG PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, with songs, stories and more, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, for adults and children 10 and older, an overview of the rules and practices of safe boating, a certificate of boating safety education issued upon completion, children 10-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 or older, sponsored by the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, two-session course, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and July 18, Severna Park Jaycees Community Building, Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. 410-22-6115; $20, includes book; preregistration required.

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 12

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 15, 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 PUPPET SHOW, "The Adventures of Hennylo," how to communicate with doctors and other health-related information, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

TOTS BEE PROGRAM, a nature program for ages 3-4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

SENIORS TENPINS, at the AMF Bowling Center, 6608 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie; a Department of Aging van will leave the Pascal Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. and return at 2:15 p.m.; senior center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. $3, includes two games and shoe rental. 410-222-6680.

"BIRDS OF MARYLAND," lecture for seniors by Anne Arundel Community College professor Gary Van Velsir, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

PRESCHOOLERS NATURE HIKE, led by a park ranger, plus a story, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

CONGRESSMAN'S MEDICARE TALK, for seniors, U.S. Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) discusses Medicare changes and the prescription drug benefit, a question-and-answer period follows, 1-3 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, "Word of Mouth Meets the Written Word," performed by Bruce Hutton, free, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum. 410-222-6265. .

READERS RULE MAGIC SHOW, comedy and magic show by Mike Rose, part of the county's Summer Reading Club events, free, 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-6699; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1905; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. July 15, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 410-222-1925.

GLEN BURNIE ONCOLOGY GROUP, for people with cancer and their families, 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.

SEVERNA PARK BOATING COURSE, on the rules and fundamentals of safe boating, a certificate of boating safety education issued upon completion, sponsored by the Friends of the Anne Arundel County Trails, three-course session, 7-10 p.m. Monday and July 16 and 19, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, top-floor meeting room, 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. $20; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

Tuesday 13

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, podiatrist Enzo Leone examines feet for bone and skin irregularities and gives recommendations for footwear, 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.

EDGEWATER SENIORS SOCIAL, information for prospective members about South County Senior Center's classes and other programs, membership open to the public, 11 a.m., the senior center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

PARENTING LECTURE, "How Stressed Are Our Children?"; psychologist Lou Aymard uses cartoons, anecdotes and psychological research to explain how to teach children how to cope with peer pressure and other stressful situations, noon-1 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-777-2159.

ANNAPOLIS TRANSIT TALK, for seniors, Pat Tigs and Helen Gwinn of the Annapolis Department of Transportation discuss public transportation, 1-2:30 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

DISCIPLINING PRESCHOOLERS, Deborah Wood, a child development specialist, gives practical advice for controlling children's behavior and stopping fights between children, three-session course, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and July 15, Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $30; couples, $50; museum members, $25. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.

Wednesday 14

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH PROGRAMS, information about colon cancer by North Arundel Hospital's Endoscopy Department, 8-10 a.m.; a diabetes educator discusses diabetes and diet, 9-10:30 a.m.; cholesterol screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Arundel Mills, the hospital's storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

MILLERSVILLE TURTLE TIME, nature program, join a park ranger and check ponds and paths for turtles sunning themselves, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

ANNAPOLIS HISTORIC PRESERVATION LECTURE, "Preservation Was a Fight," Matthew Palus, a Columbia University doctoral candidate, discusses the results of his oral history research and plays audio recordings of interviews with people who founded the Annapolis preservation movement, bring a bag lunch, co-sponsored by the Maryland Historical Trust, noon-1 p.m., Historic Annapolis Foundation, William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619 or www.historicannapolis.org.

CULINARY HERB PROGRAM, for seniors, food historian Sue Latini discusses creative ways of using herbs in food preparation, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, led by master gardeners, participants receive a composting unit or troubleshooting guide while supplies last, 6 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, Composting Demonstration Site, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free admission; parking, $4. 410-222-1777.

Thursday 15

SEVERNA PARK BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, conducted by North Arundel Hospital, 8-9 a.m. the third Thursday of each month, Holy Grounds Youth Center, next to the Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-787-4367.

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays geared to stimulate early infant development, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free; seating is limited. 410-222-1750.

PATUXENT REFUGE BAT PROGRAM, for all ages, "Who's Afraid of the Little Brown Bat?," an interactive 30-minute puppet presentation on the myths and facts about bats, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

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," an overview of the needs of children and the use of mediation as an alternative, 6:30-8:30 p.m., YWCA Building, 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold. $10 per class; preregistration required. 410-757-8300.

ANNAPOLIS ALZHEIMER'S TALK, nurse Mary Fridley discusses "Alzheimer's Disease: What Is It?," sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 5-6:30 p.m., Heritage Office Complex Building, Rosenwalk Community Room, second floor, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-4464.

ATHLETIC COACHES SEMINAR, for coaches and athletic department directors and support staff members, how to protect players from sports-related injuries; seminar specialists discuss "Head Injuries and Return-to-Play Guidelines," "Prevention of Heat-Related Injuries and Dehydration," "Performance-Enhancing Drugs" and "Pre- and Post-game Nutrition," 6:30-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $10, includes light refreshments. 443-481-4000.

PASADENA SENIORS PICNIC, July 15 is the deadline to buy tickets for the picnic, set for 11 a.m. July 23 at the Maryland Yacht Club in Pasadena, with dancing to music by Mambo Jim, hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecued chicken and a cash bar; tickets available at Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. $8. 410-222-0030. I

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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