Thursday 15

PASADENA SENIORS PICNIC, today 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.

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

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by 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 or www.aahealth.org.

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 emotional issues in a divorce, 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.

"THE SCIENCE SHOW," John Hadfield teaches science through juggling, comedy, magic tricks and music, 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. today, Odenton Library, 1270 Odenton Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277; 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770. Free. For information, www.aacpl.net.

"READERS RULE" MAGIC SHOW, comedy and magic show by Mike Rose, part of the county's Summer Reading Club, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. today, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, 410-222-1925; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, Maryland City at Russett Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis, 410-222-1750; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285; 3 and 7 p.m. July 22, Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum. 410-222-6265. Free. For information, www.aacpl.net.

AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, "Word of Mouth Meets the Written Word," performed by Bruce Hutton, 2 p.m. today, Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore, 410-222-6260; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Provinces Library, 2624 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175), Severn Square Shopping Center, Severn, 410-222-6280; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270. Free. For information, www.aacpl.net.

"THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW," a marionette show by Dan Raynor of Stevens Puppets, 3 and 7 p.m. today, Provinces Library, 2624 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175), Severn Square Shopping Center, Severn, 410-222-6280; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1905; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore, 410-222-6260. Free. For information, www.aacpl.net.

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 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

Friday 16

ADAM SANDLER FILM, for seniors, "Fifty First Dates," starring Sandler and Drew Barrymore, 9:30 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM, the Maryland Transit Administration, photo-ID camera will be on hand to help provide discount cards for use by those age 65 and older on public transportation, proof of age required, 10:30-11:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

SENIORS PATIO PARTY, bocce ball and horseshoes, music by the Stan Grant Duo and light refreshments (in the event of rain, the party will move indoors), 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 17

5K RUNNING EVENTS, along tree-lined residential streets, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, race day registration, 6:45 a.m.; women's race, 7:45 a.m.; men's race, 8:45 a.m., West Annapolis Elementary School, 21 Annapolis St., Annapolis. $13. 410-268-1165 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE BUTTERFLY PROGRAM, for ages 10 and older, learn butterfly identities and the roles that butterflies play in the ecosystem in a guided three-mile hike, field guides recommended, bring water, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

PARK FLORA PROGRAM, hike through the woods with park ranger Dave DeVault, examine the plant life, and learn to identify poison ivy and sumacs, children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 9 a.m., Sawmill Creek Park, Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244

RIVIERA BEACH TURTLE RACE, kids of all ages and turtles of all sizes invited to participate, 10 a.m., Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena. Free; turtles must be registered by phone or in person before race day. Rain date, July 31. 410-222-6285.

PATUXENT REFUGE BATS PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, "Going Batty," an interactive program, 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.

JUG BAY BUGS 101, for all ages, 2-4 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; age 60 and older and age 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

Sunday 18

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

JUG BAY TURTLE PROGRAM, for ages 8 and older, learn about and meet the hard-shelled sanctuary residents, 2-4 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and ages 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.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 19

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH PROGRAM, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 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 HEALTH SCREENINGS, vision, glaucoma, hearing and blood pressure screenings in the Lions Club Health Van, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS ICE CREAM SOCIAL, entertainment by the Little Old Ladies from Pasadena, 12:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; sign-up required by July 15. 410-222-1922.

SOUTH AMERICAN COOKING, a two-part class for seniors presented by Mary Ann Peterson, learn to make pescado sudado, South American potatoes, South American shrimp and empanadas chilenas, 1-3 p.m. Monday and July 26, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

ADVANCED HEALTH CARE PLANNING, for seniors, nurse Nancy Royster discusses advanced-care choices, advanced directives, do not resuscitate orders, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, living wills, hospice care and more, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

STORIES AND TALES, "Fairies, Frogs and Funny Men," with storyteller Bill Wood, a Summer Reading Club event, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-6699; 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Odenton Library, 1270 Odenton Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, 410-222-1925. Free. For information, www.aacpl.net.

MARYLAND BOATING SAFETY COURSE, conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, successful completion of the course and final examination qualifies participants for the Maryland boating safety certificate, 7-8:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, July 22, 26 and 27, with a final examination on July 27, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $20; preregistration required by July 17. To register, call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Bob Wilson, 410-956-6907.

Tuesday 20

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon, Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. Call 410-222-6620.

GLEN BURNIE OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENING, measure bone density in the wrists and forearms, immediate results and analysis, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center (third-floor conference center), 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $20; appointments required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

HOME SAFETY PROGRAM, how to make homes safer with the installation of such features as shower rails, sponsored by the Occupational Therapy Department at North Arundel Hospital, 10 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

NUTRITION EDUCATION, for cancer patients, family members and caregivers, a licensed dietitian discusses optimal food choices, safe preparation and cooking of food and what foods best control side effects of treatment, 10-11 a.m., The Tate Center at North Arundel Hospital, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367.

PIZZA PARTY AND MOVIE, "Cheaper By the Dozen," for seniors and their grandchildren, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $2; reservations required. 410-222-6847.

CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-1925 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

Wednesday 21

JUG BAY STREAM EXPLORATION, search for and learn to identify frogs, turtles, fish, tadpoles, dragonflies and other aquatic insects, equipment and field guides provided, wear boots or shoes that tolerate water, bring a towel and a change of clothes, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; ages 60 and older, $2; ages 18 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

SENIORS DANCE LESSONS, members of the Baltimore Dance Company Professionalsteach the fox trot, waltz and classic ballroom rumba, one-hour lesson followed by an hour of practice, no partner necessary, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

"JOINT SCHOOL" SEMINAR, an educational session on the preparation, recovery and benefits of hip and knee replacement surgery, 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, the Tate Center at North Arundel Hospital, Courtney Conference Center, lower level, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-553-8282 or www.northarundel.org.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Donner Community Health Pavilion, Oncology Conference Room, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4180 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE TWILIGHT TRAM TOUR, a view of wildlife habitats and a discussion of how the refuge helps manage the changes in the land, a 40-minute guided tour in an electric open-air tram, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. $3; age 55 and older, $2; 12 and younger, $1. Preregistration required; bring exact change. 301-497-5887.

Thursday 22

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TALK, Susan Knight, Senior Health Insurance Program director for the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, discusses the new prescription discount card for seniors, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

ANNAPOLIS ALZHEIMER'S TALK, nurse Mary Fridley discusses "Alzheimer's Disease; Current Treatments, Research and Hope for the Future," 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.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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