Thursday 22

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG TALK, Susan Knight of 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.

AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, singer Bruce Hutton performs "Word of Mouth Meets the Written Word," part of the county's Readers Rule summer reading program, free, 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. today, North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, Odenton Library, 1270 Odenton Rd., 410-222-6277; 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 410-222-1925; 3 and 7 p.m. July 29, Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-6699.

LIBRARY MAGIC SHOWS, comedy and magic by Mike Rose, part of the county's Readers Rule summer reading program, free, 3 and 7 p.m. today, Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, 410-222-6265; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; 9:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn, 410-222-6280; 3 and 7 p.m. July 29, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770.

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 or www.aacounty.org/aging.

Friday 23

NECK, BACK SCREENINGS FOR SENIORS, computerized evaluations by chiropractor Edward Bartinski, 9-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS, GRANDCHILDREN EVENT, screening of the Disney animated film "Brother Bear," starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Suarez, about a young Inuit hunter who seeks vengeance against a bear and then is magically changed into a bear himself, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS COMPUTER WORKSHOP, how to copy and paste text, photographs and more, with instructor Staton Kaufman, 1-3 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $3; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals, such as owls and bats, 8-9:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

Saturday 24

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8-10 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

WETLANDS PLANT IDENTIFICATION, for ages 12 and older, learn how to identify some of the many species found along boardwalks in the wetlands, with the Maryland Native Plant Society, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2; preregistration required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

PASADENA DRAGONFLY PROGRAM, for ages 10 and older, learn about the semiaquatic life cycles and habits of the dragonfly and how to identify several species, with park ranger Adam Smith (canceled in the event of rain), 10-11 a.m., Downs Park, Wildlife Pond, 8311 John Downs Loop, off Mountain and Pinehurst roads, Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6230.

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

Sunday 25

PATUXENT REFUGE BUTTERFLY HIKE, for ages 10 and older, learn about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem and how to identify several common in Maryland during a guided three-mile hike, bring water, field guides recommended, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

ANNAPOLIS SAILING, for people with disabilities, their relatives and others interested in sailing, all equipment supplied, sponsored by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sandy Point State Park Marina, off Route 50, Annapolis. Free. 410-626-0273 or www.crab-sailing.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 26

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by Mariner Health, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday; by Millennium Health and Rehabilitation at Marley, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, 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.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES, for all skills, solo steps and group ceili dances; ages 12 and older, 10 a.m.-noon, and ages 6-11, 1-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 29 and 30, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $150; members, $125. 410-263-5544 or www.marylandhall.org.

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

SENIORS BOOK CLUB, discussion of "Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons," by Lorna Landvik, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

MILLERSVILLE NATURE HOUR, for preschoolers, learn about local animals and plants, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

STORYTELLING, "Fairies, Frogs and Funny Men," tales told by Bill Wood, part of the county's Readers Rule summer reading program, free, 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538; 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290; 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m. July 29, Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis, 410-222-1750.

"THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW," a marionette show by Dan Raynor of Stevens Puppets, part of the county's Readers Rule summer reading program, free, 3 and 7 p.m., Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285, and 3 and 7 p.m. July 29, Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, 410-222-6265.

ONCOLOGY SUPPORT GROUP, for people with cancer and their 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.

Tuesday 27

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.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG TALK, Susan Knight of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging discusses the new prescription discount card for seniors, 10 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

FUNERAL PLANNING, Patricia Cousar, a family service counselor, discusses funeral options, costs, legal requirements and more, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS FILM, "Welcome to Mooseport," starring Gene Hackman as a retired former U.S. president who decides to run for mayor against the local plumber, played by Ray Romano, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

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

HOSPITAL YOGA CLASSES, taught by Pat Phillips and Sheila Light, participants should wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat, six-week sessions, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $30 per session. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

Wednesday 28

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

"THE SCIENCE SHOW," John Hadfield uses juggling, comedy, magic tricks and music to teach science, part of the county's Readers Rule summer reading program, free, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390, and 3 and 7 p.m. July 29, Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1905.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, meets 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. 443-481-4180.

Thursday 29

BIRDS OF PREY PROGRAM, for seniors and their grandchildren, the Maryland State Park Foundation and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources discuss the natural history of birds of prey, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS DISCUSSION, "Alzheimer's Disease: Strategies for Effective Communication and Behavior Management," led by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Family Caregiver Program, 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

To Submit an Item

E-mail: aaextra@washpost.com

Fax: 410-267-6972

Mail: Community Events, Anne Arundel Extra, The Washington Post, 3 Church Cir., Annapolis, Md. 21401

Details: Announcements are accepted from public and nonprofit organizations only and must be received at least 14 days before the Thursday publication date. Include event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable contact phone number.