Thursday 5

PASADENA SENIORS SINGALONG, with John Norfolk, 12:30 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free. 410-222-0030.

SENIORS NUTRITION INFORMATION, presented by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health in the format of the game Concentration, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

MOUNTAIN ROAD LIBRARY CELEBRATION, 10th anniversary party with refreshments, socializing and more, 6-8 p.m., the library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699 or www.aacpl.net.

PAPER AIRPLANE RALLY, for all ages, make a paper glider or use one of the library's pre-folded planes and fly it through an obstacle course, 7 p.m., Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum. Free. 410-222-6265.

GERMAN GENEALOGY TALK, author Vernon Skinner discusses "Basic German Research," with illustrations, at a meeting of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, bring German handwritten documents for translation, non-members encouraged to attend, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, Main Hall, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. Call Kuethe Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays, 410-760-9679.

ST. JOHN'S CONTINUING EDUCATION, ongoing registration for classes and fine arts programs, including a variety of seminars and workshops open to the public weekday evenings and weekend mornings, Sept. 10-Nov. 20, the college, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Seminars, $160; workshops, $150, plus material fees for some classes; preregistration required by Sept. 2 by mail. 410-626-2881.

Friday 6

O'MALLEY MARCHERS CELEBRATION, join members of the walking group to celebrate their fourth anniversary, cake and other refreshments served, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 9 a.m., Wheels Skating Rink, 1200 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.com.

SENIORS BARBERSHOP CHORUS REHEARSALS, by the Little Old Ladies From Pasadena, women 55 and older are invited to participate, no auditions required, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free. 410-222-0030.

CANCER RISK ASSESSMENTS, participants fill out a questionnaire that evaluates their risk factors and receive recommendations on how to reduce risk through lifestyle changes, evaluation results available immediately, a follow-up report will be mailed to each participant, 10 a.m.-noon, North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Cancer Resource Center, first floor, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-553-8129 or www.northarundel.com.

EXCEL COMPUTER WORKSHOP, for seniors, an overview of basic icons and features, with examples on the correct use of the software program, with instructor Staton Kaufman, 1-3 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $3; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

Saturday 7

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, for ages 12 and older, learn how to identify birds by sight and sound, binoculars and field guides available to borrow, 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; ages 60 and older, $2; 17 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

KINDER FARM TURTLE RACE, for ages 14 and younger, enter a standard box or water turtle (no snapping turtles allowed) in the fifth annual Tortoise Tournament, one turtle per participant, trophies and participation ribbons awarded, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $2; preregistration required in person at the park office. 410-222-6115.

FROGWATCH USA, a park ranger discusses how to monitor frogs and toads in your back yard for a frog and toad population monitoring program managed by the National Wildlife Federation and the U.S. Geological Survey, 7 p.m., Lake Waterford Park, 830 Pasadena Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6248.

Sunday 8

TOTS SPIDER PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, an interactive program with stories, songs and live spiders, 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.

JUG BAY WETLANDS PROGRAM, discussion of the ecology of freshwater tidal wetlands, plus a walk to see water snakes and painted turtles in the marsh, dress for the weather, boots not required, 2-4 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.

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 9

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 12:15 p.m. and return at 2:15 p.m. Monday and Aug. 23. $3, includes two games and shoe rental. 410-222-6680.

PRESCHOOLERS NATURE HOUR, learn about the park's animals and plants, with a park ranger, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

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 SAFETY CLASS, for ages 10 and older, on the rules and fundamentals of safe boating, a boating safety education certificate issued upon completion, sponsored by the Friends of the Anne Arundel County Trails, children 10 and 11 must be accompanied by a paying adult, three-part course, 7-10 p.m. Monday and Aug. 13 and 16, Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department, top-floor meeting room, 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. $20; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

Tuesday 10

SENIORS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, by massage therapist Bonnie Pavlak, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION TRIP, for seniors who want to obtain or renew a card for identification purposes at the MVA in Annapolis, van transportation provided from Annapolis Senior Center (1027 Bay Ridge Ave.) at 10 a.m. MVA fee, $15; van reservation fee, $2, to be returned on the day of the trip. Call the center for information about required documentation to obtain the ID, 410-222-1818.

SENIORS BOATING SAFETY COURSE, conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a boating safety education certificate issued upon completion, handouts and a boating safety instruction guide provided, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Aug. 12, 17 and 19, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $15; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

PAIN MANAGEMENT TALK, for seniors, by physician Brian Kahan, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

REPTILE PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, interactive Slimy and Scaly program, with stories and songs, 2-3 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.

COUNTY ZONING DISCUSSION, a meeting of the Greater Crofton Council; Joe Ritter, Anne Arundel County planning and zoning officer, discusses new zoning regulations and issues related to the Tolson Rubble Landfill, the Chesapeake Terrace Landfill, the Delaware Nation American Indian Tribe and area educational facilities, 7 p.m., Village Commons Community Center, Village at Waugh Chapel,1326 Main Chapel Way, Crofton. Call Council President Torrey Jacobsen, 410-923-1100.

Wednesday 11

SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT COURSE, for seniors, "13 Strategies for a Successful Retirement," with handouts, by instructor Joseph B. Silverman, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College, 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 18, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Administrative fee, $40; plus an $40 per course for ages 55-59. 410-222-6227.

SENIORS CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS, fasting is not required and results mailed to participants, phlebotomists from North Arundel Hospital draw blood, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

SEVERN STORY TIME, stories, songs and finger plays, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280.

SENIORS, GRANDCHILDREN EVENT, performance by Little Morty the Clown, plus face painting, balloons and a hot dog lunch, 11 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE, Thomas Cuddy, Historic Annapolis Foundation curator of archaeology, and doctoral candidate Matthew Palus discuss recent discoveries of the annual Archaeology in Annapolis summer field school program, artifacts from William Paca's Queen Anne County plantation, Wye Hall and Eastport will be displayed, noon-1 p.m., the foundation, William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619, Ext. 8146.

ARNOLD CALYPSO PARTY, for seniors, fruity tropical drinks, Caribbean music, dancing and entertainment, with disc jockey Johnny Walker, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required by Monday. 410-222-1922.

SWING DANCE CLASSES, for seniors, swing and jitterbug instruction by Ray Bugnosen of Ballroom Dance Company, partners not required, 1-3 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

MEADOWS MEANDER, a park ranger leads a hike to search for wildflowers, butterflies, dragonflies and other creatures, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

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

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Donner Community Health Pavilion, Suite 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4180 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for people with mental illness and their families and friends, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, North Arundel Hospital, second-floor Psychiatric Unit, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-553-8070 or www.northarundel.com.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Living Well support group, for survivors at least a year beyond diagnosis, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5300 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

Thursday 12

SENIORS HEALTH INSURANCE DISCUSSION, health care professionals discuss prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance and Medicare benefits, sponsored by the City of Annapolis, continental breakfast served, 9-11 a.m., Annapolis City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester St. Free; reservations recommended. 410-263-7940.

SENIORS NUTRITION INFORMATION, presented by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health in the format of the game Concentration, 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

ANNAPOLIS PARENTING PROGRAM, Deborah Wood discusses "Temperament Differences -- From Easy to Difficult," how parents and teachers can cope with difficult behavior of children, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $15; members, $12. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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