Thursday 19

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 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 or www.northarundel.org.

MEDICARE AND MEDICAID FRAUD, Amy Rubino of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging discusses how to detect fraudulent billing of Medicare or Medicaid. 10:45-11:30 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847 or www.aacounty.org/aging.

DIVORCE LECTURES, sponsored by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. "The Emotional Aspects of Separation and Divorce," an overview of the needs of children and the use of mediation as an alternative, noon-2 p.m.; "The Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce," information about legal rights and procedures for obtaining a separation or divorce in Maryland, 6:30-8:30 p.m. YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold. $10 per class; registration required. 410-757-8300.

SENIORS, GRANDCHILDREN EVENT, "Aim High and Follow Your Dream," pilot Mary Felk, 80, discusses her love of aviation; includes a slide show. 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680 or www.aacounty.org/aging.

KOREAN DANCERS, from the Brooklyn Park Senior Center, perform in traditional Korean costume. 1 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818 or www.aacounty.org/aging.

REFUGE BUTTERFLY PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, about butterfly life cycles and adaptations, and a search for them in their habitat. 1-2:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

CPR, FIRST-AID COURSES, ongoing registration for American Red Cross courses in CPR and first aid at locations throughout the county in September, including the Red Cross, 3475 Pike Ridge Rd., Edgewater; Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Blvd., Severna Park; and Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis. $37-$42. Call for times and dates. 410-764-4609, 800-787-8002 or www.redcross-cmd.org.

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

Friday 20

SENIORS PATIO PARTY, boccie and horseshoes, with light refreshments and music provided by disc jockey Rod Clark. 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 21

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, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

CHILDREN'S AUDITION WORKSHOPS, for ages 8-18, vocal and dance audition presentation skills; theater games and improvisation included. Beginners, 10 a.m.-noon; advanced, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $30 per workshop (both workshops, $40); members, $20 (both workshops, $35). 410-757-2281 or www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

SERVICE DOGS EVENT, how service dogs, such as guide dogs for the blind, are trained and do their jobs. Speakers include Doug Waters of Guiding Eyes for the Blind; Diane Dzambo of Pets on Wheels; and Susan Grief, a brain injury victim who uses a helping dog. 11 a.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center. 1 p.m., Glenwood High Rise Senior Center, 701 Glenwood Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6982.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for animals, including owls, bats and frogs. 7:30-9 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

Sunday 22

PATUXENT REFUGE BUTTERFLY HIKE, ages 10 and older learn about butterflies' role 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, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration 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.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, for ages 10 and older, an overview of the rules and practices of safe boating. A Maryland boating safety certificate will be issued upon completion; sponsored by the Friends of Kinder Farm Park. Children 10-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 or older. Two-session course, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 29, Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $20, includes book. Registration required. 410-222-6115.

BUGS 101, 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, 410-268-5441 or www.northarundel.org.

Monday 23

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

PRESCHOOLERS NATURE HOUR, for children accompanied by an adult, a park ranger discusses plants and wildlife in the park. 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

ONCOLOGY SUPPORT 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.

DIESEL BOATING TALK, the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association presents a discussion of "The Next Generation of Diesels," by Klaus Hain, senior marine engineer from the Waterway Power Center. 7:15 p.m.; socializing, 6:30 p.m., Sheraton Barcelo Hotel, 173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7651 or www.capca.net.

Tuesday 24

"WATCH YOUR CAR" PROGRAM, for seniors, county police Officer Joe Hatcher discusses how to deter criminals from stealing your car. 10 a.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; registration required by Monday. 410-222-1922 or www.aacounty.org/aging.

"SCOOBY DOO" STORY TIME, for ages 6-11, with a Scooby mystery, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280.

MOVIE FOR SENIORS, "Secondhand Lions," a comedy about a boy (Haley Joel Osment) who spends the summer in Texas with his eccentric great-uncles (Robert Duval and Michael Caine). 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP, for caregivers. 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-721-3258 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

Wednesday 25

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM COURSE, Aug. 25 is the deadline to register for a course by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for boaters, hikers and hunters. 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. $30. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Robert Wilson, 410-956-6907.

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" a program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays geared to stimulate infant development. 10 a.m., Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum. Free. 410-222-6265.

"WATCH YOUR CAR" PROGRAM, for seniors, county police Officer Joe Hatcher discusses how to deter criminals from stealing your car. 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; registration required. 410-222-6227.

EARLY AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, for seniors (grandchildren welcome), Bruce Hatton places a variety of music, including Appalachian and New England tunes, on handmade instruments. Includes audience participation. 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

FOR SENIORS AND GRANDCHILDREN, "Piccolo's Trunk," a mime show with music. 1 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

PASADENA STORY TIME, SpongeBob SquarePants stories, songs, games and crafts. 2 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699.

ANNAPOLIS YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS, for girls and boys (with unchanged voices) ages 6-18, 5:30-7:15 p.m. Two locations: Wednesday, St. Anne's Parish House, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, and Aug. 30, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 117, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free; registration recommended. 410-263-1906.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, support for survivors beyond the first year of diagnosis. 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Suite 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4180 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE, Thomas Cuddy, archaeology curator of Historic Annapolis Foundation, and Matthew Palus, a doctoral candidate, discuss recent discoveries of the Archaeology in Annapolis summer field school program. Artifacts from William Paca's Queen Anne County plantation, Wye Hall and Eastport will be displayed. 7:30-8:30 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619, Ext. 8146, or www.historicannapolis.org.

Thursday 26

ODENTON SENIORS BARBERSHOP MUSIC, Little Old Ladies From Pasadena. 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd. Free. 410-222-6227.

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

IT/TELECOMMUNICATIONS OPEN HOUSE, information on Anne Arundel Community College continuing-education courses and certification programs for information technology and telecommunications. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26, at the college's site at Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 N. Crain Hwy., Glen Burnie; 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 28, at the college's site at 101 College Pkwy., Arnold; and 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9, the site at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free; reservations required. 410-777-2325 or www.aacc.edu.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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