Thursday 2

SENIORS BARBERSHOP MUSIC, Little Old Ladies From Pasadena, 10:30-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS HEALTH INSURANCE TALK, Susan Knight of the Department of Aging discusses complicated features of long-term-care insurance policies and retirement financial objectives, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

GENEALOGY PROGRAM, genealogy scholars discuss the basics of research, including how to use censuses, the Internet, private library collections and software databases, a meeting of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, non-members are encouraged to attend, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. Call the Kuethe Library (10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays), 410-760-9679.

SENIORS CONTINUING EDUCATION, ongoing registration for a variety of fall classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College starting the week of Oct. 4 at all senior centers in the county; administrative fee, $40 (plus an additional $40 per course for ages 55-59). Annapolis Senior Center, 410-222-1818; Arnold Senior Center, 410-222-1922; Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 410-222-6847; O'Malley Senior Center, 410-222-6227; Pasadena Senior Center, 410-222-0030; Pascal Senior Center, 410-222-6680; South County Senior Center, 410-222-1927.

Friday 3

PRESCRIPTION DRUG INFORMATION, for seniors, learn how to search the Internet for information on prescription drugs, with Anne Arundel Community College computer instructor Linda Lloyd; Susan Knight of the Department of Aging will be available to answer health insurance questions, noon-1 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS SINGALONG, with Helen Sank, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

EDGEWATER GOLF TOURNAMENT, Friday is the deadline to register for a golf tournament to benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8 a.m. Sept. 13, South River Golf Links, 3451 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater. $110; foursome, $440. Call the Bank of Glen Burnie's Marketing Department to register, 410-768-8857.

Saturday 4

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, for beginners 12 and older, 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 and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

WILDFLOWER HIKE, learn about jewelweed, ironweed and other late-summer flowers during a hike with a park ranger, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

STADIUM TRAIL OPENING, Mayor Ellen O. Moyer and Naval Academy Superintendent Rodney Rempt and Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk dedicate the 1.2-mile trail around the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; the area will be open to walkers, joggers and cyclists, plus strollers and wheelchairs, parking available at a lot off Taylor Avenue, 10:30 a.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Rowe Boulevard and Taylor Avenue, Annapolis. Free. 410-263-7997.

JUG BAY SENSORY STROLL, discover how animals use their senses to survive, go on a sensory scavenger hunt, 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.

Sunday 5

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, a guided hike to search for birds in several refuge 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.

ART IN NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 6 and older, interpret nature through images and words, bring a notebook or journal, a bag lunch and a drink and wear sturdy shoes, 10 a.m.-1 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.

"SLIMY AND SCALY" PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, information about reptiles and amphibians, 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.

HIKE, TREE PROGRAM, learn the names and facts about trees in the park, 6 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals, including owls, bats, frogs and more, 7-8:30 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. .

GLEN BURNIE ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, North Arundel Hospital, cafeteria, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-268-5441.

Tuesday 7

INFANT MASSAGE, for infants 3 weeks and older, basic techniques to promote bonding, weight gain, improved sleep and healthy development, with instructor Ruth Shock, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 28, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $40; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or aa-healthsystem.org.

SENIORS' 911 CELL PHONES, county police officer Joe Hatcher distributes free cell phones for emergency use only, 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; preregistration required; walk-ins placed on a waiting list. 410-222-6227.

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

CHILDREN'S MYSTERY STORIES, for ages 2-6, 1:30 and 7 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free. 410-222-7915.

SENIORS FITNESS DISCUSSION, information on health and wellness classes and exercise, with instructor Mary Fran Delaune, 4-5:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $30; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or aa-healthsystem.org.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, a six-week program for those grieving the loss of a loved one, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 12, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Hwy., Millersville. $25 (free for families whose loved ones received care from the hospice); preregistration required by Friday. 410-987-2129.

EDGEWATER BOATING SAFETY COURSE, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course; a Maryland boating safety certificate issued upon completion, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Oct. 19, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane. $40; preregistration required by Saturday. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Bob Wilson, 410-956-6907.

THEATER CLASSES, for ages 10-14, learn about monologues, dialogue, makeup application, character development, theater games, costume building, stage blocking, set blocking and set drafting, no experience necessary, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, six weeks, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $55; preregistration required. 410-222-0036.

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 aa-healthsystem.org.

Wednesday 8

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, for ages 16 and older, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8-10:30 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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie, Free. 410-787-4367.

SENIORS CANOE TRIP, for 55 and older, a marsh ecology program led by a wetlands specialist at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, bring lunch in a waterproof container, sunscreen, a hat and water, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., van transportation from South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $5; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

STORY TIMES, for ages 2-6, free; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Sept. 15, Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1905; 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 6, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 20, Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538; 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 13, Maryland City at Russett Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390; 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 6, South County Library, Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, 410-222-1925.

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

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, about the world of the goose through stories, crafts and more, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 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.

COUNTRY MUSIC, for seniors, singer Trudy Marie Woomer, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, led by master gardeners, participants receive a composting unit or troubleshooting guide while supplies last, 6 p.m. (canceled in the event of rain), Quiet Waters Park, Composting Demonstration Site, Wildwood Trail, 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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Living Well 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.

HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS, on coordination and technique, with instructor Bobby Thompson, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, eight-week sessions: ages 10-16, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, and 16 and older, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $60; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

QUILTING CLASS, for ages 18 and older, learn how to complete a 45-inch-square quilt, bring a thimble, a pen, a pencil, a ruler and scissors that can cut paper and fabric, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 weeks, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $50; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE, information on Anne Arundel Community College's program, with demonstrations and refreshments, 7:30-9:30 p.m., the college's Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2325.

CULINARY INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE, information on courses at Anne Arundel Community College's Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institution, 6-7:30 p.m., HCAT, Glen Burnie Town Center, 101 Crain Hwy. NE, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-777-2398 or www.hcatinstitute.org.

CREATIVE WRITING TALK, by Brad Barkley, author of "Money, Love: A Novel" and assistant professor of creative writing at Frostburg State University, sponsored by the Maryland Writers' Association, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 101, 801 Chase St., Annapolis, $5; members and first-time non-members, free. Call Scott Morrow, 410-319-9487, or visit www.marylandwriters.org.

Thursday 9

ARTHRITIS SEMINAR, "The Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," on the causes of arthritis and treatments, including diet, exercise, medication and surgery, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000.

ARNOLD SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, "Bring on the Clowns" program, ice cream social and caricatures drawn by Jack Meckler, who discusses famous comedians, 12:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required by Tuesday. 410-222-1922.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, musical comedy by the Severna Park Bums, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS STORY TIME, for ages 3-8, stories and crafts to celebrate grandparents, grandparents are welcome, 6:30 p.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St. Free. 410-222-1750.

CHESAPEAKE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, author Dave Bastian discusses "Grant's Canal" (the Vicksburg campaign), 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

KNITTING, CROCHETING CLASSES, for ages 16 and older, all skills, learn how to knit, crochet and read patterns, all skills welcome, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, eight weeks, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $48; preregistration required. 410-222-0036.

COUNTRY DANCE LESSONS, for ages 14 and older, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 10-week sessions: advanced beginner and intermediate line dancing, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursdays; partner-patterned dancing, partner required, 7:45-9 p.m. Thursdays; Severna Park Middle School, cafeteria, 450 Jumpers Hole Rd., Severna Park. $60; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

PATRIOTISM STORY TIME, for ages 5-12, patriotic crafts and stories and information about the history of the U.S. flag, 7 p.m., Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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