Thursday 9

ANNAPOLIS BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St. Free. 410-222-1750.

ANNAPOLIS 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.

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.

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.

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, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, eight weeks, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $48; preregistration required. 410-222-0036.

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.

SENIORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PICNIC, ongoing registration for the annual Seniors and Law Enforcement Together picnic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23, Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free; preregistration required; transportation available from seniors centers: 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.

SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES, ongoing registration for a program for county residents, information on nicotine-replacement options, motivational exercises and stress management, with respiratory therapist Lorenza Reid, Wednesday evenings, Sept. 29-Nov. 10, North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, first-floor conference room, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-553-8129.

Friday 10

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH FAIR, screenings and educational exhibits, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 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.

MALL BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 16, 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.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS MOVIE, "Big Fish," a fantasy drama starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney and Jessica Lange, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

MARTIAL ARTS OPEN HOUSE, demonstrations of martial arts classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College's continuing education department, 7:30-9:30 p.m., the college's Jenkins Gymnasium, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2325.

Saturday 11

ALZHEIMER'S MEMORY WALK, a fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, 8-11 a.m., Eastport Elementary School, 420 Fifth Ave., Annapolis. Pledges and sponsors requested. 410-561-9099 or www.alzgmd.org.

CAREGIVER WELLNESS DAY, caregiving education sessions in the morning and afternoon relaxation sessions, including yoga, tai chi, meditation and massages, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, respite care available, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., BWI Marriott, 1743 Nursery Rd., Linthicum. Free. 410-222-4464.

KINDER FARM BIRD WALK, join a park ranger and the Kinder Farm Park Bird Club, bring binoculars and dress for the weather, 8 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

LONDON TOWN PLANT SALE, unusual perennials, shrubs and seasonal plants, plus an opportunity to order rare herbaceous peonies, 17th-century bulbs and special daffodils; advice offered by master gardeners and Cathy Umphrey, director of horticulture, 8 a.m.-noon, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. 410-222-1919, 410-222-1919 or www.historiclondontown.com.

ARCHAEOLOGY DIG, for ages 14 and older, participants work with archaeologists in search of evidence of the lost town of London, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., London Town, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater. Free; reservations required. 410-222-1919 or www.historiclondontown.com.

CHESAPEAKE BAY DECORATIVE PAINTERS, a meeting for anyone interested in learning about decorative painting, 10 a.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-798-7229.

"LEAVE IT TO BEAVERS," learn about the creatures known as "nature's engineers," 1 p.m., Lake Waterford Park, 830 Pasadena Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6248.

REFUGE OWL PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, an interactive program about the world of owls, with crafts and games, 1-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

FIELD FANTASIA, for all ages, search a field for insects, birds, rabbits, lizards, seeds and wildflowers, 1-3 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.

CHILDREN'S THEATER AUDITIONS, for ages 12-18, the fall production of "Guys and Dolls," be prepared to sing and dance and bring sheet music or a music-only karaoke-style cassette tape or CD, and bring a recent photo or have one taken at the audition for $1, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Rd., Annapolis. $10 annual membership required. 410-757-2281 or www.childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

WELLNESS CLASSES OPEN HOUSE, meet instructors and learn about massage, tai chi, yoga and more, 1-4 p.m., Queen Anne's County Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville. Free. 410-758-2520.

KINDER FARM NIGHT WALK, join a park ranger in a search of nocturnal creatures, 7:30 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

NIGHT SKY OBSERVATION, for all ages, weather permitting, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's Astronomy Club, bring a telescope and binoculars or use the college's, 8-11 p.m., the college's Astronomy Building, south side of parking lot A, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. Call 410-798-6625 after 6 p.m.

Sunday 12

ANNAPOLIS 10K RACE, run on residential streets and the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, all proceeds benefit North Arundel Hospital, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, registration in advance, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, North Arundel Hospital's Tate Center; race day registration, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Sunday, race start, 8 a.m., North Arundel Hospital parking lot, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $20; in advance, $15. 410-544-1516 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

REFUGE BUTTERFLY PROGRAM, for ages 10 and older, learn about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem and how to identify several common to Maryland during a guided three-mile hike, field guides recommended, bring water, 9 a.m.-noon, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, for ages 10 and older, an overview of the rules and practices of safe boating, a boating safety certificate issued upon completion, children 10-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 or older, sponsored by the Friends of Kinder Farm Park, two sessions, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 19, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $20, includes textbook; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.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 13

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS TENPINS, at 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.

PARENTING LECTURE, "Promoting a Healthy Body Image in Our Children," by Misty Kolchakian, assistant professor of psychology, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, bring a bag lunch, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159.

ARNOLD SENIORS SCRABBLE, new participants welcome, 12:45-3:30 p.m. Monday and Sept. 20 and 27, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free. 410-222-1922.

COUNTRY DANCE CLASSES, for ages 14 and older, with instructors Dottie Cadden and Will Fowler, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 10 weeks, beginning country line dance, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mondays; beginning couples country dance (partner required), 7:45-9 p.m. Mondays, Severna Park Middle School, cafeteria, 450 Jumpers Hole Rd., Severna Park. $60; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

"PIPPIN" MUSICAL AUDITIONS, for the Moonlight Troupers Drama Club production, bring sheet music of an upbeat song, dress for dancing, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; callbacks, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Anne Arundel Community College, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7030.

IMAGINATION AND RELAXATION, a class on how to use mental images to relax, with instructor Jerrol Kimmel, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Sept. 20, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $45; preregistration required. 443-481-4000.

ARNOLD SENIORS "PROM," Monday is the deadline to register, includes a catered lunch, music and dancing, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 20, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. $7; preregistration required. 410-222-1922.

Tuesday 14

NECK AND BACK SCREENINGS, for seniors, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital, 9-11 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

CROFTON, PASADENA STORY TIMES, for ages 2-6, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 and 7 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915, and 7 p.m., Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285.

SENIORS CONFLICT RESOLUTION, lecture by Mary Ellen Shachat of the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Program, 10 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SEVERNA PARK NEWCOMERS CLUB, a reception for prospective and returning members, refreshments served, membership is open to any woman who lives in the Severna Park area, 10 a.m.-noon, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd. Free. 410-987-6014.

ODENTON LIBRARY FAREWELL, a celebration to say goodbye to the Odenton branch library, which will close Sept. 18; book sale, giveaways and an opportunity for residents to reminisce and browse through old pictures, 1-9 p.m., Odenton Library, 1270 Odenton Rd. Free. 410-222-6277 or www.aacpl.net.

BACK PAIN CLASS, information on pain reduction, body mechanics, posture and ergonomics, with instructor Mary Fran Deluane, 4-5:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $30. 443-481-4000.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, discussion topic is "Preventing a Second Stroke," 6-8 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4118 or www.northarundel.org.

Wednesday 15

PIRATE STORY TIME, for ages 4-8, stories, rhymes and a treasure hunt, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Sept. 16, Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280.

JUG BAY LEAF PROGRAM, for all ages, learn how to identify trees by their leaves and how important leaves are for plants and animals; make a leaf craft to take home, 10 a.m.-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330.

SENIORS "BULLY" SHOW, Chuck Palenik of the Wheatfield Theater Company portrays Theodore Roosevelt in a one-man performance, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP, 1:30-3 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4940.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Moving Forward, for women diagnosed with breast cancer within the last two years, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Donner Community Health Pavilion, Oncology Conference Room, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5300.

Thursday 16

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.

COUNTY FAIR SENIOR DAY, 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Fair, preregistration required by Sept. 9, a van from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging will take participants from the following centers: Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-0030; Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie, 410-222-6680; Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold, 410-222-1922; Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, 410-222-6847.

CREATURES OF THE AIR, nature program for ages 5-7, explore the world of bugs, birds and bats through stories and songs, 4-5 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.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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