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.

DIVORCE LECTURE, sponsored by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, "The Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce," information about legal rights and procedures for obtaining a separation or divorce in Maryland, noon-2 p.m., YWCA building, 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold. $10 per class; preregistration required. 410-757-8300.

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.

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

Friday 17

SENIORS MEDICATION TALK, pharmacist Carolyn Mason discusses prescription drugs, participants should bring their medicines or a list of them to ask questions about drug interactions and side effects, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS PATIO PARTY, boccie and horseshoes, music by keyboard player Mike Surratt, light refreshments, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS DRIVING COURSE, Friday is the registration deadline for a course to help improve driving and accident prevention skills, sponsored by AARP, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. $10; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

Saturday 18

PATUXENT BIRD-WATCHING BASICS, for ages 16 and older, a walk and a discussion about bird identification, habitats and equipment, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887.

LIONS CLUB CRAFT SHOW, more than 50 craftspeople, to benefit the South Anne Arundel Lions Club charities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Street, Galesville. Free admission. 410-867-1234 or 410-867-1640.

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.

BUGS 101, for all ages, search for insects at Parris N. Glendening Nature Preserve, wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Center to carpool to the preserve, 2-4 p.m., sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals, 6:45-8:15 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.

Sunday 19

WILDFLOWER WANDER, for ages 16 and older, a guided hike to learn about the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem and how to identify common species; field guides, water and a magnifying glass recommended, 9-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

HUNTING AND FISHING, information about deer and waterfowl hunting, fishing and other recreation at Patuxent Research Refuge through tram tours, movies, exhibits, crafts and more, 1-4 p.m., the refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

MILLERSVILLE NATURE WALK, look for deer, rabbits and groundhogs, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, main parking lot, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; 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 20

"LIVING WITH LEONARDO," for seniors, a study of the life of Leonardo da Vinci, with educator Ted Brown, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Monday and Oct. 4 and 11, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

HOSPITAL YOGA CLASSES, participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, six-week sessions: regular yoga, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; light yoga for people with limited mobility (seating position or using a chair), 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, North Arundel Hospital, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $30; preregistration required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

Tuesday 21

ARUNDEL MILLS 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.

NUTRITION FOR CANCER PATIENTS, information for patients and caregivers, a dietitian discusses healthful food, safe preparation and cooking, and which foods best control the side effects of treatment, 10-11 a.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

KIDS FOREST ECOLOGY STUDY, for ages 8-12, information on forest layers, identifying trees and more, 1-3 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.

QUILTING GROUP, workshops, socializing and opportunity to make a quilt for a new farmhouse museum, 1-3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, Kinder Farm Park Quilters Guild, Kinder Farm, Jaycees Building, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

PARENTING CLASS, "Managing Anger in Family Life," sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 5, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $45; preregistration required. 410-777-2325.

CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-1925.

Wednesday 22

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.

PARENTING WORKSHOP, information on constructive discipline, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 10 a.m.-noon, Vineyard Child Care Center, Suite J, 255 Najoles Rd., Millersville, or 7-9 p.m., Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Rd., Annapolis. $10; preregistration required. 410-263-1641.

SENIORS BALLET EVENT, "Dance for Everyone," discussed by Dianna Cuatto, artistic director of the Ballet Theater of Maryland, followed by a short performance by two dancers from the company, 10:30 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

SENIOR WOMEN'S HEALTH AND FITNESS, a representative from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health discusses mammograms, healthful food, vitamins, calcium, osteoporosis and stress management, followed by a question-and-answer period, 10:30-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

EDGEWATER SENIORS MOVIE, "Driving Miss Daisy," a comedy about friendship, starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Aykroyd, popcorn available, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

BUTTERFLY WALK, Monarch Madness program, learn about butterflies during a walk with a park ranger, 5 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, main parking lot, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE TRAM TOUR, during a 40-minute tour in an electric open-air tram, see wildlife and learn how the refuge manages habitats, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. $3; 55 and older, $2; 12 and younger, $1; preregistration required; bring exact change. 301-497-5887.

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.

CROFTON SCRAPBOOK 101, for ages 10 and older, bring a few photos or mementos and learn how to create a scrapbook page with the help of library staff members, 7 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd. Free. 410-222-7915.

HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS LECTURE, "The Comic Life and Tragic Death of the Homony Club," historian Glenn E. Campbell discusses the exclusive men's club in colonial Annapolis, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Historic Annapolis Foundation, William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619, Ext. 8146.

PASADENA SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, today is the deadline to sign up for a concert by Eileen and Company, performing music popularized by Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli, refreshments served, 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

CROFTON LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, registration begins Wednesday for several programs: "Mousing Around," how to use the computer mouse, 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 6; "Beyond Google," how to search for topics on the Web, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6; "Consumer Dollars and Sense," about consumer resources on the Internet, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 7; lecture and tour of the library's Web site, catalogue and other sites, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7; "Genealogy," popular databases, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 7 and 9, Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. 410-222-7915 or www.aacpl.net.

Thursday 23

SENIORS DRIVING PROGRAM, a two-day course to help improve driving and accident prevention skills, sponsored by AARP, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. $10; preregistration required by Tuesday. 410-222-1922.

9/11 TERRORISM INVESTIGATION, discussed by a former FBI employee who will also discuss agency changes; a meeting of the Greater Bowie-Crofton (Gambrills/Odenton) Area Chapter 1747 of the National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees, 10 a.m., Bowie City Hall, 2416 Kenhill Dr., Bowie. Free. Call Dorothy Campbell, 301-464-6372.

SENIORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PICNIC, annual Seniors and Law Enforcement Together event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free; preregistration required; transportation available from senior 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.

GOLF TOURNAMENT, fundraiser for Arundel Habitat for Humanity, includes lunch, silent auction, a barbecue dinner and an awards ceremony; driving range and putting green available, 11:30 a.m.; shotgun start, 1:30 p.m., Renditions Golf Course, 1380 West Central Ave. (Route 214), Davidsonville. $150 per person; preregistration required. 410-384-9212, Ext. 13, or www.arundelhabitat.org.

WRITERS PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE, meet instructors and learn about Anne Arundel Community College's writing workshops, 7-9 p.m., the college's John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2325.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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