Thursday 7

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 a.m., North Arundel Hospital, main lobby, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie; 10 a.m.-2 p.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 or www.northarundel.org.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS DANCE, the Twiliters band performs, 12:30-2 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT, a discussion by a panel of cancer specialists, 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

HIGHLAND BAGPIPING CLASS, for ages 18 and older, information on the scale, grace notes doubling and playing a tune, bring a practice chanter, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, four weeks, Arundel Middle School, 1179 Hammond Lane, Odenton. $55; registration required. 410-222-7313.

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION, land surveyor Todd Babcock discusses "The Mason and the Dixon Line Preservation Partnership," a meeting of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. Call the Kuethe Library, 410-760-9679, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS RETREAT, ongoing registration for a two-day retreat for women who have completed radiation and chemotherapy and/or surgery; includes information on new therapies, coping with a cancer diagnosis and alternative healing techniques, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Medical Center's Breast Center, Oct. 16 and 17, Aspen Wye River Conference Center, 201 Wye Woods Way, Queenstown. Program, $75 (financial aid available for eligible participants); registration required; optional overnight accommodations, $147.50 (including tax). Call Renee Epstein, 443-481-5316.

Friday 8

MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association offers information about its services and answers questions, 8-10 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 or www.northarundel.org.

NECK AND BACK SCREENINGS, by North Arundel Hospital, 9-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; reservations recommended. 410-222-6847.

FLU/PNEUMONIA IMMUNIZATION CLINICS, for adults, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Friday, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie, and 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Suggested donation, $10 (covered by Medicare, seniors must bring their Medicare cards). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

Saturday 9

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

CROFTON CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS, sponsored by MOMS Club of Odenton, 9 a.m.-noon, Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, 8424 Piney Orchard Pkwy., Crofton. Free; reservations required. 301-860-0260.

MILLERSVILLE FESTIVAL, children's games, pony rides, hayrides, scarecrow-making, antique tractor display, pumpkin-painting, farm animals, blacksmith demonstration, food and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

PUMPKIN PATCH, pumpkins available to carve and decorate, face-painting, storytelling, games, baked goods and more, sponsored by the Friends of the Light House Shelter and Annapolis Area Ministries, to benefit homeless shelters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis. Admission: canned food donations. 443-822-4973.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP, for people with chronic pain, 2-3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, In Good Health Lifestyle Center, 135 Old Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free. 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

ASTRONOMY TALK, Hubble Space Telescope scientist Max Mutchler discusses "Armchair Exploration of the Universe," about the Hubble, followed by stargazing, sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Astronomy Club, bring telescopes and binoculars or use the college's, 7:30 p.m.; dessert, 7 p.m., the college's Dragun Science Building, Room 110, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2260.

Sunday 10

HEARTSMART 5K RUN/WALK, to benefit the Cliff R. Roop Cardiac Support and Education Foundation, which buys automated external defibrillators to be placed in public buildings throughout the county; registration, 8:30 a.m.; race, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $20. 410-266-7675.

"ON THE WILD SIDE" PUPPET SHOW, for all ages, follow the journey of a little hamster to see whether it is a wild or domestic animal, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

REFUGE BAT PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, 1-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE CLASS, for parents of preschoolers, information on the causes of bad behavior, techniques to teach new behavior and mediating conflicts between children, with psychologist Deborah Wood, 3-5 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 24, Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $30; couples, $50; registration required. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.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 11

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, provided by Mariner Health, 9-10:30 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 or www.northarundel.org.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Reservations recommended. 410-777-2480.

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.

LAUREL STORY TIME, for ages 6-10, readings from several books, 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390 or www.aacpl.net.

PARENTING THE TEENAGER, a class on teen culture and ways to control behavior, offered through the Family Outreach Network, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Oct. 18, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $45; registration required. 410-777-2325 or www.aacc.edu/familynet.

BOWIE PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, "Preserving Your Pictures," by Helen Watt of Creative Memories, sponsored by the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Lutheran Church, Route 301 south and Mount Oak Road, Bowie. Free. 301-464-4212.

Tuesday 12

"SLOTS VS. TAXES," discussion by Sen. James E. DeGrange Sr. (D-Anne Arundel) and Dels. Terry R. Gilleland Jr. (R-Anne Arundel), Mary Ann Love (D-Anne Arundel) and Theodore J. Sophocleus (D-Anne Arundel), presented by the GFWC Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, 10:30 a.m., the club, 110 N. Hammonds Ferry Rd., Linthicum. Free. 410-850-4978.

BACK PAIN INFORMATION, information on body mechanics, posture, ergonomics and ways to minimize pain, with instructor Mary Fran Deluane, 4-5:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $30; registration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aa-healthsystem.org.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, discussion of "Getting Back to Work/Occupational Therapy," 6-8 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4118 or www.northarundel.org.

AROMATHERAPY CLASS, participants learn how to create scented baths, with instructor Jill Gann, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 19, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $45; registration required. 443-481-4000.

Wednesday 13

HEALTH TALKS, information on colon cancer by the Endoscopy Department, 8-10 a.m.; a diabetes specialist discusses diabetes, diet and lifestyle changes, 9-10:30 a.m.; cholesterol screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, 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.

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 or www.northarundel.org.

EASTPORT BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for ages 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 17, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1770.

GLEN BURNIE LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "The Basics," a tour of the library's Web site, catalogue and other sites, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 15; "Mousing Around," how to use the computer mouse, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday; "Beyond Google," how to search the Web, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 15; "Genealogy," popular databases, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 15; "Consumer Dollars and Sense," about consumer resources on the Internet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14, North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Free; registration required; bring your library card and pin number. 410-222-6270 or www.aacpl.net.

"TEA PARTIES AND TYRANNY," Gregory Stiverson, president of Historic Annapolis Foundation, discusses "Tea Parties and Tyranny: The Tea Act of 1773 and the Burning of the Peggy Stewart [ship]," about an Annapolis revolt against British taxes; part of the brown bag lunch lectures sponsored by the foundation, noon-1 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

PARENTING LECTURE, "Blueprint for a Healthy Family, With Exercise and Nutrition," by Laura S. Norton, project manager of the college's Health and Wellness Institute, one of a series of brown bag lectures by the Family Outreach Network, noon-1 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159 or www.aacc.edu/familynet.

"THE ADVENTURES OF HENNYLO," for seniors, Wednesday is the registration deadline for a puppet show designed to encourage good communication between patients and doctors and other health care professionals, sponsored by Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-2 p.m. Oct. 15, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free. 410-222-1922.

FLU VACCINATIONS, for all ages, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, parents who want their children to receive a vaccine should consult with their child's physician first, 4-7 p.m., Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd. Suggested donation, $10. 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

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

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.

Thursday 14

PASADENA SENIOR CENTER ORIENTATION, a discussion of membership guidelines, activities, nutrition program and more, refreshments served, 10 a.m., the center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required by Oct. 7. 410-222-0030.

BACK SCREENINGS, by the Yalich Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, 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.

FREE EMERGENCY CELL PHONES, for seniors, county police Cpl. Joe Hatcher distributes phones for 911 calls, 10 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Registration required. 410-222-1818.

COUNTY JOB FAIR, more than 24 employers, sponsored by Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Corp., Anne Arundel Community College and other institutions, noon-4 p.m.; seminars on job interviewing (11:30 a.m.) and resume preparation (1 p.m.); Centre at Glen Burnie (formerly Glen Burnie Mall), 6711 Governor Ritchie Hwy. Free. Call Bill Franz, 410-799-9099.

PUMPKIN-CARVING DEMONSTRATION, for seniors, Oct. 14 is the registration deadline for a demonstration of pumpkin-carving techniques, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free. 410-222-1922.

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-3:30 p.m., Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd. Free; registration required. 410-222-6660.

CHILDREN'S ETIQUETTE COURSE, "Crash Course in Manners" for ages 7-10, basic table manners, greetings, introductions, courteous behavior, how to take a phone message and more, with instructor Renee Miller, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 4:15-5 p.m. Thursdays, four weeks, Oak Hill Elementary School, 34 Truckhouse Rd., Severna Park. $40; registration required. 410-222-7313.

SURVIVING CANCER, discussion for patients, survivors, relatives and caregivers, light refreshments, 6-7:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations recommended. 410-553-8129 or www.northarundel.org.

LITTLE ITALY LECTURE, illustrated talk, "Little and Big Italy: Past, Present and Future," by Jerome Krase, professor emeritus, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, based on his photographic research on Italian-heritage areas in the United States and abroad during the past 30 years, co-sponsored by the Maryland chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America, 7-8:30 p.m., Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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