Thursday 21

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6620 or www.aahealth.org.

CURLING CLUB OPEN HOUSE, try the sport, which is played on ice with a disk; wear warm, loose-fitting clothing and rubber-soled shoes, 7-9 p.m. today, 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Potomac Curling Club, 13810 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel. Free. 301-362-1116 or www.curldc.org.

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, for all ages, 7 p.m., South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925 or www.aacpl.net.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT TALK, a pediatrician and a psychologist discuss the physical, emotional, educational and intellectual development of children, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 7:30-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159.

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY, ongoing registration for a tea party and fashion show hosted by the Lady Anne Arundel Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire, to benefit local charities and homes for seniors, 3-5 p.m. Nov. 7, Sheraton Barcelo Hotel, 173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. $26; registration required by Oct. 29. 410-757-1449 or 410-280-2748.

"HOWL-O-WEEN BARKIN' BASH," ongoing registration for the annual event, with games, rescue groups, raffles, music and more, proceeds to fund maintenance and improvements for Quiet Waters Dog Park, sponsored by the Friends of Quiet Waters Park and Dog Park volunteers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $10 (each additional dog, $5); in advance, $8 (each additional dog, $4). 410-212-2945, 410-263-8683 or www.barkinbash.com.

Friday 22

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS MOVIE, "50 First Dates," about a veterinarian (Adam Sandler) who falls for a woman (Drew Barrymore) who has no short-term memory, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals, including owls, bats, frogs and more, 6-7:30 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.

SENIORS HALLOWEEN PARTY, Friday is the deadline to register for a party, including karaoke, food, a costume contest, dancing and music, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

Saturday 23

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, for ages 12 and older, search fields and woods for fall migrants at the Parris N. Glendening Nature Preserve, binoculars and field guides available, 8-11 a.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.

QUIET WATERS COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, led by master gardeners, participants receive a composting unit or troubleshooting guide while supplies last, 10 a.m., Composting Demonstration Site, Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free admission; parking, $4. 410-222-1777.

AUTUMN NATURE HIKE, park ranger Dave DeVault leads an informative walk along park trails in search of fall colors, woolly bear caterpillars, migrating geese and other signs of the season, children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 10 a.m., Downs Park, information center, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-6230.

SEVERNA PARK HEALTH FAIR, screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, pulmonary function, vision and back problems and exhibits about breast cancer prevention, bicycle safety, smoking cessation and home safety, sponsored by North Arundel Hospital and Chesapeake Family Magazine, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, 161 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

BIRD FEEDER PROGRAM, visit a bird observatory and use a guide to make bird feeders, 10 a.m.-noon, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. $10 per family (cash only), includes materials; registration required. 301-497-5887.

MIGRATION PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, learn about animal migration through games and more, 2-3 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.

Sunday 24

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.

JUG BAY WETLANDS PROGRAM, for all ages, carve and decorate pumpkins and take a hike, bring a pumpkin, 4-6 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.

LAKE WATERFORD PARK WALK, look for fall colors, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Parks and Recreation, 6 p.m., Pasadena Road and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-6248.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look for nocturnal animals, including owls, bats, frogs and more, 6-7:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration 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. 410-433-4843 or 410-268-5441.

Monday 25

ARUNDEL MILLS HEALTH PROGRAMS, blood pressure screenings by Mariner Health, 9-10:30 a.m., Arundel Mills, the hospital's storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

SENIORS DRIVER SAFETY COURSE, for ages 50 and older, AARP course on defensive driving, use of cell phones and coping with aggressive drivers, two days, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $10; registration required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

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.

EDGEWATER SENIORS BOOK CLUB, a discussion of "The Red Hat Club," by Haywood Smith, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

BABY-SITTING BASICS, for ages 13-16, on safety issues, interacting with children, CPR and finding baby-sitting jobs, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Monday through Oct. 29, Chesapeake Bay Middle School, 4804 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. $60. 410-222-7313.

ACUPUNCTURE LECTURE, "The Use of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Cancer," by an acupuncturist from North Arundel Hospital's Tate Center, 7 p.m., the hospital's Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference room, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

CHILDREN'S HEALTH WORKSHOP, "How to Raise Healthy Children in an Unhealthy World," discussion of exercise, nutrition, environmental concerns and lifestyle, with chiropractor Tania Messina Howard, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-9 p.m., Magothy River Middle School, 241 Peninsula Farm Rd., Arnold. $20. 410-222-7313.

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, stories, crafts and games, for ages 6 and older, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 7 p.m., 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770; for all ages, Riviera Beach Library, 7 p.m., 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285.

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, Clarence Carvell and Dick Russell discuss "50 Fast Photoshop Techniques," during a meeting of 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 26

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, stories, crafts and games, Annapolis Library, age 2, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, ages 2-6, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1410 West St., Annapolis, 410-222-1750; Broadneck Library, ages 2-6, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1905; Crofton Library, ages 2-6, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; Mountain Road Library, ages 2-6, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-6699.

SENIORS "JAWS" SCREENING, a 1975 film about a great white shark that attacks beachgoers, 12:15 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

WOMEN'S HEALTH EVENT, Girls' Night Out, discussion of breast cancer by oncologist Russell DeLuca, radiation oncologist Sally B. Cheston, surgeon Lorraine Tafra and breast cancer survivor Denise O'Neill; dinner, exhibits and door prizes, the program is limited to women who have not participated previously, sponsored by the Breast Center of Anne Arundel Medical Center, North Arundel Hospital, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, Community Action Agency, Owensville Primary Care and Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 4-6 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; registration required. 410-222-6180 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays) or www.aahealth.org.

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.

Wednesday 27

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.

EDGEWATER CRAFT SALE, handmade merchandise, proceeds to benefit the South County Senior Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. 410-222-1927.

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, stories, crafts and games, Edgewater Library, age 2 and younger, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538; North County Area Library, all ages, 7 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; Provinces Library, ages 2 and younger, 2 p.m. Wednesday, ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Oct. 28, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), 410-222-6280; Maryland City at Russett Library, ages 2-6, 10 a.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Oct. 28, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390.

HOSPICE TALK, the programs of the Hospice of the Chesapeake discussed by nurse Nancy Royster, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

SENIORS THEATER GROUP, for ages 55 and older, opportunities for acting and working on costumes, props and scenery for a March production of "The Pajama Game," sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College, rehearsals on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 27 through Feb. 24, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater; daily rehearsals begin Feb. 28 at the college's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $45; registration required. 410-777-2609.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP, for people with mental health problems, 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month, North Arundel Hospital, second floor, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4590.

"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, 7:30-8:30 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

ARNOLD SENIORS HALLOWEEN PARTY, Wednesday is the deadline to register for a party with a costume parade and contest, games, prizes, refreshments and entertainment by Bob Clark, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; registration required. 410-222-1922.

Thursday 28

ANNAPOLIS LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "Mousing Around," how to use the computer mouse and online catalogue, 9-10 a.m. Oct. 28 and 2-3 p.m. Oct. 29; "Genealogy," popular databases, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Oct. 28; "Consumer Dollars and Sense," about consumer resources on the Internet, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28; "Beyond Google," how to search the Web, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 29; and "The Basics," a tour of the library's Web site, catalogue and other sites, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 30, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free; registration required; bring your library card. 410-222-6290.

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

CPR COURSE FOR SENIORS, led by nurse Margo Carey of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 1-4 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; registration required. 410-222-6227.

ENDANGERED WILDLIFE PROGRAM, for ages 8-12, learn why some species are in danger of becoming extinct and what can be done to prevent it, 1:30-3 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887.

HOSPITAL JOB FAIR, participants will have an opportunity to fill out an application and speak with a recruiter about opportunities in nursing and hospital support services, 2-5 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.

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, for ages 3-8, stories, crafts and games, 7 p.m., Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, 410-222-6265.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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