Thursday 28

SEVERNA PARK INTERNET TRAINING, "Mousing Around," how to use the computer mouse and online catalogue, 9-10 a.m. today and 2-3 p.m. Friday; "Genealogy," popular databases, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. today; "Consumer Dollars and Sense," consumer resources on the Internet, 6-8 p.m. today; "Beyond Google," how to search the Web, 10 a.m.-noon Friday; and "The Basics," a tour of the library's Web site, catalogue and other sites, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-3:30 p.m., Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd. Free; preregistration 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; preregistration 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; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

HOSPITAL JOB FAIR, participants are invited 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.

CHILDREN'S FLU SHOT CLINIC, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will provide vaccinations for babies 6 months to 23 months, and for children 2 to 12 with chronic health conditions or weakened immune systems; parents are asked to first check whether the vaccine is available from their pediatrician, 4-7 p.m. today and 4-7 p.m. Nov. 4, Health Service Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; donations requested. 410-222-7343 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays) or www.aahealth.org.

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

Friday 29

"TUSCAN SUN" BOOK, FILM, for seniors, discussion of the novel "Under the Tuscan Sun," by Frances Mayes, 9:30 a.m.; a screening of the film based on the book, starring Diane Lane as a woman who moves to Italy after the breakup of her marriage, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS FREE HALLOWEEN EVENTS, Halloween game based on bingo, 9:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie, 410-222-6680; games, refreshments and a prize for best costume, 10 a.m.-noon, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park (preregistration required), 410-222-6847; party, costume contest, Halloween goodies and bobbing for apples, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6227; party (grandchildren invited), with a costume parade, trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, a demonstration of pumpkin carving, costume prizes and apple cider and cookies, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater (preregistration required), 410-222-1927.

MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY, Friday is the registration deadline 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; preregistration required. 410-757-1449 or 410-280-2748.

Saturday 30

HIGH-RISK GROUP FLU SHOTS, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will make vaccinations available for all county residents 65 or older and for pregnant women and people 13 to 64 with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems; proof of residence, age and chronic medical condition may be required, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Rd., Annapolis; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6, Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville. Free; donations requested; participants are encouraged to bring their Medicare cards. 410-222-7343 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays) or www.aahealth.org.

PARENTING LECTURE, "Teaching People Skills to Children and Adolescents: Boosting Emotional Intelligence," by psychologist Jeffrey L. Sternlieb, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 9 a.m.-noon, Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $55; preregistration required. 410-777-2159.

MEDITATION FOR GOOD HEALTH, learn how to regularly practice meditation, with instructor Dawn Fleming, 9 a.m.-noon, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second floor, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $35. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

FALL COLORS HIKE, about 11/2 miles, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, main parking lot, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115.

AUTUMN LEAF PROGRAMS, for ages 4-7, take a hike in a park, look for leaves and make a leaf mobile to take home, 10-10:45 a.m., $8; for ages 6-11, learn how to identify trees by their leaves and bark, and make a leaf mobile to take home, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15, sponsored by the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department; Osprey Nature Center, Back Creek Nature Park, Edgewood Road, Annapolis. Preregistration required. 410-263-7958.

"HOWL-O-WEEN BARKIN' BASH," annual event with games, costume contests, raffles, music, rescue groups and more, proceeds will 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., 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.

Sunday 31

REFUGE PLANT WALK, for ages 16 and older, learn about the roles of plants and flowers in the ecosystem and how to identify common species; field guides, water and magnifying glass recommended, 9-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

REFUGE HALLOWEEN EVENT, for all ages, live animals, exhibits, crafts making and other activities, 1-4 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. 410-433-4843 or 410-268-5441.

Monday 1

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 a.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 4, Arundel Mills, North Arundel Hospital storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367.

SENIORS JOURNAL WORKSHOP, writing and painting to create a personal journal, with literary specialist Cindy Edwards and visual arts specialist Nancy Schiller, 9 a.m.-noon Monday and Nov. 8, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $10; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

ARNOLD SENIORS SCRABBLE, new participants welcome, 12:45-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 29, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1922.

CANCER PATIENTS COSMETICS CLASS, "Look Good. . . .Feel Better," assistance for women experiencing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-721-4304 or www.aahs.org.

YOGA CLASSES, participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, three sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, six weeks, North Arundel Hospital, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $30 per session; preregistration required. 410-787-4367.

BOATING SAFETY COURSE, conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Maryland boating safety certificate issued upon completion, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Nov. 4, 9, 11 and 16, Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. $20; preregistration required by Oct. 28. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952, or Bob Wilson, 410-956-6907.

Tuesday 2

ANNAPOLIS STORY TIME, stories, songs and finger plays, 2-years-olds, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday; 3-6 year-olds, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; ages 2-6, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1750.

Wednesday 3

BABIES STORY TIME, Babies in Bloom program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays geared to stimulate development, free, 9:45 a.m., Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285; 10 a.m., Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, 410-222-1770; 10 a.m., Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, 410-222-6265; 10 a.m., Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390; 10 a.m., South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, 410-222-1925; 10:30 a.m., Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. 410-222-6280.

ARTHRITIS SEMINAR, "The Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," by physical therapist Kathy Potter, on arthritis causes and treatments, including diet, exercise, injections, medications and surgery, 11 a.m.-noon, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000.

SENIORS NUTRITION TALK, "Trendy Health Foods for Modern Seniors," by Jill Bezek, director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's senior nutrition program, 1-2 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

BIRD HIKE FOR TEENS, for ages 13-16, a walk and discussion of adaptations that help birds survive in their environment, 1-3:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

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 4

SENIORS LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE, Susan Knight of the Department of Aging discusses long-term care insurance policies and how to decide whether to buy them, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

BACK PAIN LECTURE, orthopedic surgeon Chris Urban discusses diagnosis, treatment and prevention, 1-2 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; reservations required by Wednesday. 410-222-1922.

COURT REPORTER CAREER INFORMATION, open house, about career opportunities, salary ranges and the January course in court reporting at Anne Arundel Community College; event sponsored by the college and the Maryland Court Reporters Association, 6:30 p.m., the college's John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 207, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free; reservations required. 410-777-2958.

"OSCAR AND OLIVE OSPREY," for all ages, storyteller Jeanne Hartge tells a nature tale, 7 p.m., South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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