Thursday 4

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, 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 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.

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., 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.

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.

Friday 5

VASCULAR SCREENINGS, for people 50 and older who have one of the following risk factors: hypertension, diabetes, family history of vascular disease, high cholesterol or a smoking habit; screenings are for carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease, by the Maryland Vascular Center at North Arundel Hospital, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

CANCER RISK ASSESSMENTS, participants fill out a questionnaire that evaluates their risk factors and receive recommendations on how to reduce risk through lifestyle changes; results available immediately, 10 a.m.-noon, North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Cancer Resource Center, first floor, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-553-8129 or www.northarundel.org.

"RAJ QUARTET" LECTURE, "History and Existentialism in the 'Raj Quartet,' " Paul Ludwig, tutor, discusses Paul Scott's four novels about the last days of British rule in India, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

Saturday 6

FIVE-MILE RUN, mostly flat, hard-surface trails (no strollers, headphones or in-line skates allowed), sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks and the Annapolis Striders, registration, 7-8 a.m.; race, 8:30 a.m.; one-mile fun run, 8:05 a.m.; 100-yard tot trot for children 6 and younger, 8:20 a.m., Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Five-mile run, $5; other events, free; preregistration required. 410-268-1165, 410-222-7300 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, for ages 16 and older, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8-10 a.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.

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, for ages 12 and older, learn how to identify birds by sight and sound, binoculars and field guides available to borrow, 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $2.50; ages 60 and older, $2; 17 and younger, $1.50. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

LAW DAY FOR CAREGIVERS, "Planning for the Future: Which Is Now," information on wills, burial plans, advance directives, guardianship, medical assistance and important documents; physician Rebecca Elon, keynote speaker, discusses "The Medical Aspects of Competency," sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; preregistration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, fund raiser by Episcopal Church Woman of Old Wye Church, includes silent auction, craft and bake sales, do-it-yourself craft table and lunch sales, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 9 a.m.-noon, Old Wye Church, 14114 Old Wye Mills Road, Wye Mills. Free admission. 410-827-8484.

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., 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.

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

BLOOD PRESSURE SEMINAR, information about high blood pressure prevention and control, exercise tips and a cooking demonstration, co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required (seating is limited). 410-222-1538.

ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION, at the SPCA Mobile Adoption Unit, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Maryland City at Russett library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. 410-268-4388 or www.aacspca.org.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP, for people disabled by 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.

DAVISONVILLE "BLUE JEAN BASH," margaritas, food, live music and a silent auction, proceeds to benefit Food Link, 7-11 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 Central Ave. W., Davidsonville. $35; preregistration required. 410-222-7853.

WATERFOWL MIGRANTS PROGRAM, learn about the winter behavior and survival techniques of waterfowl migrants; brief orientation followed by observations in the field, binoculars and bird books available to borrow, 9-11:30 a.m., Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. $10; members, $5; preregistration required. 410-827-6694 or www.cbec-wtna.org.

Sunday 7

VICTIMS FUND RUN AND WALK, a 5K race and a two-mile walk on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, includes food at a post-race party, to benefit crime victims, sponsored by the State's Attorney's Office and Take Back Our Streets, registration, 7 a.m.; race and walk, 8:15 a.m., meet at Park Plaza Shopping Center, 550 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park. $18. 410-222-1740.

REFUGE WILDFLOWER WALK, for ages 16 and older, a guided walk to learn about the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem and how to identify seed heads; field guides, water and a 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 HIBERNATION PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, an interactive program about what animals do in winter, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

"LIFE OF A DEAD TREE," information about how rings and scars can indicate what kind of life a dead tree lived, 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.

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 8

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS TENPINS, at the 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 12:15 p.m. and return at 2:15 p.m. Monday and Aug. 23. $3, includes two games and shoe rental. 410-222-6680.

FLU SEASON TALK, Monday is the registration deadline for a talk by Nancy Hoover of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging on staying healthy during the flu season, 1 p.m. Nov. 15, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

BABY-SITTING BASICS, for ages 13-16, how to handle safety issues, how to keep children occupied and how to find baby-sitting jobs, includes CPR instruction; a certificate issued upon completion, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, five classes, 6:30-8:45 p.m. Monday through Nov. 12, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $60. 410-222-7313.

MOTHERHOOD EXPERIENCE SEMINAR, for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, one-day sessions, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, 22 and 29, North Arundel Hospital's Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free; reservations required. 410-626-8982 or www.northarundel.org.

PHOTOGRAPHY TALK, "Make the Most of Makeup for Portraits," by Todd August, 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 9

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon, Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-7249.

SENIORS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, massage therapist Bonnie Pavlak demonstrates the benefits of massage to reduce tension and stress, participants receive massages of the neck, back and hands, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; reservations required. 410-222-0030.

PARENTING LECTURE, "Family Feuding and Family Fun: What Makes a Nurturing Family?" by Elizabeth H. Appel, chairman of the Anne Arundel Community College Human Services Department; part of a brown bag lunch lecture series of the Family Outreach Network, noon-1 p.m., the college's John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159 or www.aacc.edu/familynet.

SENIORS MOVIE, "Touching Wild Horses," a coming-of-age drama about a troubled 12-year-old who moves in with his aunt on a remote island with a horse preserve, 12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

"WATCH YOUR CAR" PROGRAM, for seniors, Cpl. Joe Hatcher of the county police department discusses a free Maryland program that may reduce the risk your car will be stolen, 12:30 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

CARDIOVASCULAR SEMINAR, a panel of specialists discusses the risks of heart disease and stroke, ways to improve health and technological advances, sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Heath Center Dr., Bowie. Free; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, discussion topic is "Community Resources and Services," 6-8 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4118 or www.northarundel.org.

INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Suite 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-729-0864.

Wednesday 10

ADVANCE DIRECTIVES, Wanda Nason-Raleigh, director of the Guardianship Program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, discusses how to give instructions about the medical care you want if you become unable to speak for yourself, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

JOINT REPLACEMENT TALK, a nurse practitioner from Advanced Orthopedics at North Arundel Hospital discusses preparation, recovery and benefits of hip and knee replacement surgery, 10-11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-787-4367.

ANNAPOLIS HERITAGE LECTURE, about Queen Elizabeth's visit to Annapolis 50 years ago, with Historic Annapolis Foundation curator Heather Ersts, English tea served, part of the brown bag lunch lecture series 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.

MASS MEDIA PANEL DISCUSSION, "The Mass Media vs. the Criminal Justice System: Friend or Foe?" with a judge, a prosecutor, a police officer and journalists, moderated by Robyn S. Brown, assistant professor of paralegal studies, 1-2 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Florestano Building, Room 101, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-7390.

SENIORS NUTRITION TALK, "Fad Diets or Bad Diets?," by Kay Mitchell, a nurse with the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-2 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

A SALUTE TO VETERANS, for seniors, a ceremony to thank those who have served the country, followed by refreshments, 1 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

" '50s FOLK AND FUN," for seniors, performance by the Pascal Go Getters, 1 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Bring a nonperishable food item for the needy; reservations required. 410-222-1818.

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.aahs.org.

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

Thursday 11

SENIOR CENTER ORIENTATION, information about the South County Senior Center and its many classes, 11 a.m., the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

REFUGE WOLF PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, information about how wolves survive, 3:30-4:30 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.

HEALING AND HUMOR, discussion of the power of humor, for cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers, light refreshments served, 6-7:30 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations requested. 410-553-8129 or www.northarundel.org.

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST, sample cuisines, meet with chefs and listen to music by the Jazz Tones, sponsored by the Chesapeake Chefs Association and the Friends of the Lighthouse Shelter to raise funds for the shelter, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sheraton Barcelo, 173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. $75. 410-268-0182.

CROFTON SEWING MEETING, of the Chesapeake Treasures, the local chapter of the Smocking Arts Guild of America, 7 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, Crofton Middle School, 2301 Davidsonville Rd. Free. 410-280-9639.

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE CLASS, traditional dance taught by Keith Colston, director of the Soaring Eagles Dance Troupe, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 18, South Anne Arundel County Dance Conservatory, 5952 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. $5 per class; preregistration required. 410-353-8301 or www.piecesdance.com.

CHESAPEAKE CIVIL WAR DISCUSSION, "American Indians and the Civil War," with anthropologist Richard Mitchell, 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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