Thursday 18

TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR SENIORS, discussed by Bob Cullen, a member of the Greater Bowie-Crofton (Gambrills/Odenton) Area Chapter 1747 of the National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees, refreshments served, 10 a.m., Bowie City Hall, Room 204, 2416 Kenhill Dr. Free. Call Dorothy Campbell, 301-464-6372.

Friday 19

SENIORS COMPUTER WORKSHOP, how to use the keyboard and mouse, 9-11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $3; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

"THE SMOKE JUMPER," discussion of the Nicholas Evans book, for seniors, 9:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS TRANSPORTATION DISCOUNTS, for ages 65 and older, Maryland Transit Administration photo IDs available for discounted rides on light rail, subway and MTA buses, proof of age required, 10:30-11:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

CHEERLEADING DEMONSTRATION, for seniors, the Arthur Slade Road Runners perform dance routines and cheers, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for owls and other nocturnal animals, 4:30-6 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.

ST. JOHN'S LECTURE, "Old Comedy, New Comedy and the Problem With Tragedy," by Stephanie Nelson of Boston University, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

Saturday 20

CHILDREN'S WREATH MAKING, for ages 8-14, a park ranger helps create natural wreaths for birds, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $5; prepayment required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, learn about turkeys, with crafts, songs and stories, 10:30-11:30 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.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center, 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, Glenwood High Rise Senior Center, 701 Glenwood Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-6982 or www.aahs.org.

CROFTON KIWANIS CHARITY AUCTION, silent and live auctions of more than 400 items; includes appetizers and soft drinks, 6 p.m., Bowie Knights of Columbus Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, off Route 3 North, Bowie. $5. 410-451-4682 (auction catalogue at www.croftonkiwanis.org).

Sunday 21

COLD TURKEY 10K RACE, on scenic paved roads with rolling hills, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, registration, 7-8 a.m.; race, 8:30 a.m., Central Middle School, 221 Central Ave., Edgewater. $15. 410-623-6628 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

ANIMAL TRACKS PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, learn how tracks and scat are used to identify animals that have passed by, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 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.

WINTER WILDLIFE WALK, a park ranger leads a walk looking for animals and their tracks, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, River Birch Pavilion, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

PFLAG MEETING, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 2-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Fah Building, Emerson Room, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-647-7345 or 410-349-1458.

Monday 22

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, 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.

NAVIGATING THE MEDICARE WEB SITE, for seniors, Ann Benbow gives a tour of the site, 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

ODENTON SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, harpist-pianist Anastasia Pike performs with several of her students, 11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

NEBRASKA CANTEEN HISTORY, for seniors, discussion of the book "Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen," by Bob Greene, about the generosity of volunteers who ran a canteen for soldiers passing through the small town during World War II, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

"HEALTHY AGING" LECTURE, geriatrician Rebecca Elon discusses how to start planning for healthy aging and retirement and find care for elderly parents, 7 p.m., North Arundel Hospital, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or www.northarundel.org.

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY DISCUSSION, experienced photographers discuss "The Whys Behind the Things You Know," about the reasons for standard photography 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 23

GLEN BURNIE BAKE SALE, proceeds to benefit Pascal Seniors Inc., 8:30-11:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS COMEDY SCREENING, "Bringing Down the House," a movie starring Queen Latifa and Steve Martin, with popcorn, pretzels and drinks, 12:30 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

LEONARDO DA VINCI PROGRAM, for seniors, with actor Ted Brown portraying the artist, 1 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

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 or www.aahs.org.

THANKSGIVING STORIES, for ages 2-6, plus music and crafts, free, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-6699, and 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270.

Wednesday 24

SENIOR CENTER OPEN HOUSE, celebrating the center's fourth anniversary, refreshments and information on classes and other activities, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

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.

5K TURKEY TROT RACE, or one-mile run, along a moderately hilly, well-marked course, refreshments available after the race, noon, Anne Arundel Community College, Siegert Field, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Individuals, $18; doubles teams, $30; fun run, $7. Call Kathy Stanton, 410-777-2767 (applications available at http://ola3.aacc.edu/kmstanton).

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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