Thursday 21

MARYLAND STATE HOUSE TOURS, the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use; guided tours are conducted by State House guides under the auspices of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development; picture IDs required, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, State Circle, Annapolis. Free. 410-974-3400.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS, a representative from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program discusses the new Medicare prescription drug program, 12:30 p.m. today; application assistance available by appointment, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

SENIORS SPELLING BEE, words from the Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 12:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6847.

"LIVING PLACES, LIVING PLANET," information about the habitats of wild animals, presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699 or www.aacpl.net.

EDGEWATER "ANIMAL TALES," by storyteller Gary Lloyd, 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane. Free. 410-222-1538 or www.aacpl.net.

"NICOLO WHIMSEY SHOW," juggling, 3 and 7 p.m., South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925 or www.aacpl.net.

SEVERNA PARK MODEL RAILROAD CLUB, operation of the HO-scale Chesapeake and Allegheny Railroad, 8 p.m. Thursdays, 3 Riggs Ave., Severna Park. Free. 410-647-6077.

Friday 22

GRANCHILDREN'S MOVIE, for children and their grandparents, "Shark Tale," an animated comedy about what happens when a fish lies, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

JUNIOR NATURALIST PROGRAM, for ages 6-10, explore areas of the park and learn about forestry, birding, meadows, edible plants, reptiles and amphibians, 1-2:30 p.m. Fridays, through Aug. 19, Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $20; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

Saturday 23

WETLAND PLANT IDENTIFICATION, for ages 12 and older, participants can learn how to identify more than 60 species, such as turtleheads, cardinal flowers and monkey flowers, 9:30 a.m.-noon, 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.

ANIMAL PLANET MINI CAMP, for ages 5-7, a chance to learn about mammals, birds and fish through stories, songs and a craft, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

"FRANKENSTEIN" PLAY AUDITIONS, for adults and children 7 and older, for the Pasadena Theatre Company's Oct. 7-16 production at Anne Arundel Community College; auditions, 11 a.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Our Lady of the Fields Church, 1070 Cecil Ave., Millersville. Free. 410-975-0200 or www.pasadenatheatrecompany.com.

JUNIOR TRAIL EXPLORERS, for third- through fifth-graders accompanied by an adult; games and a hike with a park ranger and discussion of water bugs, 2 p.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6244.

MINI SAILBOAT REGATTA, for all ages, model sailboats made of plastic foam, wood and other materials will race across a pool to celebrate the community center's 10th anniversary, 2-5 p.m., the center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. $2; families, $5; registration required. 410-647-5843. Information on boat entry guidelines: www.thecommunitycenter.com.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE, a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals such as owls, bats and frogs, 8-9:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

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 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

ANNAPOLIS SAILING, for people with disabilities and others interested in sailing, equipment supplied, sponsored by Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sandy Point State Park Marina, Route 50, Annapolis. Free. 410-626-0273 or www.crab-sailing.org.

GLEN BURNIE ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays, Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formerly North Arundel Hospital), cafeteria, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-433-4843 or 410-268-5441.

Monday 25

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-10:30 a.m., Arundel Mills, Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formerly North Arundel Hospital) storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

"LIVING PLACES, LIVING PLANET," information about the habitats of wild animals, presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., North County Area Library, 1010 East Way, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6270.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE, Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program helps seniors complete Medicare Prescription Benefits application, 1-4 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; appointments required. 410-222-6227.

"NICOLO WHIMSEY SHOW," juggling, 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1750.

CHILDREN'S "CRUISIN' " PROGRAM, for ages 6-10, about the history and science of transportation; educator Anne Thompson discusses the history of travel in Maryland and leads field trips, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m. Monday through July 29, Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd., Shady Side. $40; registration required. 410-867-4486 or www.averyhouse.org.

"ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BLUES," Leroy Hyson performs rock-and-roll and other music and invites children to help him sing songs and play instruments, 3 and 7 p.m., Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1905.

PASADENA "ANIMAL TALES," by storyteller Gary Lloyd, 3 and 7 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699.

CHESAPEAKE BAY OBSERVING SYSTEM, Doug Wilson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discusses a proposed expansion of the system; a meeting of the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association, 7:15 p.m., Sheraton Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Rd, Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7651 or www.capca.net.

Tuesday 26

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, by podiatrist Enzo Leone, 9-11 a.m., Arundel Mills, storefront of Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formerly North Arundel Hospital), between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

GLEN BURNIE OSTEOPOROSIS SCREENINGS, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formerly North Arundel Hospital), Constantine Padussis Community Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

"NICOLO WHIMSEY SHOW," juggling, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6277.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS, a representative from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program discusses the new Medicare prescription drug program, 10 a.m. Tuesday; application assistance available by appointment, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818.

ANNE TYLER NOVEL, the seniors book club discusses "Back When We Were Grownups," 10-11:30 a.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free. 410-222-1922.

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES, Wanda Nason-Raleigh of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging Guardianship Program discusses legal documents needed to ensure health care choices, 11 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

ANNAPOLIS "ANIMAL TALES," by storyteller Gary Lloyd, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1770.

"LIVING PLACES, LIVING PLANET," information about the habitats of wild animals, presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280.

"THE WIZARD OF OZ" PUPPET SHOW, the Stevens Puppets, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925.

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.

Wednesday 27

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program helps seniors complete the Medicare Prescription Benefits application, 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; appointments required. 410-222-0030.

"ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BLUES," Leroy Hyson performs rock-and-roll and other music and invites children to help him sing songs and play instruments, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1538.

LINTHICUM "ANIMAL TALES," by storyteller Gary Lloyd, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd. Free. 410-222-6265.

"LIVING PLACES, LIVING PLANET," information about the habitats of wild animals, presented by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6285.

EDGEWATER GRANDPARENTS EVENT, for seniors and their grandchildren, ice cream and a puppet show by puppeteer Jack Foreaker, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

"THE WIZARD OF OZ" PUPPET SHOW, the Stevens Puppets, 1:30, 3:30 and 7 p.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290.

CERAMICS CLASS, for adults and children; participants can create casting molds, work with green ware and learn painting techniques; instructor Charlotte Tauber; sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, children 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, six weeks, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $45; registration required. 410-222-0036.

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.

ANNAPOLIS HISTORY LECTURE, Mike Parker, professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses the President Hill neighborhood's development, original land grants and homes of prominent families, 7 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis Free. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

SENIORS COOKING DEMONSTRATION, Wednesday is the deadline to register for a demonstration of French cooking, sponsored by American Express Financial Services, 11 a.m. July 29, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; registration required. 410-222-1922.

Thursday 28

"ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BLUES," Leroy Hyson performs rock-and-roll and other music and invites children to help him sing songs and play instruments, free, 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915, and 7 p.m., Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore, 410-222-6260.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, ice cream social, music by keyboardist John Norfolk, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM, for seniors and their grandchildren, magic and comedy by Kabala, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818.

SENIORS ART APPRECIATION SERIES, a discussion about impressionism by educator Ted Brown, 1 p.m. Thursdays, four weeks, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818.

LAUREL "ANIMAL TALES," by storyteller Gary Lloyd, 3 and 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390 or www.aacpl.net.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP, for amputees and their families and health care providers, 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-6080.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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