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 and 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.

SENIORS ART APPRECIATION, a discussion about impressionism by educator Ted Brown. 1 p.m. Thursdays for 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.

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.

BEREAVEMENT RETREAT, for ages 6-13. Ongoing registration for Camp Nabe, conducted by Hospice of the Chesapeake Spiritual and Bereavement Care Center. From 5 p.m. Aug 12 to 2 p.m. Aug 14. Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Rd., Millersville. $25 (discounts for multiple children); registration required. 410-987-2129 or www.hospicechesapeake.org.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION, ongoing registration for a course led by the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center about how to make good decisions, communicate needs and handle conflict. 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Aug. 31, Heritage Center, Suite 130, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis. $135; registration required. Call Carolyn Sullivan, 410-757-2753.

Friday 29

NECK AND BACK SCREENINGS, by chiropractor Edward Bartlinski. 8-10 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.

SENIORS BOOK CLUB, a discussion of "The Little Friend," by Donna Tartt. 10 a.m. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

MOVIE, for seniors and their school-age grandchildren, "The Dust Factory," about the friendship of two teenagers. 12:15 p.m. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 30

REFUGE BUTTERFLY PROGRAM, for ages 10 and older. Participants can learn about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem and how to identify several common in Maryland during a 2.5-mile guided hike. Hikers are asked to bring water; field guides recommended. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM COURSE, for ages 8-10 accompanied by an adult. Children can learn how to find locations by latitude and longitude; a hand-held GPS device is provided. 9 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.

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.

"BUGS, BUGS, EVERYWHERE," for ages 4-8. A ranger shows how to find and capture insects in a park; sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. 10 a.m. Lake Waterford Park, 830 Pasadena Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-6248.

Sunday 31

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 1

SENIORS CPR CLASS, with instructors Mary Ann Howell and Katina Venuto. 12:30 p.m. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, for ages 10 and older. An overview of the rules and practices of safe boating; a boating safety certificate issued upon completion. Children 10-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 6-10 p.m. Monday and Aug. 4. Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $20; includes textbook; registration required. 410-222-1777.

PATIENT COSMETICS PROGRAM, "Look Good . . . Feel Better," 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, Clatanoff Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-721-4304 or www.aahs.org.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5599 or www.aahs.org.

Tuesday 2

DIABETES DISCUSSION, 9-10 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.

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

CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-1925 or www.aahs.org.

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, and 10 a.m., Edgewater Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1538.

DESIGNING MODEL RAILROADS, for seniors. Participants can learn how to use computer software to lay out a model railroad, with Tom Turlington. People in the program must know how to use a mouse and understand Windows menus and commands. 10 a.m.-noon. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. $20; registration required. 410-222-6680.

RAINBOW FISH STORY TIME, for ages 2-4. Children can listen to a story about Rainbow Fish, then see Chesapeake Bay fish that look like him. 10-11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. $5; members, $3; registration required. $410-827-6694 or www.wildfowltrust.org.

"ECO-INVESTIGATORS" CAMP, for ages 11-13. Children can explore wetland, meadow and forest habitats. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 4. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

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; a Korean interpreter will be available. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; application assistance available by appointment, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23. Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

ARNOLD SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, classic American music by the Touchstone Trombones quartet. 1-2 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; registration required by Monday. 410-222-1922.

PATRIOTIC STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, about U.S. history and the flag. 2 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699.

BOBBY DARIN MOVIE, for seniors. Screening of "Beyond the Sea," based on the life of entertainer Darin, starring Kevin Spacey. 6 p.m. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

GLEN BURNIE CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP, nurse Mary Fridley discusses "The Facts and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease." 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and the National Family Caregivers Support Program. Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Moving Forward, for women who've received a breast cancer diagnosis in the past 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 or www.aahs.org.

UFO DISCUSSION, for seniors. Wednesday is the deadline to register for a talk by Rob Swiatek of the Fund for UFO Research and psychotherapist Peter Resta. Topic is the history of reported UFO sightings. 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 5. Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; registration required. 410-222-1922.

Thursday 4

BEGINNERS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, workshop for seniors. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 4 and 11. Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. Baltimore Washington Medical Center (formerly North Arundel Hospital), lobby, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

PRESCRIPTION APPLICATION ASSISTANCE, the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program provides assistance in completing the Medicare prescription benefits application. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-222-6680.

JUG BAY STREAM WALK, for adults and ages 8 and older. Children can explore the creek at the Glendening Preserve using dip nets to examine animals; participants are asked to wear old shoes (no sandals) and bring a change of shoes and socks. People will meet at the sanctuary, then carpool to the preserve, 9 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.

E-MAIL WORKSHOP, for seniors. How to set up an e-mail account. 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 11. Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818.

PAPER AIRPLANE RALLY, for children. A chance to make a plane and land it at the end of an obstacle course. 7 p.m. Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum. Free. 410-222-6265 or www.aacpl.net.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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