Thursday 4

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 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 children 8 and older accompanied by an adult. Participants can explore the creek at Glendening Preserve using dip nets to examine animals; old shoes (no sandals) and a change of shoes and socks recommended; walkers 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. today and Aug. 11, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-222-1818.

PAPER AIRPLANE RALLY, children can 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.

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION, Judy Creamer discusses how to join lineage societies, such as the Colonial Dames and the Daughters of American Revolution at a meeting of the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, main hall, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. Call Kuethe Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 410-760-9679.

Friday 5

ODENTON CAREGIVERS TALK, nurse Mary Fridley discusses "The Facts and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease," sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and the National Family Caregivers Support Program, 10 a.m.-noon, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd. Free; registration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

SENIORS CRIME NOVELS, authors Rosemary and Larry Mild discuss their "Paco and Molly" mystery series, written for seniors, 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

EVENT FOR GRANDCHILDREN, for children and their grandparents, the Maryland Department of Nature Resources Scales and Tales program on birds of prey and reptiles, 1 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

Saturday 6

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, ages 12 and older can 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. $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

KIDS FISHING WORKSHOP, for ages 10-12, information on effective fishing techniques, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. $10; registration required. 410-827-6694 or www.wildfowltrust.org.

TURTLE DERBY, for ages 14 and younger, competitors enter one standard size or water turtle (no snapping turtles allowed), 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $2; advance registration required in person. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

JUG BAY SNAKE PROGRAM, for children 7 and older accompanied by an adult, information about snakes and a walk to observe them, 2-4 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.

Sunday 7

DOG DAYS 8K CROSS-COUNTRY RUN, moderately hilly route through fields and woods and on trails and pavement, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, registration, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race, 8 a.m., Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $5. 410-268-1165 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

BOATING SAFETY CLASS, for ages 10 and older, an overview of the rules and fundamental practices of safe boating, a boating certificate issued upon completion, 1 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 14, children 10-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult 18 or older, Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $20, includes textbook; registration required. 410-222-6115.

KINDER FARM WALKING CLUB, for adults and children, a park ranger leads a 2.4-mile walk on a trail around the park, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

WETLANDS RESEARCH TALK, for ages 8 and older, current and former participants of a three-month internship studying wetland ecology discuss their findings, 5-8 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, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, cafeteria, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-433-4843 or 410-268-5441.

Monday 8

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

PASADENA GRANDPARENTS EVENT, Morty the Clown entertains seniors and their school-age grandchildren, with face painting, magic and games, 10 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

SKIN CANCER TALK, by Kay Mitchell of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

ARNOLD SENIORS HOEDOWN, Trudie Marie performs country tunes, wear dancing shoes, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; registration required by Friday. 410-222-1922.

BIRTHING FACILITY TOUR, for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, a tour of Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center and information about its services, 7-8:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 15, 22 and 29, 1454 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free; reservations required. 410-626-8982.

ANNAPOLIS AQUATICS PROGRAMS, swimming classes for children and adults, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Monday through Aug. 18, Arundel Olympic Swim Center, 2690 Riva Rd., Annapolis. Eight lessons, $55-$60. Call for days and times, 410-222-7933.

Tuesday 9

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, by podiatrist Enzo Leone, 8-10 a.m., Arundel Mills, Baltimore Washington Medical Center storefront, between the Saks Off 5th store and Jillian's, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

SENIORS GLAUCOMA SCREENINGS, administered by the Maryland Society for Sight, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

PRESCRIPTION APPLICATION ASSISTANCE, the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program provides assistance in completing the Medicare prescription benefits application, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; appointments required. 410-222-1818.

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-5, stories, a craft and a short hike, 11 a.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6244.

SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, Mambo Jim one-man band performs a variety of music for listening and dancing, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

ANNAPOLIS CAREGIVERS TALK, nurse Mary Fridley discusses "The Facts and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease," sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and the National Family Caregivers Support Program, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave. Free; registration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

DISCIPLINE FOR PRESCHOOLERS, child development specialist Deborah Wood discusses how to guide children and help them cope with their conflicts with others, three-part series, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Aug 16 and 23, Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $30; members, $25; couples, $50; registration required. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.org.

SOLID WASTE, LANDFILLS TALK, Michael Houlihan of the Solid Waste Association of America discusses technology for disposing of solid waste and uses for closed landfills, a meeting of the Greater Crofton Council, 7 p.m., Village at Waugh Chapel, Village Commons Community Center, 1326 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills. Free. Call Council President Torrey Jacobsen at 410-923-1100 or visit www.greatercroftoncouncil.org.

Wednesday 10

PRESCRIPTION APPLICATION ASSISTANCE, the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program provides assistance in completing the Medicare prescription benefits application, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; appointments required. 410-222-1927.

"CURIOUS GEORGE" STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, songs, finger plays and a craft, 10 a.m., Maryland City at Russett branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390 or www.aacpl.net.

REFUGE TREE PROGRAM, for ages 8-10, a hike and information on the role of trees in the ecosystem and how to identify them, 10-11:30 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, led by master gardeners, participants receive a composting unit or troubleshooting guide while supplies last, 6 p.m., Composting Demonstration Site, Wildwood Trail, Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. Free admission; parking, $4. 410-222-1777.

WEIGHT-LOSS TALK, surgeon Mark Kligman discusses surgical and other medical approaches to weight loss, sponsored by the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness, 6-8 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 877-866-7348 or www.umm.edu/weightloss.

GLEN BURNIE CAREGIVERS TALK, nurse Mary Fridley discusses how to communicate with a loved one who has dementia, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and the National Family Caregivers Support Program, 6-8 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

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.

PATUXENT REFUGE TRAM TOUR, a chance to see wildlife and learn how the refuge manages habitats during a 40-minute guided tour in an electric open-air tram, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. $3; 55 and older, $2; 12 and younger, $1; registration required; bring exact change. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

Thursday 11

FISHING EVENT, for children 9 and older accompanied by an adult, information about varieties of fish in the Potomac River and a hike to River Farm where participants use a seine net to catch fish, then release them; bathing suit or clothing that can get wet, old sneakers, box lunch and a change of clothes are recommended, 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.

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 1-3:30 p.m., Odenton Health Center, 1370 Odenton Rd. Free; appointments required. 410-222-6660 or www.aahealth.org.

HEALTHY BACK AND NECK CLASS, information on proper posture, body mechanics, exercise and stretching to maintain a healthy body, with instructors and physical therapists Jenn Gurka and Paula Cattaneo, 4-5:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $30; registration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

SINGLE AGAIN SUPPORT GROUP, for separated or divorced people, this week's discussion topic is "Fifteen Ways to Date," with coordinator and social worker Carolyn Hansen; orientation for new members, 7 p.m.; regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church, 1657 Crofton Pkwy., Crofton. Donations requested. 410-721-0992 or www.changingfocus.org.

"CURIOUS GEORGE" STORY TIME, for ages 2-6, songs, finger plays and a craft, 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390 or www.aacpl.net.

HARRY POTTER EVENT, for ages 6 and older; children can dress in costume, play games and make crafts, 7-8:30 p.m., South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925 or www.aacpl.net.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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