Thursday 11

FISHING EVENT, for children 9 and older accompanied by an adult. Iinformation about the 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, change of clothes and box lunch 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 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.

"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 invited to 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.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION, ongoing registration for a class offered by the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center about how to

make good decisions, communicate needs, cope with conflict and listen, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, six weeks, starting Aug. 31, Heritage Center, Suite 130, 2666 Riva Rd., Annapolis. $135; registration required. 410-266-9033.

FALL ARTS CLASSES, ongoing registration for painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, poetry, drama, music and dance, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Fees vary. For days and times, call 410-263-5544 or visit www.marylandhall.org.

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS, ongoing registration for a course conducted by the Coast Guard Auxiliary for boaters, hikers, hunters, cyclists and sailors, 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. $30; registration required by Aug. 24. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952.

Friday 12

SENIORS FOOT SCREENINGS, with podiatrist Joseph Osler Brice, 9-11 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-0030.

COSTUME JEWELRY SALE, each item is $2 or less, 9 a.m.-noon, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. 410-222-1927.

VISION AND GLAUCOMA SCREENINGS, for seniors, conducted by the Maryland Society for Sight, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-6847.

HEALTH FAIR, screenings for body mass, neck, back and foot problems, blood pressure, anemia and osteoporosis; educational exhibits on pain management, cancer and wound healing, 10 a.m.-2 p.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 CPR CLASSES, led by nurse Margo Carey of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 1-3 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free; registration required. 410-222-6227.

Saturday 13

DRAGONFLIES OF THE PATUXENT, information on how to identify several common ones, 10 a.m.-noon, 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.

PARK SNAKES PROGRAM, a ranger discusses facts about snakes, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, main parking lot, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

Sunday 14

WILDFLOWER WANDER, for ages 16 and older, learn about the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem and how to identify some common species during a guided hike; field guides, water and a magnifying glass recommended, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive (off Route 198), Laurel. Free; registration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

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 15

HOSPITAL'S FUTURE, Kim Davidson of Baltimore Washington Medical Center discusses the future for the hospital formerly known as North Arundel Hospital, 10-11 a.m. Monday, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

Tuesday 16

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

ANNAPOLIS TEDDY BEAR EVENT, for ages 3-10, stories, games, songs and a craft, snacks provided; children are asked to bring a teddy bear, 10 a.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St. Free. 410-222-1750 or www.aacpl.net.

PATIENT NUTRITION, information for cancer patients, family members and caregivers; a dietitian discusses optimal food choices, safe preparation and cooking of food, and which food best controls the side effects of treatment, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, first-floor conference room, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 443-553-8129 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

ODENTON SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, Al Long performs his impression of George Burns, 11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd. Donations requested; registration required. 410-222-6227.

SENIORS NUTRITION EDUCATION, a talk by Bob Slevin, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 20, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; registration required. 410-222-1927.

CHILDREN'S BAT PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, with stories, songs and crafts, 1-2 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.

YOUTH JURY GAME, for sixth- through 12th-graders, pretend to be a member of a jury and decide who committed a crime, 2-4 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free. 410-222-7915 or www.aacpl.net.

BREAST-FEEDING BASICS, 7-9 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. $10. 410-626-8982.

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 17

WAR OF 1812, Vincent Vaise, a park ranger at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, shows reproduction artifacts and uniforms and discusses the U.S. flag, 10 a.m., Provinces Library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280 or www.aacpl.net.

ARNOLD GRANDCHILDREN'S EVENTS, for children and their grandparents, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' "Scales and Tales" wildlife education program, 10 a.m.; craft project, 11:15 a.m.; pizza, noon; dessert-making, 12:30 p.m.; campfire songs, 1 p.m.; refreshments, 2 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Lunch and desserts, $3; registration required by Monday. 410-222-1922.

"IOLANTHE" FILM, Gilbert and Sullivan's satire on the British Parliament and the House of Lords, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

EDGEWATER GRANCHILDREN'S PROGRAM, for children and their grandparents, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' "Scales and Tales" wildlife education program, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; registration required. 410-222-1927.

"AN UNFORTUNATE EVENING," for ages 6-12, activities based on Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books, 2-3 p.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6270 or www.aacpl.net.

HIP, KNEE SURGERY TALK, Joint School program, information on hip- and knee-replacement surgery, 4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, lower level, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-553-8282 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS MOVIE, "The Phantom of the Opera," 6 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

CULINARY INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE, information on continuing education courses at Anne Arundel Community College's Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, 6-7:30 p.m., HCAT, 7438 Governor Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-777-2398 or www.hcatinstitute.org.

DIABETICS SUPPORT GROUP, Joslin Circle, 6:30-8 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Joslin Diabetes Center, lower level, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4940 or www.bwmedicalcenter.org.

BABY CARE BASICS CLASS, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center, 1454 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Free. 410-626-8982.

CHILDREN'S HURRICANE INFORMATION, for ages 6-9, with games and experiments, 7 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6277 or www.aacpl.net.

SEVERNA PARK BEDTIME STORIES, for children 2-6 accompanied by an adult, wear pajamas and slippers, 7 p.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

Thursday 18

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.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 COMPUTER CLASSES, "Web and E-Mail," how to set up an e-mail account, 9-

11:30 a.m. Aug. 18 and 25; "Digital Photography," for beginners, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 25, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS, by Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; appointments required. 410-222-6620.

CHILDREN'S HURRICANE INFORMATION, for ages 6-9, games and experiments, 10 a.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6277 or www.aacpl.net.

BONE HEALTH BINGO, for seniors, participants learn about bone health and lifestyle adjustments, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Health Department, 10:45 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1818.

PASADENA SENIORS PARTY, the music of Mambo Jim; refreshments provided, noon-2 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

SENIORS COLONIAL HISTORY PROGRAM, actress Mary Ann Jung portrays Margaret Brent, an independent 17th-century Maryland landowner, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

YOUTH RECREATION, for ages 11-16, games and light refreshments, 6-8 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699 or www.aacpl.net.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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