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.

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 or www.aahealth.org.

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.

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.

LION'S CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION, William Malamphy, a Lion's Club district governor, discusses the South Anne Arundel Lion's Club, with dinner, 7 p.m., Pirate's Cove Restaurant, 4817 Riverside Dr., Galesville. $15. 410-798-9383.

Friday 19

WALKING PROGRAM PARTY; walking, prizes and refreshments; O'Malley Marchers celebrate a year of walking; 9 a.m., Wheels Skating Rink, 1200 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-787-4367.

SENIORS COMPUTER WORKSHOP, how to copy and paste text, 10 a.m.-noon, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

SENIORS PATIO PARTY, play boccie and horseshoes, with music by Johnny Walker; light refreshments; 12:30-2 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

BLUE MOON HIKE, for adults and children 10 and older accompanied by an adult, through the Parris Glendening Nature Preserve; at least two miles on park trails; wear sturdy shoes; 6-8 p.m.; meet at the nature preserve's entrance off Plummer Lane, Lothian. Free. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

Saturday 20

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; preregistration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

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

18TH-CENTURY GARDENS; horticulture specialist Mollie Ridout discusses some of the uses of plants that were grown in 18th-century gardens; 10-11 a.m. at William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free; reservations required; in the event of rain, the presentation will be cancelled. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-4; an interactive program about mammals through stories and songs; 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 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

SERVICE DOG PROGRAM, information on how dogs provide people with assistance and companionship, with representatives of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, the Greyhound Rescue League and the Anne Arundel County Pets on Wheels program; 11 a.m. at Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

WEATHER WISE PROGRAM, for children 8-10 accompanied by an adult; learn about wind, rain, fog and snow, conduct weather experiments and use scientific equipment to learn about interpreting weather conditions; 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Admission: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

PATUXENT REFUGE NIGHT HIKE; a guided walk to look and listen for nocturnal animals such as owls, bats and frogs; 7:30-9 p.m. at Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Contact Station, Route 198 and Bald Eagle Drive, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

Sunday 21

TRAIL WALKING EVENT; 5K and 10K courses along the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail; suitable for baby strollers and wheelchairs; wear Hawaiian attire and celebrate the anniversary of Hawaii's statehood; sponsored by the Freestate Happy Wanderers of the American Volkssport Association; start 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; finish by 3 p.m.; meet at the GNC store at Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. $3; ages 12 and younger, free. 410-647-2196, 410-437-2164 or www.ava.org/clubs/freestate.

JESSUP DANCE AND SHOW; dinner buffet, music by the New Monopoly band, cash bar, door prizes, a raffle and silent auction; sponsored by Pets on Wheels, Life Enrichment and Mom and Me program to benefit residents of long-term care facilities; 4-8 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.), 8024 Max Blobs Park Rd., Jessup. $30. 410-222-0738.

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 22

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.

INFORMATION ON STROKES, for seniors; physician Nancy Rivera-King discusses the signs of a stroke; 10 a.m. at South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

Tuesday 23

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS; 9-10:30 a.m. at 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.

PRESCRIPTION APPLICATION ASSISTANCE for seniors; the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program provides help in completing the Medicare prescription benefits application; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; appointments required. 410-222-6847.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP for caregivers; 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-721-3258 or www.aahs.org.

Wednesday 24

SENIORS GLAUCOMA SCREENINGS, conducted by the Maryland Society for Sight, 9:30 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; appointments required. 410-222-1818.

EDGEWATER CARNIVAL, for children and adults, games, a dunk tank, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

"TRENDY FOODS FOR MODERN SENIORS," Jill Bezek, director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Nutrition Program, discusses recipes and information on soy, flax and other food, with samples, 10:30 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

BACK TO SCHOOL STORY TIME, for children in preschool through third grade, Scooby Doo stories and games, 2 p.m., Mountain Road Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699 or www.aacpl.net.

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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP; Living Well group, for survivors at least a year beyond diagnosis; 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5300 or www.aahs.org.

Thursday 25

SENIORS BEACH PICNIC; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kurtz's Beach, 2070 Kurtz Ave., Pasadena. $10; prepaid reservations required. 410-222-6847.

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP; information for amputees, their families and health-care providers; 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-268-6080 or www.aahs.org.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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