Thursday 25

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS, ongoing registration; for participants 18 and older grieving the death of a loved one, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 18; for participants 49 and younger grieving the death of a spouse, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 20, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis. $25; registration required. 410-987-2129 or

Friday 26

SENIORS COMPUTER CLASS, about viruses and other computer problems, 10 a.m.-noon, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free; registration required. 410-222-1927.

MITCH ALBOM BOOK DISCUSSION, for seniors, about "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; registration required. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS "BENJII" FILM, "Benji Off the Leash," about the plight of three dogs brought together by an ill-intentioned puppy breeder, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 27

"STOP THE TECHNOLOGICAL CLOCK," seminar topics on home computers, computer security, cell phones and more, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, 7009 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-777-2325.

"NARNIA" AUDITIONS, roles for adults and children 7 and older for the Merely Players November performance of the musical based on a work by C.S. Lewis; participants will be taught a short dance and read cold from a script or prepare a monologue; they should wear clothing and shoes suitable for dancing and bring a resume, a head shot, a bottle of water, and sheet music or an accompaniment CD; 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Aug. 30; callbacks, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-315-9458 or visit

Sunday 28

PARENTING CLASS, "Stress Management for Parents and Teachers," how to recognize stress and minimize it when caring for young children, with child development specialist Deborah Wood, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $15; members, $12. 410-990-1993 or

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 29

EDGEWATER SENIORS BOOK CLUB, discussion of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," by Alexander McCall Smith, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

PASADENA CAREGIVERS TALK, nurse Mary Fridley discusses "The Facts and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease," 1-3 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free; registration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

ANNAPOLIS YOUTH CHORUS AUDITIONS, for ages 6-18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 200, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Free; registration required. 410-263-1906.

"LOST IN A GOOD BOOK," discussion of the novel by Jasper Fforde, 7-8:45 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-672-7449.

Wednesday 31

KIDS LIBRARY EVENT, for ages 5-12, storytelling outdoors, games and refreshments, 3:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore. Free. 410-222-6260.

ANNAPOLIS GAMES GALORE, for children 5-13 and adults, featuring board games and snacks, 6:30 p.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St. Free. 410-222-1750.

Thursday 1

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, for 16 and older, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8-10 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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 a.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, lobby, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or

SENIORS ICE CREAM SOCIAL, senior center member Charles Johnston plays the piano, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS CONTINUING EDUCATION, registration begins Sept. 1 for fall classes offered by Anne Arundel Community College at all senior centers in the county; administrative fee, $40 (plus an additional $40 per course for ages 55-59). Annapolis Senior Center, 410-222-1818; Arnold Senior Center, 410-222-1922; Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 410-222-6847; O'Malley Senior Center, 410-222-6227; Pasadena Senior Center, 410-222-0030; Pascal Senior Center, 410-222-6680; South County Senior Center, 410-222-1927.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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