Thursday 1

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, for ages 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 or www.fws.gov/patuxent.

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

SENIORS ICE CREAM SOCIAL, senior center member Charles Johnston plays piano, 12:30 p.m., Pascal

Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free.

410-222-6680.

MUSICAL THEATER AUDITION WORKSHOP, for ages 16 and older; musical director and performer Anita P. O'Connor discusses music selection, proper presentation at audition and tips on what to avoid, with a demonstration and a chance for participants to practice. No experience necessary but come dressed for movement; no spiked heels or black-soled shoes allowed. Sponsored by the Moonlight Troupers drama club and the cultural events committee. 7-8:15 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. Call Barbara H. Marder, 410-777-7030.

SENIOR CENTER MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS, annual memberships to the county's senior centers run from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2006. Seniors interested in renewing or joining a senior center for the first time should contact one of the following centers: 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; Pascal Senior Center, 410-222-6680; Pasadena Senior Center, 410-222-0030; South County Senior Center, 410-222-1927.

GOLF TOURNAMENT, register for the Sixth Annual "Get Teed Off" golf tournament, with lunch, beverages, a putting and hole-in-one contests, dinner, awards ceremony and auction, to benefit the mission of the Arthritis Foundation. Shotgun start, noon Sept. 9, Compass Pointe Golf Course, 9010 Fort Smallwood Rd., Pasadena. $195; foursome, $750 ($850 with company tee sign), registration required. Call Tania Kerns 410-544-5433.

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND BEER TASTING, register is open for annual golf tournament, with a continental breakfast, barbecue lunch, beer tasting, door prizes and an awards ceremony to support Hospice of the Chesapeake's programs and services in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties. Shotgun start, 9 a.m. Sept. 27, Atlantic Golf at South River, 3451 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. $200; foursome, $750; registration required by Sept. 13. To register, call 410-987-2003.

SENIORS CONTINUING EDUCATION, registration begins Sept. 1 for fall classes for Anne Arundel Community College held at county senior centers; 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.

GENEALOGY MEETING, "Bound Out -- Children of Indentured Women and Slave Fathers," a presentation by Janice Hayes-Williams at a meeting of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. Call 410-760-9679, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.

Friday 2

"CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER," a four-part series presented by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, the National Family Caregivers Support Program and registered nurse Mary Fridley. The first week's topic is "The Fact and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease." 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fridays, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; registration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

Saturday 3

JEWELWEED JAUNT, a chance to learn about wildflowers during a quarter-mile, one-hour hike, 10 a.m., Downs Park, information center, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free; registration required. Call Ranger DeVault for more information, 410-222-6230.

COMPOSTING WORKSHOP, a park ranger discusses how to begin household composting and turn organic waste into fertilizer, noon, Lake Waterford Park, 830 Pasadena Rd., Pasadena. Free; registration required. 410-222-6248.

"BABY SIGNS" PARENT WORKSHOP, interactive workshop for parents to introduce them to Baby Signs, a sign language program for hearing babies, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 10 a.m.-noon, West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton; 2-4 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. $60; registration required; includes a parent kit with a book, companion DVD and a quick reference guide. 410-222-7313.

KINDER FARM BAT PROGRAM, for ages 10 and older, learn about bats and search the evening sky with a park ranger, 8 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

Sunday 4

JUG BAY MUSHROOMS PROGRAM, for children ages 6-8 accompanied by a parent, a walk among the fungus, 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fee, $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.

Tuesday 6

DIABETES DISCUSSION, "The ABC's of Diabetes," a presentation by the Joslin Diabetes Center, 9-10 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.bwmc.umms.org.

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

DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, a two-day AARP driving course to help drivers ages 50 and older improve skills; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $10. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

YOGA AND INFANT MASSAGE CLASS, for parents, caregivers and babies 6-weeks-old to crawling age, with instructor Ruth Shook, 9:45-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 27, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $40; registration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

"CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER" SERIES, a four-part series presented by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, the National Family Caregivers Support Program and registered nurse Mary Fridley. The first week's topic is "The Fact and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease." 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

BEGINNING SEWING CLASS, eight-week course covers basic sewing machine operation and how to read a pattern while completing a basic project. Participants should bring a quarter-yard of any non-stretch fabric to the first class. Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $48; registration required. 410-222-7313.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SEMINAR, Mark Kligman of the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness explores a surgical and medical approach to weight loss. Surgical therapy is a treatment option for people ages 18 to 60 who have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 or for ages 35 to 40 with obesity-related medical complications, 6-8 p.m., the Tate Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 800-492-5538 or www.umm.edu/weightloss/seminar.html.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS, Tuesday is the registration deadline for a support group for those grieving the death of a loved one, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 18, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis. $25, except family members of those whose loved one was cared for by the Hospice of the Chesapeake; registration required. 410-987-2129.

MODERN DANCE CLASS, for ages 10 and older, offered by the Ballet Theatre of Maryland, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, through Dec. 13, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $250; members, $225; registration required. 410-222-263-5544.

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 7

HOSPITAL UPDATE, Kim Davidson, community relations coordinator, discusses the future of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, formerly known as North Arundel Hospital, 10:30 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

SENIORS FILM, "Because of Winn-Dixie" starring AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels and Cicely Tyson, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for cancer patients currently undergoing treatment, 2-3:30 p.m., the Tate Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, first-floor conference room, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

QUIET WATERS 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. Admission, free; parking, $4. 410-222-1777.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, "Moving Forward," for women who have had a 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.

JAZZ CLASS, for ages 12 and older, a beginning-continuing study of jazz dance with emphasis on body alignment, technique, flexibility and coordination, 8:15-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 9, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $165; members, $140; registration required. 410-263-5544.

Thursday 8

SENIORS PICNIC, for members of the O'Malley, South County and Annapolis Senior Centers. Participants can learn line dancing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mayo Beach Park, 4150 Honeysuckle Dr., Edgewater. Tickets, $8; must be purchased by Sept. 2. Contact Annapolis Senior Center, 410-222-1818; O'Malley Senior Center, 410-222-6227 or South County Senior Center, 410-222-1927.

SENIORS LABOR DAY SHOW, the Severna Park Bums, a musical comedy group, in a variety show for center members and guests, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

BACK AND NECK CLASS, teaches proper posture, body mechanics, exercise and stretching to maintain a healthy back and 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.

CIVIL WAR SUBMARINE TALK, William Sheldon Dudley, former director of naval history for the U.S. Navy, discusses the H.L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine, 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

COSTUME SEWING, in eight weeks of classes, participants can learn to sew and make a costume for Halloween; a quarter-yard of any non-stretch fabric should be brought to the first class; sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $48; registration required. 410-222-0036.

DEMONSTRATION OF "BABY SIGNS," a sign language program for hearing babies. Participants will learn three useful signs. Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7-8 p.m., North County Recreation Center, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; registration required. 410-222-0036.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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