Thursday 13

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINATIONS, administered by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health; flu vaccinations recommended for people 50 and older and those with long-term health problems; pneumonia vaccinations recommended for those 65 and older and other adults with long-term illnesses, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343.

LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "E-Mail Basics," 10-11:15 a.m., and "Travel Planning," how to find Web sites to use for vacation planning, 6:30-8:30 p.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. 410-222-6270 or www.aacpl.net.

SENIORS DISCOUNT TRANSPORTATION, for ages 65 and older, the Maryland Transit Administration issues photo IDs for discounted fares on MTA buses and light rail, proof of age required, 10-11:30 a.m., Arnold Senior

Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free. 410-222-1922.

PASADENA SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, jazz, ragtime, marches and more by the Touchstone Trombones, refreshments served, 1 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

BACK AND NECK INFORMATION, on proper posture, body mechanics, exercise and stretches to maintain a healthy body, led by physical therapists, 4-5:30 p.m., Anne

Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $30; preregistra-tion required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

SELF-ESTEEM PROGRAM FOR GIRLS, for ages 9-12, girls discuss their interests and learn how to make positive life choices, with instructor Rebecca Feibel, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 6:30-9 p.m., Shipley's Choice Elementary School, 310 Governor Stone Pkwy., Millersville. $30; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

WOMEN'S HEALTH EVENT, "Girls' Night Out," ongoing registration for a program on breast health, includes dinner, an opportunity to talk with health-care professionals and breast cancer survivors, informational exhibits and door prizes, for women who have not previously participated in the program, co-sponsored by the Breast Center of Anne Arundel Medical Center, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-7979.

EDGEWATER BUILDING DEDICATION, today is the reservation deadline for a dedication ceremony for Arundel Lodge mental health organization's new building, with tours, cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres, music, appearances by public officials and live and silent auctions, proceeds to benefit mentally ill adults in the county, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Arundel Lodge, 2600 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. Free. Call Maria Mathews or Kathy Hartig, 410-841-6131, or visit www.arundellodge.org.

Friday 14

LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "Genealogy," a tour of popular databases, 10 a.m.-noon, West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277; "Beyond Google," how to search the Web, 1:30-3:30 p.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. Web site: www.aacpl.net.

SENIORS COMEDY FILM, "The Pacifier," about a former Navy Seal and his attempts to look after a woman and her four children in suburbia, starring Vin Diesel and Faith Ford, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 15

JUG BAY HIKE, several miles on trails through fields and forests, participants should wear sturdy footwear, 9 a.m.-noon, meet at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Parris N. Glendening Preserve, Plummer Lane and Wrighton Road, Lothian. Free. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

REFUGE WILDLIFE FESTIVAL, animals, children's activities, tram tours, research exhibits and behind-the-scenes tours of a research center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free admission; tram tickets: $3; 55 and older, $2; 11 and younger, $1. 301-497-5887.

LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "Genealogy," a tour of popular databases, 10 a.m.-noon; "Job and Career Connections," how to use library databases and the Internet to find job vacancy announcements and information on careers and creating resumes, 1:30-3:30 p.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; "E-Mail Basics," 10-11:15 a.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. Web site: www.aacpl.net.

SICKLE CELL SUPPORT GROUP, 12:30-2:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Suite 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-787-0294 or www.aahs.org.

Sunday 16

ANNAPOLIS BLOOD DRIVE, the Anne Arundel Medical Center has a severe shortage, drive sponsored by the Annapolis Seventh-day Adventist Church, noon-5 p.m., the medical center's Blood Donor Center, Acute Care Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 443-481-4215.

CHILDREN'S CATERPILLAR PROGRAM, for children 4-6 accompanied by an adult, learn about caterpillars and other insects that spend the fall preparing to hibernate, 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2; preregistration required. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

ANNAPOLIS PFLAG MEETING, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, 2-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Fah Building, Emerson Room, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-647-7345 or 410-349-1458.

PARENTING PRESCHOOLERS, information on discipline and mediating children's squabbles, with child development specialist Deborah Wood, 4-6 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 23 and 30, Chesapeake Children's Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $30; members, $25; couples, $50; preregistration required. 410-990-1993 or www.theccm.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 17

COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AGING, representatives from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging offer information about services and answer questions, 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.

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD TOUR, for ages 16 and older, a guided tour with short walks to identify birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 8:15-11 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887.

SENIORS DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, for ages 50 and older, on defensive driving techniques, safe use of cell phones and coping with aggressive drivers, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. $10; preregistration required. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, discussion for seniors led by Chris Crabbs, manager of cancer support services at the Tate Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6847.

PARENTING TEENAGERS CLASS, about the influence of pop culture on teenagers and how to set effective limits on their behavior, with instructor Kaiju Roush, offered through the Family Outreach Network, 7-9 p.m. Monday and Oct. 24, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $45; preregistration required. 410-777-2325.

ANNAPOLIS SWIMMING CLASSES, for children and adults, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, Session II, Oct. 17-Nov. 10; Session III, Nov. 14-Dec. 15 (no classes Nov. 21-27), Arundel Olympic Swim Center, 2690 Riva Rd., Annapolis. $55-$65 (eight lessons); preregistration required. Call for days and times, 410-222-7933.

Tuesday 18

PATIENT NUTRITION INFORMATION, for cancer patients, family members and caregivers, 10:30-11:30 a.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.

TOTS TREES PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, with games, stories, and crafts, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 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.

BABY-SITTING BASICS, for ages 12-16, on safety issues and how to find baby-sitting jobs, with instructor Sheri Price, a certificate of completion issued, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, six sessions, Tuesday, Wednesday and Oct. 25, Nov. 2, 8 and 9, two locations: 4:15-6:15 p.m., Crofton Middle School, 2301 Davidsonville Rd., Crofton, and 7-9 p.m., Old Mill Middle School North, 610 Patriot Lane, Millersville. $70; preregistration required. 410-222-7313.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TALK, surgeon Mark Kligman discusses surgical and other medical approaches, 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.

CELIAC DISEASE PROGRAM, "Understanding the Nutritional Implications," 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $25; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

COLONIAL HISTORY PROGRAM, "An Evening With Anas Todkill, Soldier in Arms: Traveling the Bay With John Smith in 1608," a theatrical performance by William Balderson, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2507.

Wednesday 19

LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "Mousing Around," how to use the computer mouse, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; "Basics," a tour of the library's Web site and other Internet sites, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; "Travel Planning," how to find Web sites to plan a vacation, 6-8 p.m.; "E-Mail Basics," 6-7:15 p.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290; "Beyond Google," how to search the Web, 2-4 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. Web site: www.aacpl.net.

SENIORS DISCOUNT TRANSPORTATION, for ages 65 and older, the Maryland Transit Administration issues photo IDs for discounted fares on MTA buses and light rail, proof of age required, 10-11:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

PASADENA ORTHOPEDICS DISCUSSION, for seniors, by nurse Liz Cook, 10 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free. 410-222-0030.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DISCUSSION, for seniors, by J.J. Beckworth of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

ENERGY CONSERVATION WORKSHOP, for seniors, a representative of Baltimore, Gas and Electric Co. discusses low-cost methods of conservation and state and federal programs that can provide assistance, 1-2 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free; preregistration required by Monday. 410-222-1922.

SENIORS COMIC OPERA FILM, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Ruddigore," about a witch's curse on a family and how it was lifted, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

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

"EXTRAORDINARY STORIES," three people with disabilities discuss how they achieved their personal and professional goals: Paul Garvey Goetzke, circuit court judge for Anne Arundel County; Lucy Gilmore, champion swimmer; and Fred Beam, dancer; plus keynote speaker Margaret Giannini, director of the Office on Disability for the U.S. Department of Health, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Disabilities, 3-6 p.m., Maryland State House, 100 State Cir., Annapolis. Free. 410-767-3660.

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.bwmc.umms.org.

DIABETIC 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.bwmc.umms.org.

NEW LIONS CLUB INFORMATION, make suggestions on community needs and become a charter member of a new Lions Club serving Odenton, Piney Orchard, Severn, Pioneer City, Meade Village, Millersville, Gambrills and other areas, 7:30-9 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-647-7135 or dicklb@comcast.net.

Thursday 20

MALL WALKING PROGRAM, with free blood pressure screenings and health information, sponsored by Anne Arundel Medical Center, 7-10 a.m., Westfield Shopping Town, 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 8-9 a.m., Holy Grounds Youth Center, next to the Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINATIONS, administered by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health; flu vaccinations recommended for people 50 and older and those with long-term health problems; pneumonia vaccinations recommended for those 65 and older and other adults with long-term illnesses, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-0030.

LIBRARY SCAVENGER HUNT, for ages 10-14, learn how to use the library's resources, 10 a.m., Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1750 or www.aacpl.net.

LIBRARY INTERNET TRAINING, "Job and Career Connections," how to use library databases and the Internet to find job vacancy announcements and information on careers and creating resumes, 10 a.m.-noon, West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277; "Genealogy," a tour of popular databases, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290. Free; preregistration required; bring your library card. Web site: www.aacpl.net.

SENIORS ENTERTAINMENT, music by vocalist and keyboard player Ray Sullivan, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

BETTER BREATHING CLUB, for people with chronic breathing problems, 1-2 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-1925 or www.aahs.org.

LIBRARY TEEN RECREATION, games for teenagers, 3:30-5 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free. 410-222-7915 or www.aacpl.net.

BREAST CANCER AND YOGA, yoga instructor and breast cancer survivor Carole Cochran discusses how yoga might help improve physical and emotional well-being for those fighting the disease, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $10; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

ANNAPOLIS PRESERVATION TOUR, Jennifer Orrigo, director of preservation services for Historic Annapolis Foundation, discusses the history of buildings on Maryland Avenue, a light reception follows, 7 p.m., meet at William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $15; members, $10; reservations required. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM COURSE, Oct. 20 is the registration deadline for a course conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for boaters, hikers, hunters, cyclists and sailors, 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis. $30; preregistration required. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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