Thursday 27

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343.

LIBRARY HALLOWEEN EVENTS, songs and stories, children are invited to wear a costume, free: for ages 2-5, North County Area Library, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; ages 3-7: West County Area Library, 10 a.m., 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277; ages 3-8: Maryland City at Russett Branch, 7 p.m., 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390; Linthicum Branch, cat tales, 7 p.m., 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, 410-222-6265.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS SEMINAR, for seniors, about breast health, by surgeon Cynthia Drogula, medical director of the Aiello Breast Center at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 10-11 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

COUNTY JOB FAIR, with more than 24 employers, co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp., noon-4 p.m.; information on job interviewing, 11:30 a.m., and on resume preparation, 2 p.m., the Centre at Glen Burnie, 6711 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. Free. Call Bill Franz, 410-799-9099, or Jerome Duncan, 410-674-5240.

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

MORGUE MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE, sponsored by the Deale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 7:30-10:30 p.m. today through Sunday; take a shuttle to the house from the fire department, 6007 Drum Point Rd., Deale. $8. 410-867-9374.

CHILDREN AND MEDICAL PROCEDURES, child health care professionals discuss "Will It Hurt? Preparing Kids for Painful Medical Procedures," sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 7:30-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2159 or www.aacc.edu/familynet.

NEW MOTHERS PROGRAM, accepting reservations for a tea and social hour for new mothers and grandmothers; pediatrician Lisa Fronc discusses "Finding Fitness as Part of Your New Lifestyle," 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

BLUEJEANS BASH, accepting reservations for a Nov. 5 event, with food, margaritas, live music by Soul Tower and a silent auction, proceeds to benefit Food Link, 7 p.m., Homestead Gardens, 743 Central Ave. W., Davidsonville. $40. 410-222-7853.

Friday 28

NECK AND BACK SCREENINGS, by chiropractor Edward Bartlinski, 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.bwmc.umms.org.

SENIORS HALLOWEEN PARTY, light refreshments, 10 a.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

PISSARRO BOOK DISCUSSION, for seniors, "Depths of Glory: A Biographical Novel of Camille Pissarro," by Irving Stone, 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 29

UFO CONFERENCE, "Mysteries of Space and Sky," discussed by several specialists, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $25; preregistration required. 410-777-2055.

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, for ages 2-5, spooky stories and Halloween crafts, 10 a.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290.

TOTS BAT PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, stories, songs and finger plays, 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 or http://patuxent.fws.gov.

GRILLED FOOD FEST, sausage, hamburgers, salads and beverages for sale, face painting and a pie eating contest, to rise money for a Thanksgiving meal for more than 22 families at Sarah's House shelter, co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Annapolis, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 2504 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. Free admission. 410-573-1800.

HOSPITAL SPA DAY, celebration of the opening of the Aiello Breast Center, with seated massage, hair and nail care, makeup application and color analysis; plus information on breast health and tours of the center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, North Arundel Professional Center, Aiello, 203 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

BARKIN' BASH, for dogs and their owners; with canine rescue groups, music, costume competition and more, sponsored by Friends of Quiet Waters Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $10 ($8 in advance); each additional dog, $5 ($4 in advance). 410-212-2945, 410-263-8683 or www.barkinbash.org.

CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY, park ranger Matthew George discusses the role of Maryland during the war; plus a musket firing, noon, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

DAYTIME ASTRONOMY, NASA scientist W. Dean Pesnell discusses "Astronomy for People Who Sleep at Night," about how to use the sun for astronomy, followed by nighttime stargazing if the weather permits, participants may bring a telescope or binoculars or use the college's, sponsored by the college's Astronomy Club, 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, Dragun Science Building, Room 117, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-1820.

Sunday 30

GUIDED NATURE WALK, for ages 16 and older, information on the role of plants in the ecosystem and how to identify several common species; field guides, water and a magnifying glass recommended, 9:15-11:15 a.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887 or http://patuxent.fws.gov.

FALL FOLIAGE PROGRAM, for ages 10 and older, park ranger Adam Smith leads a walk and discusses the causes of fall foliage colors, 1-2 p.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

WILDLIFE HALLOWEEN PROGRAM, snakes, spiders and more, exhibits and crafts, 1-4 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887 or http://patuxent.fws.gov.

JUG BAY HALLOWEEN HIKE, for children 4 to 12 accompanied by an adult, Halloween stories and a short hike followed by snacks, hot cocoa and a craft, 2-4 p.m., 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.

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 31

SENIORS FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, administered by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health; flu vaccines are recommended for people 50 and older and those with long-term health problems; pneumonia vaccines recommended for those 65 and older and other adults with long-term illnesses, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-6227.

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

HALLOWEEN STORY TIME, for ages 2-5, 10-11:30 a.m., Crofton Branch library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free. 410-222-7915 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

ARNOLD SENIORS HALLOWEEN PARTY, games, a costume contest and entertainment by the Goodtimers, 12:30 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required by Oct. 27. 410-222-1922.

SENIORS HALLOWEEN DANCE, dress in costume, with music by the Stan Grant Duo, light refreshments, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Tuesday 1

DIABETES DISCUSSION, "Holiday Meal Planning," for people with diabetes and their family members, 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.

PARENTING CLASS, for parents of children 3-6, how to help a child with reading and math, with instructor Ravi Dhindsa, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 8, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $45; preregistration required.

HARWOOD BOATING COURSE, for ages 10 and older, conducted by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Maryland boating safety certificate issued upon completion, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 3, 8, 10 and 15, Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Rd., Harwood. $20; preregistration required by Saturday. Call Michael Prokopchak, 410-798-5952.

CARDIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-1925 or www.aahs.org.

Wednesday 2

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, 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.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS, a representative from the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program discusses the new Medicare prescription drug program, 10 a.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free. 410-222-1922.

"SEASONS: LIFE AND LOSSES," for seniors, a workshop on how to cope with grief, with Laurel Burnett, bereavement counselor with the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, for cancer patients undergoing treatment, 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.

"CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS," a four-part workshop by nurse Mary Fridley, co-sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: "The Facts and Nothing but the Facts: The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease," Wednesday; "Who's on First: Communicating With Your Dementia-Affected Loved One," Nov. 9; "And in this Corner: Managing Behaviors in Your Dementia-Affected Loved One," Nov. 16; and "Down and Dirty: Managing Incontinence in Your Dementia-Affected Loved One," Nov. 30, Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. Call Bonnie Zeller, 410-222-4464.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Moving Forward, for women diagnosed with breast cancer within the past two years, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday 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.

Thursday 3

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.

ODENTON GARDENING TALK, for seniors, Gene Sumi, horticulturist for Homestead Gardens, discusses planting, fertilizing and maintaining bulbs, 10 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6227.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS, Susan Knight, director of Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program, discusses the new Medicare prescription drug program, 1 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1818.

SENIORS PIANO CONCERT, Alan Schwartz performs ragtime, classical and popular music, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

FOOD ALLERGIES AND CHILDREN, James R. Banks, pediatric allergist and asthma specialist, discusses symptoms and how to cope with the problems, co-sponsored by Professional Moms at Home, 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

FLAG TALK, researcher Barrett McKown discusses flags of Maryland and the United States during a meeting of the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, 7:30 p.m., Severna Park United Methodist Church, main hall, 731 Benfield Rd, Severna Park. Free. Call Kuethe Library, 410-760-9679, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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