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, 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.

Friday 4

DIABETES MANAGEMENT TALK, by Liz Smith, nutritionist and diabetes educator at the Joslin Diabetes Center, 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

CANCER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, for those caring for a relative or friend with cancer, 11 a.m.-noon, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, first-floor conference room, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4118 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

NEW MOTHERS PROGRAM, 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., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

ST. JOHN'S LANGUAGE LECTURE, "Language: The Fifth Element," author N. Scott Momaday discusses language and oral tradition, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

Saturday 5

DOWNS PARK FIVE-MILE RACE, running on mostly flat, hard-surface trails; plus a one-mile fun run and a 100-yard tot trot for ages 6 and younger, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, registration, 7-8 a.m.; fun run, 8:05 a.m.; tot trot, 8:20 a.m.; five-mile race, 8:30 a.m., 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Race, $5; fun run and tot trot, free; preregistration required. 410-268-1165 or www.annapolisstriders.org.

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, for ages 12 and older, how to identify birds by sight and sound, binoculars and field guides available to borrow, 8-11 a.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. $3; ages 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Owensville Primary Care Health Fair, 134 Owensville Rd., West River. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.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. Free admission; parking, $4. 410-222-1777.

REFUGE HIBERNATION PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, an interactive program about what some animals do in winter, 10:30-11:30 a.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.

KINDER FARM WILDLIFE WALK, for children accompanied by an adult, led by a park ranger, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

DAVIDSONVILLE BLUEJEANS BASH, 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; reservations required. 410-222-7853.

Sunday 6

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 7

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-11 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.

SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP, for seniors, crime-prevention specialist Nancy J. Kutz of Anne Arundel Community College discusses safety inside and outside the home, identity theft, con artists and physical self-defense techniques, 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

DIABETES MANAGEMENT TALK, by nurse Karen McConnell of the Joslin Diabetes Center, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

KIDS GUIDED NATURE HIKE, for ages 8-10, 2-3:30 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Visitors Contact Station, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887 or http://patuxent.fws.gov.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, led by urologist Ed Zagula, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, first-floor conference room, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. Call Chris Crabbs, 410-553-8130, or visit www.bwmc.umms.org.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5599 or www.aahs.org.

PATIENTS COSMETICS CLASS, "Look Good. . . . Feel Better," assistance for women experiencing the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-721-4304 or www.aahs.org.

GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT'S TALK, Johannes Rhem, who is attending Broadneck High School, discusses his life in Germany and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (for American students who want to study a year in Germany, all expenses paid); a meeting of AFS Intercultural Programs; other AFS programs and scholarships will be discussed, 6:45-8:30 p.m., Broadneck Branch library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis. Free. Call Barbara Hoffstein, 410-295-3463.

Tuesday 8

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., Armiger Volunteer Fire Company, 304 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

OSTEOPOROSIS TALK, for seniors, by chiropractor Tricia Muneses, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

KNEE, HIP PAIN DISCUSSION, "Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," about proper diet, exercise, medications and surgery, 11 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 14 and Jan. 11, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second floor, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

DEAF FAMILIES TALK, "Sight and Sound: Life in a Deaf Family," presented in sign language by Maureen O'Grady-Hynes, assistant professor of American Sign Language, lecture will be voice-interpreted, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 12:30-1:30 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.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, 6-7:30 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4118 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

PARENTING CLASS, instructor Randi Altschuler discusses "Managing Sibling Rivalry," about the causes of rivalry and strategies for ending conflicts, sponsored by the Family Outreach Network, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 15, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $45; preregistration required. 410-777-2159 or www.aacc.edu/familynet.

Wednesday 9

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

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, conducted by Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Harundale Presbyterian Church, Eastway and Guilford Road, Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

ELECTRONICS MUSEUM TRIP, for seniors, van trip to the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum, followed by lunch on your own at Ruby Tuesday, van departs Pascal Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. and returns at 1:30 p.m., the center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. $2; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

VETERANS JOB FAIR, for veterans, active and reserve military service members and military spouses and dependents; 14 employers recruit for positions such as software engineers, intelligence analysts, linguists, correctional officers, truck drivers, delivery personnel and cooks, bring several copies of your resume, be prepared to meet prospective employers, co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., George M. Taylor District Court Multi-Service Center, Suite 305, 7500 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. Free. Call Jerome Duncan, 410-674-5240.

WIDOWS, WIDOWERS TALK, for seniors, learn about new bereavement services offered by Hospice of the Chesapeake, 10:30 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS, a representative of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program discusses the new Medicare prescription drug program, 1 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

CANCER SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP, for those who have completed or almost completed treatment for cancer, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

ANNAPOLIS HISTORY LECTURE, "Flaming Fleming: The Baker (and Burner) of 99 Main St.," archaeologist Tom Cuddly tells a story about a colonial bakeshop, the excavation of a waterfront building and the development of Annapolis, sponsored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, 7-9 p.m., William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis Free; reservations required. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

FAMILIES ANONYMOUS, a support group for relatives and friends of people who have alcohol, drug or behavioral problems, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Mary of the Mills School, 106 St. Mary's Pl., Laurel. Free. 301-490-8968.

Thursday 10

FIRE PREVENTION TALK, for seniors, discussed by a representative of the Baltimore Region Burn Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 10 a.m., O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

DIVORCE LECTURE, "The Emotional Aspects of Separation and Divorce," about the needs of children and the use of mediation as an alternative, sponsored by the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, noon-2 p.m., YWCA, 1517 Ritchie Hwy., Arnold. $10; preregistration required. 410-757-8300.

SENIORS MUSIC PROGRAM, Ed Bulson and Nancy Taylor sing songs associated with the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

HEALTH OF WOMEN 50 AND OLDER, "Feeling Fabulous Facing 50 and Beyond," a panel of physicians from Anne Arundel Medical Center discusses menopause, incontinence, gynecological surgery and breast and heart health, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Village Commons Community Center, Village at Waugh Chapel, 1326 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills. Free. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, Judge Candida Steele discusses "Was Dr. Mudd an Enemy Combatant?" a meeting of the Chesapeake Civil War Round Table, 7 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. 410-777-2428.

LIVING WILLS, discussed by Michael J. LaPenta, senior medical director of the Hospice of the Chesapeake; Erwin E. Abrams, president and chief operating officer of the hospice; and lawyer Susan Zuhowski, 7:30-8:30 p.m., the hospice, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. Call Dana Disborough, 443-837-1536.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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