Thursday 10

FIRE PREVENTION TALK, for seniors, by a representative of the Baltimore Regional Burn 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.

THANKSGIVING STORY TIME, for ages 2-5, 1:30 p.m., South County Branch library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 410-222-1925 or www.aahealth.org.

LIBRARY TEEN RECREATION, board games for teenagers, free, 3:30-5 p.m., Crofton Branch, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; 7-8:30 p.m., South County Branch, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, 410-222-1925.

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.

Friday 11

CELIAC SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Friday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 410-672-5834 or www.aahs.org.

ST. JOHN'S LECTURE, "Job and the Jewish Tradition of Counter-Testimony," by J. Jonathan Schraub, an independent scholar and lawyer, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

Saturday 12

MAP MAKING PROGRAM, for children 8-12 accompanied by an adult, information on map making through hands-on activities, 9 a.m.-noon, 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.

SEVERNA PARK STORY TIME, for ages 2-7, stories, songs and a craft, with a winter theme, 10 a.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aahealth.org.

CHILDREN'S WREATH MAKING PROGRAM, for ages 8-14, make a wreath for birds with peanut butter and birdseed, workshop led by a park ranger, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, Comfort Station Meeting Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $5; prepaid registration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

NATIVE AMERICAN CELEBRATION, information on how to shoot a bow and paddle a canoe; with food and Indian archaeological artifacts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Patuxent River 4-H Center, 18405 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro. $5; children 6 and older, $3; 5 and younger, free. 301-390-7259.

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PROGRAM, Susan Knight of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging discusses the new Medicare prescription drug program and answers questions, refreshments provided, seating is limited, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-4464.

Sunday 13

GUIDED WILDFLOWER HIKE, for ages 16 and older, information on seed heads and the role of wildflowers in the ecosystem; 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.

PATUXENT BIRD WALK, learn about birds in Maryland, field guides and binoculars 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.

FARM ANIMAL PROGRAM, a park ranger leads a walk to see barns, pastures and outbuildings, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, main parking lot, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

WETLANDS HIKE, for adults and children 10 and older, walk several miles on unpaved trails through fields and forests, wear sturdy footwear, 1-3 p.m., meet at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary's Parris N. Glendening Preserve, Plummer Lane and Wrighton Road, Lothian. Free. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

REFUGE OWL PROWL, a guided hike to look and listen for owls and other nocturnal animals, 4:30-6 p.m., Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Bald Eagle Drive and Route 198, Laurel. Free; preregistration required. 301-497-5887 or http://patuxent.fws.gov.

Monday 14

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, by Mariner Health, 9-10:30 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.

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-4, learn about turkeys through crafts, songs and stories, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 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.

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, noon-3 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

GENEALOGY RESEARCH, discussed by author Lorna Duane Smith, noon, O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6227.

EDGEWATER BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR, for seniors, "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life: The Journey of Grief," on accepting the loss of a loved one and strategies for coping during the holidays, co-sponsored by the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

ANNAPOLIS BEREAVEMENT SEMINAR, Monday is the registration deadline for a seminar by psychologist Carol A. Brothers on how to cope with the loss of a loved one during the holidays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 19, Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Hwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-987-2129.

Tuesday 15

TOTS NATURE PROGRAM, for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult, stories, crafts and a short hike, 9 and 11 a.m., Baltimore and Annapolis Trail Park, Ranger Station, Earleigh Heights Road (off Route 2), Severna Park. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, for ages 16 and older, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, field guides and binoculars recommended, 9-11 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.

CHRISTMAS AND PLANTS, lecture for seniors, Harry McCrone discusses the "Horticulture Meaning of Christmas," about mistletoe, Christmas trees and other plants associated with Christmas and other winter celebrations, 10 a.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

SENIORS FLU SEASON TALK, advice on how to stay healthy, by Nancy Hoover of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, 10-11 a.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

PATIENT NUTRITION EDUCATION, for cancer patients, family members and caregivers, a dietitian discusses preparing meals and which food best controls the side effects of treatment, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, first-floor conference room, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 443-553-8129 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

PASADENA SENIORS HOEDOWN, with music by Johnny Walker and refreshments, wear jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy hats and boots, 12:30-2 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd. Free; preregistration required by Nov. 10. 410-222-0030.

WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY, discussed by Mark Kligman, a doctor with 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. 800-492-5538 or www.umm.edu/weightloss/seminar.html.

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.

SMITH ISLAND PROGRAM, "Changing Tides, Changing Lives: New Directions of Smith Island Women," discussed by oral historian Elaine Eff of the Maryland Historical Trust and Janice Marshall, sixth-generation Smith Island resident, one of a series of lectures on "Life on the Chesapeake Bay: A Historical View," 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

Wednesday 16

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, 1-4 p.m., Glen Burnie Improvement Association, Crain Highway and First Avenue, Glen Burnie. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

EDGEWATER SENIORS DANCE, with a disc jockey, light refreshments, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

SENIORS "HAMLET" FILM, starring Laurence Olivier, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

ARNOLD DIABETES LECTURE, Sharon Boggs, nutritionist and diabetes educator, discusses the daily management of the disease, 1 p.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free. 410-222-1922.

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.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Moving Forward, for women diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 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.

THANKSGIVING STORY TIME, for ages 4-8, stories, songs and a craft, 7 p.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton. Free. 410-222-6277 or www.aahealth.org.

Thursday 17

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

SENIORS STATE TAX ISSUES, Maryland legislators discuss deductions, exemptions, exclusions and more during a meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 10 a.m., Bowie City Hall, Room 204, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie. Free. Call Dorothy Campbell, 301-464-6372.

THANKSGIVING STORY TIME, stories, songs and a craft, free, for ages 4-8, 10 a.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277; for ages 2-5, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., North County Area Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270 or www.aahealth.org.

DIVORCE LECTURE, "The Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce," information about legal rights and procedures for obtaining a separation or divorce in Maryland, 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 COUNTRY MUSIC, the Tune Ups perform, 12:30 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

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.

CROFTON TEEN RECREATION, board games, 3:30-5 p.m., Crofton Branch library, 1681 Riedel Rd. Free. 410-222-7915.

SELF-ESTEEM FOR GIRLS, for ages 9-12, girls discuss their interests and values and 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.

FOSTER PARENT CLASS, information on parent training, licensing and resources, discussed by Christine Schiavone of the Family Outreach Network, 7-9 p.m., Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $20; preregistration required. 410-777-2159.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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