Thursday 17

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

STATE TAX ISSUES FOR SENIORS, 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.

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

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

GIRLS' SELF-ESTEEM, for ages 9-12, girls discuss their interests 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 or

Friday 18

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, program on how the county uses computer technology to combine geographic data with other information to produce maps and reports; with exhibits, emergency command vehicle tours, a map gallery, children's activities and refreshments, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Heritage Office Complex, first floor, 2660 Riva Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-4022.

JULIA CHILD BOOK, for seniors, a discussion of "Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child," by Noel Riley Fitch, 10 a.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

CANCER CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, for anyone 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

MOVIE FOR SENIORS, "Saints and Soldiers," about the Malmedy Massacre during World War II in Belgium, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

HEALTH FAIR AND FLU SHOTS, screenings for vascular, cholesterol, foot, blood pressure, neck, back and pulmonary problems; flu shots; educational displays and literature, sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center, 2-6 p.m., the Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Free; reservations required for vascular screenings. 410-787-4367 or

HOLIDAY DESSERT PROGRAM, chef Stacey Zier of A Great Dish Cooking Studio gives a cooking demonstration; plus a coffee tasting, 7 p.m., Whole Foods Market, Annapolis Harbour Center, 2504 Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis. $10; prepaid registration required. 410-573-1800 or

MOZART LECTURE, "Rising to the Surface: A Reading of a Mozart Piano Sonata," by Wye Allanbrook of the University of California Berkeley, 8:15 p.m., St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Free. 410-626-2539.

Saturday 19

PATUXENT BIRDING BASICS, for ages 16 and older, two-day program with a walk and a discussion about bird identification, habitats and equipment, lecture, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; bird walk, 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Patuxent Research Refuge, South Tract, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop (off Powder Mill Road), Laurel. Free. 301-497-5887 or

POLITICAL LOBBYING COURSE, about lobbying elected officials; plus a tour of the state legislative complex, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Maryland, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Miller Senate Office Building, President's Conference Room W-1, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis. $27; students $15; preregistration required. 410-269-0232.

ARNOLD CRAFT SHOW, with a silent auction, proceeds support charities and scholarships, sponsored by the Arnold Broadneck Women's Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Magothy River and Severn River Middle School Complex, 241 Peninsula Farm Rd. Admission $1. 410-647-9470.

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays geared to stimulate development, free, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Crofton Area Branch Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; 10 a.m., West County Area Library, 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277.

NATURE DETECTIVES, for children 7-11 accompanied by an adult, look for clues about animals and record findings in a journal, wear comfortable shoes, 1-3 p.m., Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; 60 and older and 17 and younger $2. 410-741-9330 or

NATURE HIKE, look for signs of winter during a 1.5-mile hike on the Baltimore and Annapolis trail, 2:30 p.m., meet at the trail at Jones Station Road, Arnold. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6244.

WHITETAIL WALK, a park ranger leads a search for white-tailed deer, 4 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6115 or

Sunday 20

COLD TURKEY 10K, running race on paved roads and rolling hills, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, registration 7-8 a.m.; race 8:30 a.m., South River School, 221 Central Ave. E., Edgewater. $15; preregistration required. 443-623-6628 or

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.

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 21

CHILDREN'S RECREATION, for ages 5-12, activities for children while public schools are closed, bring lunch (snack provided), sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, South County Recreation Center, 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd., Harwood. $35. 410-222-7313.

DEPARTMENT OF AGING, the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging offers information about its services and answers 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 or

FLU, PNEUMONIA IMMUNIZATION, for adults, provided by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Severn Fire Station, 7860 Telegraph Rd., Severn. Suggested donation of $10; Medicare Part B will cover the $10; seniors must bring their Medicare cards. 410-222-7343 or

VARICOSE VEINS LECTURE, Marshall Benjamin, medical director of the Maryland Vascular Center, discusses symptoms and treatment, 7 p.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Tate Center, Courtney Conference Center, 305 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free; reservations required. 410-787-4367 or

Tuesday 22

MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION TALK, for seniors, U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrist (R-Md), discusses the new plan and answers questions, 10 a.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold, 410-222-1922, and 3 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-0030.

THANKSGIVING STORY TIME, free, for ages 2-5, 2 p.m., Severna Park Branch Library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, 410-222-6290; preschoolers through third-graders, 7 p.m., Mountain Road Branch Library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, 410-222-6699.

FOLIAGE TALK, Gene Tumi, horticulturist and education coordinator for Homestead Gardens, discusses "Extending Seasonal Color in the Garden," a meeting of the South Arundel Garden Club, 7:30 p.m., South County Branch Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale. Free. 301-855-5966.

Wednesday 23

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

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays geared to stimulate development, 10 a.m.; discussion of caring for newborns and preschoolers, hosted by Tot's Line, a county information and referral service, 10:30 a.m., Maryland City at Russett Branch Library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390.

SENIORS MOVIE, "Monster-In-Law," about a woman who tries to sabotage her son's relationship with his fiancee, starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

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. 410-787-4118 or

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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