Thursday 1

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.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.

SEVERNA PARK STORY TIME, songs, finger plays, music and a craft, 2-year-olds, 9:30 a.m.; ages 3-5, 11 a.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

FLU NASAL SPRAY VACCINES, for healthy county residents ages 5-49, except pregnant women, 4-7 p.m., Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Health Services Building, lower level conference room, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. $20. 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

WORLD AIDS DAY CANDLELIGHT WALK, in memory of those who have died of AIDS and to support those with AIDS, followed by an interfaith service at the Stanton Center, sponsored by the Anne Arundel County World AIDS Day Committee and HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment Network; walk, 6:15 p.m., meet at the Alex Haley statue near the City Dock; walk continues on Main Street, around Church Circle, on West and West Washington streets to the Stanton Center; service follows, about 7:15 p.m. Free. 410-353-5534.

UNITED OSTOMY ASSOCIATION, support group, 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5508 or www.aahs.org.

CONTINUING EDUCATION, for seniors, registration begins today for a variety of classes for the winter cycle offered by Anne Arundel Community College at all senior centers in the county; classes begin the week of Jan. 9. Administrative fee: $40, plus $40 per course for ages 55-59. Annapolis Senior Center, 410-222-1818; Arnold Senior Center, 410-222-1922; Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 410-222-6847; O'Malley Senior Center, 410-222-6227; Pasadena Senior Center, 410-222-0030; Pascal Senior Center, 410-222-6680; South County Senior Center, 410-222-1927.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, for ages 50 and older, ongoing registration for a two-day course to improve driving and accident-prevention skills, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 410-222-1927; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie, 410-222-6680. $10; preregistration required.

ANNAPOLIS SENIORS HOLIDAY LUNCH, tickets are available for the South County and O'Malley senior centers' holiday luncheon, with live dance music, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 13, Sheraton Barcelo Hotel, 173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. $20. Call the South County center, 410-222-1927, or O'Malley, 410-222-6227.

PASADENA SENIORS HOLIDAY PARTY, tickets are available for the Pasadena Senior Center's holiday party, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 9, Maryland Yacht Club, 1500 Fairview Beach Rd., Pasadena. $17. 410-222-0030.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS LUNCH, tickets are available for a holiday event with music by the Impacts, sponsored by the Pascal Senior Center, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Michael's Eighth Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Dr., Glen Burnie. $18; members, $15. 410-222-6680.

Friday 2

HEALTH SCREENINGS, computerized 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.

Saturday 3

JUG BAY BIRD WALK, for ages 12 and older, learn 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.

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays; followed by discussion of how to care for children 5 and younger, hosted by Tot's Line, a county information and referral service, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

SEVERNA PARK STORY TIME, for ages 3-7, stories about Chicken Little, 9:30 a.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR, 125 craftspeople, door prizes, poinsettias, bake sale and refreshments, sponsored by the Broadneck High School Athletic Boosters, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis. Free admission. 410-626-7013.

KINDER FARM HAYRIDE, on a hay wagon with sleigh bells, followed by coffee or hot chocolate, 10 a.m., Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $2; prepayment required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP, basic materials provided, bring fruit, seedpods, ribbons and other decorative materials to personalize the wreath, 10 a.m., Historic Annapolis Foundation, William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. $25; preregistration required. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.

REFUGE SEA OTTERS PROGRAM, for ages 5-7, 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.

STARGAZING, for all ages, weather permitting, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College's Astronomy Club, bring a telescope and binoculars or use the college's, 8-11 p.m., the college's Astronomy Lab, rear of parking lot A and B beside the Resource Management Building, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Free. Call 410-798-6625 after 6 p.m.

Sunday 4

PATUXENT REFUGE BIRD WALK, a guided hike to search for birds in several habitats, 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.

BIRD FEEDER WORKSHOP, building a cedar bird feeder, materials provided, bring a cordless drill with a one-eighth-inch drill bit and a Phillips screwdriver, one bird feeder per family, 1 p.m., Kinder Farm Park, Park Office, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. $10; prepayment required. 410-222-6115 or www.kinderfarmpark.org.

REFUGE OWL PROWL, a guided hike to look and listen for owls and other nocturnal animals, 4:15-5:45 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.

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 5

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.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, for seniors, Barbara Fay of the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Preparedness discusses preparations for severe weather, power outages and other emergencies, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

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

CANCER PATIENTS COSMETICS CLASS, "Look Good. . . .Feel Better," assistance for women experiencing the appearance-related side effects of treatment, 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.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS PROGRAM, for ages 5-12, children make crafts for their families, 7 p.m., Provinces Branch library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280 or www.aacpl.net.

ANNAPOLIS SENIORS HOLIDAY LUNCH, Monday is the deadline to buy tickets for the Annapolis Senior Center's holiday lunch, with entertainment by Eric Apland, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, 80 Compromise St. $20. 410-222-1818.

Tuesday 6

STRESS AND DIABETES, discussed by a diabetes educator, 9-10 a.m., Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Constantine Padussis Community Center, third-floor conference center, 301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

PASADENA 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, sponsored by the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 10 a.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

SENIOR CENTER ORIENTATION, information on the South County Senior Center and its classes, 1 p.m., the center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

MARYLAND SENIOR IDOL CONTEST, the finals of a singing contest for Maryland residents 50 and older, proceeds to benefit the Older Americans Disaster Relief Fund to aid victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, 1 p.m., Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. $8; $5 in advance (tickets available through county senior centers and the arts center). 410-887-3655.

INTRODUCTION TO REIKI, class on reducing stress and pain, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second floor, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $25; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME, for ages 2-5, stories and a craft, 7 p.m., Provinces Branch library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280 or www.aacpl.net.

SANTA'S WORKSHOP, for schoolchildren accompanied by an adult, making holiday crafts, 7 p.m., Mountain Road Branch library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699 or www.aacpl.net.

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.

Wednesday 7

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.

EDGEWATER STORY TIME, for ages 2-5, winter stories, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Edgewater Branch library, 25 Stepneys Lane. Free. 410-222-1538 or www.aacpl.net.

SANTA'S WORKSHOP, for preschoolers accompanied by an adult, holiday craft activity, 10 a.m., Mountain Road Branch library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699 or www.aacpl.net.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME, for ages 2-5, stories and a craft, 10 a.m., Provinces Branch library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280 or www.aacpl.net.

RESISTING THE NAZIS, Herbert Hane discusses Harold Werner, a member of a Jewish resistance group that conducted military missions against the German army in Poland and rescued other Jews during World War II, 10-11 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-0030.

KNEE AND HIP PAIN TALK, on arthritis and chronic joint pain, by orthopedic specialist Paul King, 11:30 a.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second-floor classroom, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

GLEN BURNIE 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, sponsored by the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-6680.

TEENS LIBRARY PROGRAM, popcorn, board games, crafts and more, 2-6 p.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

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.

ORCHID TALK, Sharon and Eric Butler of CenterPeace Orchids discuss "Growing Orchids in the Home" during a meeting of the Annapolis Horticulture Society, 6:45 p.m., St. Anne's Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Free. 410-974-4357.

KIDS MUMMY PROGRAM, for ages 7-12, information about King Tut's tomb and playing mummy games, 7 p.m., Severna Park Branch library, 45 McKinsey Rd., Severna Park. Free. 410-222-6290 or www.aacpl.net.

GLEN BURNIE SENIORS LUNCH, Wednesday is the deadline to buy tickets for the Arnold Senior Center's holiday party, with entertainment by the Zim Zemarel Orchestra, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 14, Michael's Eighth Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Dr., Glen Burnie. $15. 410-222-1922.

Thursday 8

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, by podiatrist Enzo Leone, 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.

BABIES STORY TIME, "Babies in Bloom" program for children 2 and younger and their caregivers, with stories, songs, rhymes and finger plays; followed by a discussion of how to care for children 5 and younger, hosted by Tot's Line, a county information and referral service, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Annapolis Area Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis. Free. 410-222-1750 or www.aacpl.net.

HOLIDAY GARDEN CRAFT WORKSHOP, for seniors, the Annapolis Garden Club shows how to make boxwood Christmas trees, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Annapolis Senior Center, 1027 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1818.

BACK AND NECK PAIN, information on proper posture, body mechanics, exercise and stretches to maintain a healthy body, 4-5:30 p.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second floor, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. $30; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

KIDS LINTHICUM HOLIDAY PROGRAM, for ages 3-12, stories, songs and ornaments to decorate a tree, 7 p.m., Linthicum Branch library, 400 Shipley Rd. Free. 410-222-6265 or www.aacpl.net.

CIVIL WAR TALK, Civil War scholar Harold Holzer discusses "The Image of Lincoln" during 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.

"AN UNFORTUNATE EVENT," for ages 7-12, problems and puzzles for Lemony Snicket fans, 7 p.m., Provinces Branch library, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2624 Annapolis Rd. (Route 175), Severn. Free. 410-222-6280 or www.aacpl.net.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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