Thursday 8

ARUNDEL MILLS FOOT SCREENINGS, by podiatrist Enzo Leone, 8-10 a.m., Arundel Mills, Baltimore Washington Medical Center storefront, between mall entrance No. 4 and Dave & Busters, 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 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.

BACK AND NECK PAIN, information on proper posture, body mechanics, exercise and stretching, 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.

LIGHTS ON THE BAY, a two-mile drive-through holiday light show, proceeds to benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center, 5-10 p.m. daily through Jan. 1, Sandy Point State Park, Route 50, Exit 32, Annapolis. $12. 443-481-3161.

LINTHICUM KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM, for ages 3-12, stories, songs and tree decorating, 7 p.m., Linthicum Branch library, 400 Shipley Rd. Free. 410-222-6265.

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

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

Friday 9

SENIORS HAND BELL CONCERT, holiday music by a quartet led by Alberta Stornetta, 10-11 a.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd., Arnold. Free. 410-222-1922.

SENIORS HOLIDAY PARTY, Friday is the deadline to buy tickets for the Brooklyn Park Senior Center's holiday party, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Rose Restaurant, 6075 Belle Grove Rd., Baltimore. $15. 410-222-6847.

PASADENA SENIORS HOLIDAY PARTY, for members of the Pasadena Senior Center (membership is free), 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Maryland Yacht Club, 1500 Fairview Beach Rd., Pasadena. $17, available on a first-come, first-served basis. 410-222-0030.

"MONSTER-IN-LAW," for seniors, a movie about a woman who tries to sabotage her son's relationship with his fiancee, starring Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan, 12:15 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

Saturday 10

NATURE WALK, a quarter-mile walk along the Chesapeake Bay, led by park ranger Dave DeVault, who will discuss the history of the American holly and how to identify trees, 10-11 a.m., Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Free admission; parking, $5; preregistration required. 410-222-6230.

SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP, for adults and children 4 and older, take a short hike for inspiration, then eat snacks and make a scrapbook; bring mementos to include, 1-3:30 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 www.jugbay.org.

Sunday 11

15K RACE, a run along park paths and roads, sponsored by the Annapolis Striders, registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. (in the Blue Heron Room); race, 10 a.m., Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. $5; preregistration required. 410-268-1165.

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 12

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 9-10:30 a.m., Arundel Mills, Baltimore Washington Medical Center storefront, between mall entrance No. 4 and Dave & Busters, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

MEDICARE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE, the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program provides help with the Medicare prescription benefit application, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free; reservations required. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM, for 50 and older, a two-day course to improve driving and accident-prevention skills, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. $10; preregistration required. 410-222-1927.

SENIORS DISCOUNT TRANSPORTATION, for 65 and older, Maryland Transit Administration issues photo IDs for discounted fares on MTA buses and light rail, proof of age required, 10-11:30 a.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-0030.

GLEN BURNIE HOLIDAY LUNCHEON, for members of the Pascal Senior Center (membership is free) and guests, music by the Impacts, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Michael's Eighth Avenue, 7220 Grayburn Dr., Glen Burnie. $15; guests, $18. 410-222-6680.

DIABETIC NUTRITION TALK, for seniors, Kevin Klug of the Anne Arundel County Health Department discusses the benefits of eating fruit, vegetables and soy products, 12:30 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

FLU AND PNEUMONIA VACCINES, for county residents, injection and nasal-spray flu vaccines available, 1-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Health Services Building, lower level conference room, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis. $20 or Medicare Part B (cards required). 410-222-7343 or www.aahealth.org.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT TALK, surgeon Mark Kligman discusses surgical and other medical treatments for weight loss, sponsored by 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. 877-866-7348 or www.umm.edu/weightloss.

BROOKLYN PARK STORY TIME, for ages 5-10, stories and songs, 7 p.m., Brooklyn Park Branch library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore. Free. 410-222-6260.

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

ARNOLD SENIORS PARTY, Monday is the registration deadline to sign up for the annual holiday party, with a musical performance by fourth- and fifth-graders from Arnold Elementary School, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 19, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1922.

Tuesday 13

WINTER TALES, free, for ages 2-5, Crofton Area Branch library, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, 410-222-7915; ages 3-8, 7 p.m., Riviera Beach Branch library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285.

ARNOLD 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, presented by the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 10-11 a.m., Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required by Monday. 410-222-1922.

SENIORS HOLIDAY LUNCHEON, for members of the South County and O'Malley senior centers, with dancing and live music, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sheraton Barcelo Hotel, 173 Jennifer Rd., Annapolis. $20. Call the South County center, 410-222-1927, or the O'Malley center, 410-222-6227.

SENIORS DISCOUNT TRANSPORTATION, for 65 and older, the Maryland Transit Administration issues photo IDs for discounted fares on MTA buses and light rail, proof of age required, noon-1:30 p.m., Brooklyn Park Senior Center, 202 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. Free. 410-222-6847.

SENIORS HOLIDAY SHOW, musical variety by the Pascal Go-Getters, with folk music, 1950s music and Christmas songs, plus a performance by a tap dance group, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Admission, donation of a container of nonperishable food. 410-222-6680.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP, led by nurses Betsy Koerner and Charlene Passmore, 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.

"NARNIA" STORY TIME, for ages 6-12, games and other activities relating to C.S. Lewis's book "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," 7 p.m., Mountain Road Branch library, 4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-222-6699.

Wednesday 14

"THE POLAR EXPRESS," a library staff member reads the Chris Van Allsburg story, cookies and a craft follow, 10 a.m., Maryland City at Russett Branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel. Free. 301-725-2390.

ARTHRITIS SEMINAR, "The Top 10 Things to Do for Arthritis," about proper diet, exercise, medication and surgery, 11 a.m., Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, second floor, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free; preregistration required. 443-481-4000 or www.aahs.org.

T.S. ELIOT DOCUMENTARY, a screening for seniors, 1 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

EDGEWATER SENIORS SHOW, Heritage Harbor Chorus, 1 p.m., South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater. Free. 410-222-1927.

CULINARY INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE, information on Anne Arundel Community College's continuing education courses in the Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, 6-7:30 p.m., HCAT, 7438 Ritchie Hwy., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-777-2398 or www.hcatinstitute.org.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Donner Community Health Pavilion, Suite 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-4180 or www.aahs.org.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Living Well group, for survivors at least a year beyond diagnosis, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Anne Arundel Medical Center, Sajak Pavilion, Room 250, 2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis. Free. 443-481-5300 or www.aahs.org.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME, free, for ages 3-8, West County Area Library, 7 p.m., 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277; ages 3-8, Riviera Beach Branch library, 10:30 a.m., 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, 410-222-6285; children and adults, Annapolis Area Library, 7 p.m., 1410 West St., Annapolis, 410-222-1750.

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.

ARNOLD SENIORS HOLIDAY SHOW, Wednesday is the registration deadline to sign up for a show by the Pascal Go-Getters, 1-2 p.m. Dec. 16, Arnold Senior Center, 44 Church Rd. Free; preregistration required. 410-222-1922.

Thursday 15

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Arundel Mills, Baltimore Washington Medical Center storefront, between mall entrance No. 4 and Dave & Busters, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover. Free. 410-787-4367 or www.bwmc.umms.org.

MEDICARE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE, the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program provides help with the Medicare prescription benefit application, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pasadena Senior Center, 4103 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free; reservations required. 410-222-0030.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME, free, for ages 2-5, North County Area Library, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, 410-222-6270; ages 3-8, West County Area Library, 10 a.m., 1325 Annapolis Rd., Odenton, 410-222-6277.

INSECT PROGRAM, for children 3-6 accompanied by an adult, look for insects, make a craft and drink hot chocolate, 10 a.m.-noon, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Rd., Lothian. Entrance fees: $3; 60 and older and 17 and younger, $2. 410-741-9330 or www.jugbay.org.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS CAROLS, piano music by Charles Johnston, refreshments, 12:30 p.m., Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie. Free. 410-222-6680.

TEEN BOARD GAMES, games provided, 3:30-5 p.m., Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton. Free. 410-222-7915.

"THE POLAR EXPRESS," a library staff member reads the Chris Van Allsburg story, cookies and a craft follow, 7 p.m., Maryland City at Russett Branch library, 3501 Russett Common, Laurel, 301-725-2390, and Brooklyn Park Branch library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore, 410-222-6260. Free.

-- Compiled by SHARON FANNING

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