October 21, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. 50 + Expo. Presented by the Office on Aging, Dept. of Citizen Services. Free. Located at Wilde Lake High School. This years event includes a health fair, healthy aging seminars, flu shots, diabetes screenings, re-careering workshops, living green vendors, demonstrations, live entertainment and food. 410-313-6410.
October 21, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Open House at Sharp Farm. Join us for “A Day in the Life of a Farmer”. This is one of our most popular fall educational programs that we offer. Included in the program is a farm class on beekeeping and farm crops. Everyone gets to feed our friendly animals, go through the mini corn maze, take a hayride that goes through the Cattail Creek, and harvest your own pumpkin to take home with you! The program will begin at 1 PM and is 1 ½ hours long. The cost is $6.75/child. (Adults are free.) Registration is required on or before October 20th. Call for your reservations at (410)489-2572 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 21, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm. Farmer’s Market. Buying and eating fresh local produce in Howard County just got easier! From June 4 through October 29, local farmers will set up a weekly outdoor market at Howard County General Hospital in the back section of the visitors parking lot to offer the best of their seasonal harvest.
October 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Beekeeping Seminar sponsored by the Howard County Beekeepers. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. Honey bee biology, Benefits of keeping bees, Obtaining and installing your bees. Getting and setting up your beekeeping equipment, Inspecting your bees. Products of the hive.
October 22, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ask A Master Gardener. Have a gardening question? Visit the Howard County Library-Central Branch to get help and advice from Master Gardeners and improve your green thumb.
October 23, 5:30-9:00 pm. 26th Annual Taste & Auction of Howard County. Savor, Celebrate and Support Gilchrist Center Howard County.This year’s affair, at Turf Valley in Ellicott City will feature the sweet and savory fare of more than 20 of the county’s finest restaurateurs and caterers, as well as a cash raffle and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Gilchrist Center Howard County, Gilchrist Hospice Care’s new inpatient hospice in Columbia and the only such facility located within Howard County’s borders.
October 24, 10:15 am & 11:30am. Twist And Shout. Instill the importance of exercise at an early age with this 30-minute music and movement class for 2-5 year olds at the Central Branch.
October 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Wii-active. Try out video games that make you move, featuring DDR, Wii, and XBOX Kinect at the Elkridge Branch.
October 25, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Preparing for Total Joint Surgery. Learn about total hip and knee surgery from health care professionals, past patients of Howard County General Hospital’s Joint Academy and Nicholas Grosso, M.D. Free. Located at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, in Columbia. For information or to register, call 410-740-7601, or register online .
October 26, 7:00 pm. My Forgetfulness: What’s Normal And What’s Not? Presented at the Central Branch by neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Monjan, retired chief of the Neurobiology of Aging branch at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.
October 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Treatments for Foot and Ankle Pain. Presented by Ricardo Cook, M.D. Free. Located at the HCGH Wellness Center at the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, in Columbia. For information or to register, call 410-740-7601, or register online.
October 28, 10:15 am & 11:30 am. My Body. Learn about your amazing body parts, this time focusing on the skeleton, at the East Columbia Branch. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 30 minutes before program.
October 30, 2011. 6th Annual Scarecrow Classic 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk . Meadowbrook Park, Ellicott City, MD. Commemorative t-shirt to all participants who register by October 20, 2011. Event management by Charm City Run Events. Awards given in numerous categories. Water and time splits on 5K course. 1 mile walk course is accessible and only dogs on leashes are permitted. On-site medical care and aid. Pre- and Post- event refreshments and snacks.
November 3, 7:00 pm. Healthy Food in our Schools – Howard County Conservancy . Anthony Geraci is inspiring and energizing the nation’s school systems to provide fresh and local foods to our school children. What are our kids choosing to eat today? What’s happening to them as a result? How can we introduce and support healthy eating habits and menus? What does it take to change school cafeterias and home lunch boxes? Good food means Great Kids! Don’t miss this high energy presentation from the Director of Food and Nutrition for Baltimore City School System and nationwide childhood nutrition consultant whom the White House has tapped for first lady Michelle Obama’s efforts in combating childhood obesity. $5/family, all students free.