Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 CalendarAugust 17th 2:00- 6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmer’s Market.  Come and pick out some fresh fruits and veggies from our Farmer’s Market.  Did you know that the products at HCGH are 100% Howard County grown or produced?

August 18. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cricket Crawl and Night Walk.  Are you ready for the 2012 ‘Cricket Crawl?’ Be a part of a national Cricket Census project, collecting data on the Historical Park’s cricket species. Visitors will learn the different sounds of the eight key species before going out on a walk of the ground to discover some of the mystery behind these interesting creatures. Admission is free, open to all ages. Banneker Historical Park and Museum. 300 Oella Ave, Oella 21228. Call 410-887-1081 for more information.

August 18-22, Various times and Branches. Kindergarten, Here We Come. Stories and activities at to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System. Registration is required; contact your Branch for more information or to register.

August 18, 3:00 p.mHerbal Apothecary. Join Master Gardener Anne Roy at the Miller Branch for a brief look at plants and their uses for medicines, perfumes, cooking, and flavorings. Visit the Enchanted Garden to touch, see, and smell many of the plants. For ages 9-12; 30 – 60 min. Signed release form required. Click here to download form Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

August 19.  Iron Girl Triathalon- A premier triathlon for women featuring a 0.62mi Swim – 17.5mi Bike – 3.4mi Run hosted annually at Centennial Lake by The Columbia Triathlon.  Come out and support Team Conquer- a team composed of hospital employees, volunteers and survivors as they compete to raise funds for the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

 August 19. 6:30-9:30 p.mLakefront Concert: Old Man Brown at the Columbia Lakefront. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the Southern Soul/Rock/Blues.

August 20. 9:00-11:00 a.m. Free Diabetes Screening at the Howard County General Hospital: Johns Hopkins Medicine Wellness Center.  Are you concerned about your risk factors for diabetes? Meet with a registered nurse to receive a free diabetes screening which includes a risk assessment and a blood test. Receive immediate results. Fasting 8 hours prior to test is recommended.10710 Charter Drive.  Call 410-740-7601 for more information.

August 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring at the Glenwood Branch offered by Howard County General Hospital. Every 1st & 3rd Monday.

August 21-23. Various times and branches. Movin’ Up To Middle School. Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a bookbag relay and combination lock time-trial! Registration is required; contact your Branch for more information or to register.

August 21. 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Senior Safety Awareness Day. Presented by the Ellicott City Senior Center. Come and learn the latest safety initiatives from the County’s Police Department, Department of Fire & Rescue Services and Office of Consumer Affairas, as well as the Mid-Atlantic AAA and Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Participants can also take a tour of the Police Department’s Mobile Command Unit. There will be four presentations throughout the day, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; presentation topics include: Don’t Get Burned (Fire & Safety Tips), Arm Yourself with Knowledge (Preventing Home Repair Scams), the Silent Crime (Domestic Violence), and Preparing for the Road Ahead (Driving As We Age). For more information or to reserve a gourmet box lunch for the event ($5), call the Ellicott City Senior Center at 410-313-1400. Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Rd.

August 23, 6:00 p.m. Get Fit With The Boot Camp Girl. Stephanie Dignan runs you through your paces in the beautiful Western Regional Park. Meet at Glenwood Branch first.  Register online or by calling 410.313.5577. .

August 24, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Funtastic Fridays. Have FUN at the East Columbia Branch with art, science, music, or a favorite storybook character. For ages 3-5. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

August 24th 2:00- 6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmer’s Market.  Come and pick out some fresh fruits and veggies from our Farmer’s Market.  Did you know that the products at HCGH are 100% Howard County grown or produced?

August 25, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Essentials in Babysitting at the Howard County General Hospital: Johns Hopkins Medicine Wellness Center. Are you ready to be a babysitter?  Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become a responsible babysitter including how to effectively manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques. Marketing tips and age-appropriate activities for children will also be discussed.  For children ages 11-13. Lunch will be provided. $50.00. 10710 Charter Drive. Call 410-740-7601 for more information.

August 31st 2:00- 6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmer’s Market.  Come and pick out some fresh fruits and veggies from our Farmer’s Market.  Did you know that the products at HCGH are 100% Howard County grown or produced?

Ongoing.  ARTsites 2012 is the Howard County Arts Council’s year-long, outdoor public art exhibit. Sculptures have been temporarily installed at 12 locations throughout Howard County (including Howard County General Hospital and The Howard County Library System) in order to generate interest in public art and make art more accessible to the community. The sculptures will remain in place for one year. Information on the sculptures and their locations can be found on the Arts Council’s website, www.hocoarts.org/exhibits. Free.

 

 

 


1 Comment

  1. Ann Hackeling

    Thanks for posting all the opportunities to visit Farmers’ Markets. There are also Farmers’ Markets at three library locations: Miller on Wednesdays afternoons, East Columbia on Thursday afternoons, and Glenwood on Saturday mornings. Come see what our Maryland farmers are growing and take home the ingredients for a nutritious and tasty meal. You can also pat yourself on the back for making the choice to buy from area producers and reduce your carbon footprint on our planet!

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