Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 CalendarSeptember 29, 9:00 a.m. Walk to End Alzheimer’s.™ Centennial Park, Pavilions A, B, C, South Entrance Route 108. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:00 a.m. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

September 29, 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9th Annual Family Health Expo. The Southeast Horizon Council will host the ninth annual Family Health Expo at the north Laurel Community Center. The event will provide access for the residents of Laurel and Savage to Howard County health and human service providers. The Expo includes free blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, vision, hearing, glucose and other screenings. Dental professionals will be providing both adult and child dental screenings.

September 29, 2:00 p.m. Got Black Belt?. Demonstration at the Glenwood Branch by the students of Black Belt Institute in Glenelg.  Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.

September 29 and 30, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  17th Annual Howard County Farm Heritage Days presented by the Howard County Antique Farm Machinery Club. Rain or Shine! Admission is $5 for persons age 12 and older.  Live bluegrass music, vintage farm equipment, wagon rides, tractor pulls and lots of activities for the children including pony rides and petting zoo.  Learn how to shell corn and make rope!

September 29 starting at 4:00 p.m. and September 30th starting at 2:00 p.m. Bull Blast and Rodeo Extravaganza- brought to you as part of the Farm Heritage Days. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 4-12 at the gate. Advanced discounted tickets are available.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, Howard County General Hospital.

September 29. 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. National Drug Take Back Day. Drop unwanted, expired, unused medications off at one of the following locations:

  • The Bain Center in Harper’s Choice, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia.
  • Howard County Police Northern District, 3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City.
  • Howard County Police Southern District, 11226 Scaggsville, Road, Laurel.
  • Long Reach Community Policing Office, 8775 Cloudleap Court, Columbia.
  • Oakland Mills Community Policing Office, 5820 Steven’s Forest Road, Columbia.
  • Owen Brown Community Policing Office, 7154 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.
  • North Laurel Community Policing Office, 9105 #G, All Saints Road, Laurel.
  • Wilde Lake Community Policing Office, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

September 29, 8:00 a.m. HC DrugFree Town Hall Meeting.  As part of National Drug Take Back Day, come and enjoy a free continental breakfast at The Bain Center(5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia.) Learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse as part of The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s national campaign, “The Medicine Abuse Project”.  Adults and teens will view a short video, receive educational materials, hear from an expert panel and engage in a community discussion about prescription drug abuse. Young children will be entertained by Drug Free Charlie, a clown with an educational message

October 1, 3:30-5:30pm. Blood Pressure Screening. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring at the Glenwood Branch offered by Howard County General Hospital. 1st & 3rd. No registration required.

October 1, 7:00 p.m. Fire Safety And Prevention Month. Rich Dooley, from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, discusses important safety information at the Savage Branch. Register online or by calling 410.880.5980.

October 2, 10:30 a.m. Just For Me. A classes at the Glenwood Branch for children ages 3-5 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.

October 2, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Baby Sign. Learn basic signs in American Sign Language at the Central Branch. Ages 6-23 months with adult; 30 min. Six-week series. No registration required.

October, 2. 11:30 a.m. Hands-only CPR. Brad Tanner, from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, teaches the basics of adult CPR and the warning signs for sudden cardiac arrest at the Miller Branch. He also discusses the functions of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Participants are required to practice the Hands-Only CPR method on the provided mannequins as they are assisted by the instructor. This course is intended for all ages and recommended for individuals who wish to learn the basics of CPR. Note: Hands-Only CPR is a basic course and is designed to be performed without a CPR card. As a result, a CPR card is not issued upon course completion. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

October 3, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. Just For Me. Classes at the Elkridge Branch for children ages 3-5 who are ready for an independent class that includes creative expression, listening comprehension, and early reading skills. 30 min. No registration required.

October 3, 10:30 a.m. Excuse Me, Please & Thank You. Prepare your toddler to learn good manners and practice civility through literature, songs, and a craft at the Glenwood Branch. Ages 18-36 months with adult; 30 min. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.

October 3, 7:00 p.m. Informed Inclusions: Cultivate Positive Relationships By Making Correct Assumptions. When we make incorrect assumptions about others, we can sabotage potential relationships. Using fun activities, executive coach and consultant Mark Sachs comes to the Central Branch to teach how to stay open and positive when nurturing new connections. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

October 3, 7:00 p.m. Rain Barrels And Rain Gardens. Presented by Master Gardener Carolyn Feil at the Miller Branch. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

October 4, 6:30 p.m. Mean Girls. Come to the Glenwood Branch and learn how to negotiate the social world of female friendships with expert Deborah West. Ages 11-17. Sponsored by the Horizon Foundation and the Women’s Giving Circle. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

October 4, 7:00 p.m. Creating A Rain Garden. Taught by Master Gardener Carolyn Feil at the Central Branch. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

October 4, 7:00 p.m. Ethical Behavior: Recipe For The Good Life. Author and economist Dr. Gopal Dorai explores the implications of ethical conduct for personal well-being, social cohesion, and economic growth at the Miller Branch. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

October 5, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Germs, Germs, Germs. Come to the East Columbia Branch to learn about hand washing – the best way to prevent colds and flu. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.


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