Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 CalendarOctober 26. 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? Stop by the Farmer’s Market to pick up locally grown, fresh fruit and vegetables and other local products.   

October 27, 2 p.m. Math Circle. Are you good at math? Do you love numbers? Join the HCLS Math Circle to learn about patterns and intricacies in the world of mathematics. Use logic and problem solving skills to solve brain teasing problems. Ages 11-14.  Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

October 29, 11:30 a.m. at the Savage Branch and 2 p.m. at the Miller Branch. Just For Me. Classes 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 at the Savage Branch. Tickets available  at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class at the Miller Branch. Offered 10/31 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required.

October 29, 7:00 p.m.  Fire Safety And Prevention Month. 
Rich Dooley, from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, comes to the Miller Branch to discuss important safety information. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

October 30, 7-7:30 p.m. Spooky Signs. Kathy Pongor, a teacher from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet, interprets Halloween stories in sign at the Savage Branch. Make a creepy craft! All ages.

October 30, 7:00- 9:00 pm. Knee Deep in Pain. If a painful knee joint has you begging for mercy, come to this presentation by orthopedic specialist Daniel Tang, M.D. to learn ways to reduce knee pain and get back on your feet! Learn about knee injuries and degenerative conditions such as arthritis, and medical and surgical treatment including arthroscopy and knee replacement surgery. The Wellness Center 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100.

October 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Rewiring Your Neural Pathways of Emotion Did you know that emotions affect our health, outlook, and well-being?  Participants will examine their own current emotional response patterns and learn how to use the tools of imagery, visualization, and meditation to promote positive change and optimal ways of being. The Wellness Center 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100.

October 31, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Spooky Tunes: A Halloween Party. Come to the East Columbia Branch in costume to listen to spooky tunes and stories. Bring your dancing shoes! Ages 3-5; 30 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

October 31, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Mini Monsters. Wear your costumes and join us at the Miller Branch for spooky tales, a monster mash dance party, and fun crafts. Ages 2-5; 45 min. No registration required.

October 31, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Halloween Costume Parade. Show off your costume in a library parade at the Central Branch. Small prizes given to participants. Allow 15 – 30 minutes. Ages infant – 3. No registration required.

November 1, 6:30 p.m. Mean Girls. Come to the Savage 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 410.880.5980.

Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Discovering Daniels Day  Join us for this fun family event! A full day of activities and learning in historic Daniels, a former mill town, in partnership with the Boy Scout Troop 1997 and Gary Memorial United Methodist Church on north side of Ellicott City. Learn about its history from long-time residents, recreation activities, such as hikes, old-fashioned games, Scales & Tales animals, live music, story-telling, Civil War re-enactors, and information from exhibitors on environmental and preservation issues. To register for the event, please click here

 November 3. Family Volunteer Day. Join family and friends at the 12th Annual Family Volunteer Day, presented by Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks. This day has been designated as a time for families and friends, scouts and religious organizations to increase their sense of unity by performing tasks that will improve our community. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned good or paper product for distribution to the Howard County Food Bank. For more information or worksite location registration, contact Ann Combs at 410-313-4624 or Rain date is Saturday, November 10.

November 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 1-2-3 Magic, Effective Discipline for Children age 2 – 12, a nationally recognized program for parents who want to reduce challenging behaviors and improve positive behaviors in their children ages 2 – 12 years. Participants will learn the Counting Method and Positive Praise techniques, to curb negative behaviors such as whining, arguing, yelling, and tantrums, and encourage positive behaviors regarding homework, cleaning up, eating, bedtime, and getting ready. The cost of this workshop is $5 per person. Space is limited, pre-register by calling 410-313-1940 or register online at The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, in Columbia.