Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 CalendarOctober 12, 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 13, 10:00 a.m.  WONDER TALK at the Howard County Conservancy:  Creepy Creatures:  Toads, Worms, Spiders, Snakes with Ashley Jarvis &, Billy Heinbuch.  Ooooooo!  It’s almost Halloween when all sorts of creepy, crawly, and maybe spooky, animals are hanging about!  Have a wicked good time learning about these warty, slimy, hairy, scaly, slithery animals. Rain or shine. FREE.  Program open to the first 100 registered guests; walk -ins admitted on space available basis.

October 15, 11:30 a.m. at the Savage Branch & 2:00 p.m. at the Miller Branch. Just For Me.  Classes at the Savage and Miller Branches 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 Savage, and tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class at Miller. Offered again October 16 at 10:30am at the Glenwood Branch–Register online for Glenwood or by calling 410.313.5579.

October 15, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital. 1st & 3rd Mondays at the Glenwood Branch. No registration required.

October, 15. 7:00 p.m. Hands-Only CPR. Brad Tanner, from Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, comes to the Central Branch to teach the basics of adult CPR and the warning signs for sudden cardiac arrest. 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 410.313.7800.

October 15, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Do Your Eyelids Need a Lift? Droopy eyelids may indicate a condition known as eyebrow ptosis. This may result in a decrease in your field of vision due to aging or a medical condition. Join us for this free presentation and discover treatment options that can help you see better again. Presented by Nicholas Mahoney, M.D. The Wellness Center 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100.

October 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m. It’s Hip to be Pain Free. Hip pain can make you feel years older! Review causes and treatments for hip pain and the latest surgical approaches in hip replacement surgery. Presented by orthopedic specialist Charles Mess. M.D.  The Wellness Center 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100.

October 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Choose Civility Youth Art Show And Reception. What would you like people to do (or not do)? Howard County students in grades K-12 are invited to create a picture or take a photo that completes this statement: “Would It Kill You to…?” All 2-D and 3-D media are acceptable. Submit entries October 5-8. Entry forms and details at ChooseCivility.org. Presented in partnership with the Columbia Arts Center. Exhibit: Oct 11 – 21. Reception: Oct 16 (5:30-7:30 pm) Location: Columbia Arts Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia (410.730.0075).

October 16, 7:00 p.m. How The Media Fuels Childhood Obesity And What To Do About It. Dr. Dan Levy, pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, comes to the East Columbia Branch to discuss the impact of the media on food and drink choices made by children, how these messages contribute to the obesity epidemic among today’s youth, and what parents can do about it. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

October 17, 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 17, 7:00 p.m. License To Thrive:
Title IX At 35. From classroom to boardroom to courtroom to green room to locker room, Title IX has benefited millions of girls. This engaging film, being shown at the Miller Branch, examines how Title IX has opened doors for girls and women. Discussion follows. Cosponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

October 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. You’re a Breast Cancer Survivor, Now What? Share the evening with our experts and discuss the various aspects of survivorship.  Topics will include the newest research on lingering physical, emotional and social aspects. Light refreshments will be served. Presented by Teji Sastry, M.D. and Sally Cheston, M.D.  The Wellness Center 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100.

October 18, 7:00 p.m. Belly Dancing. Columbia Association Instructor Anita Baxter teaches a beginning level belly dance class at the East Columbia Branch. Learn basic techniques such as knee shimmy, snake arms, hip drops, and shoulder shimmies. Registration and signed release form required to attend. Click here to download the release form for a child or teen under 18 years old. Click here to download the release form for adults 18 or older. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

October 19, 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 19, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 50+Expo. Howard County General Hospital is a proud sponsor of the 14th annual 50+ Expo geared towards adults 50 and older, caregivers, family members and health care professionals. Featuring over 140 exhibitors, workshops, health seminars, seasonal flu vaccines and all day entertainment.  Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia.  Catch the free shuttle service from the Columbia Mall.

October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Clinic  Join Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine at the Mall in Columbia for this free, event. Speak with physicians about breast and colon health, nutrition, smoking cessation, and get fecal occult blood, pulmonary function, blood pressure, height and weight with body mass index screenings.

October 20, 10:00 a.m. Family Hike on Site at the Howard County Conservancy.  Join a Conservancy naturalist.  Fall is in the air.  The leaves are every color imaginable. Bring the family and explore how nature prepares for winter.  The Conservancy’s naturalists are again leading family hikes, divided into groups that are age and ability appropriate. Explore the grasslands, stream edges, woodlands, and gardens, noticing animals and other wonders of nature.  Dress appropriately.  In case of rain, check website.   FREE.

October 21, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Gilchrest Taste and Auction of Howard County. Savor, celebrate and support Gilchrist Center Howard County. Enjoy fare from 26 of Howard County’s finest restaurants and caterers plus exciting live and silent auctions. Turf Valley Conference Center, Ellicott City.


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