Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 CalendarNow- January 6. 6:00- 10:00 p.m. Symphony of Lights Drive Through. Cars, vans and busses can take a 20-30 minute drive-through a display of more than 70 larger-than-life, light creations illuminated by a fantasy of color, design, and animation. This holiday tradition is delightful for all ages.

Dec 1, 8:30 a.m. Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk. Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Centennial Park 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Dec 2, 4:30-5:45 p.m. 6th Annual Celebration of Hope. Set aside time to celebrate the season of hope with family, friends and fellow cancer survivors. Stroll through the Symphony of Lights and take in the wonder of this animated light display. Call 410 740-5858 for more information.

Dec 4, 3:30 p.m. Care Givers Support Group. This support group is designed for people who are caring for a loved one with a chronic illness. The group offers a safe place to air concerns and receive support. Call 410 740-5858 for more information

Dec 6, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Blinkin’ Binkies. Families can celebrate the season with a leisurely walk through the dazzling Symphony of lights displays. Children in strollers and wagons are welcome!

Dec 9, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Second Sunday Market. Fresh produce, baked breads and cheeses and much more at the Courtyards at Tonge Row in Historic Ellicott City.

Dec 11, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Tail Lights. Back by popular demand! Treat yourself and your dog to a walk through the 1.4 mile Symphony of Lights displays.  It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday season and to make this dog-friendly walk your family’s new holiday tradition.

Dec 13, 9:30 p.m.- 2:00 a.m. Geminid Meteor Showers with Dr. Alex Storrs, Towson University & Dr. Joel Goodman. Watch the skies with Stardoc Dr Joel Goodman and Towson University Astrophysicist Alex Storrs. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak! This year the new moon will guarantee perfect “dark” conditions to view meteors and other wonders in the skies. Wear WARM clothing. Bring beach chairs and blankets, thermal cups. We’ll have the hot chocolate! If raining or snowing, the program is cancelled. FREE. The Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock.

Dec 15, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Holiday Pizza & a Movie at the Gary J Arthur Community Center. Join us to watch the holiday favorite “Elf” (rated PG). The movie begins at 5:30 pm. and is shown in our comfy movie lounge. Your movie ticket includes pizza and a soda. Pre-registration is required. $2 for members and $4 for non-members.

Dec 31, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Midnight at 7.  See Howard County dazzle with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display! Celebrate with your family and friends. Walk through the animated light displays; enjoy food, music and other exciting activities as the Symphony of Lights comes to a close. Fireworks at 7:00 p.m.