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 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.

December 17, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. Holiday Twist And Shout. Learn the moves and dance to some holiday tunes at the Elkridge Branch. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 min. No registration required.

December 17, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital at the Glenwood Branch. No registration required.

December 17, 6:30 p.m. Holiday Singalong. Come to the Central Branch and spend time with your loved ones and community. Sing songs to celebrate the holidays and lift your spirits. All ages; 30 min. No registration required.

December 18, 10:30 a.m. Mini Milestones. Prepare your toddler as you learn about some mini-milestones at the Glenwood Branch. Ages 18-36 months with adult. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.

December 18, 10:30 a.m. Just For Me. A class 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.

December 20, 6:00 p.m. Erin & Friends. Come to the Glenwood Branch to soothe the savage breast brought on by the holiday stress. Listen to holiday chamber music in the cafe on Thursday evenings in December. Part of the “live on stage” series. No registration required.

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.