Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 Calendar

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.

January 2, 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.

January 2, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. The World Around Me. Classes at the Central Branch exploring simple social studies concepts inspired by children’s literature. Multi-week series. Ages 3-5; 45 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

January 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Prenatal Class for Your Early Pregnancy. This free class for parents to be and parents in their first trimester will learn about the early stages of prgnancy including your body’s phsical changes, your baby’s growth and easy ways to support your pregnancy. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia.

January 10, 7:00-9:00 p.mWhat is Pre-Diabetes? Has your doctor told you that you have pre-diabetes or risk factors for developing diabetes? This program will answer your questions. Our certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian will teach you how to make changes to prevent or delay an actual diabetes diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes but would like more information on how to manage your diagnosis, or information from endocrinologists, podiatrists and dieticians about how to live with diabetes, contact our Diabetes Management Program at Howard County General Hospital at 443-718-3000.

January 17, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Eyes of Children. Children’s learning is affected by their vision. Learn about eye health and safety, common complaints and what parents can do. presented by pediatric ophthalmaolgist Anya Trumler, M.D. Free.

January 18 or January 23. Living with Diabetes: Day or Evening Program. Living with Diabetes is a two-day, interactive, group course taught by an endocrinologist, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian, psychologist, podiatrist, and exercise specialist.   The class is held at The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital. Choose either a day program or a condensed evening program. Day classes will be held Friday and the following Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Evening classes are held Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program. For more information or to register, please call 443-718-3000.