Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

2012 CalendarJanuary 5, 11:00 a.m. Rubber Duckie Twist & Shout!. Celebrate Rubber Duckie’s birthday with song, dance, and a story at the Glenwood Branch. Ages 2-5 with adult; 30 minutes. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579. Class is repeated at Glenwood Banch on 1/8 and 1/9 at 10:30 a.m. Classes also offered at the Miller Branch on 1/10 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

January 7, 10:15 a.m. Healthy Kids. Class at the Savage Branch to explore simple health concepts inspired by children’s literature. Multi-week series. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. Classes offered on 1/8 at the Miller Branch at 2 & 7 p.m.

January 7, 11:30 a.m. Just For Me. Class at the Savage 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. Also offered 1/8 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. At the East Columbia branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. Offered again on 1/9 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required. And 1/9 at 7 p.m. at Miller Branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

January 7, 3:30- 5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring at the Glenwood Branch offered by Howard County General Hospital. 3:30 – 5:30 pm. No registration required.

January 7, 7:00 p.m. Pruning. The bare branches of January and February present the ideal time to prune woody shrubs and trees. Joe DiGiovanni comes to the Miller Branch to discuss his pruning expertise through demonstrations and photos. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

January 8, 7:00 p.m. Guided Meditation. Guided meditation presented by Star Ferguson-Gooden, M.Ac., L.Ac., at the Miller Branch. Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. In addition to her Master’s degree in Acupuncture, Star Ferguson-Gooden holds a Professional Certificate in Energetic Healing and is faculty at Tai Sophia Institute. She and her husband co-own their practice, Sage Center for Wellness, in historic Ellicott City. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

January 9, 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. Classes offered again on 1/11 at 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. At the East Columbia Branch.

January 9, 7:00 p.m. Healthy Teeth And Mouths Can Save Your Life. Gingivitis leads to tooth loss and contributes to strokes, miscarriages, and heart disease. Learn the key facts at the East Columbia Branch about dental and oral systemic health from Dr. Damian Blum, DMD.  Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

January 10, 7:00 p.m. From Seeds To Seedlings. Discover how to jump start spring gardening. Presented at the Glenwood Branch by Jo Ann Russo. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

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