Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

January 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Living with Breast Cancer. This group is designed to meet the needs of breast cancer patients with a Stage IV diagnosis. This safe, welcoming group provides encouragement, support and education and meets on the 4th Thursday of each month. FREE. HCGH Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. Call 410 964-9100 x5 for more information and to register.

January 26, 10-11:30. Together We Thrive. Patient support group offered for men and women diagnosed with cancer, where participants can share, explore, and be encouraged in a safe environment. This group meets the 4th Saturday of each month. FREE. HCGH Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.  Call 410 740-5858 for more information and to register.

January 26, 2:00 p.m. Math Circle. Are you good at math? Do you love numbers? Join the HCLS Math Circle at the East Columbia Branch to learn about patterns and intricacies in the world of mathematics. Use logic and problem solving skills to solve brain teasing problems. Ages 11-14. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

January 28, 7-8:30 p.mKitchen Wisdom: Nutrition and Delicious Meals.  They say that variety is the spice of life!  In part 2 of the Healthy Weight, Healthy You series, sample food and learn how to spice up healthy meals with herbs and seasonings for a variety of taste.  FREE. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive Columbia.

January 28, 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 1/29 at the Miller Branch at 2 & 7 p.m.

January 28, 11:30 a.m. Just For Me. Classes 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. Also offered 1/29 at 10:15 & 11:15 at East Columbia Branch—tickets available at Children’s Desk at 10:30 a.m. Also on 1/29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Glenwood Branch; register online or by calling 410.313.5579. And 1/30 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required. Also on And again on 1/30 at 7 p.m at the Miller Branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

January 29, 7:00-9:00 p.mSmoke-Free Lungs.  Do you want to give up smoking but don’t know where to begin? Learn tips for quitting your tobacco habit and master long-term success.  This program provides support and education for those wanting to quit as well as support for those who already have quit. Attend one or more sessions- according to your needs. FREE. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive Columbia.

January 30, 7:00 p.m. Meet The Author: George E. Leary Jr. George E. Leary Jr., M.A., will speak at the East Columbia Branch. He provides mental health services to addicts and those living with HIV/AIDS. He established and operated two recovery houses in Baltimore, Maryland, and served for nine years on a mobile crisis intervention team. In his book, What’’s Wrong With My Kid?, he applies his personal trials and professional expertise to provide a practical and compassionate guide for parents. Learn what to do if you suspect your child may be headed down a dangerous road. In partnership with HC DrugFree. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

January 30, 5:30- 9:00 p.m. Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED. This course will teach you the skills needed to clear an airway obstruction perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and teach you how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). At the successful completion of this course, you will earn a two- year American heart Association completion card. $55.  HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive Columbia.