Upcoming Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise

Howard County classes and events for the whole family to enjoy!

February 23,  7:00 p.m. Evening In The Stacks: Sparkle And Spurs. Join us for a spectacular evening in the grand new HCLS Miller Branch featuring live music, literary entertainment, silent auction, and fine food and drink. HCLS Signature Event. Cocktail attire. Black tie optional. Sparkly accessories and boots encouraged.

February 23, 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.

February 26, 10:30 a.m. Just For Me. 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. Also offered 2/27 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required.

February 27, 7:00 p.m. Terrariums: A Garden Under Glass. Design and create a garden under glass at the Miller Branch. Ages 11-17.  Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

February 28, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. The World Around Me. A class at the Miller 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. Offered again on 2/22 at 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. at the East Columbia Branch.

March 7, 6:00-8:00 p.mDon’t Be Defeeted! Foot, heel and ankle problems can really limit your daily activities. Join orthopedic specialist Dr. Ricardo Cook to discuss common complications and injuries, and the most effective physical therapy, medications and surgical options. FREE, but registration is required.  Call 410-740-7602 for more information.

March 15 OR March 20th. Living With Diabetes.  Have you recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have you been living with diabetes and would like to improve your health? Our diabetes specialists will teach you how to change your habits, give you practical, attainable solutions for staying healthy and design a diabetes management plan to fit your lifestyle. Living with Diabetes is a two-day, interactive, group course taught by an endocrinologist, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian, psychologist, podiatrist, and exercise specialist. Choose a day program or a condensed evening program. Day classes are held Friday and the following Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Evening classes are held Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program.  The Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital. For more information or to register, please call 443-718-3000

March 25, 7-0:00 p.m. Common Gastrointestinal ConditionsLearn about common gastrointestinal issues, screening recommendations, and treatment approaches to conditions that can be a sign of something more serious. Presented by gastroenterologist Preston Kim, M.D. FREE.  Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine Wellness Center. 10710 Charter Drive.

March 27, 7-8:30 p.m. The ABCs of Adult Blindness. Age-related Macular Degeneration, Blepharoptosis (drooping eyelids), Cataracts and more. Are you always the last one in the car to read the road signs? Wondering why you can’t read the newspaper anymore? Join us as we explore common reasons for vision impairment and find out what can be done to improve your eyesight. Presented by Vanessa Lima, M.D. FREE. Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine Wellness Center. 10710 Charter Drive.

April 23, 6-8:00 p.m. Shouldering the Burden. Having difficulty raising your arm or lifting things? Common shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff and labrum tears, as well as degenerative conditions like arthritis can cause joint pain and limit motion. Johns Hopkins orthopedic surgeonDr. Uma Srikumaran will discuss surgical and other options to lighten your load. FREE.Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine Wellness Center. 10710 Charter Drive.