Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise

June 14, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us for the HCGH Farmers Market. Keep your family healthy with fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, eggs, meat and other farm products grown and produced on local Howard County Farms. New vendors this year include Misty Meadows Milk and a jewelry vendor once a month. Market is at the rear of Visitor Lot C at HCGH.

June 14 or June 19. 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

June 17, 3:30 p.m. Look Good… Feel Better. This American Cancer Society program provides a free workshop by a licensed cosmetologist. Women undergoing cancer treatment learn to manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment and receive a complementary bag of cosmetics. To register call 1.888.535.4555.

June 18, 10-11:00 a.m. Summer Yoga for Patients, Caregivers and Survivors. This class will meet Tuesdays through August 27th. Registration required. Call 410.964.9100 for more information.

June 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Support Group. Facilitated by Mary Dowling, LCSW-C. Meets the third Wednesday of each month. Registration is required. Call the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at 410 740-5858 for more information.

June 21, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us for the HCGH Farmers Market. Keep your family healthy with fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, eggs, meat and other farm products grown and produced on local Howard County Farms. New vendors this year include Misty Meadows Milk and a jewelry vendor once a month. Market is at the rear of Visitor Lot C at HCGH.

June 22, 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.

June 22, 11:00 a.m. Birding Basics: Breeding Activities and Nest Selection. Step outside at the Miller Branch, and earn about birds that breed in Howard County and how to select a birdhouse. Geared toward beginner adult bird watchers; children welcome when accompanied by an adult. Presented by Howard County Bird Club member and Master Naturalist Susan Polniaszek. The class begins inside and includes a visit to the Enchanted Garden. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

June 24, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Go Figure. Explore early math concepts inspired by children’s literature and everyday activities at the Central Branch. Ages 3-5 with adult; 45 min. Multi-week series. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.

June 24, 3:00 p.m. Bats! Beasts or Benefactors? Explore the bat-ground of these amazing mammals at the Glenwood Branch with Richard Anderson from The Snyder Foundation for Animals. Discuss myths and learn how bats cause beneficial changes in the environment. Includes specimens to identify bat characteristics and an opportunity to touch the specimens. Ages 5 & up; 60 min. Register online or by calling 410.313.5579.

June 25, 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. Offered again 6/26 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required.

June 25, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Worm Science. Come to the Miller Branch to learn about worms and how they navigate the earth. Create a worm hotel. Ages 7-10; 45 min. Ticket required. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

June 25, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Neal Barnard: Power Foods for the Brain. Neal Barnard, M.D., noted nutrition researcher and New York Times bestselling author, comes to the Miller Branch to  discuss the connection between nutrition and physical and mental health. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, his clinical research revolutionized the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. In his latest book, Power Foods For the Brain, Barnard reveals how simple diet changes can protect the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer’s, and he offers valuable tips and insights on how to boost brain health. Books available for purchase and signing. A Meet the Author event. Presented in partnership with Howard County Department of Citizen Services and Office on Aging. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

June 26, 7:00 p.m. Science Club. Explore STEM concepts in this monthly class for science lovers at the Miller Branch. Ages 11-17. Register for each date separately. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

June 27, 11:oo a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Summer Garden Scavenger Hunt. How well do you know the Enchanted Garden at the Miller Branch? Race against the clock to find garden treasures, then enjoy a cool treat. Ages 8-10; 60 min. Ticket and signed release form required. Click here for the release form. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 27, 4:30 p.m. Enchanted Garden Club. Discover the joys of gardening at the Miller Branch. Learn gardening basics, and help grow flowers, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Be prepared to get your hands dirty while growing healthy habits. Ages 9-11; 90 min; Registration and signed release form required for each session. Click here for the June 27 release form. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

June 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Hernia: Common Types and Today’s Treatments. Johns Hopkins general surgeon, Dr. Kevin Pei, will explain the different types of hernia, what causes them, when treatment is indicated, and the latest treatment approaches available today. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive. FREE. Registration required.

June 27, 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.7-8:00 p.m. FREE. HCGH Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. Call 410 964-9100 x5 for more information and to register.

June 28, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us for the HCGH Farmers Market. Keep your family healthy with fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, eggs, meat and other farm products grown and produced on local Howard County Farms. New vendors this year include Misty Meadows Milk and a jewelry vendor once a month. Market is at the rear of Visitor Lot C at HCGH.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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