Upcoming Classes and Events to Make You Well & Wise!

July Tuesdays, 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.

July , 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.

July 13, 2:00 p.m. African Experience Tour. An instructor from the African Art Museum of Maryland teaches about African art and culture at the Elkridge Branch. Learn about various objects, then try your hand at using them. Families; allow 90 min to 2 hours. No registration required.

July 15, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Just for Me. A class at the Central 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. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. Offered 7/16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Glenwood Branch;  register online or by calling 410.313.5579. Offered 7/17 at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required. Offered again on 7/19 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the East Columbia Branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 15, 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: a Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. 1st & 3rd Mondays; a Well & Wise event. No registration required.

July 15, 4:00 p.m. Epidemic: Infectious Diseases (Session A). LCome to the East Columbia Branch to learn about infectious diseases, how they are spread, and how disease detectives work to find and stop their spread using medical technology and nanotechnology. Participate in mock disease outbreaks around the globe to learn to identify and handle some of the most dangerous diseases, select the right medical or nanotechnology methods, and develop a communication pack to let others know. Being an Infectious Disease Detective has never been more fun!Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session.(Session A) Monday, July 15; Tuesday, July 16; Wednesday, July 17. HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Visit hclibrary.org/hitech_events. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

July 16, 11:00 a.m. Hawaiian Journey. Aloha! Start at the East Columbia Branch, and “journey” through the Hawaiian Islands as we explore legends and culture, and dance a little hula! Ages 7-11; 60 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 16, 6:00 p.m. Take a Walk on the Wild Side. Celebrate the wonder of the great outdoors with a hike, some surprise visitors, and s’mores! Ages 6-10; 45 min. Refreshments. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.

July 17, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. We Dig Science. Explore science topics at the Miller Branch with stories, facts, and fun activities. Ages 4-6; 30 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 17, 3:00 p.m. The Maryland Harvest. Come to the Miller Branch to learn about Maryland’s farm-to-table movement. The Maryland Harvest, a documentary about Maryland farms and farmers and the chefs who love them, takes us on a gastronomic tour of farms throughout the state with talented area chefs. In partnership with Howard County Tourism & Promotion, Howard County Economic Development Authority, and University of Maryland Extension, Howard County. The Maryland Harvest screening is offered in conjunction with the Annual Film Festival at Clark’s Elioak Farm on July 16, Howard County’s Summer Farm to Table Restaurant Weeks, and Howard County Farmers Market on Wednesdays at Miller Branch. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

July 17, 7:00 p.m. Fall Vegetable Gardening. Plan ahead at the Glenwood Branch for your fall vegetable garden. Extend your growing season with a late planting of vegetables that thrive as the temperatures fall. Presented by Kent Phillips. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

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

July 17, 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.

July 18, 2:00 p.m. Night Shift. When the sun sets, “night shift” animals come on duty! Join instructors from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore at the Miller Branch to learn about special senses that allow these animals to navigate in the dark, then test your nocturnal sensory skills. Ages 6-12; 50 min. Space is limited. Ticket s available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 19, 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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