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 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.

July 20, 10:00 a.m. Ask a Master Gardener. Come to the Glenwood Branch to discuss gardening questions and concerns with Master  Maintain a healthy garden for a healthy life with the Master Gardeners of Howard County. Discuss gardening questions and concerns. Mondays, 7 – 8:30 pm. April through September. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. No registration required. Also offered at the Miller Branch  7/20 at 10:00 a.m. and  7/22 at 7 p.m.

July 22, 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 7/23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Glenwood Branch;  register online or by calling 410.313.5579. Offered 7/24 at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required. Offered again on 7/26 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the East Columbia Branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 22, 4:30 p.m. Microbiology Lab. Grow and learn about different microorganisms and perform cool experiments with bacteria at East Columbia. Ages 11-18. Monday, July 22; Tuesday, July 23; and Wednesday, July 24 . HiTech is supported in part by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IMLS. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

July 22, 6:30 p.m. Teen Iron Chef: Battle Salad. Compete in Howard County Library System’s 4th annual Teen Iron Chef competition at Miller Branch. Use ingredients from the Enchanted Garden to create the ultimate summer salad. The teen with the most nutritious, most delicious, and best looking salad will be awarded a prize and named Howard County Library System’s 2013 Teen Iron Chef. Ages 11-17. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

July 25, 3 & 7 p.m. Spy Academy. Attend Spy Academy training at the Miller Branch and discover if you have the talents to be a spy! Try to survive a “mine” and “laser” field, study spy gear, and make cool crafts. Ages 7-10, 60 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 25, 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 July 25 release form. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

July 25, 7:00 p.m.  College Admissions and Survival. Come to the Central Branch to learn how to be accepted into the college of your choice and what to do once when it happens. Find the answers to all your college-related questions: SATs vs ACTs, writing a winning application essay, what to do with your summer, having a car on campus, and how to pick the perfect dorm. Bring your questions about getting into and staying in college. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

July 25, 7:00 p.m. The Farmers Market Chef: Heirlooms in Your Garden. July is National Culinary Arts Month. Taste varieties of heirloom vegetables you can grow or buy at the Farmers Market, and learn how to prepare and preserve them. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

July 25, 7:00 p.m. What’s in Season? Enjoy Maryland’s abundant fruits and vegetables, eat healthy, and support local farmers and chefs. Come to the Miller Branch to learn what produce is in season, how to select the best, tips on growing, and how to prepare it for delicious and nutritious meals. Presented by Lynn Moore of Larriland Farm and celebrated chef Christopher Lewis of The Iron Bridge Wine Company. The class begins inside and includes a visit to the Enchanted Garden. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.