Upcoming Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise!

Summer Tuesdays, 10:00- 11:00 a.m. Summer Yoga for Patients, Caregivers and Survivors. Join instructor Heather Thamer through August 27th for gentle stretching. Registration and payment required ahead of time. Call Healing Point at 410-964-9100 for more information. 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

Every Wednesday 10:00 a.m.- noon: Knitting and Crochet Support Group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Join us each week for instruction, directions and good times for the beginning or advanced needler. Free. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.


July 26, 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 26, 8:30-2:30 p.m.
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. 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

July 27, 9:00- 11:00 a.m.
Home Sweet Home (Children’s Stay Home Alone Course). Is your child almost ready to stay home alone? What do you need to do to make it a safe environment? What does your child need to learn before he can be left alone? This free course for parents and children ages 8-12 will teach safe and fun ways for children to stay at home alone. Please be sure to register your children individually. A completed waiver form is due before the beginning of class. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive. FREE. Registration required.

July 27, 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.

July 27, 10:00 a.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 at the Glenwood Branch. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

July 27, 10:00 a.m.
Ask A Master Gardener. Discuss gardening questions and concerns at the Miller Branch. April through September. Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. No registration required.Offered again 7/29 at 7 p.m. at the Miller Branch.

July 29, 10:00 a.m. HiTech.
Experience the latest technology and software at the East Columbia Branch in the HCLS HiTech STEM digital media lab. Explore science, technology, engineering, and math via hands-on video, music, game app, and e-book projects created in collaboration with other students. Ages 11-18.

July 29, 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. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. Also offered 10:30 a.m. at the Glenwood Branch; register online or by calling 410.313.5579. Offered again 7/31 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the Elkridge Branch; no registration required. Also offered 8/2 at 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. at the East Columbia Branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 29, 4:00 p.m.
Genetics Biology & Nanotechnology (Session B). Come to East Columbia to learn about how DNA works and its various applications in nanotechnology. Ages 11-18. Please only register for one session. (Session B) Monday, July 29; Tuesday, July 30; and Wednesday, July 31. Register online or by calling 410.313.7700.

July 29, 7:00 p.m.
Mind-Body Connection and Health. Sharon Burns, RN, BSN, MA, and certified holistic practitioner, comes to the Central Branch to explore the connection between stresses of life, emotional pain, and physical breakdown. Includes lessons on self-healing based on the Chakra Energy System. A Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

July 30, 4:30 p.m. My Friend the Firefghter.
Meet firefighter Rich at the Miller Branch and learn about fire safety. Families; 30 – 45 min. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

July 31, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m.
Sunflowers and Professor Fibonacci. Discover mathematical patterns found in sunflowers, pine cones, and throughout nature while learning about a famous mathematician and exploring the garden at the Miller Branch. Ages 7-9; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required. Click here for the release form. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

July 31, 2:00 p.m.
C.S.I. Owl Pellets. With a focus on ecology and biology, students study the nature of food chains and the role of predators in the ecosystem by dissecting the sterilized pellets of Barn Owls. Use investigative skills to figure out what the owl ate! Ages 11-17. A teen Sci-Tech class. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

July 31, 7:00 p.m.
Food Detectives. Experiment with different foods at the Miller Branch and discover what’s really in your favorite fast-food meal. Ages 11-17. A teen Sci-Tech class. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

August 1, 7:00 p.m.
Ultimate Upcycling with Plastic. What to do with all that plastic? Why recycle when you can upcycle! Have fun turning trash into art at the Glenwood Branch. For adults and teens. Register online or by calling 410.313.5577.

August 1, 7:00 p.m.
Bulbs. The waning days of summer present the ideal time to plant bulbs. Judy Petersen comes to the Miller Branch to present a whirlwind tour of bulbs: their history, nature, selection, planting, care, and Latin names. Discussion includes the popular narcissus, tulip and lily. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. The class begins inside and includes a visit to the Enchanted Garden. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

August 5, noon- 1:00 p.m. Healing Touch
. Learn the connection between everyday stresses of life, emotional pain and physical breakdown. Included will be lessons on self-healing based on the Chakra Healing System. Spirited presentation & discussion led by Sharon Burns, RN, BSN, MA, Reiki Master. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD Call 410 740-5858 for more information.

August 6, 3:30 p.m. Care Giver’s Support Group:
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. or the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.- noon. (Saturday group is on hiatus for the summer). FREE. Registration is required. Call the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at 410 740-5858 for more information. 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

August 6, 5:30-9:00 p.m. Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED.
$55. Learn the skills needed to clear an airway obstruction, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD.

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