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.

August 16, 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Just For Me. A class at the East Columbia 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. Offered again 8/19 at 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. at the Central Branch; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

August 16, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us every Friday 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.

August 17, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Essentials in Babysitting. $50. Teens 11-14 will learn to manage children, create a safe environment, and apply basic emergency techniques. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD.

August 17, 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). Also offered 8/17 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Branch. Offered again 8/19 at 7 p.m. at Miller Branch. University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. No registration required.

August 17-21, Various times and Branches. Kindergarten, Here We Come. Stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. For children entering Kindergarten this fall; 45- 60 min. Cosponsored by Friends of Howard County Library and Howard County Public School System. Registration is required; contact your Branch for more information or to register.

August 18, 7:00-11:30 a.m. Athleta TriColumbia Iron Girl Triathlon. Come and watch or participate with Team Conquer Cancer benefiting the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center To join the team, learn to run, or participate as a relay member, at all levels of ability, call Anita at 410-740-7570 or email: abrocco1@jhmi.edu.

August 19, 10:15 & 11:15 a.m. Wiggleworms. Wiggle the waggles away with songs your wiggleworms will love at Elkridge Branch. Ages infant-5 with adult; 30 min. No registration required.

August 19, 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.

August 19, 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 complimentary bag of cosmetics. Registration: 1-888-535-4555. Free. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

August 19-22, Various times and Branches. Movin’ Up To Middle School. Starting sixth grade? Meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial! Registration is required; contact your Branch for more information or to register.

August 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Support Group. This group, facilitated by Mary Dowling, LCSW-C meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Free. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.

August 22, 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 August 8 release form. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

August 22, 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.

August 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Living with Breast Cancer Support Group. This group facilitated by Mary Dowling, LCSW-C for patients with a stage IV cancer diagnosis meets each fourth Thursday of the month. Registration requested. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.

August 23, 2-6:00 p.m. HCGH Farmers’ Market. Join us every Friday 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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