Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise!

September 20, 10:30 a.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.

September 20, 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 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 9/23 at 10:15 & 11:30 a.m. at the Central Branch. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. Also offered 9/24 at 2:00 p.m at Miller Branch. Tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. Elkridge Branch offers this class on 9/25 at 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. No registration required.

September 20-24, Various times and Branches. Play Partners. Stories, baby games, and musical activities. Ages infant-23 months with adult; 20-30 min. Contact your Branch for registration requirements.

September 21, 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.

September 21, 10:00 a.m. Ask A Master Gardener. Discuss gardening questions and concerns at the Miller Branch. April through September. Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (except holiday weekends). University of Maryland Extension – Howard County Master Gardeners. Also offered 9/21 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Branch. No registration required. Offered again at Miller Branch on 9/23, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. No registration required.

September 21, 10:30 a.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.

September 22, 10 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. CUTS Against Cancer- Annual Haircut-a-thon benefitting the Howard County General Hospital Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.  Lobbies of the Medical Pavilion at Howard County, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 23, 10:15 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. What’s the Sense?: The Five Senses. Explore the five senses and how we use them at Miller Branch. Ages 3-5; 30 min. Multi-week series. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class.

September 23, 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.

September 23, 7:00 p.m. Meet the Author: Brian Boyle. Brian Boyle spent two months in a medically-induced coma after suffering a near fatal car accident at the age of 18. In Iron Heart: the True Story of How I Came Back From the Dead, he recounts how he finished the Hawaii Ironman race in 2007, just three years after being in the intensive care unit. It was one of the greatest sports comebacks ever. The book has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, NBC’s Today Show, and ESPN. The American Red Cross has twice named Brian Boyle as Spokesperson of the Year. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950. In partnership with the American Red Cross. Red Cross Bloodmobile: 2 – 8:30 pm.

September 24 – 26, 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. All Together Now classes now available at HCLS Savage Branch Express. For more information or to register call 410.880.5975 or register online.

September 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Quilting Support Group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month to learn quilting and hand piecing techniques and to for time to work on projects. Free. Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD. Call 410-740-5858 for more information.

September 24 or September 26. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Prenatal Exercise Taught by a Certified Instructor. Physician permission required. Eight-week session beginning Tuesdays on 9/24, 6:30–7:30 p.m. or Thursdays on 9/26, 6:30–7:30 p.m. $88/eight sessions. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 26, 10:30 a.m. I’m Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister! Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings at the East Columbia Branch. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding a baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 – 45 min. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15-30 minutes before class. In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. A Well & Wise Event.

September 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Smoke-Free Lungs. Education and support for those wanting to quit or who have quit. Attend one or all sessions. 9/26, 10/17 or 11/14. Free. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

September 26, 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.

September 28, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. “Adults: Navigating to Better Health” Health Fair. Participate in essential screenings including total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index. Receive information on heart disease and diabetes prevention as well as healthy lifestyle demonstrations, healthy food and gifts that promote good health. Free. At the Mall in Columbia (The Columbia Mall).

September 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Medicare 102: Why Medicare Isn’t Enough. Learn about Medicare Advantage/Health Plans (Part C) and Medicare Supplement Policies (Medigap). What should you consider when deciding which Medicare choices are right for you? Understand how plans vary, your costs, and when is the best time to enroll. Learn how to protect yourself and Medicare from healthcare fraud. Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), Howard County Office on Aging. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

October 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Get the Skinny on Weight Loss. Research shows a healthy weight is important for better health. Make the decision to weigh less now and learn a new perspective that will support you in your weight-loss management. Presented by Raj Dua, M.D. Free. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia MD.

 


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