Classes & Events to Make You Well & Wise

calendar_2014smNotable Author: Dr. Pam Peeke at Miller Branch, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Registration begins May 2. Dr. Pam Peeke, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunger Fix, Fit to Live, Body-for-Life, and Fight Fat After Forty. A “Meet the Author” event. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

May 2, 3:00 p.m. 
Move with Games at Glenwood Branch. Exercise while competing with your friends on the Wii or XBox Kinect. Healthy snack provided. Ages 11-17. No registration required.

May 3, 2:00 p.m. I’m Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister at Elkridge Branch. Prepare for the arrival of a baby in this class for new siblings. Enjoy stories, activities, and bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to practice holding your baby. Resources for parents, too. Families; 30 – 45 min. In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Limited space; tickets available at Children’s Desk 15 minutes before class.

May 5, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Blood Pressure Screening at Glenwood Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital. Well & Wise event. No registration required.

May 5, 6:30 p.m. Move with Games at Elkridge Branch. Exercise while competing with your friends on the Wii or XBox Kinect. Healthy snack provided. Ages 11-17. No registration required.

May 5, 7:00 p.m. Guided Meditation at Miller Branch. Enjoy a guided mindfulness meditation designed to impart a feeling of peacefulness and connection. Please bring a cushion or meditation pillow. Presented by Star Ferguson, M.Ac., L.Ac. Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

May 7, 6:30 p.m. Map and Ship at Central Branch. Peggy Hoffman, division manager of Howard County Office on Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center, elucidates Maryland Access Point (MAP) and the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which assist older adults or individuals with disabilities. Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410.313.7800.

Tuesday, May 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Drug Abuse: It’s a Family Matter. Learn why drug abuse is a family disease in this two-part class. Part 1: Understand why people abuse drugs and the signs of abuse. Part 2: Learn the various classes of drugs of abuse, levels of treatment, and how treatment can be the right family solution. Recommended for parents of children of all ages. This program is not appropriate for children and teens. Presented by Joseph Gagliardi, M.D. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD.

May 9, 2-6 p.m. Howard County General Hospital’s Farmers Market opens for the season. Located in the rear of HCGH visitor Lot C, the market features farm-fresh produce and items from local farmers. For details and information about other Howard County Farmers Markets, click here.

May 13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Elkridge Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital. Well & Wise event. No registration required.

May 13 and May 15, 5-7 p.m. Skin Cancer Screening. Register for a free skin cancer screening on one of these nights. A dermatologist will examine one or two areas of concern. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD.

May 15, 4:30 p.m. Let’s Plant a Rainbow at Miller Branch. Blue potatoes, purple carrots? We can make it happen in a rainbow garden. Discover the vegetables that make a rainbow and keep you healthy. Then, join in planting a rainbow in the Enchanted Garden. Ages 6-8; 45 min. Registration and signed release form required. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

May 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Essentials in Babysitting. Are you ready to be a babysitter? Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to become a responsible babysitter, including how to effectively manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques. Marketing tips and age-appropriate activities for children will also be discussed. For children ages 11-13. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD.

May 19, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Glenwood Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital. Well & Wise event. No registration required.

May 20, 7:00 p.m. Save Your Knees: You’ll (K)Need Them for a Long Time! at Miller Branch. Learn how to reduce your risk of knee injury and what you can do now if you are experiencing knee pain. Presented by Christy Edwards, ACE Personal Trainer and owner of Aurora Fitness, and Leigh A. Roberts, DPT, OCS, and owner of L A R Physical Therapy. Christy Edwards has been an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer since 1994. Leigh A. Roberts is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

May 23, 4:00 p.m. Calling All Volunteers at East Columbia Branch. Make reading fun for kids and earn service learning hours. Volunteers assist HCLS instructors with the summer reading club and other tasks. To register for this orientation session, submit a volunteer application to the teen instructor at the branch where you would like to volunteer. Accepted applicants will be contacted to confirm registration. Ages 13-17.    Register by calling 410.313.7700. Calling All Volunteers at Glenwood Branch 5/28 at 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Register by calling 410.313.5577.

May 25, Howard County Library System Closed in Observance of Memorial Day.

May 27, 6:30 p.m. Invitation to the Ballet at Central Branch. Students of Misako Ballet perform classical ballet and contemporary dances. Children from the audience may learn a quick piece and perform it. Register online or by calling 410.313.7880.

May 29, 7:00 p.m. Trivia Night at Miller Branch. Exercise your brain and enjoy a fun-filled night of trivia, featuring five rounds of ten questions. Form a team or join a team at the event with other trivia night participants. Register online or by calling 410.313.1950.

May 30, 3:00 p.m. Move with Games at Glenwood Branch. Exercise while competing with your friends on the Wii or XBox Kinect. Healthy snack provided. Ages 11-17. No registration required.

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