Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

calendar_2015_blogMonday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening at Savage Branch. Free, walk-in blood pressure screening and monitoring offered by Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event. No registration required.

Monday, September 14, 7:00 p.m. Calming Crafts at Miller Branch. Research shows that creative activities can boost serotonin levels. Join us to use artistic expression to improve your mood. All levels of artistic ability welcome. Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410-313-1950.

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. CPR Class at Savage Branch. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and kills someone every two minutes in the United States. Learn to save someone’s life in this class that teaches the simple steps of Hands-Only CPR for victims over the age of eight years old. Discover how to recognize sudden cardiac arrest, how to perform Hands-Only CPR, and how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This is a non-certification class. In partnership with Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m. $88 for 8 sessions. Prenatal Exercise with gentle stretching and light exercises to help condition birth muscles and enhance well-being to help prepare your body for the birthing process. For prenatal mothers only. Held in the Howard County General Hospital’s Wellness Center.

Thursday, September 17, 6:00 p.m. Babysitting 101 at East Columbia Branch. Learn the essentials of babysitting with a University of Maryland Extension instructor. Participants receive a certificate (must attend all three sessions): Sep 10, 17 & 24. Well & Wise event. Ages 13 & up. If you would like a reminder for this class, please provide an email address. Register online or by calling 410-313-7700.

Monday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Healthy Eating on the Go! Join us for a discussion on eating healthy in a fast-paced world. Learn how the new food label can help you make better choices when dining out and how you can prepare healthy, low-cost lunches at home. The seminar is in the Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center.