Classes & Events to Keep You Well & Wise

calendar_2015_blogSunday & Monday, September 6 & 7, 2015: Howard County Library System Will Be CLOSED in Observance of Labor Day. 

Tuesday, September 8, 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: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Well & Wise event.

Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. I’m Going to Be a Big Brother or Sister at Miller 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. Ticket required. Well & Wise event. In partnership with Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Thursday, September 10, 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.

Thursday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. Sustainability and Happiness at Central Branch. Dr. Sabrina Fu teaches science and environmental management at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and is a master watershed steward in Howard County. She conducts a conversation about what makes us happy, what happiness studies have shown, and the overlap between working toward sustainability and happiness. Well & Wise event. Register online or by calling 410-313-7800.

Monday/Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov. 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.-Noon. $64. Fitness Fun for Seniors is for those 60 and older. Exercise to music at your own pace for fitness, flexibility and fun. Class includes stretching and low-impact exercise. Held in the Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center.

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.