Community News and Programs
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The below community notices are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System.
Community Fair – African American Community Roundtable
AACR is sponsoring a FREE health fair on Sat., June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Long Reach High School. Healthcare practitioners, experts and vendors will offer healthy food cooking demonstrations; and free healthy food. Professionals will also provide information sessions related to fitness; Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia; chemical peels and sun safety; Sickle Cell anemia; health and mental health wellness. Those attending may also get dental screenings for children ages 2-12; as well as Diabetes; colon and prostate cancer. Public training sessions on Narcan for Opioid overdose and CPR and first aid methods will be provided. There will also be entertainment and raffles. Exhibitor booths are still available. Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Baseball Camp – UMBC
Camps will be 6/25 – 6/29; 7/9 – 7/13; 7/16 – 7/20; 7/23 – 7/27 and 7/30 – 8/3. Ages 6-12, $355/week, Lunch provided, Before and after care available. Emai for more information: UMBCBaseballCamps.com.
JA SUPER Summer Camp – Junior Achievement of Central Maryland
JA SUPER Summer Camp runs June 25 – 29 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at JA’s headquarters at 10711 Red Run Blvd., Suite 110, Owings Mills, MD. Admission is $250, which includes a camp T-shirt, enrichment materials and fun souvenirs from the JA BizTown shops. For more information or to register, contact Rebecca Golloub at email@example.com or 410-753-3292.
FREE Summer Concert – Glen Mar Church
Two free summer concerts at the church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City. Ken and Brad Kolodner will perform old-time folk music with Rachel Eddy on Fri, June 29, 7 p.m. and the Federal Brass of the U.S. Army Field Band will perform on Thurs, Aug. 16, 7 p.m. It brings a unique and innovative approach to chamber music. For more information, visit http://glenmarumc.org/gmcevents/summerconcerts/ or call 410-465-4995 ext. 209.
Theatre Classes & Summer Camps – Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts
Summer Theatre Camp, July 2-13, Mon. – Fri., 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., ages 6-12 St. Johns Parish Day School, Ellicott City Production: Elf The Musical, Jr. Visit http://cctarts.org/ for more information.
Young World Leaders, Social Entrepreneurship – Sandy Springs School
July 8-Aug. 4, Georgetown University (day and boarding options)
This four-week course equips high school students with the leadership and entrepreneurial skills to create innovative solutions to address social issues that are meaningful to them.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply visit: https://youngworldleaders.campbrainregistration.com/ and for additional information visit: http://youngworldleaders.org/young-world-leaders/
Summer at Bethany – Bethany United Methodist Church
- Session One, Rolling Rivers Rampage, July 9-13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Session Two, AMPED, Extended day option, Aug. 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- Extended day option available, 12-5 p.m., with ClubSciKidz, Bethany UMC, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD.
For addition information or questions, contact Nancy Pitrone, 410-465-2919
Summer Tennis – Elkridge Youth Organization
The 2018 season will run from July 9-Aug. 25
- 7-8 year old League will play on Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 8:00-9:00 a.m.
- 9-10 year old League will play on Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m and Sat. 9:00-10:00 a.m.
- 11-14 year old League will play on Mon 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Sat. 10:00-11:00 a.m. The cost is $90 per participant. All of our activities take place at the 4 tennis courts at Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge. Please go to http://www.eyosports.org/Default.aspx?tabid=198538 to register. If you have questions, feel free to send them to email@example.com.
Journey Camp – Women’s Giving Circle
Cost and Scholarship Information: Tuition for Journey Camp is $895, including a $100 deposit. Financial assistance is available.
Rising Stars: Session II Camp – Slayton House
July 16-July 27, 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 10400 Cross Fox Lane Columbia MD.
Rising Stars: Session III – Slayton House
July 30-Aug. 10, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia
Learning Opportunities for High School Students – HopeWorks
HopeWorks is offering FREE leadership and learning opportunities for high school students. New Rules: Youth Action for Consent is a half-day summer program running this July 23-27. The Youth Leadership Project meets monthly during the school year for social justice learning and service opportunities. Apply today! More information at www.wearehopeworks.org or by calling 410-997-0304.
Kindergarten, Here We Come – Howard County Library
This 45 – 60-minute class for children entering Kindergarten this fall features stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus. Cosponsored by Friends & Foundation of HCLS and Howard County Public School System. Classes begin July 30. Registration opens one week prior to the start of classes at each branch. Registration and complete list of dates and times at http://hclibrary.org/classes-events/
Moving Up to Middle School
In this 60-minute class for students starting sixth grade this fall, meet new classmates, discuss the big move, and learn the secrets to success. Compete in a book bag relay and combination lock time-trial! Classes begin Aug. 1. Registration opens two weeks prior to the start of classes at each branch. Registration and complete list of dates and times at http://hclibrary.org/classes-events/
Camp BaltiCode – Loyola University Maryland
Camp occurs July 30-Aug. 3, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Cost is $20. Calling all 11 and 12 year old girls in the Baltimore area. Camp BaltiCode at Loyola University Maryland’s Baltimore campus is a camp for girls to become makers, coders, and designers. No computer science experience necessary. For more information, please visit http://balticode.cs.loyola.edu or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Mental Health First Aid – Howard County General Hospital
FREE – For Howard County Residents only, Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Howard County General Hospital, Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD. Website: www.hcgh.org
Contact: Janice Stanton, email@example.com or visit, https://events.hcgh.hopkinsmedicine.org/event/special-events/youth-mental-health-first-aid
In this class, parents, teachers, school staff, neighbors, and other concerned citizens will learn how to assist youth (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or in crisis. This class is a community course, not recommended for mental health professionals.