Community News and Programs
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The below community notices are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System.
Family Food Drive-S.A.F.E. Supplying Allergy Friendly and Emergency –Food Pantry, Inc.
In honor of Celiac Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week, S.A.F.E. Food Pantry is hosting Family-Led Food Drives throughout the month of May. Please help those with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity and Food Allergies living with food scarcity by helping stock our dedicated shelves at the Howard County Food Bank with safe food. For more information on the program and drop-off locations, please visit http://www.safefoodpantry.org/family-food-drive.html or contact S.A.F.E. Food Pantry at email@example.com or 443-741-1060.
Journey, a Leadership Development Program for Middle School Girls – Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County
At Journey, presented by Maryland Leadership Workshops, each young woman identifies her own leadership strengths, skills, and challenges in a fun and supportive environment. With engaging workshops, fun activities, and a group project that focuses on influential Howard County women, Journey girls leave this program with enhanced self-esteem, confidence, and connection to their own Howard County community. For more information visit https://womensgivingcircle.org/programs/journey/ or http://mlw.org/, or call Anita Anderson at 301-444-8623.
AFS Exchange Students – AFS USA, Inc.
Next school year, some twenty AFS exchange students from around the world will come to Howard County for a life-changing year. Exchange students live in a family such as yours and attend your local HS. Host families volunteer to provide room and board for a student and get to know a great kid and learn more about a different part of our world.
If you would like to hear more about the process of becoming a host family or any other aspect of our program, please contact Christina McGarvey at 410-997-7087 or AFSBaltimore@gmail.com
2018 Spring After – School Classes & Summer Camps – Amazing Futures Foundation
Children unleash their full potential with P.E.T. Power. Children learn to create P.E.T.s, Positive Empowering Thoughts that chase away A.N.T.s, Automatic Non-supportive Thoughts. See details including HCPSS locations, specific topics and online registration links at: http://www.smashingants.com/
SAC Juniors Program – Soccer Association of Columbia
Fun-filled introduction to Soccer, SAC offers six, one-hour weekday or weekend sessions for ages 3-4 throughout the year in Howard County, topics include, body awareness, agility, balance and ball control. To register go to http://www.sackick.com/home/. For more information about any of our programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Clinic Season – Soccer Association of Columbia
The league is open to players with birth years 2012 and 2013. Gender based teams meet for eight weeks on Saturday mornings and focus on skills, teamwork and the basics of soccer beginning in April. For more information about any of our programs, contact email@example.com.
Spring Rec Soccer – Thunder Soccer Club
Registration is now open. Practices will be held on Wednesdays and games on the weekends. For more information visit our website: https://thundersoccerclub.demosphere-secure.com/programs-1/recreation
After School Cheerleading – SUPERSQUADS
Cheerleading teams are starting soon for a 12-week session right after school once a week. Learn cheers, dances, tumbling, building & more. Register at http://www.supersquads.org/ or contact us at 410-796-2244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Scouts Recruiting – Cub Scouts
May 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bollman Bridge Elementary School, 8200 Savage Guilford Rd, Jessup, MD. Cub Scout Pack 617 is recruiting new scouts. Boys and Girls from K-4th grade looking for fun and adventure. Come learn about our program and all of the benefits it will provide your child including leadership and outdoors experiences. Visit www.pack617.org or contact: email@example.com
SAT Math Boot Camp – Howard County Library
May 29-June 16, 3:30 p.m., Glenwood Branch, Howard County Library System, 2350 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD. Contact: Lori Conforti, 410-313-5577.
Enhance your math savvy to improve your SAT score. Relieve test anxiety by taking practice tests in a low-risk environment and gain full comprehension of what to expect on test day. Graphing calculators recommended.
Registration required: https://hclibrary.org/classes-events/
Columbia Neighborhood Swim League – Columbia Association
Check out the program at no cost from May 29 – June 1. Registration required beginning June 4.
More information available at ColumbiaAssociation.org/cnsl or call 410-312-6332.
History to Life – Benjamin Banneker Park
June 9 and 10, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Benjamin Banneker Historical Museum, 300 Oella Ave. Colonial craftsmen, tradesmen, musicians and soldiers bring history each day along with children’s activities and farm animals. The Jubilee Voices will perform songs of freedom, and Celest Swann will demonstrate Native American dances. Free admission with a $5.00 donation for parking. For additional information, visit https://www.colonialmarketfair.com/ or call 410-887-1081.
Swim Lessons – Columbia Association
Summer classes start June 18, learn to swim at one of CA’s indoor or outdoor pools. Open to all ages and skill levels.
Discounts available for income qualified members. More information available at ColumbiaPools.org or call 410-312-6332.
2018 Track and Field Camp – Crosslife Community Church
Mon., June 18-Fri. June 22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., Track Meet on Friday
Location: Long Reach High School, $65 first camper, discounts for additional family campers
Register at http://crosslifeevents.org/trackandfield/
Theatre Classes & Summer Camps – Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts
Summer Theatre Camps:
- Session 1: June 18-29, Mon – Fri, 9-3, ages 6-12, St. Johns Parish Day School, Ellicott City Production: The Music Man, Jr.
- Session 2: July 2-13, Mon – Fri 9-3, ages 6-12, St. Johns Parish Day School, Ellicott City
- Production: Little Mermaid Jr.
Visit http://cctarts.org/ for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Youth Baseball Camp – UMBC
Camps will be 6/18 – 6/22; 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. For addition information, visit UMBCBaseballCamps.com
Boys Tryouts – Columbia Soccer Club
Columbia Soccer Club is an affordable travel soccer club for serious soccer players. CSC is seeking interested players for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 season. Please visit https://csc-soccer.weebly.com/ for more information