Community News and Programs
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The below community notices are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System.
Parent Volunteers – HC DrugFree
Looking for Parent/Adult Volunteers, so whether you have an hour a month or 10 hours a week to volunteer, please email only to Admin@hcdrugfree.org
Election Judges Needed – Howard County Board of Elections
All registered voters 16 years old and up may serve. You must be available 6:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. on Election Day. Please sign up to work as an election judge. Earn $230.00, meet new people, and witness democracy in action. The Judge Department, Howard County Board of Elections, 410-313-5820, email@example.com.
Teen Advisory Council Meetings – HC Drugfree
Mon., Apr. 16, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.,The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Free pizza. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at http://www.hcdrugfree.org/ and teens must RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org
Teen Parenting Strategies – Howard County Government
FREE, pre-registration is required. Strengthening Relationships and Improving Behavior, Weds. Mar. 21, 7 p.m., Clarksville Middle School Media Center. Visit www.howardcountymd.gov/familyinstitute for additional information or call 410-313-1940.
Virtual College Visits – Howard County Library System
Sat., Mar. 24, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Glenwood Branch, Howard County Library System
Local expert Gail Jacobson shares the secrets to a successful college visit. Also, tour a variety of college campuses virtually using Google Expeditions headsets. Ages 13-19, parents welcome. Registration and signed release form required. The release form will be included in your confirmation email. Lori Conforti 410-313-5577 https://goo.gl/zLL1Pb
Spring Egg Hunt – Recreation and Parks
Sat., Mar. 24, 10:00 a.m., Rockburn ES, ages 2-10, Registration is required by Mar. 16. For more information, please contact Dave Grabowski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beauty and the Beast – The Columbia Figure Skating Club
Sat., Mar 24 – Sun, Mar. 25, 4:00-6:00 p.m, Columbia Ice Rink. We invite you to be our guest. Tickets are on sale now at our website http://www.columbiafsc.com/ ($15 for ages 3 and up, children under age 3 are free; $25 limited reserved center ice seating is available).
Teen Opportunities Fair – Howard County Government
Sat., Mar. 24, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m, Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD. The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services and Office of Workforce Development in partnership with HCPSS, invites you and your student to participate in the Teen Opportunities Fair. For more information, or to become an exhibitor, please contact Kori D. Jones at email@example.com or 410-313-0039.
Teddy Bear and Me Tea – Girl Scouts
Kindergarten through 2nd grade, Sun., Mar. 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Road, Highland, MD. Bring your favorite stuffed friend.
Contact Gay Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 301-740-0295
Staying Safe in Ocean City – HC DrugFree
HC DrugFree will offer 2 Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC programs. Adults and all students welcome to hear beach safety tips and beach-related police updates to keep your teen safe.
Mar. 27, 7:00 p.m., Howard High School auditorium, Apr. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in Mt. Hebron High School auditorium.
For more information, contact Admin@hcdrugfree.org
Navigating the College Application Process-Howard County Library Systems
Tues, Mar. 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Glenwood Branch, Howard County Library System
The college application process can be daunting, so let local expert Gail Jacobson guide you with successful strategies for applying and writing essays.
Ages 13-19. Parents encouraged to attend with their student. Contact: Lori Conforti 410-313-5577. Register: https://goo.gl/biyg8C
Schools Out Nature Program – Howard County Conservancy
Parents, do you need a place to send your child on scheduled days off school? Bring them to the Howard County Conservancy for a School’s Out Nature Program. With 2 locations conveniently located in Woodstock and Elkridge, space is available for Mar. 30, Apr. 2, Apr. 3, May 18 and June 15. Before and after care is available. For more information and to register your child, please visit https://www.hcconservancy.org/schools-out/
Talent Hunt – Tau Pi Chapter, Howard County MD
Talent Hunt, Music, Dance Speech, Art, Mar. 31, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Hammond High School, 8800 Guildford Road, Columbia, MD. For more information visit http://www.taupiques.org/, to become a contestant please contact 410-365-3773, Kelly Williamson, email@example.com or Mark Sykes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Registration – AYRA Baseball and Softball
Practice and games held locally on Southern Howard County ball fields. Season begins April 1 and games run until June 16. Ages 5-6 $99; Ages 7-8 $109; Ages 9-10 $136; Ages 11-12 $159.
Please visit http://www.ayra.com/ for more information and registration.
Alternative Spring Break – Howard EcoWorks
Employment opportunities for young adults in Howard County, HEW is hosting an Alternative Spring Break for individuals aged 16-25. Participants can volunteer to spend one or more days over Spring Break (3/30; 4/2 and 4/3) giving back to their community. For more information, call 443-518-7665 or send an email to email@example.com. Find out more and fill a form to sign up
Running Program – Let Me Run
Running program for 4th-8th grade boys, registration at Waterloo ES is now open, spring season starts Mon., Apr. 9 and meets Mondays and Fridays after school from 4:00-5:15 p.m., and ends with a 5k race on Sat., June 9. To learn more and register at http://letmerun.org/. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2018 Rec Program – Ellicott City Soccer Club
Meets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Apr. 11, Trinity School 4985 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City, MD. Tot Program: $169 for 6 weeks, 2x/week training, House Rec League Program: $189 for 6 weeks, 2x/week training. Register online at http://www.ellicottcitysc.org/
2018 Spring Registration – i9 Sports
Programs begin Apr. 14 at Waterloo ES and Apr. 15 at Longfellow ES and runs 6-7 weeks. For more information and to register visit our website: https://www.i9sports.com or call us at 443-485-4202.
Spring 2018 Special Needs Clinic – Ellicott City Soccer Club
FREE program that helps further develop youth physically, mentally and emotionally. Fri, April 13, 6:00-6:45 p.m., Chapelgate Christian Academy Stadium Fields. Register online at http://www.ellicottcitysc.org/
Biz Kids Market Day – Le’Chic Academy Foundation
Le’Chic invites students (Ages 5-18), to participate in our annual Young Entrepreneur’s “Biz Kidz” Market Day, Shark Tank Competition & Award Ceremony, Sat., Apr. 21, 12:00 p.m. This year’s event is in celebration of our 2018 Biz StartUp Kidz Comcast TV Show launch. For information and registration, contact Dr. Jackson at 410-530-4876 or visit https://www.bizkidz.us/.
Annual Yard Sale – North Laurel Community Center
Sat., Apr. 28, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 9411 Whiskey Bottom Rd, Laurel, MD.
Spaces are full-sized vertical parking spaces (9′ x 17′) and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations required at least one week prior to the event. This is an outdoor event. Sellers can purchase a space for $15.00. Register to sell
Volunteers Needed – HC Drugfree
Clean out HC DrugFree is looking for adult and student volunteers for the next convenient drive-thru prescription and over-the-counter medication and “sharps” (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection to be held on Sat., Apr. 28, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. Wear your school’s spirit wear, scout uniform, or church group attire. For more information, contact Admin@hcdrugfree.org
CPR Across Howard County – Howard County General Hospital
CPR across Howard County, Sat., Apr. 28, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Wellness Center, Medical Pavilion, Suite 100, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia, MD. Contact 410-740-7601 or visit our website, https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital/index.html
Annual Howard County Invitational Swim Meet – Columbia Aquatics
The Columbia Clippers Annual Howard County Invitational Swim Meet, Sun., April 30, Howard Community College
Questions? Want more information? Please email email@example.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 2018 Recreation Season – Soccer Association of Columbia
The league is open to players from ages 6 to 14. Teams meet for eight weeks for practices and weekend games beginning in April. For more information about any of our programs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2018 Recreation High School Season – Soccer Association of Columbia
The league is open to players from ages 14 to 18. Teams meet for eight weeks for weekend games 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.
5K Walk, Breathe Deep Columbia – LUNGevity Foundation
Sat. May 5, Lakefront Plaza, Columbia, MD., 5K walk to raise money for lung cancer research through LUNGevity Foundation, Columbia. LUNGevity.org/columbia
21st Annual Walk for Our Stars – Cedar Lane School
Sat. May 5, 10:00 a.m., Cedar Lane School. Come help us celebrate our school, our community, and most importantly our Stars. All money raised will be used to enrich the lives of our students with significant special needs and our staff. Please support The Walk and help those who can’t walk, learn to stand on their own and those who can’t speak, find their voice. For more information please contact Cedar Lane School at 410-888-8800 or email@example.com. Also check us out on Facebook: Walk for Our Stars.
Youth Summit – Pearl Foundation
Crossing Boundaries: Who am I?, Sat., May 5, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Oakland Mills High School
Free to Middle and High School Students
Organized by Pearl Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with BSAP and Community Outreach and Engagement of HCPSS. Collaborators from Howard County Fraternal organizations.
Family Fun Fest – Voices for Children
Sun., May 6, 1-4 p.m., Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary, 3950 White Rose Way, Ellicott City. To benefit Voices for Children, Howard County’s Court Appointed Special Advocate Program $10/individual, $25/family (Food and drinks available for purchase). Tickets available at www.voicesforchildren.org or at the event. For more information, please call 410-740-0933.
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: Elf The Musical, Jr. Contact 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 a.m. – 5 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 visit here or contact Rebecca Golloub at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-753-3292.
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