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Columbia, MD Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events in Columbia & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't have a deadline but the longer you are advertising the better exposure you'll get, so by all means send us your event details and we'll post & Twitter it for you. Last time page was updated December 1, 2016 3:17 PM
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Columbia Gym KidSpace
KidSpace is an interactive play area within CA’s fitness facilities.
Call Columbia Gym KidSpace to register or inquire about our many ongoing activities and programs!
Columbia Gym 6151 Daylong Lane in Clarksville, 410-531-8984

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Columbia Association, Columbia MD

KidSpace Locations:
• Columbia Athletic Club, 5435 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 410-730-6755
• Columbia Gym, 6151 Daylong Ln, Clarksville, MD 410-531-8984
• Haven on the Lake, 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 443-864-0557
• Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Dr, Columbia, MD 410-381-7559

NEW: Kids Dance Fitness!
Ages K-8
Mondays 6-6:45
KidSpace Mbr, FREE
All Others, $8 per child
An exciting way for kids to move and have fun while learning to dance!

Jr. Gym and Swim:
For children ages 3-6 years old
Held Wednesdays 10am to 12pm
Kidspace mbr, Free
All others, $8 per child
Work up a sweat with KidSpace then cool off in the pool. Child must wear bathing suit under clothes. No Swim Diapers.  Parents drop off at KidSpace and pick up by the pool.

Columbia Gym KidSpace
KidSpace is an interactive play area within CA’s fitness facilities.
Call Columbia Gym KidSpace to register or inquire about our many ongoing activities and programs!
Columbia Gym 6151 Daylong Lane in Clarksville, 410-531-8984
www.columbiaassociation.org

Elite Dribblers
Ages 8-13
Tuesdays 6-7
6 week session begins April 12th
KidSpace/PPP Mbr, $40 per child
All Others, $50 per child
Program geared towards intermediate to elite basketball players. Emphasis on ball control, shooting, dribbling, passing, coordinating and much more!

For more information & registration on any KidSpace program at the Columbia Gym please call 410-531-8984. Registration is required and begins one month prior to each event and closes 2 days prior to the event.  Minimum of 5 participants required for each event.
                                                                                                                       
www.columbiaassociation.org/kidspace
CG KidSpace Columbia Association


Caregiver Support Group
Meets the 3rd Monday of every month (call if holiday conflicts) @ 7:00 – 8:30pm

East Columbia 50+ Center 6600 Cradlerock Road Columbia, Maryland 21045 / Karen Hull 410.313.7466

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Sponsored by SeniorsTogether a peer outreach program of the Howard County Office on Aging

Seniors Together Caregiver Support Group

Find support and share the caregiver experience in this group for any adult who provides caregiving to another adult.  Group discussion focuses on these and other caregiver needs:  practical solutions and resources; emotional support; social networking, and ways for the caregiver to find time away from caregiving.  FREE.  Trained caregiver facilitators lead the group. 


Union Jack's 1/2 Price Burger Night (Mondays)
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Union Jack's British Pub 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 410-740-5225

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Every Monday join us for burger night and enjoy 50% off The Burger, the One-Eyed Jack specialty burger, and our Chipotle Black Blean Burger. Every Monday from 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.!
Comedy Night
@ 8:00 pm Weekly on Monday till September 28


Sonoma's Bar & Grill 7284 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045 / Greg Troendly 4103817220

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Comedy Night

Karaoke Night with KJ Ahmad
Wednesday 9pm - 1 am

Nottingham's Tavern 8850 Stanford Boulevard #1100 Columbia, MD 21045 / (410) 290-0077

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Time to get fired up for Ladies Night and Karaoke at Nottingham’s Tavern tonight. Ladies night starts at 9 with Karaoke starting at 9:30. Ahmad will be taking requests for your favorite Top 40 jams as well!! Ladies drink for 50% off select beverages along with hourly changing shot specials for everyone! Let’s get this hump-day Humpy. Ladies night/ Karaoke (Wednesday)

Historic Oakland

5430 Vantage Point Road
Columbia, MD 21044
Tel: 410.730.4801
Fax: 410.730.1823
1.800.730.4802
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Historic Oakland

When Jim Rouse was planning Columbia he took special pains to preserve some of Columbia's historic buildings such as Dorsey Manor, the stone house at Wilde Lake, the Barn at Oakland Mills, Oliver's Carriage House... and Oakland, one of the oldest buildings in Howard County. Rouse wanted to make sure that the people of Columbia understood that the city had roots that must be cherished and protected. To that end, the Columbia Association undertook the renovation of Oakland, also known as Oakland Manor, in 1986. Through the careful guidance of Michael Trostel, a fellow of the American Institute of Architecture, Oakland's beauty has emerged. Managed by TCCA

December 2016

Green

Christmas and New Year's Schedule

For 2016, Christmas Day will be observed on Monday, December 26. There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, December 26. All recycling, yard trim & trash collection will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Monday, December 26.

For 2017, New Year's Day will be observed on Monday, January 2. There will be NO COLLECTIONS on Monday, January 2. All recycling, yard trim & trash collection will slide and be made one day later that week. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Monday, January 2.
For a handy chart of curbside collections, visit our Holiday Slide Schedule site.

What's Going Down Your Drain?

Wow! We had a great response to our garbage disposal survey. Here's what we learned...

93% surveyed have a garbage disposal and 3/4 use it daily or at least 2-3 times per week, primarily for plate scrapings at the end of a meal. 

Why did we ask? What does this mean? 

Food that is sent down the drain is very costly to process (removing excess nutrients) at the wastewater treatment facility. Also, the oils and grease from your food builds up and may cause blockages in your home! 

There's a better way to handle those food scraps - through composting! We encourage folks to sign up and participate in our curbside Feed The Green Bin food scrap program. It's a user-friendly program, but there are still many residents who can participate, but haven't signed up yet. We're wondering why. Check out our how-to videos to see how EASY IT IS!

We've made Feeding The Green Bin even easier! Residents in the collection areas can now set out all of their food scraps for collection; including meat, fat and dairy

Help us grow our program! Visit FeedTheGreenBin.org to sign-up.

Not in the collection area? You can still participate by dropping off food scraps at The Alpha Ridge Landfill or by composting in your backyard.

Household Hazardous Waste Days 

HHW drop-off at the Alpha Ridge Landfill is closed for 2016. Good news! There will be special drop-off days on Saturday, January 7, February 4 and March 4More details here.

Why Recycle? 

Last month's Howard County stats motivated many families to do a little bit more! Remember, even one extra item in your recycling cart is great! 

This month we challenged the Recycling Division staff. Why Recycle? (in 25 words or less)

  • It's an easy choice to give that valuable resource the chance to live on and be made into something new.
  • To provide feedstocks for new products, reducing the need to harvest virgin resources.

To create jobs. To create awareness of consumption choices.

  • To invest in the health of the environment. Sorting our waste gives us a clear picture of how much we consume and how we can minimize our carbon footprint.
  • To reduce waste and contribute to our economy. Recycling is a cause that benefits everybody rather than a small group. 
  • Everything has value & waste is dumb. Environment. Jobs. No one wants to live next to a landfill or incinerator. 

Bureau of Environmental Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 514
Columbia, MD 21046
410-313-6444
www.HowardCountyRecycles.org 


Trivia Night
@ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Union Jack's British Pub 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-740-5225

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Exercise your brain every Tuesday night at Union Jack’s with Pub Trivia by Trivia Kings. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy $3 Newcastle and Strongbow Pints while competing against other trivia teams for awesome prizes from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Call 410-740-5225 to make a reservation for you and your team!
Purposeful Pints
@ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Second Chance Saloon 5888 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045 / Wendy Greene 410-997-1731

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How can you make your business and yourself better, while bringing your whole self to work? Get conscious–Conscious Capitalism, that is. It’s an approach that’s unleashing the heroic spirit of business to elevate humanity. And you don’t have to be a business owner to benefit. Join us for a relaxed time to network, connect, share and grow with fellow conscious capitalists in our area. We’ll have the opportunity to share successes and challenges, and keep exploring ways to apply the principles of Conscious Capitalism to our work and lives. It’s also a great time to introduce new people to C3MD! And save the date for October: Purposeful Pints occurs the second Thursday of even-numbered months.
Connections Over Coffee – Columbia, Maryland
@ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Monthly on Last Friday)

Homewood Suites By Hilton 8320 Benson Drive Columbia, MD 21045 / Ginny Robertson 443-934-3523

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If you have not attended a Connections Over Coffee meeting come and find out why so many women love it! One of the reasons is the heart-centered way we approach our businesses. Women also love the ease of connecting with new women and reconnecting with those we’ve met before. Get details of this meeting by clicking here!!!

While many of the women who attend are entrepreneurs, our meetings are open to all women. Are you retired or have you lost your job and looking for what your “next thing” may be. Let us help make this time of transition easier and more fun! Maybe you’re a stay at home mom looking for some adult connections and a little down time. Come and hang out with us! Students, corporate/government employees, non-profit heads…there is a place at our table for all of you! Thinking of starting a business? Then you definitely want to make these connections.

And…invite your women friends to come with you! Bring your marketing materials to share with others. We will have a space for your materials at this event.


On Purpose Networking For Women
@ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Monthly on 2nd Tuesday)

Homewood Suites By Hilton 8320 Benson Drive Columbia, MD 21045 / Ginny Robertson 443-934-3523

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While many of the women who attend these meetings are entrepreneurs, our meetings are open to all women. Are you retired or have you lost your job and looking for what your “next thing” may be. Let us help make this time of transition easier and more fun! Maybe you’re a stay at home mom looking for some adult connections and a little down time. Come and hang out with us! Students, corporate/government employees, non-profit heads…there is a place at our table for all of you! Thinking of starting a business? Then you definitely want to make these connections.

And…invite your women friends to come with you!

Agenda
5:30 – 6:15 – Networking/Hotel Buffet (the food is available until 7:30)
615 – 8:30 – Announcements/Introductions/Featured Members/Speaker/Door Prizes

The meeting ends at 8:30. There are more opportunities to network then for those who want to stay.

Bring your marketing materials to share with others. We will have a space for your materials at this event.


OPEN HOUSE: HoCo Homeschooling Co-op

If you've ever thought about homeschooling your child but have questions and don't know where to start, here's your opportunity to learn more about HCHC's cooperative and what we have to offer your family.
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4:00-4:30 - Howard County Homeschooling Cooperative

4:30-5:00 - Howard County Homeschooling Cooperative
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There will be a Q&A session. Bring friends and family members who may have doubts or questions about homeschooling and learn more about how our cooperative works.
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SEE: https://www.meetup.com/Howard-County-Homeschooling-Community/events/235219078/


Wilde Lake Community Association

Tickets Available for Breakfast and More with Santa - Lunch Seating ONLY on December 3

There are limited tickets available for the Lunch Seating (11:30am)
at the Breakfast and More with Santa at Slayton House on December 3.  Tickets are $5 per person (all ages) and can be purchased at Slayton House. Includes lunch, photo with Santa and the Secret Shop. For information,  call 410-730-3987.
 


Symphony of Lights Drive Through
November 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. Called “must see” and chosen as a Baltimore Sun “Swift Pick,” this family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. During the past 21 years, nearly 2 million individuals have visited the lights, and proceeds from the event have raised more than $7.5 million to benefit Howard County General Hospital, the only hospital in Howard County.

Symphony of Lights logo

New in 2016

Visitors will enjoy exciting new Symphony of Lights elements including:

Hidden Word Contest
  • New course design (still located in Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia, Md.)
  • Refurbished traditional light displays and brand new displays
  • 100% LED lighting
  • Laser light show
  • 3-D holiday video (projected 50 feet high at Merriweather Post Pavilion)
  • Outdoor ice skating rink

This Year's Festivities
Drive Through the Light Displays
November 23, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Wednesdays through Sundays only

Experience the display of light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. In 2016, drive through visitors will enjoy a new laser light show and 3-D holiday video!

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at The Symphony of Lights
November 20, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Experience Howard County’s only outdoor ice skating rink. The perfect holiday activity for families and groups!

Dazzle Dash Fun Run/Walk and 5K
November 20
A festive community event to celebrate the opening of the Symphony of Lights. Friends and families gather to walk or run through the magical outdoor display of lights. Experience the excitement as the holiday season begins and enjoy games and activities for children of all ages, refreshments, music, entertainment and giveaways.

Tail Lights Photo

Bike the Lights
November 29
Experience the Symphony of Lights on two wheels! Bicyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome. Family and friends may walk with the bicyclists.

Military Appreciation Nights
December 1 and December 8
Bring your valid military ID and receive $10 off the cost of the drive through admission.

Twinkling Tots
December 6
Families can celebrate the season with a leisurely walk through the dazzling light displays. Children in strollers and wagons are welcome.

Tail Lights
December 13
Treat yourself and your dog to a walk through the Symphony of Lights course.- Participate in our “Best Dressed Pet Contest” and make this dog-friendly walk your new holiday tradition!

Group Walk Through the Lights
November 28 and December 20
Perfect for youth groups, scout groups, school groups and more! Experience the Symphony of Lights in a group setting by taking a stroll through the lights displays. Limited dates and availability. Groups must pre-register online.

Midnight At 7
December 31
Back by popular demand! See Howard County dazzle with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Kids can’t stay up until Midnight? No problem—fireworks begin at 7 p.m. (weather permitting). Celebrate with your family and friends as you walk through the animated light displays and enjoy family-friendly entertainment as 2016 comes to a close.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for a Symphony of Lights event, please sign-up here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of the Symphony of Lights offers your business direct exposure to more than 150,000 attendees. Additionally, because all proceeds benefit Howard County General Hospital, sponsoring the Symphony of Lights demonstrates your commitment to community and philanthropy.

Interested in sponsoring?Please contact Emily Shreve at 410-720-8706 or eshreve@jhmi.edu.

Contact
Questions? Call the Symphony of Lights hotline at 410-740-7666.

All proceeds benefit Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Symphony of Lights
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Bit of a rainy day which made the lights shimmer off the ground making for a spectacular viewing. If you would like to visit the 2008 Symphony of Lights please click on the following link to find out more. Please enjoy the gallery.


Breakfast with Santa to Support Grassroots
December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am Nordstom Cafe

 The Mall in Columbia/Nordstroms Nordstom Cafe 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD 21044

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Wake up bright and early to have breakfast with Jolly Ole’ Saint Nick! All guests will enjoy breakfast from Nordstrom Café and a special visit with Santa. The events will benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. For this event, it is best to park on the first level of the Oak Garage adjacent to Nordstrom’s and use the walkway to enter the store before Mall hours.


Breakfast and More with Santa
December 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

10400 Cross Fox Lane Columbia, MD 21044



Save the Date! More details to follow. Questions? Contact Carol Hobelmann at 410/730-3987 or events@wildelake.org.

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Handel: Messiah
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30 pm
Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 pm. Post-concert reception.

Christ Episcopal Church 6800 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21045

Georg Frederic Handel's Messiah holds a special place in the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Joining the CPC chorus and Festival Orchestra under the direction of Frances Dawson for this concert will be renowned guest soloists Amy Van Roekel, soprano, Mary Ann McCormick, mezzo, Charles Reid, tenor, and Lester Lynch, baritone, and Henry Lowe, positiv organ.  Tickets: $23, $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance: $2 more at door. Children 5-15: $10. Visit www.procantare.org or call 410.799.9321 or 301.854.0107 to order tickets.
Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts
5460 Trumpeter Road
Columbia, MD 21044
A Christmas Noel
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7 pm

Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts

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The 24-voice Chamber Singers’ annual performance of festive music conveys the feelings of joy and peace that the holiday season has inspired through the centuries. The program includes works a capella and accompanied, enhanced by the resonant setting of Christ Episcopal Church. Tickets: $15, $13 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at door. Children 5-15: $10. Visit www.procantare.org or call 410.799.9321 or 301.854.0107 to order tickets.

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