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Here you will find out about events taking place 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 really have a deadline as such but the longer you are advertising, the better exposure you will get, so by all means send us your event and we'll be happy to post it for you & twitter it. Last time page was updated January 28, 2015 3:51 PM

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Kids Club: Sugar Cookies
February 3, 2015 - 11:00 am – 11:45 am
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Kids Club: Sugar Cookies

Join us in our front cafe to decorate Valentine’s Sugar cookies. Children will get to choose from a variety of toppings
to make their own unique creations!

Kids Club is a free weekly class for 3-5 year olds, held on Tuesdays 11-11:45am. (Parents must be present.)
Registration required.
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Ditching Dairy Class
February 5, 2015 - 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Ditching Dairy Class

Dare to be Dairy Free?

If you’ve signed up for our Engine 2 Challenge, 28 days without dairy may seem like an insurmountable challenge, but there are more vegan alternatives than ever! Join Healthy Eating Specialist Lauren in learning how to make her favorite “ques-no” cheese sauce, and taste a variety of dairy free products. Part of our Engine 2 Challenge class series. All are welcome (even if not a Challenge participant). This is a free demonstration and tasting class.

Registration required.
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Free Class: Fat is Not the Enemy!
February 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Free Class: Fat is Not the Enemy!

Healthy, unrefined fats are key to a healthy diet and are key to helping you feel satisfied after meals. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Lauren in learning how to sir-fry without oil and to incorporate seeds, nuts, and avocados in place of oily salad dressings. Part of our Engine 2 Challenge class series. All are welcome (even if not a Challenge participant). This is a free demonstration and tasting class.

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Kids Club: Chocolate Dips
February 17, 2015 - 11:00 am – 11:45 am
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Kids Club: Chocolate Dips

This week children will use crackers, almond butter (nut free option available) and chocolate to make Almond Butter Chocolate Dips!

Kids Club is a free weekly class for 3-5 year olds, held on Tuesdays 11-11:45am. (Parent must be present.) Registration required.
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Class: Power-Packed Lunches
February 19, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Class: Power-Packed Lunches

Give Your Lunch a Power Punch! Packing a nutrient-dense and filling lunch is key to keeping your energy up and avoiding temptations at the work place. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Lauren in learning how to hummus, collard wraps, and her favorite pumpkin pie fruit salad for a complete and satisfying lunch. Part of our Engine 2 Challenge
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Gluten-Free Tour & Tasting
February 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Gluten-Free Tour & Tasting
Explore New Gluten Free Flavors!

Join Healthy Eating Specialist, Lauren, on a tour of Whole Foods Market Columbia to learn about great Gluten-Free brands, options and recipes. Starting out the tour, you’ll enjoy a cooking demonstration and samples of a gluten free dinner idea! All attendees receive a gift bag. This is a free event.

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February 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Batch Cooking Class
Learn how to make easy one-pot and batch meals. Dried grains and legumes are an economical and filling base for any plant-focused diet. Learn how keeping cooked grains and legumes on hand makes week-night dinners a breeze. Soups, stews, and sides come together in just minutes! Part of our Engine 2 Challenge class series. All are welcome. This is a free demonstration and tasting class.

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Trivia Night Social
January 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
$10 per person

Test your nature trivia smarts while raising money for a good cause! Proceeds from this social gathering fund the Friends of the Robinson Nature Center’s scholarships for Title 1 school field trips. Gather a team and put your heads together to figure out the answers to nature-themed trivia questions. Enjoy sampling local brews. Participate in fun challenges to earn your team extra chances to win. Raffle prizes are awarded. This month’s trivia focuses on astronomy. Our Trivia Night MC and astronomer are experts in the field and keep you entertained as they reveal the correct answers to the audience through fun photos, videos and demonstrations. Cash bar with light snacks provided. For details visit www.howardcountymd.gov/RNC trivianights.htm.
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January 31, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost is $9 each

Winter is a magical time for your little one. Hold your lil’ acorn’s hand during an unforgettable morning at the Robinson Nature Center. Share with your youngster the fascinating changes that occur in winter through song, sensory activities, a puppet show and a short walk through the woods. An adult must register with each child. Recommended age is 2-3 yrs. Cost is $9 each.


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Columbia Announcements

Mary Poppins
Nov 14, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015

5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, Maryland 21044 / 4 10-730-8311

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Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical.


Columbia Gym KidSpace
KidSpace is an interactive play area within CA’s fitness facilities.
There’s a  lot of family fun this winter at the Columbia Gym’s KidSpace, with events scheduled for nearly every weekend in 2014. 
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

Plan some fun to start your new year! CA’s KidSpace Program has many new offerings and events this winter for kids
of all ages! 

New Parties for Kids!
CA has added three new themed parties for kids! For more information on any of the parties or to reserve a party,
please call 410-715-3169 or email CA.Parties@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

Tennis Party
Serve up some fun with the brand new Tennis Party! ! Held at Indoor Tennis at Columbia Athletic Club for ages 4 and older, the party features a “Rally and Play” approach in a fun and dynamic atmosphere. Kids will play on appropriately-sized courts using age-appropriate tennis racquets with red, orange and green balls. Our Certified Tennis Coach makes sure that every child has fun whether they have had tennis experience or not! 

Soccer World Cup Party
Kick it with our Soccer World Cup Party for ages 8 and older at Columbia Gym! Enjoy warming up, followed by two 15-minute halves with a scorekeeper and referee. Games will include soccer relay and goal contest. All guests are encouraged to rock your favorite team jersey to add to the fun. The birthday child will also receive a free gift (while supplies last). 

Basketball MVP Game Party
Get ready to hoop it up at the Basketball MVP Game Party for ages 8 and older at Columbia Gym! This party also features two 15-minute halves with a scorekeeper and referee. Games will include free throw, dunking and/or three-point contest. All guests are encouraged to rock your favorite team jersey! The birthday child will also receive a free gift (while supplies last).  Click here for more party options.



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Drama Learning Center Announces:
its Winter Production Class to Reprise Popular Disney Title

DLC last produced area premiere of stage adaptation in 2007
December 9, 2014 - February 28, 2014

Drama Learning Center Announces:

October 1, 2014 – Columbia, MD – Today, Drama Learning Center (DLC) announced Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. as its Winter 2015 production class title. The stage adaptation is based on the smash Disney Channel movie from 2006. Drama Learning Center made history by producing the area premiere of the stage version of High School Musical in 2007, and this marks the first time that DLC has brought the title back to the iconic Howard County stage.

Described by many critics and the screenplay’s author as a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical chronicles the relationship between two high school juniors from rival cliques that try out for the leading roles in their school’s musical. Troy and Gabriella’s alliance, while a threat to the “status quo,” has the potential to open the door for others to shine.

In addition to production classes for students in grades 3-12, Drama Learning Center also offers Beginning Acting classes to students from Kindergarten to second grade and Broadway Babies classes for preschool children aged three to five. Beginning Acting classes will present their very own productions of Grade School Musical. Adjusting to a new elementary school can be tough, but with a little Wildcat pride, the Grade School Musical characters will be breaking free!

DLC will continue their School’s Out Workshops on days when Howard County Public Schools are closed to provide students with a creative outlet in a supervised environment while parents are still at work.

Registration is currently open for all of DLC’s Winter 2015 programs. Registration can be completed by phone, mail, or online. Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.

Schedule of Classes
Production Classes – Disney’s High School Musical, Jr.

  • Elementary/Middle School Musical Theatre – Tuesdays (December 9 – Februarys 10) 5 – 7:30 PM OR Wednesdays (December 10 – February 4) 5 – 7:30 PM
  • Elementary School Musical Theatre – Fridays (January 9 – February 27) 5 – 7 PM
  • Middle/High School Musical Theatre – Saturdays (January 10 – February 21) 10:30 AM – 1 PM

Beginning Acting ClassesGrade School Musical

  • Beginning Acting – Thursdays (January 15 – February 26) OR Fridays (January 9 – February 6)  – 5 – 7 PM

Preschool Classes

  • Broadway Babies: Winter Stars – Saturdays (January 17 – February 28) 9:15 – 10:15 AM

School’s Out Workshops – held from 9 AM – 4 PM. Before & After Care is offered for an additional fee from 7 AM to 6 PM. Tuition is $75 per day or $150 for the entire series. Sibling discounts are also available.

  • January 19 – Lego Movie Day
  • February 6 – Winter Wonderlands
  • February 16 – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Location
9130-I Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-9352
www.dramalearningcenter.com

Contact
Tiffany Underwood Holmes, Arts Administrator
tiffany@dramalearningcenter.com
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Dance classes can do so much more for you than you realize!
Winter Classes are Jan 7-April 1, 13 Weeks

Central Maryland Youth Ballet 9570 Berger Rd ste A. Columbia, MD. 21046

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Belly dance:
~Is a fun exercise for mind and body.
~Provides a great way to improve posture and get in shape.
~Can expand your world with new body knowledge and cultural knowledge.
~Offers a supportive dance community and place to meet new friends.
~Welcomes all ages and body types.
Samira’s winter classes are Jan 7-April 1, 13 weeks!
Level 1 classes are Wednesday 7:20-8:20pm $204 (Come in and try the first class FREE! No obligation.) Level 2 Plus classes are Wednesday 8:20-9:50pm $299 (Sign up before Dec 19 for discount and pay only $276.)

Resolve to Make a Difference – Neighbor Ride Volunteer Orientation
January 13, 2015 - 9:30 am – 11:00 am (weekly)

Neighbor Ride Office 5570 Sterrett Place #102 Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-884-7433

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Now’s the time to join Neighbor Ride’s volunteer team! Neighbor Ride’s volunteers help local seniors remain active and independent by providing rides for health care appointments, shopping, social outings, religious services, volunteer commitments recreational activities and other day-to-day needs.

Incredibly flexible and rewarding daytime, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer drivers simply choose the rides that fit their schedules and are convenient to their homes, offices and daily routines. Parent volunteers are welcome to bring their children along for a wonderful inter-generational experience.


Historic Oakland

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

Howard County Restaurant Weeks
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January 19 - February 2, 2015

Howard County Restaurant Weeks

Name City Lunch Dinner Price
AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar
Columbia
$$
The Alehouse Columbia
Columbia
Yes
Yes
$$$
Alexandra's American Fusion
Ellicott City
Yes
Yes
$$$
Baldwin's Station Restaurant and Pub
Sykesville
Yes
Yes
$$$
Bistro Blanc
Glenelg
$$$
Elkridge Furnace Inn
Elkridge
Yes
$$$
Grille620
Ellicott City
Yes
$$$
The Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Columbia
Yes
Yes
$$$
Kelsey's Irish Pub
Ellicott City
Yes
Yes
$$$
La Palapa Grill & Cantina
Ellicott City
Yes
$$
Petit Louis Bistro on the Lake
Columbia
Yes
$$$
Ram's Head Tavern
Savage
Yes
$$
RANAZUL - Tapas Wine Bistro
Fulton
Yes
$$
Seasons 52
Columbia
Yes
$$
Stella Notte Restaurant
Ellicott City
Yes
$$
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant
Ellicott City
Yes
Yes
$$$
Victoria Gastro Pub
Columbia
$$

Howard County Restaurant Weeks was founded in 2008 as an event to boost restaurant business by bringing the community together. The economic impact is felt by participating restaurants and hotels as well as industry suppliers who deliver goods and services to Howard County's vital hospitality industry. Customers love Howard County Restaurant Weeks because dining on local Chefs' multi-course menus feels downright decadent.

Howard County Restaurant Weeks
Need Information About Child Care, Preschools or Summer Programs in Howard County? Come to Children on Board!
Howard County's annual Preschool & Child Care Information Fair will be held this Saturday, January 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. Coordinated by the Office of Children’s Services, “Children On Board” will provide parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel with “one stop shopping” for information on child care, pre-school and summer programs, as well as the opportunity for personal contact with teachers and program directors. Admission is free; however, attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Howard County Food Bank.
Representatives from community service organizations that offer programs and services to Howard County’s young children will be on hand to provide information, and attendees can attend free informational sessions on “How to Choose an Early Childhood Program” offered each hour by the Parents As Teachers’ Program. The new 2015 Parent’s Guide to Howard County will be distributed at the event free of charge (the guide may also be viewed online).
Unable to attend the information fair but need help with a parenting issue? The Office of Children's Services offers a variety of workshops to help parents learn about child development, positive discipline and adolescent issues through its Family Institute. Coming up in February, "Bite Sized Conscious Discipline” will feature hands on practice on proactive rather than reactive discipline. The workshop will be held Saturday, February 7,  from 9 am to 1:30 pm at 3300 N Ridge Rd #360, Ellicott City MD 21043. Cost: $15. To register, or find other workshops, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/familyinstitute.
For more information, contact the Howard County Office of Children’s Services at 410-313-1940, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/children or email children@howardcountymd.gov.
In Her Shoes…Women Walking in Faith
Saturday, January 31,  2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

CELEBRATION CHURCH AT COLUMBIA 6080 FORELAND GARTH COLUMBIA, MD 21045 / 410-997-2088

In Her Shoes…Women Walking in Faith

CELEBRATION CHURCH
Winning Women
PRESENT ….
“In Her Shoes…Women Walking in Faith

What’s Your Favorite Pair of Shoes? Boots, Stilettos, Wedges or Flats
Whatever they are ….. Step Out In Your Favorite Boots & Blazers to Kick OFF The Season!

Meet Your Sisters and Friends for Matinee, Munchies and This Inspirational Production!

Admission: New or Gently Worn Women Shoes to be
Donated

Register Today Limited Seating.
CELEBRATION CHURCH’s Connection Corner on Sunday after each service
OR
REGISTER ONLINE AT www.wininlife.com

For More Information: Stephanie Rodgers
scrogers12@gmail.com


Cinematic Inspirations
January 31, 2015 - 7:30pm

The Columbia Orchestra, 6120 Daylong Ln Clarksville, MD 21029 / 410-465-8777

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If you like music with a cinematic flair, this is the concert for you! Catholic University Composer Andrew Earle Simpson will be on hand as we give the world premiere of the work we commissioned from him: a score for the 1920 silent film, One Week, starring Buster Keaton. Rossini and Mussorgsky offer two vivid musical stories, while Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite takes us on a journey through America’s most picturesque landscape.


BBYO in Howard County Super Bowl Tailgate
February 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Buffalo Wild Wings, Columbia Crossing 6191 Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, MD 21045 USA / Jonah Potasznik 410-730-4976 x123

Get ready for the big game with BBYO in Howard County at Buffalo Wild Wings in Columbia. Open to all Jewish 8th-12th graders in Howard County. Kosher-style tailgate food will be served on site. BBYO brings the food, you bring the shin guards! Come to the event with new or slightly used sports equipment, to be donated to Leveling the Playing Field for communities in need in Howard County. Register at http://b-linked.bbyo.org/event/77453
School’s Out Drama Workshop – Winter Wonderlands
February 6, 2015

Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Rd. Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-997-9352

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Why sit at home on your day off from school? Join us for drama topics, arts & crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After care is available for an additional fee.


Mobile Planetarium
February 6, 2015 - 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Claret Hall 6020 Daybreak Circle Clarksville, MD 21029 / River Hill Community Association 410-531-1749

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$4.00 per person

Mobile Planetarium

Take a brief tour of the universe in a mobile planetarium by getting immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while seeing constellations, exploring the moon’s phases, zooming in on the planets, and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth. Get
tickets at Claret Hall. There will be one show at 11 with pizza lunch after and one show at 1 with lunch before.Tickets are $4 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Get your tickets at Claret Hall. All participants will make a Craft to take home.
Adoption Event: Love On A Leash Rescue
February 7, 2015 - 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dogs and Company 6925 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21045

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Adoption Event: Love On A Leash Rescue

Looking for a new best friend? Stop by Dogs and Company to meet her!
Wicked Jezabel Live
February 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm – February 8, 2015 - 2:00 am

Second Chance Saloon 5888 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045 / Jacquie Ramsey

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Wicked Jezabel Live

This Saturday night- Rock out with the all female, WAMA award winning band, Wicked Jezabel! Show starts @ 9pm!


PCRM Food for Life Kickstart 5 Class Series
February 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fifth District Volunteer Fire Station 5000 Signal Bell Lane Clarksville, MD 21029 / Sharon McRae 410-615-4631

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$100/5 class series; $25/class

In a public health climate where two out three adults in the United States are overweight or obese and 26 million have diabetes, the need for a lifestyle change is greater than it has ever been. The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health curriculum is based on PCRM’s successful 21-Day Vegan Kickstart online program (www.21DayKickstart.org). The online Kickstart program has helped 200,000 people adopt a plant-based diet to reach their health goals.

The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health classes can help one lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, or simply embrace an overall healthful diet. For some class participants, it’s the first time the idea of not restricting amounts of foods but rather choosing the right foods has been the guiding principle for losing weight and staying healthy. Lower cholesterol, better diabetes control, lower blood pressure, as well as improvements in energy and mood are some of the many benefits people experience on this diet. Classes meet Monday evenings from 7-9 pm from Feb. 9, 2015 to March 9, 2015. Cooking demonstrations and sampling at each class; recipes provided!


HCLS History Lives: Negro Education In Early Howard County
February 14, 2015 - 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Howard County Library System Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 / 410.313.7800

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HCLS History Lives: Negro Education In Early Howard County

Conflict, Challenge And Change In Howard County School Desegregation

Patrick J. O’Guinn, Sr. examines early Negro education in Howard County public schools from 1954 to 1965 during the 11 year process of public school desegregation. Learn about the dynamics of conflict, challenge, and change that affected the lives of school children, their families, and the local community. Patrick J. O’Guinn, Sr., is Professor of Criminal Justice and Computer Forensics at Howard Community College and a practicing Maryland attorney. He is the former Diversity Chair of Howard Community College and a former Silicon Valley Police Officer.


Valentine’s Couples Night Out
February 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Life Dance Loft 11200 Old Scaggsville Road Fulton, MD 20759 / Michelle Dubreuil Macek 410-736-9311

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Valentine’s Couples Night Out

A unique way to celebrate the one you cherish! Come celebrate your love with a fun and connecting bonding Biodanza creative movement session. Deepen your connection to your partner not through words, but through authentic presence not hampered by distractions. Set to beautiful music and non choreographed movement that will help you both come closer together and reignite your affective links. A unique way to celebrate your Valentine. You will dance with your partner only within a group setting.

Strawberries and Champagne after class!

$35 a couple

Located in the Cherry Tree Center, exit 13 off RT 29 (Maple Lawn) near Zip’s/Verizon on the lower level of the center.


School’s Out Drama Workshop - Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
February 16, 2015 - 9am-4pm

Drama Learning Center, 9130-I Red Branch Rd. Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-997-9352

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Why sit at home on your day off from school? Join us for drama topics, arts & crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After care is available for an additional fee.


BFC Columbia Choco Therapy Open in Columbia
February 21, 2015 – February 22, 2015

BFC New West Learning Center new home in COLUMBIA 9180 Rumsey Road Columbia, MD 21045

The Choco Therapy, true to its name, offers fine chocolates to the top male and female finisher in each event, as well as medals for the top four. Proof of current USA Fencing competitive membership required.

Senior (13+) mixed opens in all weapons.
Conductive bibs required for foil!!
Fight the February doldrums with some Choco Therapy! BFC’s New West Learning Center in Columbia Maryland. 12+ strips, ample safe on-site parking, grounded strips, floating floor, fully air-conditioned. Medals to Top 4and Chocolate treats…..yum. (For all events held.)

Registration per event $30.00 in advance and $35.00 payable at check-in. Cash or check only, please!

Doors open at least 1 hour before check-in closes (times posted here).


Young People’s Concerts
February 21, 2015 @ 10:30 am

The Jim Rouse Theatre 5460 Trumpeter Road Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-465-8777
11 & under: Free; 12 & up: $15

Dance Connections joins the Orchestra for its popular Young People’s Concerts. Kids of all ages will love this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra with our entertaining conductor and narrator Greg Jukes. Choose either the 10:30 or 1:00 concert and try your hand at playing instruments in between the two performances at our free Musical Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by Music & Arts.
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Groovy Nate
February 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

The Other Barn, Oakland Mills 5851 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045 / Brigitta Warren 410-730-4610

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Groovy Nate blends music, puppetry, movement and comedy into one groovy experience!  This show will encourage children to move, sing and play creatively.

Concert With Canines
February 28, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dogs and Company 6925 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, MD 21045 / Terri Lewis 410-997-5888

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Concert With Canines

Come with your canine and enjoy the acoustic sounds of Kimbrey Havens in our Canine Café! Puptails, pastries and biscuits served. $5.00 cover charge. All proceeds benefit Love on a Leash Rescue.
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Tracey Eldridge
March 13, 2015 - 10:00 am – 10:45 am

The Other Barn, Oakland Mills 5851 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045 / Brigitta Warren 410-730-4610

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$5.00 (ages 2 and older)

Go on a fantastic journey by plane, car, truck, bus, boat, bicycle, rocket ship, foot, horse, and even time machine!  Come and experience a creative musical exploration of transportation and movement with Tracey Eldridge.

Columbia Pro Cantare will perform music by three renowned women composers
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm

Jim Rouse Theatre

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The chorus and Howard County Concert Orchestra will perform the Grand Mass in E-Flat Major by Amy Beach. In addition, the CPC Chamber Singers will be featured in two works: O Jerusalem by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen, and Gartenlieder by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. A pre-concert lecture by musicologist Barbara Renton will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $23 and $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at door.



 
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