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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
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.
Columbia Gym KidSpace KidSpace is an interactive play area within CA’s fitness facilities.
There’s 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
Kids Night Out!
Ages 4+· 6-9pm
2nd Friday of every month
KidSpace/PPP Mbrs. $10 per child, $16 per family
PP/Facility Mbrs $12 per child, $18 per family
All Others $14 per child, $20 per family
Children enjoy making new friends, playing a variety of games and kids activities with our awesome KidSpace staff. Pizza dinner included.
Party the CA Way!
With a Columbia Association Party, you leave the details to us. We have something planned for everyone! Each of the parties can be tailored for birthdays, graduations, report card celebrations, family get-togethers, or ‘just because”. See our Summer Activities Guide for information about our popular and newest parties. Please call the Party Hotline at (410)715-3169 or email CAparties@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
Central MD Youth Ballet
Weekly here at the Columbia Gym we host classes for the Central MD Youth Ballet. The Pre-Ballet, Beginning Ballet and Ballet 1 classes provide Ballet instruction for ballerinas ages 3 to 7+! These group classes teach student’s Ballet vocabulary and technique and provide individual attention in a creative atmosphere. To enroll in classes at the Columbia Gym please contact Central MD Youth Ballet at (443)472-7772or visit them online for more information at www.centralmarylandyouthballet.com.
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.
YOU CAN NOW REGISTER ON LINE BY GOING INTO columbiaassociation.org
click ‘login’ at the top right corner. If you are a member create your account. If you are a non-member and you attend our special programs or visit KidSpace regularly, we can create you a non-member account number. That can be done by calling the KidSpace facility that you attend.
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
Spring into Action – Neighbor Ride Volunteer Orientation 9:30 am – 11:00 am (Weekly on Tuesday until April 28)
It’s time to get out and make a difference in your community.Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to decreasing isolation and improving the quality of life for seniors by providing transportation for health care appointments, cultural and social gatherings, community volunteering, religious services, exercise and educational activities, shopping, and other personal needs. Volunteers offer this service so seniors can remain active, independent and connected to the community. Flexible and rewarding daytime, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer drivers may choose to provide rides that both fit their schedules and are convenient to their homes and daily routines. Parent volunteers are welcome and encouraged to bring their children along for a wonderful inter-generational experience. Contact Rosemary or Patrice at 410-884-RIDE or email@example.com for more information about volunteering.
Karaoke Night with KJ Ahmad
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)
28-Day Yoga+Nutrition Challenge For Spring Cleaning, Weight-Loss + Toning 4 Sundays: April 12, 2015 to May 3, 2015 @
From: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Winter has come to an end and it’s time to vibrantly come back to life, shed any built up layers and cleanse from the inside out! This 28-day challenge will include four workshops, using yoga to detoxify, strengthen, tone, fire up metabolism, and build awareness of body and mind connection and our relationship with food. Your challenge is to practice yoga for the entire 28 days, as well as incorporate healthy, clean eating habits to create optimal health for vibrant living. Along with the series of four workshops, you will receive daily emails, which will include positive affirmations, meditations, workouts, recipes and more.
What this 28-Day Challenge includes:
4 two-hour Yoga Workshops (Sundays, 4-6pm)
Detox + Cleanse (4/12) – includes 75 min detox yoga, challenge overview, nutrition overview and goal setting
Weight Loss + Whole Body Toning (4/19) – includes 75 min yoga practice (focusing on toning/sculpting/cardio) followed by a Nutrition Discussion with Lifestyle Coach Sherry Leikin
Confidence, Core + Arms (4/26) – includes 75 min yoga (focusing on toning and strengthening the core, abs and arms) followed by a discussion on confidence and self-empowerment
Self Love, Legs + Booty (5/3) – includes 75 min yoga (focusing on toning and strengthening the legs and booty;) followed by a discussion on self-love, as well as closing out the 28-day challenge and how to continue a healthy, vibrant lifestyle
Plus an amazing support system! Includes:
*Anjana’s Nutrition Plan (NOT A DIET – A healthy lifestyle eating plan which includes how to eat for a lean, toned body, for optimal energy, and to boost your metabolism. Also includes, grocery lists, recipes, what to avoid and a 3-Day Slim Down Cleanse.) *Nutrition Discussion with Lifestyle Coach Sherry Leikin *Daily Positive Affirmations to rewire our brains and restructure our thoughts in order to create the life we desire *Weekly Meditations *Weekly Goal Setting *Daily Emails with workouts, recipes, yoga tips, and other challenges *Access to the Facebook group and daily email support for encouragement, questions answered and accountability
Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Casting for Spring Awakening April 17 – May 2, 2015
9130-I Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045 / (410) 997-9352
April 9, 2015 – Columbia, MD – Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2015 season entitled Coming of Age with the TONY Award-winning alt-rock musical, Spring Awakening. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from April 17 – May 2, 2015. Various special events will occur in conjunction with the run.
Red Branch will kick off the production with an opening night post-show reception with the cast and creative team. All patrons attending the show on Friday, April 17th will have the opportunity to meet with the cast and crew over sparkling wine courtesy of restaurant partner The Iron Bridge Wine Company in the green room immediately following the performance.
Lisa A. Wilde, Resident Dramaturg for Rep Stage and Theatre Faculty at Howard Community College, will give a post-show lecture and talkback entitled Wedekind and the Man in the Mask following the matinee performance on Sunday, April 19th. This talkback, which is free and open to the public, explores the original play, Spring’s Awakening, and how it was adapted and transformed into the modern theatrical work found in Spring Awakening. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Wilde during the session.
A panel discussion entitled Some Things Have to Be Said: Tough Conversations About Sexuality, Suicide, and Coming of Age will follow the matinee performance on Sunday, April 26th . A panel comprised of mental health professionals and children’s services advocates will engage the community in a discussion about themes and topics pulled from the production’s subject matter. Confirmed panelists include Dr. Suzanne Ricklin (Faculty, Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy and Education, Inc.), Dr. Helen Bellette (psychiatrist), Valerie P. Harvey (Adolescent Resource Specialist, Office of Children’s Services), Carla Spence (Howard County Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness), and a representative from Voices for Change (Howard County Teen Advocacy organization).
Red Branch is pleased to partner again with the Howard County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). A portion of the proceeds raised from tickets purchased for the April 26th show will be donated to NAMI to help them continue their important work building better lives for individuals affected by mental illness. Patrons who wish for a portion of the proceeds from their ticket to go to NAMI Howard County should mention the organization at the time of ticket purchase for the April 26th performance either online or by phone.
Spring Awakeningis the contemporary rock musical adaptation of the classic play about teenage angst and growing pains. Adapted by indie rock guitarist Duncan Sheik and Steve Sater, Spring Awakening won eight TONY Awards (including Best Musical) when it premiered on Broadway in 2006. Other productions in Red Branch’s 2015 season include Avenue Q: School Edition, Dogfight, and a world premiere of a new musical adaptation of Peter Rabbit.
Spring Awakening is presented with permission through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Special Events April 17: Opening Night Post-Show Reception April 19: Wedekind and the Man in the Mask: Post-Show Talkback April 26: Some Things Have to Be Said: Post-Show Panel Discussion; NAMI Fundraising Performance
Performance Dates and Times
April 17-18, 24-25, 30 & May 1-2 at 8 PM
April 19 & 26 at 3 PM
Cast & Production Staff
Meghan Abdo – Lena
Rachel Bailey – Wendla
Wendy Bairdv – Adult Woman
Danny Bertaux – Melchior
Ellie Borzilleri – Ilse
Javier del Pilar – Moritz
Avia Fields – Martha
Megan Henderson – Thea
Jonathan Miot – Otto
Michael Nugent – Hanschen
Jonathan Schuyler – Ernst
Jake Stuart – Adult Man
Katie Tyler – Anna
Rick Westerkamp – Georg
v Red Branch Theatre Company Ambassador
Directed and Choreographed by Jenny Male
Music Direction by Dustin Merrell
Stage Management: Dana Fleischer
Lighting Design: David Smith
Set Design: Heidi Castle-Smith
Costume Design: Elisha Bryant
OperaDelaware’s route began 70 years ago when it was founded by a group of Wilmington artists who desired lasting musical connections within their community. WINE, WOMEN, AND FOOD! features many favorite operatic excerpts, including a performance of Bon Appétit – A 20-minute, one-woman opera based on Julia Child’s famous chocolate cake episode that brings to life all the joie de vivre of the original French Chef. Created for the great Jean Stapleton, Lee Hoiby’s piano score deftly dances from Broadway to Ravel and back to capture the soaring spirit and sense of humor of the irrepressible Julia. Bon Appétit is a rich memory of the woman who single-handedly gave millions of Americans an appetite for good taste and a recipe for civilization. Served up with a full menu of delicious operatic excerpts, WINE, WOMEN, AND FOOD! stars Melissa Kornacki as Julia Child, and features OperaDelaware favorites Sharin Apostolou and Michael Mayes.
MOVING SALE-HUGE SALE OF GREAT VARIETY! SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015, 1-6 PM
Yoga Nidra (“yogic sleep”) is a soothing, rejuvenating practice for reducing the stresses of daily life. In a place between the waking and sleeping states, relax both consciously and deeply on the physical, emotional and mental levels as your instructor leads you through a series of yoga movements and meditation based in experiencing the five Koshas.
Cultivate seeds of positive change in the mind through Sankalpa, a heartfelt intention, and can help reduce stress and tension with-out reducing mental clarity.
This meditative class is conducted with students lying down and requires no previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket or towel and wear comfortable clothing.
Clark’s Elioak Farm Baby Animal Weekend April 25-26, 2015
Come see all the new babies we have at the farm this year. Lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings, piglets We’ve got them all!!!
Vendors, Exhibitors Sought for Howard County’s 7th annual WomenFest Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville, MD
Do you offer products and/or services that promote health, wellness, fashion and beauty and are designed to inspire women to live a more balanced, healthy and fulfilled life? If so, then be sure to apply for a spot at this year’s Department of Citizen Services’ WomenFest. Back for its 7th consecutive year, this signature wellness event for women will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Admission and parking are free.
Coordinated by the Department’s Office on Aging, last year’s WomenFest attracted 600 participants and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors. This year’s event will feature an interactive day with free health screenings and engaging seminars and workshops on topics including self-defense, painting on canvas, heart health, financial wellness and keeping relationships strong.
This year’s keynote address – “Build Your Healthy Tomorrow, Today!” – will be presented by Lynne Brick, President of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, Inc. This motivating and inspiring presentation will help attendees focus on their journey to health and happiness in three easy steps.
Vendor and exhibitor applications, sponsorship opportunities and full event details are available online at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest. Applications may be faxed to 410-313-5950 or mailed to: WomenFest 2015, c/o Donna Tugwell, Howard County Office on Aging, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 211, Columbia, MD 21046.
For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest, follow the Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HoCoCitizen) or contact Courtney Barkley at 410-313-5957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ManneqART Announces 2015 Events Schedule
April 30, June 21, September 12-26, September 27, 2015
ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
March 28-29 Sculpture on the Human Form Workshop for students and beginning artists
April 30--Artworks entry deadline
June 21 ManneqART Madness--Public introduction of the 2015 artworks
September 12-26 Public Display of Artworks
September 27 Gala and Stage Show
ManneqART is a 501c3 nonprofit arts and education organization and competition based in Howard County, focused on bringing the Wearable Arts to the public. Now in its third year, it's mission is to inspire creativity and reward excellence in the field of wearable art. ManneqART reaches out to beginning and accomplished artists of all ages and skill levels and invites them to think outside their comfort zones to create artworks unlike anything our community has seen in the past. A gallery of more than 150 artworks created by ManneqART contestants from 30+ states can be seen at: www.manneqart.org
In the final concert of the season, Columbia Pro Cantare salutes the music that represents America to the world: popular songs from the 1920s through 1950s that comprise “The Great American Songbook.” The Songbook includes hundreds of songs written by more than a dozen composers for Broadway musical theatre and feature films. CPC’s performance will include a selection of works arranged for chorus and soloists. Joining the chorus for the performances are Lexington Brass Quintet, Alison Gatwood, piano, and children’s chorus.
Tickets are $23, $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advnces; $2 more at door. Visit www.procantare.org to order tickets.
The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus salutes the music that represents America to the world: popular songs from the 1920s through 1950s that comprise “The Great American Songbook.” The Songbook includes songs written by more than a dozen composers for Broadway musical theatre and feature films. CPC’s performance will include a selection of works by Gershwin, Cole Porter and others arranged for chorus and soloists. Joining CPC for this concert will be the Lexington Brass Quintet, Alison Gatwood, piano, and a children’s chorus. Tickets are $23, $20 (students and sr. citizens); $2 more at the door. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, visit www.procantare.org or call 410.799.9321 or 301.854.0107.
The Titanic Experience as Play; Robert Neal Marshall, Filmmaker and Playwright May 11, 2015
Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-730-0075
Part of the Salon Series at the Columbia Art Center. Enjoy a unique inside look at the developmental process of creating a new theatrical work, Robert’s recent play 41N 50W. The play premiered last April in Southampton, UK and is a documentary style historical drama based on the 1912 Titanic US Senate Hearings led by Michigan Senator William Alden Smith. The play presents a different perspective on the tragedy and focuses on key players and rescue efforts surrounding the tragedy. Robert will share unique history about the titanic as you are taken on a moving journey directly over the wreck site of the Titanic on the 100th anniversary of the disaster.
Cycle2Health Cycling Season Kick-Off Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am
In the parking lot of the East Columbia 50+ Center located at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21046
Cycle2Health (C2H) is a volunteer-led, bicycling club featuring weekday rides during daytime hours. Rides vary in length and difficulty. The season kick-off will be held on Thursday, May 14th in the parking lot of the East Columbia 50+ Center located at 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21046. The event will begin at 9:30 am and will feature complimentary bike checks and presentations on bike-related topics. The departure of the 1st ride of the season will follow. An orientation covering bike riding safety and group riding etiquette will be available for those who are new to Cycle2Health. For more information or to register, visit www.howardcountyaging.org/cycle2health or call Jen Lee at (410)313-5940.
Symphonic Pops May 15, 2015 @ 7:30pm
The Columbia Orchestra 5460 Trumpeter Road Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-465-8777
Guest speaker Dr. Margaret McMahon. Dr. McMahon has her PhD in computer science and engineering and is using her professional knowledge and experience for family history research. Meeting at the Bain Sr Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, Md. 7p Socialize, refreshments provided 7:15 members share their research; 7:30 meeting; 8p lecture. All FREE. Everyone welcome open to the public.
KENNY CHESNEY at Merriweather Post Pavilion Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 7pm Doors: 5:30 pm Show: 7:00 pm
Merriweather Post Pavilion 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-715-5550
The Howard County Conservancy and presenting sponsor AT&T invite you to enjoy wine in our three-acre native plant garden, taste craft beers in the historic barn, and sample delicious foods from local restaurants and caterers as we celebrate the Conservancy’s 25th anniversary at our 9th annual Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn fundraiser.
Listen to bluegrass music performed by Dean Sapp and the Hartford Express and find treasures and bargains as you browse the large silent auction of artwork, getaways and experiences, dining and themed packages, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Conservancy’s wide array of exceptional environmental education and preservation programs that help individuals of all ages and interests connect with nature throughout the year.
Visit the event website at http://www.hcconservancy.org/wine for details and to purchase tickets.
Mothers Day Luncheon May 2, 2015From Thursday, March 26 at 8:00am to Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 11:00pm
The Women of Celebration Church will host an exciting luncheon to
celebrate, honor and say “Hats off” to all mothers!
There is no love so bold, so beautiful, and so faithful, as a Mother’s love. Wear your hat to honor the many hats that mothers wear and enjoy the fun,
fellowship and love of the faithful women of God.
$20 - Adult (age 13 & older)
$10 - Children (ages 5-12)
Children 4 years old and under - Free
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