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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 July 24, 2014 2:35 PM

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Children's Tea with Grandparents and Parents
August 3, 2014, 3:00 PM


Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044

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Children's Tea with Grandparents and Parents

In the beautiful ballroom of Historic Oakland.  Children must be accompanied by adults.  Includes craft and activities.  $12 per person plus tax.  Reservations and advance payment  required. Call   410-730-4744.

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Robinson Nature Center
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Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

Lil' Buds Gardening Series
Summer Wednesday Full Dome Movie
July 23, 2014 - 2-2:30pm

This week’s movie: Two Small Pieces of Glass, appropriate for kids 7+. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show.
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Ghost Walk to the Simpsonville Mill
July 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
Prepare yourself for a hauntingly fun nighttime excursion on the grounds of the Robinson Nature Center. By the light of the setting sun, we weave through the woods to discover the mysterious and incredible past of Simpsonville (a small milling town that was located on the Middle Patuxent River in present-day Columbia). As the darkness overtakes the woods, we venture to the historic Simpsonville Mill ruins where stories abound. Discover Simpsonville’s mysteries, unfortunate accidents, and tales of loss and survival . . . if you dare! Recommended age is 7 yrs+. Cost is $10 individual; $25 family. Call 410-313-0400 for reservations.
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Summer Wednesday Full Dome Movie
July 30, August 6, 15, 20, 2014 - 10-10:30am
This week’s movie: One World, One Sky, appropriate for kids 3+. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show.
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Family Picnic Day
August 3, 2014, 12:00 PM
BYOP (Bring your own picnic) to the Robinson Nature Center, and we provide the entertainment! Enjoy nature games for the kids, live animal presentations, live music on the lawn, and snowcones for sale to complete your Sunday picnic experience. To pay with a credit card, please register in advance. Only case is accepted on the day of the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $20 per car.
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Nature Center Mystery Series: The Case of the Missing Honey
August 8, 2014, 6:30 PM
Put on your thinking caps and head to the Robinson Nature Center for a nail-biting outdoor mystery adventure! Comb the Nature Center grounds for hidden clues to help solve “The Case of the Missing Honey!” Ends with a honey-themed snack as you piece together this sweet mystery. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
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Summer Wednesday Full Dome Movie
August 20, 2014 - 10-10:30am
This week’s movie: One World, One Sky, appropriate for kids 3+. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show.

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Columbia Announcements


Oakland Mills Community Association The Other Barn
Facility Assistant Position(s) Opening 
July 22, 2014

The Oakland Mills Community Association is looking for the right individual(s) to fill  Facility Assistant positions.  Positions are open and we are looking to hire as soon as possible. 

We are interested in one individual to work on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Hours are 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (may be required to stay as late as 9:45 p.m. as needed).  Flexibility to work occasional daytime hours would be a plus.

We are also looking for an individual who is available on Friday late afternoon and evenings, Saturday afternoon and evenings, and Sunday afternoon and evenings.  Evening hours extend into the early morning hours.  

The weekend position is "as needed" with no specific number of work days per month. We would consider hiring one person for both positions based on qualifications.

Once hired, both positions will require the individual to receive training and certification in CPR/AED. Applicants subject to a background check.

Applicants for the Facility Assistant position should possess excellent customer service skills and be able to handle a variety of tasks and work independently.  Administrative skills are necessary.  This "front desk" assistant is the first responder for all phone and walk-in inquiries.  Individual will need to become familiar with the Oakland Mills community, The Other Barn and all policies and procedures and work independently.  

The Weekend Facility Assistant position hours could extend into the early morning hours for certain events. Hours are assigned monthly and will vary month to month.  Individual will be responsible for all facility related issues, safety and security measures and customer service needs. Work requires routine physical activity such as lifting or pushing heavy items (up to 80 lbs.) and setting up/taking down tables and chairs as necessary.  

If you are interested in either or both positions please stop in the Other Barn and complete an employment application or email the Village Manager at manager@oaklandmills.org and request an employment application and job description. Only those applicants whose qualifications most closely fit our needs will be contacted. 

Please feel free to forward this email on to friends and family.  We would request inquiries be via email and not by phone. 

Sincerely,
Sandy Cederbaum
Oakland Mills Village Manager
5851 Robert Oliver Place, The Other Barn, Columbia, MD  21045
manager@oaklandmills.org
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Experiencing Yoga, Go beyond poses by exploring various forms of meditation, mindfulness, contemplative art, and group exercises.
Saturdays beginning May 31st (No class June 7th) / 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM & 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Stonehouse, 8775 Cloudleap Court Columbia, MD 21045 Call 410-730-8113 to register

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Cost: $10.00 per class

Balance body, energy, and mind in a creative and encouraging environment. You’ve never experienced a class like this!
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East Columbia Farmers Market
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Maryland 21045 - (717) 448-9997
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East Columbia Farmers Market

In 2013, the Howard County Farmers Market Association decided to discontinue the Thursday East Columbia Library farmers market.

Three of the farmers (Orchard Country Produce, Tomatoes, Etc., and Unger’s Fruit Farm) were disappointed, since all had been attending the market for over 10 years. We decided to request permission from the Howard County local government to continue the market at the ...same location, but separate from the Howard County Farmers Market Association, who did not want the market to continue. After several winter months of jumping through hoops, we got the lease!

This market has been running continuously for over 25 years and is considered the oldest farmers market in Howard County! We are excited and relieved to be able to continue the tradition!
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End of Columbia Announcements

Free Summer Concert Series at Ft. Meade, MD

features groups from the US Army Field Band and some other D.C.-based military bands.  All concerts are at Constitution Park on Ft. Meade, MD.  Here is a link for directions: https://www.google.com/maps/preview?q=English+Avenue+Ft+Meade+MD&hl=en

Here is the schedule for the summer:

Thursday July 24 - 7pm
The Army Blues of the US Army Band, Pershing's Own

Thursday July 31 - 7pm
The Volunteers of the US Army Field Band

Thursday August 7 - 7pm
The Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band

Thursday August 14 - 7pm
The Concert Band and Soldier's Chorus of the US Army Field Band

Saturday August 23 - 7pm
Finale Concert
US Army Field Band Concert Band and Soldier's Chorus, Jazz Ambassadors, and Volunteers

Additional Information: Please bring a folding chair or blanket for seating. An inclement weather decision will be made at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. Please check this site or the Field Band and Fort Meade social media sites for updates. All visitors should enter Fort Meade via the main gate at Route 175 and Reece Road. All privately-owned vehicles driven onto Fort Meade are required to be licensed, registered, inspected and insured according to state and local laws and are subject to a 100 percent identification check and inspection by Fort Meade Force Protection personnel.
NO TICKETS REQUIRED For information, please call 301-677-6586


Beck
July 24, 2014 - 8pm Gates @6pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

$45, $55, $75. Tickets on sale Friday, May 9 at 10am through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club during box office hours.


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

Neutral Milk Hotel
July 25, 2014 - Doors @ 6:30pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

Featuring Jeff Mangum, Scott Spillan, Julian Koster, and Jeremy Barnes, w/ Circulatory System. Attention, attention, all you heartbroken people that missed Neutral Milk Hotel’s much-anticipated sold out performance at Constitution Hall: they’re coming back! That’s right; Neutral Milk Hotel will bring their brand of delightfully distorted indie lullabies to the woods of Merriweather Post Pavilion. Now’s your chance to lay in the sun and count all the beautiful things you can see. Utilize our presale, lest you miss out again.Tickets go on sale Friday February 7 at 10am.


Home Sweet Home
July 26, 2014, 9:00 AM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Children (8–12) and their parents learn ways for children to stay at home alone.  
Women's Self Defense Seminar
July 26, 2014, 1:00 PM

9147 B Red Branch Road Columbia, MD 21045 

Learn how to recognize and deal with pre-attack situations and differing threat levels; how to defend yourself from various armed and unarmed attacks, both standing and on the ground; and about the legal ramifications of self defense.

These seminars are taught by the dojo's senior female instructor, with some of our students playing the role of attackers (as available). The defenses you will learn are effective and do not need great strength to perform, because they take advantage of the natural weaknesses of an attacker's body. Everyone is built in fundamentally the same way, and all bodies have vulnerable points, which you will learn to exploit.

Ages 14 and up, please. $25 per person. For more information and to pre-register, visit us at http://www.combatju-jitsu.com/sem-wsd.htm
Phish
July 26, 27, 2014 - 7pm (Gates at 5:30)

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

Pavilion $60.00 · Lawn $45.00. Tickets on sale Friday, March 28 at 10AM


Celebrating Heroes Triathlon
July 27, 2014, 7:00 AM

Centennial Park, 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043

The 2014 Celebrating Heroes Triathlon, is an inspirational sprint triathlon taking place amid the rolling countryside of Howard County, MD. Join us in July to celebrate the birth of our nation's independence, and applaud the spirit of the American Hero. TriColumbia salutes the many heroes that make our nation great; from military veterans, wounded warriors, and first responders to everyday unsung heroes who go out of their way to selflessly lend a hand to provide hope and help to those in need.

Participate In The Celebating Heroes First Responders Challenge

The Celebrating Heroes First Responders Challenge allows first responders to compete with other first responders. Top individual male and female as well as top relay teams (male, female & coed) will receive a donation of $500.00 to their non-profit organization of choice. 2nd and 3rd place male and female first responders will receive an award. Receiving an award in this category does not preclude athletes from receiving other age group and relay awards.

Participate In The Celebating Heroes Armed Forces Challenge

The Celebrating Heroes Armed Forces Challenge allows armed forces personnel to compete with athletes in 5 armed forces branches of service, as well as within their own branch of service. Top overall individual male & female among Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard including all active duty, National Guard and Reservists will receive an award and a $500 donation to their non-profit of choice. Top male and female within each of the 5 branches will receive an award (with a minimum of two athletes in each category).  


Abrakadoodle MD and Garbanzo Columbia - "Yummy Art Mini Camp"
July 28, August 11, 2014, 9:00 AM


Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 6455 Dobbin Rd Columbia, MD 21045

Abrakadoodle MD and Garbanzo Columbia - "Yummy Art Mini Camp"

Abrakadoodle and Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill bring a mini camp to help stay healthy this summer! Each child will create their own artwork, tour the restaurant, assemble healthy food and enjoy a delicious Garbanzo Kiddos lunch. We support future artists and invite camp attendees to display their artwork in the restaurant for one week. 

Yummy Art Mini Camp is held on July 14th, July 28th and Aug 11th at:
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 
6455 Dobbin Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
www.eatgarbanzo.com
https://www.facebook.com/GarbanzoMedGrill

Camp includes stories, games, all art materials, lunch and instructor. There is a minimum of 6 children. Space is limited for each day, sign up today. See you there!

Sign up at:
http://www.abrakadoodle.com/md-howard-county-register/  

Wondering School: A Sunday Morning of Godly Play for 3-5 year olds
July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM

Kittamaqundi Community Church at Oliver’s Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD 21044

Come Wonder With Us!

Even at a very young age children wonder about things. Their questions challenge us to dig deep for answers. This exciting Montessori-based curriculum called, Godly Play, invites children to find meaning for themselves through circle time, stories, open responses and creative play.  Kids will be drawn into stories from the Bible, connecting these stories to their own experience through "wondering" questions and open-ended response time. Godly Play values process, openness and discovery -- not indoctrination or "right" answers.

Classes are designed for preschoolers, ages 3-5 yet older brothers and sisters are welcome too. Child care is available for younger children.

For more information contact Heather Kirk-Davidoff, our Enabling Minister, at kcchurch@verizon.net or 410-730-4855.

Learn more about KC, an independent Christian Community that welcomes everyone, whoever you are and however you find us, at kc-church.org.


St. John Baptist Church Summer Revival
“COME Holy Spirit”
July 28th through July 30th - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly

9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD 21045 Tel: 410-992-6977

Revivalist – Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III Special guests artists including – The Psalm 46 Singers, Juanita Hellams and the Gospel of Faith, and Sheri Wise Chaffin Child care for kids ages 3 – 10 will be available Meditative moment each night starting at 6:45 p.m. www.stjohnbaptistchurch.org/events

Town Center/Wilde Lake Pool Party
July 29, 2014, 6:00 PM

Bryant Woods Pool, 10451 Green Mountain Circle, Columbia MD 21044

FREE, but tickets in  advance are required.  No tickets will be available at the door.  Get your tickets early, they go fast.   Tickets available after June 1.  Ticket includes admission, pizza, dessert, and drinks.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Town Center & Wilde Lake residents only.  Pool    Membership not required.   Contact 410-730-4744 or tcvillage@columbiatowncenter.org for tickets.  
Living with Diabetes Two-Day Seminar
August 1, September 12, 2014, 8:30 AM 

Bolduc Family Outpatient Center at Howard County General Hospital

Learn from an endocrinologist, podiatrist, psychologist, diabetes nurse educator and dietitian. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program. 443-718-3000. Two-day seminar: 8/1 & 8/5. 
Mad Decent Block Party
August 1, 2014 - Gates @ 2pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ | Tickets |

Featuring: Dan Deacon • Dillon Francis • Diplo • Flux Pavilion • Sleigh Bells • Trippy Turtle • Wave Racer and more. $25, $45, $55, $75/ Tickets on sale Friday, April 18 at 10am through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club during box office hours.


2014 Summer Spirit Festival
August 2, 2014 - Gates @ 2pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ | Tickets |

Presented by CD Enterprises, Inc. Featuring:

Ms. Lauryn Hill * Janelle Monae * Raheem Devaughn * Talib Kweli * Junkyard Band * Backyard Band * RDGLDGRN * George Tandy, Jr. * Roman Gianarthur and more

$46-$125. Tickets on sale Friday, May 9 at 10am through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club during box office hours.


Sunset Serenades
August 2, 6, 13, 2014 - 7pm

Centennial Park South 10000 Rt. 108 Ellicott City, MD 410-313-4700

| http://www.howardcountymd.gov/rap |

This week’s serenade features U.S. Army Field Band: The Jazz Ambasadors. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family, have a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer!(Schedules subject to change) Refreshments available for sale.


Wicked Jezabel Live
August 2, 2014, 9:00 PM

Second Chance Saloon 5888 Robert Oliver Place Columbia, MD 21045

| http://2ndchancesaloon.com/ |

 Wicked Jezabel Live

Awesome all female band--Great entertainment & awesome musicians!!!
Maryland All State Community Band Concert
August 3, 2014, 3:00 PM

5460 Trumpeter Road Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.columbiabands.org/MASCB/bands_marylandallstate2014.html |

The Columbia Bands is proud to host the 2014 Maryland All State Community Band Concert on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at 3:00pm.  This concert is FREE and open to the public.  The concert will be held at the Jim Rouse Theater at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Maryland.

The MASCB will be conducted by the renowned Harlan Parker.  Dr. Parker was recently appointed the Conductor of Peabody’s newly formed Peabody Modern Orchestra for the 2013-2014 season.

Concert Program:
Overture to “Candide”  - Leonard Bernstein
Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst
O Magnum Mysterium -  Morten Lauridsen
The Hounds of Spring -  Alfred Reed
Symphony No. 1, “The Lord of the Rings” -  Johan de Meijhttp://www.columbiabands.org/MASCB/bands_marylandallstate2014.html
National Night Out Ice Cream Social
August 5, 2014, 6:00 PM 

Vantage Point Road Park, Columbia, MD 21044

All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream! ~ Live Entertainment! Please contact the Town Center Community Association at 410-730-4744 or tcvillage@columbiatowncenter.org to let us know you are coming so we have enough treats! “Admission Fee” is a donation of school supplies for the new school year.


David Gray
August 7, 2014 - 6:30pm Gates

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

$45, $55, $75. Tickets on sale Friday, June 6 at 10am through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club during box office hours.


Coming in August 2014 - Twelve Angry Men
August 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2014


The APL Drama Club is excited to announce our next production, Twelve Angry Men, adapted by Sherman L. Sergel and based on the Emmy award-winning television movie by Reginald Rose.

A man has been murdered, his son is on trial for the crime, but is he guilty? Eleven angry jurors are convinced that the answer is yes - but one man has a doubt, and he is determined to get past their easy answers and arrive at the truth. This riveting drama shows the twists and turns of a seemingly open and shut case, and engagingly explores the universal, timeless, and human themes surrounding prejudice, integrity, and justice.

Twelve Angry Men will be performed in Parsons Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab on the following dates:

  • Friday, August 8, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 9, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, August 9, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 10, 2:00pm
  • Friday, August 15, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 16, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, August 17, 2:00pm

All performances are free and open to all APL staff, family, and friends, but reservations are required for guaranteed seating. Free tickets can be reserved by emailing dramaclubtix@gmail.com and can be picked up on a will-call basis before the show.

For more information, please contact the club officers at drama@jhuapl.edu.


Golf Outing for the First Tee of Howard County
August 8, 2014, 11:30 AM

Fairway Hill golf course

The First Tee of Howard County invites you to our Charity golf event! The First Tee of Howard County is holding their thirteenth annual charity golf outing on Friday, August 8th, 2014.

The event will be held at Fairway Hills golf club. Lunch and dinner after is being provided.  There is a 12:30 Shotgun start, scramble style golf.

The First Tee is seeking foursomes to participate, and also would very much like the support of the local business community to sponsor elements of the tournament and to participate in the event.

 All of the funds raised by the event go to providing the First Tee experience to almost one thousand youngsters
participating.  Tickets are $ 200 per golfer and can be purchased online at www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org or by contacting us at 410.730.1114. Persons interested in being a sponsor should contact David Nesbitt. 

The course is located at 5100 Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21044. 


Local Color Juried Show Opening Reception
August 8, 2014 - 6-8pm

American City Building 10227 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD 21044 410-740-8249

| http://www.artistsgallerycolumbia.com/ |

From Artists’ Gallery Colubia. An Opening reception for the juried show open to area artists 18 and over.


The Columbia Orchestra Auditions
August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM


Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

If you play an orchestral instrument and enjoy the challenge of performing the best of the symphonic repertoire with an inspiring conductor, don’t miss the opportunity to audition for the Columbia Orchestra! The Columbia Orchestra is a volunteer adult community orchestra dedicated to fostering a lifelong appreciation of and participation in music. Come join us for an exciting season performing great music! We also keep an active substitute list, so please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Current VacanciesBassoons (including Contrabassoon), Horn, Strings, Percussion—permanent positions

Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion—substitute list

Audition Requirements:
1)  Major and minor scales in 2 octaves (or 3 where possible) in keys up to three sharps/flats
2)  Two prepared pieces of contrasting nature (orchestral/concert excerpts are acceptable)
3)  Auditions may include sight-reading at the discretion of the Auditions Committee


To schedule an audition

Auditions are approximately fifteen minutes and by appointment only.
E-mail auditions@columbiaorchestra.org or phone (410)465-8777, extension 4

For further information
To learn more about the Columbia Orchestra, Music Director Jason Love, concert schedules, and programming for the 2014–2015 season, please visit our website www.columbiaorchestra.org 


Abrakadoodle MD and Garbanzo Columbia - "Yummy Art Mini Camp"
August 11, 2014, 9:00 AM


Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 6455 Dobbin Rd Columbia, MD 21045

Abrakadoodle MD and Garbanzo Columbia - "Yummy Art Mini Camp"

Abrakadoodle and Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill bring a mini camp to help stay healthy this summer! Each child will create their own artwork, tour the restaurant, assemble healthy food and enjoy a delicious Garbanzo Kiddos lunch. We support future artists and invite all camp attendees to display their artwork in the restaurant for one week. 

Yummy Art Mini Camp is held on July 14th, July 28th and Aug 11th at:
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill 
6455 Dobbin Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
www.eatgarbanzo.com

Camp includes stories, games, all art materials, lunch and instructor. There is a minimum of 6 children. Space is limited for each day, sign up today.

Sign up at:
http://www.abrakadoodle.com/md-howard-county-register/  

Columbia TechBreakfast featuring Trikke Virginia, Asurvest, Inc.
August 13, 2014, 8:00 AM

Loyola Columbia, 8890 McGaw Rd #130, Columbia, MD

Columbia TechBreakfast featuring Trikke Virginia, Asurvest, Inc.

Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them. This edition at Loyola Columbia features demos from Trikke Virginia: Trikke, Asurvest, Inc.: Asurvest. Find out more and RSVP at http://bit.ly/1iOGmBH
Robinson Nature Center Event
Summer Wednesday Full Dome Movie
August 13, 2014 - 10-10:30am

Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Ln Columbia, MD 21044 410-313-0400

| http://www.howardcountymd.gov/rap |

This week’s movie: Little Star That Could, appropriate for kids 3+. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show.


Ice Cream Social
August 15, 2014, 1:00 PM

Park View at Columbia - 7070 Cradlerock Way - Columbia, MD 21045)

| http://columbia.parkviewseniorliving.com/ParkviewHome.aspx |

In celebration of ten years of service in Howard County, Neighbor Ride is hosting a free Ice Cream Social from 1pm to 3pm on Friday, August 15th at Parkview Columbia (7070 Cradlerock Way - Columbia, MD 21045).  All are welcome!  Please RSVP to Parkview at (410) 381-0769.

Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life for Howard County’s older residents by providing affordable transportation for health care appointments, cultural and social activities, religious services, shopping and other personal needs.   Neighbor Ride offers this service so seniors, age 60 and over, can remain active, independent and connected to the community.


"Losing My Weight" Women's Retreat - Ekklesia International Family Life & Worship Center
August 15, 2014, 5:00 PM

4045 Minstrel Way Columbia MD 21046

 "Losing My Weight" Women's Retreat - Ekklesia International Family Life & Worship Center

"Losing My Weight" - Women's Retreat
Matthew 11: 28-30; Hebrews 12:1 ; Galatians 6
Sponsored by: Ekklesia International Family Life & Worship Center

The retreat will be held at The Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/South in Maryland.

Register today for only $25.00
To register for event please contact Elder Robyn Hill at lovingbud456@yahoo.com or Minister Battle at qfavorite@yahoo.com

For guest room reservations please contact the hotel directly at 1-410-381-3001 by Sunday July 21, 2014. The cost per night is $99.00 plus tax. There is also a $25.00 incidental fee per night, which will be returned at the end of your stay if no incidents arise. Mention the Ekklesia Women's Retreat group block.

  • Check in time 3:00 p.m.  Check out time 12:00 p.m.
  • Complimentary hot and cold breakfast. That also includes waffles and hearty oatmeal with toppings. Choose from an array of fresh salads, sandwiches, and snacks available throughout the day at the Expanded Suite Shop.
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Optional T-Shirt: $12.00 - $14.00 / Optional Dinner: $25.00 at Koto Sake Japanese Steakhouse


Essentials in Babysitting
August 16, 2014, 9:00 AM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.) 

Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques. $50.
Local Farm Beer/Wine, Millstone Cidery Dinner
August 20, 2014

Victoria Gastro Pub 8201 Snowden River Parkway Columbia, MD 21045 410-750-1880

| http://www.victoriagastropub.com/ | heather@victoriagastropub.com |

All Beer & Cork Club members receive an additional 10% off of their ticket! Payments become non-refundable 48 hours prior to the event.


Dance class for 8-10 year olds
August 25, 2014, 5:00 PM

9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046

Dance class for 8-10 year olds

Dance class featuring Ballet, Tap and Jazz styles.  Ages 8-10 years. Mondays 5:00p - 6:30p. See our website for details. http://www.oneforalldance.com/. Register TODAY to reserve a spot in class!
TAP class for ages 13+
August 25, 2014, 5:30 PM

9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046 

| http://www.oneforalldance.com/ |

TAP class for ages 13+

Visit our website for details and registration information!  Contact us today to reserve your spot in class!


DANCE CLASS for ages 6 -7
August 25, 2014, 6:30 PM

9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046 

| http://www.oneforalldance.com/ |

DANCE CLASS for ages 6 -7

This is a combination class that teaches ballet and tap. Beginners welcome!  Visit our website for details and registration information. http://www.oneforalldance.com/ Contact us today to reserve a spot in class!

Adult Ballet class
August 25, 2014, 7:30 PM 

9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046 

| http://www.oneforalldance.com/ |

Adult Ballet class

Mondays 7:30p - 8:30p. Visit our website for details and registration information. http://www.oneforalldance.com/

TAP and JAZZ dance class for ages 10-14
August 26, 2014, 5:30 PM 

9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046 

| http://www.oneforalldance.com/ |

TAP and JAZZ dance class for ages 10-14

Come join the fun! Visit our website for details and registration information http://www.oneforalldance.com/.
Contact us TODAY to reserve a spot in class!
Adult/Child/Infant CPR
August 26, September 11, 2014, 5:30 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). $55. 


JAZZ DANCE class for teens!
August 27, 2014, 6:30 PM

9691-L Gerwig Lane, Columbia, MD 21046 

| http://www.oneforalldance.com/ |

JAZZ DANCE class for teens!

Visit our website for details and registration information http://www.oneforalldance.com/
Contact us today to reserve your spot in class!  info@oneforalldance.com

Business After Business Networking Mixer
August 28, 2014, 5:00 PM

The Kings Contrivance, 10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 

Enjoy casual networking, food and drinks at the Chamber’s popular mixer. Cost is $15 for Chamber members, $30 for non-members. Information and registration: www.HowardChamber.com
ZZ Top & Jeff Beck w/ Gary Clark Jr
September 3, 2014 Gates @ 4pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

$45, $55, $75. Tickets on sale Friday, April 18 at 10am through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club during box office hours.


Happiest Baby on the Block
September 3, 2014, 7:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Parents and parents-to-be learn techniques to quickly soothe baby. 9/3, 7–9 p.m.  $50 per couple (includes parent kits).
Looking to Lose Weight
September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Our certified nutritionist and registered dietitian will discuss physiology and health challenges that affect your weight.
Medicare 101
September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM

Learn about Original Medicare (Parts A and B) and Prescription Drug coverage (Part D). Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Howard County Office on Aging.
Ed Sheeran
September 6, 2014

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044 410-715-5550

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ | Tickets |

Reserved Pavilion $55.00 · Lawn $40.00 / Tickets on sale Friday, June 20 at 10AM


Smoke-Free Lungs
September 9, 2014, 7:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Education and support for those wanting to quit or who have quit.
The Great Frederick Fair
September 12-20, 2014 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


797 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

| http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com |

The Great Frederick Fair

Admission: 9/12: $5 ; 10 and under = FREE / 9/13-9/20: $8 ; 10 and under = FREE
www.thegreatfrederickfair.com
Please let me know if this is possible or what other information you may need! :) Thank you for your time!

Honda Civic Tour with Grouplove and Portugal. The Man w/ Typhoon
September 12, 2014 - 6:30-9p

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044 410-715-5550

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ | Tickets |

Tickets on sale Friday, June 20 at 10am
Wilde Lake Old-Fashioned Family Picnic and Columbia BikeAbout
Spetember 13, 2014 - 11am - 3pm

Wilde Lake Columbia, MD 410-730-3987

| http://www.wildelake.org/ |

Make memories that last! Meet your neighbors, friends and family for a day of free entertainment and activities including Mood Bounce, Face Painting, Watermelon Eating Contest and entertainment. Bring your picnic or purchase food from the food trucks on premises.


River Hill Health Fair
September 13, 2014, 11:00 AM

River Hill Village Center, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029 

The Coalition Halting Obesity in Children Everywhere (CHOICE), a non-profit organization, and the River Hill Community Association are hosting the second annual River Hill Health Fair at the Village Center.

· Health and wellness awareness information 
· Obesity prevention tips
· BMI, Blood Pressure, Vision, Dental, and Bone Density Screenings 
· Scavenger hunt, games, and activities for kids
· Demonstrations
· Door prizes

Health Related Vendor spaces are still available. If you would like to be a vendor, call 805-338-2277 or email hlkan888@hotmail.com for more information.


Route 29 Revue
Spetember 13, 2014 - 1:30pm Gates

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044 410-715-5550

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

Featuring Trampled by Turtles • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue • Iron and Wine • The Devil Makes Three • Guster • Hurray for the Riff Raff. $45, $55. Tickets on sale Friday, June 6 at 10am through ticketfly.com and at Merriweather Post Pavilion and 9:30 Club during box office hours.


Jack White
Spetember 14, 2014 - Gates open at 6:00pm

Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 21044 410-715-5550

| http://www.merriweathermusic.com/ |

Pavilion (GA Pit) $70.00/ $55.00 · Lawn $40.00

Tickets on sale Friday, June 13 at 10:00AM


Medicare 102
September 15, 2014, 7:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Learn about Medicare Health Plans (Part C) and Medicare Supplement Policies. Presented by the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, Howard County Office on Aging.
Healthy Weight Connection
September 16, 2014, 6:30 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Kick-start individual lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, to help you reach a healthier weight. Receive personalized guidance from a certified dietitian. Various nutrition topics and gentle yoga. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/16–11/6.  $195.
Living Well
September 17, 2014, 5:30 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Learn to manage your health, develop a diet and fitness plan, deal with pain and communicate with health professionals. 410-313-5980. Wednesdays, 9/17-10/29, $28.

Living With Diabetes: Executive Summary l
September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

A condensed version of Living with Diabetes offered in the evening. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program. 443-718-3000. 9/17 & 18. 

Prenatal Exercise Eight-Week Session
September 17, 2014, 6:30 PM 

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Taught by a certified instructor. Physician permission required. Eight-week session, Wednesdays, 9/17–11/5. $88/eight sessions.

Announcing the 35th Reunion of the 1978-82 Classes
Saturday September 20, 2014

Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane Clarksville, Maryland 21029

| http://WildeLakeReunion2014.com |

There will be live entertainment, unlimited premium open bar, large dinner buffet, dancing, basically a great time for all! Please dress business casual for this evening event. Advance tickets are now available on this website for $55

We're inviting ALL WLHS alumni from the late 70's to early 80's! Music provided by LiveWire from Philadelphia including a three piece horn section....full dance floor! Saturday, September 20 at 7:00pm - 12:00am Ten Oaks Ballroom


River Hill Neighborhood Yard Sales
September 20, 2014, 8:00 AM

River Hill Neighborhood

Check out the street signs in River Hill neighborhoods on September 20, 2014 from 8 am to 1 pm and any street with a red balloon on the sign has residents who are having yard sales. Visit several sales in one day. Contact the River Hill Community Association at 410-531-1749 for more information.
Essentials in Babysitting
September 20, 2014, 9:00 AM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency. techniques. $50. 
Wilde Lake High 1978-82 35th Reunion
September 20, 2014, 7:00 PM

Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, Maryland 21029

| http://WildeLakeReunion2014.com  |

Wilde Lake High 1978-82 35th Reunion

Announcing the 35th Reunion of the 1978-82 Classes Saturday September 20, 2014 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

There will be live entertainment, unlimited premium open bar, large dinner buffet, dancing, basically a great time for all! Please dress business casual for this evening event.

Advance tickets are now available on this website for $55
We're inviting ALL WLHS alumni from the late 70's to early 80's!
Music provided by LiveWire from Philadelphia including a three piece horn section....full dance floor!
Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery
September 23, 2014, 5:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Learn about weight-loss surgery from Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery. 410-550-KNOW (5669) or http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/jhbmc/bariatrics.
AARP Driver Safety
September 26, 2014, 10:00 AM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Classroom refresher for ages 50+. $15/AARP members, $20/others.
The ABCs of Getting More ZZZZZZZZs
October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

You’re not alone if you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep - insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Learn strategies for beating insomnia from Luis Buenaver, M.D., Johns Hopkins behavioral sleep specialist practicing at the Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep at HCGH.
St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival
October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM

7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival

Travel around the globe without leaving Howard County! Visit the St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival, featuring hand made international foods, a beer and wine garden, free live entertainment, hand-made crafts, a silent auction, and an amazing themed children's area with games and prizes. For more information, visit www.stmatthewfestival.org.

Depression
October 9, 2014, 3:00 PM 

HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)

| http://www.hcgh.org/ |

Includes lecture, video, self-assessment and an individual, confidential evaluation with a mental health practitioner.
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