Columbia, MD Upcoming Events
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.
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
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Did you know CA’s KidSpace program offers a wide variety of parties for toddlers to teenagers? This summer, get a sneak preview of some of the most popular parties and enjoy action packed and fun-filled activities led by our party experts. PLUS, if you book a party at any one of the summer sneak preview parties, you’ll get 12 guests instead of 10-a $20 savings! All summer sneak preview parties include pizza, cake and juice boxes. The price (per family) is $16 for CA Members, $18 for Columbia Cardholders and $20 for Non-CA Members.
KidsDay on Saturday, June 6
Join CA’s KidSpace at KidsDay on Saturday, June 6 from 10am-2pm at Columbia SportsPark. This event is open to the public so there’s no need to sign-up. Just show up and enjoy a day of super-fun activities! Mini-golf and All-You-Can-Hit batting cages are free for all kids ages 13 and under. Anyone over 13 can pay $5 for one activity or $7 total for both. Free activities for all kids include arts and crafts, moon bounces, Zumba® for Kids, face painting, animal balloons, photo booth, a variety of games and more! Concessions will be available for purchase, including food, beverages, snacks and ice cream. Door prizes will also be featured. Columbia SportsPark is located at 5453 Harper’s Farm Road in the back of the Harper’s Choice Village Center.
For more information or to register, please visit or call any KidSpace location.
Kids, grades K-8, will love Kids Zumba®, held every Saturday from 10-10:45am at Columbia Gym. This is an exciting way for kids to move and have fun while learning to dance. Zumba® combines Latin music with dance moves to create a festive atmosphere. This is free for KidSpace and PPP Members and $8 per child for all others.
Movie Night (Ages 4+)
Enjoy a fun family evening of activities, plus a pizza dinner and drinks that is topped off with a movie — for less money than going to an actual movie! Movie Night is held on the first Saturday of the month at Supreme Sports Club, the second Saturday of the month at Columbia Athletic Club and the third Saturday of the month at Columbia Gym from 6-9pm.
Spring into Action – Neighbor Ride Volunteer Orientation
9:30 am – 11:00 am (Weekly on Tuesday until April 28)
Neighbor Ride 5570 Sterrett Place #102 Columbia, MD 21044 / Patrice & Rosemary 410-884-7433
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteering.
Karaoke Night with KJ Ahmad
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)
The Bain Senior Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, Maryland 2104 / The Bain Center 410.313.7213
Enjoy three thought-provoking sketches on living well in every way as we age. Performed live by the Mental Health Players. Audience interaction encouraged! FREE. Light refreshments.
Contact the Bain Center, 410-313-7213 for more information or to register.
KENNY CHESNEY at Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 7pm Doors: 5:30 pm Show: 7:00 pm
May Meeting – We Have Always Lived in the Castle
May 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wegman's 2nd floor 8855 McGaw Road Columbia MD
Columbia 20-something Book Club
While shopping for April’s book, I stumbled across We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. The cover caught my attention, and descripti…
May 27, June 3, 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
The Grille at Maple Lawn 8191 Maple Lawn Boulevard Fulton, MD 20759 / 301-776-7711
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Live Team Trivia
Free to Play Fun to Win
Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Auditions for Dogfight and Peter Rabbit
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 8 – 10 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – CASTING CALL
Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Auditions for Dogfight and Peter Rabbit
No hard copy submissions, please.
Do not call the box office with questions regarding auditions or casting. Please use the e-mail address listed above.
Director – Stephanie Lynn Williams
It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
Red Branch seeks an ethnically diverse cast of dynamic singing actors. All roles open.
BOLAND -- A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language. Male, 18-25 yrs old. Range: B2 - B4
EDDIE BIRDLACE -- A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hothead; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose.
MAMA -- The owner of the local diner. She is unamused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose. Female, 40-50 yrs old. Speaking Role.
MARCY -- Boland's date for the dogfight. She is a nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: F#3 - Eb5
ROSE FENNY -- A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naive of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way.
ENSEMBLE -- MARINES (SERGEANT, GIBBS, FECTOR, STEVENS); BUS PASSENGERS; SINGERS; HIPPIES
Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Peter Rabbit – A New Musical: WORLD PREMIERE
Director – Janelle Broderick
Peter Rabbit is curious at his young age, but his curiosity gets the best of him when he trespasses on Mr. McGregor’s wonderful garden. Peter is discovered by McGregor, and escapes by jumping into the river, but his favorite coat - one that belonged to his father - is left behind. Peter learns a valuable lesson from his adventures with friends, as well as a secret about his father.
Red Branch seeks an energetic cast of adult singing actors with experienced children’s theatre chops. All roles open.
BENJAMIN BUNNY -- Peter’s cousin. Extremely charismatic, with a sense of humor. Loves adventure.
BORIS -- A beaver. Best friends with Fiona the Fox. Kindhearted and loyal, but also clumsy and gullible. Doubles as Sparrow and Mopsy.
FIONA -- A fox. Best friends with Boris the Beaver. Fiona is the most levelheaded of her friends, which makes her a good balance to the group. Doubles as Sparrow and Flopsy.
KIT THE CAT -- McGregor’s barn cat. Kit is cool and jazzy, and always grinning.
MOTHER RABBIT -- Peter's mother. Overwhelmed by raising a family by herself. Very protective of her children. This part doubles with McGregor.
PETER -- Young and adventurous, with a knack for getting in trouble. He is very kind, and loves animals of all sorts.
• SPARROW 1, 2, 3 (Loud and obnoxious birds who fly over the garden)
ABOUT RED BRANCH THEATRE COMPANY
The 2015 season opened with Spring Awakening. Dogfight and Peter Rabbit are the season’s final two productions.
50+ Lunch and Learn: Tourist In Your Own Backyard
May 28, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Hawthorn Center 6175 Sunny Spring Columbia, MD 21044
Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn
May 28, 2015 5-8 pm
10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD More Info: 410-465-8877
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Tickets are $45 thru May 17/$55 after May 17, 2015
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.
Celebration Church 6080 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045 / Jessica Quintilian 443-322-0375
health, community, education
Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes blood pressure and weight checks, as well as counseling with a doctor and dietician. Additionally, blood tests may be given to those needing to have their blood sugar and kidney function checked. For more information, call NKF-MD at 443-322-0375 or visit www.kidneymd.org.
Overall, kidney disease affects 26 million people – that’s one in nine Marylanders. One in three American adults – 73 million people – are at risk for kidney disease, and the risk increases to one in two over the course of a lifetime.
Most people affected do not realize it until the condition has progressed. In fact, 25 percent of the 1,229 people screened last year by NKF-MD demonstrated significant results.
Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, NKF-MD is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases.
Champps in Columbia is teaming up with the Howard County Autism Society to support individuals affected by autism.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Champps, located at 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway,
Will host a celebration to benefit the Howard County Autism Society on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
The party will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Champps’ signature dishes, including Harvest Chopped Salad, Chipotle BBQ Burger, Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna Taco and Calamari Fritti.
Featured signature cocktails include Grand Sangria, Island Rum Punch and Champps Long Island Tea for $4 each; draft beer will be available for $3 each.
Champps will donate 10% of sales for the entire day and night of Wednesday, June 3 to the Howard County Autism Society, which promotes better awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorders and supports meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals with autism spectrum and their families.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Champps for their celebration event and are so grateful that they have chosen to support our efforts,” said Judy Grusso, Executive Director of the Howard County Autism Society. “We are looking forward to a fun and festive event. We invite everyone to come and join our team on June 3!"
Champps in Columbia offers 36 High Definition TVs; nearly 100 kinds of beer, including 16 beers on tap, eight craft beers and three local beers; great games, including foosball and shuffleboard; and a deliciously crafted menu for sharing, snacking and dining.
Champps in Columbia is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday – Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday – Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday – Saturday. For more information, reservations or to book a private event, call Champps at (443) 367-0333, or visit us at www.champps.com on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Howard County Autism Society
This Mothers Day give your mom or wife the gift of an all white cruise on June 5 . featuring a scrumptious all you can eat buffet , DJ's on each deck and live entertainment by oasis islands sounds reggae and steel band. Don't miss this
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The Origins of Jazz; Seth Kibel, Musician
June 8, 2015
Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-730-0075
Enjoy an evening of music and discussion which focuses on the early decades of music that is now called jazz. The discussion will focus on New Orleans where multiple ethnicities and several musical traditions all converged to give birth to this uniquely American genre. You will then travel to Chicago, in the 1920s, and wind up in New York, which ultimately becomes the epicenter of jazz from the 1930s up until the present day. Genres examined will include dixieland, stride piano, early swing, and big band music.
“Shades of Summer” Exhibit Reception at Artists’ Gallery of Columbia
June 5, 2015 @ 6-8pm
The Artists' Gallery of Columbia, American City Building10227 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD / 410-740-8249
All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.
2015 marks the Artists’ Gallery’s 20th Anniversary!
Power of the Purse
June 8, 2015 @ 4:30-7:30pm
Fretz Kitchen Showroom, 9204 Berger Road Columbia, MD
Gently used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry. New and designer handbags, some of which will be filled with goodies, will be included in the Silent Auction. There will be light fare, networking, and much more!
Lecture "Catholics, Germans and Western Md" by John Foertschbeck
Wednesday June 10, 2015 @ 7:30pm meeting 8pm lecture
Florence Bain Sr Cntr 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia Md
Howard Co Genealogical Society meeting. 7:00pm browse, socialize,enjoy free refreshments; 7:15pm members share research stories; 7:30pm meeting 8pm lecture . If sr centers are closed the meeting will be cancelled. www.hcgsmd.org.
Teaching Young Actors (TYA) – DLC’s Teen Professional Company Announces Casting for BRING IT ON the Musical
June 12-13, 18-20 at 7:30 PM / June 14 at 2 PM
Drama Learning Center 9130-I Red Branch Rd. Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-997-9392
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May 11, 2015 – Columbia, MD - Drama Learning Center’s teen professional company will present Bring It On the Musical next month. Based on the major motion picture franchise of the same name, Bring It On the Musical follows would-be cheer captain Campbell as she is suspiciously re-districted from preppy Truman High to the hard-knock Jackson High. Against the odds, Campbell befriends the head of Jackson’s dance crew, Danielle. Together, they form a powerhouse cheerleading squad to stand toe-to-toe with Campbell’s old team while they learn about the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness.
Starring TYA Company Members:
June 20, 2015 @ 11am-4pm
Long Reach Village Center 8775 Cloudleap Court Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-313-2787
The arts are vital to building positive, thriving places to live, work, and play. Help us engage the community and re-imagine Long Reach—the village with a heart—by infusing its center with visual, literary, and performing arts!
ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
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
Camp IO 2015 Themes + Schedule
This summer is going to be bigger and better! Join us at our new location for a summer packed with awesome science projects, very big ideas, cool creativity, and incredible imagination!
| Camp IO | Hands-On Science and Yoga Summer Program |
Digging, exploring, examining! Designing, mixing, creating! Stretching, balancing, focusing! These are all a part of the fun and educational experience at Camp IO!
Camp IO 2015 Summer Camp Weekly Themes
Jurassic Journey | June 29th – July 3rd | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Crazy Kitchen Concoctions | July 6th – July 10th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Bricks and Go-Go Bots | July 13th – July 17th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Bugged Out | July 20th – July 24th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
The Incredible Human Body | July 27th – July 31st | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
The Science of Art | August 3rd – August 7th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
The Science of Magic | August 10th – August 14th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
The Art and Science of Yoga | August 17th – August 21st | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
“Oil Paintings by Marian Gliese” Exhibit Reception at Artists’ Gallery of Columbia
July 10, 2015
The Artists' Gallery of Columbia, American City Building10227 Wincopin Circle Columbia, MD 410-740-8249
All exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.
2015 marks the Artists’ Gallery’s 20th Anniversary!
24 Hours of Booty
August 22 at 2:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Columbia Gateway Business Park
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24-hour fundraising cycling event returns to Columbia Registration is now open to join the 2015 ride
COLUMBIA, Md. – 24 Hours of Booty is back in Columbia for an eighth year. Registration is now open athttp://24hoursofbooty.org.
The annual non-competitive bicycling event for people of all ages and abilities will take place at Columbia Gateway Business Park from Saturday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. to Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Funds raised from the event will benefit The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and Livestrong Foundation. The event is anticipated to raise more than $250,000 for cancer survivorship and navigation programs.
“We look forward to another great year ahead and appreciate all the support from our riders, sponsors and cancer survivors,” said Basil Lyberg, executive director of 24 Hours of Booty. “Together, we are continuing to make an impact in supporting top-notch cancer survivorship and navigation programs right here in the community.”
The route, a 2.1-mile loop, rolls through the green space at Columbia Gateway Business Park. Riders can ride “The Booty Loop” as much or as little as they want during the 24-hour period.
At the heart of the action is “Bootyville,” the event’s headquarters where riders can camp, socialize and enjoy music as they recharge from riding. Along with three catered meals, riders receive access to unlimited snacks, energy bars, water and sports drinks.
“Bootyville” is also the site of the exposition area where corporate sponsors offer a range of services including 24-hour bike support, raffles for special items and information about their services.
To participate in the Columbia event, each rider is required to pay a $45 registration fee and raise a minimum of $200 prior to the group ride. Participants can register as an individual or as part of a team.
About 24 Hours of Booty