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Columbia, MD Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in Columbia & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't have a deadline but the longer you are advertising the better exposure you'll get, so by all means send us your event details and we'll post & Twitter it for you. Last time page was updated May 28, 2015 5:50 PM

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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Columbia Gym KidSpace

Party This Summer with KidSpace

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.  

  • School’s Out Party  Saturday, June 27: 5-7pm: Columbia Athletic Club
    Watch as Columbia Athletic Club transforms KidSpace into a bake shop! Activities include decorating cupcakes, designing chef hats, making colorful cereal bracelets and more.
  • Summer Luau Party  Saturday, July 25: 5-7pm: Supreme Sports Club
    Come dressed in your favorite Hawaiian shirt or hula skirt. Have fun making your own leis, limbo dancing, hula hoop frenzy, arts and crafts and more!
  • Back 2 School Party  Saturday, August 22: 5-7pm: Columbia Gym
    Have fun building your own indoor playground and experience our newest Basketball MVP and Soccer World Cup parties! For more information or to register, please visit or call any KidSpace location.

For more information or to register, please visit or call any KidSpace location.
Kids Zumba®

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.
For more information or to register, please call 410-531-8984.

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. 

The price is $10 per child/$16 per family for CA KidSpace and PPP Members; $12 per child/$18 per family for Columbia Cardholders and $14 per child/$20 per family for CA Residents and Non-CA Members.
For more information or to register, please call any KidSpace location.

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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Spring into Action – Neighbor Ride Volunteer Orientation

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 volunteer@neighborride.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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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)

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

Performance by the Mental Health Players
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 10:30 – 11:30am

The Bain Senior Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, Maryland 2104 / The Bain Center 410.313.7213
“Live Well, Age Well”

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

Merriweather Post Pavilion 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044 / 410-715-5550

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$50.00 – $526.50

Jake Owen, Chase Rice

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
Wednesday, May 27 at 6:00 PM

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…

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Columbia-20-something-Book-Club/events/222161541/

Showtime Trivia
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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Showtime Trivia

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


Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Auditions for Dogfight and Peter Rabbit

Audition Date
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 8 – 10 PM
Send headshot and resume to redbranchauditions@gmail.com to request an appointment.

No hard copy submissions, please.

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of contemporary musical theatre and a contrasting monologue from a published work no longer than 60 seconds.  Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. Submit headshot and resume to redbranchauditions@gmail.com with audition date preference for consideration. Audition appointments will be scheduled on a first come – first served basis. All actors will be paid an honorarium.

Do not call the box office with questions regarding auditions or casting. Please use the e-mail address listed above.

Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort

Director – Stephanie Lynn Williams
Music Director – Dustin Merrell

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.

Character Breakdown
BERNSTEIN -- A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex.    
Male, 18-25 yrs old. Range: B2 - B4

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.              
Male, 18-25 yrs old.  Range: A2 - A4

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.    
Female, 18-21 yrs old. Range: G3 - E5.


Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals: begin mid-July
Tech: September 19 – 24, 2015
Performances: September 25 – October 10, 2015

Peter Rabbit – A New Musical: WORLD PREMIERE
Book, Music & Lyrics by Dustin Merrell
Based on the books by Beatrix Potter

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.
CLAIRE -- A crow. Friends with Boris and Fiona. Not one to be bothered, Claire is cold and collected. No noticeable sense of humor. Doubles as Sparrow and Cottontail.

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.
McGREGOR        The owner of the garden. McGregor hates animals who trespass on his property, and is always seeking to catch any that try. This part doubles with Mother Rabbit.

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.
•             FLOPSY, MOPSY, COTTONTAIL (Peter’s siblings)

•             SPARROW 1, 2, 3 (Loud and obnoxious birds who fly over the garden)

Red Branch Theatre Company is a professional, non-Equity theatre located in Columbia, Maryland. Dedicated to fostering a love of theatre in audiences that is life-long, we bring together artists and audiences in the Baltimore/Washington corridor and beyond by providing theatrical work that is exciting, affordable, powerful and thought-provoking. Red Branch Theatre Company is a member of TheatreWashington. 501©3 non-profit status is pending, anticipated in 2015.

The 2015 season opened with Spring Awakening. Dogfight and Peter Rabbit are the season’s final two productions.

Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Managing Director
9130-I Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-9352

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

| http://www.hcconservancy.org/wine |
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.

National Kidney Foundation of Maryland KEY Screening
May 30 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Celebration Church 6080 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045 / Jessica Quintilian 443-322-0375

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health, community, education
As part of NKF-MD’s mission of early detection and early intervention, this free screening will identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. No appointments are needed for the screening and any adult can participate.

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
The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS), an award-winning chapter of the national Autism Society, offers support to the hundreds of families with autism in the county.  Its reach extends well beyond the diagnosis of autism to include the broader special education and developmental disabilities population. Likewise it extends beyond county borders in attracting families to its support group meetings, advocacy and educational seminars, and social events.  Formally established in 1993, HCAS is the only autism–specific organization in the state with its own resource center and paid staff. The Columbia-based office is open weekdays and several evenings of the month, provides a welcoming environment for Howard County families and professionals looking for support, training, and resources related to autism.  For more information, visit www.howard-autism.org, Facebook or Twitter.

About Champps
Champps owns and operates 25 restaurants in 13 states.  The sports oriented restaurant began over 30 years ago in St. Paul, Minnesota and to this day maintains a comfortable venue for people to gather and watch a game, grab a bite to eat or socialize with a beverage.  Their state of the art kitchens and culinary expertise allow the restaurants to serve guests authentic, high-quality, hand-crafted, American cuisine inspired by their local communities.  With a full bar of beer, wine and spirits; an extensive menu; plenty of seating; and TVs for a high quality viewing experience, Champps is the perfect place for any occasion.  For reservations or to book a private event, please call your Champps or visit www.champps.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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 event ! This event will sell out fast! Get your tickets today! Click the link below!

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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

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Part of the Salon Series at the Columbia Art Center.

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

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This exhibit will run from June 1-26.

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

| http://www.blossomsofhope.org/events/2015/6/8/power-of-the-purse |

Power of the Purse is scheduled for Monday, June 8th, 2015 and will be held at Fretz Kitchen Showroom in Columbia.

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.
Bring It On the Musical  features a book by Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity). With the Broadway pedigree of its creators, there’s no wonder that Bring It On was nominated for a Best Musical TONY Award in 2013.
Drama Learning Center’s Teen Professional Company, TYA (Teaching Young Actors), presents its spring production of Bring It On the Musical  from January 12-20, 2015 at Drama Learning Center in Columbia. Available by audition only, the TYA program allows students to work in a professional theatre environment as they learn about all aspects of theatrical work. TYA has a strong history of bringing cutting-edge titles to local audiences. The group has previously mounted area premieres of Carrie the Musical, GHOST the Musical, 13 the Musical, Legally Blonde, and High School Musical. This production continues TYA’s long-standing tradition of producing professional contemporary musical theatre.
TYA has partnered with Melanie Duncan at All Pro Cheerleading to bring authenticity to the competition sequences.  Fresh off of the All Pro Diamonds’ successful competition season with multiple championships, Melanie is enjoying pushing TYA members to develop new skills.   Local dancer and choreographer CJ Cunningham is bringing his expertise to the Jackson dance sequences. 
Bring It On the Musical is presented by permission through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Show Dates & Times: 
June 12-13, 18-20 at 7:30 PM
June 14 at 2 PM

Production Staff:
Director: Stephanie Lynn Williams
Music Director: Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Choreographers: CJ Cunningham and Melanie Duncan
Lighting Designer: Lynn Joslin
Set Design/Construction: Chester Stacy
Costume Designer: Emma Gorin
Props Designer: Dana Fleischer
Production Coordinator: Cory Jones
Stage Manager: Seth Fallon

Starring TYA Company Members:
Lauren Alberg, Annabelle Anderson, Flora Aubin, Meredith Beisel, Lila Cooper, Tommy Eyes, Brittany George, Keri Goto, Kendall Grove, Lindsay Hopkins, Hailey Ibberson, Daniel Joya-Iglesias, Aly Murphy, Azaria Oglesby, Jason Quackenbush, Mark Quackenbush, Ryan Ritzes, Tori Stroud, Shannon Taylor, Caroline Utz, Dumar Valencia, Eli Vogel
Featuring Special Guest Appearances by:
Tage Youngquist, Members of All Pro Cheerleading, and TYA Junior Company

On sale now at www.dramalearningcenter.com or by calling 410-997-9392.
$18 in advance
$19 at the door

Drama Learning Center
9130-I Red Branch Rd.
Columbia, MD  21045

Tiffany Underwood Holmes
Arts Administrator/Resident Music Director | Drama Learning Center
Managing Director | Red Branch Theatre Company
9130-I Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD 21045

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ARTreach 2015
June 20, 2015 @ 11am-4pm

Long Reach Village Center 8775 Cloudleap Court Columbia, MD 21045 / 410-313-2787

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Join us for ARTreach, a free, outdoor, community arts festival at the Long Reach Village Center. Enjoy arts demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities. Take in the sounds and sights of local and regional performing artists. View artwork created by and for the community. Interact with performers, face painters, community organizations, and more as you stroll the village center.

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 Announces 2015 Events Schedule
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

For more information about entering or supporting the 2015 competition,  go to the ManneqART website at www.manneqart.org, email info@manneqart.org or call 301.725.5555

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 |

Camp IO 2015 Themes + Schedule

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
Transport back in time to the prehistoric Jurassic period. Pick, shake and discover precious gems and dinosaur DNA. Explore the science of genetics, the food chain and the importance of a clean environment. Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores – Learn exciting facts about them all and create your own!

Crazy Kitchen Concoctions | July 6th – July 10th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Experiment with unique mixtures and create explosive reactions! Discover fun, new uses for everyday kitchen items. Learn about the power of herbs and essential oils. Use the science of chemistry to make an environmentally-friendly cleaning solution. Make and name your own personal cologne or perfume!

Bricks and Go-Go Bots | July 13th – July 17th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Investigate the world of engineering while building a wide range of contraptions with LEGO® bricks. See how engineering can make everything awesome! Use detailed blueprints and instructions to design, build and enhance incredible miniature and large battery-powered vibrobot creations.

Bugged Out | July 20th – July 24th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Bugs, bugs and more bugs! Grab your magnifying glass and put on your investigative hat. Learn how insects interact with the world around them. Use dissection to find out what makes them tick. Discover the amazing strength of ants. Study and learn about the importance of honeybees. Use beeswax and honey to make your own lip balm!

The Incredible Human Body | July 27th – July 31st | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Investigate the five senses and beyond, through crazy experiments and fun exercises. Learn exactly where farts and burps come from. Use dissection to look inside a real eye and a heart! See how much we’re alike and what makes you, you. Learn about traditional medicine from around the world and how to use some of the tools doctors and nurses use!

The Science of Art | August 3rd – August 7th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Design and build your own works of art from junk and all sorts of odds and ends. Paint, cut, sculpt, glue and craft your own masterpieces, while examining the science behind it all. Dive into the science behind pigments, enhance your works with motion and magnetism, modify designs with heat, and alter shapes and patterns with pressure!

The Science of Magic | August 10th – August 14th | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Make potions, create lightening, watch colors morph, levitate metal, mix magic sand, perform impossible tricks with balloons and food, practice card tricks and more! Get up close with the science behind eye-popping magic tricks, using misdirection and slight of hand. Have fun experimenting with optical illusions and learn how to make your own!

The Art and Science of Yoga | August 17th – August 21st | $325 $295 Limited Time Offer
Bending, twisting and balancing is not all yoga is about. There’s so much more! Use teamwork to create giant mandalas, enjoy tasty flavors of tea during daily tea meditation, create a mindfulness journal, design your own yoga mat, experience the power of sound, learn ways to improve endurance in sports, and discover fun tools to help keep you calm and cool.

“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

This exhibit will run from June 29 – July 30.

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

| http://24hoursofbooty.org |

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.
In the event’s 13-year history, more than 13,000 riders have raised more than $13 million in select cities. In addition to Columbia, 24 Hours of Booty holds cycling events in Charlotte, N.C. and Indianapolis and brings in participants from around the country.
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About 24 Hours of Booty
24 Hours of Booty is the premier organization for integrating community fundraising and cycling to support cancer survivorship and navigation programs. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., it organizes safe, fun and family-friendly bicycling events for people of all abilities to raise funds for organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer, including The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and Livestrong Foundation. For more information, call 877-365-4417 or visit http://24hoursofbooty.org.
Get updates and the inside scoop about 24 Hours of Booty on Twitter at @24hoursofbooty and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/24HOB.

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