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Saving the Places That We Love: Pathways to Environmental Stewardship October 12, 2014
Join local author Ned Tillman when he presents a discussion of his latest book "Saving the Places That We Love: Pathways to Environmental Stewardship". The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Robinson Nature Center's Second Sunday enrichment program, 2:00 to 4:30 pm on October 12, 2014 at the Robinson Nature Center, 6696 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD
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For one night only - this Friday Sep 26, 2014 - Fr 6pm to 9am on the next day. girls ages 9 to 12 can have a totally unique slumber party experience at Robinson Nature Center! We still have a few spots available for your child to join in the fun with night hikes, planetarium shows, live animal presentations, bonding with other girls, memento crafts, yummy campfire snacks/breakfast in the morning and more. Call 410-313-0400 to register or register online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/Activity_Search/40500
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On the 3rd Sunday of each month, kids ages 4 to 11 can join together for fun nature adventures! Your child can hang out with other kids that love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. Each Sunday holds a new adventure – from scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Let your child make new friends while discovering the world around them! Themes for fall include Amazing Animal Quest, Fall Foliage craft adventure, Constellation Blast and Hunt for the Holiday Opossum! You can register for individual club activities or for the full series by calling 410-313-0400 or registering online at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/Activity_Search * * *
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway,
Columbia, MD 21044 -
Information: 410.715.5550 /
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Special Notice - Reminders About Upcoming Events in Wilde Lake
1. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to vote for Slayton House as “Best Special Events Venue” and the Bernice Kish Gallery as “Best Place to Enjoy the Arts” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/howard-magazine/ The deadline is today!!!!
2. There is still time to sign up your street for the Village-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, September 20. We will advertise your street on our website, on facebook and in our email newsletter! If you sign up by tomorrow, we will also include your street in our ad in the Columbia Flier. Call in your street (410-730-3987) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, then pick up an orange ribbon to tie around your street sign.
3. Not to be missed! The Second Annual Wilde Lake Old-Fashioned Family Picnic on Saturday,September 13, 11am-3pm at Wilde Lake Park (near the boathouse). There will be food trucks, free activities and entertainment for all ages. Walk or ride your bike to this fun-filled event. If you need to drive, we recommend parking in the parking lot at the Running Brook Neighborhood Center.
Free Activities (11am-3pm)
Moon Bounce & Inflatable Obstacle Course with Slide
Face Painters (for ages 13 & under)
Wilde Lake High School Marching Band 11:00am
Bryant Woods Elementary School Orchestra 11:30am The Dixon Ulmer Band Noon
Watermelon Eating Contest 1:00pm
Wilde Lake High School Student Band 1:30pm Any The Wiser 2:00pm
* * * Back-to-School Time is a Great Time to Make a Difference! Join Neighbor Ride any Tuesday at 9:30 am to learn more about how you can make a world of difference in the lives
of local seniors.
Join Neighbor Ride any Tuesday at 9:30 am to learn more about how you can make a world of difference in the lives of local seniors. As a volunteer driver, you make it possible for seniors to remain active and independent by providing rides for medical appointments, shopping, social outings, religious services, fitness activities, volunteer commitments and other day-to-day needs. Flexible daytime, evening and weekend opportunities are available. NO SET SCHEDULE IS REQUIRED! Volunteers simply choose the rides that are convenient to their homes, offices and daily routines. Parent volunteers are welcome to bring their little ones along when driving for a wonderful inter-generational experience. Contact Volunteer Coordinators, Rosemary Noble or Patrice Cerwonka, at email@example.com or 410-884-7433 for details.
End of Columbia Announcements Evening Boys Basketball Clinic with Coach Pat Clatchy, Varsity Coach, Mount St. Joe's - Boys Grades 6th & 7th September 22, 2014 through October 27, 2014
Coach Pat Clatchy Basketball Clinic
The Columbia Ravens Basketball Program is happy to announce that Coach Pat Clatchy, Boys Varsity Coach at Mount St Joe, will be hosting a 6 week boys’ basketball clinic September 22, 2014 through October 27, 2014.
The clinic will be on Mondays from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Dancel Family Y Center in Ellicott City, MD.
The sessions will focus on fundamental skills training, helping athletes prepare for the upcoming season. The cost of the session will be $175 per player. Please be sure to register soon as there are only a limited number of spaces available.
Boys in 6th and 7th grade
To Register go to
Wegmans Presents Golf Tourney for The Arc Monday, Sept. 22, starting at 7:30 a.m.
Cattail Creek Country Club
Wegmans will be the Presenting Sponsor for “Tee It Up for The Arc” golf tournament on Monday, Sept. 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start, at Cattail Creek Golf Course in Glenwood. The tournament honors the memory of the late Gary J. Arthur, who was Howard County Director of Recreation and Parks.
Sponsorships, from $5,000 to $1,000, are available with recognition and other benefits. Tee signs are $250. Individuals can register to pay for $250; foursomes are $800. Breakfast, lunch, beverages, green fees and cart are included. Prizes will be awarded after the lunch buffet.
Since its inception in 1961, The Arc has become one of the county’s largest employers, with more than 300 staff members and hundreds of volunteers working to achieve full community life for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides a range of residential, employment and family support services.
Oakland Mills Community Association presents a new series at The Other Barn: 50+ Fun and Fulfilling. We will begin this exciting series with a Coffee and Conversation which includes a presentation by Barbara Kellner, “Columbia – Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going.” Join fellow 50+ residents to learn and discuss how we can all play a positive role in what is next for Columbia on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30am at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Coffee, tea and light breakfast desserts will be served. Please register by calling 410-730-4610 or emailing Brigitta Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call 410-730-4610 or visit oaklandmills.org.
Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery September 23, 2014, 5:00 PM
HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)
This is your last opportunity to tour our final homes at Maple Lawn. Come tour our beautiful model homes and visit our move-in ready homes loaded with our most popular finishes. You'll also enjoy great music and a festive food truck, and maybe even win a local dining gift card. Don't miss this opportunity to get the best value and learn more about this thriving community of new townhomes at Maple Lawn.
We can't wait to see you there. RSVP now to save your spot! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/last-chance-event-at-bozzuto-at-maple-lawn-tickets-13190768945
Righttime Medical Care is hosting a HUGE JOB FAIR! Wed, October 1, 2014 - 7am to 7pm
Righttime Medical Care is hosting a job fair for full- and part-time positions at its Waugh Chapel Care Center, 7am to 7pm on Wed, October 1. Applications will be accepted and brief interviews conducted for RNs/LPNs, certified PCTs/MAs, Care Center Managers, Welcome Desk representatives, Call Center representatives. The Care Center is located at 2401 Brandermill Boulevard, Gambrills, 21054, in the Village of Waugh Chapel shopping center.
Candidates may complete an online application at www.myrighttime.com/careers prior coming. Call (443) 332-4268 for more information.
Columbia Community Building Speakers Series presents Mark Fenton Oct. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Oakland Mills Meeting House
The next featured guest in Columbia Association’s (CA) Community Building Speakers Series is Mark Fenton, a national expert in public health, transportation and planning.
CA and The Horizon Foundation are pleased to present Fenton at “To Your Health: How Community Design Can Promote Healthy Lifestyles.” The event will be held on Oct. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oakland Mills Meeting House, which is located at 5885 Robert Oliver Place. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required via CASpeakerSeries.EventBrite.com.
Fenton will discuss how the physical design of communities can help promote healthy lifestyles, starting with the creation of what are called “complete streets.” Complete streets are built safely and comfortably so as to accommodate all users, from pedestrians and cyclists to vehicle drivers and people using forms of mass transit.
Fenton has written many books, including the best-selling “Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness.” He currently serves as an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied biomechanics.
CA’s Community Building Speakers Series brings thought-provoking speakers on topics that stimulate us to discuss, engage and build our sense of community in Columbia. For more information, contact Scott Templin at 410-715-3166 or via email at Scott.Templin@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
About Columbia Association
Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, Maryland, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.
About The Horizon Foundation
The Horizon Foundation is an independent philanthropy dedicated to improving the health and wellness of people living or working in Howard County, Maryland. We invest in strategic grants and initiatives to achieve the greatest impact. We also build partnerships and advocate for public policy changes that advance our mission. For more information, visit www.thehorizonfoundation.org.
The ABCs of Getting More ZZZZZZZZs October 2, 2014, 7:00 PM
HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)
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.
Join The Arts Council in Celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month October 3 - 18, 2014
Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month this October by supporting the arts in your local community.
HCAC will participate in NAHM with a special event celebrating public art. On October 15, The Arc of Howard County and the Arts Council will host a special ARTsites reception at The Arc from 6–7:30pm. Artist David Friedheim will speak about public art and his sculpture, Big Red, currently on display at The Arc as a part of ARTsites 2014, a year-long public art exhibit.
Other Howard County arts events taking place in October include:
October 3–18: Red Branch Theatre Company presents Triumph of Love. See website for show times. $18–$22
Columbia. 410-997-9352. www.redbranchtheatrecompany.com
October 11: Columbia Orchestra presents Jonathan Carney, Violin. 7:30pm. $10–$25
Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia. 410-465-8777. www.columbiaorchestra.org
October 19: Candlelight Concert Society presents Menahem Pressler, Pianist. 8pm. $12–$32.
Horowitz Center, Howard Community College, Columbia. 410-997-2324. www.candlelightconcerts.org
October 26: HoCoPoLitSo presents A Word of Difference: Rita Dove Celebrates History and Creativity.
See website for pricing and details. 7:30 pm.
Horowitz Center, Howard Community College, Columbia. 443-518-4568. www.hocopolitso.org
Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month is designed to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities. This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which Americans for the Arts, along with the National Endowment for the Arts, began in 1985. More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.
To learn more about Arts Council programs and other Howard County arts events, stop by the Center for the Arts and pick up a copy of the HCAC’s quarterly Arts Calendar, call 410-313-ARTS (2787), or visit us online at www.hocoarts.org.
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
St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival October 4, 2014, 11:00 AM
7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
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.
French cuisine and culture exchange returns -- sign up now! Thursday, Oct 9, and returning on Sunday, Oct 19, 2014
Bon appetit! Columbia Association’s (CA) French Cuisine and Culture Exchange returns this fall, with travelers departing on Thursday, Oct. 9, and returning on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Up to 16 participants will travel to Columbia’s sister city of Cergy-Pontoise, France, a planned community outside of Paris. They will live with a family there, take cooking and pastry lessons from a renowned French chef, tour the farm and Château de Villarceaux, visit a traditional French market, dine at local restaurants and savor French cuisine and wine.
The itinerary also includes “Lunch with Monet” at Giverny, visits to sites of interest in Paris and the surrounding area, a trip to the Montmartre Wine Festival, and “Lunch with Van Gogh” at Auvers-sur-Oise. French participants will come to Columbia in 2015 and will be hosted by families here. Being able to host a French visitor is a plus, but not a requirement.
The cost, not including flights, is $600 for CA residents and $700 for non-residents. Roundtrip airfare to and from Paris is approximately $1,300. The registration deadline is Sept. 19.
For information and an application packet, please contact Laura Smit, program manager for CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs, by calling 410-715-3162 or sending an email to International@ColumbiaAssociation.org.
CA’s International Exchange and Multicultural Programs foster international understanding and celebrate the diverse cultures of Columbia. The goals of the International Exchange Program include developing new exchanges with Columbia’s three sister cities, and creating new Sister City relationships in other cities and nations. CA also develops multicultural programs for the community such as the World Languages Café, Culture Fests and the International Book Club. For more information, go to ColumbiaAssociation.org/Multicultural.
About Columbia Association
Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.
*Prices, product participation and restaurant hours may vary by location.
Depression October 9, 2014, 3:00 PM
HCGH Wellness Center (10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, Md.)
Includes lecture, video, self-assessment and an individual, confidential evaluation with a mental health practitioner.
"Enjoying the Creative Arts" discussion group Sponsored by SeniorsTogether Fridays, October 10 - December 19 - 1:00 - 2:30pm
The Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia, Maryland 21044
Elaine Widom, 410.313.753 or email@example.com. Topic: “Enjoying the Creative Arts" discussion Group” SeniorsTogether in the Howard County Office on Aging announces a new discussion group that will take a closer look at the creative arts through local art professors, national museum docents, live performances and engaging pre-and post-event discussions. Space is limited; register by October 3 for the Fall discussion series!
Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11am-4pm
Be a part of the fun at the annual Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival. The Oakland Mills Community Association (OMCA) is seeking vendors for the annual
Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday, October 11, 2014, 11am-4pm in the Oakland
Mills Village Center, Columbia. Food/Beverage, Arts/Crafts, Non-profits, Howard
County political candidates, and Commercial vendors are all welcome. Reasonable
rates. Obtain an application and information at oaklandmills.org. For
further information, please contact Brigitta Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-730-4610.
Applications are due by September 19, 2014.
Let’s Go HoCo October 5K and 1K runs Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 - 8 am
The Howard County Public School System is accepting registrations for the October 5K and 1K runs to celebrate health in the community.
Registration is open for the Howard County Public School System’s community 5K run/walk and a 1-mile fun run dubbed Let’s Go HoCo.
This event’s goal is bring together school students, families, and staff, as well as the larger community to celebrate a Healthy Howard County, according to organizers.
Let’s Go HoCo begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Both routes begin and end at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center.
“Let’s Go HoCo is a great way to bring together students, families, staff and Howard County community members to promote health and wellness,” said Renee A. Foose, superintendent, in a release. “The race will include beginners, intermediate and professional level athletes. We look forward to this becoming a yearly event.”
Local Author Ned Tillman Discusses His Latest Book at Robinson Nature Center Sunday October 12th 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
Join the Friends of the Robinson Nature Center for their October Second Sunday event when local author Ned Tillman will present a discussion of his latest book, ”Saving the Places That We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship.” Mr. Tillman’s book will be available for purchase ($15 per book, or $12 each for five or more books) and he will autograph books after the presentation. Additional information available from Friends of the Robinson Nature Center www.friendsoftherobinsonnaturecenter.org.
Foundation Monday at Tino's: Support the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland October 13, 2014 - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tino’s Italian Bistro,
8775 Centre Park Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Help Support the Howard County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland and Maryland Parents of Blind Children. We provide hope to the newly blind, opportunities for children to gain independence, encouragement to seniors losing vision, and the full participation of the blind in all aspects of community life.
Reservations are recommended for dinner service. Please mention the NFB when making your reservations, carry out and delivery orders.
50+ Fun and Fulfilling Series at The Other Barn Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00
As part of our new 50+, Fun and Fulfilling Series, Oakland Mills Community Association presents: “Flower Transfer/Pounding” at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Flower transfer is an ancient method of transferring by hammering delicate patterns of leaves and or flower petals to cloth or paper. The fun of flower transfer (pounding) is seeing the petals bleed onto the fabric or paper. The color of the petal doesn’t always reflect the petal or leaf being pounded! The same flower picked on different days will result in a variety of shades. The possibilities are endless - wall hangings, cards, place mats, T-shirts, lamp shades, quilts with seasonal themes. Free program. Registration is required. Contact The Other Barn for details; oaklandmills.org., email@example.com, or 410-730-4610. Presentation by Howard County Master Gardeners.
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: "Pam the Kindersinger" Friday, October 24, 2014, 10am
Lively Arts for Little Ones presents: “Pam the Kindersinger”on Friday, October 24, 2014, 10am at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Pam the Kindersinger will have children up dancing, singing and involved in every way! “Get Up and Glow” is an interactive program that makes it fun to eat healthy, exercise, and practice good hygiene.
City will feature the exquisite fare of 25 of the county’s finest restaurants, as well as live and silent auctions and a $10,000 cash raffle. All proceeds benefit Gilchrist Center Howard County, Gilchrist Hospice Care’s inpatient hospice in Columbia and the only such facility located within Howard County’s borders. Raffle and event tickets can be purchased by visiting gilchristhospice.org/taste or by calling Cliff Hughes at 410-730-1764.
Lively Art for Little Ones Presents: "Lucky Stars Puppets" Friday, November 21, 2014, 10am
Lively Arts for Little Ones presents: “Lucky Stars Puppets” on Friday, November 21, 2014, 10am at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. Lucky Stars Puppet show includes song, movement and games with puppets. Performed from a professional puppet stage, Wendy and her colorful puppets invite children to interact, dream and learn. Tickets are $5.00 (ages 2 and up). To purchase, visit The Other Barn, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/712791, or buy at the door. For more information, call 410-730-4610 or visit oaklandmills.org
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