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Events listed here are sponsored by Howard County Government agencies.

  

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FEBRUARY 2016

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Mommy-Son Valentine's Dance 

Make this Valentine's Day memorable moms (or special adults) by bringing out your son to the North Laurel Community Center for an evening jam-packed with fun, refreshments, live DJ, dancing, games, crafts, a souvenir photo and an ice cream sundae bar. Geared towards boys 3 to 12 years old, the cost is $32 for center members and $40 for nonmembers, and includes one child and adult. Each additional son is $16 for center members and $20 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required; for more information or to register, call 410-313-0390. Inclement weather date is February 20.

North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel / 5:30 to 7:30 pm / Contact: North Laurel Community Center, 410-313-0390 

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Howard County Preschool and Child Care Information Fair  

RESCHEDULED from Saturday, February 13 

Parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel, mark your calendars for the 2016 Preschool & Child Care Information Fair "Children on Board." This annual Fair offers a “one stop shop" for information on child care, pre-school and summer programs, as well as an opportunity for personal contact with teachers and program directors. Representatives from community service organizations that offer programs and services to Howard County’s young children will also be on hand to provide information. Stay tuned to www.howardcountymd.gov/children for more information or contact the County's Office of Children’s Services at 410-313-1940 or email children@howardcountymd.gov.
Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville / 1 to 4 pm / Contact: Office of Children's Services, 410-313-1940 

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“State of the County” Address
Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman will present his “State of the County” address to the residents of Howard County. Come and listen to Kittleman’s review of his first year in office and his plans for Howard County’s future. The event is free and open to the public.
George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Banneker Room, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Office of Public Information, Deidre McCabe, 410-313-2022

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APRIL 2016

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Children’s Discovery Fair

A celebration for young children ages 3-5 years old and their families. This free event includes hands-on activities relating to school readiness including interactive games, songs, crafts and stories. Stay tuned to www.howardcountymd.gov/children for more information or contact the County's Office of Children’s Services at 410-313-1940 or email children@howardcountymd.gov
East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia / 10 am to 1 pm / Contact: Office of Children's Services, 410-313-1940 

"Come Home to Howard County" Housing Fair 

Hosted by Howard County Housing, this premier annual event targets and showcases everything individuals and families who currently live in or outside the County need to know about buying or renting a home in Howard County. The Fair is free and open to the public. The Fair offers attendees the chance to talk one-on-one with 60 real estate professionals, mortgage lenders and housing specialists, as well as county staff, who will be on hand to answer questions about the programs and services that make Howard County such a great place to “come home to.” The Fair will also feature educational sessions, free credit reports and consultations, guided bus tours of rental and homeowner communities in Howard County, and prize drawings throughout the day. For more information about the Housing Fair, stay tuned to www.howardcountyhousing.com.
LOCATION TBD / 10 am to 2 pm / Contact: Department of Housing and Community Development, 410-313-6318 

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GreenFest 

This free event offers something for all ages and features exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, activities and practical tips for easy ways to “green” your home, workplace and lifestyle. For more information about GreenFest, stay tuned to www.hcgreenfest.org.
Howard Community College, Burrill Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia / 10 am to 4 pm / Contact: Department of Public Works, Alan Wilcom, 410-313-6444 

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Celebrating Successes for Children

This annual event honors individuals and programs that have make a difference in the lives of children. Stay tuned to www.howardcountymd.gov/children for more information or contact the County's Office of Children’s Services at 410-313-1940 or email children@howardcountymd.gov
Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville / 6:30 to 8:30 pm / Contact: Office of Children's Services, 410-313-1940 

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WomenFest 2016 

Presented by the Department of Citizen Services, WomenFest is an interactive day that focuses on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. For information about this annual event, stay tuned to www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest.
Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville / 10 am to 3 pm / Department of Citizen Services, 410-313-6400 

 

This listing is provided by The Howard County Office of Public Information.