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Events listed here are sponsored by Howard County Government agencies.

  

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APRIL 2014

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Kids Fest 

Come experience with Howard County Recretaion & Parks has to offer your children at the 1st annual Kids Fest at Meadowbrook Park! Geared towards chidlren two to 12 years old, this exciting event features sports instruction, games, activities, arts and crafts, food and much more. The whole family is invited. Preregistrtaion is encouraged but not required; to register, call 410-313-7275. Cost is $5 per participant. For more information, contact Brian Wyman at 410-313-4705 or e-mail bwyman@howardcountymd.gov.

Meadowbrook Park, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane, Ellicott City / 11 am to 2 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 

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Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Open House The EBO Open House is designed to enhance procurement opportunities for Minority, Women-Owned and Disabled Business Enterprises with Howard County Government. The event will provide vendors an opportunity to meet one-on-one with procurement professionals and user agency representatives, and the ability to share information regarding their products and services and learn about opportunities, requirements and doing business with Howard County agencies. Also present will be representatives from Howard Community College, Howard County Public School System, Howard County Library System, Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association and the State of Maryland Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs. The event will also feature three training workshops being conducted by the Howard County Economic Development Authority, Base Business Initiative and, the Maryland Procurement and Technical Assistance Program.
James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, Marriottsville / 8:30 am to 12:30 pm / Contact: Office of Purchasing, Mahesh Sabnani, 410-313-3694  

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WomenFest 

Back for its 6th consecutive year, this FREE wellness event for women will feature an interactive day with free health screenings, engaging seminars and a wide array of vendors and exhibitors offering products and services geared towards promoting health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and designed to inspire women to live a more balanced, healthy and fulfilled life. Coordinated by the Department of Citizen Services’s Office on Aging, this year's WomenFest will feature a keynote address and book signing by New York City-based chef, registered dietitian nutritionist and author, Jackie Newgent. For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest, follow the Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HoCoCitizen) or contact Courtney Barkley at 410-313-5957 or cbarkley@howardcountymd.gov.
Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville / 10 am to 3 pm / Contact: Office on Aging, 410-313-6410 

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Celebrating Successes for Children  

Each year, the County's Department of Citizen Services, Office of Children’s Services honors and recognizes the people and programs that make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of Howard County children. Celebrating Successes: Excellence in Bloom is an annual awards ceremony and celebration that takes place in April, the month of the Young Child. An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available, if requested, seven days prior to the event by calling the Department of Citizen Services at 410-313-6400 (voice/relay) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information about the ceremony, please contact the Office of Children's Services at 410-313-1940 or via e-mail at 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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MAY 2014

3

Camp Day 

Enjoy a free day of fun with your family, making crafts, playing games, watching demonstrations and learning all about the many summer camps offered by Howard County's Department of Recreation & Parks. On-site camp registration is available! For more information, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/campday.htm or contact Matt Medicus, 410-313-4719.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 10 am to 2 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700  

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Howard County 2014 Tax Sale Information including registration requirements, as well as a list of properties intended to be auctioned may be accessed via the official web site, taxsale.howardcountymd.gov. For more information, call the Department of Finance at 410-313-3196.
taxsale.howardcountymd.gov / Closing Time: 11 am / Contact: Department of Finance, Jason Brown, 410-313-3196 

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Wine in the Woods 

Join us for Howard County's 22nd annual Wine in the Woods, as we celebrate the charm and character of an event that has aged to perfection! Wine in the Woods in now the largest wine festival in Maryland and has been voted the Best Festival in Howard County. Same a variety of Maryland's finest wineries from a souvenir glass; purchase food from an abundance of high quality, distinctive restaurants and caterers; sharpen your palate by attending wine education seminars; purchase exceptional works of art and speciality crafts; and revel in continuous live entertainment. Cost is $32 for those 21 years of age and older purchased in advance or $40 at the age, and $25 for youth, 3 to 20 years old. While all guests are welcome to attend, this is not an event intended for children as wine is being served for which you must be of legal drinking age, 21 years and older, to taste and purchase. Consider participating in the events designated driver program and purchase a ticket at a reduced price of $25, or sign-up to volunteer at this year's Wine in the Woods and receive a ticket and event shirt for your service. For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit www.wineinthewoods.com. The event is held in rain or shine; no pets allowed.

Symphony Woods, 5950 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia / 11 am to 6 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 

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Wine in the Woods 

Join us for Howard County's 22nd annual Wine in the Woods, as we celebrate the charm and character of an event that has aged to perfection! Wine in the Woods in now the largest wine festival in Maryland and has been voted the Best Festival in Howard County. Same a variety of Maryland's finest wineries from a souvenir glass; purchase food from an abundance of high quality, distinctive restaurants and caterers; sharpen your palate by attending wine education seminars; purchase exceptional works of art and speciality crafts; and revel in continuous live entertainment. Cost is $27 for those 21 years of age and older purchased in advance or $35 at the age, and $20 for youth, 3 to 20 years old. While all guests are welcome to attend, this is not an event intended for children as wine is being served for which you must be of legal drinking age, 21 years and older, to taste and purchase. Consider participating in the events designated driver program and purchase a ticket at a reduced price of $20, or sign-up to volunteer at this year's Wine in the Woods and receive a ticket and event shirt for your service. For more information or to purchase your ticket, visit www.wineinthewoods.com. The event is held in rain or shine; no pets allowed.

Symphony Woods, 5950 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia / 11 am to 5 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 

 

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JUNE 2014

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First Day of Summer Pool Party 

State the summer off with a splash! Enjoy fun activities inside the pool, play on the splash pad, take underwater photos and eat some pizza. All participants must wear proper swim attire. Preregistration is required as space is limited; to register call 410-313-2764. Cost is $25 for Center members and $30 for nonmembers. Ages 6 to 12 years old. For more information, contact Montrez Brown at 410-313-2764 or e-mail mjbrown@howardcountymd.gov.

Roger Carter Community Center, 3000 Milltowne Drive, Ellicott City / 3 to 5 pm / Contact: Roger Carter Community Center, 410-313-2764 

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700  

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Traveling Bands Summer Concerts  

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer at the park! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
East Columbia Library Park, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Coumbia / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 

 

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JULY 2014

2

Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700  

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July 4th Festival & Fireworks 

Join Howard Countains at the annual July 4th Festival & Fireworks celebration. The event features live entertainment on two stages, with children's entertainment on the second stage. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from on-site vendors as you enjoy Independence Day by the lake! Those wishing to place a blanket or sheet may do so beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, July 4; whereas, those wishing to place a tarp on the grass may do so beginning that day at 3:00 p.m. Stay tuned to www.howardcountymd.gov/july4th.htm for updates (availabe after June 1st) and more information.
Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Wincopin Circle, Columbia / 5 to 10 pm, Fireworks at Dusk / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700  

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700  

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Traveling Bands Summer Concerts  

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer at the park! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700  

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700
 

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Traveling Bands Summer Concerts    

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer at the park! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700    

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts    

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700
    

 

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AUGUST 2014 

1

Traveling Bands Summer Concerts  

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer at the park! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3655 Church Road, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700
 

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National Night Out 

Come join family, friends and neighbors for the 31st annual National Night Out, celebrated for the third year at the North Laurel Community Center. The evening is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support for local anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and poilce-community partnerships. the event features a live concert, Howard Conty Police Department displays and much more. The event is free and for all ages. For more information, call 410-313-0390.

North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel / 6 to 9 pm / Contact: North Laurel Community Center, 410-313-0390 

Traveling Bands Summer Concerts  

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer at the park! In partnership with the Howard County Police Department's “National Night Out” community celebration. For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
North Laurel Park, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700
 

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts  

Every Wednesday night, June 25th through August 13th, grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer by the lake! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Centennial Park South, 10000 Rt 108, Ellicott City / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Traveling Bands Summer Concerts   

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and friends, and have a picnic dinner while you enjoy the sounds of summer at the park! For a complete schedule and list of this summer entertainers (coming soon), visit www.howardcountymd.gov/summerconcerts.htm, or for information, call 410-313-4700 (TTY 410-313-4665). In the case of inclement weather or extreme heat, check on the status of the night's concert by calling 410-313-4451 after 4:00 p.m. on the day of the performance. 
Rockburn Branch Park West, 6105 Rockburn Branch Park Road, Elkridge / 7 pm / Contact: Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4700   

 

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OCTOBER 2014

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50+EXPO 

Save the Date for the County’s Department of Citizen Services 16th annual 50+EXPO. Geared towards adults age 50 and older, caregivers, family members and health care professionals, the EXPO features over exhibitors, life-enriching workshops and healthy aging seminars, a living green fair, great food and all day entertainment. Stay tuned to www.howardcountyaging.org/50plusexpo for more information.
Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia / 9 am to 4 pm / Contact: Office on Aging, 410-313-6410  

 

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