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January 2019 Tip Sheet

December 31, 2018 

Media Contact:  
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Invites You to Attend or Participate in a Listening Session
Several dates/times/locations in January

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball wants to hear from you about your experiences, hopes and dreams for Howard County. Attend one of Executive Ball’s listening sessions scheduled throughout the month of January, including a Live Twitter Chat. For a list of sessions and more information, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/Branches/County-Executive/Listening-Sessions. In the case of inclement weather, sessions will be canceled if Howard County Public Schools are closed. For additional information, please call 410-313-1246 or email [email protected]

Contact: Rebecca Aaron, Calvin Ball Transition Team, 410-313-1246 or e-mail address: [email protected]

Holiday Model Train Garden at Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum
Through January 6th; open during museum operating hours

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, 3711 Maryland Avenue, Ellicott City

This holiday season, the model trains are returning to the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum. Free for all ages, LEGO® trains plus N gauge and O gauge models will be on display. For questions and/or more information, contact Jake Feirson at 410-313-2922 or email [email protected].

Contact:     Jake Feirson, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-2922, or [email protected]

Holiday Train Garden at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center
Through January 11th; open during center operating hours

Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 MD 97, Cooksville

Visitors of all ages are invited to come and delight in this year’s train garden layout, which features four continuously operating trains and buttons that activate various accessories and sounds. 

Contact: Christine DiGioia, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 410-313-4843, or Heather Sites, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 410-313-4845

2019 Snowflake Ball for Dads and Daughters
Saturday, January 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 MD 97, Cooksville

Dads (or special adults) and daughters (ages 4-12) come shake, rock and roll those winter blues away with refreshments, live DJ, dancing, games, crafts and an ice cream sundae bar. Admission includes a professional photo of each couple to take home. Pre-registration is required; cost is $40 for one child/one adult for center members and $50 for one child/one adult for non-center members). Each additional daughter is $20. The inclement weather date is Saturday, January 12.

Contacts: Christine DiGioia, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 410-313-4843, or Heather Sites, Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 410-313-4845

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Sunday, January 20, Reception at 2:00 p.m., Program at 3:00 p.m.

Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission for its annual celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. King, Jr. There will be a student ‘essay contest’ and ‘Living the Dream’ award presentations. Admission is free; however, attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Howard County Food Bank.

Contact: Farheen Sheik, Howard County Office of Human Rights, 410-313-6467

Annual Child Care and Preschool Information Fair
Sunday, January 27, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville

Howard County’s “Children on Board” Child Care and Preschool Information Fair features information for parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel on pre-school and child care programs and services available in the county for young children. Admission is free; however, attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or unopened pack of diapers to donate to the Howard County Food Bank. The 2019 Parent’s Guide to Howard County will also be distributed at the event free of charge. The guide will be available online in mid-January at www.howardcountymd.gov/parentsguide.

Contact:  Debbie Yare, Howard County Office of Children and Families, 410-313-1943 

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