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August 29, 2017       
Media Contact:  
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

26th Annual Howard County Police Pace 
Saturday, September 9, 8:30 a.m.
Centennial Park South Entrance, 10000 Rt. 108, Ellicott City

Join Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman at the 26th Annual Howard County Police Pace. Every September, the Howard County Police Foundation hosts Police Pace, a 5K race and one-mile fun walk at Centennial Park. Proceeds from the event benefit a number of charitable initiatives supported by the Police Foundation, including scholarships and supporting the Howard County Police Department with funding for special needs not met through the annual budget process. For information visit:
Media Contact:  Howard County Police Department, Office of Public Affairs, 410-313-2236

September 11th Remembrance Ceremony 
Monday, September 11, 8:46 a.m. 
Centennial Park South Entrance, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and command members from both the County Police and Fire Departments will honor and pay tribute to all who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, by laying a wreath at Centennial Park’s “Garden of Hope.” The Garden of Hope was designed and officially dedicated fifteen years ago on the first anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack to remember the four victims from Howard County who lost their lives on that tragic day.

Media Contact:  Alexandra Bresani, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022 

Robinson Nature Center 6th Anniversary Open House 
Sunday, September 17, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia

Come celebrate the Robinson Nature Center’s 6th birthday with a special open house featuring live animal presentations, guided nature walks, live music, face painting, crafts and shows in the planetarium. This event is free and open to all ages. Event schedule and parking information will be available online at Attendees are encouraged to carpool. A free shuttle will run throughout the afternoon to/from an overflow parking area at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. 

Media Contact:  Meagan Downey, Robinson Nature Center, 410-313-0405 or 

Howard County Police Collision Avoidance Training 
Saturday, September 23, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive, Marriottsville 

Howard County Police Department’s defensive driving and vehicle control program, Collision Avoidance Training (C.A.T.), is designed for new drivers who would like to receive more specialized experience on the road. C.A.T. teaches hands-on techniques for evasive maneuvers, emergency braking, cornering, skid recovery, steering, acceleration and more. Offered once a month, participants must be 16-20 years old, possess a valid Maryland “Class C” license and have a vehicle to drive. The cost is $95 per student. For more information or to register, call 410-313-3758 or email Jessica Beram at

Media Contact:  HCPD, Office of Public Affairs, 410-313-2236

County Executive Runs Farm and Farmer Runs County
Tuesday, September 26, Job Exchange at 8:00 a.m., Luncheon begins 11:30 a.m.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue, 1372 Woodbine Road, Woodbine

To kickoff Howard County’s annual Farm-City Celebration, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman will trade places with Days End Farm Horse Rescue Executive Director Erin Ochoa and help run the farm in Woodbine, while Ochoa takes over as County Executive for the day. They will finish out their job exchange by sharing their experiences at the annual job exchange luncheon hosted at the farm.

Media Contact:  Kathy Johnson, Economic Development Authority, 410-313-6524 or