CalendarListings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. Submit notices to Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, c/o Howard County Times, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email; or fax 410-332-6336.


Centennial High School Boosters Summer Camps — Sponsored by the Centennial High School Boosters Summer Camps. Offering basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer. Runs weekly through Aug. 12, at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. $120-$150. 410-313-2865.

Art Camp — Offered by the Columbia Art Center. Activities include printmaking, painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, clay and more. Art specialists will teach campers to experiment with colors, textures and mediums in a variety of theme-based projects as they travel throughout Columbia Art Center from studio to studio. Camp includes Zumba dancing and swimming. Gallery show of campers' art work at the end of each two-week session. For grades 1-8. Extended care available. Runs weekly through Aug. 19, at The Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. One week: $235 resident, $275 nonresident; two weeks: $405 resident, $475 nonresident. 410-730-0075.

Glen Mar United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp — Offering summer camps, in weekly sessions. Full- and half-day sessions available. Five percent discount for participating siblings. Runs weekly through Aug. 5, at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glenmar Road, Ellicott City. $145-$225 per week. 410-465-4995.

The Etiquette School of Maryland Summer Camp — Offering week-long summer camps for boys and girls ages 4-12 to help increase self-esteem and allows children to feel confident in any social situation. Manners Can Be Fun, for ages 4-7, teaches greetings, eye contact, body talk, table manners, kindness, helping others and more. Mad About Manners, for ages 8-12, teaches social etiquette, communication skills and table manners. Class size is limited. June 30-July 1 and July 4-8, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. $225-$255. 410-465-4969.

Howard County Arts Council Arts Camps — Offered by the Howard County Arts Council. Offering one- and two-week visual and performing arts camps for grades K-7, which conclude with an exhibit or performance of student work on the last day of camp. Programs are open to the public, regardless of residency in Howard County. Runs through Aug. 5, at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787.

Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters Summer Camps — Sponsored by the MRHS Boosters Club. Instructed by MRHS staff. Runs through Aug. 12, at Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville. $150. 410-313-5568.

Reservoir High School Boosters Summer Camps — Offering soccer, baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and softball. Runs through Aug. 12, at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. $130-$150. 410-888-8850.

Bob Wagners Best Swishes Basketball Camp — Taught by Phil Chenier, Bob Wagner, Lee Rogers and Milt Kline. Featuring feature shooting instruction, and offensive skills and moves. For boys and girls ages 8-16. June 30-July 1 and July 4-8, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. 410-730-1580.

16th Annual River Hill Boosters Summer Sports Camps — Offered by the River Hill High School Boosters Club. Featuring week-long sports camps, instructed by RHHS coaches and associates. $160; price includes T-shirt. Brian Van Deusen, 410-313-7120 or June 30-July 1 and July 4-8, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. $160. 410-313-7120.

Howard County Youth Program 2011 Summer Basketball Camps — Offering week-long basketball camps for boys and girls, ages 5-15, under the direction of Kevin McDuffie. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Aug. 12, at Burleigh Manor Middle School, 4200 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. $175. 410-461-7694.

Young Artists Theatre Camps — Offering day camps in one-, two- and three-week sessions for ages 7-15, plus 6-year-olds with reading skills. Camps include acting, improvisation, drama games, musical theater, movement, and arts and crafts. Morning and evening extended care available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Aug. 26, at Chartwell Professional Park, 8184 Lark Brown Road, Elkridge. 301-604-2844.

Black Student Achievement Program Student Enrichment and Accelerating Achievement of Leadership — Offering extended learning opportunities for Howard County middle and high school students. Students will practice skills that are assessed on state tests and participate in enrichment experiences, including drama, journalism, Spanish, art, step (girls only), basketball and engineering. Price includes lunch. Scholarships available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through July 22, at Harper's Choice Middle School, 5450 Beaverkill Road, Columbia. $450. 410-313-7019 226.

Black Student Achievement Program Summer Learning Camp — Provides extended learning opportunities for Howard County students in grades 1-5 in reading, math and science, and the opportunity to participate in enrichment experiences, including art, drama, music, world language, health and fitness. Price includes lunch. Scholarships available. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through July 22, at Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia. $450. 410-313-7019 226.

Rock 'N Adventure Camp — Offered by Terrapin Adventures. Featuring indoor rock climbing, zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, outdoor climbing tower, mountain biking and geocaching. Runs weekly July 18-29, at Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. 301-725-1313.


American Sign Language for the Community — Offered by the Maryland School for the Deaf. A six-week long class. Thursdays, June 30-Aug. 4, at Maryland School for the Deaf Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Columbia. $30, price includes all materials. 410-480-4505.

Career Workshops — Pinnacle Empowerment Center offers three workshops exploring top skills and career values for your next job. 10 a.m. June 30, at 8180 Lark Brown Road, 8180 Lark Brown Road, Laurel. $45.

Parenting Workshops — Howard County Office of Children's Services presents a series of workshops for parents and guardians raising children up to age 8. Topics include child development, encouraging self-esteem and good behavior, positive guidance and discipline, and how to keep children safe and healthy. Next class is 6 p.m. July 5, at 9900 Washington Blvd., 9900 Washington Blvd., Laurel. $5 per class.