A short course on beekeeping will begin on Feb. 13 through March 20 at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Wednesday nights.
A short course on beekeeping will begin on Feb. 13 through March 20 at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Wednesday nights. (Howard County Time File)

The community awoke to a beautiful blanket of snow on Jan. 13. First big snowfall of the season.

Hard to believe that spring is just two months down the road.

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It’s sports jersey day at West Friendship Elementary on Jan. 25, where the students will be decked out in the apparel of their favorite team for a festive Spirit Day. My guess is there will be a lot of purple gracing the halls of West Friendship.

Just a reminder from Doris Walsh, who has been dubbed Bee Ambassador for the Howard County Beekeepers Association. A short course, sponsored by the Howard County Bee Keepers Association is to be held at the Howard County fairgrounds in the dining hall from 7 to 9:30 p.m.,beginning Feb. 13 and continuing each Wednesday through March 20. Topics will include Honey bee biology, Beekeeping laws in Howard County, benefits of keeping bees, obtaining and installing bees, setting up equipment, inspecting bees, bee diseases, local nectar and pollen plants and products of the hive. Interested? Sign up at hocoba.comand click on classes.

It’s all things equestrian at the Howard County fairgrounds on Feb. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the 4-H Spur and Stirrup used tack sale takes place. The event, which includes hundreds of new and used horse items, has free admission.

Don’t forget the Champagne and Hors D’oeuvres Social, Dinner and closing prayer evening on Feb. 9 at the Shrine of St. Anthony on Folly Quarter Road. Long time Shrine volunteer Nancy Richie will be there to assist and mentions that the food at this event is divine. This evening for couples to celebrate and reflect on the power of love, both human and Divine, begins with 6 p.m. Mass followed by the delicious and elegant social and dinner. Tickets are $45 per person. The favor of a reply is requested. Call the office at 410-531-2800 for reservations.

Little ones can enjoy outer space through views of the stars and planets, stories , crafts, songs and more at the Robinson Nature Center on Cedar Lane in Columbia on Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. The Lil’ Stars program welcomes grown ups, too. Call 410-313-0400.

 

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