Events Calendar

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 Rd, 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.

River Hill High School Driver's Education Program — Offering a summer driver's education program through Street Smarts. 9 a.m. July 6-10, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. 410-313-7120.

Composting Demonstration: Free Bins — Offered by Howard County Master Gardeners. Learn to recycle kitchen and yard waste into natural fertilizer for your gardens; also featuring a worm composting demonstration. 7 p.m. July 14, and 9 a.m. July 23, at Schooley Mill Park, 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland. Free.


Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibit — Hosting an exhibit at the Heather Glen Show Home in Clarksville, with an artists reception June 19. June 30-July 10, at Heather Glen Show Home, 6206 Heather Glen Way, Clarksville.


And They're Off! 100 Years at Laurel Park — In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Laurel Race Track. Exhibiting a collection that explores the glamour and grit of racing, life behind the scenes at the Laurel Race Track and the impact on the town for which its named. Runs through December, at Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-725-7975.

Central Maryland Photographers Guild — An exhibit off 22 photographs, selected by outside judges, spanning a wide variety of subject areas, from wildlife to portrait photography. June 30-July 10, at Penn Camera, 352 Domer Ave., Laurel. 301-497-0001.

Paint It! Elliott City Event and Exhibition — Artists will take to the streets of Historic Ellicott City as they participate in the plein air event, where artists paint outdoors, directly from life, without the aid of photography. Weekend events also include an artist and VIP welcome reception at the Wine Bin, a painting preview outside of Mad About You Gallery and an opening reception of the artists' work. 7:30 p.m. July 7, all day July 8-9, 10 a.m. July 10, 6 p.m. July 11, at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787.


2011 Farmers' Market — Featuring locally-grown produce, baked goods, flowers, fruits and specialty items. 2-6 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 26, at Howard County General Hospital, visitors parking lot, 5575 Cedar Lane, Columbia.



Awaken Wellness — Showing "Enlighten Up," followed by information presented by health coach Charmaine Flanagan on how to incorporate eating locally into our daily lives. 7 p.m. July 1, at Awaken Wellness LLC, 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 160, Columbia. Free. 410-312-9922.


Historic Oakland Afternoon Tea — Offered by the Town Center Community Association. Featuring afternoon tea in the Historic Oakland Manor ballroom. Menu includes tea, sandwiches, desserts and scones. Reservations required at least two business days in advance. 4:30 p.m. June 30, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. $22. 410-730-4744.


Adult, Child, Infant CPR and Automated External Defibrillators — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Individuals can earn a two-year American Heart Association heart saver completion card. This is not a health care provider course. Registration required. 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 29, at Howard County General Hospital Wellness Clinic, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. $55. 410-740-7601.

Prenatal Class for Early Pregnancy — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Offering a prenatal class for parents-to-be in the first three months of pregnancy. Attendees can learn about the early stages of pregnancy and understand the physical changes, their baby's growth and easy ways to support their pregnancy. 7-9 p.m., July 6, at Howard County General Hospital Wellness Clinic, 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. Free. 410-740-7601.



12th Annual River Hill Independence Day Parade — Hosted by the River Hill Community Association. Featuring music, emergency vehicles and treats distributed along the route. Volunteers are also needed to direct traffic and distribute drinks and snacks to parade participants. 9 a.m. July 4, at Great Star Drive, Great Star Drive, Clarksville. 410-531-1749.

Allview Area of Columbia Independence Day Celebration — Hosted by the Allview Area Civic Association. Organizing events to celebrate Fourth of July. Events start at 10 a.m. and culminate with a parade at noon. Awards will be presented for Best Float, Best Bicycle and Best Dressed. 10 a.m. July 4, at Atholton Park, 6875 Greenleigh Drive, Columbia. 410-964-5764.

Annual July 4th Festival and Fireworks Display — Hosted by the Department of Recreation and Parks, other county agencies and the Columbia Association. Featuring children's entertainment, carnival games and crafts; a performance by Cruise at 7:30 p.m.; and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Attendees can bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the vendors on-site. Parking is free. Rain date for the fireworks only is 9:30 p.m. July 5. 5 p.m. July 4, at Columbia Town Center Lakefront, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. 410-715-3388.

Laurel 4th of July Celebration — Hosted by the City of Laurel. Featuring a classic car show, live entertainment, games and fireworks. No sparklers or alcohol permitted. Working pets only. 11 a.m. parade and classic car show, 1 p.m. field events at Guide Park, 3:15 p.m. grand opening, 7:30 p.m. music by Oracle, 9:15 p.m. fireworks. July 2, at Laurel Lakes. Free. 301-725-5306, ext. 2444.



Near-Death Experience Chapter Meeting — Bill Taylor will lead the next meeting. Attendees can share their stories and participate in discussions. Dinner will follow at a restaurant to be determined. 3 p.m. July 3, at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel.


22nd Annual Pastors for Peace Cuban Caravan — Sponsored by the Howard County Friends of Latin America and the Baltimore-Matanzas Sister City Association. Hosting the caravan, featuring the "caravanistas," who are traveling through Howard County on their way to Cuba, challenging the U.S. blockade by bringing humanitarian aid, solidarity and friendship to Cuba. A rice and beans dinner will be served, followed by a program. Open to the public. 5:30 p.m. July 10, at Oakland Mills Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. $5 suggested donation. 410-381-4899.

Tot Swap Summer Sale — Featuring gently used toys, clothes and equipment. Item drop off is noon-8 p.m. July 13, and 9 a.m.-noon July 14; pre-sale events, 3 p.m. July 14.; public sale, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17, with most items 50 percent off. Admission is free. Tickets are required for pre-sale and New Moms events. Wilde Lake Village Center, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Evening Drum: A Rhythmic Groove Session for Adults — Hosted by the Oakland Mills Community Association. Presents Jonathan Murray, of FunDrum Rhythm Circles, who will conduct a collective pattern of beats. Refreshments served, beer and wine available for purchase. Drums provided, no experience necessary. 7:30-9 p.m. July 8, at the Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. $10. For ages 21 and older only. Registration recommended. 410-730-4610.



Music Matters Showcase — Mad City Columbia presents Janet Griffin, Billy J. Carter and Bob Brill. 6:30 p.m. July 2, at Mad City Coffee, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road,e 101, Columbia. Free. 410-964-8671.

Savage Bluegrass — Savage Bluegrass performs at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant. July 5, at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd. N., Laurel. 301-317-7797.

Lakefront Wednesdays Concert Series — Hosted by the Columbia Association. Featuring live concerts, including the Matt Wigler Trio, Alex and Zach Brown Group, and Tuckahoe Road. Noon July 6, at Columbia Town Center Lakefront, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. 410-715-3104.

Howard County Recreation and Parks Summer Concert Series — Hosting its summer concert series every Wednesday and Friday, with a refreshment stand on site and free Edy's ice cream on Fridays while supplies lasts. Concerts are held at various parks throughout Howard County. 7 p.m. July 6 and 8, at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. Free; Centennial Park parking donation: $3. 410-313-7256.

Damon Foreman — Hosted by Great Sage Restaurant. Presents Damon Foreman, who will perform jazz, funk and blues music. 8:30 p.m. July 7, at Great Sage, 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, Columbia. 443-535-9400.

Music of the 60s to Today: Bob Reilly and Joe Goulait — Hosted by the Howard County Historical Society. Present Bob Reilly and Joe Goulait, as they perform acoustic folk and rock music from the 1960s to today. 8 p.m. July 8, at Howard County Historical Society, 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City. HCHS members: $18; nonmembers: $20. 410-461-1050.



Discovering Christ for Young Adults — Offered by ChristLife. Class includes a free meal, a talk on the question of the meaning of life, a chance to discuss in small group, and the opportunity for participants to discover or renew their relationship with Jesus Christ. For ages 18-35. 7 p.m. July 6, at Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City. 410-531-7701.


Anything Goes — Cole Porter's music fills the deck in this tale about the crew and passengers on a transatlantic ocean liner. June 30-July 10, at Toby's Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia. $33.50-$52. 410-995-1969.

Fiddler on the Roof — To benefit Prepare for Success and Grassroots Crisis Prevention Center in Howard County. Presented by the Howard County Summer Junior Theatre. Presents "Fiddler on the Roof." 2 p.m. June 30, 7 p.m. July 1, at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia. $7. 410-313-7117.

Twelfth Night — Presented by the Laurel Mill Playhouse Annual Summer Youth Shakespeare Theatre. 8 p.m. July 1-2, July 8-9, 2 p.m. July 10, at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-452-2557.


2011 One Act Festival Auditions — Holding auditions for its 2011 One Act Festival. Actors and actresses should bring a resume, head shot (if available) and conflicts. A cold reading from the script will take place. The festival runs Sept. 2-18, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Participants will only have to commit to one weekend since the Playhouse will have a different set of one acts each weekend. 7 p.m. July 6 and 10, 10:30 a.m. July 9, at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St., Laurel. 301-452-2557.