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Dancing for better health [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Howard County Times

Calvary Lutheran Church in Mt. Airy is proud to host the fifth annual community dance for people of all abilities on Saturday, July 14, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Featuring an awesome D.J., Calvary will be rocking and rolling that night. Anyone can enjoy dancing regardless of age or background, whether they are disabled or non-disabled, and no matter their size or shape! Dancing has multiple health benefits. Our community dance helps improve dancers’ sense of well-being, builds social skills and confidence, and reduces a sense of isolation and exclusion. There will be light refreshments served and new this year will be an optional parent/caregiver information and discussion session to address DDA and Medicaid Services. Entry fee is $5, payable at the door, but please RSVP to reserve your ticket by contacting Calvary Lutheran at 410-489-5280 or Jennifer at This year’s dance is sponsored by Optimal Health Care Inc. and Calvary Lutheran Church.

Ahoy, Mateys! Get ready for an adventure to an uncharted island where kids are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms during this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Calvary Lutheran Church. On Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. until noon for ‘Shipwreck VBS.’ Registration forms can be found on Calvary’s website under the “Ministries and Programs” tab. You can also mail in your registration form to Calvary Lutheran Church, Attn: Kim Smithson, 16151 Old Frederick Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. Online registration will close on Sunday, July 15. If you would like to enroll your child after July 15, please call the church office to register at 410-489-5280.

St. James United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School is scheduled to be held Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. until noon. Children ages 3 through sixth grade are welcome to attend. This year’s theme is “Raging River Rampage” and the students will participate in music, recreation, crafts, Bible story time and snacks. Online registration is available at You may call the church, at 410-442-2020 if you have any questions. St. James is at 12470 Old Frederick Road, Marriottsville.

The Sykesville Farmers’ Market has returned to downtown Sykesville every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from May 20 through Oct. 28, in the warehouse parking lot of Sandosky Road. Choose from a variety of local fruits and vegetables, poultry, meats, eggs, baked goods, jewelry, sangria and more. Come visit the Junior Market, run entirely by the kids. A different nonprofit group will be a guest every Sunday to connect with the community. The Little Sykes railway will be running as well as moon bounces and other fun activities for kids. For more information, go to

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