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“Community Notices”

The events listed below are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System.  They are being provided as a community service.


Pointer’s Run Elementary PTA’s Family Education Committee Presents:

An Evening with Dr. Bonnie Zucker

How to Raise Anxiety-Free Kids (or at least try) in Today's World

Tuesday, April 19th from 7-8:30 pm in the Cafeteria



PLEASE join the Family Education Committee for a night of engaging and

informative parent education.  Dr. Bonnie Zucker, PhD will share valuable and practical information including strategies on how to foster resiliency and self-confidence in our children to enhance their ability to be self-efficient AND anxiety-free in today’s world.


To RSVP for the event, PLEASE visit the sign up genius and register.

If you have any questions, please email Emily Greenberger at



 River Hill Boosters Summer Sports Camps

The River Hill High School Boosters are sponsoring summer camps at River Hill High School. The camps are designed to help young athletes improve their fundamental athletic skills. Weekly camps begin June 13th from 4pm – 7pm and June 20th to August 5th from 9am - noon or 1pm – 4pm. Over twenty different camps are offered this summer, including football, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track & field, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling, and dance. For the first time, we are also offering a Youth Sports camp for 5-10 year olds. Camp forms are available in the main office at River Hill High School, at, or call 410-313-7120 for more information.


2016 Children’s Discovery Fair: Books Come Alive!

Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Howard County Library System - East Columbia Branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Join us for a celebration for young children ages 3-5 years old and their families. This free event will include hands-on activities relating to classic children’s literature including interactive games, songs, crafts and stories. The theme for 2016 is “Books Come Alive!”.  Admission is free. Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Howard County Food Bank. 

This event is part of the “Launch into Learning” school readiness initiative and is sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council and Howard County Library System. For more information, call 410-313-1940 or 410-313-7750 or e-mail


Columbia Figure Skating Club Announces Annual Spring Production: “Cinderella Stories on Ice”


Columbia, MD – March 13, 2016 – The Columbia Figure Skating Club announces its annual spring production, featuring multiple performances at the Columbia Ice Rink, located at 5876 Thunder Hill Rd., Columbia, MD 20145.  Tickets are on sale now for the performances during the weekend of April 9th – 10th, 2016.  Show times are at 4:00 & 6:00 pm both days.


For Tickets and information, please visit the Club’s website:



University of Maryland

Exploring Engineering is a one-week residential summer program for high school women (rising juniors and seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. July 10-16, (Session I) or July 17-23, (Session II) The application deadline is Mar 31.

Students will live on campus for one week and be immersed in the world of engineering through hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with professional engineers. Space is limited to 32 girls per session. Bria Barry, 301-405-3283,


24rd Annual Viking 5K Cross Country Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run 

Please mark your calendar for this annual event to be held on Sun., Apr. 3.  Details and registration for the event can be found at

An early registration discount is in place if you register by 3/13.

Please consider participating in this event as it supports a variety of clubs, sports teams, performing arts and campus projects at Mt. Hebron HS. 

Lots of volunteers are needed.  To help with this event, please visit


Reservoir High School for Ranker's Sports Camp July 18-22.  The camp is designed for rising 3rd-9th graders and features multiple sports everyday!  Flag football, kickball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, team handball and Lithuanian ball are just a few of the sports we will play.  Coach Phil Ranker is a physical education teacher at Lime Kiln Middle School and he currently coaches the girls soccer team at Reservoir.  He has also coached Lacrosse and Basketball at the High School Level.  Visit for more information and to register.


Howard County GreenFest

Saturday, April 16 2016. 10am – 4pm Howard Community College. Free and fun for the whole family



Cedar Lane School 

Walk for Our Stars, Sat. Apr. 23, 10 a.m.

Come join us for this fun, non-competitive walk.  All money raised will be used to support our students with significant special needs and our staff.  Funds will go towards the purchase of specialized equipment, expand the school's cultural arts program, increase the number of student field trips, and provide staff development beyond what is provided by the county.  Please support The Walk and help those who can't walk, learn to stand on their own and those who can't speak, find their voice.  For further information please contact Cedar Lane School at 410-888-8800 or


Howard County Government

Womenfest, a FREE Health & Wellness Event for Women, Sat., Apr. 30, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.,

Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood, Cooksville. 

For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at or call 410-313-5440.


University of Maryland

Stepping Stones to Your Future (SSTYF) summer camp. This week-long coed commuter camp is for rising 7th & 8th graders who are interested in learning more about engineering.  Each day is filled with a variety of fun hands-on activities and engineering challenges.  There are two weeks to choose from:  Session 1 July 18-22 or Session 2 July 25-29.  To apply, we require an online form and a teacher recommendation from a current math or science teacher.  For more information and to fill out the application, visit our website at  If you have any questions, contact Dawn Ginnetti at 301-405-0315.

July 18-22, (Session I) or July 25-29, 2016 (Session II)


University of Maryland

SPICE Camp – Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering, June 27-July 1.

SPICE Camp is a week-long commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade next fall and would like to learn more about engineering University of Maryland, College Park. Space is limited. The application deadline is March 31st. Scholarship opportunities will be made available once admittance decisions have been made. Bria Barry, 301-405-3283,,  


College Park Tennis Club

Learn Tennis at the Premiere Tennis Center, June 13 –Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., College Park Tennis Club 5200 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD.

Our students will learn the sport of a lifetime, under the direction of our certified teaching staff. Center., 301-779-8000,