Mark your Calendars! You are invited to our Annual Coat Day. The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Lambda Omega Chapter, in partnership with Pearl Foundation Inc., and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter are excited to give the gift of warmth for this winter season! We are giving away NEW coats, hats, scarves, gloves for men, women, and children (all sizes) on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 9:30 AM - 12 PM, at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia, MD.
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Rocknoceros!
Friday, October 13
10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
The Other Barn
Oakland Mills Fall Festival
Saturday, October 7
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills Village Center
5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
Come enjoy the annual Oakland Mills Fall Festival! This fun, family-friendly event is free and open to all and includes:
A basketball league for children grades 1-12. Practices one night a week with games on Friday evenings or Saturdays. Practices begin in November, games begin in January for the eight-week season. Additional information at www.elev8sports.org one night a week with one gamer per weekend.
The Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School PTA is excited to host the Retriever Run Fundraiser for all students, families, and community members on Saturday, November 18th at 9am. This will be a fun school-wide event meant to bring the community together, show school spirit, and promote fitness. Participants may run or walk the course! To register, visit: Triadelphia Ridge Retriever Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run (runsignup.com)
Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department Annual Open House
-Cooking safety starts with YOU!
-Saturday, October 14, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
-ECVFD Station 2, 4150 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City 21043
-Family friendly activities: Fire engine and ambulance tours, Junior Firefighter Challenge, Jaws of Life - see our volunteers cut up a car, learn about cooking safety, suit up like a firefighter/EMS, hands only CPR, blood pressure screenings, and squirt the fire hose!
The Be SMART campaign focuses on education and awareness about child gun deaths and secure gun storage. Be SMART volunteers encourage parents and caretakers to “Be SMART” and take these five simple steps to help prevent shootings by children:
S- Secure (Secure guns in homes and vehicles)
M- Model (Model appropriate behavior around firearms)
A- Ask (Ask others if they have unsecured guns in the homes where your child spends time)
R- Recognize (Recognize the role of guns in suicides)
Join us for a fun day at Wilde Lake Park as welcome Fall 2023! The event will include several local school and area bands, dance performances, food trucks, games, face painting, moon bounces, community vendors and more! Ride your bike to the event, Bike HoCo will sponsor a bike corral. #VibrantWildeLake #WildeLake
Volunteers are needed on a continual basis to pack food for children in the Blessings in a Backpack program that currently supports children at Longfellow Elementary, Bryant Woods Elementary and Harper's Choice Middle Schools. This program provides essential food every Friday to children who may otherwise go hungry over the weekend. We welcome high school student and adult volunteers.
We're offering subsidized high quality small and large produce bundles every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. next to Bryant Woods Elementary, 5450 Blue Heron La., Columbia, MD. This will begin on Saturday September 16th and 30th. We will continue until June 2024. We'd like families to have the opportunity to shop at our Mobile Market and have access to diapers, toiletries and pantry items for free. We will provide nutritional education and recipes curated by our in-house nutritionist.