Birth to Pre-K

Breakfast With Santa

Join us at Savage Volunteer Fire Company on Saturday, December 10th for our annual Breakfast With Santa! Cost includes breakfast and the ability to take photos and talk with Santa.

Time: 8:00AM-11:00AM

Breakfast Menu:

  • Eggs
  • Pancakes
  • Sausage
  • Juice, Milk, Coffee, Water

Nutcracker on Ice

Columbia Figure Skating Club is inviting you to our Nutcracker on Ice performance on December 10 (5:30 and 7:15pm) & 11 (4:30 and 6:15pm) at the Columbia Ice Rink. A fantasy world awaits Clara where the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Arabian, Chinese and Russian Dancers, the Harlequins, the Mouse King and Queen and many more will enchant audiences of all ages! Regional and Sectional United States Figure Skating qualifying competitors will perform and delight you. Tickets are on sale now ($40 for 3 and

Walk For Our Stars 5K

The Cedar Lane School, PTA is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Walk For Our Stars, a 5K run/walk event benefiting the students at the Cedar Lane School in Fulton, MD. The school services the special needs students, ages 3-21 throughout Howard County. 

Walk For Our Stars is Saturday, December 3rd @ 9:30am. Visit to learn more. Register, Sponsor, or Volunteer!

Join us in celebrating and supporting OUR STARS!





Hunger Free Weekend Program

Hunger has both short- and long-term negative effects on children’s health and ability to succeed in school. Blessings ( in partnership with LindaBen Foundation will provide food on the weekends to children at times when other resources are not available such as weekends. Blessings & LindaBen relies on the schools we partner with to identify students who qualify for the school's free and reduced-price meal program.

Journey to Bethlehem

Join us on December 1, 2, 3, or 4, 2022, from 5 – 8 pm for Glen Mar's Annual Journey to Bethlehem, a FREE outdoor Christmas experience for the whole family. Meet Roman soldiers, shepherds (and their sheep), and angels as you journey through the Christmas story and witness a variety of scenes taking place within a biblical marketplace. You’ll have four chances to enjoy this theatrical adventure. There will be driving and walking options.

Howard County Food Bank

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) provides access to nutritious food through the operation of its Howard County Food Bank and the support  food pantries throughout Howard County, as well as by assisting clients with their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) applications. In addition, CAC operates a Community Garden, which provides locally grown, organic produce to clients of the Howard County Food Bank.


Housing, Energy and Weatherization Assistance

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) offers financial support to families that are struggling with electric and fuel costs through our energy assistance program. CAC’s weatherization assistance program permanently reduces energy bills by making the home more energy efficient. CAC’s housing assistance program provides one-time financial support to prevent eviction or assist with rent.

Early Childhood Education (Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten)

The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) operates an early childhood education program that encompasses both Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. CAC’s education program is full-day and full-year (51 weeks) and is designed to prepare students socially, emotionally and academically for kindergarten. It also has a focus on family engagement and forming partnerships between parents and staff that promote family stability, reduce stressors and connect families to critical family resources.