Middle school

Ballet Bouquet - A Valentine Celebration of Dance

Bring your sweethearts to see Misako Ballet Company present "Ballet Bouquet: A Valentine Celebration of Dance". Dancers will perform a lovely arrangement of works, including: a romantic Ukrainian folk dance, beloved classical variations, and a sizzling musical theater piece staged by Jens Lee. Artistic Director Misako Aoki's heartwarming ballet "Grateful Crane" rounds out the program with MBC's signature "classical ballet with a Japanese twist". This event is a perfect Valentine date for couples, families, and all lovers of ballet.

Sunday, February 13, 2022, 2:00 pm

Upcoming ManneqART/ DoodleHATCH Winter Classes and Workshops

The DoodleHATCH Department Store is a one of a kind, fun and affordable destination for kids of all ages seeking something new and different to do.  Located in the old Safeway store in the Long Reach Village Center,  DoodleHATCH is an interactive art center with nearly 40 unique arts and crafts installations created by local artists and artisans.  Explore the Stargate, Fairy Village, Hobbit House, Space Station, Giant's Bed and more. Open Fri-Sun 10-5.

Life Skills Classes for Students (FREE!)

HC DrugFree is providing another series of fun and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to 9. For slightly younger or older students, each request will be considered as space is available, so please register student and wait for a response. Siblings and friends are encouraged to take these classes together. Classes taught by professional staff and older students. Younger students listen to and learn from trusted older students.

Virtual Youth Poetry Slam

The Howard County Chapter of The Society, Incorporated and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Iota Lambda Omega Chapter invite youth to participate in a Virtual Poetry Slam taking place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at noon.  Youth of all ages are invited to share a poem, spoken word or other original work as they compete to win monetary prizes.  First Place Winner receives $100, Second Place $75, and Third Place $50.  All skill levels are welcome.  Those who would like to compete may register at: www.thesocietyinchoco.org.

Hour of Code with Boolean Girl

Join Boolean Girl for our FREE, online Hour of Code events.
You will get an introduction to programming in Scratch - a
drag and drop programming language designed by MIT to
teach kids to code or Python - one of the most widely
used programming languages in the world. You'll get to
follow along with our live instructor and create your very
own program.

Where: Booleangirl.org
When: Saturdays at 3:00 PM EST
Ages: 8+

To register go to : https://booleangirl.org/events/

Teen Time After-School Program

A free after-school program for neighborhood students ages 10-14 (grades 5-8) at HCLS East Columbia Branch, Teen Time runs Monday through Thursday from 3:15-5:30 pm during the school year.

The daily schedule includes a transition period, homework support, snack break, and enrichment activities. While centering on academic enrichment, Teen Time focuses on a variety of additional components, which involve guest speakers, life skills training, art contests, and field trips to local attractions.

Free 15-Minute Phone Consultation

The Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington (FCCGW) is a non-profit organization pursuing the goals to improve the overall mental health, bonding of family members, and the quality of life of those individuals and families that they belong to. 

We offer a free 15-minute psychiatric telephone consultation with the help of Dr. Han, Soo Woong, a Board Certified in Child/Adolescent and General Psychiatry with more than 40 years of experience in the Washington D.C. area.

BRAINY Research Study

We are seeking children 10-17 years old who recently had a concussion, and children 15-17 who have never had a concussion for a research study online or in-person.

For online visits, the child will complete thinking tests and a motor task. Parent will complete questionnaires sent via email link. Online visits last 1-2 hours.