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Annual Evening of Irish Music & Poetry

HoCoPoLitSo’s virtual 44th annual Irish Evening of Music and Poetry is Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:15 p.m., via ZOOM. Event features an amazing roster of Irish writers - Colm Tóibín, Colum McCann, Alice McDermott, Mike McCormack, Vona Groarke, Theo Dorgan, Paula Meehan and Mary Madec - with music by O’Malley’s March and step dancers from the Teelin Irish Dance Company. The program will be introduced by Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Paying for College or Trade School


College and Trade school planning from a financial perspective

Interactive, "hands-on" family program-students and parents together

Scholarship, Loan, Job and Budgeting Strategies

Live over Zoom

High school students and their parents or guardians.

Current college students might also find the information helpful.

Five date choices!

Tues. Feb 1, 6:30 PM

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.

TOPTE Leadership Academy

The TOPTE Leadership Academy will:

  • Identify your personal leadership style.

  • Recognize your weaknesses and strengths.

  • Work on assertiveness and self-confidence.

  • Enhance public speaking abilities.

  • Develop a personal brand.

  • Understand the concept of investing.