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Pollinator StoryWalk at the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, visit the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area June 17-25 to enjoy a StoryWalk® featuring Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate by Sara Levine and illustrated by Masha D’yans. A StoryWalk® is a deconstructed children’s book made into signs placed along a trail where visitors can stroll and follow the story from page to page. The StoryWalk® is free, self-guided, and open from sunrise to sunset. The trail starts at the Trotter Road entrance. Trails are unpaved.  

Dragon Boat Festival

Join us on Sunday, June 4th, from 4 to 8 PM at the YMCA Dancel Center for the Dragon Boat Festival celebration! Indulge in traditional zongzi, explore the festival's origins, and be captivated by mesmerizing Chinese music, dance, and Tai Chi performances. Get active with rock climbing and a lively Zumba class. Engage in the art of calligraphy, Chinese painting, and zongzi wrapping. Tantalize your taste buds with a variety of Asian cuisine from local restaurants. This event promises an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones.


THE Columbia Orchestra and choirs of St. Louis and St. Francis pastorate -- with“Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Julia Ward Howe guest soloists and musicians -- will hold a free musical salute to military veterans 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at St. Louis Church, Clarksville.The singers and Orchestra, under the baton of Columbia Maestro Jason Love for the last time, will feature “Songs from Sea to Shining Sea” -- patriotic favorites by American composers.

Juneteenth Celebration

Education. Inspiration. Hope.

Bring your picnic and blanket for a fun-filled evening of activities, music, education, and inspiration as we revisit the many groundbreaking contributions the African-American/Black Community has made to our society.

Participate in Our Relay For Life Event

Relay For Life of Baltimore and Howard County invites the public to our free event on Saturday, June 3, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m., at Howard Community College’s Track and Field in Columbia. Enjoy free parking in a garage by taking the Little Patuxent Parkway entrance.

We are particularly interested in cancer survivors. Survivors should RSVP at 

www.RelayforLife.org/BaltimoreHowardMD so we can honor you at the Survivors Reception at our event.

Union Collective Pride: Youth Climbing (ages 5-18) at Movement Hampden

Join Unmatched Athlete on Saturday, June 17th from 12pm-5pm for a fun day of climbing at Movement Hampden! Youths aged 5-18 and families all welcome to attend for FREE to try out bouldering, play games, and meet new people in your community!

Kids 5-12 years old will climb from 12 pm - 2:30 pm; while youths 13-18 will climb from 3 pm - 5 pm. Adults 19 or older interested in climbing will pay a discounted $19 that goes directly to Movement Hampden.