High school

AAPI Heritage Month: Celebrating the Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Diaspora

In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the Office of Human Rights & Equity (OHRE) is hosting “Transpacific Origins: Celebrating the Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Diaspora.” This event is to center Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, creating a space that will honor their ancestry, their histories, and their identities.

The event will include:

READY Program

READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) is a two-month summer program that provides conservation education, employment, and career development to young adults ages 16 to 25. Environmental education includes natural resource protection and restoration; career development includes job site visits with our industry partners, environmental and green infrastructure industry literacy, and tool safety training.

Vaping Town Hall - Navigating the Effects of Teen Vaping

Free! Thursday, May 18 @ 7 p.m. on Zoom

Nearly 40% of high school students will try vaping. More 8th-10th graders vape than drink or use cannabis. Despite being promoted as a healthier alternative to smoking, vaping proses many health risks. 

Join HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Mark Donovan from Congruent Counseling Services, and Dr. George Kolodner a board certified psychiatrist specializing in nicotine addiction to learn more about consequences of youth vaping and what we can do about it. 

Teen Advisory Council Meeting - HC DrugFree (8th to 12th grade)

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council is open to all Howard County students in grades 8 through 12. This is a great opportunity to help prepare younger students for success in high school while allowing older students to develop their leadership and mentoring skills. The registration form is available at https://hcdrugfree.org/teen-advisory-council/ and community service hours are available. 

Health Fair and Blood Drive

Glen Mar is hosting a health fair and blood drive from 11 to 3 on Saturday, May 20, 2023.  Everyone is welcome and it is free to the public.  It will make our community a more resilient and healthier place for all of us.  Pre-registration strongly recommended, but walk-ins accepted as time slots allow.  The scheduled health-related services are:

Dragon Boat Festival

Celebrate Duanwu Jie (Dragon Boat Festival) with the Chinese American Parent Association at the YMCA Dancel Center on June 4th 4-8pm. Enjoy traditional Duanwu Jie food (Zongzi) and family-friendly activities like swimming and wall climbing. Experience the beauty of Chinese music and dance, and learn about the festival. You will even get a chance to learn how to wrap a Zongzi! Asian foods will also be available for purchase. Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Paint Afternoon: Savage Blossoms

Join us for another in a series of Savage-themed Paint Afternoons! This one celebrates spring blooms against the beautiful backdrop of the Hall's signature stonework.

Led by Savage resident Andi Lecha. Andi is an Artist and Interior Designer living in our very own Savage, MD. Growing up in the area, Andi has always enjoyed the beauty and space of the Carroll Baldwin Hall. With her Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting and years of teaching experience, she's got what it takes to lead you step-by-step to creating your very own masterpiece!


Bayside Big Band to Perform Free

Bayside Big Band Concert will perform in Glen Mar Church’s Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Glen Mar Church. This free concert will be held outside unless there is a weather issue. Bring chairs and/or blankets. If it rains this event will be held inside Glen Mar’s Spirit Center.  Two food trucks, Greek on the Street and Kona Ice, will be available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.