Be SMART for Kids

The Be SMART campaign focuses on education and awareness about child gun deaths and secure gun storage. Be SMART volunteers encourage parents and caretakers to “Be SMART” and take these five simple steps to help prevent shootings by children:

S- Secure (Secure guns in homes and vehicles) 

M- Model (Model appropriate behavior around firearms) 

A- Ask (Ask others if they have unsecured guns in the homes where your child spends time) 

R- Recognize (Recognize the role of guns in suicides) 

Wilde Lake Fall Festival

Join us for a fun day at Wilde Lake Park as welcome Fall 2023! The event will include several local school and area bands, dance performances, food trucks, games, face painting, moon bounces, community vendors and more! Ride your bike to the event, Bike HoCo will sponsor a bike corral. #VibrantWildeLake #WildeLake

Maryland STEM Festival 2023 Opening Ceremony

On October 12th, Kick off the 9th Annual Festival with a variety of fun presentation and STEM activities focusing on this year’s theme STEM-ertainment.   There will be plenty of activies involving eSports and Video Games includng Firaxis and the Baltimore  Chaper of Independent Game Developers Association.  This is a free event for all ages.  The event is in the Science and Technology Building at Howard Community College.

9/18/23 - RAVENS CAW to Action!

The LindaBen Foundation has partnered with the UnitedWay of Central Maryland and the Baltimore RAVENS CAW to Action team for an event on Monday, September 18, 2023, at the Florence BAIN 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia, Maryland 21044. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the event, we’re going to pack (1000+) specially curated healthy snacks for our students under our Hunger Free Weekend Program in three schools in Howard County. Some Ravens players and cheerleaders may be attending this event. Their presence is promised, but not guaranteed by the promoters.

LindaBen Mobile Market

We're offering subsidized high quality small and large produce bundles every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. next to Bryant Woods Elementary, 5450 Blue Heron La., Columbia, MD. This will begin on Saturday September 16th and 30th. We will continue until June 2024. We'd like families to have the opportunity to shop at our Mobile Market and have access to diapers, toiletries and pantry items for free.  We will provide nutritional education and recipes curated by our in-house nutritionist.

Savage VFC Open House

You’re invited to join us on October 7, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM for the department’s open house. This free event is open to the community. We’ll have a variety of family-friendly activities designed to introduce attendees to the fire service as well as our station and apparatus.

This event is rain or shine!


October 7, 2023

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Savage Vol. Fire Station 6
8521 Corridor Road
Savage, MD 20763

The SpongeBob Musical

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and became the hottest star on Broadway? Why, it's SpongeBob SquarePants! And now he’s ready to ride the wave to Howard County's premiere community theater to entertain and delight audiences in this brilliant, bright, hilarious, and brand-new musical.

Veteran Owned Small Biz Expo

Attend Howard County’s first Veteran Owned Small Biz Expo to celebrate Howard County Business Appreciation Week and National Veteran’s Small Business Appreciation Week. Sponsored by the Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families, come experience veteran owned small businesses, live entertainment, vendors, food, and activities.


October 28th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Open House

Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department Annual Open House

-Cooking safety starts with YOU!

-Saturday, October 14, 2023, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

-ECVFD Station 2, 4150 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City 21043

-Family friendly activities:  Fire engine and ambulance tours, Junior Firefighter Challenge, Jaws of Life - see our volunteers cut up a car, learn about cooking safety, suit up like a firefighter/EMS, hands only CPR, blood pressure screenings, and  squirt the fire hose!