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Lyrical Moments

05/15/2021 to 05/15/2021

YouTube, YouTube, MD 21044

Join us for a free virtual concert on YouTube! Acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong joins the orchestra for Samuel Barber's nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a "lyrical rhapsody" on James Agee's memories of a Tennessee childhood. George Walker's emotional Lyric for Strings highlights the melodic gifts of the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. The stirring voice of Willy, an unhoused man recorded on the streets of Chicago, is featured in Anna Clyne's A Wonderful Day. But first, Mozart leans into his unique gift for melody to craft his tuneful Symphony No. 29. Watch the premiere at at 7:30pm to interact with other viewers, or watch after at your convenience. (youtube.com/colorch)

Howard County General Hospital’s drive-through health screenings

05/15/2021 to 05/15/2021

9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

St John Baptist Church, 9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD. Howard County General Hospital will hold free drive-through health screenings and risk assessments for body mass index, stroke, blood pressure, prediabetes, blood glucose and HDL cholesterol. Participants can also receive healthy lifestyle education and information on classes offered to address health risks. Participants must be 18 years or older. To learn more or register, visit bit.ly/HCGH-drivethru-healthscreening.

Short Story Fest

05/15/2021 to 05/15/2021

Elkader Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

Short Story Book Club kicks off the inaugural literary short story festival, Short Story Fest on May 15, 2021 starting at 10 am ET. Short Story Fest is the online literary event for people who love and appreciate short stories and reading culture. This one-day event will bring together readers and authors to create connections based on their mutual enjoyment and appreciation of short stories, literature, and writing. Several of our authors reside in different parts of the Baltimore/Washington area. So, please join in supporting local artists! Workshops include: When Pivotal Life Moments Get in Your Way, Joy Embrace!; Writing Your Life's Story with Jamie; PR Tips During COVID-19; Write Like the News. Learn more about Short Story Fest and register at SHORTSTORYFEST.COM.

Howard County General Hospital’s COVID-19 Vaccinations

05/15/2021 to 05/15/2021

9055 Tamar Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

Howard County General Hospital will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccinations, held in the St John Baptist Church building, will be offered concurrently with the hospital’s free drive-through health screenings in the parking lot. Howard County General Hospital will offer the Moderna vaccine. Participants receiving the vaccine must present a photo ID to complete a vaccination record and be available to receive a second dose at the same location on Saturday, June 12. Walk-ins will be accepted until 3:30 p.m. To learn more or register for a vaccine, visit bit.ly/HCGHvaccine.

Sykesville Farmers Market (Sundays 9AM-1PM)

05/16/2021 to 07/18/2021

7547 Main Street, Sykesville, MD 21784

The 2021 Downtown Sykesville Farmers Market is nestled in historic Sykesville. Vendors are set up on Baldwin Drive or integrated in the fabric of our charming shopping district, in between the unique shops and boutiques of the Best Main Street in America 2020 (award by Independent We Stand). The Market runs every Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm from May 16th to Oct 24th! You can find a variety of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, herbs, honey, cakes, nuts, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, cheese, baked goods, dog treats, as well as eclectic artisan booths displaying jewelry, home decor, and art pieces. We have the Junior Market returning that will host special activities each week for our younger Market attendees! We will also be having a poetry and art contest at the Junior Market - for more information on how to enter your poetry or art please email downtownsykesville.event@gmail.com. Main Streets shops and boutiques are opening earlier to welcome you as well! We have so many more surprises but would rather have you come check them out. Enough blabbing on our part: come on down to the Sykesville Farmers Market you will not regret it! We all have a responsibility to stop the spread of COVID-19; as such the Sykesville Farmers Market requires mandatory mask usage while attending the market, social distancing, and frequent hand sanitizer usage. All of our vendors are required to answer COVID-19 screening before attending each Market and we ask that if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed or have come in contact with someone exposed to COVID-19 that you refrain from attending the Farmers Market. https://downtownsykesville.com/farmersmarket/

Baltimore Humane Society hosts a Bargain Bin Sidewalk Sale!

05/16/2021 to 05/16/2021

1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Our Spring cleaning is your opportunity to score big! We have more than we can possibly use of all types of leashes, collars, harnesses, pet costumes, accessories, and more, so we are turning it all into more help for our adoptable pets! Come out and shop the deals at this not-to-be-missed, one-time event! Prices range from $1-5, except for the crates. All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Humane Society! Sunday, May 16th: 11am-1pm. Baltimore Humane Society: 1601 Nicodemus Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136. For any more questions or concerns, please call (410) 833-8848).