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Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club
11/30/2020 to 11/30/2020Online event hosted by HopeWorks of Howard County, Columbia, MD 21046
Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club meets every other Monday via Zoom from 6:30 – 8:00pm. In this book club, we will focus on reading seminal works by women of color, Queer & Trans folks, and stories of a new world. We are hoping that this book club can both act as a source of support for the community during this time of crisis and also help provide a source of community action building focusing on sharing diverse stories. This month join us in virtual conversation on the New York Times bestseller Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by Adrienne Maree Brown. How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Join us as we journey with Brown to find answers in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. For more information and to sign-up, please visit: www.wearehopeworks.org/events
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland – Caregiver Information Session
11/30/2020 to 11/30/2020Virtual, Virtual, MD 21044
By providing nutritious meals to people who are homebound and unable to shop or cook for themselves, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland supports healthy, independent living and quality of life for those who choose to age in place. We invite you to learn more by joining us for a conversation about our home delivered meal program and related services, all aimed at helping those in the community live safely in their homes with dignity. Equipped with an understanding of how Meals on Wheels can serve those in need, including nutritious weekly meals and regular friendly and safe contact, you’ll be ready to share information that can help your aging and homebound loved ones thrive. https://zoom.us/j/93038540578?pwd=ZzlQV3p2MnVmaEpMbDZ0U0pPL0Q0Zz09. Passcode: h0Egyb
Howard County General Hospital’s Race Across Howard County
12/01/2020 to 12/15/2020Online, Howard County, MD 21044
Runs Dec. 1 to 15. Howard Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to Howard County General Hospital, will hold Race Across Howard County, a virtual race where participants run or walk on their own, submit race times and collect donations supporting Howard County General Hospital’s new Nursing Excellence Fund. Race options include a 26.2-mile marathon, 13.1-mile half-marathon, 3.1-mile 5K or 1-mile fun run or walk, which participants can complete at their own pace anywhere indoors or outdoors. Race registration costs $25, except for the fun run which costs $10, and includes virtual yoga, a chance to win a ticket to Merriweather Symphony of Lights for the top 100 finishers, a virtual bib and optional shirts. To register, donate or sponsor Race Across Howard County, visit bit.ly/HCGH_Race.
Yoga for Survivors – Virtual Sessions!
12/01/2020 to 12/01/2020Online event hosted by HopeWorks of Howard County, Columbia, MD 21046
HopeWorks is partnering with Three and a Half Acres Yoga (THAY) to bring free yoga sessions to survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence. This will be an on-going program offered every Tuesday at 4pm via Zoom! THAY partners with community organizations within Harlem, Upper Manhattan, and virtually. They focus on serving folks facing emotional, physical or social trauma. THAY provides yoga, breathing and mindfulness programs to nonprofits to support their existing missions and build bridges of understanding among neighbors. Please note that you will be able to participate while seated or on a mat. This is a free program, but pre-registration is required! To register, please visit https://yoga-for-survivors.eventbrite.com
Howard County General Hospital’s Community COVID-19 Testing
12/05/2020 to 12/05/20202210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD, MD 21794
Howard County General Hospital will offer community COVID-19 testing for children and adults in November and December at no cost to participants. Tests will be administered using nasal swabs as participants remain in their cars. A physician order is not required to be tested. Advance registration is encouraged, but same-day registration will also be accepted. Participants can learn more and register online at www.bit.ly/j2bh-testing. In addition, email HCGH-J2BH@jhmi.edu or call 410-740-7601 for more information.
The Creatives Cafe
12/08/2020 to 12/08/2020Online event hosted by HopeWorks of Howard County, Columbia, MD 21046
The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many of us. It’s important that we take breaks from the news, take care of our bodies, and make time to unwind and connect with others. Please join us for a virtual crafting circle! Bring a project you’re working on, or start something new. Using the Zoom video conferencing platform, we will be able to see each other, talk, and share our art. This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7pm-9pm. Come to as many sessions as you want! Attendance is on a drop-in basis, but you must register in advance to receive the Zoom meeting details. For more information or to register, visit: https://creativescafe.eventbrite.com