Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit calendar items, mail to Up & Coming, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.
Community Line Dance and Social — Sponsored by CrossLife Community Church. Featuring an evening of instruction, dancing and fun with Barb Dutterer. Fridays, through June 3, 7-10 p.m., Rockburn Elementary School, 6145 Montgomery Road, Elkridge. In advance for six weeks: $40 individual, $85 per family (three or more); at the door per class: $10 individual; $25 per family. http://www.crosslifeonline.com.
Self-Defense for Young Women — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Featuring age-appropriate self-defense for young women. Learn physical and psychological strategies; also discusses concepts of self-image, self-esteem and assertive behavior. Sat., June 4, 9-11 a.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. $35. For ages 12-15. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.
Considering Divorce: Your Legal Options in Maryland — Presented by attorney and certified mediator Linda Sorg Ostovitz, Silverstein & Ostovitz. An overview of the Maryland family law system and areas of consideration for individuals thinking about divorce. Offered twice: Mon., June 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Thu., June 9, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hebron House, 2331 Calvin Circle, Ellicott City. Free. Registration required. 410-461-4200 or http://www.mddivorce.com/rsvp.html.
Mastering Time — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Learn easy ways to proactively prioritize and make the choices that will create abundant time to do the things you value in life. Mon., June 6, 7-9 p.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Free. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.
Understanding Grief — Hosted by Gilchrist Hospice Care-Howard County. A workshop that explores normal reactions to the loss of a loved one, provide reassurance that grief changes over time and instill hope that life can once again be rich and meaningful. Wed., June 8, 6:30-8 p.m., Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Site 433, Columbia. Free. Registration required. 443-539-4086 to reserve a seat.
Life is a Highway — Presented by Howard County Police and AAA Mid-Atlantic's Foundation for Safety and Education. Offering an educational seminar for mature drivers on Maryland's new traffic laws. Refreshments served. June 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Glenwood 50+ Center, 2398 Route 97, Cooksville. Free. 410-313-5440.
Composting Demonstration: Free Bins — Presented by Howard County Master Gardeners. Learn to recycle kitchen and yard waste into natural fertilizer for gardens, along with a worm composting demonstration. June 9, 7 p.m., and June 25, 10 a.m., Schooley Mill Park, near the horse ring, 12975 Hall Shop Road, Highland. Free.
Essentials in Babysitting — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Learn how to effectively manage children, create a safe environment and apply emergency techniques. June 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. $50; price includes lunch and certificate of attendance. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.
Father Loss Workshop — Hosted by Gilchrist Hospice Care-Howard County. A workshop for adults who have experienced the death of a father, grandfather or guardian that will provide participants an opportunity to explore the meaning of their loss and to express their thoughts and feelings. June 13, 6:30-8 p.m., Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Site 433, Columbia. Free. Registration required. 443-539-4086 to reserve a seat.
Maryland Basic Boating Class — Course satisfies Maryland's safe boating education requirement and is approved by the MD Department of Natural Resources. US Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Sat., June 18, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Laurel Branch, PG Memorial Library, 507 7th St., Laurel. $20; price includes textbook. 703-690-8341 or email@example.com to reserve a seat.
Lunch and Learn — Hosted by Gilchrist Hospice Care-Howard County. A group that brings together individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one and provides them the opportunity to hear a speaker talk about moving through grief and loss. June 14, noon-1:30 p.m., Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Site 433, Columbia. $10. Registration required. Lois Fitzgerald, 443-539-4086 to reserve a seat.