Howard Community College Nursing Scholarship Benefit — To endow scholarships for the nursing program at HCC. Featuring guest speak Ben Carson, cocktail reception, dinner and open bar. Sat., June 4, 6-10 p.m., Howard Community College, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. $125. 443-518-1970 or http://www.howardcc.edu/specialevents.
Relay For Life of Western Howard County — To benefit the American Cancer Society. An overnight event to celebrate cancer survivorship where teams camp out and take turns walking around a track, with each team trying to keep at least one member on the track throughout the night. Event includes Opening Ceremonies, Survivors' Lap, a Luminary Ceremony and a kids' walk, with a survivors' reception prior to the opening ceremonies for cancer survivors and their caregivers. June 10, 6:30 p.m. start, Western Regional Park, Woodbine. http://www.relayforlife.org/westernhoward. 410-781-4316 or Shelby.email@example.com.
Fitness Fusion — Hosted by CrossLife Community Church. Featuring upper- and lower-body strength and endurance activities, as well as a "fusion" of cardio and core strength work. Runs through June 13, 5-6 p.m., Elkridge Fire Department. $35. 410-960-6301 or http://www.crosslifeonline.com to reserve a seat.
Smoke-Free Lungs — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Learn tips for quitting a tobacco habit and mastering long-term success. Come to one or all session. Thu., June 16; Thu., June 28; and Thu., Aug. 18, 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.
Zumba Gold — Dance class for active seniors, beginner exercisers and larger exercise participants. Tuesdays, through mid-June, 10-11 a.m., Alta at Regency Crest, 3305 Oak W. Drive, Ellicott City. $40 for five weeks. Registration required. Tamra, 301-312-4524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baby Signing — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Parents, grandparents and caregivers of babies up to 1-year-old will learn 100 basic signs to help your baby communicate. Sat., June 4, 9-11:30 a.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. $40 per person, or $75 per couple; price include review DVD. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.
3rd Annual Men's Health Fair — Co-sponsored by Howard County Council Chairman Calvin Ball and the Howard County Health Dept. Featuring health screenings including: prostate, kidney, blood pressure, BMI, spinal, vision and more; healthy food samples; health and insurance information; and the opportunity to win an autographed Ravens memorabilia. Sat., June 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City. Free. Open to the public. Kimberly Pruim, 410-313-3105.
Healthy Howard Day 2011 — Hosted by We Promote Health. Offering activities and resources to promote health and wellness in the county, highlighting what schools, restaurants and workplaces do to promote health. Sun., June 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Park, 9801 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City. Free. http://www.healthyhowardday.org.
Pre-Diabetes: What Is It and What You Can Do About It? — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Understand what pre-diabetes is and how to make changes to prevent or delay actual diabetes. Wed., June 8, 7-9 p.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. $15. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.
Diabetes Health and Education — Offered by Laurel Regional Hospital. Presents David Baek, who will speak on the topic, "Diabetic Foot Complications," and provide information about maintaining proper foot care as a diabetic. A diabetes educator will also be present. Light refreshments served. June 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Laurel Regional Hospital, J. Russell Jones Room, 7300 Van Dusen Road, Laurel. Free. Open to the public. Registration required. 301-725-7255.
Infant Massage — Offered by Howard County General Hospital. Taught by certified infant massage instructor. June 11, 10-11 a.m., HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. $20. For parents of infants ages one month to one year. 410-740-7601 or http://www.hcgh.org to reserve a seat.
Health Care Reform: "How Will It Impact Your Business" — Featuring County Executive Ken Ulman and keynote speaker Howard County Chief Medical Officer Dr. Peter Beilenson, as he discusses key factors every Howard County business should know regarding the new Health Care Reform Act and the impact it will have on employees and businesses as a whole. Tue., June 14, 7:30 a.m. continental breakfast, 8-9:30 a.m. presentation, discussion and Q-and-A, Howard County Health Dept., 7178 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia.