Healthy Aging

Dr. Kevin Carlson is a board-certified internist and geriatrician and a member of CA’s Medical Advisory Board Although some things that happen to us are…

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BikeAbout 2019

Join us for the 19th annual Columbia Archives BikeAbout — a free, fun and informative tour spotlighting Columbia’s history and the connectivity of its pathway…

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Celebrate March Mat-ness

In honor of March “Mat-ness” we’re bringing you a series of mat exercises to target your core and abs. We recommend performing each move 8-10…

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Past Exhibits

June 1-21 Overview Main and Window Galleries Dancing with the Kiln Gods – Ceramics Exhibition by Greg Holmes The combination of earth, metal and wood…

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Healthy Aging

Aging gracefully Although some symptoms of aging are genetically predetermined, it may be a relief to know that the choices that we make can improve…

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Salon Series

SALON SERIES Sponsored by Columbia Art Center and Little Patuxent Review Monthly presentations by local artists, poets, actors, musicians and other specialists. These events are…

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March Madness Workout

Get Ready for March with a March Madness-Inspired Workout! Columbia Association personal trainer Michele Fox walks you through some basketball-influenced moves to help you prep…

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Check Your Heart in 2018

Be Smart in 2018 — Check Your Heart Dr. Sean Gloth, board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, is a member of Columbia Association’s…

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CA Community Focus

CA Community Focus is a quarterly eNewsletter that highlights Columbia Association construction projects, community planning work, pending legislation related to planning and development in Columbia,…

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Nothing to fear

  These classes and programs are good starting points for beginners who want to get fit By David Greisman, January 2018 Going to the gym…

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Young at art – Jan. 2018

  Children and families have many ways to get creative at Columbia Art Center By Tracy Dye, January 2018 It was evening, so Abby Simcock…

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What is BOGAFit? – Jan. 2018

Try CA’s new full-body workout, which combines yoga, Pilates and core exercises while balancing on the water. By Tripp Laino, January 2018 While I’ve tried…

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Globe trotters – Nov. 2017

Globe trotters: Sister Cities exchange matches Howard County teens with French or Spanish counterparts By Tripp Laino, November 2017 Despite being fairly well-versed in Spanish,…

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Columbia creates! – Oct. 2017

Columbia creates! Workshops for all ages; create projects in hours and create memories that last years By David Greisman, October 2017 Rome wasn’t built in…

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Community building – Oct. 2017

Community building: Speakers series event focuses on enhancing Columbia’s aging neighborhoods By David Greisman, October 2017 Columbia’s 50th Birthday hasn’t just been about celebrating the…

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Fete Event

  Celebrate Columbia: A special evening fete of sights and sounds was held on Sunday, October 1 at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Late afternoon activities began with the…

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Orchestra

  Columbia’s 50th Birthday Celebration culminated on Sunday, October 1, 2017 with an evening of special events. The newly restored village neighborhood posters, placed in Kennedy…

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Camps

Columbia Association summer camp participants gathered to have a birthday party for Columbia, decorating their hats with “50” and forming a 50 for a photo…

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Interfaith Event

On September 17, the 50th anniversary of the first worship service held at Slayton House in 1967—Columbia’s Interfaith Centers of Wilde Lake, Oakland Mills and…

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Plein Air

Over 50 artists participated in the first Paint Columbia Plein Air event, coordinated  by Columbia Association’s Art Center. Artists set up their easels in and…

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School Event

On Sunday, April 23 over 700 students from the twelve Howard County high schools performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The story of Jim Rouse and…

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People Tree

      “The People Tree” by Pierre Du Fayet is Columbia’s most visible and iconic sculpture. This civic monument is the artistic interpretation of…

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Birthday Cake Event

A giant birthday cake was staged near the fountain at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Guy Guzzone, Maryland State Senator; Allan Kittleman, Howard County Executive; Mary…

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Founders Day

  Columbia’s Founder, James W. Rouse would have celebrated his 103rd Birthday on April 26, 2017. A tribute to his vision and dedication to a better…

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Banner Signs

Banners heralded the significance of Columbia’s 50th Birthday along roadways in Town Center and within Columbia Mall from January through October 2017. The colorful signature graphics…

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Daffodils

Garden Clubs, Girl Scouts and landscaping teams planted 50,000 daffodil bulbs in Columbia’s Town Center. The daffodils bloom along Little Patuxent Parkway from Howard Community…

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50th Birthday

Daffodils Banner Signs School Event Founders Day Birthday Cake Event People Tree Camps Plein Air Orchestra Interfaith Event Fete of Sights and Sounds

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Healthy Holiday Recipes

Cooking this holiday season? Here are some healthy holiday recipes It can be hard to eat healthy during the holidays — meals are big, portions…

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Advisory Committees Help CA Grow

Columbia Association (CA) appreciates community feedback and encourages community members to get involved. One way to get involved is by serving on one of CA’s…

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Lakefront Summer Festival

About the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival Live music, family movies, and dancing — our schedule has something for everyone and is sure to please! June…

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The hotel room workout

A simple workout you can do in your hotel By Darrell Gough Just because you are away from home does not mean you need to…

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Tick and Lyme Disease Prevention

Be safe this summer with these tick and lyme disease prevention tips! By Janice Stanton, health education coordinator, Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center More…

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Oceania CultureFest postponed

Note (April 25, 2017): Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Oceania CultureFest — originally scheduled for May 7 — has been postponed until the…

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Go to sleep!

Get some sleep! March is National Sleep Awareness Month. As an adult, how often do you wish someone would tell you to go to sleep…

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Columbia Dialogues

Columbia Dialogues — working together to enhance Columbia as a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community for all Columbia’s 50th Birthday Celebration is convening facilitated, small-group discussions…

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Oceania CultureFest postponed

Note (April 25, 2017): Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Oceania CultureFest — originally scheduled for May 7 — has been postponed until the…

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Weight loss: A team effort

Personal training helped this mother-daughter duo shed over 50 pounds By Tracy Dye For Johnnie and Kerri Nussbaum, weight loss has been a team effort.…

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Be careful when shoveling snow!

Exercise caution when shoveling snow By Dr. Sean Gloth, cardiologist and member of CA’s Medical Advisory Board It is widely known that shoveling snow and…

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Wilde Reading Series

This free literary reading series features local poets and authors, as well as an open mic for interested audience members. Please check out the spring…

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Enjoy a Healthy Thanksgiving!

Make smart choices for a healthy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness and celebration. Unfortunately, several staples of such festivities include dishes, drinks and…

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A DIY Kitchen Makeover

Cook up some healthy habits by making over your kitchen We can all be products of our environment. Turning your home into one that inspires…

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Eliminating your work stress

by Trace Dye Is work stress consuming your life? A certain amount of strain in the workplace is unavoidable, but when stress begins to permeate…

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On Top Of Your Game

CA’s golf, tennis pros help teach the finer points of their sports By Tripp Laino Wanting to improve your play on the court or course…

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Basketball Clinic

For grades 3-9. Have fun and improve your game with a week of skills, drills, contests and games. Players are grouped by age and skill…

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CA’s New Membership Structure

CA’s New Membership Structure as of May 2017 CA Memberships are Changing – Click to see New Membership Structure Q&A A simpler, flexible structure begins in…

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Having Fun is Serious Business

Promoting all that is wonderful and unique about visiting and living in Howard County is Howard County Tourism and Promotion’s primary purpose. And there is…

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Get Lost!

By Tripp Laino The mercury continues to climb, making May the perfect time for outdoor exploration — and there’s no better place to enjoy it…

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Green Power

Columbia Association (CA) has been making strides in recent years to leverage green power opportunities and reduce our carbon footprint. Since August 2015, electricity use at…

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Urbanized

Columbia Association and the Howard County Library System partnered for the first film in the Community Building Speakers Series on September 18, 2012. Participants watched…

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Sustainable Stormwater Management Forum

On February 21, 2013, CA, through its Watershed Advisory Committee, brought four speakers to discuss sustainable stormwater management practices including Joshua Feldmark, Director of Howard…

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CA Board Recap: 3-10-16

At the Columbia Association (CA) Board of Directors meeting held March 10, CA’s Board discussed potential changes to membership structure. The March 24 meeting was…

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Columbia Solar Cooperative

Columbia Association has partnered with Retrofit Baltimore, a program of the nonprofit Civic Works, to implement a solar and home energy efficiency upgrade cooperative in…

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Festival of the Arts

The Columbia Festival of the Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is a unique annual celebration that draws thousands to Columbia’s iconic downtown. Founded in 1987, the…

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Columbia’s 50th Birthday

Columbia, Maryland, was groundbreaking from the moment its developers first broke ground. Our community was officially founded on June 21, 1967. That in and of…

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CA 101

Join us for an informative evening to learn about what CA is doing for you. Along with a brief orientation on the history and organization…

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What Columbia Residents Can Do

CA strongly encourages all members of our community to explore the numerous resources available from the ENERGY STAR Program and the Baltimore Gas and Electric…

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What is CA doing?

CA has been very active as an ENERGY STAR Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CA is working aggressively to implement energy efficiency…

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Waste Wise

Waste Wise The average person generates more than four pounds of waste each day — and more than half of that waste goes to a…

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Green Fleets

The use of fossil fuels in vehicles and equipment has numerous environmental impacts, including emissions of greenhouse gases, particulates and other contaminants, as well as…

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Buy Green

The average Columbia resident purchases a significant amount of consumer goods – from food to office supplies to garden plants that have a significant impact on…

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Columbia Market Study

Columbia Market Study Analysis Partnership Approach: Columbia Association, in collaboration with the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning and the Howard County Economic Development…

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Woodlawn

Woodlawn was restored by Columbia Association in 2007 to preserve a piece of history. The building is believed to have been constructed in the early…

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People Tree

“The People Tree” by Pierre Du Fayet is Columbia’s most visible and iconic sculpture. This civic monument is the artistic interpretation of Columbia’s goal to…

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Other Statues

In Downtown Columbia: “Dealings,” a bronze life-size sculpture by William Duffy, portrays James Rouse, founder of Columbia and The Rouse Company, and his brother Willard,…

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Oakland Manor

The Town Center Community Association is housed in Historic Oakland. It is believed that Charles Sterrett Ridgely had a Baltimore housewright named Abraham Lerew build…

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Dorsey Hall

The 18th century home known as Dorsey Hall is the origin of the name of the Dorsey Hall neighborhood in the village of Dorsey’s Search.…

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Blandair

Blandair takes its name from Theodorick Bland, a colorful figure in early Maryland politics, who served as Chancellor of Maryland from 1824 until his death…

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Community Collaborations

CA collaborates with other organizations that support CA’s strategic mission: “Engage our diverse community, cultivate a unique sense of place and enhance quality of life.”…

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