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. Submit notices to Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, c/o Columbia Flier, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email; or fax 410-332-6336.


Capitol Debate Camps Offering camps in debate, public speaking, mock trial and leadership. Run through Aug. 5, at 8890 McGaw Road, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia. 443-538-4992.

Centennial High School Boosters Summer Camps Sponsored by the Centennial High School Boosters Summer Camps. Offering basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer. Runs weekly through Aug. 12, at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. $120-$150. 410-313-2865.

Art Camp Offered by the Columbia Art Center. Activities include printmaking, painting, sculpture, collage, drawing, clay and more. Art specialists will teach campers to experiment with colors, textures and mediums in a variety of theme-based projects as they travel throughout Columbia Art Center from studio to studio. Camp includes Zumba dancing and swimming. There is a gallery show of campers' art work at the end of each two-week session. For grades 1-8 in one- and two-week sessions. Extended care available. Runs through Aug. 19, at The Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. One week: $235 resident, $275 nonresident; two weeks: $405 resident, $475 nonresident. 410-730-0075.

Glen Mar United Methodist Church Summer Day Camp Offering summer camps, in weekly sessions. Full- and half-day sessions are available. Five percent discount for participating siblings. Runs weekly through Aug. 5, at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City. $145-$225 per week. 410-465-4995.

The Etiquette School of Maryland Summer Camp Offering week-long summer camps for boys and girls ages 4-12 to help increase self-esteem and allows children to feel confident in any social situation. Manners Can Be Fun, for ages 4-7, teaches greetings, eye contact, body talk, table manners, kindness, helping others and more. Mad About Manners, for ages 8-12, teaches social etiquette, communication skills and table manners. Class size is limited. Runs through Aug. 12, at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. $225-$255. 410-465-4969.

Howard County Arts Council Arts Camps Offered by the Howard County Arts Council. Offering one- and two-week visual and performing arts camps for grades K-7, which conclude with an exhibit or performance of student work on the last day of camp. Programs are open to the public, regardless of residency in Howard County. Runs through Aug. 5, at Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. 410-313-2787.

Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters Summer Camp Sponsored by the MRHS Boosters Club. Instructed by MRHS staff. Runs through Aug. 12, at Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Drive, Marriottsville. $150. 410-313-5568.

Reservoir High School Boosters Summer Camps Accepting registrations for soccer, baseball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and softball. Runs through Aug. 12, at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Rd, Fulton. $130-$150. 410-888-8850.

16th Annual River Hill Boosters Summer Sports Camps Offered by the River Hill High School Boosters Club. Featuring week-long sports camps, instructed by RHHS coaches and associates. Price includes T-shirt. Runs through Aug. 12, at River Hill High School, 12101 Route 108, Clarksville. $160. 410-313-7120.

Slayton House Camp of the Arts Offered by Slayton House. Offering musical theater camp for grades 1-8. Each session culminates in a full theater production. Runs through Aug. 8, at Slayton House Theatre, 10451 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. 410-730-3987.

Howard County Youth Program 2011 Summer Basketball Camps Offering weeklong basketball camps for boy and girls, ages 5-15, under the direction of Kevin McDuffie. Runs through Aug. 12, at Burleigh Manor Middle School, 4200 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City. $175. 410-461-7694.

Young Artists Theatre Camps Offering day camps in one-, two- and three-week sessions for ages 7-15, plus 6-year-olds with reading skills. Camps include acting, improvisation, drama games, musical theater, movement, and arts and crafts. Morning and evening extended care available. Runs through Aug. 26, at Chartwell Professional Park, 8184 Lark Brown Rd, Elkridge. 301-604-2844.

My First Art Camp My First Art Camps Little artists exercise their independence in this developmentally appropriate art summer camp. Children are immersed in artists, art history, vocabulary and styles. Offered twice in week-long sessions. Offered twice in week-long sessions. $129. 410-381-5566.

Hand Sewing Made E-Z Summer Camp Offered by Amherst House. Featuring hand sewing techniques for 12 functional stitches and an exposure to quilting and clothing embellishment. The following stitches will be taught: running, whipped running, blanket, stem, chain, cross, fly, satin, vertical hem, and back, slip and whip stitches. All sewing threats and needles will be provided by the instructor. For ages 11 and older, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 1-5, at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia. CA residents: $90, nonresidents: $100; materials fee: $30. 410-381-9600.

Nature 'N Art Classes Offered by Abrakadoodle Art and Echoes of Nature. Offering Nature N Art weekly classes for ages 2-4 with an adult helper. Registration required. Runs 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 2-30, at St. John's Parish Day School, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. $149. 410-381-5566.


Dance Classes Offered by the Long Reach Community Association. Presents a six-week dance class for ages 14-21, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and for ages 7-13, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, featuring hip hop, R&B and krump dancing. Runs through Sept. 8, at Long Reach Community Center, 8775 Cloudleap Ct Ste 7, Columbia. $60; 5 percent discount for those on CA-assessed property. 410-730-8113.

Tai Sophia Institute Spring and Summer Open Houses Tai Sophia Institute is holding a series of general and program-specific graduate school open house events, including all graduate programs open houses. 9:30 a.m. July 30, at Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. 410-888-9048.