From 7 – 9 pm on Friday, December 13, you can enjoy a screening of Elf at The Hawthorn Center while making your own paper snowflakes (Buddy would approve) and jingle bell necklaces, sampling treats from 3 of the 4 elf food groups (sorry, but syrup is too messy), and enjoying photo ops for your holiday card or scrapbook. All of this can be yours for only $5 per person!
Tickets must be purchased in advance – you can get them in person at the village office, or online at http://goo.gl/ESkMK1. Take a chance on a unique holiday event this year, and we guarantee you will be smiling from ear to elfin ear afterwards. For more information about this event, visit our blog at www.hickoryridgevillage.wordpress.com.
I recently took a tour of Howard County’s recycling facility in Elkridge. What an educational (and loud) experience! I learned about how our recycling is sorted, baled, and shipped to be made into new products. I learned that the equipment we have at the facility does a lot of the work, so that residents don’t have to separate their recyclables for pickup. I also learned that while the machines are impressive, the facility’s hardest workers are their employees, who must remove trash from the collected material as it speeds along its journey through the sorting center. I also learned that little things that we nonchalantly throw in our curbside bins (as we think to ourselves, “This is recyclable, isn’t it? I’m not sure… oh well, whatever.”) can cause big problems for the staff at the recycling center — broken machines, lost productivity, pricey repairs. I’ll bet you didn’t know these facts about what NOT to recycle at the curb in Howard County: (MORE)
Halloween is October 31. Everyone knows that, right? But did you ever consider celebrating Halloween Eve? Kimco Realty, the owner of the Hickory Ridge Village Center, wants to “treat” you to a Halloween Eve event on October 30 from 5—8 pm at the village center, located at the corner of Cedar Lane and Freetown Rd. Enjoy a magic show by D’s Magic from 5—6 pm, followed by trick-or-treating at the village center shops. Wear your costume and bring your treat bag — there will be magic “tricks” and tasty “treats” for everyone. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required, just come to the courtyard in front of Giant and join the fun! For more information, visit our blog!
Tomorrow marks yet another day of school for the kiddos. Like me, you may be wondering, “What am I going to do with these little monsters (I mean darlings)?” I can tell you where I’m NOT going – anywhere that results in whining and begging. For me, this eliminates the mall, the library, any museum, Grandma’s house, or Target. We can’t stay home because they will beg to play video games all day. Where can we go that’s cheap, fun, and unlikely to result in me spending lots of money?
The Hawthorn Center, of course.
Tomorrow from 12 noon – 1:30 pm we will have the following for your kids ages 3-10:
- Juice (sodas for the adults)
- Treat bags
All awesome, right? The Howard County Master Gardeners will be teaching us all about spiders and why they are our friends — not our foes. We will provide lunch and a treat bag to take home. Best of all, the cost is only $5 per person. Register ow by calling the village office at 410-730-7327, or sign up online at http://goo.gl/KFo3aK. We will see you there!