Out of the blue, without any fanfare, came my first digital issue of the Columbia Flier. Have they been doing this all along, or was that the first? Anyway, I love it. It makes my digital subscription worth more to me, because it adds a substantial chunk of the local news I'm really looking for.
A relatively new venture is the monthly newsletter from the Columbia Archives. Whether you are a long time resident, or new and wish you understood what all the fuss was about, the Columbia Archives is an invaluable resource to the community. I haven't visited them in their new home, and I should. Every time I talk to Archives Director Barbar Kellner I learn something fascinating. If you want to receive the Columbia Archives news, go here to sign up.
Events for today that may be of interest:
WBAL Concert for Kids at 1 pm and 7:30 pm, and their Holiday Shop from 2:00 til approximately 10:00.
Stevens Forest Nursery School Kids Holiday Shopping Fair, 9 am to 2 pm.
Saint Paul's Church Holiday Market, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Alternative Gift Fair at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 10 am to 4 pm. (Also tomorrow, check link for hours.)
PATH Action to Stand Against Islamophobia, 5 to 6:30 pm.
I have it on good authority that there will be a bake sale outside of Kendall Hardware today from 10 am to 2 pm to support the River Hill High School GSA. Further research shows that you and your pet may also be able to get your photo taken with Santa at the same location.
Finally, a shout out to all those participating in the Girls on the Run event today, and a very special HoCo Holler to members of the Teelin Dance troupe who are in Dallas, Texas today competing at the Southern Region Oireachtas.
Have a great weekend. It's shaping up to be a busy one.