Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Medication and "Sharps" Take Back Day

Join your friends at HC DrugFree's quick and convenient drive-thru collection of medication and sharps (needles, syringes, and EpiPens)! No need to get out of your car. Just look for the teens in bright green shirts holding the signs and directing traffic around the parking lot. 

Where: Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near the UPS Store and Slayton House. 

Questions: See our Drug Take Back page or contact our office

May
8
5:30 pm17:30

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered for participants.


Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Not My Child Program...Yes, Your Child

HC DrugFree is partnering with River Hill High School PTSA to present Not My Child...Yes, Your Child. All parents, grandparents, coaches, educators, and other adults are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the drugs abused in Howard County, what we all need to know and do about the rise in overdose deaths happening here, how parents and the community can better arm ourselves to help our children (whether pre-teens or adult children), and much more.

Speakers: Representatives from HC DrugFree, the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, the Howard County Police, a Howard County parent and others.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

 

Apr
3
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered for participants.

Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Building Resilience

  • Wilde Lake Interfaith Center

You are invited to a FREE workshop for parents on how to support your child's emotional and mental health. Must register.

Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

THIS EVENT IS TENTATIVE. We must confirm OCPD availability closer to event date. Please return to this calendar to confirm.

If your high school senior is going to Beach Week (or to the beach anytime), then be sure to join HC DrugFree, Ocean City Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol to hear tips for keeping your teen safe while in the water, on the beach, and in the community. Great tips that you and your teen will NOT want to miss. This annual program educates hundreds per year and parents return year after year as their children prepare to celebrate in OC. Parents (and grandparents) please bring your teen to hear this information! 

Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

THIS EVENT IS TENTATIVE. We must confirm OCPD availability closer to event date. Please return to this calendar to confirm.

If your high school senior is going to Beach Week (or to the beach anytime), then be sure to join HC DrugFree, Ocean City Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol to hear tips for keeping your teen safe while in the water, on the beach, and in the community. Great tips that you and your teen will NOT want to miss. This annual program educates hundreds per year and parents return year after year as their children prepare to celebrate in OC. Parents (and grandparents) please bring your teen to hear this information! 

Mar
13
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered for participants.

Feb
13
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered to participant.

Jan
18
7:00 pm19:00

HCPSS/Police/HC DrugFree: Howard County Heroin Epidemic Discussion

Free and open to the community.

Location: Wilde Lake High School cafeteria, 5460 Trumpeter Drive, Columbia 20144

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, HCPSS Superintendent Dr. Renee Foose, Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner, and HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, will be among the speakers. Free resources availalble from the Howard County Police and Health Departments, and HC DrugFree.

Jan
9
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered to participant.

Dec
12
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered to participant.

Dec
3
2:00 pm14:00

#OneHoward

HC DrugFree will be joining others in the community at #OneHoward, a community forum to promote diversity and inclusiveness in Howard County.

Event will be held at the 50+ Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia.

Dec
2
3:00 pm15:00

Chasing the Dragon

HC DrugFree and the Howard County Health Department are partnering with the Howard Community College to have an open discussion with HCC students and faculty about drugs and present the movie Chasing the Dragon.

Nov
14
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered to participant. 

Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Drug Take Back Day

Come to HC DrugFree's office at the Wilde Lake Village Center between 10 am to 2 pm. Bring your expired or unwanted medications and "sharps" (needles, syringes, EpiPens). Visit our Events/Drug Take Back page for more information. 

Oct
17
7:00 pm19:00

Board of Education Candidate Forum & HC DrugFree Presentation

Join the River Hill High School PTSA for a Parent Program on Monday October 17, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the River Hill High School cafeteria.

Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, will give a short presentation on keeping your family safe.

Then meet Howard County Board of Education candidates Kirsten Coombs, Vicky Cutroneo, Christina DelMont-Small, Mavis Ellis, Robert Miller, and Janet Siddiqui. Here’s your chance to become better acquainted with the candidates in order to make an informed decision at the polls in November.

Oct
10
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered to participant. 

Sep
19
5:30 pm17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP required so pizza can be ordered to participant. 

Mar
22
7:00 pm19:00

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

Location Atholton High School

If your high school senior is going to Beach Week (or to the beach anytime), then be sure to join HC DrugFree, Ocean City Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol to hear tips for keeping your teen safe while in the water, on the beach, and in the community. Great tips that you and your teen will NOT want to miss. This annual program educates hundreds per year and parents return year after year as their children prepare to celebrate in OC. Parents (and grandparents) please bring your teen to hear this information! 

Mar
18
Mar 19

Drug Use Awareness & Prevention Forum

HC DrugFree will be joining The Korean Society of MD and other organizations for a discussion about drug use, misuse, and prevention. This event will be held at the Church of Philippi at 7422 Race Rd., Hanover, MD 21076.  For more information, call 410-772-5393 or email info@koreanmd.org.

Mar
15
7:00 pm19:00

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

Location: Howard High School

If your high school senior is going to Beach Week (or to the beach anytime), then be sure to join HC DrugFree, Ocean City Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol to hear tips for keeping your teen safe while in the water, on the beach, and in the community. Great tips that you and your teen will NOT want to miss. This annual program educates hundreds per year and parents return year after year as their children prepare to celebrate in OC. Parents (and grandparents) please bring your teen to hear this information! 

Jan
26
8:00 am08:00

Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day

HC DrugFree is partnering once again with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to bring Howard County teens Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day on Tuesday, January 26 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. All Howard County high school students can go to www.nidachat.org and enter access code f2f58 to ask NIDA expert scientists questions about drugs and alcohol, their effects, and drug and alcohol abuse.