Random Acts of Civility: A Year of Kindness in Howard County

Pop a quarter in a stranger’s parking meter. Buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line. Help your neighbor carry in their groceries from the car. Volunteer to walk dogs at the local animal shelter. This year’s Choose Civility theme is Kindness Creates Community, because little things we do during the day can make our community stronger, and can inspire others to pay those kindnesses forward. Details.

Coding for Community: Civility Hackathon

The inaugural Coding for Community: Civility Hackathon invites teams of students, innovators, creators, and others to develop ideas and generate solutions for challenges proposed by Choose Civility Alliance Partners and Advocates. Working with mentors from the tech community, teams will have five hours to learn something new and create something awesome. All skill levels are welcome to be involved with this collaborative computer programming event. Whether you program daily, or have never touched code, you can participate! Details.

Congratulations to Poster and Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of Would You Say That To My Face?, the poster and video contest for K-12 students.

Poster Grand Prize Winner
Malindu Nethmin Talagala
First Grade
Worthington Elementary School

Grade K-2 Winner
Yukthi Naraharisetti
First Grade
Manor Woods Elementary School

Grade 3-5 Winner
Nithishkumar Sivakumanan
Fifth Grade
Ducketts Lane Elementary School

Grade 6-8 Winner
Venus Fernandez
Eighth Grade
Elkridge Landing Middle School

Grade 9-12 Winner
Maya English
Tenth Grade
Wilde Lake High School

Video Grand Prize Winner
Who Would You Want to See This?
Maddie Olek and Kadija Koroma
Eighth Grade
Lime Kiln Middle School

All entries on display at the Columbia Art Center through April 29.

Presented in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center, Howard County Library System, and Howard County Public School System.