The Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its vision is to celebrate a Columbia that honors its bold past; embraces the present, and strives to advance the ideals of a progressive, vibrant and inclusive community.


 

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Mother’s Day Photos

Mother’s Day Photos

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’d love for you to post photos of your favorite Columbia Moms. Tell us in the post what you love about her, why she is special, and how she’s made a difference in the Columbia community. We’ll take all the photos submitted and create a collage of the fabulous Mothers in our…

Chrysalis Opens Saturday with Dedication, 500 Minutes of Music

Chrysalis Opens Saturday with Dedication, 500 Minutes of Music

The two-pronged grand opening – a Dedication and the Grounds for Celebration Festival – of the Chrysalis, a 21st century amphitheatre and community space, high performance stage, public park pavilion and urban scale sculpture immediately adjacent to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Soaring 60 feet high and enveloping 5,000 square feet, the $6.6…

HCPSS Fine Arts Celebrates Columbia’s 50th Birthday

HCPSS Fine Arts Celebrates Columbia’s 50th Birthday

Ellicott City, Maryland—Join the Howard County Public School’s Fine Arts Program in celebrating Columbia’s 50th birthday at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Merriweather Post Pavilion. This free event will feature student performers from Howard County’s 12 public high schools taking the stage to honor Jim Rouse’s legacy of community, collaboration, integration, diversity,…

Scholarship Forest

Scholarship Forest

Along with HCC, Howard County Government, and the Columbia 50th Birthday Board, we are creating a “Scholarship Forest” right on HCC’s campus. To accomplish this, the county is providing 50 trees ranging in height from 2-6 ft. to be planted in the newly created “Scholarship Forest” located in the area between lot A and Duncan Hall….

Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day

Founder’s Day Event Celebrates Rouse Legacy May 9 Biographer and Professor of Urban Planning Featured Community members are invited to attend “Founder’s Day: A celebration of the vision, leadership and legacy of James Rouse “ on Tuesday, May 9, from 9 a.m.-noon, in Smith Theater, Howard Community College (HCC).  The event is being presented by…