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Upcoming Events in Westminster & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't have a deadline but the longer you are advertising the better exposure you'll get, so by all means send us your event and we'll be happy to post it for you & twitter it. Last time page was updated March 2, 2015 4:32 PM
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February 19, 2015 New Listing - HorseSpirit Arts Gallery was just recently added, for more information click
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Portalli's
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Main Street Oriental Rugs - Main Street Oriental Rugs has been in business since 1988. They started on the west coast, until they recently relocated to their store in historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Since moving to Maryland, Main Street Oriental Rugs has acquired an excellent selection of rugs from only the finest manufacturers. The owner, imports his inventory from a wide variety of locations, from all over the globe.
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Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
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Fine oriental rugs, like heirloom quality antiques in general, can be preserved and passed down from generation to generation with a little expert care. Their cleaning and restoration services can bring out the hidden beauty of soiled
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The Diamondback Tavern's St. Patricks Day 2015
March 13, 2015 - March 17, 2015

3733 Old Columbia Pike Ellicott City, MD 21043/ Tel: 410.313.8530

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The Wine Bin

The Bin has been offered a special release of Orin Swift's 2012 D66.  This limited quantity, 93pt Robert Parker wine, will be available for tasting on Saturday, Feb 28 - Noon to 5PM.
  The wine will arrive the second week of March



2012 Orin Swift D66
Regular Price $45 Bottle

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The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant Selects Executive Director

Paula O’Neill has long history with senior living in Maryland 


9531 Frederick Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042
443.351.8813
www.millersgrant.org

(WESTMINSTER, MD) February 25, 2015 – Paula O’Neill has been selected as executive director of The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a continuing care retirement community under construction in Ellicott City. 

“Paula brings more than 25 years of senior living experience to the table,” said President  & CEO Geary Milliken. “Her leadership abilities will be invaluable as we prepare to bring this dynamic new community to life.”

Ms. O’Neill has been the executive director and nursing home administrator for the Maryland Masonic Home in Cockeysville since 2005.  Her experience also includes leadership roles at Oak Crest Village in Parkville and Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro.  She served on the Maryland LifeSpan Network Board for four years, was the president of the Masonic Communities and Services Association for two years, and now serves as treasurer for LeadingAge Maryland.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a graduate degree in Health Care Administration from Notre Dame of Maryland University. 

Ms. O’Neill will begin her new role in early April and will initially be located at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, the sponsor organization of The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT.  Construction on the 50-acre site along Frederick Road in Ellicott City is now underway.  The first residents are expected to move in at the end of this year.

About The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT
When complete, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will be a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community on 50 acres off Frederick Road situated next to the Charles E. Miller Library. The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT is under construction and regulated by the Maryland Department of Aging. Reservation deposits are currently being accepted. MILLER’S GRANT participates with Howard County in the Moderate Income Housing Unit Program.

For more information about The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, please call 877-461-8933 or visit www.millersgrant.org.


Over 38 tons of trash removed in 2014!
That's the equivalent weight of about
7 elephants or 5 school buses!

Special thanks to all of PHG's 2014 Stream Team Members (who wear the orange vests you see at our events) who helped run our 2014 environmental education and restoration events! Our regular helpers include: Jim Apgar, Chuck Braggs, Gary Brown, Jessica Cox, Carol & Brian Curley, Richard Ellsberry, Intern Humon Heidarian, Jim Hemling, Drew Henderson, Cathy Hudson, Dave Hutton, Jeff Klein, Megan Kratz, Debby Luquette, Jack MacConnell, Ashley McAvoy, Pete McCallum, Betsy McMillion, Justin McMillion, Intern Josh Marcus, Jo Mercer, Russ Owens, David Ricketts, Brian & Carol Schnexnayder, Kathy Swan, Tim Titus, Steve Wachs, Intern Shane Wellnitz, Van Wensil, Ted Willard, Lisa Wingate, Kathy Younkin and Caroline Zimmerman.





Perhaps in 2015 you may be one of our awesome stream team members!
PHG 2014 Environmental Report Card
2014 Statistics on Environmental Education and Restoration Programs include:

  • 1,593 volunteers
  • 4,388 volunteer hours
  • 28 cleanups
  • 76,054 pounds of trash/junk removed (over 38 tons)
  • 100 new 5-foot native trees planted
  • 1,444 pounds of invasive plants removed (.7 ton)
  • 104 waterway sites being monitored by volunteer stream watchers
  • 17 free environmental workshops sponsored by PHG
  • 412 participants who attended PHG environmental workshops

PHG 2014 Tentative Spring Environmental Events
(check out our webpage at http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/eventcal.html for updated information; if you plan to attend, please register to make sure you get additional details about the event before you arrive!)
Sunday, March 1, 8 am - 12 pm
St. Mark Social Justice Sunday Event. Location: St. Mark Church, Melvin Avenue, Catonsville, MD Visit PHG's exhibit. For more information, email koches128sm@gmail.com .

Wednesday, March 11, 4:30 pm (Rain date March 18 4:30 pm)
Tiber Hudson Recon with Ellicott City Rotary Stream Watchers.

Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 am - 8:30 pm 
Liberty Reservoir Small Watershed Management Plan 2nd Public Meeting. Location: Soldier's Delight, Deer Park Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Visit PHG's exhibit, learn about the future Liberty Reservoir Small Watershed Action Plan and listen to a short talk about how PHG became involved with stream watch activities. For more information, email Erin Wisnieski at ewisnieski@baltimorecountymd.gov 

Saturday, March 21, 9:30 - 11 am
Stream Watcher Training Workshop. Free. Location: Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum's Conference Room. 300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. Want to make a difference? Volunteer on your own time and schedule to monitor and pick up light trash in your favorite stream...become a Stream Watcher! Short presentation by PHG Environmental Director of photos of the kinds of things that our stream watch volunteers should know, problems that need to be reported and how one person can make a difference. Thanks to our partner, the Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum, for allowing us to use their meeting room!

Sunday, March 22, 12-2 pm
CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) workshop - Stream Watcher Volunteer Training Part 2. Free. Location: Deep Run off Glenmore Avenue in Elkridge. Outdoor workshop in the stream to learn how to determine water quality through observance of macro-invertebrates and simple chemical tests. BYOB - BRING YOUR OWN BOOTS!!! Stream cleanup with girl scouts following workshop.

Sunday, March 22, 1-4 pm
Stream Cleanup along Deep Run off Glenmore Avenue with Elkridge Girl Scout Troop 2015. Registration and parking on Glenmore Avenue in Elkridge.

Saturday, March 28, 10 am - 1 pm
Stream Cleanup along Herbert Run (off Edmondson Ave in Catonsville) in partnership with new Stream Watcher Christopher Burk and Catonsville community. Registration and parking location TBA.

Saturday, April 11. 9 am - 12 pm
Project Clean Stream - Sawmill Branch Cleanup in Catonsville in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Oakcrest Community Association, volunteers will meet behind the Catonsville Senior Center in the parking area near the playground, near 510 North Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21228. Follow signs to registration.Several volunteers needed to clean up the Sawmill stream that runs through the park and other targeted park areas!!!!!

Saturday, April 11. 9 am - 12 pm
Project Clean Stream - Sucker Branch Cleanup in Ellicott City in partnership with Boy Scout Troop 495 and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Participants restricted to boy scout troop and their families.

Saturday, April 18, 10 am - 4 pm
PHG Exhibit at Howard County Greenfest, Howard Community College,10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044 Come and visit our exhibit and learn more about the environment. For more information, visit www.co.ho.md.us/OES/GreenFest.htm 
Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Watershed Clean Up. Location TBA.

Tuesday, April 21. 7-8:30 pm
Earth Week Workshop - Rain Garden Workshop. Free. Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum. Speaker: Krisztian Varsa, Watershed Restoration Specialist with the University of Maryland Extension Office. Thinking about installing a rain garden in your yard? Come to this presentation to learn about what is involved in building a successful rain garden. Take a walking tour of the park area to see examples of native plants appropriate for inclusion in rain gardens. Thanks to our partner, the Benjamin Banneker Park & Museum, for allowing us to use their meeting room!

Wednesday, April 22. 10 am - 12 pm
Oella Welcome Garden Cleanup. Come and join volunteers to help weed and mulch the welcome garden at the corner of Oella Avenue and Frederick Road in Oella! Park in parking lot A. For a map of the area, go to http://www.ellicottcity.net/tourism/interactive_map/ For more information, email Paul at pjfarrgut@aol.com 

Wednesday, April 22. 7-8:30 pm
Earth Week Workshop - Rain Barrel Workshop. Free. Location - Belmont Carriage House, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge. Speaker: Krisztian Varsa, Watershed Restoration Specialist with the University of Maryland Extension Office. Thinking about installing a rain barrel on your property? Come to this presentation to learn about the use and purpose of rain barrels. Five ready-made rain barrels will be available for sale at workshop. When registering, please indicate if you are interested in purchasing one.

Thursday, April 23. 7-8:30 pm
Earth Week Workshop - Be "Bay Wise" - Learn Conservation in Your Own Backyard. Free. Location - Belmont Carriage House, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge. Speaker: Wanda MacLachlan, Senior Agent and Area Extension Educator, from Agricultural and Natural Resources Office; Bay Wise Program Coordinator and Master Naturalist Coordinator, with the University of Maryland Extension Office. Learn how to be "bay wise" and stop the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River and the closest stream near your home. Learn how some simple changes to your property can make all the difference in saving the bay.

Friday, April 24, 8:30 am - 11 am (3 one-half hour rotations)
PHG Watershed Scavenger Hunt with Arbutus Middle School. Participation restricted to PHG trained stream team volunteers and Arbutus Middle School students, teachers, staff & parents. For more information, email patapscofriend@gmail.com .

Friday, April 24, 12-4 pm
Invasives Removal along Bull Branch on Baltimore County parkland. Meet along Mellor Avenue across from Catonsville Armory, 130 Mellor Avenue, Catonsville.

Saturday, April 25, 9 am - 1 pm
Invasive Plant Removal at Belmont Area, in partnership with Howard County Conservancy and Patapsco Valley State Park. Location: along Belmont Woods Road in Elkridge.

and at the same time...

Wavyleaf Basketgrass Workshop at Belmont Area, in partnership with Towson State University, Howard County Conservancy and Patapsco Valley State Park. Location: along Belmont Woods Road in Elkridge. If you have a smart phone or GPS and want to help with a Towson State University study to track wavyleaf basketgrass which is spreading throughout the Patapsco River Valley area, come to this 30 minute workshop to learn how to use the free application and then take a hike to try to locate where it is spreading! To learn more about this project and to download a copy of the free application before you attend, go to http://heron.towson.edu/wavyleaf/home/ 

Sunday, April 26, Time- 10 - 1:00
Watershed Clean Up - Location TBA

Sunday, April 26, 1-4 pm
Patapsco Valley State Park Fun DayAvalon Area. Come and visit PHG's exhibit and enjoy all the festivities and get in the park free! For more information, email Donna Seymour at donna.seymour@maryland.gov . Pick up a bag of trash along the river and get a special reward from the Patapsco Heritage Greenway!

Tuesday, April 28, 7-8 pm 
Earth Week Workshop: Invasive Plants - what are they and how to get rid of them. Location - Belmont Carriage House, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge. Guest Speaker is renowned Maryland invasives expert Marc Imlay, recent award winner of the 2014 "Volunteer/Terrestrial Award" from the
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council of Maryland will give a short talk about key invasive plants in the area and what we can do to combat them. Visit our partners (Sierra Club, Towson State University, Tree Savers of Catonsville and Howard County Conservancy) to learn more about what you can do to help combat invasives in your area.

Friday, May 1,2014
TENTATIVE Watershed/Nature Scavenger Hunt with Children's Manor Montessori School. Participation restricted to PHG Trained stream team volunteers and Montessori kindergarten class and parents/teachers.

Friday, May 1. 12-4 pm
TENTATIVE Watershed Clean Up. 
Location TBA.

Saturday, May 2 , 10 am - 2 pm
Watershed Clean Up. 
Location TBA.

Friday, May 15, 1-4 pm. (Rain date Friday, May 22) 
Watershed cleanup with Structural Inc. Employees. 
Location TBA. Other volunteers also welcome.

Come and join us!
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If you or someone you know is grieving a loss this Valentine's Day, please share my new book, Back to Happy.

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Connie


Let The Winter Baker Market Begin with The River House Pizza Co
Every SATURDAY 10am - 2pm

On the Courtyard, 3741 Hamilton Street, Historic Ellicott City

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Chase away your Winter blues with the River House Pizza Co EVERY SATURDAY on the Courtyards of Tonge Row in Historic Ellicott City. Hearth breads & Wood-fired Pizza from 10am to 2pm

 

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Chase away your Winter blues with the River House Pizza Co's wood-fired pizza & hearth breads! 

 

Winter Baker Market in Historic Ellicott City!

with The River House Pizza Co & the Little French Market Cafe
 
EVERY SATURDAY from 10am to 2pm
On the Courtyards of Tonge Row

On the Courtyards of Tonge Row in Historic Ellicott City. 

Your favorite coffee, tea, hot chocolate & Chai
and also a great selection of French pastries, expanded lunch menu
and an all new Winter Series of
Chef inspired SOUP!

  See you on Saturday!   




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Clark's Elioak Farm

10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 - 410-730-4049

| Clark's Elioak Farm | Meats & Eggs (locally raised meat and vegetables) |
| clarkselioakfarm@hotmail.com |

Clark's Elioak Farm
Open Tuesday through Sunday  
Tuesday thru Friday:  10 am to 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Saturday & Sunday:  10 am to 5:30 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Closed Mondays (except we are open on Monday April 14,
Easter Monday--April 21, Memorial Day, Labor Day and all Mondays in October)

 A Petting Farm In the heart of Howard County. Petting farm animals * Hayrides * Cow Train Rides /  Pony Rides * Birthday Parties * Educational Tours. Enchanted Pine Tree Forest * Special Weekend Events / Enchanted Forest attractions


Judge's Bench Pub Open Mic Night!
8:30 pm (Every Tuesday)

Judge's Bench Pub, 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Live show where audience members may perform at the microphone. Usually, the performers sign up in advance for a time slot with the host or master of ceremonies. These events are typically focused on performance arts like poetry and the spoken word, music, and comedy.

Come on out and play at Patapsco Valley State Park & Soldiers Delight!
March 2015 Program Calendar

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043 / (410) 461-5005

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Bluebirds, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 7, 2015 @ 11am-1:30pm
"The bluebird carries the sky on his back" – Henry David Thoreau. Help protect the bluebirds. They are quickly losing prime nesting sites to invasive birds, and habitat destruction. You can help! Join park staff to learn about these beautiful, harmonious birds and build a bluebird nesting box to take home with you. These boxes should be placed by the end of March to better ensure that a bluebird family will become your new neighbors. Then just wait for the eggs to hatch! Meet in the visitor center. For all ages. Registration is required so please call 410-922-3044 for more information or to
register. Cost: $20 per nesting box.

Owl Prowl, Soldiers Delight NEA
*March 7, 2015 @ 8-10pm
Participants will follow a naturalist on a one-mile hike and listen for and try to call out owls *(not handicap accessible). We will also discuss basic biology, habitat, diet, and conservation. Captive owls from our aviary will be on-hand for educational assistance *(handicap accessible). Suitable for families and individual adult patrons alike. Meet at
Visitor Center. For ages 16 yrs and up, unless accompanied by an adult. Please call 410- 922-3044 to sign up. Cost: $5 per person.

Hike for Your Health, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 8, 2015 @ 9-11am
This is our third installment of the monthly health hike. We will review stretching and hiking for health benefits. We will also discuss heart rate target ranges. Our trail will be weather dependent. This hike is recommended for those new or fairly new to hiking, ages 12 and up. The hike will not be conducted in bad weather. Please refer to our Twitter site (PatapscoSP) for day-of information. Meet at the visitor center. Please call 410-922-3044 for more information or to sign up. Cost: Free! Donations welcome.

Scavengers: Vultures, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 12, 2015 @ 7-8pm
This installment of our lecture series will focus on vultures. Learn about these so-called gross, yet intelligent and incredibly important birds. Following the lecture you will have the opportunity to see some of these fascinating characters up close. This program is intended for adults, 18 and up. All programs are weather dependent and registration is required by the Tuesday before. Meet in the visitor center. Registration is required so please call 410-922-3044 in
advance to register. Cost: $5 per person, $8 per couple.

Star Gazing, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 14, 2015 @ 8-10pm
Come explore some of our nearby galaxy friends in Ursa Major (the Big Dipper) M81, M82, the Owl M97 and more. Find out about next month’s Lunar Eclipse (April 4th) and how eclipses happen. You can find out about special local events by contacting your local astronomy club or planetarium at https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/clubview.
cfm?Club_ID=152 . All programs rain or shine. Time machines will be provided by the Westminster Astronomy Club. Meet at the visitor center. For all ages. Please call 443-732-0020 in advance to register if you are in a group of 10 or more, or for more information. Cost: Free! Donations welcome.

Pollinators: Bees, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 15, 2015 @ 2-4pm
Maryland is home to over 400 different types of bees, many of home are dying at unprecedented rates because of Colony Collapse Disorder that makes the bees become"zombie-like". We need bees to pollinate plants of both the natural and agricultural variety. Learn more about these important insects, what you can do to help and things you can do to avoid bee stings. We will also be building bee boxes to take home. Registration is required. For ages 6 and up, a family affair. Meet at the visitor center. Please call 410-922-3044 in advance to register. Cost: $5 per box.

Spring Scavenger Hunt, Hilton
March 21, 2015 @ 1-2pm
Let's celebrate the coming of spring with a scavenger hunt! We will be looking for various signs of spring outside the nature center. Then you can plant seeds of native flowers in small pots to take with you. For all ages. Meet at the Hilton Nature Center. Please call 410-461-5005 to sign up or for more information. Cost: $2 per person.

Hiking the Ridge Trail & Morning Choice Trail Loop, Avalon
March 22, 2015 @ 11am- 1:30pm
This year, Patapsco Valley is offering a series of guided hikes to showcase some of the amazing trails in your park. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, reduce stress, or simply clear your head and get out into nature, hiking delivers almost immediate rewards. Five reasons you and your family should hike…It’s Healthy. It’s Simple. It’s Cheap. It’s Real. It’s Forever. For all ages. Meet us at the Avalon area in front of pavilion 105 for our third hike of the year! From the parking lot, we will proceed to Ridge Trail, to do the "Ridge/Morning Choice Loop". This hike is moderately difficult.
Dress for the weather, with sturdy boots and a water bottle. Please call 410-461-5005 to sign up or for more information. Cost: Free! Donations welcome. (Park entrance fee of $2 per vehicle still applies.)

Storytelling Hour, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 22, 2015 @ 1-2pm
A Volunteer Ranger will read short stories with a nature or animal theme. Suitable for younger children accompanied by an adult. Meet in the visitor center. Please call 410- 461-5005 to sign up and 410-922-9690 for information. Cost: Free! Donations welcome. March 26: Scavengers: Corvids - Crows and Ravens, Soldiers Delight NEA, 7-8pm This installment of our lecture series will focus on Corvids. Crows and Ravens are incredibly intelligent creatures. Meet the ones from the Scales and Tales aviary and become bewitched. The lecture will focus on the differences between these corvids
and the raptors in our facility, including why they are that much harder to work with. This program is intended for adults, 18 and up. All programs are weather dependent and registration is required by the Tuesday before. Meet at the visitor center. Registration is required so please call 410-922-3044 in advance to register. Cost: $5 per person, $8 per couple.

Historic Red Dog Lodge, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 28, 2015 @ 11am-12pm
Historic Red Dog Lodge was a focal point of Baltimore high society after its construction in the early 1900s. Join park staff to learn about the history of this rare treasure and what life was like in the "Delight" in the early 1900s. For
ages 12 and up. Meet in the visitor center. Please call 410-922-3044 to sign up, or for more information. Cost: Free! Donations welcome.

Owl Prowl, Avalon
March 28, 2015 @ 8-9:30pm
We are right in the middle of owl breeding season and now is a good time to call for owls in the wild! We will hike along the River Road Trail, calling for owls, and hoping they will call back. We will get a chance to see some live owls from our Scales & Tales program, in case we don't see or hear any along the trail. Suitable for families and individual adult patrons alike. Dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and bring water. You can bring a flashlight if you want to, but it is suggested that you put a red film over it so that the bright light doesn't disturb the owls. We will have red film-covered
flashlights as well. Meet at shelter 106 in Orange Grove. We will be walking along the River Road Trail, which is fairly flat and mostly paved. For ages 16 yrs and up, unless accompanied by an adult. Please call 410-461-5005 to sign up. Cost: $5 per person.

All-Natural Egg Dyeing, Soldiers Delight NEA
March 29, 2015 @ 12-2pm
Do you think colorful eggs can only be decorated with commercial dye kits from a store? Come learn how Mother Nature creates her own natural dyes made from common food products such as red cabbage, coffee grounds, turmeric, parsley and onion skins using an ancient Swiss technique passed down through generations. Bring one dozen RAW eggs for each participant. For ages 8 and up. Requires manual dexterity and/or parental assistance -- it’s a great activity for families to do together. Meet at the visitor center. Please call 410-461-5005 to sign up and 410-922-9690 for
information. Cost: $5 per person. This is a Soldiers Delight Conservation Inc. sponsored event (Friends of Soldiers Delight).
Alexandras Restaurant Neighborhood Appreciation
March 2-5, 2015

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Alexandras

Visit us March 2-5 and enjoy 50% off food and HH drink specials all day as a token of our appreciation.
Open Jazz Jam at The Judge’s Bench
March 3, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

The Judge's Bench Pub 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-465-3497

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We’ll have a trio welcoming jazz players; horns, sax, singers, guitar, rhythm and all others who enjoy playing and listening to jazz. Playing mostly standards from the Real Books.

Pilsners, Pinots and Painting- Wine and Painting Event
March 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Judge's Bench Pub, 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Lisa Martin 410-491-1172

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Pilsners, Pinots and Painting- Wine and Painting Event

Join me on Wednesday March 4th from 7-9 at the Judge’s Bench in Ellicott City for an evening of painting, sipping, eating and fun!!
Our painting that night will be my “almost famous” Pop Art Poe!
Tickets are just $35 and include your first glass of wine or beer FREE, as well as a 20% off coupon for custom framing of your masterpiece at Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing!!
Feel free to share this event and link, seating will be limited to 20 people, so hurry before we sell out!
http://www.presleyspaintings.com/services.html

Challenge Trivia
March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The White Oak Tavern Enchanted Forest 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410.680.8974

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Challenge Trivia

Join us every Thursday for Trivia @ 7pm. Test your knowledge, enjoy a few beers and have a good time with friends & family. Top 4 teams win house cash! Call 410.680.8974 to reserve your spot!
Cultural Arts Showcase 2015
March 6, 2015 - 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-313-2787

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$25–$28

Cultural Arts Showcase 2015

The Howard County Arts Council and the Recreation & Leisure Services Branch (RALS) of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association present the 26th Annual Cultural Arts Showcase. This event is a unique opportunity for school and cultural civic organizations to preview a wide variety of performing and visual artists for residencies, workshops, and performances. Advance registration is required for Showcase attendees and is available online at www.hocoarts.org or by phone at 410-313-ARTS (2787). The registration deadline is February 23, 2015.
Howard County Historical Society Museum
Lunchtime Lecture: “The National Road” by Virginia Frank

March 6, 2015 - @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Howard County Historical Society Museum 8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City, MD / 410-480-3250

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Howard County Historical Society Museum

BYO lunch, drinks and treats provided. HCHS Museum. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lecture noon-1 p.m. Optional tour 1-1:30 p.m/ $5.


Family Night at Tersiguels
Friday, March 6 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

8293 Main St, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 / (410) 465-4004

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Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant's photo.


We always get inquiries about when the next Family Night will be, well here it is!!

If you are new to the concept here is a brief overview:

A meal meant to be shared with you and your closest friends and family. This is a three (3) course meal served family style with platters and bowls of amazing food made by chef Michel himself. Each group or table will select a captain or co-captains to join chef Michel Tersiguel in his kitchen to bring the amazing selection of food back to their group. If you have never attended then you are surely missing out on a fun filled evening.

The price is $40.00 (including tax and gratuity for food)

Kids under 12 years old are only $25.00 (including tax and gratuity for food)

...Table wine is included in the meal, but all other beverages come at an additional cost. If your tastes are for something other than wine, we encourage you to head down to our fully stocked bar to quench your thirst.

Attendance is by reservation only and seats do fill up VERY FAST!!!!

Call the restaurant at 410-465-4004 to answer any questions and to make your reservations.


14th Biannual Spring "All-you-can-eat" Country Breakfast
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8 am to 11 am

Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

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The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City is gearing up to hold it's 14th Biannual Spring "All-you-can-eat" Country Breakfast on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8 am to 11 am at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042.
The menu includes pancakes with various toppings, scrambled eggs, locally favorite and locally made Boarman's sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits and beverages!
The cost is $8.00 for all-you-can-eat, children under 8 years of age eat FREE!
ALL PROCEEDS from ticket sales go to SUPPORT YOUTH service projects in Ellicott City and nHoward County!Your support will be greatly appreciated!
For more information, contact Gus(410-465-1891) katsamg@yahoo.com.
Art Gallery Reception for Dynamic Young Painter Alison Menke – New Works
March 8, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing 8173 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Sara Arditti 410-461-1616

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Art Gallery Reception for Dynamic Young Painter Alison Menke – New Works

Wine and cheese reception for young emerging painter Alison Menke, one of Still Life Gallery’s most popular artists! She has caught the attention of collectors and the art world as an extraordinary painter, with a mature body of work and talent beyond her years. Serious, prolific and dedicated to her career as a professional artist, Alison works in oils, often on a large scale. Her bold, painterly brushwork combined with dramatic images and colors have a breathtaking impact upon the viewer. Our upcoming show features all new works!

Still Life Gallery Fine Art and Custom Framing is located in the heart of Ellicott City’s charming Historic District. We showcase a large rotating selection of work by local and regional artists. Our custom frame shop has a 30 year legacy of expert design and museum-quality workmanship, with all work performed on-site by a Master Framer at competitive prices. We also feature a large collection of out-of-the-ordinary jewelry.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 11:00-6:00

Gallery Website: http://www.stilllifegallery.net/
Like Us On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Still.Life.Gallery


Turf Valley presents: The Fabulous Hubcaps in Concert
March 13, 2015 - 8pm

Turf Valley 2700 Turf Valley Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-423-0812

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Tickets are $28 each. Purchase 9 tickets, get your 10th ticket free! Hot appetizer buffet from 8-9:30pm.

Overnight packages are available – $194.04 per couple (including tax and gratuity.) Includes two tickets to the concert, overnight deluxe accommodations and an American breakfast in Alexandra’s. To purchase tickets and packages call 410-423-0812 or visit turfvalley.com/hubcaps.


“Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” Big Band Concert
March 14, 2015 - 7-9pm

Howard County Historical Society Museum 8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City, MD / 410-480-3250

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Back by popular demand, come hear the hot sounds of one of the coolest band around. The two-bass set-up – with string bass on one side of the stage and tuba on the other – provides a soft, mellow, lower musical range and voice to the band. Combined with the sultry sounds of Brenda Blackwell and vocals of Jody LoMedico, the performance will set the mood for an evening of musical bliss. http://www.aintmisbehavinbigband.com/

Tickets are $15/single and $25/couple and space is limited. Part of the proceeds benefit the Howard County Historical Society. For more information, call 410-480-3250 or e-mail Email.


Open Houses

A series of local public workshops and meetings will be held between March and April 2015 to gather input from Howard County residents.  We will try to schedule the workshops in places as convenient to everyone as possible.

Meeting 1
Monday, March 16
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Slayton House

Identifying needs during team meeting

Wilde Lake Village Center
10400 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Meeting 2
Saturday, March 28
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel, MD 20723

More Walk Howard meetings are being scheduled to fit nearly everyone’s circumstances, so  check back periodically for updates on meeting times and locations.


St. Patty’s Day at The Woodstock Inn
March 17, 2015 - 11am-close

The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 / 410.750.3673

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Lunch & dinner specials all day and the Everybody’s Irish Party with Irish drink specials &  trivia contest from 8pm till close.


St. Patrick’s Day at The Judge’s Bench
March 17, 2015

The Judge's Bench Pub 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-465-3497

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Join us for St. Patrick’s Day at the Judge’s Bench Pub with Irish Beer & Whiskey Specials, Irish Food Specials and party favors!
The Viking Backers Viking Fest
March 20, 2015 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
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The Viking Backers Viking Fest
HoCo Student Film Fest
March 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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HoCo Student Film Fest

The Howard County Film Festival is a student-run organization that is lead by the advisors Binki McKenna and Danielle DuPuis.

Created in 2004, the Film Fest is an annual film festival dedicated to encouraging the development of film makers in Howard County, Maryland. Film entries are open to any high school student in Howard County. Even if you have never made a movie before, we encourage ANY student to make a submission.

The event showcases student submissions and prizes are awarded. Come to support the young filmmakers in the community! If you are interested in donating money, visit our website.

If you are a high school student and are interested in participating, act quickly, as the deadline is March 2, 2015. You can find more information at hocofilmfest.com.

#HoCoMovies / #HoCoFilm


“Gordon Fog”
March 21, 2015

Howard County Historical Society Museum 8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City, MD / 410-480-3250

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“Ring and Remember” on Maryland Day
March 25, 2015 - 9am

Visit Historic Ellicott City to hear church bells chimes. FREE. / 410-480-3250

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Maryland Day Celebration
March 25, 2015 - 10am-5pm

Howard County Library Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD / 410-480-3250

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Books and photos on Maryland, gifts, and educational exhibits for children.


Medication Administration In Ellicott City
March 28, 2015 - 8:00 am

Howard County Office of Children's Services 3300 North Ridge Road #360 Ellicott City, MD 21043

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$50

Medication Administration In Ellicott City

This MSDE-designed workshop will teach providers what they need to know when administering medication to children. Learn how to give oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medicines to infants and children; how to keep accurate records; regulations for hygiene, safety, and measurement. Please bring a bagged lunch. 6 hrs HSN
ManneqART Announces 2015 Events Schedule
March 28-29, April 30, June 21, September 12-26, September 27, 2015

ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
 
March 28-29 Sculpture on the Human Form Workshop for students and beginning artists
April 30--Artworks entry deadline
June 21 ManneqART Madness--Public introduction of the 2015 artworks
September 12-26  Public Display of Artworks
September 27 Gala and Stage Show 

ManneqART is a 501c3 nonprofit arts and education organization and competition based in Howard County, focused on bringing the Wearable Arts to the public.  Now in its third year,  it's mission is to inspire creativity and reward excellence in the field of wearable art.  ManneqART reaches out to beginning and accomplished artists of all ages and skill levels and invites them to think outside their comfort zones to create artworks unlike anything our community has seen in the past.   A gallery of more than 150 artworks created by ManneqART contestants from 30+ states can be seen at: www.manneqart.org

For more information about entering or supporting the 2015 competition,  go to the ManneqART website at www.manneqart.org, email info@manneqart.org or call 301.725.5555


Y Spring Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Y of Central Maryland Family Centers

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FREE for Y members / $5 for community members / $10 for community families

The Y of Central Maryland will host a Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 28 at Family Center Ys throughout Central Maryland. This family-friendly event will feature a family egg hunt, crafts and more. Times and activities vary by location, so please contact your nearest Family Center Y for specific details.                                
                                                                                               
For more information, please visit www.ymaryland.org or visit your local Family Center Y.
“I’m the Man!” Joe Jackson Tribute Band Concert
March 28, 2015 @ 7-9pm

Howard County Historical Society Museum 8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City, MD / 410-480-3250

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Visit the Reagan years – circa 1979 – with the legendary sounds of Joe Jackson’s “I’m the Man.”  Some of his hits like “Sunday Papers,” “Look Sharp,”  “On Your Radio,” “I’m The Man” and the often questioning anthem, “Is She REALLY Going Out with Him? exploded onto the punk/new wave music scene during that time.  For more information about I’m The Man,” go to  http://www.imthemanband.com

This 80’s-themed party invites you to dress up in your best 80’s getup and come dance the night away in the Museum’s recently renovated auditorium.

BYO bottle of wine to enjoy the the concerts or pick up a bottle at the Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, on the way. Mention you are going to the show and receive a 10% discount.

Tickets are $15/single and $25/couple and space is limited. Part of the proceeds benefit the Howard County Historical Society. For more information, call 410-480-3250 or e-mail Email.


Whipps Annual Daffodil Day
April 4, 2015 @ 10 to 3 pm

Whipps Garden Cemetery 2014 Gallery

Ellicott City’s only public historic garden-park run entirely by volunteers -- the eighth annual Whipps Daffodil Day  takes place from 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 3651  St. John's Lane, in Ellicott City. Daffodil Day will feature horticultural presentations by Master Gardeners in the Park’s Woodland Theatre.

Easter lilies, hydrangeas (blue, pink and white), potted tete a tete daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, hellebores, and Virginia bluebells will be sold. There will be a raffle at 3 p.m. 
Free Admission.

The park is today maintained by the Howard County’s Master Gardeners and is open to the public daily. It is owned by a non-profit organization, The Friends of the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, Inc. Begun as a family burial ground in 1855, Whipps is no longer an active cemetery; the last burial was in 1915.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Whipps Cemetery, a non-profit organization. The Howard County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help answer your plant and gardening questions. For more information, Call or text Aleta Gravelle at 410-274-7795 or email agravelle@verizon.net.




Annual Plant Sale

It is the MISSION of the Friends of the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, Inc.:
      TO PRESERVE and maintain this one-acre cemetery established in 1855-the physical grave monuments, the history of the old graveyard, and both heritage and native plant,
      TO ENCOURAGE within the larger community a respect for Maryland’s many old burial grounds dating to earlier centuries and thereby to build an appreciation of our rich cultural heritage,
      TO DEMONSTRATE, through stewardship of the cemetery, ecologically sound horticultural practice that protects the environment,
      TO DEVELOP AN ADAPTIVE USE for the cemetery for community education of the history and culture of 19th century Ellicott Mills, while demonstrating the use of heritage and native plants in the contemporary landscape, and

TO PROTECT A GREEN SPACE within the urban environment as a sanctuary for native plants, a haven for local wildlife, and a place of peace and tranquility to refresh the human soul. 

Annual Plant Sale


Vendors, Exhibitors Sought for Howard County’s 7th annual WomenFest
Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville, MD

Do you offer products and/or services that promote health, wellness, fashion and beauty and are designed to inspire women to live a more balanced, healthy and fulfilled life? If so, then be sure to apply for a spot at this year’s Department of Citizen Services’ WomenFest. Back for its 7th consecutive year, this signature wellness event for women will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Admission and parking are free.
Coordinated by the Department’s Office on Aging, last year’s WomenFest attracted 600 participants and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors. This year’s event will feature an interactive day with free health screenings and engaging seminars and workshops on topics including self-defense, painting on canvas, heart health, financial wellness and keeping relationships strong.
This year’s keynote address – “Build Your Healthy Tomorrow, Today!” – will be presented by Lynne Brick, President of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, Inc. This motivating and inspiring presentation will help attendees focus on their journey to health and happiness in three easy steps.
Vendor and exhibitor applications, sponsorship opportunities and full event details are available online at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest. Applications may be faxed to 410-313-5950 or mailed to: WomenFest 2015, c/o Donna Tugwell, Howard County Office on Aging, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 211, Columbia, MD 21046.
For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest, follow the Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HoCoCitizen) or contact Courtney Barkley at 410-313-5957 or cbarkley@howardcountymd.gov.
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