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Main Street Oriental Rugs
8290 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Tel: 410.313.9090 - Fax: 410.313.9940
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Portalli's Italian Restaurant
8085 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Tel: 410.720.2330
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Visit the Howard County Historical Society Museum
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 1:00-5:00PM
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The Howard County Historical Society Museum is located at 8328 Court Avenue off Main Street in Ellicott City.
Please call 410-480-3250 if you wish an appointment.
PINK PLATE SPECIALS* @ Kelseys
For the month of April, your purchases of these items will support The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at HC General Hospital
Maple Glazed Salmon* $17.99
Teriyaki Pork Chop $17.99
Clark’s Elioak Farm Baby Animal Weekend
April 25-26, 2015
Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-730-4049
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Come see all the new babies we have at the farm this year. Lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings, piglets We’ve got them all!!!
Free Boot Camp
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am (weekly on Saturday untill November 15)
Centennial Park (Pavilion H) 10000 Maryland 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042
We are inviting the entire community to join us for the FREE “Boot Camp in the Park” Now in our 4th year! 35 weeks of FREE Boot Camp in the Park from March 21 – November 15
“Boot Camp in the Park”
FREE Boot Camp in the Park
Corporate Pavilion at Centennial Park
Every Saturday from 8am – 9am
Directions from Points East: from Rt. 29, take Rt. 108 West; cross over first light at Columbia Road, right turn onto Woodland Rd., immediate left to pavilion. Follow Get Active Howard County signs. From Centennial Lane and points West: Pass first park entrance; u-turn at Columbia Road, first right on Woodland Road, immediate left to pavilion H.
Over 1,200 individuals have participated in the FREE “Boot Camp in the Park”. This is the perfect physical activity for all ages and fitness levels. In many cases, individuals just need a little motivation and encouragement to get started. You can join us every Saturday morning through mid-November. Come on out on Saturday mornings and join in the fun! Tell your friends, family members and co-workers.
This is the group that set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Outdoor Circuit Training!
Pictures by Gregory Fine Portraits
Pictures from the Guinness world record on June 18, 2011
Boot Camp in the Park FAQ
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE?
WHEN IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
Consider a walk, jog or run around beautiful Centennial Lake following Boot Camp in The Park. If you decide to walk, jog or run the lake before the workout, most walkers would complete the loop on time if they start by 7am. Joggers and runners would likely complete the loop if they started by 7:15am. Our location is Corporate Pavilion H which can be accessed by turning onto Woodland Road off of 108 and taking an immediate left turn into the park. We will post signage near the gate and on our website if the location should change. Once you enter the park, just follow the Get Active Howard County signs.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL FORMAT FOR THE BOOT CAMP?
Every exercise and activity can be modified for those that prefer a slower paced workout and to accommodate all fitness levels. Just as important, the trainers are always ready to kick it up for participants who are up for the challenge.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
WHAT TO BRING?
WHEN DID THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
Join the fun and start your Saturday off with us.
Earth Day: Make A Difference
April 25, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Howard County Conservancy 10520 Old Frederick Road Woodstock, MD 21163 / Devon Kosisky 410-465-8877
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8am- Bird Walk with Mike Kerwin and the Howard County Bird Club. Join the experts listening for – and spotting – as many as 50 different bird species! This is migrating time – it’s a great morning for seasoned bird watchers and first timers to hike our trails, have fun, and learn from each other.
9am-1pm- Service Projects- Join the Conservancy for this annual day of service where participants will be planting trees, removing non-native invasive plants and cleaning up our streams. The Howard County Master Gardeners will be holding a plant sale during this event. 11:30am – 12:30pm there will be a children’s craft in the picnic area. FREE!
Animal Advocates Annual Yard Sale
April 25, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Centennial High School Cafeteria 4300 Centennial Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Huge, multi-family Yard Sale indoors at Centennial High School! Rain or Shine! All proceeds save the lives of local animals, reduce pet over-population, and prevent animal suffering. Bake Sale, too!
PHG 2014 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!)
Invasive Plant Removal
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/
Watershed Clean Up
Patapsco Valley State Park Fun Day
Earth Week Workshop: Invasive Plants - what are they and how to get rid of them
TENTATIVE Watershed/Nature Scavenger Hunt with Children's Manor Montessori School
TENTATIVE Watershed Clean Up
Watershed Clean Up
Watershed cleanup with Structural Inc. Employees.
Grand Opening - Time Warp Media Video Games
April 25, 2015 @ 10am
Middle Main Street - Ellicott Square
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mt. Hebron Nursery School Parent Group invites you to its 31st Annual Spring Fair
Saturday April 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church on Mt. Hebron Drive in Ellicott City, MD
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Rain or shine at the Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church on Mt. Hebron Drive in Ellicott City. There will be entertainment, moon bounces, face painting, games with prizes, a Mother’s Day Secret Shop, Pony Rides, food, a Bake Sale and a Plant Sale. There will also be a silent auction and mystery balloons. Tickets for games and activities may be purchased at the Fair.
The Wine Bin
Historic Ellicott City Spring Fest
April 25, 2015 @ Noon - 7:30pm
Main Street Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 443-240-2060
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Spring Fest bursts on the scene along Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.
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Held from noon - 8pm throughout our historic district. Our independently owned shops and restaurants will feature special festival day sales and specials!
12:20- 1:00 Fat Man Cat Bite
Food & Drink
A variety of wines and locally brewed Heavy Seas Beer will be available. Due to our liquor permit, no outside alcohol may be brought in. Our local restaurants will be there so you won't miss a minute of the fun.
LaPalapa - Tacos! Your choice of grilled steak or chicken
Little French Market - Hot dogs with optional chili & cheese, both vegan and traditional chicken salad, pulled pork sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, soda & water
Matcha Time Cafe Yakisoba (Japanese lo mein noodle),Guy-don (Beef over the rice), assorted bottled Japanese teas & sodas
Portalli's Grilled sausage sandwiches with peppers & onion, Smoked turkey legs, popcorn
River House Pizza - located in the courtyard at Tonge Row near the Main Stage - wood fired artisan pizza made fresh to order
ScoopAAHdeedoo Ice Cream is now open! Located in the courtyard at Tonge Row near the Main Stage
The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 / 410.750.3673
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A wonderful event for motorcycle enthusiasts featuring, beer garden, BBQ, air guitar contest and modern country and rock band Red Dirt Revolution
REGISTRATION: Tickets & tables available online at www.bcaci.org starting January 27.
$175 Main event
$250 VIP reception (includes meet & greet with Robin Quivers)
$1,500 Main event table
$2,500 Corporate-level table (includes 10 Main event tickets, two VIP tickets, corporate logo on table, favorable table placement and logo in program booklet)
DONATIONS: To make a gift in honor of Be A Hero, please call 443-984-3013 or email email@example.com.
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
There is lots to do and see in the historic district the first Friday of each month. Shops stay open until 9pm or later with specials and sidewalk sales plus late night dining and entertainment.
Live music featuring the best of local talent 5pm - 8pm in front of the B&O Railroad. Feel free to bring a chair
and enjoy. Yappy Hour at The Wine Bin!
Bring your bears! Free hayrides for all children who bring a teddy bear. Teddy bear contest at 1 PM and 3 PM Sat and Sun. Folk singing with Tony McGuffin from Noon to 4 PM both days. Also, take your bears to meet the seven dwarfs and enjoy the hands-on experience of GEM MINING. Purchase a bucket of enriched ore and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too.
Beaverbrook is located in Columbia at the intersection of Route 108 and Centennial Lane. Signs will be placed throughout the community to direct buyers to participating homes.
Join the fun EVERY Tuesday for Pint Night at The White Oak Tavern @ 7pm.
Enjoy $5 pours from the brewery & keep the brewery glass with your first purchase. A representative from the brewery will be on hand to talk all things beer.
Plus, they usually always bring give-a-ways. You can also enjoy chef driven house-made pizza for $10.
April 21st – Smuttynose Brewery
April 28th – Starr Hill Brewery
May 5th – RAR Brewery
May 12th – Abita Brewery
May 19th – Sly Fox Brewery
May 26th – New Belgium Brewery
The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office hosts a bi-weekly support group for families and friends of homicide victims. The group meets every other Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Carroll Building, located on the Howard County government campus at 3450 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City.
The group is sponsored by the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center (MCVRC), a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of crime victims in Maryland through dedicated advocacy and support services. The meetings provide an opportunity for group members to share experiences, coping techniques and fellowship, in an understanding and empathetic setting, and to help participants combat feelings of depression and alienation. Meetings will be facilitated by MCVRC’s Susan Bearns. Light refreshments will be served.
No registration is necessary to participate. For more information or to inquire about the next meeting date, call the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Victim/Witness Unit at 410-313-3153 or e-mail the unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clark's Elioak Farm
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
Free hayrides for all mothers and grandmothers accompanied by a child. Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers!!!
A Columbia based soap company will be there. For more info, please visit www.sumususoap.com
Parking Lot D, Historic Ellicott City, MD
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The 1st Ellicott City Second Sunday Art Market of the season is this Sunday April 12th, from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Stop by parking lot D in front of Mat About You to see some of our talented local artists.
To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, we will have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. We will provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child will have a stick horse to take home. Also, enjoy the hands-on experience of GEM MINING this weekend. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too.
8267 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-332-9992
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In 1771 four Quakers from Pennsylvania arrived in the Patapsco Valley to take advantage of the area’s steep slopes and fast running river (and cheap land, for it was poor for farming). The Ellicott brothers established a flour mill here and soon other mills, businesses, and settlements followed. Come join with a local naturalist and author on a walk to discover why geological and geographic features of the Patapsco Valley caught the eye of the Ellicott Brothers, the B&O Railroad, and other settlements followed. Ellicott City and its surrounds have been called “the Silicon Valley of the 1700s and 1800s,” as it sparkled with innovation brought on by bright engineers improving their milling operations.
For this tour, co-sponsored by Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Baltimore Heritage, Inc., we will journey through 450 million years of environmental and social history in two hours to discover why geological and geographic features of the Patapsco Valley caught the eye of the Ellicott Brothers and the B&O Railroad, and encouraged others to settle in this spot. Our tour guide is Mr. Ned Tillman, author of the book Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship. (His book is available for reduced price purchase at time of tour reservation.) The walk will include some hills but also plenty of breaks. With thanks to the Howard County Office of Tourism and Promotion, we will start and end the walk at the Welcome Center, with parking behind and a restroom within at the Old Post Office, 8267 Main Street in historic Ellicott City.
Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. For more information about gem mining, check www.mobileminingexperience.com. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on MEMORIAL DAY, Monday May 25th.
Hills of Milltown 5K
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
In Parking Lot F at the corner of Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (8394 Main Street)
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Ellicott City, Maryland
Lace up and race up the hills, down the valleys and around the winding streets through a quaint historic residential district and past 13 historic sites.
Presented by the Ellicott City Partnership, the “Hills of Milltown 5K" kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 in Parking Lot F at the corner of Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (8394 Main Street).
Proceeds benefit the Beautification Fund of the Ellicott City Partnership and up to $1,000.00 will be donated to Blossoms of Hope, The Howard County Cherry Tree Project in support of the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. The Post Race Party will be held on the Courtyards of Tonge Row at Lot D with the award presentation at 10:00a.m.
The Ellicott City Farmer's Market featuring local produce, local meats, plants, baked goods, and freshly made wood-fired pizzas will be open at the Wine Bin and Parking Lot D.
To register online ($35 plus online fee) go to www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/hills-of-milltown-5k-challenge-2015.
Packets may be picked-up in advance at Road Runner Sports on Friday, May 22nd from 6pm to 8pm. Nutrition samples and a chance to win a $250 gift certificate for purchases at Road Runner Sports are part of the evening event.
For more information go to www.visitellicottcity.com.
The Ellicott City Partnership is a 501c 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the heritage and vitality of Historic Ellicott City while enhancing and creating economic growth.
The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 / 410.750.3673
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A wonderful event for motorcycle enthusiasts featuring a beard and moustache contest and music that rocks from the band Remedy.
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