Ellicott City, MD - Upcoming Events
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The Vintage Vault and Gallery
Judy & Randell Russell 8137 Main Street Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043 Tel: 410.480.8400
Judge's Bench Open Mic Night
@ 8:30 pm Every Tuesday
Judge's Bench 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Kelly Secret
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Jazz Jam at The Judge’s Bench Pub
Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts – Howard County Recreation and Parks
July 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Centennial Park 10000 Maryland 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042 / Howard County Recreation and Parks 410-313-4700, TTY 410-313-4665
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Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family, have a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer! For information, call 410-313-4700, TTY 410-313-4665. *Schedules subject to change. For a recorded announcement about cancellation due to inclement or extreme heat related weather, call 410-313-4451 after 5 PM on the day of the performance. Refreshments available for sale. Boat Rentals available at Centennial Park – cash only.
Join us for the summer CANNED FOOD DRIVE! The Community Action Council of Howard County will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Howard County food bank at all Sunset Serenades concerts and the August 4 and 14 Traveling Bands locations.
Brewer’s Art Beer Dinner
July 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The White Oak Tavern 10030 Baltimore National # 240 Ellicott City, MD 21042 / Tel: 410.680.8974
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$75 includes tax & gratuity
Enjoy a perfectly paired farm-to-table beer dinner featuring Brewer’s Art:
Wednesday, July 8th @ 6:30pm Five Paired Courses for $75 (includes tax & gratuity)
Welcome Beer Served @ 6:30pm Special Cask Conditioned Resurrection
Dinner Served @ 7pm
Course One Paired with 12 Labors Rockfish Crudo: Dried Cherry Tomatoes, Pickled Corn Kernels, Fennel Cream, Latke Chip
Course Two Paired with Sublimation Fried Pork Rillettes: Dijonnaise, Pickled Ramps
Course Three Paired with Choptank’d Strawberry & Arugula Salad: White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Capicola, Smoked Pecans, Buttermilk Custard, White Stilton, Charred Onion
Course Four Paired with Birdhouse Beef Tenderloin: Guanciale Carbonara Risotto, Grilled King Trumpet Mushrooms, Blueberry Gastrique
Course Five Paired with Tiny Tim Beer Poached Peach: Poached in Tiny Tim Beer, Honeysuckle Custard, Sweet & Salty Pretzel Crumbles, Beer Reduction
Sunset Serenades Concert – Rainbow Rock
July 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Centennial Park South 10000 Maryland 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042
Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family, have a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer on the lake at Centennial Park. Join us for children’s music from Rainbow Rock!
Free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Turf Valley Town Square 11075 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
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Every Thursday night, throughout the summer, some of the area’s top bands are performing live at Turf Valley Towne Square. So come enjoy free concerts — and enjoy great music, shopping, food and fun.
Arty Hill and The Long Gone Daddies
Built 4 Comfort
Sons of PiratesS
Paint It! Ellicott City 2015 Plein Air Paint-Out
July 10, 2015 – July 12, 2015
Historic Ellicott City
Free for spectators; $10 to register for Open Paint-Out / Howard County Arts Council 410-313-2787
Professional artists from around the Mid-Atlantic region will set up their easels throughout Historic Ellicott City for three days July 10-12, capturing the city’s unique charm and character while competing for at least $5,000 in cash prizes during Paint It! Ellicott City 2015. The public is invited to come watch the painters in action, and artists from the community are invited to join the fun as Open Paint-Out participants.
Paint It! will include two exciting new events this year: a Quick Draw Competition on July 11 from 10am–12pm, in which artists will compete for a cash prize as they take a painting from start to finish in just two hours; and a presentation and book signing by Gary Pendleton, author of 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.
Following the three-day paint-out, the Howard County Arts Council will display nearly 50 of the paintings in the Paint It! Ellicott City juried exhibition in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts. An exhibit featuring works by emerging and professional artists participating in the open (non-juried) paint-out will also be exhibited for one day in the Center lobby.
Both exhibits open on July 13, with a preview and reception from 6-8 pm when the art will be unveiled and offered for sale. Juror awards and other cash prizes will be presented at this time, including Best in Show and the Gino Award, two $1,000 cash awards named in honor of Ellicott City artist Gino Manelli (1915-2010). The preview and reception are free and will include wine and cheese and musical entertainment. The juried exhibit will be on view at the Center for the Arts through August 21. The open paint-out exhibit will be on view at the Center for the Arts on July 13, then move to the Howard County Welcome Center in downtown Ellicott City on July 14, where work will be offered for sale and on view through the summer.
Artists interested in the Open Paint-Out can download a registration form at www.hocoarts.org/exhibits.php.
The Howard County Living Farm Museum
Lunch Date with History
July 10, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Howard County Historical Society Museum 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Shawn Gladden 410-480-3250
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Learn about the Howard County Living Farm Museum presented by John Frank. The Howard County Historical Society is proud to host a series of informative monthly lectures in 2015. Each month features a unique topic presented by historians or subject matter experts. These lunch hour lectures promise to enlighten and engage the audience with historical facts, knowledge and stories. They are always well attended. Come join us for a delightful time in the historic museum. Bring your own lunch and eat in a surrounding of memorabilia and local artifacts. Drinks and treats will be provided. Doors open at 11:30 am. Each lecture runs from noon to 1:00 pm followed by an optional tour of the museum from 1:00-1:30 pm. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. “ –Marcus Garvey
SHAKE YOUR SHAKTI w/ Michele Bickley
July 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gogo Guru 8289 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043 / (410) 750-6060
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ANYONE can do it — as long as you dig fabulous hip hop music!
COST: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Michele Bickley has taught yoga and dance for over 20 years. She grew up as a dancer in Baltimore and then lived in Southern California for more than a decade. Gratefully, it was there she discovered how yoga can tap into the sunlight of the spirit. She created the “Yoga for the Classroom” DVD, positively reviewed by Yoga Journal. In 2002, Michele co-founded Muv Dance and Yoga, an innovative arts organization that brought Yoga and Dance to hundreds of LA public schools, creating spaces for children to shine.
Michele believes that our bodies are constantly revealing our needs and she loves helping people use breath and movement to listen deeply and find peace, creativity, health, and healing. You can connect with her on on Facebook, her website, Instagram and Twitter.
Volunteers needed for Invasives Detection
Saturdays, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 29, 2015 @ 10 am - 12 pm
Please arrive by 9:45 pm to sign in and for brief training.
Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area
Note: Pre-registration is needed so you can get into the park for free in appreciation of helping with this project!
To register, go to http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/eventcal.html Click on "Event Registration."
Towson State Professor Beauchamp conducts invasives training
Join us to take a walk in the woods of the McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park to search and document where this rapidly spreading "villain of the valley" invasive plant is located.
Volunteers are welcome to a short workshop (15 minutes) to learn more about the Wavyleaf Mapping Project sponsored by Towson University's Department of Biological Sciences School of Emerging Technologies in partnership with Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland DNR, Maryland Sierra Club and Patapsco Heritage Greenway.
Once trained to record data, you will be sent out on your own to hike areas in the park on a quest to find and document this "villain of the valley" so the park can eradicate it!
They need our help in mapping the distribution and spread of this invasive species. You can get involved by downloading their smartphone application and reporting locations of this distinctive and potentially destructive species.
For more information on this project and/or to download the application they are using on your iPhone or Android smartphone (currently only Android), or record points on your handheld GPS, go to: http://heron.towson.edu/wavyleaf/home
Follow "Environmental Event" signs to the parking/registration area posted in the park.
From I-695/I-70 West take I-70 to Marriottsville Rd. ( Exit 83). Go North on Marriottsville Rd. for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right.
From I-70 East take Rt. 40 to Marriottsville Rd. Turn left. Park entrance is 5 miles on the right.
Follow the posted signs near the entrance and inside the park to direct you to registration/parking.
Closest address to use on your GPS: 11676 Marriottsville Road
Look for the posted signs and PHG staff wearing the bright orange safety vests to direct you to registration!
You are welcome to bring your family and friends. Children under 16 are welcome if they are supervised and accompanied by an adult volunteer.
What to Wear
We recommend our volunteers wear a hat, long pants and sleeves, so any prickly underbrush or insects won't bother you. Good sturdy walking/hiking shoes are needed.
What to Bring:
Your iPhone or Android smartphone or handheld GPS and something to drink to keep you hydrated on your hike!
IMPORTANT: Download the application before you come to training. Go to the link found at
For more information or details about this project, email Professor Vanessa B. Beauchamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-704-2286. Hope you will join us!
Free Boot Camp
July 11, 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.
Ellicott City Old Town Market
2015 Summer Movie List:
July: 9pm start
Saturday, July 11 To Kill a Mockingbird, NR
Saturday, July 18 Breakfast Club, R
Saturday, July 25 Frozen, PG
August: 9pm start
Saturday, August 1 Ghost, PG-13
Saturday, August 8 A Good Year, PG-13
Saturday, August 15 Apollo 13, PG
Saturday, August 22 Karate Kid, PG
Saturday, August 29 Princess Bride, PG
September: 8pm start
Saturday, September 5 Sound of Music, G
Saturday, September 12 The Godfather I, R
Saturday, September 19 Guardians of the Galaxy, PG-13
HallowRead Weekend: 8pm start
Saturday, October 24 Zombieland, R
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.
Ongoing - July 16, August 20, 2015 @ 5pm / 3rd Thursday of each Month
Historic Ellicott City
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Grab your gal pals and visit Historic Ellicott City for an evening of fun, shopping and treats. The party starts at the Wine Bin where you pick up a FREE reusable goodie tote filled with gifts and coupons. Free wine tasting and live jazz music. Special Girls Night Only discounts in our boutiques and restaurants plus treats along the way. Just look for the pink flag in front of participating businesses.
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Joan Eve Classics & Collectibles
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The ClayGround Studio & Gallery
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Flower themed fused glass art project. Drop in any time starting at 6:30
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The Wine Bin
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10% all wine
20% off all giftware
Support Sea Shepherd Conservation Society!
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Great Sage is honored to donate 10% of all sales to SSCS to help them use innovative direct-action tactics and confront illegal activities on the high seas.
Volunteers will be available during the brunch hours to answer your questions, provide information, and sell SSCS merchandise!
Reservations welcome — 443.535.9400 brunch 10a – 3p lite fare 3p – 5p dinner 5p – 9p
*We now accept reservations for parties of 2 or more*
Registration has been extended!
July 20-24 and July 27-31
The Gallery Winds Chamber Music Camp will offer one or two weeks of intense performance, learning and musical fun for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn students entering grades 6 through 12. The following disciplines will be covered: Woodwind Quintet and other small ensembles Large ensemble (woodwind choir) Reed making and adjustment Music Theory and Composition, History Breathing and Air Support All State and other Audition Preparation Solo & Ensemble Festival Preparation Rehearsal Techniques Friday Recital and Reception, 6:00 pm
The MOMS Club of Ellicott City Wednesday, July 22 at 7:30 PM
The following times and dates are for meeting up to walk (or run if anyone is up for that!) You can bring your kids or just come on your own. Either w…
Join us for a #HoCoTogether summer celebration! Hosted by HoCo bloggers the UK Desperate Housewife USA (Claire McGill), Howard County Moms (Kris Schneider), Life & How to Live It (Mickey Gomez) and Is This Thing On? (Candace Dodson Reed). Four fierce, fun and feisty women who love Howard County have come together to host a summer celebration of HoCo at Portalli’s. All witty, smart and totally HoCo bloggers and their friends are invited (that’s you then!). Laughter, merriment and blog-worthy stories guaranteed.
Date: 23 July Time: 5-7pm Location: Portalli’s deck, Main St, Ellicott City Food and beverages available to purchase. See you there for a bit of #HoCoTogether evening fun!
The Gemini Piano Trio is presenting their Summer Chamber Music Workshop participants in concert
Saturday, July 25th at 7 pm
Monteabaro Recital Hall at Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.
The concert includes masterworks by Handel, Beethoven, Dvorak, Shostakovitch, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla, and more. Tickets may be purchased at the Horowitz Center’s Box Office at 443.518.1500; email@example.com. For more information, contact James Bailey at JBailey@howardcc.edu
The concert will include Beethoven’s Trio Op 70, No. 1 in D Major (Ghost), Dvořák’s mesmerizing Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor (Dumky), and a world premiere by Richard Lake.
Tickets are available at the Carroll Arts Center, at the concert, or call 410-596-1022.
$15 General Admission; $10 Seniors & Military. FREE to children and ALL students
For more information about all 2015-16 concerts, visit: www.McDaniel.edu/CMOTH
Acclaimed duo Violinist José Miguel Cueto and Pianist Nancy Roldán perform worldwide together and as soloists. Cueto is Concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra and serves on the faculty at the Peabody Institute. Roldán, retired from the Peabody faculty, is president of the American Liszt Society’s Baltimore-Washington Chapter, and is founder/director of the Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition, celebrating its first decade at Notre Dame of Maryland University October 21-25, 2015. For more information, please visit www.lisztgarrisoncompetition.org
Dariusz Skoraczewski is Principal Cellist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He also performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His diverse repertoire includes compositions from early Baroque to the present.
Plan to attend all four concerts of our 2015-16 season! Buy Season Tickets and save $10! See website or call MaryEllen at 410-596-1022.
Chamber Music on the Hill (CMOTH) is devoted to performing excellent, professional chamber music in all its diversity and to nurturing the musical interests of our young people. CMOTH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council
The MOMS Club of Ellicott City Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM
Join us at Facci Restaurant in Turf Valley for dinner, drinks, and live music!
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!
Entertainment at Clark’s Anniversary Event and Princess Appearances at Birthday Parties among the key facets of partnership
July 2, 2015 – Columbia, MD – Today, Drama Learning Center (DLC) and Clark’s Elioak Farm jointly announced an official partnership to bring DLC’s quality entertainment to the farm for special events and birthday parties.
DLC’s character entertainment will be available to Clark’s birthday party patrons as an optional add-on for summer rentals. Characters come on-site during the party to sing a song, pose for pictures, and lead party guests in a song or interactive drama game. Available characters include Anna & Elsa, Rapunzel, Belle, Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Doc McStuffins, Barbie, Despicable Me Minion, and others. Character entertainment contracts for birthday parties at Clark’s Elioak Farm are based on hour-long appearances.
DLC will also provide live entertainment on August 15 & 16 for the Enchanted Forest 60th Birthday Event at Clark's Elioak Farm. Characters will be on hand both days to interact with guests for the duration of the event. DLC’s characters willlead story times and sing-a-longs at pre-determined times as well. Students participating in DLC’s summer camp production of Into the Woods will also perform select numbers from the production in a nod to the historic Enchanted Forest castle that will be unveiled at the event that commemorates the attraction’s 60th birthday.
Martha Clark, owner of Clark's Elioak Farm, is delighted by the opportunity to showcase the talents of the DLC students throughout this summer at the farm. "The characters can be a fun addition to the activities we currently provide for children's parties. It will also be great to have the storybook characters at our Enchanted Forest celebration."
Birthday Party Appearances
Enchanted Forest 60th Anniversary Event Schedule of Entertainment
Saturday, August 15
· 10 AM – Roving Characters start
· 10:30 AM – Into the Woods Mini Performance
· 11:30 AM – Princess Storytime
· 12 PM – Ribbon Cutting
· 1:30 PM – Princess Sing-a-long
· 2:30 PM – Into the Woods Mini Performance
Sunday, August 16
· 12 PM – Roving Characters start
· 12:30 PM – Princess Storytime
· 1:30 PM – Into the Woods Mini Performance
· 2:30 PM – Princess Sing-a-long
· 3:30 PM – Into the Woods Mini Performance
Clark’s Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042
Tiffany Underwood Holmes, Arts Administrator
Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County is a non-profit, adult, volunteer chorus dedicated to providing opportunities to hear music of the highest quality as well as participate in making that music. MCCC performs a variety of masterpieces by legendary composers including Mozart, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Rutter, and others. MCCC has also premiered works by Garth Baxter, Justine Koontz, Rebecca Oswald, and Lorraine Whittlesey.
MCCC is funded in part by a Maryland State Arts Council Operating Grant, and a Carroll County Arts Council Community Arts Development Grant.
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Wine and cheese are two of life’s finest pleasures – and nothing goes better with wine than goats!! Come enjoy Wine & 'Animal Friendly' Cheese Tasting at this month’s Open house. Join us at either 1pm or 2pm for our monthly Farm Tours led by our wonderful volunteer tour guide and event coordinator, Rissa Miller. Then join us on the lawn and in the wine cellar to sample outstanding wines and a variety of dairy-free cheese, jams and other delights. Grape juice is available for children or adults who prefer not to drink. Feel free to pack a picnic of any other tasty treats you wish to enjoy and also to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
Our normal Farm Tours (at 1pm and 2pm) will also run and are included in the ticket price: $15 for juice and cheese, $20 for wine and cheese. The Burleigh Manor gift shop is always open during our Open Houses, so you will have the opportunity to purchase one of awesome Burleigh Manor T-shirts, a notebook, or even some handmade quince jelly.
ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
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
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Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Taste Chairs Tracy & Bob Lucido invite you to celebrate “Cheers to Thirty Years.”
Enjoy an evening of exquisite fare of more than twenty of the county’s finest restaurants, a bourbon and local craft beer tasting as well as mobile bidding on the largest silent auction in the area. All proceeds benefit Gilchrist Hospice Care’s inpatient hospice Gilchrist Center Howard County. Tickets are $100 in advance and can be purchased by visiting http://gilchristhospice.org/taste or by calling Cliff Hughes at 410-730-1764.
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