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Ellicott City Announcements
The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, Inc.’s annual photo contest is now accepting entries in three categories; adult, junior and an annual special category. The contest is open to all photographers. Winners will be announced on June 6 2014 at a reception at the Howard County Welcome Center in Ellicott City.
The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, Inc. (ECHDP) is again sponsoring its amateur photo contest for photographs taken within the confines of the Ellicott City Historic District. Entries will be allowed in three categories; adult (18 and over), junior (17 and under) and this year’s annual special category, “Ellicott City at Night”, Entries may be delivered to the Howard County Welcome Center at 8267 Main St. Ellicott City-former U.S. Post Office bldg) M-Thu.11-4, Fr –Sat 11-5 and Sun noon to 5. All entrants must fill out & sign an entry form which is available at the Welcome Center, the Howard County Historical Society Center at the Miller Branch Library and at the Partnership’s website www.visitellicottcity.com. Entry forms list all rules & regulations. Copies of the map with the Historic District Limits are available upon request or at http://www.howardcountymd.gov/DPZ/DPZDocs/ECMap.pdf.
The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing and creating economic growth while preserving the heritage and vitality of the historic Ellicott City community.
Historic Ellicott City’s First Fridays
First Friday of each month April thru December - Open til 8:00pm
Boutiques, salons, antiques, art galleries and more will open their doors and welcome residents and visitors for a unique evening shopping experience in the Historic District of Ellicott City. Look for musical entertainment around town & special offers in some shops! The first Friday of each month April through December! Where: The Ellicott City Historic District.
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“Winter into Spring” an art exhibition
When: April 21 through May 22, 2014
Artist reception - Friday, April 25 - 1 to 2 p.m.
Gudelsky Gallery - at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Road Woodstock, MD 21163
“Winter into Spring” - An art exhibition by artist Wiley Purkey
“Winter into Spring” was conceived as a project during a visit to the Howard County Conservancy property in Fall 2013. This show is the culmination of the last six months of work.
In October, over 100 reference photos were taken. In November, a rough concept was envisioned, and a storyboard made. The first 2 weekends of December were spent doing the the initial 24 pencil drawings at Wiley’s temporary gallery in Shoemaker Country in Historic Ellicott City. The last 2 weeks were spent in the same gallery doing the watercolor studies.
During January and February, the 24 large acrylic paintings were mostly completed during his “Winter Studio” show at Perspectives Art Gallery, also in Ellicott City. In April, some work was done on the paintings on site, on the Conservancy grounds. Final details were added in the home studio. Now, it all comes together at this show “Winter into Spring”
Meet & Greet Howard County Council Candidate Lisa Markovitz
April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM
Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing, 8173 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Meet Lisa Markovitz "The People's Voice
Meet and speak with Howard County Council District 1 Representative candidiate Lisa Markovitz, "The People's Voice". District 1 includes Ellicott City. A long-time resident and business owner in Ellicott City, Lisa is a true citizen-activist who believes in community interests over special interests. She has a long and proven track record of over 15 years' community and civic work and citizen-taxpayer advocacy on many different issues. Lisa will answer your questions regarding her vision and strategy for Howard County's development, environment, schools, taxes, transportation, seniors' needs, and more. Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served. More info about Lisa Markovitz: http://www.votelisamarkovitz.com/home-1.html. By authority of Citizens for Lisa Markovitz, Deborah Pasto, CPA, Treasurer
Aqua Zumba at Roger Carter Recreation Center
April 22, 2014, 6:30 PM
Roger Carter Recreation Center
Come out for Aqua Zumba at the Brand New Roger Carter Recreation Center Pool, Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30pm.
Classes begin Tuesday April 22nd through Thursday June 5th. You can register at the link below:
Registration: 410-313-7275. Info: Nicola Morgal, 410-313-4718.
It's ONE BIG POOL PARTY!
ZUMBA! at Roger Carter Recreation Center
April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM
Roger Carter Recreation Center
Sign up for Zumba Fitness at the Roger Carter Recreation Center, Monday and Wednesday Mornings 10:30-11:30am.
Classes begin Wednesday April 23rd through Wednesday June 11th. Sign up TODAY at the link below:
Review of this information is required by law before you are allowed to register for any sports programs. Registration: 410-313-7275. Info: Nicola Morgal, 410-313-4718. Jump into Spring and have fun with fitness!
West Side Story
April 24, 25 and 26 at 7 pm and April 12 and 26 at 2 pm
Liberty High School’s Schnorr Auditorium, 5855 Bartholow Road, Eldersburg, MD.
This Spring, 2014, Liberty Drama Club will perform the classic Broadway musical West Side Story, Arthur Laurents’ tale of forbidden love with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant Hosts Dr. Majid Fotuhi on Brain Health
On April 24, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.
First Evangelical Lutheran Church - Fellowship Room,
3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042
Area seniors to learn how to sharpen their memory quickly and keep their brains sharp for years to come. Howard County area residents Majid Fotuhi, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the NeurExpand Brain Center
Did you know that the human brain can continually adapt and rewire itself, and even grow new neurons as you age?
On April 24, 2014, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Ellicott City, will host national brain health expert Dr. Majid Fotuhi, who is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the NeurExpand Brain Center in Columbia, Md.
During his presentation, he will share his tips on improving memory skills to maintain a sharp brain with Howard County area seniors. Dr. Fotuhi will also educate attendees on current research in memory loss and cognitive diseases, and outline the importance of engaging in ‘Brain Fitness’. ‘Brain Fitness’ is a program created by Dr. Fotuhi that includes ways to identify and mitigate the major risk factors associated with memory loss.
Seating for this event is limited. To register, please visit www.millersgrant.org or call 877-900-6618.
St. John's Jewelers 2 Day Trunk Show
April 25, 26, 2014, 9:30 AM
St. John's Jewelers
2 Day Trunk Show at St John's Jewelers with Extended Hours
Friday 9:30am - 7:00pm
(Wine and refreshments served from 4:30 - 7pm)
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm...
Trunk show features Dawes Design. Jennifer Dawes launched her collection Dawes Design in 2000. Her work is hand-made, fabricated and finished at her studio in rural Sonoma County, California.
Community Garage Sale!!
April 26, 2014, 8:00 AM
Shipley's Grant Community -- 5725 Richards Valley Rd Ellicott City, MD 21043
New Townhouse community to have a community wide Garage Sale. Located near the intersection of Snowden River Parkway and 108 (Waterloo Rd).
Mt. Hebron Nursery School's
30th Annual Spring Fair!
Saturday, April 26, from 11am - 3pm, Rain or Shine!
2330 Mt. Hebron Dr., Ellicott City, MD 20142
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Pony Rides (from 12-2pm), games, food, moon bounce, crafts, dance exhibitions, and more for the whole family!
Imagine No Malaria Fundraiser at Bethany UMC
April 26, 2014
Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City - contact Sissy Plank (410-730-3025)
On Saturday, April 26, Bethany United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast and flea market to raise money to support the United Methodist Church’s “Imagine No Malaria” campaign. Malaria, transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, claims a life every 60 seconds. It is preventable, treatable and beatable.
Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit cocktail, hot apples, orange and/or apple juice, coffee, and milk. Donation requested is $7 for adults; $4 for children under 12; with a maximum of $20 per family of 4 or more.
From 8 a.m.-1 p.m., stroll through the more than 30-table flea market, where you’ll discover original craft works, candles, holiday centerpieces, Chinese Christian art, vintage comic books, ceramics and glass work, Franciscan Desert Rose pieces, and lots and lots of books! Not to mention all the other great treasures people have unearthed from garages and attics. Bethany is located at 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City. It's your chance to treasure hunt and help us end malaria across the world.
Howard Community College for Walk MS 2014
April 26, 2014
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Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Howard Community College for Walk MS 2014. Come together with friends, family, and coworkers to help raise over $1 million for MS research, programs, and services for the 6,500 Marylanders living with MS. Walk MS is approximately 3 miles and registration opens at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. To register for the event please visit the website at www.walkmsmaryland.org or contact Katie Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-641-1209. Each step you take brings us that much closer to a world free from MS.
Flying Dog Beer Dinner
Saturday, April 26th, 6:30PM
Alexandra's American Fusion, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
An Afternoon of Wine and Jewelry
April 27, 2014, 11:00 AM
Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing, 8173 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (410) 461-1616
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All-Day Jewelry Trunk Show! Sunday, April 27 11:00am-6:00pm. Bring your friends and have fun sipping wine and trying on the newest jewelry designs from Brenda Cason of BJ Designs. Brenda's artistically elegant, innovative pieces are all handmade, one-of-a-kind creations, finely made of sterling silver, copper, rock quartz, crystal, pearls, semi-precious stones, and other high-quality materials.Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing is located in the heart of Ellicott City's charming Historic District. We feature original art by regional artists, museum-quality custom framing, and out-of-the-ordinary jewelry.
Free Posture and Movement Screens!
April 30, 2014, 7:00 PM
Revive Physical Therapy: 10300 Baltimore National Pike, Unit B Ellicott City, MD 21042
Free Posture and Movement Screens at Revive Physical Therapy!
Poor postural alignment and faulty movement patterns can put excessive strain on muscles, joints, and nerves leading to pain, tightness, and difficulty with everyday activities. Have a licensed PT assess you!
Please join us on April 30, 2014 from 7pm to 8pm for a free seminar on the importance of proper postural alignment, and how to decrease and prevent pain. Free PT consultations, and Refreshments!
Contact: Please RSVP by April 28, 1014: (410)988-5171
We hope to see you there!
35th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
May 1, 2014, 6:30 PM
Turf Valley Spa and Resort, 2700 Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
The Howard County Republican Party is pleased to announce Congressman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District as our Keynote Speaker for our 35th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner in Ellicott City, Maryland.
On Thursday, May 1st, 2014, the Party will hear remarks from the Congressman regarding the fiscal situation in Washington, D.C. and the upcoming mid-term elections.
For more information - our website: hocogop.org, or call 410-997-8683
Cinco de Mayo Brunch
Sunday, May 4th, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Alexandra's American Fusion, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
JCS IN HOWARD COUNTY OFFERS COMMUNITY BEREAVEMENT GROUP
May 5, 2014, 6:00 PM
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Jewish Community Services (JCS) in
Howard County is offering a Community
Bereavement Group, beginning on Monday, May 5, 2014. The group will
meet from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for eight sessions. For anyone mourning the death of a loved one, the group will provide a
welcoming place where participants can be with others who are grieving, find
Whipps Annual Plant Sale
May 9, 10, 2014, 10:00 AM
3604 Chatham Road
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Friday May 9 & Sat, May 10, Ellicott City’s only public garden-park, run entirely by volunteers—the Whipps Garden Cemetery—will hold its annual fund-raiser Plant Sale at the First Lutheran Church at corner of Chatham and Frederick Road in Dunloggin.
The Whipps plant sale will feature many natives’ perennial flowers, including many butterfly, shade-loving, and deer-resistant plants. Many of the plants, including natives so favored in today’s landscape, are donated from the gardens of Master Gardeners. The sale is a favorite of Ellicott City gardeners because it features many unusual and hard-to-find varieties.
Special features: Butterfly presentation with assortment of plants that attract butterflies; and certified day lilies. Talks on Native plants by Anne Roy and Attracting Butterflies by Betty Walke. Free compost bins will be available on Saturday.
The restoration of the 19th century cemetery into a garden park, beginning in 1987. 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. Began as a family burial ground in 1855, Whipps is no longer an active cemetery; the last burial was in 1915.
The Master Gardener program is operated by the University of Maryland’s Extension Service. Howard County Master Gardeners—over a hundred men and women—work as volunteer throughout the County on a number of horticultural and environmental projects.
All proceeds from the annual plant sale go for the up-keep of the one-acre Whipps garden-park, and fund such projects as keeping fresh wood chips on all of the pathways, signage for trees, shrubs, and selected perennials. Weeding, mulching, planting, and general nurturing of the garden is done by Master Gardeners and other community volunteers, including two garden clubs—Cross Country and Branch and Twig. Those who maintain the park welcome additional volunteers, including student groups and families, who would like to “adopt” a small area to care for. Volunteers work every Thursday from 9 until Noon, weather permitting, March through October.For more information about the Whipps Garden Cemetery, volunteer opportunities there, or the upcoming Plant Sale, call Aleta Gravelle at 410-274-7795.
Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore Gallery Show
May 9, 2014, 10:00 AM
Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
The Weavers Guild of Greater Baltimore, which is dedicated to increasing general knowledge of handweaving and all fiber arts, is holding a Gallery Show entitled "Weaving Outside the Box: Exploring Idioms in Fiber", May 9-June 27, 2014. Gallery hours are: Mon-Fri 10AM-8PM; Sat. 10AM-4PM; Sun. 12-4PM. Closed Memorial Day.
Star Party with Howard Astronomical League
May 10, 2014, 8:00 PM
Alpha Ridge Park 11699 Old Frederick Rd Marriottsville, MD 21104
You are invited to HAL's Monthly Star Party hosted this month by David Stein.
HAL's star parties at Alpha Ridge Park (held from March
through November) feature a relaxed, casual atmosphere where club members,
other amateur astronomers from the area, and you are welcome to come and enjoy
One-day conference for 10th and 11th grade girls interested in technology and computing
Saturday, May 10th and will run from 9-4
We plan to have guest speakers, including UMBC professors as well as professionals in the field. There will also be hands-on activities and raffles! The event is planned for Saturday, May 10th and will run from 9-4. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. More information can be found on our website: https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/the-athena-conference/.
Ellicott City Old Town Market
May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014, 9:00 AM
Little French Market Cafe, 3731 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Check out Historic Ellicott City’s weekly food and farmers' market, Ellicott City Old Town Market, every Saturday, May 10th - November 8th, 2014, 9am - 1pm, on the Courtyards of Tonge Row in Parking Lot D at the Little French
"Thanks Mom" Adult Extreme Soapbox Race
May 11, 2014, 8:00 AM
2014 the Maryland Independent Soapbox Federation & Incline Trials Society will be holding Race #3 of the 2014
Championship Racing Series, The 6TH Annual “THANKS MOM” Adult Extreme Gravity Soap Box Race on Illchester Road. The race will be run from the old Saint Mary’s Cemetary down the hill to the river. The race is scheduled to start at 8am. This Event will be ONE run down the hill and will take approximately 2 to 3 minutes to complete.
Spectators are STRONGLY urged to stay clear of the roadway during the event and to stay behind solid immovable objects for their own safety! The Howard County Police Department will be on site to perform Traffic Control.
As a result of this event, you may experience some SHORT traffic stoppages and road closures between 8:00am and 8:15am. Additional Information on the event can be found at: www.facebook.com/downhillmisfits
Mother’s Day Buffet
Sunday, May 11th, 12:00PM-4:00PM
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Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival
Thursday, May 15th-Saturday, May 17th
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On Saturday, May 17th, the Balloon Festival will culminate with the launching of the balloons at 6:30 am.
Admission to the Preakness® Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival is free and open to the public. Balloon rides and flights will be fee-based. For more information, call 410.423.0812.
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge
Saturday May 17th, 2014. 8:30AM Start
Lot F at Main Street and Ellicott Mills Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, Inc.’s annual 5K race is set for Saturday May 17th, 2014. The race benefits the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership’s Beautification Fund for projects in the historic district and Blossoms of Hope’s beneficiary, The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.
Are You Tough Enough? The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, Inc. (ECHDP) is again sponsoring its annual Milltown 5KChallenge. Race details:
Howard County Blue Ocean Competition
May 31, 2014, 8:00 AM
Centennial High School
The Howard County Blue Ocean Competition is a new entrepreneurial competition for Howard County high school students being organized by Centennial High School's chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The competition is scheduled for Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at Centennial High School. This competition is an opportunity to engage, educate, and excite high school students about the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Teams of 1-3 students will generate an idea for an innovative product or service and present their idea to a panel of community business leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators who will act as judges. Presentations will be judged on innovation and creativity, viability of the idea, depth of product/service knowledge, and overall presentation quality. The top 3 teams will receive cash awards, and there will be an awards ceremony for participants and parents.
We are currently looking for corporate partners to sponsor the event. The sponsorship levels are as follows:
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