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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help you get more exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated February 27, 2017 9:38 AM


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Main Street Oriental Rugs
Sales, Professional Repair & Cleaning for New & Antique Oriental Rugs

Main Street Oriental Rugs
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun closed

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Get cash for your unwanted Gold & Platinum with Reyes Jewelry Exchange
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The Wine Bin

The Wine Bin

The Wine Bin

J. Bookwalter Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 11,  noon5pm
John Bookwalter will be in the store until he has to jump on a plane back to Washington State!
Today, J. Bookwalter has grown from one of Washington’s oldest wineries into one of Pacific Northwest’s most recognized boutique wine brands. Join us as we sample Bookwalter wines in the store.


Construction Sale!!!

This Saturday & Sunday
The Bin has been doing some remodeling behind the scenes, and we need to empty our back storage room on Sunday morning.
Wine: 10% off 6 bottles, 20% off 12 bottles
Beer & Spirits: 10% off
Don't forget... Valentine's Day is Tuesday. Wine is the perfect gift!

growler special

Ways to Save Everyday!

5% off 6 bottles of Wine
15% off 12 bottles of Wine or more
$4 off mixed or solid cases of Beer
5% off 6, 15% off 12 or more "bombers" of Beer
5% off 3, 10% off 6, or 20% off entire box of Cigars

Don't forget - follow us on Facebook and Twitter for details on tastings, what’s on tap, and exclusive discounts!



The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD 21043
P 410.465.7802 | F 410.465.7804 | E
Monday–Thursday 10am–8pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–9pm, Sunday 12pm–5pm

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The Wine Bin

Celebrate our Anniversary with us!

We've made it through our 8th year and are heading into our 9th year! Come and help us celebrate!


Winemaker Meet and Greet
Saturday, January 28, 12-6pm

Meet Rick Moshin of Moshin Vineyards! Enjoy some wonderful tastings, conversation & bottle signing at The Bin, in addition to special discounts and giveaways!


The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD 21043
P 410.465.7802 | F 410.465.7804 | E
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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The Forget-Me-Not Factory

Forget-Me-Not Factory

Department 56 After Christmas SALE

25% off RETIRED D56 items
from our website!
(Excludes discounted Simpsons Village)

Just enter coupon code: GLITTER25
at checkout.

Hurry! This is for a limited time only!
Now through December 30th!

Hackmann's Blacksmith Shop

Halloween Village
SALE: $67.50

My Friends Are Flakes

Snowbabies Ornament
SALE: $16.87

The Old Man's Major Prize

A Christmas Story
SALE: $15.75

New store hours: Everyday 10am - 6pm
Three floors of shopping magic!

Can't get enough bubble magic?
Check out our website!

8044 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043  |  Store Hours:  Everyday 10 - 6
1-866-4-GLITSY 1-866-4-GLITSY FREE / 1-866-445-4879 1-866-445-4879 FREE or 410-465-7355 410-465-7355  |

Forget-Me-Not Factory

We are celebrating Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras with 2 great sales! ...

** A LOVE-ly sale for you from our
Prince of Romance! **

15% off ALL Snowbabies
from both in our store and our website!

Just enter coupon code: HEART15
at checkout.

Hurry! This is for a limited time only!
Sale goes through until Valentine's Day, (February 14th)!

... and our Mardi Gras Mask Sale!
10% off all masks from our store!

The sale party ends Tuesday, February 28th
so get them soon!

New store hours: Everyday 10am - 6pm
Three floors of shopping magic!

Can't get enough bubble magic?
Check out our website!

8044 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043  |  Store Hours:  Everyday 10 - 6
1-866-4-GLITSY 1-866-4-GLITSY FREE / 1-866-445-4879 1-866-445-4879 FREE or 410-465-7355 410-465-7355  |

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I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage through out the years and I enjoyed seeing you. As you know this has been a very difficult time for me and many others on Main Street. I have had long deliberations on what to do moving forward and due to financial hardship and health issues, I have decided not to reopen Johnnys Bistro which I have and will miss seeing great people enjoying themselves. This is one part of my life which I will never forget, watching families come in and seeing kids growing up and enjoying great food. We have been on Main st for over 10 years building a loyal base of great people and relationships which I sorely will miss.

Merry Christmas, I will miss you all

Johnny's Bistro on Main
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The Vintage Vault & Gallery

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Ellicott Mills Brewery
Ellicott Mills Brewery


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Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan
An Update from the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) 

January 30, 2017, marked the six-month anniversary of the historic flood that devastated Ellicott City. The community worked tirelessly during the initial stages of recovery and many attended the County's community recovery meetings held between October and December 2016. We appreciate the time and dedication of the residents and business owners who attended the meetings and provided input. Your ideas will guide the next step in the rebuilding process- the master plan update.

Howard County is currently seeking professional services to develop a community-driven master plan for Ellicott City and its watershed. This plan will define a comprehensive vision for rebuilding a more resilient Ellicott City. The master plan will take a fresh and creative look at potential long-term flood solutions and strategies. Visit our new website for resources and information about the plan.

A hydrologic and hydraulic study is currently underway for the Ellicott City watershed. The results of the hydrologic and hydraulic study and other flood studies will be used throughout the master plan process to help guide decisions, set planning parameters, and test choices.

For information on the master plan, please contact Karitsa Norman at or at 410-313-2350. We look forward to your involvement in developing long-term planning recommendations for Ellicott City. 

Winter 2017 Update  


Planning Schedule
Flood Studies, Summer/Fall 
US Army Corp of Engineers Flood Proofing Study, Fall   
County ECStrong rECovery Meetings, October - December  
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) with Stakeholder Meetings and Presentation, January  
ULI EC TAP Report, February (in progress)
Master Plan Consultant/Team Selection, February - April
Launch Master Plan, Late Spring/Early Summer

Project Ideas for EC

The County collected over 300 project ideas from October through December 2016. These projects were submitted during the fall EStong rECovery meetings and through our online comment form.  See them all here.

Click below if you would like to continue to receive updates regarding the master plan process.


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Disclaimer: This update includes information regarding the master plan for the Ellicott City Watershed. This basic information is provided by the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to assist residents, business owners and other stakeholders with general information. This update is NOT intended to provide you with an exhaustive resource for all things pertaining to the master plan. To the extent you have further questions, feel free to contact DPZ at 410-313-2350. 


Giant Food welcomes new in-store nutritionist in Ellicott City


February 9, 2017

(301) 341-8776

Landover, Md. (February 9, 2017) - Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced today that Melanie Berdyck, RDN, LDN, CNSC, ACSM-CPT has joined Giant’s in-store nutritionist team at the Ellicott City Giant store, 9200 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD. Berdyck comes to Giant after previously working as a clinical dietitian and a community nutrition educator. She will replace nutritionist Min Krishnamurthy who is being relocated to the Potomac Yard store in order to expand Giant’s services in the Alexandria, VA area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melanie to the Giant team,” said Lisa Coleman, Lead Nutritionist, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Her interest and experience in addressing obesity and weight management and her background as a personal trainer provide customers with terrific support and well-designed plans that will cater to their individual goals.”
Berdyck received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, and is pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition from the University of New England, in Biddeford, ME. In spring 2017, she will complete her specialty certificate in Obesity and Weight Management. She is also a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and a Certified Personal Trainer. Berdyck first became interested in a career in nutrition after experiencing first-hand the impact and importance nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle had on a family member.

“I saw how important a balanced diet and exercise are for health promotion,” said Berdyck, who wants to continue promoting that balance with her customers. “I want customers to know that they don’t have to make drastic lifestyle changes to improve their health. Practical tips and small steps can lead to great results in one’s overall health.”
Berdyck joins Giant’s team of nine in-store nutritionists across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia who work with customers to help make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families. Nutritionists conduct one-on-one consultations, store tours and group classes to help their local customers learn about the importance of eating healthily. Customers interesting in making an appointment with Berdyck can call (410) 696-1309.­­ To learn more about Giant’s in-store nutritionist program, visit
About Giant Food:
Giant Food of Landover, Md.  is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 167 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 167 stores are 158 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit

Judge's Bench Pub Open Mic Night
First Tuesday of Every Month

Judge's Bench

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Comedy Night at Judge’s Bench
February 27, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Judge's Bench

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Announcing the first Comedy Night at Judge’s Bench! The open mic comedy starts at 8:30pm until 10:30pm in the upstairs lounge. Come join us for a hilarious night!

Preschool Carnival
February 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 

First Lutheran Preschool Ellicott City

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Bring the whole family to the preschool to play games and have some old fashioned carnival fun! Tickets available for purchase at the carnival – 20 tickets for only $5.00!

Mardi Gras Family Night
February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 

Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

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We are going rogue and moving our Friday Family Night to Tuesday, February 28th for a Mardi Gras Feast. Don your masks and beads.

For those that are new to this game –

A meal meant to be shared with you and your closest friends and family. Usually 3 courses, but Chef is outdoing himself with traditional Creole and Cajun dishes, and always his own twist. Everything isl served family style 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 $45 (including tax and gratuity for food)

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

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

Looking forward to lots of fun, and door prizes too.

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.

MARCH Madness - LuLaRoe and other vendors event
March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Gary J. Arthur Community Center

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Come join us for our 2nd multi-vendor event. Meet with several local small women-owned businesses and shop their goods. Admission is FREE!

Lunch Dates w/ History: The B &O Railraod
March 3, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Howard County Historical Society

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Howard County Historical Society Board member and lifelong Ellicott City native, Ed Lilley, will present the history of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad with a particular focus on the Ellicott City Station; the oldest surviving train station in America.

The Howard County Historical Society Museum (8328 Court Ave, Ellicott City) is proud to host a series of “lunchtime” lectures for 2017. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and treats will be provided. Tickets are Free for HCHS Members and only $5 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30am. Each lecture runs noon-1:00pm followed by an optional tour of the museum 1:00-1:30pm.

Wine & Wags German Wine Festival
March 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

Turf Valley Towne Square

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Taste wines with winemakers from Rheinhessan, Pfalz Nahe, Mosel, and Rheingaul. Benefiting Maryland SPCA.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Light Hors d’oevres included!

For details or to purchase tickets, please visit:

Scouting for Food is being held
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Scouting for Food is being held

Starting the week of March 4, Boy Scout, Cub Scouts, Venturing Crew members and Girl Scouts in Howard County are going to be distributing a bag at your home asking for food donations (non-perishable, unexpired in non-glass containers).  They will come back on Saturday, March 11, at 8 a.m. to collect your donation from where they left the bag. Feel free to use additional bags.

The food will be delivered to one of 25 food pantries in the Howard County.  The need is great, and we would appreciate your help in restocking the shelves of these food pantries as they get ready to serve local families through the spring and summer months.

If we missed dropping off a bag, please feel free to still donate in your own bags.  If your donation is not picked up, please email and we will gladly come get it.

Columbia Pro Cantare Performs Music of Eastern Europe
Sunday, March, 19, 2017, 3 pm

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City 21042 / 410.799.9321 or 301.854.0107

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The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, will perform works by Eastern European composers, Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City 21042. Joining the chorus, the Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers and founder and conductor Frances Motyca Dawson for this concert will be guest soloists Laura Whittenberger, soprano, Rob McGinness, baritone, Jacqueline Pollauf, harp, and Donald Fries, organ. Works on the program include Dvorak’s Biblical Songs and Songs My Mother Taught Me, Kodaly’s Missa Brevis, Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 and works by Polish composers Zielenski and Moniuzko.
Tickets are $20, $18 (students and senior citizens) in advance, $2 more at door. Children 5-15, $10. Order tickets online at or by phone: 410.799.9321 or 301.854.0107.
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Main Street
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Heritage Museum
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Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
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Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
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