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This story, ignored by historians for two hundred years, is about measuring and marking the first southern boundary of the United States as provided for in a treaty with Spain. The new nation, exhausted after her breakaway war with Great Britain now faced another powerful adversary with Spain, whose ambition was to control the people and property in North America as she had done in South America.
After the Revolutionary War, Spain controlled more property on the North American Continent than any other nation which included the old British colonies of East and West Florida, the lower Mississippi River and New Orleans, the huge territory known as Louisiana on the west side of the Mississippi, all the rivers draining into the Gulf of Mexico, and most of what would be California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Spain? How did Spain get so powerful? Here’s how. For more click the above link or why not buy the book?
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2015 Summer Movie List:
August: 9pm start
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
Schedule for Summer and Fall 2015
The Tour will take place from June - October on the 2nd and 4th Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. The tour starts at historic Mt. Ida (3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City) and will finish at the B & O Railroad Museum on Main Street. The tour is approximately 3/4 mile and led by a local histor...ian who will take the group to some of the most insteresting sites in the Historic District and on Main Street. Water will be provided at the Historical Society Museum.
$10 per person, $5 for HCHS Members. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets must be reserved ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by calling 410-480-3250. Tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled if cancelled.
Proceeds will benefit the Howard County Historical Society Museum.
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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.
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.
August 27, 2015
One of the region’s premier variety bands performing danceable, classic Top-40 music of all genres and generations.
The MOMS Club of Ellicott City Thursday, August 27 at 7:30 PM
Please see mom’s night out email for details. If you’re not an official member of our club please inquire about how to join
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
Marriottsville MD 21104
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 email@example.com or call 410-704-2286. Hope you will join us!
“Boot Camp in the Park”
Centennial Park (Corporate Pavilion H)
FREE Boot Camp in the Park
Corporate Pavilion at Centennial Park
All Fitness Levels
Every Saturday from 8am – 9am
Begins Saturday, March 21
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!
FREE for all participants! On-site registration: click here for details
Pictures by Gregory Fine Portraits
Pictures from the Guinness world record on June 18, 2011
Pictures from April 9-11
Pictures from April 30-11
Boot Camp in the Park FAQ
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
It doesn’t matter how physically fit you are. It doesn’t matter how old you are. This program is about getting you, your family, your friends, your neighbors–everyone you care about—up and moving. If you are ready to make the commitment to wellness and becoming more physically active, “Boot Camp in The Park” is for you! We also encourage you to bring your children. Beginning in 2014, we are coordinating with WeCan (Ways To Enhance Children’s Activitites and Nutrition) to encourage families to exercise together on Saturday mornings. This program will be promoted to participating WeCan Howard County elementary schools as “We Can Move In The Park”. For more information about WeCan, Click Here
WHAT IS THE COST TO PARTICIPATE?
This is a FREE community program
WHEN IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
Every Saturday from 8am-9am beginning mid-march to late November (35 weeks) – 2015 Official Start Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
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?
Time: 7:45am – Free registration opens (Register by 7:55am)
7:55am – Orientation & Meet the trainer(s)
7:55am – Warm-up
8:00am – Exercise begins (modified to meet the needs of all fitness levels)
9:00am – Cool down and stretch
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?
Location: Centennial Park (108 South Entrance) –follow the Get Active Howard County signs once you enter the park.
We recommend that you confirm our location by clicking on the following link: http://wepromotehealth.org/updates.aspx
WHAT TO BRING?
We recommend that you bring a towel and/or exercise mat, water bottle (recommended)
WHEN DID THE PROGRAM BEGIN?
This program began in 2011. The first training featured five professional trainers sharing expertise and enthusiasm in a station by station format. Teams rotated through the stations learning new exercises, having fun and improving their fitness and form. In 2011, participants of the free “Boot Camp in the Park” set the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Outdoor Circuit Training”. The message is that anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, can make the commitment to increasing their physical activity! Most of the participants never thought they could do this until they took the first step— They showed up!
Join the fun and start your Saturday off with us.
For 75 years Howard County Library System has taken customers places with books, movies, cultural events and more! Now we want you to take us to the places you visit this summer as we celebrate our anniversary year. Whether your plans include an outing to the neighborhood pool, an exotic destination or a visit to Grandma’s, take our red HCLS75 circle along for a chance to win movie tickets and a fun friends and family movie night at the Library!
IT’S EASY! HERE’S HOW TO ENTER TO WIN
GET YOUR RED 75 at any library branch or online. No room in your suitcase? No problem. Save the red HCLS75 image on this webpage: http://goo.gl/s3twqg to a phone and display that while someone with another phone takes the picture.
Take a pic with the red HCLS75 circle and post it with the hashtag #HCLS75 on Facebook*, Instagram, Twitter, and/or pinterest Or email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include the city, state and country where the photo is taken so we can track our travels together on the map below! Click on the map’s red 75 circles to see customers’ photos. Go to http://hclibrary.org/about-us/hcls75/ to find details and the map! Everyone who sends us a photo by September 1, 2015 will be entered in the random drawing for a chance to win.
WATCH FOR YOUR PIC on Howard County Library System’s branch monitors in September and October as we culminate our 75 years of excellence in education celebration!
Judge's Bench Pub 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-499-5735
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The Judge’s Bench hosts the area’s only Jazz Jam. If you are a jazz player, come sit in with the hosting trio. Welcoming all jazz players, horns, sax, singers, rhythm instruments or others. Just come by during the jam session and let them know you’d like to join. They’ll be playing mostly standards from the Real Books. If you’ve got your own chart, please bring copies for the band.
Join us as we welcome the Patuxent Lapidary Guild to Perspectives with an opening reception on September 4th, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM.
The Patuxent Lapidary Guild will be featured at Perspectives from September 4th through September 27th, 2015. Please check our website for a list of demonstration dates and times where members of the Guild will be demonstrating their talents!
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!
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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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.
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Fresh Young Coconut Smoothies $5 each - fresh young coconut, banana, strawberries and blueberries in any combination...
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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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Free wine tasting
10% all wine
20% off all giftware
Living Farm Heritage Museum 12985 Frederick Road West Friendship, MD 21794 / 410-531-2569 or 410-241-0695
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Admission $5 per person ages 12 and above. Visitors will experience demonstrations of vintage farm equipment, old time blacksmith, field demonstrations, antique construction equipment
Main Street Music Fest Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 443-240-2060
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More than 80 bands play Indoor and outdoor stages in one day! Bring the family for a day of live music, art, food, and shopping in Downtown Historic Ellicott City. Featuring a children’s activity and offering free parking and free shuttle service to county court house parking lots. Held from noon - 8pm throughout our historic district. Our independently owned shops and restaurants will feature special festival day sales and specials!
OUTDOOR STAGES Featuring live music, food for purchase from local restaurants and vendors with a variety of wares from hotsauce to crafts. Beer and food are cash only please.
Let There Be Rock Stage
A side stage located adjacent to the Main Stage featuring the best of young local artists from the Let There Be Rock School.
Home Grown Stage
Located in The Wine Bin parking lot. Features the best of our local talent. Food available from Grill Cheese, La Palapa's, and Matcha Time Cafe.
Tiber Park Stage
Located in Tiber Alley near The Rumor Mill Restaurant.
La Palapa Acoustic Showcase Stage
Located on the patio of La Palapa's Grill & Cantina, it's a great spot to grab a bite to eat and a frozen margarita!
Guest speaker Luanne Tano, a former student of Howard County Genealogist Dottie Aleshire, will give a power point presentation of her Italian ancestors and share helpful research methods that will apply to your own research. Luanne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Catholic University and as former teacher of Biology and Chemistry she is well versed in keeping the interest of her audience and methods of problem solving. 7p Free refreshments 7:30p meeting 8p lecture. Meeting to be held at the Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way Columbia Md. www.hcgsmd.org Free Help Desk 3d Sat monthly 1-4p Miller Library Ellicott City 2d floor Howard County Historical Society Room.
Limited Space ...
We specialize in traditional acoustic (no microphones, no speakers) Appalachian "old time" music. The prize winning band consists of Bill Schmidt on fiddle, John Beam, guitar, Ann Porcella, "dog house" bass and "Pete" Huey (me...) on 5-string banjo.
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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