Ellicott City, MD - Upcoming Events
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Ellicott City Announcements
The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT Positions Howard County for Growth
New senior living community to fulfill senior needs as county prepares for “Silver Tsunami”
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ELLICOTT CITY, Md., December 18, 2014 - Last week, Howard County presented its ‘Master Plan for
Older Adults Survey Findings.’ With the current senior population scheduled to double by 2030, the survey
results identified areas where Howard County could enhance its offerings and services and programs important
to area seniors, such as:
• availability of health care services
• recreation activities
• transportation options
• social engagement/interaction
• education opportunities
• volunteer opportunities
• intergenerational interaction
Beginning in December 2016, at least 400 Howard County seniors will receive these services as residents of a
new senior living community in Ellicott City. The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a not-for-profit
continuing care retirement community will provide housing as well as access to on-site health care services,
transportation, social activities, volunteer opportunities, and health and wellness facilities.
“According to industry studies, older adults who engage in social and active lifestyles, receive proper medical
care and practice overall good health and wellness live longer and happier lives,” says Geary Milliken, president
and CEO of Carroll Lutheran Village, the sponsor of The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT. “As the newest
and largest continuing care retirement communities in Howard County, MILLER’S GRANT will provide residents
with activities that interest them and help them maintain an active lifestyle while having amenities and services
to make their lives easier. This in turn will help reduce the demand on county
As the opening of The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT approaches, the retirement community will also
impact Howard County in other areas, such as:
• real estate and associated services
• community reinvestment
“Once MILLER’S GRANT is completed, it will provide employment opportunities for approximately 88 full-time
employees and many other part-time positions,” says Steve Powell, vice president of finance at Carroll Lutheran
Village. “Currently, Carroll Lutheran Village is partnering with Howard County companies Harkins Builders and
Williamsburg Homes to build MILLER’S GRANT and is investing over $85 million in its construction, resulting
in local jobs and an immediate contribution to the tax base.”
The real estate industry in Howard County will also see a positive impact from the construction of MILLER’S
GRANT. “As residents prepare to move to MILLER’S GRANT, there will be an influx of available housing,”
continues Powell. “This often generates income for the County with additional transfer tax revenue and
Realtors and ancillary service providers. It can also affect spending on home improvement, landscaping, home
decor and furnishings.”
As an organization committed to volunteerism, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will also positively
impact Howard County by reinvesting in the community. “Carroll Lutheran Village is dedicated to giving back
to its surrounding community. This year, we received the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit
Partner in Business Award,” says Brenda Becker, vice president of marketing and communications for Carroll
Lutheran Village. “We look forward to establishing partnerships within Ellicott City and Howard County to
continue our philanthropic efforts and be a vital part of this dynamic community.”
The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT is located at 9531 Frederick Road. The 50-acre parcel was donated to
Carroll Lutheran Village of Westminster, the sponsor organization for The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT,
by the Charles E. Miller family, who also contributed land to the adjoining Miller Branch of the Howard County
Public Library and Ellicott City Senior Center. It is approved for 241 independent living residences, 20 assisted
living suites and 12 comprehensive care beds. More than 85 percent of the homes and apartments are already
reserved. Occupancy is expected to begin in December 2015.
About The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT
When complete, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will be a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care
retirement community on 50 acres off Frederick Road situated next to the Charles E. Miller Library. The
Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT is under construction and regulated by the Maryland Department
of Aging. Reservation deposits are currently being accepted. MILLER’S GRANT participates with Howard
County in the Moderate Income Housing Unit Program.
For more information about The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, please contact 877-900-6618 or visit
Let The Winter Baker Market Begin with The River House Pizza Co
Every SATURDAY 10am - 2pm
On the Courtyard, 3741 Hamilton Street, Historic Ellicott City
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Chase away your Winter blues with the River House Pizza Co EVERY SATURDAY on the Courtyards of Tonge Row in Historic Ellicott City. Hearth breads & Wood-fired Pizza from 10am to 2pm
The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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It's time for our Mind Blowing Anniversary Weekend (and Sale)!
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Holiday of Festival Trains
December 2, 2014 - 11:00 am – January 25, 2015 - 4:00 pm
B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043
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50% off admission Nov. 28 - Dec. 21 when you donate new unwrapped items to participating charities!; B&O Members - FREE Adults - $8.00 Seniors (60+) - $7.00 Children (2-12) - $6.00
Open Mic Night!
January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24 2015 - 8:30 pm
Judge's Bench Pub, 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Live show where audience members may perform at the microphone. Usually, the performers sign up in advance for a time slot with the host or master of ceremonies. These events are typically focused on performance arts like poetry and the spoken word, music, and comedy.
HoCo Open 2015
January 16, 2015 – February 27, 2015
Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Beth Forbes 410-313-2787
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A salon-style, non-juried exhibit showcasing the talent of Howard County artists. Artists (aged 18 years and older) who live, work, or study in Howard County are invited to bring one piece of original artwork completed in the past two years to the drop-off on January 8 from 4:30–6:30pm. Artwork will be accepted for the exhibit on a first-come basis, one piece per artist, until the gallery is full. HoCo Open entry forms are available at www.hocoarts.org/exhibits.php
Howard County Restaurant Weeks
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January 19 - February 2, 2015
January 24, 2015 - 2-7pm
The White Oak Tavern, Enchanted Forest 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
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HCLS History Lives: The Romanovs As You Never Knew Them
January 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Howard County Library System Miller Branch 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410.313.1950
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Cosponsored by Howard County Historical Society | registration preferred
Conversation with our County Executive
February 3, 2015 - 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-715-9545
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We invite ACS members – staff, volunteers and Board members – to meet with our new County Executive, Allan Kittleman, and discuss leadership perspectives within our human services community. Mr. Kittleman will share his vision and together we will talk about how our professional community can continue to work together to serve the needs of Howard County residents.
Cultivating Pure Hearts in a Sex Saturated World
February 7, 9 am - 1 pm.
Chapelgate Church, 2600 Marriottsville, Marriottsville MD 21104 / 410-661-0284
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PG-13 Parental Guidance Needed - Cultivating Pure Hearts in a Sex Saturated World. February 7, 9 am - 1 pm. A Life Counseling Center event being held at Chapelgate Church, 2600 Marriottsville, Marriottsville MD 21104. To register or for more information, go to www.lifecounseling center.org or call 410-661-0284.
The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT Presents the True Costs of Staying in Your Home
President of LifeSite Logics Brad Breeding provides valuable insights about lifestyle, healthcare and financial considerations for retirement
People often think that staying in their home is the best way to save during retirement. However, this is not always the case.
On February 19, 2015, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement care community, will host Brad Breeding, president and co-founder of LifeSite Logics, who will educate Howard County area residents about the true costs of staying at home in their later years.
During the complimentary event, Breeding will reflect on the tangible expenses and intangible consequences of living in a home not suited for graceful aging. He will discuss the nuances of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) versus other retirement living choices, and will explain the key aspects of the decision process. His extensive knowledge of the CCRC industry, combined with his financial planning background, allows him to provide valuable insights about lifestyle, healthcare, and financial planning considerations related to this life decision.
Breeding is the author of What’s the Deal with Retirement Communities? and speaks regularly for retirement communities, industry trade organizations, life-long learning classes, and other groups across the country. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner with over twelve years of industry experience and is a graduate of North Carolina State University.
WHEN/ WHERE: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:30p.m. EDT First Lutheran Church, Fellowship Room, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042
CONTACT: Amber Schilberg Sr. PR Account Manager BlueSpire Marketing (formerly Martino & Binzer) 860-678-4300 x237
About The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT When complete, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will be a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community on 50 acres off Frederick Road situated next to the Charles E. Miller Library. The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT is under construction and regulated by the Maryland Department of Aging. Reservation deposits are currently being accepted. MILLER’S GRANT participates with Howard County in the Moderate Income Housing Unit Program.
For more information about The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, please contact 877-900-6618 or visit www.millersgrant.org.
Liquid Lucky In Ellicott City
February 20, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Golden Sports Bar Golden Triangle Shopping Center 8801 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Liquid Lucky is a rock cocktail of four different musical styles coming together making a distinct melodic rock sound with inspiring lyrics that tell a story in every song.
Family Read & Meet: Fred Bowen, author of “Winners Take All”
February 21, 2015 - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-313-1950
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Winners Take All examines sportsmanship through the decisions of one young baseball player. Bowen, who writes the Thursday sports column for the KidsPost page of The Washington Post, continues the conversation of civility in sports. Bowen offers some thoughts then invites children and adults to discuss the big issues in sports: the pressure to win and winning the right way.
Everyone is invited to read the book before attending. Books available for purchase and signing.
(ages 8 -12 with adult; registration begins 2 weeks prior to event)
Black Ties | White Diamonds: HCLS Evening in the Stacks
February 28, 2015 - 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-715-9545
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$124 (by January 31) $140 (beginning February 1, 2015)
Howard County Library System kicks off its landmark 75th anniversary year with black ties and white diamonds at the 2015 Evening in the Stacks, Howard County’s most popular winter gala. The annual fundraiser features dancing to live music by Marquis and the Fabulous Facets and a close-up, conversation with J. Courtney Sullivan, the New York Times best selling author of The Engagements. A bevy of celebrity bartenders will pour local libations to accompany the evening’s appetizing menu and the ever-popular silent auction goes electronic!
An ADVANCE ONLINE AUCTION RUNS February 22 to February 28.
All proceeds benefit Howard County Library System’s signature initiatives and special events, such as Battle of the Books and Meet the Notable Authors.
Cultural Arts Showcase 2015
March 6, 2015 - 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Howard County Center for the Arts 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-313-2787
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The Howard County Arts Council and the Recreation & Leisure Services Branch (RALS) of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association present the 26th Annual Cultural Arts Showcase. This event is a unique opportunity for school and cultural civic organizations to preview a wide variety of performing and visual artists for residencies, workshops, and performances. Advance registration is required for Showcase attendees and is available online at www.hocoarts.org or by phone at 410-313-ARTS (2787). The registration deadline is February 23, 2015.
The Viking Backers Viking Fest
March 20, 2015 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
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HoCo Student Film Fest
March 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042
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The Howard County Film Festival is a student-run organization that is lead by the advisors Binki McKenna and Danielle DuPuis.
Created in 2004, the Film Fest is an annual film festival dedicated to encouraging the development of film makers in Howard County, Maryland. Film entries are open to any high school student in Howard County. Even if you have never made a movie before, we encourage ANY student to make a submission.
The event showcases student submissions and prizes are awarded. Come to support the young filmmakers in the community! If you are interested in donating money, visit our website.
If you are a high school student and are interested in participating, act quickly, as the deadline is March 2, 2015. You can find more information at hocofilmfest.com.
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Medication Administration In Ellicott City
March 28, 2015 - 8:00 am
Howard County Office of Children's Services 3300 North Ridge Road #360 Ellicott City, MD 21043
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This MSDE-designed workshop will teach providers what they need to know when administering medication to children. Learn how to give oral, topical, inhaled, and emergency medicines to infants and children; how to keep accurate records; regulations for hygiene, safety, and measurement. Please bring a bagged lunch. 6 hrs HSN