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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help your event get a wee bit more additional exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated April 30, 2016 4:53 AM

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Jack of Arts

Prom Dresses @ Discoveries

8055 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Tel: 410.461.9600

Opening Hours:
Sun. - Th. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Over 500 gowns to choose from, Closeout Prices!

DBT is kicking off Spring the right way with a new menu!!!

3733 Old Columbia Pike Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410.313.8530

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May is bubbling over
with fantastical events!
Check them out!

* Fairie Fest 2016 at Spoutwood Farms *
Friday April 29th to Sunday May 1st

* Mother's Day *
Sunday May 8th

* Girls Night Out in Ellicott City *
Thursday May 19th

Stop by the shop today for beautiful and unique items!
Fairie Fest: Wings, Fairy Crowns, Scarves,
Entire outfits and more!

Mother's Day: Jewelry, Keepsake Boxes, Beautiful Mugs,
Home Decor and more!

Fairy Mother and Child figurine

Peacock Tea Pot and Cup Set

Innocence Necklace
by Jessica Galbreth


Unicorn Horn

DragonFly Headband

Fabric Wings with finger loops

Can't get enough bubble magic? Check out our website!! Free shipping on orders over $75!

8044 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043  |  Store Hours:  Sunday-Friday 10 - 9 and Saturday 10 - 10
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  |

The Vintage Vault & Gallery
Dawn Kearney Photography

Proudly Present
Keepsake Vintage Photo Shoots in Ellicott City

Your $325 Package Includes:
Personalized vintage fashion consultation
1 hour  photo shoot
2 digital images from your photo gallery
25% off clothing purchases
10% off accessories

To Schedule, Call Dawn Kearney at 443-975-4356 or The Vintage Vault & Gallery at 410-480-8400
8137 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD


The Vintage Vault & Gallery

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The Vintage Vault & Gallery Presents
Paint & Party with Gene Gregorio, Owner of Baltimore Paints
8137 Main St. in Ellicott City
$35 per person
including all of your supplies
Pick from one of these dates and register as soon as you can.
All classes are from 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Saturday,  April 16
Saturday, May 14
Saturday, June 25
Saturday, July 23
Saturday, August 27
In addition to being an outstanding artist, Gene could win the Entertainer of the Year Award
Spend 3 hours laughing and creating in the inspiring setting of our art gallery!
Take home your very own painting of "Maryland Crab" 
Feel free to bring your own refreshments and beverages.
Register by calling The Vintage Vault & Gallery at 410-480-8400
or on-line at

This event is held in the 3rd floor art gallery of The Vintage Vault &Gallery.
We apologize for lack of ADA access to the third floor due to the historic significance of our building.

Jodye & Randall Russell, Owners

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Introducing the Artifacts Collection

At The Vintage Vault & Gallery

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Each piece is handcrafted by artist Devin Johnson from relics of years gone by.

Come in and see

Money clips made from old rifle parts, sprinkler heads & coins

Bracelets made from tea trays, bronze cash registers, antique harnesses, bicycle spokes, copper tubing, antique machine plates, old coins & Victorian lamps

Rings made from WWII, Korean and Vietnam War shell casing, old liquor cabinet doors and road signs

Earrings made from old machine parts

And So Much More!

Open Wednesday – Sunday, including Easter Sunday
11 am to 5 pm

8137 Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland
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Create Your Own Jewelry Store

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The Vintage Vault & Gallery
Create Your Own Jewelry Store
For Children Age 3 & Older with Adult
April 3rd from 2:00 – 3:30
Make Your Own Store and Take It Home for Many Hours of Play!
Each Child Will Take Home:
15 Pieces of Vintage Jewelry
Display Cloth & Tote Bag
Hand Mirror
Jewelry Boxes & Pouches
Receipt Pads, Business Cards & Store Sign

$38 per child, accompanying adult is free
Group Rates Available at a Date & Time of Your Choice
Perfect for Birthday Parties & Girl Scout Adventures

To Register Call 410-480-8400
8137 Main St, Ellicott City
Like us on facebook:  www.facebook/vintagevaultandgallery

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Jazz Jam at the Judge’s Bench Pub
(Monthly on 1st tuesday)

Judge's Bench Pub 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-499-5735

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Evening in the Stacks : Black-Eyed Susan Ball

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.

Howard County Historical Society Lunch Dates with History Lecture Series
March 4 - December 2, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Howard County Historical Society 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-480-3250

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Free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members

March 4: “In Carrie’s Footprints – The Long Walk of Warren Dorsey”  by Warren Dorsey and Jack McBride White
April 1: ” Remembering Streetcar No. 9 and Rails to Trails” by Dave Ditman and Maureen Sweeney Smith​
May 6: “Overview of Evolution of Howard County Cemeteries” by Fred Dorsey
June 3: “Cool Deliberate Courage – John Eager Howard in the American Revolution” by John Beakes
Aug. 5 “Historical Archaeology at Patapsco Female Institute” by Lee Preston
Sept. 2: “Benjamin Banneker” by Gwen Marabel
Oct. 7: “Patapsco Heritage Greenway” by Mary Catherine Cochran
Nov. 4: “So You Want to Buy An Old House? – What to Look Out for And What’s on The Market Now” by Shelley Wygant
Dec. 2: “The Enchanted Forest – Maryland’s Storybook Park” by Linda Harrison Gardiner, Martha Clark and Janet Kusterer
Bring your own lunch; drinks and treats provided. Tickets are free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lectures are given noon-1 p.m. followed by an optional tour of the museum.


Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Weekly on Friday & Sunday until December 31, 2016)

Kogiyaki 9469 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410 680-8034

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Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!

Kogiyaki, new in Ellicott City, is offering customers a complimentary buffet with any alcoholic beverages. Only valid during happy hour Mon-Fri from 4-7pm.

Clark’s Elioak Farm Teddy Bear Farm Visit
April 30, May 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clark's Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Meet MARTHA CLARK, the author of our own children’s books, “Trusty the Tractor” and “Trusty the Tractor’s Day Off”You will be able to get the books signed by the author and personalized with an inscription to your child.  Also coloring pages for the kids!!!

WOMENFEST…A Health & Wellness Event for Women
Saturday, April 30 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723

WomenFest is an interactive day focusing on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. This free event will feature 100+ vendors and exhibitors, engaging seminars, free health screenings, and cooking demos. New this year is Core Camp, where attendees can participate in a series of free 45 minute fitness classes, including Yoga, Pilates, and Yogalates.

For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at, follow the Department of Citizen Services’ Facebook page ( or call 410-313-5440.

Columbia Orchestra Open Rehearsal
May 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The Gathering Place 6120 Day Long Lane Clarksville, MD 21029 / 410-465-8777

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oin Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you’ll have after seeing the process of putting it together!
Enjoy wine and cheese in a relaxed setting while watching Maestro Love’s interpretation unfold with our talented musicians. This is not just a run-through just before the concert – this is a real working rehearsal in the middle of the process of putting the concert together, mistakes and all!
Each rehearsal starts at 7:30 pm and you can mingle with orchestra musicians at their break at about 8:30. The entire rehearsal lasts 7:30-10:00; you can come and go as you like.
These are fun, interesting special events even if you don’t know anything about music! We hope you’ll join us.
First Fridays Ellicott City
May 6, June 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm (Monthly on Fridays)

Old Ellicott City Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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First Fridays Ellicott City

Bring the family for an evening of specials and sidewalk sales plus late night dining and entertainment in the Ellicott City historic district. Live music featuring the best of local talent 6pm – 8pm in front of the B&O Railroad. Feel free to bring a chair and enjoy.

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am – May 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairgrounds Road West Friendship, MD 21794

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Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is one of the largest festivals of its kind, celebrating all that is sheep or wool related. With over 275 vendors, more than 800 sheep, and workshops, food, and entertainment, there is something for everyone. Check out the sheep dog or sheep shearing demonstrations, learn how to prepare lamb, take a spinning class, or shop for a variety of fleece, yarn and roving. The Parade of Breeds will introduce you to a large variety of sheep breeds, and the Sheep to Shawl Contest will demonstrate shearing, carding, spinning, and weaving a final product in just a few hours. There are auctions and sales for sheep equipment, fiber equipment, and fleeces. You can get many new ideas from the beautiful products on display from our many competitions. Come join us for a fun-filled day!
Mother’s Day Weekend at Clark’s Elioak Farm
May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clark's Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Free hayrides for all mothers and grandmothers accompanied by a child.   Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers!!! Come enjoy our wonderful baby animals and their moms!! Gem mining and geode cracking are available, too. Kids can make a craft for their mothers and grandmothers. A fun activity for everyone.
“Hills of Milltown 5K"
Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Parking Lot F at the corner of Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (8394 Main Street). 

“Hills of Milltown 5K"

Ellicott City, Maryland
Lace up and race up the hills, down the valleys and around the winding streets through a quaint historic residential district and past 13 historic sites.
Presented by the Ellicott City Partnership, the “Hills of Milltown 5K" kicks off at 8:030 a.m. on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 in Parking Lot F at the corner of Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (8394 Main Street).
Great prizes including cash and Ellicott City related goodies!
Proceeds benefit the Beautification Fund of the Ellicott City Partnership and up to $1,000.00 will be donated to Blossoms of Hope, The Howard County Cherry Tree Project in support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. The Post Race Party will be held on the Courtyards of Tonge Row at Lot D with the award presentation at 9:30a.m.
To register online ($35 plus online fee) go to

Day of registration fee is $40.00
Packets may be picked-up in advance at Road Runner Sports on Saturday, May 7th from 2pm to 4pm. Special discounts at Road Runner on purchases that night!
For more information go to
The Ellicott City Partnership is a 501c 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the heritage and vitality of Historic Ellicott City while enhancing and creating economic growth.

Ed Lilley

Tea On The Tiber Mother's Day Tea


Treat your Mom to our annual "Mother's Day Tea" Event on May 8, 2016. Seatings are 11:00, 2:00 and 5:00. Call for your reservation. Seating is limited. 


Sparkling Cider
Warm Scones
Tea Sandwiches
Special Mother's Day Dessert
Full Pot of Tea

The price of $45.00 per person includes tax and tip.

Call for your reservation. Seating is limited.  410-480-8000


Lady Linda Jones
Tea On The Tiber

Horse Discovery Center Special Weekend at Clark’s Elioak Farm
May 14, 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clark's Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042

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To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, we will have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. We will provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child will make a stick horse to take home. Gem mining and geode cracking are available, too.
Whipps Annual Plant Sale
Friday May 13 & Sat, May 14, 2016

Friday May 13 & Sat, May 14,  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:  Large assortment of plants that attract Monarch and other butterflies; and certified day lilies. Talks on: Attracting Butterflies by Master Gardener Betty Walke and Growing Herbs by Master Gardener Sid Abel, both on Friday.  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, email or text Aleta Gravelle at 410-274-7795,
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2016 Columbia Triathlon
May 15, 2016

Centennial Park Ellicott City , MD / Michelle Lawrence 4109640202ext116

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2016 Columbia Triathlon
The Columbia Triathlon, is one of the most challenging and longest running triathlons in America. 2016 marks the 33rd year of this world-class event, a great tradition of the region and the sport. Triathletes from across the country and around the world converge on Howard County, MD for this widely acclaimed Olympic distance race that began in 1984 with 90 trailblazing athletes.
Opening reception for the artist Sunday, May 15, 5:00-8:00pm

Still Life Gallery, Ellicott City, Maryland


Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing
8173 Main St, Ellicott City MD 21043
(410) 461-1616

Please join us for a

Wine and Cheese Reception With The Artist

Sunday, May 15th, 5:00-8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Open Wed- Sun 11:00-6:00

Show runs April 29- Sept 17th, 2016. Maryland artist Alison Menke is a rising star in the world of Plein Air painting (“in the open air”). A superbly talented, dedicated and prolific young painter, she has captured the attention of collectors and art show judges around the country. In the past year alone she has won Best in Show and 1st Place four times at regional plein air painting competitions.

A Modern Impressionist working in oils, Alison is known for her dynamic compositions, luscious colors, facile brushwork, and attention to detail. As Still Life Gallery's best-selling artist, we are excited to present the 3rd solo show since 2014 of her new works.

See more images: artist-alison-menke/

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Lyme Care Resource Center An evening With Dr. John Aucott
May 18,2016 7-9 pm free

The Potel Room Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center 1525 Marriottsville Road Marriottsville, MD 21104 / register at 443-738-LCRC

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Lyme Care Resource Center An evening With Dr. John Aucott

"An inspiring and informative discussion about Lyme disease and the latest in Lyme disease research."
Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours
May 19, June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm (Monthly on Third Tuesday)

Howard County Welcome Center - Ellicott City 8267 Main St Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours

Howard County Tourism Spirit Tour $5.00 Discount

This tour takes you inside some of Ellicott City’s haunted locales and gives you the chance to enjoy a drink if you would desire as you listen to tour guides regale you with tales of paranormal activity and spooky occurrences. You must be 21+ to attend the Spirits of Ellicott City Tour.

Spring Craft Weekend at Clark’s Elioak Farm
May 21, 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Clark's Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042

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To celebrate Spring, we will have fun coloring and craft activities for the kids.  Join in the fun and see what great pictures and crafts you can create to take home.
Main Street Art Gallery Hop
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 6pm - 10pm

Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043

15 Year Anniversary of the Marine Corps League, SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084

On June 23, 2001, the Howard County Marine Corps League was born when 21 motivated Marines were awarded a charter by the Department of Maryland Commandant, thus making the Detachment 1084 official.  Our mission is to join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.

On June 23, 2016, our detachment, renamed the SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084, will celebrate its 15 year anniversary.  Our namesake, SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. was a Marine from Laurel, Howard County, Maryland who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (our nation's highest military honor) for heroism in the Vietnam War.

Over the last 15 years, we have organized and participated in numerous activities to support our mission and the community.
• Sponsored a Patriotism Essay.
• Awarded several thousand dollars in scholarships to outstanding Howard County graduates.
• Provided emotional support to wounded Marines in the hospital.
• Picked up hundreds of bags of trash as part of the Adopt-a-Highway Program.
• Volunteered in the Toys-for-Tots Program.
• Attended Marine Corps birthday ball celebrations.
• Provided a color guard to march in various local parades.
• Organized golf tournaments.
• Participated at various local town festivals.
• Donated hundreds of dollars and material goods to the Marines Helping Marines Program.
• Provided free lunches to veterans on Veterans Day.

Our detachment meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 1930 (7:30pm) at the Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472 located at 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.  We are always looking for new members.  For more information, see

138th Annual Clarksville Picnic sponsored by St. Louis Church
June 25, 2016, noon to 9pm

St. Louis Parish, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 / Tracy Mayer 410-531-6040

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Come to a day filled with kid's games, pony and hay rides, face painting, your favorite fair foods and sweet treats – Saturday, June 25, 2016, noon to 9pm!  There's also a magic show and lots of music.  There's plenty for the grown-ups to do – BINGO!, a Silent Auction, plant sale, hand-made crafts, White Elephant garage sale, and our $20,000 raffle to a name a few.  Enjoy our popular family-style chicken and pulled pork dinner with all the fixins' under the big tent.  Tickets for the dinner are $15 for adults, $6 for those 5-10, and kids under five eat free.  There is no admission charge to enter the picnic grounds.  We hope to see you there!!!

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Reyes Jewelry
Cash 4 Gold
Law Office of
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Lower Main
Main Street
Oriental Rugs
Italian Restaurant
HoCo Farm
Heritage Museum
Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
Maryland Landscape Supply (Platinum Sponsor)
Reyes Jewelry Exchange, Cash for Gold (Platinum Sponsor)
Law Office of Walter D. TY, LLC
Main Street Oriental Rugs, SAles and Repair - (Sponsor)
Portalli's Italian Restaurant (Platinum Sponsor)
Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
The Diamondback Tavern (Platinum Sponsor)
The Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast

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