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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 May 25, 2016 2:58 PM


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!

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What's Up This Week? at The Vintage Vault & Gallery

Mondays - Now Open!

This Thursday, May 19th - Girls Night Out

This Saturday Afternoon, May 21st - Sue Langert Gallery Reception

This Saturday Evening, May 21st - Main Street Gallery Hop

 & All Summer Long - Daily Sidewalk Sales During Nice Weather 

Happy Mondays

Now open 6 days a week

11 am - 5 pm

(closed Tuesdays)


Shop our online store 24/7

Jewelry & Art Collections to be added this week!

Thursday - Girls Night Out

Look what we're featuring:

Group vintage photo booth

Free lavender sachet or

Victorian postcard with purchase 

Free glass of wine

Saturday, 1 to 5 PM

Meet modern impressionist 

Sue Grim Langert

Enjoy wine & refreshments 

& see Sue's latest work!

Saturday, 6 to 10 PM

Enjoy the

1st Annual Gallery Hop

An evening stroll, wine & desserts, beautiful art and late night shopping...

What could be better?

Visit our Gallery & Enjoy the Newest Works

Old Fashioned Sidewalk Sales

We have hundreds of items that will be on sale all summer long

all 25% OFF

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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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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.

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.


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.

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting Topic: Producing A Reliable Family History
June 8, 2016 @ Wednesday 7-9pm

An Appellate Judge Discusses Genealogical Evidence.  Guest speaker:  Adrian J. Gavelle, Retired Senior Judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals.  Presentation includes guidelines for evaluating genealogical evidence and suggest methods of resolving conflicts in evidence  Topics include how legal standards and concepts can be applied to genealogical research, discussion of current standard of proof used by the genealogical community and how to think and write like a judge in producing a reliable and accurate family history.  All free, refreshments provided, everyone welcome.  If seniors centers are closed the meeting will be cancelled.

Help desk: 3rd Sat monthly at the Miller Library Ellicott City 1-4pm 2nd floor Howard County Historical Society Room

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

Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy
June 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

St. Paul Church at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City, MD

Celebrate the Year of Mercy with this story of mercy and forgiveness. The script for "Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy" is created solely from selections from Divine Mercy In My Soul, the Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska. The texts are not read, but dramatically portrayed in the persona of Sister Faustina. The stories of the Diary come alive!  She will perform on June 11th at St. Paul Church at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City at 7:00 PM. Free-will offering. No tickets needed. Appropriate for all ages.
Artists Chuck Aaron, Allen Alexopulos, Max Crownover and Jim Oliver Present “Elegant Woodturnings”
June 12, 2016 - June 23, 2016

Robin Holliday, Owner/Curator, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery 8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Gallery: (410) 461-3505 - Cell: (410) 782-5677

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Maryland Woodturning Artists Chuck Aaron, Allen Alexopulos, Max Crownover and Jim Oliver have an affinity for turning locally found wood - recovered from downed trees that would otherwise be landfilled or used as firewood – into beautiful artifacts.  
Their art show will run from 12 June to 23 June 2016 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, 8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 with the opening reception on Sunday, 12 June from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Allen Alexopulos - Master Woodturner - has been creating custom woodturning art in his studio in Annapolis, Maryland since 2001.  Allen's artistic goal is to highlight as much of the natural figure, texture and color from the wood as possible.  Simple shapes combined with graceful curvatures amplify the beauty of his turnings.  Although Allen has explored many areas of woodturning, his principal repertoire includes natural edged vessels, lidded boxes with ornate finials, hollow forms and formal vessels.
Chuck Aaron is an accomplished woodturner from Columbia, Maryland who creates beautiful bowls, hand-crafted pens and other wooden art.  Chuck’s art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him.   His woodturning engenders objects that show the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.   
Max Crownover creates art using both wood and metal in his studio in Columbia, Maryland.  He has loved working with wood for as long as he can remember and has done a variety of woodworking, including building and refinishing furniture. Max creates bowls, wall hangings and other items.
Jim Oliver – an accomplished Woodturner - is a resident of Oella, Maryland (the historic portion of Ellicott City lying east of the Patapsco River).  Jim began woodturning after his retirement from the Agricultural Research Service in 2004.  As a retired chemist, Jim still enjoys experimenting, and investigating new stains and wood conditioners that may permit utilization of spalted and highly figured woods that would otherwise be unsuitable for use.  
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is a privately owned gallery with an eclectic, up-lifting collection of the original creations of over 40 local artists whose work includes:  Paintings, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Glass & Mosaics, Jewelry, Ceramics, Woodturning, and Fiber & Wearable Art.  

Hours are Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (open later on weekends).  For more information, please contact the Gallery’s Owner/Curator - Robin Holliday directly at (410) 782-5677 or the Gallery at (410) 461-3505 or email  Our website is and our Facebook page is

Several images are attached:
Image 1 – Chuck Aaron - Natural Edged Bowl
Image 2, 3 & 4– Allen Alexopulos - Sculpture, Natural Edged Vessels, Lidded Boxes with Ornate Finials
Image 5 – Max Crownover - Wall Hanging
Image 6 – Jim Oliver - Vase

Grand Opening of WAXUALITY
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 9am - 7pm

3211 Corporate Ct., Ellicott City, MD

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Grand Opening! Lots of Prizes, Food, Waxing Specials and Giveaways throughout the day!

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!!!

Summer Madness Celebration & Expo
Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Howard County Fairgrounds - 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794

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About the Summer Madness Celebration & Expo

This community event was designed to celebrate all the joys of summer, which for many of us represent playtime, new memories with family and friends, vacation, breaks from school, fashion and other shopping. We've managed to bring in summer madness under one roof for the day, and we invite you to join in the fun! This is a family friendly event.

Who should attend this event? Small business owners, consultants, youth and adult community members, local officials, and the media. This is a celebration for all to partake in! For those who have attended our Small Business Saturday events, this is a similar model, but on a larger scale.

Why are we hosting this event? This event is brought to you by Divinity Affairs, a division of Exceptional Business Solutions, LLC. Learn more about us by visiting our sites and social media profiles. Divinity Affairs was launched with one goal... to bring people together through our marketing and event initiatives for social event types.  From weddings to expos, we strive to bring in elements of fun, innovation, and celebration...period! We know the importance of community and collaboration, and have been managing events, marketing and business management strategies for small businesses, non-profits, and families for more than 2 decades!  Oh, and this division likes to party so prepare yourselves for a funky good time!!

What will the event entail? We're glad you asked! There will truly be something for everyone.

  • Thumbs Up Party Planning will provide face painting, glitter tattoos and other games for the kiddies!

  • Kelsey's Kloset will host a fashion show featuring the very adorable styles from her shop in Laurel, MD!

  • We'll also have shopping with 30+vendors and sponsors!

  • Live demonstrations for yoga and more!

  • Entertainment, dj, and more!

  • Lots of door prizes!

Performance Opportunities

Are you interested in performing at our event? We'd love to have you! If you're a local singer, dance company, martial arts company, magician, or other community based artist, please email us to express your interest. 

Come Out to Meet and Shop Your Vendors

We are looking for the following vendor types: jewelry, makeup, stylists, barbers, bakeries, entertainers, hotels, bed & breakfasts, daycare providers, clothing, accessories, technology, realtors, loan officers, model instructors, fashion designers, dance companies, weight loss programs, personal trainers, bartenders, videographers, life coaches, business coaches, corporate gift basket companies, printers, florists, artists, authors, publishers and more!

All vendors will be listed here as they register:

  • Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • It Works
  • Tyra Beauty
  • Younique

Our sponsors will be promoted on the Facebook Event Page!

A huge expression of gratitude to all of our vendors and sponsors!

Additional door prize and other sponsorship opportunities are available. Email Tya Bolton with your interest at


What are my payment options for purchasing goods from vendors?

Every vendor will have a variety of ways to pay so be sure to bring cash, credit cards, and checks.

What are my transportation/parking options for this event?

Please reference the map located on this event page.  There is plenty of parking available in a complimentary parking lot.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact Tya Bolton at or by phone at 877.410.3249, ext. 201.

How do I share this event on social media?

Click the social media icons on the top of this registration page and share via your profiles and pages. Be sure to use the event hashtag, #SummerMadness and tag @TyaBolton.

Please note, in the spirit of ensuring we have an exciting, fun-filled, drama free event, we may exercise the right to decline / refund vendor signups whenever there is a conflict of interest of any sort. Vendor and sponsor registration fees are non-refundable. However, you may move your credit to a future event to occur within a year as long as you provide a written request more than 7 days prior to the event date.

Don't forget to register by Friday, 07/22/16 and bring your friends and family.

See you there!

Please support this site by visiting our Sponsors listed below, thank you!
Landscape Supply
Reyes Jewelry
Cash 4 Gold
Law Office of
Walter D. TY, LLC
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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