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Here you will find out about events taking place in Ellicott City & the surrounding area. For a list of future events visit the Calendar of Events. We list all events for free and don't really have a deadline as such but the longer you are advertising, the better exposure you will get, so by all means send us your event and we'll be happy to post it for you & twitter it. Last time page was updated October 1, 2014 1:29 PM


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Main Street Oriental Rugs - Main Street Oriental Rugs has been in business since 1988. They started on the west coast, until they recently relocated to their store in historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Since moving to Maryland, Main Street Oriental Rugs has acquired an excellent selection of rugs from only the finest manufacturers. The owner, imports his inventory from a wide variety of locations, from all over the globe.
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Main Street Oriental Rugs Job Vacancy
is seeking a full-time or part-time associate

To join our team in our store located on Main Street in historic Ellicott City. The Sales and Marketing Associate position will be involved in both retail sales in our store as well as marketing through social media. The associate must be able to update the store's inventory online. Other duties related to the day to day operations of our business will be assigned.

References will be required. Pay will be $700 per week.

Main Street Oriental Rugs, 8290 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 - (410)313-9090

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Ellicott City Member Events & Announcements

The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
| http://www.winebinec.com/ | wine@winebinec.com |
The Wine Bin

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (PG)
September 27, 2014 - 9pm

The Wine Bin’s outdoor summer movies run Saturday nights from June through September. Parking lot closes an hour before show time. The Bin offers a wine tasting before each movie and has coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine. Bring a chair and a picnic. (and a blanket). The Bin offers popcorn and bottled water to benefit Voices for Children of Howard County. This evening’s movie will begin after Main Street Music Festival.

Organic Vintners
Wine Dinner

Tuesday, September 30, 6:30pm
With guest speaker Joshua Feinblum at The Catonsville Gourmet. Click to view the evening's menu.
Dinner is $80 per person, all-inclusive. Space is limited, so make your reservations early! Email: catonsvillegourmetreservations@yahoo.com or call 410-458-6518.


"World of Wines" Tasting and Sale

Thursday, October 2, 7-9pm
Featuring lavish hors d’oeuvres and 16 wines from around the world at Matthew's 1600 on Frederick Road. Click to view tasting menu.
To purchase tickets, call Matthew's 1600 at
410-788-2500. $35 per person in advance.


Last Yappy Hour of
the Season

Friday, October 3, 6-9pm
Join us for the last Yappy Hour of 2014! Bring your well-behaved dog to The Wine Bin and enjoy live music! Inside the store enjoy a wine and Parfections Chocolate tasting.


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 to get details on tastings, see what’s on tap, and exclusive discounts!



Patapsco Heritage Greenway Fall 2014 Calendar of Events  

Please check our updated calendar of events at http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/eventcal.html to confirm that the event has not been changed or if there are new additions to the calendar!    Want to register for an event now?  Go to https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dG50RGd4djdOeHh1TWUyLUdkLWVqblE6MA  

Stream Watcher Volunteer Training
Saturday, October 4, 10 am - 11:30 am
 Location: Historic Belmont Carriage House Conference Room, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge, MD 21075. Make a difference - Adopt a section of the lower Patapsco River or a stream near your home or a place you love to visit! Attend this free workshop to learn about how you can keep our streams clean and to monitor/report problems to local officials.   Pre-registration required. 

Final tree maintenance at Thistle Branch
Saturday, October 11. 10 am - 1 pm.
Location off Frederick Road in Catonsville. Wire fencing and posts will be removed, along with final weeding and mulching along this riparian buffer.

Columbus Day. PHG office closed.
Monday, October 13

Marking of tree locations
Wednesday, October 15
PHG staff or trained stream team volunteers only.

Prep work for Saturday, October 18 Tree Planting
Friday, October 17, 10 am - 2 pm
15 volunteers needed to help set up and receive tree supplies.

Tree Planting on Patapsco Valley State Park Land. Tentative location off Landing Road
Saturday, October 18, 10 am - 1 pm
Howard County - 100 volunteers needed.  

Tree maintenance for trees near Patapsco State Park Visitor's Center
Sunday, October 19, 1-4 pm
Location: Avalon Area of Park. Weeding and mulching will be conducted along this reforestation area near the river.  

Watershed cleanup
Saturday, October 25. 10 am - 1 pm.
Location TBA.  

Make up day for any previously scheduled event that was cancelled due to rain
Sunday, October 26, 1-4 pm

Marking of tree locations
Wednesday, October 29
PHG staff or trained stream team volunteers only.

Prep work for Saturday, November 1 Tree Planting
Friday, October 31, 10 am - 2 pm
15 volunteers needed to help set up and receive tree supplies.

Tree Planting on Patapsco Valley State Park Land. Tentative location near Lost Lake Area in Avalon Area.
Saturday, November 1. 10 am - 1 pm

100 volunteers needed.  

Stream Cleanup with Lockheed Martin Employees & other PHG Friends.
Saturday, November 8, 10 am - 1 pm
Location TBA. 

PATAPSCO VALLEY HERITAGE DAYS. More details on times and locations coming soon!
Saturday, November 8 - Benjamin Banneker's 283rd birthday celebration
Sunday, November 9 - The National Road: From Indian Trail to Interstate
Monday, November 10 - Catonsville Heritage Trails: from trollies to trails
Tuesday, November 11 - History of Patapsco State Park
Wednesday, November 12 - Dam Removal along lower Patapsco River
Thursday, November 13 - Native Americans in the Patapsco Valley
Friday, November 14 - Daniels: A Town Remembered
Saturday, November 15 - The True Nature of Ellicott City - a walking geology tour
Sunday, November 16 - Colonial holiday at Historic Belmont Manor

Tuesday, November 11
Veterans Day. PHG offices closed.

Saturday, November 15. 10 am - 1 pm
Watershed cleanup. Location TBA.
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Ellicott City Old Town Market
Every Saturday 2014, 9:00 AM

Little French Market Cafe, 3731 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, MD 21043

| https://www.facebook.com/LittleFrenchMarket |

We are PROUD to present the all-new... Ellicott City Old Town Market

The Ellicott City Old Town Market is a WEEKLY Community Food & Farmer Market on the Courtyards of
Tonge Row at the Little French Market & Parking Lot D in Historic Ellicott City.
The Ellicott City Old Town Market will be held

May 10th to November 8th 9am to 1pm

Check us out on Face Book, Twitter and On-line: www.EllicottCityOldTownMarket.com

End of Ellicott City Announcements & Member Events

Registration Open for Fall Arts Classes at Howard County Center for the Arts
Begins the week of September 8, 2014

| http://www.hocoarts.org/ |

Registration Open for Fall Arts Classes at Howard County Center for the Arts

The Arts Council's fall art programs begin the week of September 8 at the Howard County Center for the Arts

Registration has begun for Howard County Arts Council’s (HCAC) fall educational programs at the Howard County Center for the Arts (HCCA) in Ellicott City. HCAC offers classes and workshops for ages five to adult. Fall art programs, open to the public, begin the week of September 8, 2014.

A range of media and topics are offered including Saturday Art Studio and Bringing Books to Life for kids, Art School Portfolio for ages 13–16, and Intro to Drawing & Composition and Portraits: Pets & People for teens and adults. Ongoing weekly drop-in sessions for drawing and painting from portrait and life models are also available.

Registration and full class listings are available on HCAC’s website, www.hocoarts.org. Class brochures are available for pick-up at the Howard County Center for the Arts; or call 410-313-ARTS (2787) to request to have one mailed. Howard County Arts Council programs are subject to minimum and maximum numbers of students; early registration is recommended.

LWV County and Congressional Forum
October 2, 2014 - 6-9:30 pm

Banneker Room, George Howard Building and live on Comcast 99/44

LWV County and Congressional Forum

The League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold the third of three forums for the 2014 General Election that will be recorded for broadcast and hosted online. Co-Sponsors for this event include AAUW, ACS, Jack and Jill of Columbia, and HCCA.

The forum will feature all local candidates facing a challenger and Candidates for US Representative in District s2, 3,
and 7. Candidates will answer questions from the League of Women Voters of Howard County and their partner organizations, as well as from the audience.

October 2, 6-9:30 pm at the Banneker Room, George Howard Building.

The League of Women Voters of Howard County is a nonpartisan political organization which has worked since 1920
to engage people in government and impact public policy through education and advocacy.

Shred It! Howard County Invites Residents to Recycling Event
Saturday, October 4, 2014

The shredding event will be at Meadowbrook Park and Ride

Still holding onto tax info from 2002? Or medical records you no longer need? Howard County is hosting its fall shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 4, when residents can bring up to three bags or boxes of paper with sensitive information for safe, green disposal.

According to the Howard County Recycling Division, shredding paper shortens its fibers, requiring more effort to make new paper. To that end, citizens should only shred items with sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, date of birth, signatures, PINs, passwords and account numbers. Things that are OK to shred include federal and state tax documents, credit card and other household bills, pay stubs, insurance bills, medical records and mortgage documents, according to the county.

The following items will not be accepted at the shredding event: file folders, manila folders, junk mail, schoolwork, brochures, programs from events, coloring books, advertising, magazines and calendars.

Howard County residents can bring up to three bags or boxes of paper to be shredded on-site.

The rain-or-shine shredding event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Meadowbrook Park and Ride. To get there, take exit 1A off MD Route 100.





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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 79th Annual OLPH Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 12-7pm

| http://www.olphparish.org/ |

Join us Sunday, October 5 from 12-7pm for our 79th Annual Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner! Homemade Turkey Dinner, Games and Rides for the kids, Fall Harvest Store and More! All are welcome!

Annual Harvest Dinner
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 6:30 pm

4808 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, Maryland 21227 - tel: 410-242- 3261

| www.shelbournechurch.org |
Free for all ages.

Annual Harvest Dinner

Join us for our Annual Harvest Dinner, Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30 pm. Our delicious buffet dinner will include baked ham, roasted beef, baked chicken and wonderful, harvest-season side dishes and desserts.

We’ll enjoy special music and uplifting worship after dinner and crafts for kids. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. All are welcome. This event is free and hosted by our church family.

An Open House and Holiday Table Decorating Demo
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 P.M.

Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044

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Sponsored by the Longfellow Garden Club of Howard County will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia, MD 21044. No fee. For info, call M.Smith 443-803-4850.
Ellicott City Art Walk
October 11, 2014 - noon-6pm.

Ellicott City Art Walk

Local artists on display, galleries, food and drink. Trolley service to West End for more artstits. Lots of arts and lots of history to be seen. More info on www.ellicottcityartscoalition.com

Introduce your daughter to NASA astrogeologist Dr. Pamela “Pan” Conrad at Girls Get Science!
Please join us for the Great Adventure Lab’
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Northfield Elementary School. Ellicott City, Maryland

Register now: http://stem-girls-get-science-october-11-northfield.doattend.com/

Please join us for this wonderful event. It is absolutely inspiring to see girls laughing and having fun with other girls while learning about science and science carers from leading women scientists and engineers.

The Great Adventure Lab’s mission is to get more children excited about science and engineering at an early age, before others teach them to fear those subjects! We want to do this for girls as well as boys. Yet year after year, three-quarters of the students in our classes are boys.

We designed Girls Get Science help more girls build an early positive association with science and engineering. Studies have shown that as early as second grade, many girls are deciding that math is not for them, which certainly doesn’t bode well for their views on engineering and the sciences!  We hope that by reaching out to girls and their parents through events like these, we can help convince girls in our community that science is for everyone.

After three years of running these events, we have found that most girls absolutely love! science, robotics and programming once they try it, and some girls are more willing to try it in an all-girl environment. In one recent event, one mother’s major concern about her daughter was that her daughter was extremely interested in video game programming after taking one of our classes!

This event features inspiring speakers (like Pamela Conrad, NASA astrogeologist, pictured above!) and hands-on activities for girls.  Scroll down to see our speaker bios!

Event format: During the first hour, while girls in grades K-5 are participating in hands-on mini-workshops with The Great Adventure Lab’s fabulous instructors, our panel of women scientists and engineers will speak with parents about the experience of being a girl or young woman pursuing a career in science or engineering. There will be plenty of time for questions.

After the panel, the girls will rejoin their parents and have a chance to meet with our panelists to learn more about what these women do for a living! Our panelists prepare brief presentations that the girls will love!

This event’s workshop choices include will include Lego Engineers, Lego Robotics, Video Game Programming, Mindstorms and Young Engineers.

Tickets: $30 per parent-daughter pair, $45 for one parent and 2 daughters. Register now!

Our amazing guest speakers for the evening include:

Pamela “Pan” Conrad, Astrobiologist, NASA
Dr. Conrad studies rocks on other planets for signs of former life! She is the deputy principal investigator for the science lab that landed on Mars thanks to its ‘ride’ the Curiosity rover! The lab, called SAM (aka “Sample Analysis at Mars.”) is beaming new information to us from the red planet. Dr. Conrad loves to bring props to show and is really looking forward to sharing SAM’s findings with the girls.

As a geologist, Dr. Conrad has voyaged to some of the most extreme climates on earth, including Antarctica. In addition to speaking at conferences all over the world, Dr. Conrad, an avid scuba diver, appeared in Aliens of the Deep, by James Cameron, director of Titanic. She has a Master’s in Philosophy and Geology and a PhD in Geochemistry and Mineralogy. Oh. And she’s a former opera singer and television producer.

Sabrina Thompson: Aerospace and Flight Safety Engineer, NASA
Sabrina Thompson didn’t listen to her physics teacher when he told her she shouldn’t study mechanical engineering because it would be too hard for her. Now she has a degree as an aerospace engineer and works as a flight safety expert at NASA.

She encourages the next generation to pursue their dreams and refuse to settle for anything less than they are capable of achieving, just as many of those around her refused to let her settle. “They pushed me to limits I thought I could never cross and I am forever thankful,” she says. See her at left.

Dr. Jennifer Scott: Astronomist, Towson University
Dr. Scott studies materials that flow out of active galaxies (the ones with bright centers, believed to be caused by black holes). She gets here data from telescopes all over world and of course, from the Hubble telescope in space. She was inspired to study science after watching Carl Sagan’s PBS series Cosmos as a child.

Georgette Alexander-Morrison: Orbital Sciences Corporation
Ms. Alexander-Morrison works to make sure that the satellites in space stay in one piece and on course. She has worked on numerous projects over the years, including: the Hubble Space Telescope, the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer and the Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer.  She has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and a MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Local Modern Woodmen Members Plan Fundraiser for BWI USO Lounge
October 12, 2014

For more information, contact: Richard Bibbee, 301-991-7799, Richard.l.bibbee@mwarep.org

Modern Woodmen of America Summit Chapter members in Ellicott City, Md. will sponsor a fundraiser on 10/12/14, to benefit the BWI USO Lounge.
Plans for the fundraiser include: Matching Funds Raffle Ticket Sale, starting  on 10/12/14 at the 2nd Sunday Art Market in Ellicott City, Md. (3751 Hamilton St., near  Mat About You ) and continuing by accepting checks in the mail until 10/26/14 at 1:00 pm. Tickets will cost $1  each  or  6  for $5 . The money raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office, up to $2,500, through the fraternal organization’s Matching Fund Program and will be used as a restricted donation to USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore*   to purchase bottled water, food and supplies for our traveling service members.

The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need by holding fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute $9 million to community needs nationwide each year.
“With this project, every dollar truly counts,” says Bibbee, local Modern Woodmen contact. “It’s exciting to be involved in a project that is so important to our community.”
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, Summit Chapters provide fun and fulfilling experiences to fit the busy lifestyles of those 55 and over.
For more information or to get involved, contact Richard Bibbee  at  301-790-7799  or  Richard.l.bibbee@mwarep.org.
As a tax-exempt fraternal financial services organization, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment* products not to benefit stockholders but to improve quality of life for our members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide nearly $29 million and 1 million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.
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*Securities offered through MWA Financial Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Modern Woodmen of America. Member: FINRA, SIPC. Products are available in most states. Individual agents may not be licensed to sell all products. 
* USO-Metro by accepting donations from this fundraiser, does not endorse/approve any products/services of Modern Woodmen of America. Direct donations can be made to www.usometro.org, but will not be able to be counted towards this matching funds fundraiser.


Clark's Elioak Farm
April 1 to November 2, 2014

10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 - 410-730-4049

| Clark's Elioak Farm | Meats & Eggs (locally raised meat and vegetables) |
| clarkselioakfarm@hotmail.com |

Clark's Elioak Farm
Open Tuesday through Sunday  
Tuesday thru Friday:  10 am to 5 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Saturday & Sunday:  10 am to 5:30 pm (last admission 4 pm)
Closed Mondays (except we are open on Monday April 14,
Easter Monday--April 21, Memorial Day, Labor Day and all Mondays in October)

 A Petting Farm In the heart of Howard County. Petting farm animals * Hayrides * Cow Train Rides /  Pony Rides * Birthday Parties * Educational Tours. Enchanted Pine Tree Forest * Special Weekend Events / Enchanted Forest attractions

The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT to Educate Area Seniors on Latest Scams
Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs Investigator provides tips on identifying scams. On October 13, 2014, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement community under construction in Ellicott City, will host a free informational session about the latest scams targeting seniors.
During the event, Beth Silverman, an investigator with the Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs, will provide attendees with tips on recognizing scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Seating is limited for this event. To register, please visit www.millersgrant.org or call 877-900-6618.
WHEN/ WHERE: Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042 CONTACT: Amber Schilberg Sr. PR Account Manager Martino & Binzer (860) 678-4300 x237 aschilberg@goodbait.com
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 careretirement community on 50 acres off Frederick Road situated next to the Charles E. Miller
Foundation Monday at Tino's: Support the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
October 13, 2014 - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tino’s Italian Bistro, 8775 Centre Park Drive Columbia, MD 21045 410-730-TINO( 8466)

| http://tinositalianbistro.com/ | https://nfb.org/ |

Help Support the Howard County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland and Maryland Parents of Blind Children. We provide hope to the newly blind, opportunities for children to gain independence, encouragement to seniors losing vision, and the full participation of the blind in all aspects of community life. Reservations are recommended for dinner service. Please mention the NFB when making your reservations, carry out and delivery orders.

The Art of Aging: Three Secrets to Making Today the Best Day of Your Life
Tuesday, October 14 from 2 to 4 pm

Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City, MD 21042

| http://www.hclibrary.org/ |

Howard County's Department of Citizen Services invites you to attend "The Art of Aging: Three Secrets to Making Today the Best Day of Your Life" on Tuesday, October 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Miller Branch Library, 9421 Frederick Road in Ellicott City, MD 21042.
Co-sponsored by the Department's Office on Aging and the Howard County Library System, the free event features L. Andrew Morgan, director of marketing at Vantage House in  Columbia, who will present a three-step process that directs older adults to reconnect, reenergize, and refocus on their priorities during post-retirement years.
Participants will learn:
• How to assess your S.T.A.R. Qualities (Strengths, Talents, Abilities, and Resources)
• A proven strategy to overcome limiting negative beliefs about aging that may prevent you from pursuing meaningful activities.
• Tips on how to increase your self-confidence and clarity of purpose
• The secret to feeling a sense of accomplishment everyday
• How to replace an ineffective habit with an effective habit
• Ways to manage change and transition in your life.
Call 410-313-1950 for more information or directions. If you need this information in an alternate format or would like to request a sign language interpreter or other accommodations to attend, please call Maryland Access Point at 410-313-5980 one week in advance.
19th Annual John W. Holland Awards Dinner
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 - 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City

Award-winning CNN journalist Suzanne Malveaux will be the keynote speaker when the Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) honors Leadership Howard County at its 19th Annual John W. Holland Awards Dinner, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.

CAC provides services and programs to more than 20,000 residents of Howard County, including the Food Bank, Head Start and energy, housing and weatherization assistance. The dinner celebrates and recognizes all those who have helped CAC change the lives of Howard County residents who struggle with poverty.

Malveaux is CNN’s national correspondent, covering politics, national news, international events and culture. She was the White House correspondent for more than 10 years, covering presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Malveaux is a graduate of Harvard University and has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Leadership Howard County will be presented with the 2014 Humanitarian Award, recognizing the generosity and commitment of its members to make a difference in the community.
The Leadership Howard County Premier Class of 2014 will receive the 2014 Service Award, honoring the 50-member class for its exceptional spirit and dedication to helping nonprofits in Howard County.

Tickets are $75. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to CAC’s website, www.cac-hc.org or call 410-313-0703.

The Technology Aid Group presents its 2nd Annual Gala Spooktacular Fundraiser
October 25, 2014 - 6 PM to 11 PM

Ellicott City VFW Post 7472

This is an adults only costume party that will be held on October 25, 2014 at the Ellicott City VFW Post 7472.  There
will be great food, open bar (Beer and Wine Only), live music by Voodoo Yahoos and chances to win prizes.  Tickets
are $35 per admission.   To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit the event website at www.galaspooktacular.com.
MRHS Boosters 10th Annual Mustang 5K Stampede and 1-Mile Pony Trot
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00 am (Rain, snow or shine) 

Marriotts Ridge High School (Google Map), 12100 Woodford Dr, Marriottsville MD 21104

| http://www.mrhs-boosters.com/stampede |

Proceeds benefit the Marriotts Ridge High School Boosters Club supporting ALL extracurricular school activities!

Cost:   $25 online or by mail (postmarked by 10/20/14)
$30 at Packet Pick-up or Race Day Registration
1 Mile Pony Trot - $15 online or by mail (postmarked by 10/20/14)
$20 at Packet Pick-up or Race Day Registration

Registration:  Online: via Active.com - Click here to register (on or before 10/22/14)                      

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up: Saturday, October 25, 2014  7:30 AM - 8:30 AM at Marriotts Ridge High School track

HopeWorks' 8th Annual Hope Bowl!
Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.

Brunswick Zone Normandy in Ellicott City, MD

HopeWorks' 8th Annual Hope Bowl!

Hope Bowl is a family-friendly event where teams compete while raising awareness and critical funds for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Join us for an evening of fun and friendly competition featuring music, refreshments, raffles and great prizes. Hope Bowl will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at Brunswick Zone Normandy in Ellicott City. Grab your family, friends and co-workers and form a team today! Register for the event at wearehopeworks.org This event is brought to you by HopeWorks, Howard County’s sexual assault and domestic violence center. We are here for our clients completely. And we are agents of change. Hope build momentum and momentum creates change...when we work together. For more information about participating or sponsoring the Hope Bowl please contact us at 410.997.0304 or events@wearehopeworks.org

Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Long Gate Shopping Center, 4310 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, MD

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Families will come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises critically-needed funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland. This year, on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 27, 2014, the Y will host its Turkey Trot Charity 5K in Ellicott City (Long Gate Shopping Center, 4310 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, MD).

Each Y Turkey Trot will feature a 5K Run/Walk, and prizes will be awarded in each age group. Proceeds benefit children whose families can’t afford educational and enrichment opportunities that many kids take for granted, such as Y Preschool and Camp. Evergreen Health is the Title Sponsor.

The Turkey Trot Charity 5K is the perfect event for the entire family to get some exercise before the big feast, and join others to put more “thanks” and “giving” into Thanksgiving by supporting struggling families in the community.

Register online at http://www.ymaryland.org until Monday, November 24, 2014 or at your local Family Center Y until Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  Registration closing times on the 26th (and locations) vary, please see website for details.

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