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Professional Vision's $25 / $60 off Designer Glasses, $125 off New Frames


Historic Ellicott City Spring Fest / Music Fest April 25, 2015 Noon - 7:30pm


Grand Opening of Time Warp Media Video Games April 25, 2015 @ 10am


Art Gallery Reception With Painter Antonia Burns Sunday April 26 4-7pm


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Join Us in Ellicott City this Saturday for our annual
Spring Fest Celebration!!


The stop by our restaurants for some great food and drink....
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We look forward to seeing you!

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The Staff at Portalli's & The Diamondback Tavern


The Diamondback Tavern
3733 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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8085 Main St.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
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Visit the Howard County Historical Society Museum
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays 1:00-5:00PM

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Visit the Howard County Historical Society Museum

The Howard County Historical Society Museum is located at 8328 Court Avenue off Main Street in Ellicott City.

Please call 410-480-3250 if you wish an appointment.


PINK PLATE SPECIALS* @ Kelseys

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For the month of April, your purchases of these items will support The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at HC General Hospital

Anytime Specials
Salmon Burger*
$12.99

Dinner Specials
Available after 4pm

Maple Glazed Salmon* $17.99

Pecan Crusted Rockfish $19.99

Teriyaki Pork Chop $17.99

Featured Cocktail
Pink Drink*”
Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka
soda water, grapefruit juice.$6.50


Clark’s Elioak Farm Baby Animal Weekend
April 25-26, 2015

Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-730-4049

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Come see all the new babies we have at the farm this year.  Lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings, piglets We’ve got them all!!!


Free Boot Camp
April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am (weekly on Saturday untill November 15)

Centennial Park (Pavilion H) 10000 Maryland 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042

We are inviting the entire community to join us for the FREE “Boot Camp in the Park”  Now in our 4th year! 35 weeks of FREE Boot Camp in the Park from March 21 – November 15

“Boot Camp in the Park”
Saturday, 8am-9am
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

Free Boot Camp

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

Learn about our Guinness World Record

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.

Please read and sign the Terms of Agreement and Official Release and bring a copy with you to the park


Earth Day: Make A Difference
April 25, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Howard County Conservancy 10520 Old Frederick Road Woodstock, MD 21163 / Devon Kosisky 410-465-8877

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Earth Day: Make A Difference

8am- Bird Walk with Mike Kerwin and the Howard County Bird Club. Join the experts listening for – and spotting – as many as 50 different bird species! This is migrating time – it’s a great morning for seasoned bird watchers and first timers to hike our trails, have fun, and learn from each other.

9am-1pm- Service Projects- Join the Conservancy for this annual day of service where participants will be planting trees, removing non-native invasive plants and cleaning up our streams. The Howard County Master Gardeners will be holding a plant sale during this event. 11:30am – 12:30pm there will be a children’s craft in the picnic area. FREE!


Animal Advocates Annual Yard Sale
April 25, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Centennial High School Cafeteria 4300 Centennial Lane Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Animal Advocates Annual Yard Sale
Huge, multi-family Yard Sale indoors at Centennial High School! Rain or Shine! All proceeds save the lives of local animals, reduce pet over-population, and prevent animal suffering. Bake Sale, too!
PHG 2014 Spring Environmental Events
(check out our webpage at http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/eventcal.html for updated information; if
you plan to attend, please register to make sure you get additional details about the event before you arrive!)

Invasive Plant Removal
Saturday, April 25, 9 am - 1 pm
at Belmont Area, in partnership with Howard County Conservancy and Patapsco Valley State Park. Location: along Belmont Woods Road in Elkridge.

and at the same time...

Wavyleaf Basketgrass Workshop at Belmont Area, in partnership with Towson State University, Howard County Conservancy and Patapsco Valley State Park. Location: along Belmont Woods Road in Elkridge. If you have a smart phone or GPS and want to help with a Towson State University study to track wavyleaf basketgrass which is spreading throughout the Patapsco River Valley area, come to this 30 minute workshop to learn how to use the free application and then take a hike to try to locate where it is spreading! To learn more about this project and to download a copy of the free application before you attend, go to http://heron.towson.edu/wavyleaf/home/ 

Watershed Clean Up
Sunday, April 26, Time- 10 - 1:00
Location TBA

Patapsco Valley State Park Fun Day
Sunday, April 26, 1-4 pm
 Avalon Area. Come and visit PHG's exhibit and enjoy all the festivities and get in the park free! For more information, email Donna Seymour at donna.seymour@maryland.gov . Pick up a bag of trash along the river and get a special reward from the Patapsco Heritage Greenway!

Earth Week Workshop: Invasive Plants - what are they and how to get rid of them
Tuesday, April 28, 7-8 pm 
 Location - Belmont Carriage House, 6553 Belmont Woods Road, Elkridge. Guest Speaker is renowned Maryland invasives expert Marc Imlay, recent award winner of the 2014 "Volunteer/Terrestrial Award" from the
Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council of Maryland will give a short talk about key invasive plants in the area and what we can do to combat them. Visit our partners (Sierra Club, Towson State University, Tree Savers of Catonsville and Howard County Conservancy) to learn more about what you can do to help combat invasives in your area.

TENTATIVE Watershed/Nature Scavenger Hunt with Children's Manor Montessori School
Friday, May 1,2014
Participation restricted to PHG Trained stream team volunteers and Montessori kindergarten class and parents/teachers.

TENTATIVE Watershed Clean Up
Friday, May 1. 12-4 pm
Location TBA.

Watershed Clean Up
Saturday, May 2 , 10 am - 2 pm
Location TBA.

Watershed cleanup with Structural Inc. Employees. 
Friday, May 15, 1-4 pm. (Rain date Friday, May 22) 
Location TBA. Other volunteers also welcome.

Come and join us!

Grand Opening - Time Warp Media Video Games
April 25, 2015 @ 10am

Middle Main Street - Ellicott Square

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Time Warp Media Video Games
Vendors, Exhibitors Sought for Howard County’s 7th annual WomenFest
Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Do you offer products and/or services that promote health, wellness, fashion and beauty and are designed to inspire women to live a more balanced, healthy and fulfilled life? If so, then be sure to apply for a spot at this year’s Department of Citizen Services’ WomenFest. Back for its 7th consecutive year, this signature wellness event for women will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gary J. Arthur Community Center in Glenwood, 2400 Route 97 in Cooksville. Admission and parking are free.
Coordinated by the Department’s Office on Aging, last year’s WomenFest attracted 600 participants and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors. This year’s event will feature an interactive day with free health screenings and engaging seminars and workshops on topics including self-defense, painting on canvas, heart health, financial wellness and keeping relationships strong.
This year’s keynote address – “Build Your Healthy Tomorrow, Today!” – will be presented by Lynne Brick, President of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, Inc. This motivating and inspiring presentation will help attendees focus on their journey to health and happiness in three easy steps.
Vendor and exhibitor applications, sponsorship opportunities and full event details are available online at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest. Applications may be faxed to 410-313-5950 or mailed to: WomenFest 2015, c/o Donna Tugwell, Howard County Office on Aging, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 211, Columbia, MD 21046.
For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at www.howardcountyaging.org/WomenFest, follow the Department’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HoCoCitizen) or contact Courtney Barkley at 410-313-5957 or cbarkley@howardcountymd.gov.
The Mt. Hebron Nursery School Parent Group invites you to its 31st Annual Spring Fair
Saturday April 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church on Mt. Hebron Drive in Ellicott City, MD

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Rain or shine at the Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church on Mt. Hebron Drive in Ellicott City. There will be entertainment, moon bounces, face painting, games with prizes, a Mother’s Day Secret Shop, Pony Rides, food, a Bake Sale and a Plant Sale.  There will also be a silent auction and mystery balloons. Tickets for games and activities may be purchased at the Fair.  
The Wine Bin

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City

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Staff Picks

2013 Coté Est, France $14
2013 Apaltagua Chardonnay, Chile $15
2014 Bellevue Rose, Loire $13
2012 Charles Brotte Syrah, France $10
2012 Valpane Rosso Pietro, Italy $16
2012 Pedroncelli Zinfandel, Sonoma $20
Regularly $88, Six Pack Price $74

 

 

Spring Celebration

Saturday, April 25, 12-7:30pm
Bring the family to down and celebrate Earth Day at Ellicott City's annual Spring Celebration!
Main Street will offer live music featuring 25+ bands on 4 stages! Hang out with friends at the craft beer gardens, enjoy sidewalk shopping and dining, and bring the whole family for free Earth Day activities.

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Save the Date to Join The Wine Bin Team

Saturday, May 23 
Mark your calendars, the 5th Annual Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge is coming up, and we want you on our team! Click to learn moreabout the race.
The Hills of Milltown benefits beautification projects in the historic district of Ellicott City and Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

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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 for details on tastings, what’s on tap, and exclusive discounts!

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Historic Ellicott City Spring Fest
April 25, 2015 @ Noon - 7:30pm

Main Street Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 443-240-2060

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Spring Fest bursts on the scene along Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.

The following information is from:
http://visitellicottcity.com/SpringFest/

Held from noon - 8pm throughout our historic district. Our independently owned shops and restaurants will feature special festival day sales and specials!

Main Stage
(located in Lot D behind LaPalapa's)

12:20-  1:00 Fat Man Cat Bite
1:20 - 2:00 Radio Monkey
2:20 - 3:05 Golden Guns
3:25 - 4:15 Willies Light
4:35 - 5:35  Tillers Prospect
6:15 - 7:30   Soul Island Rebels

Food & Drink

A variety of wines and locally brewed Heavy Seas Beer will be available.  Due to our  liquor permit, no outside alcohol may be brought in.   Our local restaurants will be there so you won't miss a minute of the fun.

LaPalapa - Tacos!  Your  choice of grilled steak or chicken

Little French Market - Hot dogs with optional chili & cheese, both vegan and traditional chicken salad, pulled pork sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, soda & water

Matcha Time Cafe Yakisoba (Japanese lo mein noodle),Guy-don (Beef over the rice), assorted bottled Japanese teas & sodas

Portalli's  Grilled sausage sandwiches with  peppers & onion, Smoked turkey legs, popcorn

River House Pizza - located in the courtyard at Tonge Row near the Main Stage -  wood fired artisan pizza made fresh to order

ScoopAAHdeedoo Ice Cream is now open!  Located in the courtyard at Tonge Row near the Main Stage

Shopping
Visit our guest vendors!

BU Naturals
Catonsville Cooperative
Here's Your Design
Jamberry
Music 4 More
Nick's Backfire Seasoning & Spice
Solar City
Stella Blue Handmade
Sunflower Trading
Wicked Concoctions
Wind River Clothinng
Wise Women of 31

Kids Crafting Area at the Main  Stage (Lot D)

U-pcycled Crafts include: 
  Butterfly plus Paper flower making and Clothespin dragonflies

Games:
Ring toss, Hula hooping, Coloring easels, Sidewalk chalk drawing

Let There Be Rock Stage
(also located in Lot D behind LaPalapa)

Listen to the next generation of musicians from the Let There Be Rock School. 

1:00-1:20 - Fiery Dragons
2:00-2:20 - Why Me!!
3:05-3:15 - OUTTHERE
3:15-3:25 - B.V.D
4:15- 4:35 - The What?
5:35-5:55 - The Dismissed
5:55- 6:15 - Unknown Causes

Wine Bin Stage
(located in the parking lot of The Wine Bin)

12 - 12:45   The Wafflers
1:05 -1:50   Sean K Preston
2:10 - 2:55  Mark Whiskey and the Sours
3:15 - 4:15   Smoke N' Mangos
4:35 - 5:35  Bendt Fendyr
6- 7:30        Dirty Secret

Food & Drinks
A variety of wines and locally brewed Heavy Seas Beer will be available.  Due to our  liquor permit, no outside alcohol may be brought in.   Our local restaurants will be there so you won't miss a minute of the fun.

LaPalapa - Tacos!  Your  choice of grilled steak or chicken

Little French Market - Hot dogs with optional chili & cheese,  chicken salad, pulled pork sandwiches, chocolate chip cookies, soda & water

Family Activities

Log Cabin Activity Area located near the Wine Bin Stage.  Up-cycled Crafts include:  Daffodil flower making and Happy Spiders

Games:
Bean bag toss plus Face painting too!

Tiber Stage
(located in Tiber Park on lower Main St)

12 - 12:45   Cousin John
1:05 - 1:50  We are Stone Mason
2:10 - 2:55  The Racket
3:15 - 4:00  4ThaGruv
4:20 - 5:00 Club Malbec

Food & Drinks
A variety of wines and locally brewed Heavy Seas Beer will be available.  Due to our  liquor permit, no outside alcohol may be brought in.   Our local restaurants will be there so you won't miss a minute of the fun. Food provided by The Rumor Mill Restaurant

Kids Activities

Our Festival is fun for the whole family!  All children's activities will be in full swing noon - 5pm and are FREE unless otherwise noted.

Kids Crafting Area at the Main  Stage (Lot D)

U-pcycled Crafts include: 
  Butterfly plus Paper flower making and Clothespin dragonflies

Games:
Ring toss, Hula hooping, Coloring easels, Sidewalk chalk drawing

Log Cabin Activity Area located near the Wine Bin Stage

 Up-cycled Crafts include:  Daffodil flower making and Happy Spiders

Games:
Bean bag toss plus Face painting too!

The Trolley
Will run from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm in a continuous loop.

Stops:
Parking Lot D - BEHIND THE WELCOME CENTER
Corner of Main Street & Ellicott Mills
George Howard Bldg Lot
Circuit Courthouse Parking Lot


Women’s Journey
April 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Charles E. Miller Library 9421 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042 / Nina Basu 4109359279

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Join us for our symposium “Women’s Journey”
Please join the Howard County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charles E. Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Panel discussion moderated by Korva Coleman, NPR newscaster, featuring

Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Communications Director, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers,
Renee Foose, Superintendent, Howard County Public School System,
Brenda McChriston, CEO, Spectrum HR Solutions,
Mary Ann Scully, Chairman, President, and CEO, Howard Bank, and
Mary Kay Sigaty, Chair, Howard County Council.
Breakout sessions will follow the discussion panel. Light fare and coffee served. For more information or accommodations call 410-313-6400 (voice/relay) or email women@howardcountymd.gov Seating is limited! Register on our website.


April Farm Tours and Baked Goods
Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 1-3pm

3950 White Rose Way Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Suggested donation: $10/adult and $5/child Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco-Retreat
Howard County Historic Society Event
Steam Punk Spring Formal with Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings

April 25, 2015 @ 7-9pm

Howard County Historic Society Museum, 8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-480-3250

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Steam Punk Spring Formal with Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings. $20.


 

Woodstock Bike Fest & Outdoor Rock Concert
April 26, 2015 @ 12-5pm

The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 / 410.750.3673

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A wonderful event for motorcycle enthusiasts featuring, beer garden, BBQ, air guitar contest and modern country and rock band Red Dirt Revolution


Still Life Gallery Event
Art Gallery Reception With Painter Antonia Burns- Female, Feline, Fabulous!

Sunday April 26 4-7pm


THE ARTIST,  8" x 10", acrylic on masonite

Female, Feline, Fabulous!

 
 The Art of Antonia Burns

Wine and Cheese Reception With the Artist
Sunday, April 26, 4-7pm


Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing 
8173 Main St Ellicott City MD 21043
(410) 461-1616
        www.StillLifeGallery.net
 
A self-taught artist, Antonia Burns has been called a Visionary, an Outsider, and a Folk artist. Her fresh and funny take on women (often with their cats) combines humor, surrealism, and whimsy. Part Matisse, part Rousseau, part Frida, but always herself, Antonia infuses her art with vibrant color and a spontaneous energy, creating vignettes of dreamy, happy, wistful places that all women can relate to.
 

Located in the heart of Ellicott City’s charming Historic District, Still Life Gallery showcases a large curated selection of original paintings, prints and sculpture by premier local and regional fine artists in a variety of styles, which rotate continually.

We also feature a stunning collection of out-of-the-ordinary jewelry! Our on-site custom frameshop has a 30-year legacy of expert design and museum-quality workmanship, with all work performed on-site by a Master Framer.

Gallery Hours: Open Wed-Sun 11:00am-6:00pm
Good news re parking: All parking meters in the Historic District, including Main St, have been discontinued! All parking is now FREE! On Main St, a 2 hr time limit applies from 10am-6pm


CATWALK, 12" x 9",  acrylic on masonite
PRETTY IN PINK, 24" x 18"  acrylic on canvas
THE MENU,  24" x 12" acrylic on canvas
TEMPTATION, 14" x 11", acrylic on canvas
FLOWERS IN A PURPLE VASE, 24" x 30",  acrylic on canvas
IN THE LIBRARY WITH CATS, 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
RAPTOR, 11" x 14", acrylic on canvas
CHEERS, HONEY! 8" x 8", acrylic on masonite
 

Howard County Concert Orchestra
April 26, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

St. John's Episcopal Church 9120 Frederick Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

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$25/person. Under 18 free with paying adult.

Howard County Concert Orchestra

The Howard County Concert Orchestra under the direction of Ronald Mutchnik presents “A Baroque Feast,”
with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and more.
Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s Be A Hero fundraiser
Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m. VIP reception @ 6:00 p.m. Main event

Power Plant Live! 34 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) will host its second annual Be A Hero fundraiser to raise both necessary funds for the Center and awareness of its mission and services. The evening will begin with a VIP reception followed by the main event featuring a cocktail hour, seated dinner, high-end raffles and keynote speaker Robin Quivers, who was born in Baltimore and is best known as the news anchor on the popular Sirius XM radio program “The Howard Stern Show.” Quivers is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

REGISTRATION: Tickets & tables available online at www.bcaci.org starting January 27.
                                                $175 Main event
                                                $250 VIP reception (includes meet & greet with Robin Quivers)
                                                $1,500 Main event table                                              
$2,500 Corporate-level table (includes 10 Main event tickets, two VIP tickets, corporate logo on table, favorable table placement and logo in program booklet)

DONATIONS:     To make a gift in honor of Be A Hero, please call 443-984-3013 or email jtrust@bcaci.org.


ManneqART Announces 2015 Events Schedule
April 30, June 21, September 12-26, September 27, 2015

ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
 
March 28-29 Sculpture on the Human Form Workshop for students and beginning artists
April 30--Artworks entry deadline
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

For more information about entering or supporting the 2015 competition,  go to the ManneqART website at www.manneqart.org, email info@manneqart.org or call 301.725.5555


Challenge Trivia
April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

The White Oak Tavern Enchanted Forest 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410.680.8974

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Challenge Trivia

Join us every Thursday for Trivia @ 7pm. Test your knowledge, enjoy a few beers and have a good time with friends & family. Top 4 teams win house cash! Call 410.680.8974 to reserve your spot!
First Fridays Ellicott City
May 1, 2015 @ 5-9pm

Historic Ellicott City, 8267 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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First Fridays Ellicott City

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!


Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
May 2, 2015 @ 9:00 am – May 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

Howard County Fairgrounds 2210 Fairgrounds Road West Friendship, MD 21794

| Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival |
Suggested donation $5.00

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 250 vendors, more than 600 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!
Clark’s Elioak Farm Teddy Bear Farm Visit
May 2-3, 2015

Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-730-4049

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Bring your bears! Free hayrides for all children who bring a teddy bear. Teddy bear contest at 1 PM and 3 PM Sat and Sun. Folk singing with Tony McGuffin from Noon to 4 PM both days. Also, take your bears to meet the seven dwarfs and enjoy the hands-on experience of GEM MINING.  Purchase a bucket of enriched ore and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too.


The Beaverbrook Community is having its annual yard sale
Saturday, May 2nd from 8-12:00 (Raindate May 9th).

Beaverbrook is located in Columbia at the intersection of Route 108 and Centennial Lane. Signs will be placed throughout the community to direct buyers to participating homes.


Pint Night
May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The White Oak Tavern Enchanted Forest 10030 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042 / Clare Frey 410.680.8974

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Pint Night

Join the fun EVERY Tuesday for Pint Night at The White Oak Tavern @ 7pm.

Enjoy $5 pours from the brewery & keep the brewery glass with your first purchase. A representative from the brewery will be on hand to talk all things beer.

Plus, they usually always bring give-a-ways. You can also enjoy chef driven house-made pizza for $10.

April 21st – Smuttynose Brewery
April 28th – Starr Hill Brewery
May 5th – RAR Brewery
May 12th – Abita Brewery
May 19th – Sly Fox Brewery
May 26th – New Belgium Brewery


 

Support Group for Friends & Families of Homicide Victims
May 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Howard County State's Attorney's Office 3450 Court House Drive Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Wayne Kirwan 410-313-3153

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Support Group for Friends & Families of Homicide Victims

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office hosts a bi-weekly support group for families and friends of homicide victims. The group meets every other Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Carroll Building, located on the Howard County government campus at 3450 Courthouse Dr., Ellicott City.

The group is sponsored by the Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center (MCVRC), a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to serving the interests of crime victims in Maryland through dedicated advocacy and support services. The meetings provide an opportunity for group members to share experiences, coping techniques and fellowship, in an understanding and empathetic setting, and to help participants combat feelings of depression and alienation. Meetings will be facilitated by MCVRC’s Susan Bearns. Light refreshments will be served.

No registration is necessary to participate. For more information or to inquire about the next meeting date, call the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Victim/Witness Unit at 410-313-3153 or e-mail the unit at sao@howardcountymd.gov.


 

Clark's Elioak Farm

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

| Clark's Elioak Farm | Meats & Eggs (locally raised meat and vegetables) |
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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



Annual Plant Sale
Clark’s Elioak Farm Mother’s Day Weekend
May 9-10, 2015

Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-730-4049

| http://www.clarklandfarm.com/ |

Free hayrides for all mothers and grandmothers accompanied by a child.   Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful mothers!!!


Ellicott City Old Town Market
Every Saturday May 9, 2015 to Oct. 31, 2015 @ 9am-1pm

Ellicott City Old Town Market

Every Saturday within Historic Ellicott City -  where you may buy local, eat healthy farm-fresh foods and goods, enjoy live, local music and more! EVERY SATURDAY . May 9-Oct. 31 . 9am-1pm . Uptown at the Wine Bin . Midtown at the Little French Market . Historic Ellicott City, MD

SUMU-SU
A Columbia based soap company will be there. For more info, please visit www.sumususoap.com


Second Sunday Art Market
Second Sunday of each month, April through November
Sunday from 11:00am - 4:00pm

May 10, 2015

Parking Lot D, Historic Ellicott City, MD

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Second Sunday Market

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.


Good Food: The Ingredient to Aging Well and Achieving Longevity?
Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. EDT

  First Lutheran Church – Fellowship Room, 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

Amber Schilberg Senior PR Account Manager (860) 678-4300 x 273
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***MEDIA ALERT***
Dr. Stephen Schimpff and Dr. Phyllis Famullaro will provide tips to area seniors on the correlation between aging and healthy eating
It’s no surprise that eating well can help maintain a healthy lifestyle, but are there certain foods that can help slow the aging process and stave off diseases? As part of the senior living community’s commitment to providing a healthy lifestyle for Howard County area seniors and in accordance with its FLOURISH wellness initiative, The Lutheran Village of MILLER’S GRANT will host “Good Food and Aging Well” on May 11, 2015. During this enlightening event, Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, former CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center, will explain to Howard County seniors how changes in the body require different nutritional needs, and provide information on which foods can help the muscles and organs operate to the best of their ability. He will also illustrate how an age-appropriate, healthy diet can help individuals achieve longevity and reduce the risk of diseases like cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Phyllis Famularo, regional nutrition manager for SODEXO Senior Services, will highlight the nutritional benefits of certain ingredients and foods. She will also provide insight on making the best food choices, tips on meal preparation and recipes for cooking for one or two people. Dr. Schimpff is the author of The Future of Health-Care Delivery: Why It Must Change and How It Will Affect You. He is the retired CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center and a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Famularo has over 25 years in providing nutrition services for older adults, and is the regional nutrition manager in the Mid-Atlantic for SODEXO Senior Living, which provides dining services for senior healthcare and living providers.
 
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.
Friends of Patapsco Valley & Heritage Greenway, Inc.

Friends of Patapsco Valley & Heritage Greenway


ANNUAL MEETING      WED. MAY 13  7:00 PM     RSVP Below
Keynote Speaker:  Dennis Hockman
Topic:  ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Location:  Howard County Library, Miller Branch, Patapsco Room
9421 Frederick Road  Ellicott City  MD
                        

 

Link to RSVP by May 10 to patapscoinfo@gmail.com


Clark’s Elioak Farm Horse Discovery Center Special Weekend
May 16-17, 2015

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 have a stick horse to take home. Also, enjoy the hands-on experience of GEM MINING this weekend.  Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too.


Howard County Historical Society Deja Vu & Nearly New Sale
May 16 & 17, 2015 @ 8am - 4pm

Historic Mt. Ida 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City, 21043

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Howard County Historical Society Deja Vu & Nearly New Sale
Rocks, Rivers and Railroads in Ellicott City and the Patapsco Valley
May 17, 2015 @ 2-4pm

8267 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-332-9992

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In 1771 four Quakers from Pennsylvania arrived in the Patapsco Valley to take advantage of the area’s steep slopes and fast running river (and cheap land, for it was poor for farming). The Ellicott brothers established a flour mill here and soon other mills, businesses, and settlements followed.  Come join with a local naturalist and author on a walk to discover why geological and geographic features of the Patapsco Valley caught the eye of the Ellicott Brothers, the B&O Railroad, and other settlements followed. Ellicott City and its surrounds have been called “the Silicon Valley of the 1700s and 1800s,” as it sparkled with innovation brought on by bright engineers improving their milling operations.

For this tour, co-sponsored by Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Baltimore Heritage, Inc., we will journey through 450 million years of environmental and social history in two hours to discover why geological and geographic features of the Patapsco Valley caught the eye of the Ellicott Brothers and the B&O Railroad, and encouraged others to settle in this spot. Our tour guide is Mr. Ned Tillman, author of the book Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship. (His book is available for reduced price purchase at time of tour reservation.) The walk will include some hills but also plenty of breaks. With thanks to the Howard County Office of Tourism and Promotion, we will start and end the walk at the Welcome Center, with parking behind and a restroom within at the Old Post Office, 8267 Main Street in historic Ellicott City.


Clark’s Elioak Farm Gem Mining Weekend
May 23-24, 2015

Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-730-4049

| http://www.clarklandfarm.com/ |

Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. For more information about gem mining, check www.mobileminingexperience.com. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on MEMORIAL DAY, Monday May 25th.


Hills of Milltown 5K
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

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

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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 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 in Parking Lot F at the corner of Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (8394 Main Street).
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 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 10:00a.m.
The Ellicott City Farmer's Market featuring local produce, local meats, plants, baked goods, and freshly made wood-fired pizzas will be open at the Wine Bin and Parking Lot D.
To register online ($35 plus online fee) go to www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/hills-of-milltown-5k-challenge-2015
Packets may be picked-up in advance at Road Runner Sports on Friday, May 22nd from 6pm to 8pm. Nutrition samples and a chance to win a $250 gift certificate for purchases at Road Runner Sports are part of the evening event.
For more information go to  www.visitellicottcity.com.

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.

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Debra Korb
443-240-2060
dkorb@ecpartnership.org


Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn
May 28, 2015  5-8 pm

10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD More Info: 410-465-8877

| http://www.hcconservancy.org/wine |
Tickets are $45 thru May 17/$55 after May 17, 2015

The Howard County Conservancy and presenting sponsor AT&T invite you to enjoy wine in our three-acre native plant garden, taste craft beers in the historic barn, and sample delicious foods from local restaurants and caterers as we celebrate the Conservancy’s 25th anniversary at our 9th annual Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn fundraiser.
Listen to bluegrass music performed by Dean Sapp and the Hartford Express and find treasures and bargains as you browse the large silent auction of artwork, getaways and experiences, dining and themed packages, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Conservancy’s wide array of exceptional environmental education and preservation programs that help individuals of all ages and interests connect with nature throughout the year.
Visit the event website at http://www.hcconservancy.org/wine for details and to purchase tickets.
Location:
Woodstock Bike Fest & Outdoor Rock Concert
May 31, 2015 @ 12-5pm

The Woodstock Inn 1415 Woodstock Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 / 410.750.3673

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A wonderful event for motorcycle enthusiasts featuring a beard and moustache contest and music that rocks from the band Remedy.


Women of Faith Retreat at Turf Valley
October 15-17, 2015

Early registration, now through April 15, 2015

Limited Space ...

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Women of Faith Retreat at Turf Valley


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