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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 September 20, 2014 8:26 PM

 

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September 7, 2014 Joan Eve new video was recently uploaded, to view it please click on the following link
September 7, 2014 Discoveries new video was recently uploaded, to view it please click on the following link
September 3, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
August 13, 2014 New Free Listing - Kaiser Park Apartments was just recently added, view info click the link
July 25, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
July 18, 2014 New Member - Classic KIA on Baltimore National Pike was just recently added, for info
July 16, 2014 The Crows Nest Wildlife Gallery updated with another video, check it out if you like
July 7, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
June 29, 2014 Ellicott City Old Town Market Gallery 2014 was recently added, click the following link
June 24, 2014 New Member - Old Line Weather, our very own weather station was just recently added
June 24, 2014 New Member - Eclipse Hair Design Baltimore National Pike was just recently added
June 22, 2014 New Free Member - The Good Roll, Shop & Gallery was just recently added, click for info
June 7, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
May 28, 2014 The Crows Nest Wildlife Gallery updated with another video, check it out if you like
May 24, 2014 New Free Listing - Wild Cajun Seafood & Bar gallery was just recently added, view info
May 12, 2014 Get a $40 Gift Certificate for just $20 at The Diamondback Tavern, Tongue Row
May 12, 2014 Get a $50 Gift Certificate for just $25 at Portalli's Italian Restaurant, Middle Main Street
May 8, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
April 30, 2014 New Free Listing - Work Play Bark was just recently added, to view their info click the link
April 25, 2014 Turf Valley Towne Square was recently added, check out which businesses have settled in
April 20, 2014 Spring Celebration 2014 Gallery was just recently updated, click the following link
April 12, 2014 Whipps Garden Cemetery 2014 Gallery was just recently updated, click the following link
April 5, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
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February 17, 2014 New Free Listing - Wild Cajun Seafood & Bar was just recently added, to view their info
February 16, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
February 10, 2014 New Free Blog Listing - UK Desperate Housewife USA was just recently added, click link
January 24, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
January 7, 2014 Ellicott City Events page was just recently updated, click the following link for more info
January 7, 2014 Gallery section including individual pages recently cleaned up to make it visually appealing
January 7, 2014 New Free Listing - The Cycle Mill was just recently added, to view their info click link

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The Diamondback Tavern
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B&O Railroad Museum's Ellicott City Station

Completed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1830, Ellicott City Station in Historic Ellicott City, is the oldest surviving railroad station in America. $1.00 off. more

Joan Eve
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Discoveries
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Joan Eve has been located in
Historic Ellicott City since 1996.
Her store is located in Middle
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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
www.mainstreetorientalrugs.com


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This Saturday is the Annual Main Street Music Festival with over 90 Live Bands and tons of Family Activities all throughout Historic Ellicott City.  This is a FREE festival and guaranteed to be a great time!

12 of the Bands will be playing on The Diamondback Stage in our upstairs bar- here's the lineup:

And check out all of the other festivities planned for the festival:
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Diamondback Tavern
It's been a long time coming, but the Orioles are back in their rightful place as Kings of the A.L. East!!!


Come on out tonight to celebrate with the best Wednesday late night around- $1 rail vodka, $2 rails & Natty Boh drafts from 9pm to close....  Beer Pong tournament starts at 10pm, win DBT gift cards!
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Ellicott City Member Events & Announcements

The Wine Bin’s Outdoor Summer Movies
8390 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
| http://www.winebinec.com/ |

Rock of Ages (PG-13)
September 20, 2014 - 8pm

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.
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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.


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 Watch Talk to Ellicott City Rotary Club
Thursday, September 18, 12 pm
for their newly adopted stream along the Tiber-Hudson in the historic district of Ellicott City.   Tersequels Restaurant. Training restricted to Rotary Club Members only.

PHG General Board Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 6-7:30 pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room in Elkridge. PHG Board members and staff. Visitors are welcome but must email president@patapscoheritagegreenway.org in advance.

River Cleanup in Partnership with Structural Group employees
Friday, September 19. 1-4 pm
Location: Patapsco River in Orange Grove Area of Patapsco State Park. Other volunteers are welcome to join us too.

CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) Workshop along Deep Run. CSI "Creek Scene Investigation" workshop
Saturday, September 20, 10 am - 1 pm
Outdoor workshop to learn how to determine water quality through observance of macroinvertebrates and simple chemical tests. Training restricted to adults only. Participation includes training for current PHG stream watchers and other interested adults interested in becoming stream watchers. Discover how to determine the stream's water quality based on the "critters" found living in the stream and some simple chemical tests. Pre-registration required.

CSI (Creek Scene Investigation) Workshop with 4-H Club along Coopers Branch-Oella. Participation restricted to PHG trained stream team volunteers and 4-H Club students & parents and current PHG stream watch volunteers.
Sunday, September 21, 1-4 pm
For more information, email betsy@patapscoheritagegreenway.org

Robinson Nature Center's Open House
Sunday, September 21
Come and visit PHG's exhibit!

River Cleanup, Watershed Scavenger Hunt & Water Quality Testing with Hollifield Station Elementary School
Friday, September 26, 10:45 am - 1 pm
   Patapsco River in Daniels Area of Patapsco State Park. Students, Teachers, Parents and authorized PHG stream captains only. For more information, email patapscofriend@gmail.com

National Park Land Day. Watershed Cleanup in Ilchester Area of Patapsco State Park land in partnership with St. Johns Church & Other PHG Friends
Saturday, September 27. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location off Ilchester and River Roads in Ellicott City/Catonsville.   

English Ivy Removal from trees
Sunday, September 28, 1-4 pm
in partnership with Tree Savers of Catonsville & CCBC. Location: CCBC Catonsville Campus, 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville. Follow posted signs to direct you to site on campus, and park in white marked spaces only. For more information, email treesavers-alvera@comcast.net
                                                                                  
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.


$5 off Haircut and Blowdry




Beware the dangers of the sun, End Of Summer Sunglasses Sale

Ever had a terribly red and painful sunburn? Well imagine that burn on your corneas. That's what can happen if you don't protect your eyes from the strong rays of the sun.

Be sun smart with these tips. Request an appointment if you have any concerns.

Smart Sun Tips For Your Eyes


Tip 1: Wear quality sunglasses with UV protection outdoors
They don't have to be very dark or overly expensive. Just make sure they are rated to block both UVB and UVA rays.

Tip 2: Wear a hat or cap with a wide brim
Take breaks in the shade, and create your own shade with a wide-brimmed hat.

Tip 3: Never stare into the sun
Be particularly careful during a solar eclipse. Never look at an eclipse directly or through binoculars.

Protect your eyes!
Now offering 50% off sunglasses during the month of September.
This offer cannot be combined with insurance or other discounts.
Some exclusions may apply.

Professional Vision Associates
9150 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. 15
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-465-6166
 




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Historic Ellicott City’s First Fridays
First Friday of each month April thru December - Open til 8:00pm

Boutiques, salons, antiques, art galleries and more will open their doors and welcome residents and visitors for a unique evening shopping experience in the Historic District of Ellicott City. Look for musical entertainment around town & special offers in some shops! The first Friday of each month April through December! Where: The Ellicott City Historic District.



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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.


The Great Frederick Fair
September 12-20, 2014 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


797 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

| http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com |

The Great Frederick Fair

Admission: 9/12: $5 ; 10 and under = FREE / 9/13-9/20: $8 ; 10 and under = FREE
www.thegreatfrederickfair.com
Please let me know if this is possible or what other information you may need! :) Thank you for your time!
Join The Wine Bin at A Vintage Affair!
Friday, September 19, 2014, 7-10pm

P 410.465.7802 | F 410.465.7804 | wine@winebinec.com / http://www.winebinec.com

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City


Come to A Vintage Affair to taste fine wines and microbrews, sample hors d’oeuvres and participate in a silent auction. Wine sales for the evening directly benefit local charity, Voices for Children. The event will take place at the Howard County Conservancy. Voices for Children's mission is to ensure that abused and neglected children are placed in safe, permanent homes. Visit www.voicesforchildren.org to purchase tickets online or call 410-740-0933.
Kids Nearly New Fall Sale II
September 20, 2014 8am-1pm

Howard Co. Fairgrounds, Exhibition Bldg.8am-1pm
Free Admission. Food. Shopping Fun!

Kids Nearly New Fall Sale II

KIDS NEARLY NEW FALL SALE II. SAT., SEPT 20th...Howard County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Building. 8am-1pm. Easy and Fun Shopping for kids clothes, shoes, jackets/coats, 1000s of books, toys, etc. This is the place! 140 booth spaces filled with families selling their kids stuff. NB-juniors-adult sizes. Maternity, furniture, equipment. Everything for
kids! FREE admission, plenty of parking, great food. Want name brands for a fraction of the cost...shop here. Every booth is setup for easy shopping for your child. Sized, clean, priced to sell. Bring your child’s measurements/sizes, lots of small bill$, comfy walking shoes, shopping friends, and a way to get the bargains home! This is a unique experience...shopping fun! THE SECOND FALL SALE SEPT 20th IS A NEW GROUP OF FAMILIES SELLING THEIR KIDS STUFF. Want to know when the next sale is, join email list for upcoming sales. kidnearlynewsale@aol.comor website www.KNNsale.com


THE TASTE OF MARYLAND
September 20-21, 2014 - 9am-9pm

Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road West Friendship, MD 21794 301-430-0030

| http://www.thetasteofmaryland.com/ |

THE TASTE OF MARYLAND

The Taste of Maryland Music & Food Festival. Featuring the Woodstoc Roc Stage of the hottest bands in the area to
Roc Out Cancer. This years theme is Family, Food and Fun…. For a Cause!! Event Cost: $20


Main Street Music Fest
September 20, 2014 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Street, Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043

| http://visitellicottcity.com/msmf/ | Main Street Music Fest 2013 Gallery |
 
80+ bands on 4 outdoor and 5 indoor stages, family activities areas, locally brewed craft beer from Heavy Seas Beer & food.  All events are free and family friendly. There is a free shuttle service  to make parking and getting around town easy. Bring the family for a day of live music, art, food, local beer and history.



Parking – there is parking available in our 4 lots as well as along Main Street. Meters will be in effect. Please note that there is a 2 hour limit for spaces located on Main Street proper and you will need to move your car to another space.

ATM's - located inside the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co (downstairs) and at La Palapa's Cantina

Will there be shuttle service again this year?  Expanded shuttle service will be offered 11am - 10pm  and is FREE! The best places to park and take the shuttle will be the Howard County Executive Building and the Courthouse Parking lot. NEW THIS YEAR - Kelsey's (located on Rte 40) will run a shuttle from their restaurant at the top of each hour 1 - 8pm.

Can I bring my dog? Best to leave your buddy home. The noise and the concentration of people may be a bit stressful for him/her.

Can I bring a cooler? Yes – however no 'outside' alcohol may be brought into the beer gardens or restaurants. State law.

Can I bring my kids? Definitely. We will have 2 Family Activities areas with plenty to keep the little ones busy. The indoor stages at restaurants and bars do allow children, just please don't leave them behind.

Do you have to be 21 to be in the beer garden areas? No – each outdoor beer garden will host an outdoor music stage and is free to enter and open to all ages. You must be 21+ with a valid id to purchase beer.



More more details on the event please visit:
| http://visitellicottcity.com/msmf/ |

Main Street Stage – Located in Lot D behind the Howard County Tourism Center.  Sponsored by Heavy Seas Beer.  Music, food, vendors, family crafts area.   Food available from Little French Market (with vegan friendly options), La Palapa's, and Riverhouse Pizza.

Stage Schedule
12:15 - 1:00  Victims of Experience
1:55 - 1:35    Smile Culture
1:55 - 2:25   Sons of the Radio
2:45 - 3:25   Tillers Prospect
3:45 - 4:25   Sin 4 Sin
4:45 - 5:25   Bond & Bentley
5:45 - 6:25   The Last Year
6:45 - 8:00  Soul Island Rebels

Let There Be Rock Stage - A side stage located adjacent to the Main Stage featuring the best of young local artists from the Let There Be Rock School.  

Stage Schedule
12:45 - 1:00    Bigg Rigg
1:35 - 1:50      The Fiery Dragons
2:25 - 2:40     ADHD
3:25 - 3:40     Kill the Pain
4:25 - 4:40     The What
5:25 - 5:40     Rigid Switch
6:25 - 6:40     High Voltage

Home Grown Stage – Located in The Wine Bin parking lot.  Sponsored by Heavy Seas Beer & features the best of our local talent.  Food available from Grill Cheese, La Palapa's, and Matcha Time Cafe.

Stage Schedule
12:15 - 1:00  10 Step Groove
1:15 - 2:00    Playground Etiquette
2:15 - 3:00   Highland Hill Boys
3:15 - 4:00   Dirty Secret
4:15 - 5:00   Federal Hillbillies
5:15 - 6:00   Willies Light
6:15 - 7:00   Kelly Bell Band

Tiber Park Stage - Located in Tiber Alley near The Rumor Mill Restaurant.

Stage Schedule
12:15 - 1:00  Club Malbec
1:15 - 2:00    Acoustic Limit
2:15 - 3:00   Mark Whiskey
3:15 - 4:00   Golden Guns
4:15 - 5:00   Herd of Main St

La Palapa Acoustic Showcase Stage - Located on the patio of La Palapa's Grill & Cantina, it's a great spot to grab a bite to eat and a frozen margarita!

Stage Schedule
12:15 - 1:00  Annie Stokes
1:15 - 2:00    Kevin King
2:15 - 3:00   Club Scout
3:15 - 4:00   Brian Kelm
4:15 - 5:00   Colamiles
5:15 - 6:45   Chris Tyler


 

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Diamondback Tavern
It's been a long time coming, but the Orioles are back in their rightful place as Kings of the A.L. East!!!


Come on out tonight to celebrate with the best Wednesday late night around- $1 rail vodka, $2 rails & Natty Boh drafts from 9pm to close....  Beer Pong tournament starts at 10pm, win DBT gift cards!
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Xfinity

Myself and my partner (Brandon Collier) are local reps for Xfinity for the howard county area. We will be down at the Ellicott city music festival this weekend with some exclusive deals for a limited number of people. Tell people to keep an eye out for us as we are giving new customers a chance to test drive the X1 platform that just won an emmy recently at a discounted price with all the bells and whistles. Hope to see a lot of people there!


In Memory of former PHG President Kit Valentine
 
Kit Valentine's memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 20, at 2 pm at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ellicott City.

Kit Valentine loves the outdoors and from the earliest years of his life, he has loved to build trails. When Kit was 17, he earned his Eagle Scout Award by building a trail in the Patapsco State Park. He earned a college degree in Forestry Management and has been active in trail development ever since.

If you look at the Patapsco Heritage Greenway website at www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org, you will discover that every project and accomplishment listed, Kit Valentine has contributed in some way, that has impacted thousands of people.  Kit was involved with P.H.G. from its infancy, became President and served on our Board of Directors since 2000.  Through his guidance, vision and leadership, we were able to accomplish so much, making a positive difference in preserving, protecting and enhancing the history, heritage and natural resources of the Patapsco Valley.   He can see the fruits of his efforts and vision of the Patapsco Valley becoming a certified greenway is almost a reality.

Kit had very active roles in the Grist Mill Trail, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Friends of Patapsco State Park, #9 Trolley Line, #8 Streetcar Path, the Catonsville Short Line Trail, Mt. Airy Trail and the East Coast Greenway. Kit has worked with the scouts, schools and hundreds of community volunteers to share his knowledge and vast experience.

A portion of the Catonsville Short Line Trail, near Maiden Choice Lane, has been named the "Kit Valentine Trail" in his honor. 

Two recent articles about Kit's life and contributions he has made to the Patapsco Valley may be found at:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/arbutus-lansdowne/ph-ca-kit-valentine-obit-0924-20140918,0,6954688.story

and

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/arbutus-lansdowne/ph-ca-kit-valentine-obit-0924-20140918,0,6954688.story?page=2#ixzz3DgFqu1CW

To those of you who knew Kit, you can also send cards to his family at 2205 Pleasant Drive, Catonsville, MD  21228.

The Howard County Cat Club CRAFT and BAKE SALE
September 20, 2014 - 2-6 pm

River Hill Giant, 6050 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD

We'll have many delicious homemade goodies including the gourmet Cupcake of the Month, Caramel Apple Spice! Cat-themed tee shirts including some tie dye as well as unique handmade jewelry also available. You can find a gift, eat a tasty treat & support the kitties all in one place! Our sales are held here monthly.

The Howard County Cat Club is a no-kill cat rescue in Columbia, Md. We provide free cat behavior consultations by email, advise people who need to re-home their cats & shelter cats in a cage-free group home setting. All proceeds from the craft & bake sales benefit the cats.  Contact howardcountycats@earthlink.net or facebook.com/howardcountycatclub or call Alex at 410-489-2612.

Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup 2014
September 20, 2014

Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup 2014

Join the Ocean Conservancy's Intern'l Coastal Cleanup this Fall and help clean Maryland's waterways of debris. Kids welcome!

Help clean up Maryland’s waterways. Join the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 20, 2014 (many sites have cleanups throughout Sept/Oct) as volunteers pick up trash and other harmful debris from our waters before it reaches the Chesapeake Bay and ocean. Last year almost 700,000 volunteers worldwide picked up over 12 million pounds of trash from the world’s rivers, bays and oceans. Come help do your part to help clean up Maryland’s waters. Children welcome!!

Register at www.signuptocleanup.org or contact the state coordinator, Geri Schlenoff at icc.baltimore@gmail.com to register or propose a site near you. Cleanups can be conducted at any site on any date in September or October. More information is available at www.oceanconservancy.org, click on Trash Free Seas.


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

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

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


 

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 Celebrates Active Aging Week With Conductorcise®
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Nationally-renowned Maestro David Dworkin leads workout that combines music and fitness

According to former Washington Capitols basketball coach Red Auerbach, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” And with Conductorcise® the soul can be re-energized. The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Ellicott City, will host a free session of Conductorcise® on September 25, 2014 as part of its Active Aging Week celebration and Flourish programming. The program offers Howard County residents the opportunity to become an orchestra conductor for a day by training with the founder of Conductorcise®, Maestro David Dworkin, and enjoy an energetic workout for the mind, body and soul.

Conductorcise®, which has captivated people of all ages, combines classical music with an upper body workout to strengthen the heart, improve muscle tone and relieve stress. As part of the event, attendees will also master basic conducting techniques, improve listening skills and learn about the lives and work of great composers.

Active Aging Week, led by the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), is a national annual weeklong celebration and promotion highlighting the ability of older adults to live well, and discussing the benefits of leading an active, healthier lifestyle.

Space is limited for this event. To register, please visit www.millersgrant.org or call 877-900-6618.

VISUALS: Under the direction of Maestro David Dworkin, Howard County seniors will be dancing and jumping to the rhythms of Beethoven, Strauss and Bernstein with batons in hand. CONTACT: Amber Schilberg Sr. PR Account Manager Martino & Binzer 860-678-4300 x237 aschilberg@goodbait.com

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.


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.


Ellicott City Art Walk
October 11, 2014 - noon-6pm.


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

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.


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.

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

| http://www.ymaryland.org |

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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