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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help you get more exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated April 23, 2017 7:44 PM


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Main Street Oriental Rugs
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Main Street Oriental Rugs
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun closed

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The Wine Bin


The Wine Bin

Spring Happenings at The Bin

Join us for an Easter Sunrise Service, Springfest, the Hills of Milltown 5K, and the first Farmer's Market of the season!

Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 16, 6:30am
Every year on Easter Sunday, people from multiple churches of the Ellicott City Historic District join in morning prayer and worship. This year, join us for an Ecumenical Sunrise Service at the Wine Bin parking lot, followed by a community meal around the corner at Emory United Methodist Church. Click for more information.
Open Easter Sunday: 12-5pm
We'll be tasting a few wines to serve with the bunny!

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Saturday, April 22
Bring the family to town and celebrate Earth Day at Ellicott City's annual Spring Fest!
We've got lots of fun happenings all day, with 4 music stages and performances from 25+ bands, craft beer gardens, wine, great food, kids areas with FREE crafts, sidewalk shopping, and dining.
We'll have plenty of free parking, plus a free shuttle.

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Join our team for the Hills of Milltown 5k!

Sunday, May 14
Mark your calendars, the annual Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge is coming up! Whether a seasoned athlete or a newbie looking for a fun challenge, we want you on our team! Click to learn more.
Register today, and enter "Wine Bin" as your team. Then, contact us to let us know you've joined!
Advance registration is only $35, and supports a wonderful local cause. 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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Farmer's Market

Saturday, May 13, 9am to 1pm
Visit the Old Town Market on Saturdays at The Wine Bin Parking Lot; the first market of the season is on May 13. We'll have live music, great food, and local artisans in Historic Ellicott City at our weekly farmers' market.
Like the market on Facebook for updates.


Summer Outdoor Movies

The Wine Bin's free outdoor summer movies run Saturday nights from Memorial Day Weekend through September. The Bin offers a wine tasting before each movie, and has coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine that you purchase from The Bin. Bring a chair and a picnic!
May 26 – James Bond: The Man With The Golden Gun
May 27 – James Bond: Spectre
June 3 – ET
June 10 – Magnificent Seven (2016)
June 17 – Notting Hill
June 24 – The Martian
July 1 – Air Force One
July 8 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
July 15 – Slumdog Millionaire
July 22 – The Thin Man
July 29 – La La Land (Ellicott City's flood anniversary)
August 5 – Manchurian Candidate (1962)
August 12 – 16 Candles
August 19 – Moana
August 26 – Princess Bride
September 2 – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
September 9 – Cool Hand Luke
September 16 – Roman Holiday
September 23 – No movie, Mainstreet Music Fest
September 30 – Now You See Me
Halloween Movie on October 28 – Kong: Skull Island

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!



The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD 21043
P 410.465.7802 | F 410.465.7804 | E
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 9pm,
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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Forget-Me-Not Factory

Please join us for the Grand Re-Opening Party of
The Forget-Me-Not Factory
The bubbles and glitter are back!

This is a HUGE and AMAZING event!
* Official ribbon-cutting with
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman *

* Light refreshments and treats *

* Raffled items that survived *
* Entertainment by the Bubbleman *

SATURDAY APRIL 8th, 10am to 6pm

(Note: we are currently open, but this is the
re-opening PARTY. Still feel free to stop by anytime!)

Stop by for the PARTY and stay for the
hundreds of NEW and EXCITING items!!

New store hours: Everyday 10am - 6pm
Three floors of shopping magic!

Can't get enough bubble magic?
Check out our website!

8044 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043  |  Store Hours:  Everyday 10 - 6
1-866-4-GLITSY 1-866-4-GLITSY FREE / 1-866-445-4879 1-866-445-4879 FREE or 410-465-7355 410-465-7355  |

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 Snow Predicted for March 13 and 14

Let's All Pitch In and Make the Walkways Safe

A large snow storm is predicted for this evening, all day tomorrow and clean up will begin on Tuesday evening. Are you ready?  
Do you know your responsibilities as a property owner and/or business owner about shoveling your walk? Howard County does not clear sidewalks; it is the property owners' responsibility.  Read the policy here.
Please be sure you make arrangements to have your sidewalks shoveled and maintained after the storm.  If you can help out a neighbor, please do!  
If you are in a jam and cannot find someone, e-mail Kelly at and Kelly will try to coordinate a resident you can hire - no guarantees!
Some of the buildings along Main St. are vacant and the property owners may live out of state and not even know it is snowing in Ellicott City, so let's make sure we clear a path so all customers can safely use our sidewalks in the days to come.
If State Highways declares a snow emergency, vehicles are prohibited from parking on Main St./Frederick Road and Ellicott Mills Drive.  Parking on Main St. is generally discouraged during a storm because of accidents. Consider parking in Lot D in the area designated on the map in the next column. 

 Parking in Lot D

 Residents and employees may leave their vehicles overnight starting this evening and are encouraged to park in the back section of Lot D. The white box below highlights the suggested area of the far end of the first double row in Lot D  This will allow snowplows to clear as much of the lot as possible overnight into Tuesday allowing clear parking for everyone later in the week!

Get the latest information from Howard County including HoCoSnowTracker by clicking here 

ECP Ribbon Cutting Postponed Until April 6


Ellicott City is a Main Street Maryland Community


Howard County Recycling Division

Due to inclement weather, there will be no recycling or trash collections on Tuesday, March 14. All collections will slide this week.

Tuesday collections -> Wednesday
Wednesday collections -> Thursday
Thursday collections -> Friday
Friday collections -> Saturday

Please be patient as crews work safely to collect material.

Scrap metal will be collected as scheduled on Wednesday. 

Residents are reminded that recycling and trash receptacles must be placed at the curb free of snow and ice. Collection personnel will not dig residents' containers out from under snow or ice. 

Currently, The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN on Tuesday, March 14. However, if County offices are closed due to the weather, the Alpha Ridge Landfill will also be closed.

Please call 410-313-6444 or visit for further updates.

Bureau of Environmental Services
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 514
Columbia, MD 21046




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Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan
An Update from the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) 

January 30, 2017, marked the six-month anniversary of the historic flood that devastated Ellicott City. The community worked tirelessly during the initial stages of recovery and many attended the County's community recovery meetings held between October and December 2016. We appreciate the time and dedication of the residents and business owners who attended the meetings and provided input. Your ideas will guide the next step in the rebuilding process- the master plan update.

Howard County is currently seeking professional services to develop a community-driven master plan for Ellicott City and its watershed. This plan will define a comprehensive vision for rebuilding a more resilient Ellicott City. The master plan will take a fresh and creative look at potential long-term flood solutions and strategies. Visit our new website for resources and information about the plan.

A hydrologic and hydraulic study is currently underway for the Ellicott City watershed. The results of the hydrologic and hydraulic study and other flood studies will be used throughout the master plan process to help guide decisions, set planning parameters, and test choices.

For information on the master plan, please contact Karitsa Norman at or at 410-313-2350. We look forward to your involvement in developing long-term planning recommendations for Ellicott City. 

Winter 2017 Update  


Planning Schedule
Flood Studies, Summer/Fall 
US Army Corp of Engineers Flood Proofing Study, Fall   
County ECStrong rECovery Meetings, October - December  
Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) with Stakeholder Meetings and Presentation, January  
ULI EC TAP Report, February (in progress)
Master Plan Consultant/Team Selection, February - April
Launch Master Plan, Late Spring/Early Summer

Project Ideas for EC

The County collected over 300 project ideas from October through December 2016. These projects were submitted during the fall EStong rECovery meetings and through our online comment form.  See them all here.

Click below if you would like to continue to receive updates regarding the master plan process.


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Disclaimer: This update includes information regarding the master plan for the Ellicott City Watershed. This basic information is provided by the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to assist residents, business owners and other stakeholders with general information. This update is NOT intended to provide you with an exhaustive resource for all things pertaining to the master plan. To the extent you have further questions, feel free to contact DPZ at 410-313-2350. 


Giant Food welcomes new in-store nutritionist in Ellicott City


February 9, 2017

(301) 341-8776

Landover, Md. (February 9, 2017) - Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced today that Melanie Berdyck, RDN, LDN, CNSC, ACSM-CPT has joined Giant’s in-store nutritionist team at the Ellicott City Giant store, 9200 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD. Berdyck comes to Giant after previously working as a clinical dietitian and a community nutrition educator. She will replace nutritionist Min Krishnamurthy who is being relocated to the Potomac Yard store in order to expand Giant’s services in the Alexandria, VA area.

“We are thrilled to welcome Melanie to the Giant team,” said Lisa Coleman, Lead Nutritionist, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “Her interest and experience in addressing obesity and weight management and her background as a personal trainer provide customers with terrific support and well-designed plans that will cater to their individual goals.”
Berdyck received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, and is pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Nutrition from the University of New England, in Biddeford, ME. In spring 2017, she will complete her specialty certificate in Obesity and Weight Management. She is also a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and a Certified Personal Trainer. Berdyck first became interested in a career in nutrition after experiencing first-hand the impact and importance nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle had on a family member.

“I saw how important a balanced diet and exercise are for health promotion,” said Berdyck, who wants to continue promoting that balance with her customers. “I want customers to know that they don’t have to make drastic lifestyle changes to improve their health. Practical tips and small steps can lead to great results in one’s overall health.”
Berdyck joins Giant’s team of nine in-store nutritionists across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia who work with customers to help make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families. Nutritionists conduct one-on-one consultations, store tours and group classes to help their local customers learn about the importance of eating healthily. Customers interesting in making an appointment with Berdyck can call (410) 696-1309.­­ To learn more about Giant’s in-store nutritionist program, visit
About Giant Food:
Giant Food of Landover, Md.  is committed to helping its customers save time, save money and eat well. Headquartered in Landover, Md., Giant Food LLC operates 167 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 167 stores are 158 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit

Judge's Bench Pub Open Mic Night
First Tuesday of Every Month

Judge's Bench

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Whipps 10th Annual Daffodil Day
Saturday, April 8, 2017 @ 10 to 3 p.m.

3651  St. John's Lane, in Ellicott City, MD

Celebrate Spring at Ellicott City’s only public historic garden-park run entirely by volunteers -- the tenth annual Whipps Daffodil Day takes place from 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3651  St. John's Lane, in Ellicott City.

The Woodland Theater will feature  the Camerata Musica Madrigal Singers,  horticultural talk “Bulbs that Introduce and follow Daffodils” by Master Gardener Judy Petersen, and a new Daffodil Demonstration Garden.   A guided tour will highlight several recent Eagle Scout projects and restored cast iron decorated gravesite.

Potted tete a tete daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, hellebores, epimediums and Virginia bluebells will be sold. There will be a raffle at 3 p.m.  Free Admission.

The park is today maintained by the Howard County’s Master Gardeners and is open to the public daily. It is owned by a non-profit organization, The Friends of the Whipps Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, Inc. Begun as a family burial ground in 1855, Whipps is no longer an active cemetery; the last burial was in 1915.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Whipps Cemetery, a non-profit organization. The Howard County Master Gardeners will be on hand to help answer your plant and gardening questions. For more information, Call or text Aleta Gravelle at 410-274-7795 or email

One of the largest egg hunts in the area with over 10,000 eggs filled with treats and treasures
April 15, 2017 @ 10 am

Chapelgate Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD / 410-442-5800

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All are welcome.  Kids can enjoy crafts, face-painting, the Easter story and more.  There are 2 egg hunts - one for elementary-aged kids  and the other for kids younger than kindergarten.  Free. 

Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15th from 8-10AM

Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Rd. Monrovia, MD 21770 / 301-865-6800

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Hop on over to Maryland's largest family entertainment center for a meet and greet breakfast with the Easter Bunny.  Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and the egg hunt will begin immediately following breakfast. After breakfast, stay and take advantage of all the great attractions Adventure Park USA has to offer. Outdoor attractions will be open! (weather permitting)

Tickets start at $15 for a single admission and include breakfast and the egg hunt. Children under two are free for breakfast and the egg hunt with a paying adult. Combination passes that include three hour access to attractions will also be available (online only).

The BIG Outdoors Event - 2017
Sunday 23 April 2017 10:00 am - 3pm - Rain or shine

Theme: Importance of Bees and other pollinators
Cost: $10 day of event at the door
Come celebrate the BIG Outdoors at the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center located at Camp Ilchester, 5042 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043  This Earth Day tribute is a wonderful day out for your troop or family.
Come meet raptors from around the world; observe campfire cooking; explore nature trails; see native Maryland plants; hear traditional Girl Scout songs; climb a rock wall (grades 2 and up); see snakes, turtles, honey bees and other animals in our nature center; visit our natural art exhibit featuring works from area Girl Scouts; and so much more.
Try your hand at archery (grades 4-12 & adults) and/or gem mining, both for additional fees. Refreshments and other merchandise will be available for purchase.
Bring your Girl Scout and non-Girl Scout friends!
Remember, nothing is bigger than The BIG Outdoors Event.
Questions: Contact
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WOMENFEST…A Health & Wellness Event for Women
Saturday, April 29  •  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

WomenFest is an interactive day focusing on health, wellness, fashion and beauty, and is designed to inspire women to live more balanced, healthier and fuller lives. This event will feature 100+ vendors and exhibitors, engaging seminars, free health screenings, and cooking demos.For more information about WomenFest, visit the event’s website at,follow the Department of Community Resources and Services' Facebook page ( or call 410-313-5440.

3rd Annual Basket BINGO
Saturday, May 6, 2017

FOP Lodge #69

Basket BINGO - Join Neighbor Ride at FOP Lodge #69 (near Old Ellicott City) on Saturday, May 6th for our 3rd Annual Basket BINGO, featuring incredible prize baskets packaged in totes and organizers from Thirty-One Gifts. Doors open at 6pm / Games begin at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and include cards for 20 games. Dinner and snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Get your night-out crowd together and visit to purchase tickets today! Proceeds benefit Neighbor Ride's volunteer-driven transportation program that helps local seniors stay active, independent and connected to the community. Contact Colleen at (410) 884-7433 or for more information.


Please Join us in Support of
Historic Ellicott City's
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge
A benefit Run for Beautification Projects in Ellicott City's Historic District and in Support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital



The 7th Annual
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge

Are you Tough Enough to Tackle the Hills of Ellicott City?
Join us for this fun benefit run in support of beautification projects in Historic Ellicott City and also the Tina Broccolino/Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital

Sunday, May 14th, 2017



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Register TODAY at 
Race Day Registrations begin at 7:00am

Flowers for All Moms!!


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Register your store, company, office or team and get all of your friends and family involved to help us to raise awareness for the resources at Howard County General Hospital Cancer Resourse Center and to be a part of making our Historic town beautiful!


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Post Race Party!
On the Courtyards of Tonge Row
Food, LIVE MUSIC & Prizes



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