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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD. We post & Twitter any function or event you may have to help your event get a wee bit more additional exposure, a free service offered to the local community. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated July 24, 2016 8:06 AM


Late Night Happy Hour!
Friday + Saturday
8-midnight in the bar
half-price all cocktails
half-price all martinis
half-price all bottles of wine



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If 80% of learning is visual...
then periodic comprehensive eye exams are essential to ensuring your child's well-being.

One in four children have undiagnosed eye  problems which can interfere with learning and lead  to academic and/or behavioral problems, as well  as affect performance in sports, and even cause  your child to struggle socially.
Early diagnosis and treatment of children's vision  problems are an important element for school  readiness and academic success.

Summer spots are filling up fast, don't wait to schedule your child's appointment.
Book a comprehensive eye exam today!

Professional Vision - Ellicott City: 9150 Baltimore Natl Pike # 15  - Ellicott City, Maryland 21042
ph: 410-465-6166 - email:

Come to our Summer Fairy Garden Party!
... with a special guest! Meet & Greet with fairy artist Linda Biggs!
Saturday, July 23, from 2 - 5pm.

The Forget-Me-Not Factory, 8044 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043 / (410) 465-7355

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She will be releasing the New Fanciful ART of "Aerobelle" and "Tea & Scones". Bring all your friends - for fun, refreshments, and Bubbles!

The Wine Bin's  2013 Bogle Phantom Pre-Sale
The Wine Bin

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City

Our Pre-Sale is Here!

Very limited quantities available; reserve your bottles quickly!  Arrival will be September 1st. 25% deposit due with order. Place your pre-order by calling The Wine Bin at 410-465-7802.


2013 Bogle Phantom
The wait is over...Phantom has reappeared for the season! Bogle’s tantalizing apparition of rich berry and relentless spice returns to tease wine lovers. Full of flavor, concentration and intensity, this mysterious wine will haunt you well after the last sip is gone. This wine sells out each time it's released, so don't miss out this year!
$25 Btl / $22.50 on 6 / $20 on 12 (solid case)

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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We Can't Get Enough of You!

Now Open 7 Days a Week

Friday & Saturday Nights

Sunday thru Thursday, 11 am to 5 pm (or later)

Friday & Saturday, 11 am to 8 pm (or later)

Can't wait to see you!

Remember, our online store is just a click away...

 All day, all night, and from anywhere in the world.

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Ellicott Mills Brewery
Ellicott Mills Brewery

Howard County Historical Society Lunch Dates with History Lecture Series
March 4 - December 2, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Howard County Historical Society 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-480-3250

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Free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members

March 4: “In Carrie’s Footprints – The Long Walk of Warren Dorsey”  by Warren Dorsey and Jack McBride White
April 1: ” Remembering Streetcar No. 9 and Rails to Trails” by Dave Ditman and Maureen Sweeney Smith​
May 6: “Overview of Evolution of Howard County Cemeteries” by Fred Dorsey
June 3: “Cool Deliberate Courage – John Eager Howard in the American Revolution” by John Beakes
Aug. 5 “Historical Archaeology at Patapsco Female Institute” by Lee Preston
Sept. 2: “Benjamin Banneker” by Gwen Marabel
Oct. 7: “Patapsco Heritage Greenway” by Mary Catherine Cochran
Nov. 4: “So You Want to Buy An Old House? – What to Look Out for And What’s on The Market Now” by Shelley Wygant
Dec. 2: “The Enchanted Forest – Maryland’s Storybook Park” by Linda Harrison Gardiner, Martha Clark and Janet Kusterer
Bring your own lunch; drinks and treats provided. Tickets are free for HCHS members and $5 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lectures are given noon-1 p.m. followed by an optional tour of the museum.


Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Weekly on Friday & Sunday until December 31, 2016)

Kogiyaki 9469 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410 680-8034

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Happy Hour Complimentary Buffet with any drink!

Kogiyaki, new in Ellicott City, is offering customers a complimentary buffet with any alcoholic beverages. Only valid during happy hour Mon-Fri from 4-7pm.

First Fridays Ellicott City
@ 5:00 pm (Monthly on Fridays)

Old Ellicott City Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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First Fridays Ellicott City

Bring the family for an evening of specials and sidewalk sales plus late night dining and entertainment in the Ellicott City historic district. Live music featuring the best of local talent 6pm – 8pm in front of the B&O Railroad. Feel free to bring a chair and enjoy.


Wednesday Farmers Market
June 1, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Miller Branch Library 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, MD 21042

Wednesday Farmers Market

Fresh farmers market veggies, fruit and much more. Cheese, butter and breads; pizza, ice cream and goodies!

Directions to Market: From Route 29, take Exit 24B onto Route 40 West. Turn left at St. John’s Lane. Turn right onto Frederick Rd. The Miller library will be on the left.

Bowling Green Farm, LLC
Sykesville, MD
Bowling Green Farm is a 10th generation family farm located in Howard County, Maryland. We use our milk to make fresh local cheese and cheese spreads. Our delicious cheese starts with our cows raised from calves, access to pasture at all times and hormone free.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
Columbia, MD
Great Harvest gives you fresh made breads and mixes made from fresh milled flour, all natural ingredients, no additives and preservatives, made from scratch. Items available include: Delicious fresh baked whole wheat breads, fresh baked cookies, muffins, scones, a large selection of granolas, and a variety of mixes.

Hensing’s Hilltop Acres, LLC
Dayton, MD
Howard county farm offering: unpasteurized/ raw milk (labeled for pet consumption only) and pet treats, such as dehydrated pork liver dog treats.

Lewis’ Orchards
Cavetown, MD
We are a 4th generation family orchard, located in Cavetown, Maryland. In season, we grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, blueberries, nectarines, pears, plums, raspberries, apples, and apple cider.

Love Dove Farms
Woodbine, MD
All Naturally grown veggies without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. We use organic farming techniques, and grow tons of veggies including: Spinach, Kale, Arugula, Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Garlic, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Ginger, and so much more! Stop on by and visit us at the Farmers’ Market!

Penn Farm
Colonial Beach, VA
Seasonal offerings including: Asparagus, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppers, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Onions, Cucumbers, Summer Squash, Various Greens, Beets, Lettuce, Radishes, Leeks, Pumpkins, Herbs, Potatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery

Renata’s Tasty Bites
Columbia, MD
We specialize in traditional handmade European cookies, pastries, and cakes. Made with natural ingredients, our products are top quality.
Variety includes: Tomato tarts, cheese rolls, scones, fruit galettes, German plum cake, Linzer cookies, Nutella cookies, vanilla walnut crescents, gluten-free almond crescents, honey walnut

River House Pizza Co., LLC
Ellicott City, MD
River House Pizza Co. works to make the freshest pizzas around! Using high quality flour that is never bleached or bromated, a slow fermentation process that takes two days and a 900 degree wood fired oven gives us the crust we desire.  We use seasonal ingredients from local farms to top our pizzas.  Giving you the BEST PIZZA EXPERIENCE you will ever enjoy.

Scoop & Paddle Ice Cream Company
Clarksville, MD
All natural, handmade ice cream available in single servings, pints, or sandwiched between handmade cookies. Ice cream available in a variety of classic and seasonal flavors.

Stone House Cakery & Café
Taneytown, MD
Stone House Cakery offers cupcakes-specialty cakes to wedding cakes. Sweet breads made from fresh fruits and farm fresh eggs as well as NY crumb cake. Cookies with old-fashioned flair. Brownies and bars of different varieties. Pies; just the way that Grandma Zentz taught me. And of course, our special ingredient… Love, is placed in all of our products. See you at the market!

Thai Spices, LLC
Ellicott City, MD
Locally homemade Thai products including many varieties of curry, including green, red, and panang, and sauces, ranging from hot to sweet and sour.

Thistle Rock Farm and Nursery
Sharpsburg, MD
We sell a wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable & fruit plants; Other plant products include hanging baskets, succulents/ cacti and flowering shrubs. We also offer cut flowers.

The Breadery
Catonsville, MD
Offering locally produced whole grain, white, artisan, quick and gourmet breads, as well as muffins and cookies.

The Vegedible
Ellicott City, MD

TLV Tree Farm
Glenelg, MD
Variety of spring, summer and fall vegetables, including but not limited to strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh herbs, bedding plants, flowers, honey, pumpkins, jellies, jams, fall squash, Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and much more. Don’t forget the Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County!


BLTeas, LLC @ Heron’s Meadow Farm
Woodbine, MD
Heron’s Meadow Farm is home to BLTeas, LLC and Mud Pi Studios. We are proud to be Maryland’s first and only producer of tea. In addition, we grow specialty herbs for our teas or for your culinary use. To round out your tea experience, we have handmade stoneware teapots and mugs created by Mud Pi Studios.
Dates: 5/18, 6/8, 7/13, 8/17, 9/7

Elk Run Vineyards
Mt. Airy, MD
Dates: TBD

Friday Farmers Market
June 3, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

Howard County General Hospital 5755 Cedar Ln Columbia, MD 21044

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Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County! Veggies, fruit and wholesomeness. Pizza, cakes and sno cones. Tea, too!
Directions: From Route 32 West, take Exit 17 onto Cedar Lane.
Follow for a little over a mile. Howard County General will be on the right.

Chill Out Sno Cones
Columbia, MDAll of our ingredients are sourced locally, from our ice, to our fantastic flavors; even our awesome toppings and soft serve ice cream ingredients are all found locally here in Maryland.

Pong’s Orchard
Fulton, MD
Offering seasonal produce including Asian Pears, Peaches, Apples, Sweet Cherries, Plums, Persimmons, Blueberries, Figs, Cherry Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Hot peppers, Sweet Peppers, Eggplants, Cucumber, Fruit, Vegetable & Herb Plants, Meyer Lemons, Persian Limes, Calamondins, Kumquats, Bay Leaf, and Basil.

River House Pizza Co., LLC
Ellicott City, MD
River House Pizza Co. works to make the freshest pizzas around! Using high quality flour that is never bleached or bromated, a slow fermentation process that takes two days and a 900 degree wood fired oven gives us the crust we desire.  We use seasonal ingredients from local farms to top our pizzas.  Giving you the BEST PIZZA EXPERIENCE you will ever enjoy.

Stone House Cakery & Café
Taneytown, MD
Fresh baked goods: Varieties of pies, cakes, cupcakes, breads, sweet breads, brownies, cookies, and seasonal items. All made with our special ingredient… Love. Special orders accepted. See you at the market!

TLV Tree Farm
Glenelg, MD
Variety of spring, summer and fall vegetables, including but not limited to strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh herbs, bedding plants, flowers, honey, pumpkins, jellies, jams, fall squash, Christmas trees, wreaths, roping and much more. Don’t forget the Farm Fresh Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken and eggs! All raised in Howard County!

Guest Vendors

BLTeas, LLC @ Heron’s Meadow Farm
Woodbine, MD
Heron’s Meadow Farm is home to BLTeas, LLC and Mud Pi Studios. We are proud to be Maryland’s first and only producer of tea. In addition, we grow specialty herbs for our teas or for your culinary use. To round out your tea experience, we have handmade stoneware teapots and mugs created by Mud Pi Studios
Dates: 5/20, 6/10, 7/15, 8/19, 9/9

Harvest Rise Bread Company
Columbia, MD
Dates: 5/6/, 6/3, 7/8, 8/19, 9/2, 10/7

Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours
June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm (Monthly on Third Tuesday)

Howard County Welcome Center - Ellicott City 8267 Main St Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours

Howard County Tourism Spirit Tour $5.00 Discount

This tour takes you inside some of Ellicott City’s haunted locales and gives you the chance to enjoy a drink if you would desire as you listen to tour guides regale you with tales of paranormal activity and spooky occurrences. You must be 21+ to attend the Spirits of Ellicott City Tour.

"Wild & Unbridled" - Rana Geralis & Brenda Kidera's Art Show, 10 -21 July 2016.   Opening Reception Sunday 10 July, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


MARK YOU CALENDARS - Sunday 10 July (4:00 to 6:00 pm) for the opening reception of “Wild & Unbridled” featuring local Artists Rana Geralis & Brenda Kidera at    Rana & Brenda reveal their love for painting the intimate and subtle beauty of wildlife coupled with the strength and power of the horse. Their artwork includes oil, watercolor & pastel paintings.  Light hor d-oeuvres & festive beverages served. Show runs from 10 to 21 July, 2016.  Look forward to seeing you!  Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone 410-461-3505
Open Wednesday to Monday (Closed Tuesday), 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (weekends open later)

Please like us on Facebook!


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

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

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About the Summer Madness Celebration & Expo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Live demonstrations for yoga and more!

  • Entertainment, dj, and more!

  • Lots of door prizes!

Performance Opportunities

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

Come Out to Meet and Shop Your Vendors

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

All vendors will be listed here as they register:

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

Our sponsors will be promoted on the Facebook Event Page!

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

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


What are my payment options for purchasing goods from vendors?

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

What are my transportation/parking options for this event?

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

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

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

How do I share this event on social media?

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

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

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

See you there!

Kiddie Academy of Ellicott City Hosts Storytime LIVE!
July 30, 2016
Educationally focused child care provider, Kiddie Academy invites children and their parents to Storytime LIVE! on July 30 where Curious George jumps off the page and visits the classroom in person! Attendees will enjoy a story highlighted by a visit from the story's lead character, Curious George.

Adding a live visit from a character in the story really helps to make Storytime LIVE! a memorable experience for children. Storytime LIVE! is open to everyone - our current students, new friends who would like to learn more about us, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child. Light refreshments and educational activities for children and families will be provided. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture all the excitement and smiling faces!

The event will take place on July 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kiddie Academy of Ellicott City located at 10035 Baltimore National Pike Suite E, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Register online at
Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development, as it builds word-sound awareness in children. Research shows that reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills, but it also builds motivation, curiosity and memory. Storytime LIVE! will prepare children for a successful transition into a school setting through the combination of learning and fun, which are key ingredients to Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum.

About Kiddie Academy®
Since 1981, Kiddie Academy has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, kindergarten, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs.  Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in childcare. For more information, visit

Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Ellicott Meeting Room - 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Book swaps are a fun way to turn a stack of old books into a whole new set of exciting reads. Let's get together and bring some of our favorite books, and share why they made us laugh, cry and/or see the world differently. 


The left-over books are donated to under-funded schools in PG County. This event is FREE and open to everyone-so bring a friend.

• Raffle and door prizes

• Group reading circles

• Snacks and socialization

• HCHC Open House (3pm)


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


Maryland Artists Mary Jo Kehne and Allison Pasarew both reveal their love for creating complex 2D & 3D artwork that demonstrates their attention to detail and unique view of life. Their artwork includes ball point pen drawings and framed sculpture from watch parts, gears and wire.
Their art show will run from 7 August to 18 August 2016 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, 8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 with the opening reception on Sunday, 7 August from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Mary Jo (MJ) Kehne:  Drawing in the margins of notebook paper became more important than the information recorded during her classes or meetings.  The simple ballpoint pen captured her interest over other painting or any other drawing media.  Through random strokes, repetitive lines and partial forms wrapped around word groupings, MJ’s pen highlights ideas, captures emotional reactions and often creates more desirable realms.  
Allison Pasarew: creates her art using unnoticed parts of jewelry, blown apart and rearranged.  Her artwork forms organically – as the gears, springs & metal plates dictate the movement and mood of the sculpture.  These precision parts, usually taken for granted or not even thought about until they stop working, are reincarnated and celebrated to create the delicacy of the new life she preserves behind glass.
Light hor d-oeuvres & festive beverages served. Art show runs from 7 to 18 August,
BIO’s for Kehne and Pasarew can be found at
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery - a privately owned gallery with an eclectic, up-lifting collection of the original creations of over 40 local artists whose work includes:  Paintings, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Glass & Mosaics, Jewelry, Ceramics, Woodturning, and Fiber & Wearable Art.  
Gallery hours are Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday) from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (open later on weekends).  For more information, please contact the Gallery’s Owner/Curator - Robin Holliday directly at (410) 782-5677 or the Gallery at (410) 461-3505 or email  Website is and Facebook page is

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Cash 4 Gold
Law Office of
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Lower Main
Main Street
Oriental Rugs
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HoCo Farm
Heritage Museum
Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
Maryland Landscape Supply (Platinum Sponsor)
Reyes Jewelry Exchange, Cash for Gold (Platinum Sponsor)
Law Office of Walter D. TY, LLC
Main Street Oriental Rugs, SAles and Repair - (Sponsor)
Portalli's Italian Restaurant (Platinum Sponsor)
Howard County Farm Heritage Museum
The Diamondback Tavern (Platinum Sponsor)
The Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast

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