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Upcoming Events and everything Ellicott City, MD so if you love our town I would like to know :) I post & Twitter any function or event you may have and get you additional exposure. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated July 30, 2015 12:13 PM

Ellicott Mills Brewery
Ellicott Mills Brewery



Main Street Oriental Rugs Featured in Country Living

8290 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Tel: 410.313.9090 / Fax: 410.313.9940
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Main Street Oriental Rugs Featured in Country Living
Main Street Oriental Rugs Featured in Country Living


New Senior Living Community Achieves Milestone

9531 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 443.351.8813 / Lisa Albin, Dir. of Church and Public Relations 443-605-1008

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The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT expected to open in early 2016

ELLICOTT CITY, Md., July 15, 2015 - The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, a planned not-for-profit continuing care retirement community under construction in Ellicott City, announced today that 90 percent of the residences are reserved. The senior living community sponsored and operated by Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster is expected to open its doors in early 2016 at or near full occupancy.

“After almost a decade of planning and hard work, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT and Carroll Lutheran Village teams are excited to reach this milestone, and contribute to the Howard County community and economic growth,” said President & CEO Geary Milliken.

Harkins Builders in Marriottsville is the general contractor for the site work, apartment buildings, care center and common areas. Williamsburg Homes in Columbia is constructing the freestanding homes in the community. To date, four apartment buildings, the community center and health care center are under roof, and foundation work has begun for the stand-alone homes.

The community will feature 241 apartments and single-family and duplex homes, and a state-of-the-art care center designed to evoke the sense of neighborhood. The care center will include 20 suites for assisted living and 12 skilled nursing beds.

As the first continuing care retirement community to be built in Howard County since 1990, The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will offer adults 60 years or better services that will allow them to transition seamlessly from independent living to in-home care, assisted living or skilled nursing.

Future residents of The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT will also be able to utilize the community’s exclusive wellness program Flourish. This holistic wellness initiative provides programming that focuses on the six dimensions of wellness – physical, social, spiritual, vocational, emotional and intellectual – to enable residents to live an active and multi-dimensional life.

For more information about The Lutheran Village at MILLER’S GRANT, please call 877-900-6618 or visit www.millersgrant.org.

Forget-Me-Not Factory

The Colossal Coachman Hat Contest
has hit the national stage!

Local artist Joel Nekritz's "Pirate Punk Hat" made it to the semi-finals and is now competing with hats across the country. Hooray for Joel!

Show your support by voting for his "Pirate Punk Hat" for the Forget-Me-Not Factory!

Share with friends and family!
Go here to vote: http://woobox.com/27q2tb

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Chamber Music on the Hill proudly presents the first concert of our 2015-16 Season: “Summer Delights”
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

WMCAlumni Hall, McDaniel College, Westminster.

Featuring pianist Nancy Roldán, violinist José Miguel Cueto, and cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski.

The concert will include Beethoven’s Trio Op 70, No. 1 in D Major (Ghost), Dvořák’s mesmerizing Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor (Dumky), and a world premiere by Richard Lake.

Tickets are available at the Carroll Arts Center, at the concert, or call 410-596-1022.
$15 General Admission;   $10 Seniors & Military.   FREE to children and ALL students

For more information about all 2015-16 concerts, visit: www.McDaniel.edu/CMOTH

Acclaimed duo Violinist José Miguel Cueto and Pianist Nancy Roldán perform worldwide together and as soloists. Cueto is Concertmaster of Concert Artists of Baltimore Orchestra and serves on the faculty at the Peabody Institute. Roldán, retired from the Peabody faculty, is president of the American Liszt Society’s Baltimore-Washington Chapter, and is founder/director of the Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition, celebrating its first decade at Notre Dame of Maryland University October 21-25, 2015.  For more information, please visit www.lisztgarrisoncompetition.org
Dariusz Skoraczewski is Principal Cellist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He also performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His diverse repertoire includes compositions from early Baroque to the present.

Plan to attend all four concerts of our 2015-16 season! Buy Season Tickets and save $10! See website or call MaryEllen at 410-596-1022.

 Chamber Music on the Hill (CMOTH) is devoted to performing excellent, professional chamber music in all its diversity and to nurturing the musical interests of our young people. CMOTH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council

Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts – Howard County Recreation and Parks
July 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Centennial Park 10000 Maryland 108 Ellicott City, MD 21042 / Howard County Recreation and Parks 410-313-4700, TTY 410-313-4665

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Sunset Serenades Summer Concerts – Howard County Recreation and Parks

July 22  Shotgun Shack - Classic Rock
July 29  Jenee’ - R&B, Soul
August 5  Soul Island Rebels - Eclectic Blues Funk & Roots
August 12  Higher Hands - Funky Soul Fusion

Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family, have a picnic and enjoy the sounds of summer! For information, call 410-313-4700, TTY 410-313-4665. *Schedules subject to change. For a recorded announcement about cancellation due to inclement or extreme heat related weather, call 410-313-4451 after 5 PM on the day of the performance. Refreshments available for sale. Boat Rentals available at Centennial Park – cash only.

Join us for the summer CANNED FOOD DRIVE! The Community Action Council of Howard County will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Howard County food bank at all Sunset Serenades concerts and the August 4 and 14 Traveling Bands locations.

Free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Turf Valley Town Square 11075 Resort Rd, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

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Free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

Every Thursday night, throughout the summer, some of the area’s top bands are performing live at Turf Valley Towne Square. So come enjoy free concerts — and enjoy great music, shopping, food and fun.

Concert Schedule

Sons of PiratesS
July 30, 2015
Playing the beach music of Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Zac Brown – splashing in classic hits from the Eagles, James Taylor and many more!

Baltimore Rockability
August 6, 2015
A trio dedicated to playing and preserving the founding form of Rock & Roll – playing Blues, Swing, Jazz, Country and Early Rock.

August 13, 2015
Compiled of veteran musicians who know how to captivate an audience, this high energy Party Rock band plays hits from the ‘80s.

August 20, 2015
Celebrating 27 years together, Hectic Red specializes in dynamic four-part vocal harmonies, playing songs from Steely Dan, Crosby Stills and Nash, Yes, Rush, Queen, Genesis, the Beatles and more.

August 27, 2015
One of the region’s premier variety bands performing danceable, classic Top-40 music of all genres and generations.

MOMS Night Out w/Dinner & Live Music
July 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Facci Italian Restaurant in TURF VALLEY 11095 Resort Road Ellicott City, Ellicott City MD 21042

The MOMS Club of Ellicott City Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM

Join us at Facci Restaurant in Turf Valley for dinner, drinks, and live music!

Details: http://www.meetup.com/The-MOMS-Club-of-Ellicott-City/events/223604188/

Concerts on the Courtyard
Saturday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

3731 Hamilton Street, 21043


Concerts on the Courtyard

Enjoy live music & a picnic dinner EVERY Saturday night this summer on the Courtyards at Tongue Row!

In partnership with The Wine Bin Movie Night,
you can have the ultimate family, friend & date night!

Grab your favorite beverage at the Wine Bin
& head to the courtyards on “Tongue Row”
for a mouthwatering selection of craft foods & live music!
(We kindly as that you bring NO outside food, as the food vendors on site sponsor the FREE concert)

Enjoy the live music while you dine then head back to The Wine Bin for Ellicott City’s Favorite Outdoor Movie Night!

Featured food participants - Little French Market Cafe, River House Pizza, frank -gourmet hot dogs, Scoop-ah-dee-doo ice cream, & Rib'n & Blues BBQ.

"May you live in interesting times" has become a reality in HoCo politics. Some of County Executive Allan Kittleman’s appointments being tabled by the County Council has been a hot topic. Read our Blog Entry on this balancing act between the County Executive and Council. 

This coming Monday (Jul 20, 7:30PM) is the Council's Public Hearing on new legislation. There are several  important zoning regulation changes, including Council Bill 36, which would remove the maximum width restriction for apartment buildings in the highest density zone of 25 units/acre.

The Council will hold a second voting session this month (Friday, Jul 31, 10:00AM) before they recess for the month of August. If you want to send an email to the Council asking them to vote then on the tabled appointments, or voice your opinions about other legislation, send an email to CouncilMail@HowardCountyMD.gov

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Free Boot Camp
August 1, 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

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

This is a FREE community program

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.

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.

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

We recommend that you bring a towel and/or exercise mat, water bottle (recommended)

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

Professional Vision




35% OFF

Prescription Sunglasses

(frame & lenses)

20% OFF


Sunglasses Frames

on their appointment in July.

* Includes bifocals , no-lines, and sunglasses made with your prescription.
 Valid on multiple pairs. Both frame and lens purchase required.
May not be combined with any insurance, vision care or union plans,
any store or other offer, discount or sale, previous purchases, reader
 or non-prescription sunglasses. Valid prescription required.
Discounts are off quoted list price. Check local office for excluded brands.
Offer valid for the month of July 2015 and is void at any other time.
 Products received with this offer must be paid in full at time of purchase.

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

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

The Wine Bin 8390 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

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Ellicott City Old Town Market

Come Buy Local and Eat Fresh at the Ellicott City Old Town Market - Uptown at The Wine Bin - this Saturday, June 6, where you will find seasonal, local Farm-Fresh Fruits, Veggies, Meats, Eggs, local cheeses, Fresh Pickles, Salsas, Hummus, Baked Goods, Pies, Breads, Pastries, Coffee, Prepared Foods, FLOWERS AND PLANTS, Listen to Live, Local Music and More!

The Howard County Historical Society Historic Walking Tour
July 25 / August 8 & 22 / September 12 & 26 / October 10 & 24

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The Howard County Historical Society announces its Historic Walking Tour Schedule for Summer and Fall 2015

Schedule for Summer and Fall 2015

The Tour will take place from June - October on the 2nd and 4th Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. The tour starts at historic Mt. Ida (3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City) and will finish at the B & O Railroad Museum on Main Street. The tour is approximately 3/4 mile and led by a local histor...ian who will take the group to some of the most insteresting sites in the Historic District and on Main Street. Water will be provided at the Historical Society Museum.

$10 per person, $5 for HCHS Members. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets must be reserved ahead of time by emailing info@hchsmd.org by calling 410-480-3250. Tours are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled if cancelled.

Proceeds will benefit the Howard County Historical Society Museum.

The Wine Bin

8390 Main Street Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043 Tel: 410-465-7802

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The Wine Bin

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City

2015 Summer Movie List:

July: 9pm start
Saturday, July 25 Frozen, PG

August: 9pm start
Saturday, August 1 Ghost, PG-13
Saturday, August 8 A Good Year, PG-13
Saturday, August 15 Apollo 13, PG
Saturday, August 22 Karate Kid, PG
Saturday, August 29 Princess Bride, PG

September: 8pm start
Saturday, September 5 Sound of Music, G
Saturday, September 12 The Godfather I, R
Saturday, September 19 Guardians of the Galaxy, PG-13

HallowRead Weekend: 8pm start
Saturday, October 24 Zombieland, R

First Fridays Ellicott City
August 3, 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!

Jazz Jam at The Judge’s Bench Pub
August 4, 2015 @ 8:30pm-12am

Judge's Bench Pub 8385 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / 410-499-5735

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The Judge’s Bench hosts the area’s only Jazz Jam. If you are a jazz player, come sit in with the hosting trio. Welcoming all jazz players, horns, sax, singers, rhythm instruments or others.  Just come by during the jam session and let them know you’d like to join. They’ll be playing mostly standards from the Real Books. If you’ve got your own chart, please bring copies for the band.

Wine & Paint
August 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perspectives Art & Design 8191 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / LAUREN CAQUELIN 410-461-7763

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Wine & Paint

Join us at Perspectives Art Gallery for a Girls Night Out in Ellicott City! We will celebrating the first of many paint nights with instruction by local artist Wiley Purkey. On August 6th we will be painting Starry Night with Wiley Van Gogh as pictured. Seats are limited, so be sure to reserve yours today! No painting experience required.
Early Maryland Military History – Lunch Date with History
August 7, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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

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$5.00 (Free for HCHS Members with pre-registration)

Early Maryland Military History – Lunch Date with History

Listen and learn about “Early Maryland Military History” presented by Richard Martiny. The Howard County Historical Society is proud to host a series of informative monthly lectures in 2015. Each month features a unique topic presented by historians or subject matter experts. These lunch hour lectures promise to enlighten and engage the audience with historical facts, knowledge and stories. They are always well attended. Come join us for a delightful time in the historic museum. Bring your own lunch and eat in a surrounding of memorabilia and local artifacts. Drinks and treats will be provided. Doors open at 11:30 am. Each lecture runs from noon to 1:00 pm followed by an optional tour of the museum from 1:00-1:30 pm. “Discover how to visit the past and bring yesterday’s stories into our lives today” – Gillian Hovel
Wine Glass Painting
August 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Perspectives Art & Design 8191 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043 / LAUREN CAQUELIN 410-461-7763

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Wine Glass Painting

Wine and refreshments, h’orderves, instruction by Vivian Davis, painting materials and 2 wine glasses are included in our wine glass paint night. Join us for a great time filled with laughter and art!
Volunteers needed for Invasives Detection 
Saturdays, August 8 and August 29, 2015 @ 10 am - 12 pm 
Please arrive by 9:45 pm to sign in and for brief training. 

Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area


Note:  Pre-registration is needed so you can get into the park for free in appreciation of helping with this project!   

To register, go to   http://www.patapscoheritagegreenway.org/eventcal.html  Click on "Event Registration." 

     Towson State Professor Beauchamp conducts invasives training

Join us to take a walk in the woods of the McKeldin Area of Patapsco State Park to search and document where this rapidly spreading "villain of the valley" invasive plant is located.   

Volunteers are welcome to a short workshop (15 minutes) to learn more about the Wavyleaf Mapping Project sponsored by Towson University's Department of Biological Sciences School of Emerging Technologies in partnership with Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland DNR, Maryland Sierra Club and Patapsco Heritage Greenway.   

Once trained to record data, you will be sent out on your own to hike areas in the park on a quest to find and document this "villain of the valley" so the park can eradicate it!  

They need our help in mapping the distribution and spread of this invasive species. You can get involved by downloading their smartphone application and reporting locations of this distinctive and potentially destructive species.

For more information on this project and/or to download the application they are using on your iPhone or Android smartphone (currently only Android), or record points on your handheld GPS, go to:   http://heron.towson.edu/wavyleaf/home


Follow "Environmental Event" signs to the parking/registration area posted in the park.  


From I-695/I-70 West take I-70 to Marriottsville Rd. ( Exit 83). Go North on Marriottsville Rd. for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right.

From I-70 East take Rt. 40 to Marriottsville Rd. Turn left. Park entrance is 5 miles on the right.

Follow the posted signs near the entrance and inside the park to direct you to registration/parking.  

Closest address to use on your GPS:  11676 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville MD 21104  

Look for the posted signs and PHG staff wearing the bright orange safety vests to direct you to registration!   

Age Restrictions

You are welcome to bring your family and friends. Children under 16 are welcome if they are supervised and accompanied by an adult volunteer.

What to Wear    

We recommend our volunteers wear a hat, long pants and sleeves, so any prickly underbrush or insects won't bother you.  Good sturdy walking/hiking shoes are needed.  

What to Bring:

Your iPhone or Android smartphone or handheld GPS and something to drink to keep you hydrated on your hike!

IMPORTANT:  Download the application before you come to training.  Go to the link found at  


For more information or details about this project, email Professor Vanessa B. Beauchamp at wavyleaf@towson.edu or call 410-704-2286. Hope you will join us! 

Second Sunday Art Market
Second Sunday of each month, April through November
August 9, September 13, October 11, 2015 - Sunday from 11:00am - 4:00pm

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.

1/2 Priced Wine Tuesdays
August 11, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Grille620 11099 Resort Road Ellicott City, MD 21042

1/2 Priced Wine Tuesdays

1/2 priced bottles of select wine every Tuesday night!

Enchanted Forest 60th Birthday Celebration
August 15 & 16, 2015

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

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Clark’s Elioak Farm will be hosting a 60th Birthday Celebration for the Enchanted Forest on the anniversary of the August 15th opening of the Enchanted Forest in 1955.  The celebration weekend will be August 15-16, 2015.  There will be a ribbon-cutting for the White Castle at the entrance to Enchanted Pine Tree Forest at Clark’s Elioak Farm on Saturday, August 15.

Drama Learning Center Announces Partnership with Clark's Elioak Farm

Entertainment at Clark’s Anniversary Event and Princess Appearances at Birthday Parties among the key facets of partnership

July 2, 2015 – Columbia, MD – Today, Drama Learning Center (DLC) and Clark’s Elioak Farm jointly announced an official partnership to bring DLC’s quality entertainment to the farm for special events and birthday parties.

DLC’s character entertainment will be available to Clark’s birthday party patrons as an optional add-on for summer rentals. Characters come on-site during the party to sing a song, pose for pictures, and lead party guests in a song or interactive drama game. Available characters include Anna & Elsa, Rapunzel, Belle, Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Doc McStuffins, Barbie, Despicable Me Minion, and others. Character entertainment contracts for birthday parties at Clark’s Elioak Farm are based on hour-long appearances.

DLC will also provide live entertainment on August 15 & 16 for the Enchanted Forest  60th Birthday Event at Clark's Elioak Farm. Characters will be on hand both days to interact with guests for the duration of the event. DLC’s characters willlead story times and sing-a-longs at pre-determined times as well. Students participating in DLC’s summer camp production of Into the Woods will also perform select numbers from the production in a nod to the historic Enchanted Forest castle that will be unveiled at the event that commemorates the attraction’s 60th birthday.

Martha Clark, owner of Clark's Elioak Farm, is delighted by the opportunity to showcase the talents of the DLC students throughout this summer at the farm.  "The characters can be a fun addition to the activities we currently provide for children's parties.  It will also be great to have the storybook characters at our Enchanted Forest celebration." 

Birthday Party Appearances

  • $120 for first character, $50 each additional
  • Patrons inquire directly to Drama Learning Center (410-997-9352) for availability

Enchanted Forest 60th Anniversary Event Schedule of Entertainment

Saturday, August 15
·         10 AM – Roving Characters start
·         10:30 AM – Into the Woods Mini Performance
·         11:30 AM – Princess Storytime
·         12 PM – Ribbon Cutting
·         1:30 PM – Princess Sing-a-long
·         2:30 PM – Into the Woods Mini Performance

Sunday, August 16
·         12 PM – Roving Characters start
·         12:30 PM – Princess Storytime
·         1:30 PM – Into the Woods Mini Performance
·         2:30 PM – Princess Sing-a-long
·         3:30 PM – Into the Woods Mini Performance


Clark’s Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042


Tiffany Underwood Holmes, Arts Administrator


(410) 997-9352

August 20, 2015 @ 5pm / 3rd Thursday of each Month

Historic Ellicott City

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Girls Night Out

Grab your gal pals and visit Historic Ellicott City for an evening of fun, shopping and treats. The party starts at the Wine Bin where you pick up a FREE reusable goodie tote filled with gifts and coupons. Free wine tasting and live jazz music. Special Girls Night Only discounts in our boutiques and restaurants plus treats along the way. Just look for the pink flag in front of participating businesses.

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30% off everything in the store
Buy one top - get one bottom 50% off

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Jehovah Java

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Fresh Young Coconut Smoothies $5 each - fresh young coconut, banana, strawberries and blueberries in any combination...
Jehovah Java
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Joan Eve Classics & Collectibles
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20% off the entire store
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The ClayGround Studio & Gallery
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Flower themed fused glass art project.  Drop in any time starting at 6:30
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The Wine Bin

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10% all wine
20% off all giftware


FREE Summer Choral Singing Workshop
August 22, 2015, 10a.m. – 1p.m.

Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County (MCCC) invites singers of all voice ranges who  love great  choral music (or who just love to sing!) to our annual FREE Summer Choral Singing Workshop on August 22, 2015, 10a.m. – 1p.m. in the Levine Music Building, room 100, McDaniel College, Westminster. Artistic Director, Dr. Margaret Boudreaux will lead us as we work on vocal techniques and sing! Those of us who attend every year know that this is great fun and we always learn something new. FREE, open to the public, but to help us to better accommodate you, please call ahead and leave a message on our info line: 410-871-3371. For more information visit our website: www.masterworksofcc.org

Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County is a non-profit, adult, volunteer chorus dedicated to providing opportunities to hear music of the highest quality as well as participate in making that music. MCCC performs a variety of masterpieces by legendary composers including Mozart, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Rutter, and others. MCCC has also premiered works by Garth Baxter, Justine Koontz, Rebecca Oswald, and Lorraine Whittlesey.

MCCC is funded in part by a Maryland State Arts Council Operating Grant, and a Carroll County Arts Council Community Arts Development Grant.

Wine and 'Animal Friendly' Cheese Tasting at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary
August 23, 2015 @ 12:00pm – 4:00pm Wine & 'Animal Friendly' Cheese Tasting / 1:00pm First Farm Tour / 2:00pm Second Farm Tour

3950 White Rose Way Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Wine and cheese are two of life’s finest pleasures – and nothing goes better with wine than goats!! Come enjoy Wine & 'Animal Friendly' Cheese Tasting at this month’s Open house. Join us at either 1pm or 2pm for our monthly Farm Tours led by our wonderful volunteer tour guide and event coordinator, Rissa Miller. Then join us on the lawn and in the wine cellar to sample outstanding wines and a variety of dairy-free cheese, jams and other delights. Grape juice is available for children or adults who prefer not to drink. Feel free to pack a picnic of any other tasty treats you wish to enjoy and also to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Our normal Farm Tours (at 1pm and 2pm) will also run and are included in the ticket price: $15 for juice and cheese, $20 for wine and cheese. The Burleigh Manor gift shop is always open during our Open Houses, so you will have the opportunity to purchase one of awesome Burleigh Manor T-shirts, a notebook, or even some handmade quince jelly.

ManneqART Announces 2015 Events Schedule
September 12-26, September 27, 2015

ManneqART has announced its 2015 Competition which features the following unique and exciting events:
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

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

Gilchrist Hospice Care Presents 30th Annual Taste of Howard County
October 18, 2015, 5 pm to 8:30 pm

Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Taste Chairs Tracy & Bob Lucido invite you to celebrate “Cheers to Thirty Years.”

Enjoy an evening of exquisite fare of more than twenty of the county’s finest restaurants, a bourbon and local craft beer tasting as well as mobile bidding on the largest silent auction in the area. All proceeds benefit Gilchrist Hospice Care’s inpatient hospice Gilchrist Center Howard County. Tickets are $100 in advance and can be purchased by visiting http://gilchristhospice.org/taste or by calling Cliff Hughes at 410-730-1764.

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