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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 to help your event get additional exposure. Future events are posted to the Calendar of Events. Last time this page was updated February 9, 2016 7:55 PM

Portalli's Italian Resaurant
Portalli's Italian Resaurant


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Fat Tuesday Celebrations at Portalli's

February 9, 2016

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The Forget-Me-Not Factory
Forget-Me-Not Factory
Follow Cupid's arrow for
unique and beautiful gifts
for your sweetheart!

* Jewelry *
A new line of jewelry from designer Anne Koplik. Proudly handcrafted in the U.S. from her studio in New York. Anne Koplik jewelry is worn by many of Hollywood’s elite. Her line has been the exclusive provider of jewelry for Dancing with the Stars  since Season 5.
* Keepsakes *
Handcrafted Snowbabies capture a loving moment for a lifetime!
* Fun toys *
3-d Heart glasses turn bright lights into HEARTS! Great to use with bubbles too. Each bubble reflects with a heart!
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Crystal Heart Earrings
by Anne Koplik
Neck in Neck Snowbaby
3-D Heart Specs

Can't get enough bubble magic? Check out our website!! Free shipping on orders over $75!

8044 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043  |  Store Hours:  Sunday-Friday 10 - 9 and Saturday 10 - 10
1-866-4-GLITSY1-866-4-GLITSY FREE / 1-866-445-48791-866-445-4879 FREE or 410-465-7355410-465-7355   | www.forgetmenotfactory.com

The Wine Bin
The Wine Bin

Boutique wine store located in Historic Ellicott City

Valentine's Winemaker Dinner

Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm
Join us at Catonsville Gourmet for a special winemaker's dinner featuring Proprietor/Winemaker Brian Terrizzi from Giornata Wines in Paso Robles, California.
$80 per person inclusive. For reservations and advance payment, call 410-465-7802.
Reception Wine
Terre Gaie Sparkling Rose
1st Course
Roasted Tomato Minestrone,
featuring 2013 Ramato 'Bassi Ranch" Pinot Grigio, San Luis Obispo
2nd Course
Pan Fried Mozzarella Strozzpreti,
featuring 2014 Giornata Vermentino, Paso Robles
3rd Course
Rosemary Grilled Veal Loin, Portabella Au Jus,
featuring 2013 Il Campo, Central Coast
4th Course
Cedar Roasted Salmon Pinwheels,
featuring 2013 Aglianico, French Camp Vineyard, Paso Robles
Belgium Chocolate Paté,
featuring 2012 Gemellaia, California


Winemaker Meet & Greet

Saturday, February 13, 1-6pm
Proprietor/Winemaker Brian Terrizzi from Giornata Wines will be in the store tasting, talking and bottle signing. Join us, and learn what makes this family winery a perfect blend of California and Italy!


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 wine@winebinec.com
Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 9pm,
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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Individuals Sought to Support Patapsco Valley Environmental Stewardship Program

Want to be part of PHG's Stream Team to help run events?

Part-time environmental coordinator and environmental assistant wanted

PHG is hiring for a seasonal event coordinator and assistant for the Environmental Stewardship Program.
Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love being outside and working with volunteers? If so, Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc. (PHG) needs your help with annual volunteer-based activities to protect and restore the lower Patapsco River watershed.

PHG is recruiting for both a seasonal, part-time program coordinator and a seasonal part-time program assistant.  Selected candidates will help manage a pool of more than 1,000 enthusiastic volunteers to run watershed stewardship activities which include cleanups, invasive plant removal, tree plantings, tree maintenance and educational activities. Activities are held predominantly during spring and fall weekends and require occasional weekday or summer engagement.   Activities occur at various sites throughout the Patapsco River Valley. Required documentation or correspondence for each activity may be conducted on site, home and/or at the PHG office.  Summaries of the job descriptions follow: 

Program Coordinator: Summary of Job Description: Under the leadership of the Environmental Program Director (EPD), lead and document programs and events throughout the Patapsco River Valley, manage and coordinate staff, Volunteer Stream Team Leaders and volunteers. Plan, coordinate, and lead service-learning projects, corporate retreats, stream cleanups, invasive plant removals, tree plantings, and tree maintenance and other programs as assigned. Assist or lead workshops and education programs. Weekends and some weekdays and/or evenings required. Environmental experience required. Compensation: $15-20 per hour commensurate with experience.

Program Assistant: Summary of Job Description: With the coordination of the Program Coordinator and Environmental Program Director, plan, coordinate and lead stream cleanups, invasive plant removals, tree plantings, tree maintenance and other programs. Program Assistant may also be required to assist or lead workshops and education programs. Weekends and some weekdays and/or evenings required. College degree preferred, environmental experience preferred. Compensation: $12-16 per hour commensurate with experience.

For questions, copies of complete job descriptions, or more information about the positions, email Betsy McMilliom, Environmental Program Director at patapscofriend@gmailcom .

To apply, email resume and cover letter by February 15, 2016 to patapscofriend@gmail.com

Volunteer Stream Team Leaders Wanted in
2016 !!! 

A volunteer "Stream Team Leader" chooses which events they want to participate and choose whatever role(s) they are most comfortable as part of the PHG Stream Team!
Registration/Greeter:  Welcome and register volunteers, help volunteers get any needed supplies, complete registration paperwork, provide simple first aid, answer questions, and monitor refreshments!
Scout/Guide: Check the site before cleanup to find areas where trash needs to be removed and direct volunteers in the most efficient way to remove and transport trash (we need at least two guides for big cleanups!)
Photographer/Re-stocker: Take photos of volunteers in action, carry a small inventory of supplies (gloves, trash-bags, first aid kit, etc), find out if volunteers need anything, and give friendly encouragement!
Trash/Recycling Organizer: Organize the trash pile, separate it into trash and scrap metal piles, and make sure the piled up trash is taken to the landfill the following business day by county highway crews as scheduled by you!
Setup and Cleanup: Arrive an hour before volunteers to set up, has a vehicle to transport cleanup supplies, and leaves an hour after the event to clean up and make sure it is a success!
After the Event: Calculate and enter statistical data into the cleanup report, send a thank-you email to the volunteers, and help post photos on the volunteer photo website
Organize your own team of volunteers and conduct a clean up on your own!
If you are not able to join as Stream Team Leader or do not have time, you are welcome to be a Volunteer Trash Remover! Pick an area that needs help - many workers are needed!

Stream cleanups are mainly during the spring and fall on weekends and some weekdays.
Stream Team Leaders must attend a 2-hour workshop along with field training at an actual cleanup. Classroom training is scheduled for Friday, March 18 from 10 am - 12 pm.  If you are interested, please email patapscofriend@gmail.com for location.







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Gallery Exhibit: HoCo Open 2016
February 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm (Weekly on Wednesday & Friday til February 27, 2016

Howard County Arts Council 8510 High Ridge Rd Ellicott City, MD 21043 / Howard County Arts Council 410-313-2787
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Gallery Exhibit: HoCo Open 2016

A special, 35th anniversary edition of the Arts Council’s popular salon-style, non-juried exhibit showcasing the talent of local artists.

Columbia Association All Star Day Open House
February 13, 2016

Select CA Sport & FItness Facilities 6151 Day Long Ln Clarksville, MD 21029

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Columbia Association All Star Day Open House

It’s the NBA’s All-Star weekend and CA has something special for our own all-stars — you! Visit select CA sport and fitness locations all day on February 13 for special fitness classes, demonstrations, activities, giveaways and more.

Participating locations include:
Columbia Athletic Club (5435 Beaverkill Road, 410-730-6744)
Columbia Gym (6151 Daylong Ln, 410-531-0800)
Columbia Ice Rink (5876 Thunder Hill Road, 410-730-0321)
Columbia Swim Center (10400 Cross Fox Lane, 410-730-7000)
Fairway Hills Golf Club (5100 Columbia Road, 410-730-1112)
Haven on the Lake (10275 Little Patuxent Parkway, 410-715-3020)
Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club (11130 Willowbottom Drive, 410-730-5980)
Supreme Sports Club (7080 Deepage Drive, 410-381-5355)

Visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/Allstar for a complete schedule.

All CA members are welcome to bring guests for free!

Each member will be automatically entered into a prize drawing upon checking in. Each guest that visits any CA sport & fitness facility will be entered to win a 30-day Package Plan Plus Membership!

KidSpace will be free for any non-KidSpace members at the three fitness clubs from 9am-4:30pm. Reservations must be made for children 18 months and younger.

Call any participating location for more information.

Seeking Salamanders: Where Are They?
February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am

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

| http://www.hcconservancy.org/ | Tickets: https://mail.howardcountymd.gov |

Seeking Salamanders: Where Are They?

Have you ever wondered where to find salamanders?  Sue Mullerwas the Howard County Coordinator for the Maryland Amphibian & Reptile Atlas (2010- 2014).  Results from this study can be found at the Howard County Bird Club website, and a photo gallery can be seen here.  Sue will give a presentation featuring all of the salamanders found in Howard County as well as tips on where to look for them and how to find them.  Weather permitting, we will go outside and search for salamanders!  FEB 13- Saturday 10am Register Here!  FREE PROGRAM!

Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tours
February 18, 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.

All Who Wander Are Not Lost w/ author and photographer Kevin Loughlin
February 18, 2016 @ 8:16 pm

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

| http://www.hcconservancy.org/ |

All Who Wander Are Not Lost w/ author and photographer Kevin Loughlin

Join Kevin Loughlin, author, photographer and owner of Wildside Nature Tours, on a photographic journey to some wonderful, far away, and not so far away places. Kevin has enjoyed many fun travels over the 22 years since he founded Wildside and has created many beautiful images to share! Enjoy birds, bears, sloths and so much more as you explore many diverse habitats from the cold waters of the Chesapeake to the mighty Amazon River, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands and many more incredible destinations!    FEB 18- Thursday 7pm $10/person Register Here!

Tickets: http://www.hcconservancy.org/upcoming-events.html.

Howard County Genealogical Society Meeting
Saturday February 20, 2016 @ 2-4pm at the Miller Library

Topic:  Tech for Genealogy.  Five topics will be presented by members. 1) “Using Google Maps for Genealogy” by Don Dripps; 2) “Using Facebook Groups” by Tracy Hill; 3) “Using Evernote by Jerry Kissel; 4) “Summary of Alternatives to Family Tree Maker” by Dottie Aleshire; 5) Panel discussion on personal preferences and experiences on various genealogy software programs including the cloud storage by Jerry Kissel, Mike Noble, Dottie Aleshire and Dennis Ayers.  2p Browsing and socializing; 2:15p Sharing time; 2:30pm Meeting; 2:45p Program.  Location Miller Library 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City, Md.  If Howard County Libraries are closed the meeting will be cancelled.
The Howard County Historical Society presents “P.S. I Love You”
February 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

| http://www.hchsmd.org/ | Email |

The Howard County Historical Society presents “P.S. I Love You”

The Howard County Historical Society presents “P.S. I Love You,” a romantic evening of letters and writings from the hearts of historic figures connected to Ellicott City, on Feb. 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the HCHS Museum, 8328 Court Ave., Ellicott City.

Cost is $10 per person. Wine and chocolate will follow the presentation. Full proceeds benefit the HCHS. To purchase tickets, go to www.hchsmd.org/events.

Tickets: http://www.hchsmd.org/events.

‘The Story’ at Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church
February 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am (Weekly on Sunday til November 6, 2016 )

Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church 2330 Mt Hebron Dr Ellicott City, MD 21042 / Adrian Pratt

| http://www.mthebronpc.org/the-story.html |

‘The Story’ at Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church

Did you ever put on your bucket list ‘Read the whole Bible’ and then tried it, without success? We’d like to help! ‘THE STORY’ is a 31 week chronological journey through the 66 books of the Bible based on a book of the same name produced by Max Lucado and Randy Freeze. We start our journey on Sunday January 17th during our morning service at 10:00 a.m. We will be pursuing it throughout the year. Come join us and complete another item on your bucket list!
The Power of Storytelling: Sharing Stories for a Stronger Community
February 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Howard County Conservancy 10520 Old Frederick Rd Woodstock, MD 21163 / Devon Kosisky 443-472-3681

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Workshop: $75/person / Storytelling: $10/adult

The Power of Storytelling: Sharing Stories for a Stronger Community

18 and over. With Leigh Tillman. We are hosting two events on February 26th at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD. The first is an afternoon workshop that will help you learn how to create, fine tune, and tell a good story. This is limited to 24 registrants. The second is an evening storytelling event with a diverse and vibrant group of local Howard Countians. Come to one or come to both!!

*NOTE CHANGE OF DATE* FEB 26- Friday 2-6pm Workshop $75/person (limited to 24 registrants)
7-9pm Storytelling $10/adult

The Diamondback Tavern
The Diamondback Tavern

The Fabulous Hubcaps
February 26, 2016 @ 8:30 pm – February 27, 2016 @ 12:00 am

Turf Valley 2700 Turf Valley Road Ellicott City MD 21042 / 410.423.0812

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$30 per person

The Fabulous Hubcaps

Rock-n-roll is alive and well! Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as The Fabulous Hubcaps perform their extensive repertoire of Doo-Wop group harmony, Classic Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R&B music.

Tickets and overnight packages will be on sale Monday, November 16, 2015. Please click here to purchase tickets, or call 410.423.0812 to reserve your overnight package.

Tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=60312.

Wine & Wags
Presented by petite Cellars
Saturday February 27, 2016 @ 1:00 - 16:00

Turf Valley Towne Square, 11079 Resort Road, Ellicott City, MD

| http://www.petitecellars.com/ |

Preparing for the End - How to Plan for Your Funeral Needs
Tax Time Scams to Avoid
Coming March 2!  - Student Loan Forum and Resource Fair

Scam Alert! Learn about the latest scams, how to identify scams and report scams

Information for Landlords and Tenants - Learn how to protect your rights when leasing residential property 

The Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs, a division of the Howard County Department of Citizen Services, provides consumer information, assists in resolving consumer-merchant disputes and enforces Howard County consumer protection laws.  For more information, refer to the information listed on the right side of this page.

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Do you have a question about the Office of Consumer Affairs or the services we provide?  Send us an e-mail:consumer@howardcountymd.gov

Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3 PM

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21042 / 410-799-9321 or 301-854-0107

| http://www.procantare.org |
Tickets are $20 and $18 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door

The Columbia Pro Cantare chorus with Laura Whittenberger, soprano; Rob McGinness, baritone, Donald Fries, organ, Jacqueline Pollauf, harp; and the Howard County Concert Chamber Orchestra, perform Duruflé’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem.  Also on the program, Debussy’s En Bateau, Jacqueline Pollauf, harp; and Beau Soir, with Laura Whittenberger, soprano.  The CPC Chamber Singers perform Charles V. Stanford’s  Beati Quo Via andThe Lord Is My Shepherd, and William Walton’s Set Me as a Seal upon Thine Heart.

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