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Calendar of Events for April
Last time pages were updated March 22, 2017 6:08 PM

Wilde Lake Community Association

SPECIAL NOTICE: 7k Run/1K Walk to Remember on Saturday April 1

 The Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association (MDSAA) is sending this advisory to notify you of a 7k foot race on Saturday, April 1 that may temporarily impact traffic for the neighbors of Centennial Park.  The Fourth Annual 7k Run/1k Walk to Remember benefits the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence  
The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. and runners and walkers will exit the south entrance (opposite of Ten Mills Rd.) and head eastbound on MD Route 108.  They will turn north on Woodland Rd. and then immediately access the park’s pathway system.  Once the runners/walkers exit from Woodland Rd., the balance of the race is along the pathways of the park. There will be no further impact on roadways outside of the park.
Please note if you live in the Running Brook neighborhood  as you may be temporarily impacted as runners and walkers traverse this short section of MD Route 108.
Below is a map of the route of this event.

Carole Black
Special Assistant
Wilde Lake Community Association
10400 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia, MD 21044

Death with Dignity
On Sat., April 1st, 2 - 4pm

Christ Lutheran Church, 12570 Clarksville Pike/MD 108 (just south of Guilford Road near Rte. 32) in Clarksville, MD 21029 / 301-854-2100

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For the third year in a row, “Death with Dignity” bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide (PAS) were considered by the Maryland General Assembly.  So far, these efforts have been unsuccessful, but even people who see the reason in such laws can take comfort in knowing there are more rationale and ethical alternatives to PAS.

On Sat., April 1st, 2 - 4pm, Christ Lutheran Church will be hosting a free educational outreach presentation for the community that will focus not only on the alternatives to PAS and the Christian perspective, but also the non-spiritual “rational” response to the narrative that PAS is a compassionate option and individual choice.  Faith-based arguments alone are unlikely to sway secular-minded supporters of PAS, including politicians and national organizations that push for state-by state legalization. Visiting presenter Rev. Joel Gaertner testified last year as an expert witness before the Minnesota state legislature when they were considering legalization of PAS. His work with the developmentally disabled and those at the end of life has given him valuable insight into how PAS puts the disabled, in particular, at risk. 

Our church is located at 12570 Clarksville Pike/MD 108 (just south of Guilford Road near Rte. 32) in Clarksville, MD 21029.    For more information about our speaker and program, please visit our website.

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

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. 

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.
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