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Maryland Calendar of Events for June
Last time pages were updated June 13, 2017 11:10 AM

Matzohball 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run -
Running For a Cause!
Sunday June 4, 2017, 9:00

Centennial Park located off Route 108 in Ellicott City, Maryland
Temple Isaiah is sponsoring the 13th Annual Matzohball 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday June 4, 2017, 9:00 am at Centennial Park located off Route 108 in Ellicott City, Maryland. 

This is a family event for runners or walkers. Proceeds to benefit HopeWorks, DreamBuilders, Grassroots Crisis Center, and Temple Isiah. Register here:

Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy
June 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

St. Paul Church at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City, MD

Celebrate the Year of Mercy with this story of mercy and forgiveness. The script for "Saint Faustina - Messenger of Mercy" is created solely from selections from Divine Mercy In My Soul, the Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska. The texts are not read, but dramatically portrayed in the persona of Sister Faustina. The stories of the Diary come alive!  She will perform on June 11th at St. Paul Church at 3755 St. Paul Street in Ellicott City at 7:00 PM. Free-will offering. No tickets needed. Appropriate for all ages.
Artists Chuck Aaron, Allen Alexopulos, Max Crownover and Jim Oliver Present “Elegant Woodturnings”
June 12, 2016 - June 23, 2016

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

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Maryland Woodturning Artists Chuck Aaron, Allen Alexopulos, Max Crownover and Jim Oliver have an affinity for turning locally found wood - recovered from downed trees that would otherwise be landfilled or used as firewood – into beautiful artifacts.  
Their art show will run from 12 June to 23 June 2016 at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, 8090 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043 with the opening reception on Sunday, 12 June from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Allen Alexopulos - Master Woodturner - has been creating custom woodturning art in his studio in Annapolis, Maryland since 2001.  Allen's artistic goal is to highlight as much of the natural figure, texture and color from the wood as possible.  Simple shapes combined with graceful curvatures amplify the beauty of his turnings.  Although Allen has explored many areas of woodturning, his principal repertoire includes natural edged vessels, lidded boxes with ornate finials, hollow forms and formal vessels.
Chuck Aaron is an accomplished woodturner from Columbia, Maryland who creates beautiful bowls, hand-crafted pens and other wooden art.  Chuck’s art allows him to create physical objects that express the beauty he perceives in the world around him.   His woodturning engenders objects that show the beauty of color and wood grain in a way that is both visual and tactile.   
Max Crownover creates art using both wood and metal in his studio in Columbia, Maryland.  He has loved working with wood for as long as he can remember and has done a variety of woodworking, including building and refinishing furniture. Max creates bowls, wall hangings and other items.
Jim Oliver – an accomplished Woodturner - is a resident of Oella, Maryland (the historic portion of Ellicott City lying east of the Patapsco River).  Jim began woodturning after his retirement from the Agricultural Research Service in 2004.  As a retired chemist, Jim still enjoys experimenting, and investigating new stains and wood conditioners that may permit utilization of spalted and highly figured woods that would otherwise be unsuitable for use.  
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is 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.  

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  Our website is and our Facebook page is

Several images are attached:
Image 1 – Chuck Aaron - Natural Edged Bowl
Image 2, 3 & 4– Allen Alexopulos - Sculpture, Natural Edged Vessels, Lidded Boxes with Ornate Finials
Image 5 – Max Crownover - Wall Hanging
Image 6 – Jim Oliver - Vase

Grand Opening of WAXUALITY
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 9am - 7pm

3211 Corporate Ct., Ellicott City, MD

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Grand Opening! Lots of Prizes, Food, Waxing Specials and Giveaways throughout the day!

15 Year Anniversary of the Marine Corps League, SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084

On June 23, 2001, the Howard County Marine Corps League was born when 21 motivated Marines were awarded a charter by the Department of Maryland Commandant, thus making the Detachment 1084 official.  Our mission is to join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.

On June 23, 2016, our detachment, renamed the SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. (Howard County) Detachment 1084, will celebrate its 15 year anniversary.  Our namesake, SSgt Karl G. Taylor, Sr. was a Marine from Laurel, Howard County, Maryland who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (our nation's highest military honor) for heroism in the Vietnam War.

Over the last 15 years, we have organized and participated in numerous activities to support our mission and the community.
• Sponsored a Patriotism Essay.
• Awarded several thousand dollars in scholarships to outstanding Howard County graduates.
• Provided emotional support to wounded Marines in the hospital.
• Picked up hundreds of bags of trash as part of the Adopt-a-Highway Program.
• Volunteered in the Toys-for-Tots Program.
• Attended Marine Corps birthday ball celebrations.
• Provided a color guard to march in various local parades.
• Organized golf tournaments.
• Participated at various local town festivals.
• Donated hundreds of dollars and material goods to the Marines Helping Marines Program.
• Provided free lunches to veterans on Veterans Day.

Our detachment meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 1930 (7:30pm) at the Yingling-Ridgely Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Auxiliary Post 7472 located at 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043.  We are always looking for new members.  For more information, see

138th Annual Clarksville Picnic sponsored by St. Louis Church
June 25, 2016, noon to 9pm

St. Louis Parish, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 / Tracy Mayer 410-531-6040

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Come to a day filled with kid's games, pony and hay rides, face painting, your favorite fair foods and sweet treats – Saturday, June 25, 2016, noon to 9pm!  There's also a magic show and lots of music.  There's plenty for the grown-ups to do – BINGO!, a Silent Auction, plant sale, hand-made crafts, White Elephant garage sale, and our $20,000 raffle to a name a few.  Enjoy our popular family-style chicken and pulled pork dinner with all the fixins' under the big tent.  Tickets for the dinner are $15 for adults, $6 for those 5-10, and kids under five eat free.  There is no admission charge to enter the picnic grounds.  We hope to see you there!!!

Howard County Summer Theatre's 2017 Summer of Disney
June 29-30 and July 1, 5-8 @ 7:00 and July 2nd at 2:00

Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Rd. in Ellicott City, MD 21043

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$18 with a discounted price of $15 for seniors (60+) and children 12 and under

MAIN STAGE - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS!
Howard County Summer Theatre is pleased to announce its 43rd annual summer musical. Our 2017 main stage production is Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS!
Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS is based on the beloved 1964 Disney movie, and was adapted from a series of books written by P. L. Travers. The Broadway musical version opened in November 2006 and closed in March 2013 after 2,619 performances. Our musical version combines elements from P. L. Travers’ books and the Disney movie to create a fun and compelling story.
MARY POPPINS is the story of the Banks parents who have been searching for years for a suitable nanny for their two unruly children, Jane and Michael. When Mary Poppins arrives to answer an ad for a nanny that the children wrote but never sent, it becomes clear that the Banks’ home will never be the same. Through a series of adventures and trials, Mary, her friend Bert, and a host of eccentric characters help the Banks family realize how much they love and need each other. Classic songs such as Step in Time, Jolly Holiday, and A Spoonful of Sugar are joined by some newer tunes such as Practically Perfect and Precision and Order to tell this “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” story.
HCST veteran Dave Bittner returns to the stage as George Banks with Robyn Bloom as his wife Winifred. Justin Moe portrays Bert, and we are pleased to welcome Heather Reed to the HCST family in the title role of Mary Poppins. The show is directed by Tom Sankey with a choreography team of Amanda Slatin, Alyssa Tschirgi, Laura Greffen, Victoria Farnsworth, and Kassi Serafini. Chris Hettenbach provides the vocal musical direction. We hope you enjoy the magical journey!
Show dates are June 29-30 and July 1, 5-8 @ 7:00 and July 2nd at 2:00. All performances are at Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Rd. in Ellicott City. Tickets are $18 with a discounted price of $15 for seniors (60+) and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Ellicott City Music and Arts store and online at This year’s beneficiaries include Prepare for Success and the Ellicott City Partnership.

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