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Calendar of Events for May
Last time pages were updated May 9, 2018 5:20 PM

Historic Ellicott City Paint and Sip
Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 06:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum at 3711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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21 yrs+ / $40

Ever want to create your own masterpiece? Stop by the B&O Ellicott City Station Museum on May 3 at 6:30pm for a night of painting historic scenes of Old Ellicott City while enjoying the creative atmosphere in America's oldest surviving railroad station. Join local painter and artist Wiley Purkey, who guides you in making your own interpretation of a selected painting from his collection. Materials and supplies are provided. Light refreshments served, wine available for purchase with valid photo ID.
Centennial Park Lakeside Movie - Star Wars (PG-1977)
Friday, May 4, 2018 from 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Centennial Park Maryland at 10000 Clarksville Pike (Main/South), Ellicott City, MD, 21042

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Star Wars: A New Hope (PG-1977)

May the Fourth Be With You! Join us for a special Star Wars Day screening of the movie that started it all. Grab a blanket or lawn chair, bring the family and enjoy an outdoor movie at Centennial Park! Bring a flashlight, as the movie will be showing at dark. For information, call 410-313-4700, TTY 410-313-4665. *Schedules subject to change. For a recorded announcement about cancellation due to inclement weather, call 410-313-4451 after 5pm on the day of the performance. The Adventure Shack Concessions will be open from 3pm until Movie end time and serving movie night food and refreshment specials. 

Movie will be shown at Centennial Park South lawn area in front of concert stage. This event is free!

**We typically draw large crowds, please arrive early and carpool if possible. We will close the parks gates once we reach capacity. Please bring a flashlight to help navigate to your seats and your car after the movie.**

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Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 08:30 am to Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 05:00 pm 

Howard County Fairgrounds at 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, Maryland, 21794 / Maryland Sheep Breeders Association

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$5 per person per day - 18 and older. Under 18 admitted free

More sheep and wool than you can imagine -- always the first full weekend in May. Discover the beauty of sheep, the warmth of wool and the delicious taste of lamb during a fun-filled weekend celebrating all things sheep, from hoof to handwoven. Featuring over 800 sheep, sheep shows, sheep breeds display, parade of breeds, working sheepdog and sheep shearing demonstrations, sheep to shawl contest, fleece show and sale, workshops and seminars, special activities for kids, cooking demonstrations, food booths, musical entertainment, over 275 vendors… and much, much more!

Ever wonder who you’re related to? 
May 10, 2018 - 7 pm

Laurel Pool Club Room, 9th & Main Street, Laurel MD

Just a reminder that this Thursday May 10  is the Laurel Historical Society’s program “The (Family) Secrets in Your DNA., Experienced local genealogist Jim Cross will help folks discover the ABC’s of DNA research. Presented by the Laurel Historical Society Genealogy Group, the meeting will be held at the Laurel Pool Club Room, 9th & Main Street, Laurel starting at 7 p.m.  LHS members are free, Non-member suggested donation is $5.00.   More info at

Rails and Ales Night at the Museum
Friday, May 11, 2018 from 07:30 pm to 10:30 pm 

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum at 3711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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21 and up / $15

Looking for something to do on Friday nights? Come to the B&O Ellicott City Station Museum for a night of old fashioned fun and games! Play various types of historic and railroading themed games while enjoying locally brewed beers from Ellicott Mills Brewery. Bring your friends or loved ones for a fun filled night in old Ellicott City. Contact: Caitlin Chamberlain at 410-313-0420.

All About That Lace
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm 

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin at 8394 Main St, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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All ages / Free

The ever-popular Chesapeake Region Lace Makers Guild returns to share their knowledge of the intricate art of lace making! Give it a try yourself or watch the masters at work as they set up outside of the Thomas Isaac Log Cabin. Step inside the cabin for a brief history tour and make a scent sachet of fragrant dried herbs and flowers to take home. Play Colonial-era games and learn about life along the National Road in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

Preservation Month Sweet Tea Social
Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Patapsco Female Institute at 3655 Church Rd, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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16 and up / $15

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month by spending an evening in the historic ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute and learn about the historic preservation efforts that went into saving this National Register of Historic Places site. Take a self-guided tour of the ruins, view photos of the site over time, including the period of abandonment and learn how the preservation process began at a grassroots level by concerned citizens and led to stabilizing the ruins. There will be an opportunity to stroll the landscaped grounds and enjoy the spring evening as the ruins come to life. Iced tea, other soft drinks and light refreshments will be served. Parking on site is limited to accessible only; a shuttle from the Circuit Court parking lot will bring you up the hill to the ruins and will run continuously for the event. Rain or shine. Contact: Caitlin Chamberlain at 410-313-0420.

Wine in the Woods
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 am to 06:00 pm

Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods at 10431 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland, 21044 / Inner Arbor Trust 443.832-3223

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21 and up / $32 in advance or $44 at the gate. Non-taster tickets $30. Children 3 and under: Free.

Tickets for 2018 Wine in the Woods are on sale now! Join us for Howard County’s 26th annual weekend of wine, food and music in Symphony Woods (by Merriweather Post Pavilion). Sample bottles from local vineyards at Maryland’s largest wine festival, sharpen your palate at our wine education seminars and take home a souvenir glass. Purchase fine art and specialty crafts, food from a variety of local vendors, and enjoy live entertainment during this can’t-miss two day event. Please note: While all patrons are welcome, this event is not intended for children. To purchase advance tickets, volunteer or learn more, visit 

Nite Bite Fishing
Friday, May 25, 2018 from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm 

Centennial Park Maryland at 10000 Clarksville Pike (Main/South), Ellicott City, MD, 21042

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Under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult / $5

Have you ever wanted to fish Centennial Lake at night? Now's your chance! Join Howard County Recreation & Parks for a unique opportunity to fish the lake after hours. Bring your own fishing pole, bait, tackle, bug repellant, flashlight or lantern, chair, or boat. Advanced registration is encouraged but on-site registration is available. Anglers 14 yrs & up can register for the Nite Bite Fishing Tournament Series ($100 fee, see website for details). Info: Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754.

Ghostly Guides: PFI
Friday, May 25, 2018 from 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Patapsco Female Institute at 3655 Church Rd, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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16 and up / $25

Gain exclusive after-hours access to the 181-year old ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute, overlooking the Patapsco River Valley in Ellicott City. Take a guided tour of the dramatic ruins, then gather around a campfire and listen to the stories and local legends surrounding this Victorian-era girls' school. Use the same equipment as professional ghost hunters in your search for evidence of paranormal activity! S'mores and soft drinks will be served. Info: Caitlin Chamberlain, 410-313-0420.

Ghostly Guides: B&O Ellicott City Station
Friday, May 25, 2018 from 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum at 3711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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16 and up / $25

Gain exclusive after-hours access to the B&O Ellicott City Station Museum, built in 1830 and in use through the 1940s. Take a guided tour of the historically rich, and possibly haunted museum. Then gather around a campfire in the old station turntable with s'mores and listen to the stories and legends surrounding this historic railroad station. Afterwards, soak up the atmosphere as you use the same equipment as professional ghost hunters to gather evidence of paranormal activity and draw your own ghostly conclusions! Come join us on July 10th for a special Civil War event. It was on this day, 153 years ago, that wounded civil war soldiers were sent to the station after the battle at Monocacy. It said they still wander the station every July 10th! Info: Caitlin Chamberlain, 410-313-0420.

Coffees & Teas with Headmaster
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 08:30 am to 09:30 am 

St. John's Parish Day School at 9130 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD, 21042

You are all invited to attend our 
Coffee With Headmaster and Tea With Headmaster events this year.
This is a great opportunity to discuss Our Mission here at St. John's Parish Day School. There will be two dates for "Coffees", which are our morning sessions, and two dates for "Teas", which are our afternoon sessions.

Coffee With Headmaster

Date 1: March 7, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Clark House

Date 2: April 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Clark House

Tea With Headmaster

Date 1: March 28, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Clark House

Date 2: May 30, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Clark House

Movie Night at the Wine Bin
Friday May 25, 2018

The Wine Bin summer movies start Memorial Day weekend and runs Saturday nights through September.

The parking lot closes to cars 1.5 hours before showtime. Chair setup is allowed after that point.  The Wine Bin offers beer and wine tastings before the movie.  There is popcorn available for a donation to Howard County's Voices for Children.  The movies are a free event, but please be aware that The Bin pays $1,000's of dollars each year to license and show the movies... A few rules to consider:

-No smoking on The Wine Bin property

-No talking during the movie

-Please purchase your alcohol from The Bin

-Please be polite and courteous to your fellow movie goers and share the space

May 25: Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) 2:09 - R / 9:00PM

May 26: Top Gun (1986) 1:50 PG / 9:00PM

June 2: Beauty and the Beast (2017) 2:09 - PG / 9:00PM

June 9: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 2:16 PG-13 / 9:00PM

June 16:  Rear Window (1954) 1:52 - PG / 9:00PM

June 23: Sleepless In Seattle (1993) 1:45 - PG / 9:00PM

June 30: The Post (2017) 1:56 / - PG-13 9:00PM

July 7: The Darkest Hour (2017) 2:05 - PG-13 / 9:00PM

July 14: Wonder (2017) 1:53 - PG / 9:00PM

July 21:  Love Actually (2003) 2:15 - R / 9:00PM
July 28: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) 1:59 - PG-13 / 9:00PM Aug  4: Get Out (2017) 1:44 - R / 9:00PM

Aug 11: Back to the Future (1985) 1:56 - PG / 9:00PM

Aug 18: Night at the Museum (2006) 1:48 - PG / 9:00PM

Aug 25: Princess Bride (1987) 1:38 - PG / 9:00PM

Sept 1:  Star Wars - The Force Awakens (2015) 2:16 - PG-13 / 8:00PM

Sept 8:  Wonder Woman (2017) 2:21 - PG-13 / 8:00PM

Sept 15: The Dark Knight - Batman (2008) 2:32 - PG-13 / 8:00PM

Sept 29:  Black Panther (2018) 2:14 - PG-13 / 8:00PM

Oct 27: IT (2017) 2:15 - R / 8:00PM



Frequently Asked Questions

When do the Movies Start?
We hit the play button at 9PM May to August.  8PM after August

Do you show the Movies Rain or Shine?
Neither...can't show them when is raining or when the sun is out.  

How do we find out if a movie is cancelled?
We post the cancellation or movie change on our Facebook page.

Can we drink in the parking lot?
Yes, that's the only way we make money to help pay for the movie.

Who puts the movies on?
The Wine Bin...We often hear how nice it is that "they" put the movies on and how it must help our business.  We are the "they".  We get no county financial support for doing the movies.  On occasion we get an organization/business that would like to sponsor the movie and they help offset the license fee.  In the past few years we have received a small sponsorship from Howard County Tourism.

Are the movies family friendly?
We show a wide range of movie styles.  Some movies may not be appropriate for you or your family.  Please visit to view parental warnings for each film to help you decide what is appropriate for your child and yourself.

You may park on Ellicott Mills Dr or in Lot F.  Plenty of free parking is also available at the Courthouse and you can walk down Court Ave to this part of Main Street.  There is no parking allowed on upper Main Street.

Please support this site by visiting our Sponsors listed below, thank you!
Landscape Supply
Reyes Jewelry
Cash 4 Gold
Law Office of
Walter D. TY, LLC
Lower Main
Main Street
Oriental Rugs
Italian Restaurant
HoCo Farm
Heritage Museum
Joan Eve
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
Joan Eve
The Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast
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