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HopeWorks Dines with Elijah Cummings | Four course meal at Aida Bistro
Thu, May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Aida Bistro 6741 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046

Jennifer Pollitt Hill and the Board of Directors of HopeWorks cordially invite you to join us with guest of honor Congressman Elijah Cummings for a four-course meal with wine pairings, and a conversation on the work of HopeWorks; the impact on a survivor and the impact on our community.

Cinco De Mayo Friday
May 5, 2017

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Howl at the Moon. We will have $3 Corona Extra, $5 Cuervo Shots, $6 Cuervo Margaritas and $25 Cuervo 86 oz. Blue Margarita Buckets. Enter to win your very own Cinco De Mayo Happy Hour Party today.
$3 Corona Bottles
$5 Cuervo Shots
$6 Cuervo Margaritas
$25 Blue Cuervo Margarita Buckets
Walk for Peace
Sat. May 6, 2017

Picnic Shelter 217 Patapsco Valley State Park – Hilton Area 1101 Hilton Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228

Help us raise $1,000 for world peace.

Join us for an energizing 4.5-mile* hike through one of the Baltimore area’s beautiful parks. At the same time help raise money for the KMC-MD temple and the International Temples Project. Either gather sponsors or pay a registration fee of $25. The walk will end with a delicious picnic and guided meditation dedicated to World Peace. Last year we raised over $800. Our goal with this event is to raise $1000. Help us cross the finish line!

*There will also be shorter hiking route options for those who cannot complete a 4.5 mile route.

Time:  10am-1:30pm.  We recommend arriving early (about 9:30am) to find parking

How to participate, or sponsor someone going on the walk:

Participants gather sponsors or pay $25/person.
To register without sponsors ($25 per person), CLICK HERE To sponsor someone going on the walk, CLICK HERE, and write the person’s name in the “special instructions” field.
Other ways to make a sponsorship donation:
Call us at (410) 243 – 3837
Write out a check to “KMC-MD”
Bring cash to the temple office, and ask for Leksang

For more information go to or call 410-243-3837

3rd Annual Basket BINGO
Saturday, May 6, 2017

FOP Lodge #69

Basket BINGO - Join Neighbor Ride at FOP Lodge #69 (near Old Ellicott City) on Saturday, May 6th for our 3rd Annual Basket BINGO, featuring incredible prize baskets packaged in totes and organizers from Thirty-One Gifts. Doors open at 6pm / Games begin at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and include cards for 20 games. Dinner and snacks will be available for purchase at the event. Get your night-out crowd together and visit to purchase tickets today! Proceeds benefit Neighbor Ride's volunteer-driven transportation program that helps local seniors stay active, independent and connected to the community. Contact Colleen at (410) 884-7433 or for more information.
"Kirtan" concert at Towson's Sid Yoga Center
May 6th from 6:30 PM- 10:30PM

Minimum donations of $10 are greatly appreciated to support the concert members and travel.

Kirtan is a spiritual call-and-response form of expression which focuses on love and devotion, often threaded with a story.
Join Sid Yoga’s Nahi Warriors accompanied by Wynne Paris on May 6th for a full evening of this magical experience. The Nahi Warriors’ main mission is to play music which leaves its listeners in a deep state of peace. Included in this is Wynne Paris’s authentic sound which is derived from 20 years filled with spiritual adventures, and yogic experiences.
By being a part of this communal experience, you’ll tune in on the peaceful vibrations that are geared towards the realm of the heart. Kirtan, often referred to as the “jewel of a spiritual practice”, generates a joyful open-hearted and an abundance of meditative feelings.

Music on the Lawn
Sunday May 7, 2017

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Come to the Capt. Avery Museum on Sunday, May 7 for Pickin' by the Bay with the eclectic local band Mixed Business. Bring your acoustic instruments for a jam session led by the band before their live performance. 3-6pm. Admission $5; kids under 12 free. Food and drink available for purchase. 


Please Join us in Support of
Historic Ellicott City's
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge
A benefit Run for Beautification Projects in Ellicott City's Historic District and in Support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital



The 7th Annual
Hills of Milltown 5K Challenge

Are you Tough Enough to Tackle the Hills of Ellicott City?
Join us for this fun benefit run in support of beautification projects in Historic Ellicott City and also the Tina Broccolino/Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital

Sunday, May 14th, 2017


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Register TODAY at 
Race Day Registrations begin at 7:00am

Flowers for All Moms!!


Show your



Register your store, company, office or team and get all of your friends and family involved to help us to raise awareness for the resources at Howard County General Hospital Cancer Resourse Center and to be a part of making our Historic town beautiful!


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Post Race Party!
On the Courtyards of Tonge Row
Food, LIVE MUSIC & Prizes



Please contact us for Sponsorship interest or if you may be willing to volunteer!





Annual UMW Rummage and Indoor Yard Sale!
Saturday, May 13, 10-1. 

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville, Md 20705. 

Proceeds benefit women and children through approved UMW programs.  Everything is upstairs in the education building.  We sell housewares, ladies accessories, toys, books, craft supplies, decorations, small appliances and more!  We have lunch & a bake sale.  Table rentals may be available.  Call the church office at (301)937-7114.
Celebrations! Columbia’s 50th, Columbia Pro Cantare’s 40th, Jim Rouse Theatre’s 20th
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 8 pm

Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia 21044

Columbia Pro Cantare celebrates the anniversaries of three Howard County icons with a concert that highlights the special connection between the chorus and Columbia’s founder, James Rouse (1914-1996). The program includes Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, and Tom Benjamin’s I Build a House, commissioned by the chorus in honor of Mr. Rouse and his vision for the new community, and performed in 1997 at the opening of the theatre that bears his name. Renowned baritone Lester Lynch will be the featured soloist for both works and perform American spirituals accompanied by pianist Joel Martin in the second half of the concert. Also on the program, Copland’s Boatman’s Dance and Simple Gifts. CPC founder and artistic director Frances Motyca Dawson will conduct the concert, which will also feature the Howard County Concert Orchestra.

Tickets are $23 and $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15 years old: $10. Purchase tickets online at or by phone at 301.854.0107 or 410.799.9321.

Downtown Dog Resort
Friday, May 19 from 5:30-8 pm

Downtown Dog Resort & Spa Baltimore, MD 21230

Join The Buddy Foundation of Maryland and party with your dog at the Downtown Dog Resort on Friday, May 19 from 5:30-8 pm. This free event includes drinks, appetizers, music, photo opps, and more!

Dogs are welcome to the event for free play in the yards. All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines and on a leash; play is at own your own risk.
During the party, there will be a raffle ($5 per ticket) for 2 tickets to the Orioles game on Saturday, May 20th. The game, which starts at 7:35 pm, is on Jersey Give-Away Night. 
This event kicks off The Buddy Foundation of Maryland’s Charm City Rooftop Soiree happening on June 3, an event that benefits The Buddy Foundation of Maryland and the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). Tickets:

Whipps Annual Plant Sale
Friday May 19 & Sat, May 20, 2017

Friday May 19 & Sat, May 20,  Ellicott City’s only public garden-park, run entirely by volunteers—the Whipps Garden Cemetery—will hold its annual fund-raiser Plant Sale at the First Lutheran Church at corner of Chatham and Frederick Road in Dunloggin.

The Whipps plant sale will feature many native perennial flowers, including many butterfly, rain garden, shade-loving, and deer-resistant plants.  Many of the plants, including natives so favored in today’s landscape, are donated from the gardens of Master Gardeners. The sale is a favorite of Ellicott City gardeners because it features many unusual and hard-to-find varieties.

Special features:  Master Gardener talks on ‘Building Rain Gardens’ by Caroline Feil,  Bee Kind Butterfly Gardening’ by Betty Walke and ‘Using Herbs’ by Robert Glascock on Friday along with accompanying plants for each.  Free compost bins will be available on Saturday morning.

The restoration of the 19th century cemetery into a garden park  began in 1987. 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. Began as a family burial ground in 1855, Whipps is no longer an active cemetery; the last burial was in 1915.

All proceeds from the annual plant sale go for the up-keep of the one-acre Whipps garden-park, and fund such projects as keeping fresh wood chips on all of the pathways, signage for trees, shrubs, and selected perennials. Weeding, mulching, planting, and general nurturing of the garden is done by Master Gardeners and other community volunteers, including two garden clubs—Cross Country and Branch and Twig. Those who maintain the park welcome additional volunteers, including student groups and families, who would like to “adopt” a small area to care for. Volunteers work every Thursday from 9 until Noon, weather permitting, March through October.

The Master Gardener program is operated by the University of Maryland Extension Howard County Master Gardeners—over a hundred men and women—work as volunteer throughout the County on a number of horticultural and environmental projects.

For more information about the Whipps Garden Cemetery, volunteer opportunities there, or the upcoming Plant Sale, call, email or text Aleta Gravelle at 410-274-7795,
Vivid Seats Named Official Ticket Reseller of 2017 Preakness Stakes
May 20, 2017

Pimlico Race Course

Vivid Seats Partnership with the Racing Powerhouse Extended for Third Consecutive Year

Vivid Seats Representatives to be Onsite Saturday, May 20 to Assist Customers with Tickets Purchased and Guaranteed through Vivid Seats

BALTIMORE & CHICAGO, MAY 11, 2017 - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today Vivid Seats, the largest independent online ticket marketplace, is for the third consecutive year the Official Ticket Reseller of the Preakness Stakes. The middle jewel of racing's storied Triple Crown, this year marks the 142nd year of the “Run for the Black-eyed Susans.” The event is set for Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Tickets are available now at

This year’s partnership with Vivid Seat includes several elements designed to enhance the ticket-buying experience for fans of the legendary event, including:

·        The option to shop for, select and purchase tickets from Vivid Seats from a link located on the “Tickets” drop-down menu on the official Preakness website homepage.
·        A message redirecting fans to Vivid Seats from the official Preakness website when the most popular sections are sold out on the primary race ticketing engine.
·        Premium seat-rights protection enabling premium seat customers to resell their Preakness tickets on without losing their rights to purchase the same tickets in 2018.

“We are very happy to partner with Vivid Seats for the third consecutive year at the historic Preakness Stakes,” said Sal Sinatra, President and General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. “Vivid Seats continues to engage fans of sports and entertainment by being a leader in customer service for the greatest live events. The Maryland Jockey Club and Vivid Seats are excited to bring fans an incredible entertainment and sports experience come Saturday, May 20 at the Preakness.”

“Attending a world-class sporting event like the Preakness Stakes is something fans will never forget,” said Eric Vassilatos, co-founder of Chicago-based Vivid Seats. “It is an honor to work with the Maryland Jockey Club for the third consecutive year to offer a safe and convenient ticket buying and selling experience for Preakness fans interested in being part of this time-honored event.”

As with all tickets purchased from Vivid Seats, Preakness tickets will be covered by the company’s 100% Buyer Guarantee. For the Preakness, the Vivid Seats-Maryland Jockey Club partnership has made possible an added service for fans. A dedicated team of Vivid Seats customer support representatives will be on-site on race day to deliver “will call” tickets and assist with any other customer needs.

Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit    
Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.

Vivid Seats is the largest independent secondary marketplace for tickets to live sports, concert and theater events. Founded in 2001, the Chicago-based company offers industry-leading affordability across one of the widest selections of premium tickets and event packages. Vivid Seats supports all confirmed orders with a 100% Buyer Guarantee and an in-house customer service team to ensure the safest and most convenient purchase experience. Fans that want to sit closer and see more of their favorite live events can order directly on or by phone at 866.848.8499.
Follow Vivid Seats on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Be in the know. Find out about the hottest sporting events, concerts and theater shows through the Vivid Seats blog.

Media Contacts:
David Joseph, Maryland Racing,, +1-954-457-6451
Marita Thomas, Vivid Seats,, Ext. 149

Skye Soiree
May 20, 2017 6pm-11pm

Cocktail Mixer and Social Networking event hosted by Skye Media Group ( May 20, 2017 6pm-11pm Columbia, MD (private location)
Cost: General Admission, $25; VIP: $50

Driven by the desire to connect people through their brands and journeys, Skye Soiree is an experiential cocktail mixer & networking event where creative, talented & ambitious people come together to mingle, connect and build. As we enter our 7th year in business, Skye Soiree is our way of showing you what Skye Media Group is all about. Our hope is that you’re inspired to build your brand authentically, take risks, and play it big with your business. Start spring off right with us on SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017! Take a break from all your hard work, meet new friends, grab a bite + sip, & have some fun!

Beekeeping Workshop @ Talmar
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets still available! Reserve your spot today by completing the Bee Hive Workshop Registration form

During this workshop, attendees will be immersed in the world of beekeeping including foundational beekeeping knowledge such as bee life-cycle, hive dynamics, and bee production. The workshop is geared towards nature lovers, potential beekeepers, and volunteers who want to learn more about these effective little insects.  Also, this will be a STING free event �� Participants will better under the symbiotic relationship between pollinators and TALMAR to help ensure succulent produce and vibrant flowers. 

Dr. Andrew Mangle will be conducting this workshop.  He serves as TALMAR’s lead apiarist and has been studying bees and their habitats for years.  The price is  $15 per person for this workshop – TALMAR members can save 20% on this event.  Join now!

Complete form for this event:

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, celebrate women composers with 'Voix de Femmes' women's choir! ​
Sunday, May 28 at 4:00 pm

Free Concert
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​M​usic by and for women​, is presented by the Living Arts Concert Series at Resurrection Church (3315 , Greencastle Road - Burtonsville MD 20866). No tickets are required but donations are appreciated. For more information, please visit, email, or call Annick Kanter @ 301-520-8921

Through the centuries, it hasn’t been easy for even the most talented women composers to be recognized and published in a world dominated by men. Voix de Femmes, with Soprano Brooke Evers and pianist Grace Cho, presents an all women program: music written by women composers, for women voices, starting with the extraordinary Hildegard Von Bingen.
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For this special concert honoring women composers, Voix de Femmes is very proud to premiere a newly commissioned work written for the ensemble by Oregon composer Lana Walter, titled: We Rise, for women voices and percussion. Don't miss being part of history and honoring the contribution of women to the world of music!

Thank you for your help!

​ Kanter-Saint Hubert
Director, Music and Living Arts Concerts Series
Resurrection Church, Burtonsville, MD​

MCVET’s 22nd Annual 5K/10K
May 28th, 7:30-noon

War Memorial Building (101 N Gay St., Baltimore, MD 21202) Community, Fundraiser/Benefit, Health, Outdoors, Run/Walk, Food, Music
Contact: Roseline Taylor
410-576-9626 x253 

Help homeless veterans and other veterans in need by signing up for these open, timed races through the heart of downtown Baltimore. On-site registration will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. Following warm-up exercises, conducted by Back on My Feet (BoMF) Baltimore, the 5K race takes off at 7:30, followed by the 10K at 8:30. Runners will travel on flat and relatively fast USAT&F-certified and sanctioned courses down Light Street, through the historic Inner Harbor area to Federal Hill, Locust Point and back. Following the races, everyone can enjoy refreshments, door prize drawings, entertainment, vendor tables, and the presentation of cash awards and age group awards, medals and trophies. Registration, which includes a race bag and shirt for all runners, is $35 in advance/$40 on race day for the 5K and $40 in advance/$45 on race day for the 10K with checks made payable to “MCVET.” For online registration, visit Proceeds will support the Maryland Center for  Veterans Education and Training, Inc. – a non-profit 501c3 organization established in 1993. Using a “Veterans Helping Veterans” philosophy, it has provided residential shelter and wrap around supportive services for homeless men and women veterans to over 10,000 veterans from all branches of the military, without regard to their character of service. For more information, visit

UniverSoul Circus Plays Baltimore, MD (35 shows)
Wednesday, May 31 thru Sunday, June 18, 2017

6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21207 (Security Square Mall)

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