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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.
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!!


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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!





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,
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!

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