Friday, May 24, 2013
Don't have plans for Memorial Day? Try one of these activities to help keep you and your family entertained.
Go Fishing! The weather Memorial Day weekend is expected to float around the mid-70s, meaning great fishing weather. The Patapsco River in Ellicott City is home mostly to sunfish, smallmouth bass, and rainbow trout, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR also recommends Centennial Lake on the Columbia/ Ellicott City line, which includes species such as largemouth bass, channel catfish, trout and the rare tiger muskie. DNR reports tiger muskies have been in stocked in the lake since 1995 and there are some now over 36 inches that “provide an explosive fight for anglers who hook into one.” Remember, don’t forget to obtain a fishing license, if you’re older than 16. Maryland FM Hamfest at the Howard County …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wine in the Woods takes place Saturday and Sunday at Symphony Woods Park in Columbia.
Howard County's annual celebration of Maryland wine takes place this weekend. This year's event will include about 1,500 volunteers from wineries and the community, and an expected attendance of 25,000 people, according to Anna Hunter, the marketing director for Howard County Recreation and Parks. One of the new additions to this year's event is a cell phone app—available on both Droids and iPhones—that includes a map that shows where food vendors, artisans and wineries are located, as well as a schedule for the live music acts. You can download the app in the Droid or iPhone store by searching, "Wine in the Woods." Here's 10 things to know about this year's event: 1. Taster tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 at the gate on …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Looking for something to do? We have a list of options here.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The circus will be in Howard County later this month. Will you be going?
It's a memory that many of us share - watching elephants march down the main road signaling the arrival of the circus. But is it time for that practice to stop? Piccadilly Circus is coming to the area on April 9. Dismayed with the way in which animals are used as entertainment, Patch commenter Cj Ellie wrote that it was time to "throw animal-act circuses into the trash heap of degrading form of entertainment," likening them to freak shows. Kathie alderman wrote: "They are being shocked and whipped on a regular basis! And what big cats want to sit in cages next to loud blaring speakers??!!" These two aren't alone. Los Angeles may soon be banning the use of circus elephants, according to the New York Times. That would make it the seventh …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
St. Patrick's Day is today, do you have plans?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Where is your favorite place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Tell us in comments.
Now we're not going to tell you how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, because that's up to your own interpretation. But we've compiled a list of places to celebrate the holiday. Second Chance Saloon The Saloon in Oakland Mills is kicking off the celebration at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 17. The bar is offering $2.50 green National Bohemians all day, as well as $4 Irish Coffees and $5 Jameson shots. Bruce Casteel will play live from 3 to 6 p.m. and Idle Wild from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Symphonic Pops Columbia Orchestra’s Sunday performance will include a Celtic celebration featuring the Teelin Irish Dance Company as well as a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Much of the performance will center around Broadway’s greatest show tunes and songs from films. …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tails are wagging in anticipation.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Also, Grammy nominees The Lumineers will play the following weekend.
Hot off their Best New Artist win at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Fun. recently announced a live performance July 20 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The indie rock band from New York City also won the Song of the Year Grammy for their catchy hit "We Are Young." At the Grammys, Fun.'s Nate Ruess, 30, joked, "I don't know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. If this is in HD, everybody can see our faces, and we are not very young," as the band accepted the award for Song of the Year. Tickets for Fun. go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. on Ticketfly. Tickets are $35 - $45. Also scheduling a summer concert at Merriweather this year is The Lumineers, a folk band out of Denver, that broke out in 2012 with their self-titled …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Bookmark this page when you're wondering how to post an event, announcement or blog to Columbia Patch.
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Would you like to post events, announcements and blogs to Columbia Patch? Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with our community. To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page. That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the County Council, photographing an event, meeting with community members, or something else …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Columbia Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Howard County Restaurant Weeks Final Round of Starlicious Talent Show Auditions Kids Night Out: Happy Feet Solar 101 Workshop Exhibit Reception: HoCo Open 2013 Youth Finance (Wi-Fi) Event