Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Didn't plan a whole weekend away? Here are a few places where you can go to for just the day.
Not everyone plans a getaway for Memorial Day weekend. But if you don't want to be stuck in the house with the kids for three days, a solidly-planned day trip with the family may do you some good. To avoid traffic, don't travel Friday evening through Saturday morning and Sunday evening through Monday. Which leaves Saturday and Sunday as days to take one of these day trips. Being a native Delawarean, I will tell you that Delaware Beaches are the best. (It's OK, I listed my biases in my profile.) But, seriously, the drive isn't too bad from our region and there are a lot of options once you get there—from the games and rides on the Rehoboth boardwalk and outlet shopping, to the bars in Dewey, to the award-winning seafood and even just a good…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Places to shop and things to do during the holidays in Columbia.
Whether you live in Columbia or are visiting to do your holiday shopping, most people in the area know Columbia is a hub for major outlets. The mall is home to Sears, Lord and Taylor Nordstrom, the Apple Store and over 100 other stores. Shopping centers near Snowden River Parkway include a Home Depot, Wegmans, BJs Wholesale, Walmart and other major retailers. But the holiday season in Columbia is also filled with great events like Symphony of Lights and the Nutcracker on ice. Find out what's going on in Columbia for the holidays and for other shopping options, check out the Ellicott City Holiday Shopping Guide. Places to shop: Mall in Columbia – The mall is home to more than 100 stores. During the holidays the mall offers a festive …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
In anticipation of Halloween, Patch rounds up a list of the scariest places to visit in or near Howard County.
If it takes more than a simple "boo" to make you jump, Patch has a list of attractions in or near Anne Arundel County that will satisfy your need to be scared silly. Wicked Woods Haunted Attraction Where: 120 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie (Behind Monsignor Slade Catholic School) When: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 Details: The two haunted trails are recommended for ages 8 and older. There is a Wee Kids Maze—a Halloween-themed path full of twists and turns—for younger kids. Plus, there is a concession stand. Cost: $10 Haunt at Sunrise Farm Where: 100 Dairy Ln., Gambrills When: 7:30 p.m. (dusk) to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 Details: An old-fashioned hayride on a farm will lead you to haunted barns where…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Will you be making Halloween more than just a night at the end of October?
Even though Halloween is only one night, there are plenty of opportunities around Howard County and Central Maryland to make the most out of the scariest month of the year. Whether you're looking to celebrate with a few drinks or find an excuse to get the kids out of your hair for a few hours, we have you covered: Fall Spooktacular This festive fall event will feature a magic show, crafts, treats, games, and fall refreshments on Oct. 12, 3-4 p.m., North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. Local Ghost Lectures and Book Signing Russ Noratel, president of the Baltimore Society for Paranormal Research, will give a talk about ghosts and other unexplained phenomena on Oct. 24 at the Howard County Historical Society Library, 9421…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Here's a roundup of some of the top events this weekend in Howard County.
2nd Annual Clyde’s of Columbia Fall Craft Beer Tasting Festival Where: Clyde’s of Columbia Lakefront Pavilion, Downtown Columbia When: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2-7 p.m. Why go: Clyde’s is partnering with over 20 different craft breweries to showcase fall beers from around the country in addition to providing a wide selection of its Oktoberfest-style food, such as knockwurst, bratwurst and pretzels. Cost: $2.50/ ticket or 20 tickets for $40. Each ticket is good for a 4oz pour. Rev3 Half-Full Triathlon Where: Centennial Park, Ellicott City When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 7:30 a.m. Why go: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults organized the half triathlon to raise funds to help treat cancer. In addition to the good cause, world-famous athlete Lance …
Friday, September 28, 2012
What do you hope to do at this year's Fall Fest?
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Downtown Ellicott City will host its first combined Main Street Music Festival and Fall Fest on Saturday, and Patch is helping you plan your fun and music-filled day. See below for the times and locations of the Fall Fest activities, and follow this link for a list of five must-see music acts playing among the 53 bands. And don't miss out on our article detailing what this year's festival is all about. Ellicott Mills Stage in Lot D (Behind Howard County Tourism Office): Music: 12-12:30 p.m. Kelsey Abbott 12:45-2:30 p.m. Bendt Fendyr 2:45-4:30 p.m. Chris Wojtal and the Hilltown Getdown 5-7 p.m. Soul Island Rebels Entertainment: 4:30-5 p.m. Jedi and Sith Light Saber Duels Food and Drink: Ellicott Mills Brewing Company Pure Wine Cafe River …
Here's what's going on around Howard County this weekend.
Ellicott City Fall and Music Festival Where: Main Street, Ellicott City When: Saturday, Sept. 29 from noon to 7 p.m. in the city's Historic District Why to go: This year's Fall Festival will not only feature family friendly activities such as pumpkin decorating, face painting and a moon bounce, but also a 53-band music festival. The bands will begin between noon and 1 p.m. on indoor and outdoor stages and will play throughout the day. Price: Free Rock Your Jeans Expo Where: Supreme Sports Club, 7080 Deepage Dr., Columbia When: Saturday Sept. 29, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Why to go: Columbia Association is hosting this free event, which consists of a Macy's fall fashion show, fitness class demos and special giveaways. Price: Free Howard County Walk…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Where: Columbia Lakefront Stage When: Friday, Aug. 17, 8 - 10:30 p.m. Why to go: They're showing the Academy Award winning 2011 silent film The Artist. The movie is about a silent movie superstar who faces the end of his career when he meets a young actress. (It also includes a dancing dog!) Pricing: Free Where: Centennial Lake Park, Ellicott City and parts of Columbia When: Sunday, Aug. 19, start at 7 a.m. Why to go: Hunderds of female athletes will compete for a $5,000 purse on a triathlon course that includes a 0.62 mile swin, 17.5 mile bike and 3.3 mile run. It's the seventh annual Columbia Iron Girl and the event was named the "Best Women's Event" in the Mid-Atlantic by Competitor Magazine. Pricing: Free to watch, registration to …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Here are some fun things to do around town with the family this weekend.
Lakefront Movie: Men in Black Where/When: Columbia Lakefront; 8–10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6 Why Go: Watch a movie outside at no charge. Pricing: FREE Lakefront Concert: Billy Coulter Band Where/When: Columbia Lakefront; 8–10 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 Why Go: Washington D.C. singer/songwriter Billy Coulter draws on influences as varied as Bob Dylan to Squeeze. Pricing: FREE Paint It! Ellicott City Where/When: 8267 Main St. in Ellicott City; all day from Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 8 Why Go: Watch as artists participate in an organized three-day outdoor “paint-out” in historic Ellicott City. Pricing: FREE First Friday in Historic Ellicott City Where/When: Main Street in Ellicott City; 5–9 p.m. on Friday, July 6 Why Go: There will be free…