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June 2017

Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City Ghost Tours

June 30 - November 18
Howard County Welcome Center, 8267 Main Street
Ellicott City, 21043
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We double dare you to walk the streets and learn more about the past inhabitants of this historic milltown — one of the oldest and most haunted locales in America! Our spirits invite you to hear their stories during our frightfully fun ghost tours. Friday & Saturday nights at 8:30 PM now through November 18th. The Friday tours offer different ghost stories from the Saturday tours so be sure to book one of each to hear ALL the ghost stories…

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July 2017

Howard County Food Truck Festival

July 1

Howard County Food Truck Festival Come sample wares from dozens of delicious local food trucks all day in the beautiful summer weather. Concurrent with Maryland Craft Brew Tasting Experience (separate tickets required). Tickets available online. $9 general admission presale, $12 for craft brew tasting. 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. facebook. com/events/1779214035641462. 252-532-0821.

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Paint It! Ellicott City

July 6 - July 10

Paint It! Ellicott City The Howard County Arts Council presents this annual event, which brings artists and spectators to historic Ellicott City, where artists set up their easels around the historic district, capturing the city and all its charms in paint. Event culminates in an exhibit of all the juried artists’ work. Juried artist submissions due April 28, Open Paint applications open in May. $30 entry fee. All day. Ellicott City Historic District. hocoarts.org. info@ hocoarts.org. 410-313-ARTS.

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Doggie Dash

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry St.
Savage, 20763
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A roughly 1 mile fun run with engaging obstacles around the nearby terrain of Savage Mill where participants take their canine companions along for the experience! July 9th from 9am-11am. There will be dog centric vendor tables, raffles for the puppy parents, treat table for pets, a toy retrieval in the Little Patuxent river and a best in show parade. $25 per family before July 1st, $35 per family after July 1st.

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Trailblazers Camp

July 19 - July 21

Trailblazers Camp Kids ages 8-11 are invited to follow in the footsteps of explorers and trailblazers by learning how to make natural shelters, safely start and build a fire, and cook snacks over a campfire, and learn to navigate a forest obstacle course with compasses and GPS. Bring nonperishable lunch (no nut products) and a drink. $140 per child for entire camp. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia. apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/ Activity_Search/61230. 410-313-0400.

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Murder Mystery

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD
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A fun-filled evening of adventure while solving a murder mystery! The catch? You will have to zip, swing, and climb to find the answers that will help solve this clue-based mystery! Your night includes zany characters, yummy appetizers, delicious drinks, and prizes are awarded to the winners! Come in costume. Prizes awarded to the best!

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August 2017

The Ellicott City Literary Pub Crawl

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wine Bin, 8390 Main Street
Ellicott City, 21043
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You’ll stroll through a town almost 250 years old and stop at several locations to hear from writers who spent time here: the granddaughter of a town founder, a Secretary of the Navy, a minister to the Ottoman Empire, a U. S. Ambassador to Spain, the first truly American writer (at least according to William Faulkner) and an editor at The Baltimore Sun. Tours are on the first Thursday of each month and begin at 8:00 PM from The Wine…

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The Colonial Iron Industry: Elkridge Landing and Beyond

August 4

The Colonial Iron Industry: Elkridge Landing and Beyond As part of the Howard County Historical Society lecture series, Lee Preston, Jr., former president of the Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group, will discuss the Dorsey family, Avalon Iron Works and the vital colonial iron industry in Elkridge. Bring your own lunch. Drinks and treats will be provided. Free for HCHS members, $5 for nonmembers. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Howard County Historical Society Museum & Library, 8328 Court Avenue, Ellicott City. info@hchsmd.org. hchsmd.org/ events-programs.…

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Howard County Fair

August 5 - August 12

Howard County Fair It’s that time of year again! The annual Howard County Fair is back with carnival games, rides, fair food, pig races, pony rides and much more! Ride prices vary with daily specials; check website for details. Entry $5 ages 10 and older, $2 seniors 62+. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship. howardcountyfair.com. 252-532-0821.

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Indian Foundation Sauces Cooking Class

August 16

Indian Foundation Sauces Cooking Class Learn to make the three basic and popular sauces in Indian cooking: brown masala (onion sauce), makhani sauce (tomato butter cream) and khorma sauce (almond sauce) under the direction of Chef Ravi Lahor. $22 materials fee due at start of class. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The Arc of Howard County, 11735 Homewood Road, Ellicott City. facebook.com/ events/1840888166166830. Info: Danielle Bassett, dbassett@howardcountymd. gov or 410-313-4634.

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