The Titanic Experience as Play; Robert Neal Marshall, Filmmaker and Playwright
Part of the Salon Series at the Columbia Art Center. Enjoy a unique inside look at the developmental process of creating a new theatrical work, Robert’s recent play 41N 50W. The play premiered last April in Southampton, UK and is a documentary style historical drama based on the 1912 Titanic US Senate Hearings led by Michigan Senator William Alden Smith. The play presents a different perspective on the tragedy and focuses on key players and rescue efforts surrounding the tragedy. Robert will share unique history about the titanic as you are taken on a moving journey directly over the wreck site of the Titanic on the 100th anniversary of the disaster.
Location Info:Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth Columbia, MD 21045
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This family-friendly concert brings together blockbuster hits from Broadway, the silver screen, popular song, light classics and more.
Location Info:The Columbia Orchestra 5460 Trumpeter Road Columbia, MD 21044
Rocks, Rivers and Railroads in Ellicott City and the Patapsco Valley
In 1771 four Quakers from Pennsylvania arrived in the Patapsco Valley to take advantage of the area’s steep slopes and fast running river (and cheap land, for it was poor for farming). The Ellicott brothers established a flour mill here and soon other mills, businesses, and settlements followed. Come join with a local naturalist and author on a walk to discover why geological and geographic features of the Patapsco Valley caught the eye of the Ellicott Brothers, the B&O Railroad, and other settlements followed. Ellicott City and its surrounds have been called “the Silicon Valley of the 1700s and 1800s,” as it sparkled with innovation brought on by bright engineers improving their milling operations.
For this tour, co-sponsored by Patapsco Heritage Greenway and Baltimore Heritage, Inc., we will journey through 450 million years of environmental and social history in two hours to discover why geological and geographic features of the Patapsco Valley caught the eye of the Ellicott Brothers and the B&O Railroad, and encouraged others to settle in this spot. Our tour guide is Mr. Ned Tillman, author of the book Saving the Places We Love: Paths to Environmental Stewardship. (His book is available for reduced price purchase at time of tour reservation.) The walk will include some hills but also plenty of breaks. With thanks to the Howard County Office of Tourism and Promotion, we will start and end the walk at the Welcome Center, with parking behind and a restroom within at the Old Post Office, 8267 Main Street in historic Ellicott City.
Location Info:8267 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043
Clark’s Elioak Farm Horse Discovery Center Special Weekend
To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, we will have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. We will provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child will have a stick horse to take home. Also, enjoy the hands-on experience of GEM MINING this weekend. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too.
Location Info:Clark's Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108) Ellicott City, MD 21042
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Clark’s Elioak Farm Gem Mining Weekend
Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. For more information about gem mining, check www.mobileminingexperience.com. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on MEMORIAL DAY, Monday May 25th.