Featured Events

Jul 11

A Night 40 Years In The Making at Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant

On Bastille Day in 1975 the Tersiguel family including Fernand, Odette, Michel and a cast of characters which may include you, began a journey at 8141 Main Street. The family venture was affectionately known at the time as Chez Fernand and was an immediate success. With a twist of fate in 1984 all that the family had built was lost in the fire. Yet, as we know the family’s spirit was not broken that day and has since grown and prospered. Everything that the Tersiguel family represents now resides in a building located at 8293 Main Street and has been a fixture in Howard County for nearly 25 years.

Across 40 years there have been thousands of birthdays celebrated, thousands of anniversaries, weddings, graduations and millions of memories made between Chez Fernand & Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant. However within those millions of memories exists one constant: the Tersiguel family.



Location Info:

Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant 8293 Main Street Ellicott City, MD 21043

Jul 11

The Durham Station Bluegrass Band

The Howard County Historical Society presents The Durham Station Bluegrass Band on July 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the HCHS’s Museum.

This traditional bluegrass band is a member of the Tri-State Bluegrass Association.

Complimentary refreshments served. BYO bottle of wine, if you’d like, or pick up a bottle at the Wine Bin (8390 Main St., Ellicott City) mentioning you are going to the show and receive a 10 percent discount. Tickets are free for HCHS members; $12 for non-members. Part of the proceeds benefit the HCHS.



Location Info:

Howard County Historical Society 8328 Court Avenue Ellicott City, MD 21043

Jul 12

Insect Extravaganza at Robinson Nature Center

Summer hums with the excitement of insect symphonies. Bring your family out for an incredible afternoon of fun-filled activities that highlight our six-legged friends. Meet your nature center guide who leads you on an exploration of the forest and gardens at Robinson Nature Center. Help collect and identify butterflies for Howard County’s butterfly count. Search the stream for aquatic insects. Get your face painted, create special crafts, and join in games. Please register for one of the staggered arrival times and arrive promptly as your group departs for your adventure at the appointed time.

Event Cost: $10; $8 members



Location Info:

Robinson Nature Center 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044

July 10-13

Paint It! Ellicott City

Professional artists from around the Mid-Atlantic region will set up their easels throughout Historic Ellicott City for three days July 10-12, capturing the city’s unique charm and character while competing for at least $5,000 in cash prizes during Paint It! Ellicott City 2015. The public is invited to come watch the painters in action, and artists from the community are invited to join the fun as Open Paint-Out participants.

Paint It! will include two exciting new events this year: a Quick Draw Competition on July 11 from 10am–12pm, in which artists will compete for a cash prize as they take a painting from start to finish in just two hours; and a presentation and book signing by Gary Pendleton, author of 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.

Following the three-day paint-out, the Howard County Arts Council will display nearly 50 of the paintings in the Paint It! Ellicott City juried exhibition in Gallery I at the Howard County Center for the Arts. An exhibit featuring works by 40 or more emerging and professional artists participating in the open (non-juried) paint-out will also be exhibited for one day in the Center lobby.

Both exhibits open on July 13, with a preview and reception from 6-8 pm when the art will be unveiled and offered for sale. Juror awards and other cash prizes will be presented at this time, including Best in Show and the Gino Award, two $1,000 cash awards named in honor of Ellicott City artist Gino Manelli (1915-2010).  The preview and reception are free and will include wine and cheese and musical entertainment. The juried exhibit will be on view at the Center for the Arts through August 21. The open paint-out exhibit will be on view at the Center for the Arts on July 13, then move to the Howard County Welcome Center in downtown Ellicott City on July 14, where work will be offered for sale and on view through the summer.

Artists interested in the Open Paint-Out can download a registration form at www.hocoarts.org/exhibits.php.

Location Info:

Historic Ellicott City

Contact Info:

410-313-2787 Visit Website »

July 17

13th Annual Bastille Day Wine Tasting

Have a great time for a great cause! Wide assortment of wines, beer, and fantastic foods.

This is the 13th year Chef Dan & Mrs. Donna  Wecker are hosting the Bastille  Day Fundraiser for a  cause that is very close to their hearts.

100% of all donations and ticket sales go directly to The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Pediatric  Trauma & Burn Service.

When purchasing tickets, or when making a donation,  we ask that checks are made payable directly to Johns  Hopkins Children’s Center.

To donate items to the silent auction, please contact  Matthew Balan at matthew@elkridgefurnaceinn.com.



Location Info:

The Elkridge Furnace Inn 5745 Furnace Ave Elkridge, MD 21075

Contact Info:

410-379-9336 Visit Website »

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