There's a definite chill in the air and holiday markets are beginning to pop up this month, perfect for anyone who likes to get all of their gift shopping done before Thanksgiving. Old Ellicott City will celebrate its grand reopening on Small Business Saturday and Symphony of Lights returns to downtown Columbia this month too! Grab your favorite scarf and make some fun November plans in Howard County! 

Special Events:

November 1 - Pilgrim history & Hayride open house at Sharp's at Waterford Farm 

November 1-10 Day in the life of a farmer at Sharp's at Waterford Farm 

November 2 -  The Ellicott City Literary Pub Crawl with Maryland History Tours 

November 3 -  Family Fridays under the Dome at Robinson Nature Center

November 3 -  First Friday at Manor Hill Brewing Co.

November 3 - Friday Late Nights in the Naturesphere at Robinson Nature Center

November 3 -  Grand Opening at Ninja Warrior Indoor Obstacle adventure

November 3- 5 Howard County Crafts Spectacular at Howard County Fairgrounds

November 3 -  "Cemetery Art & Symbols" at Howard County Historical Society Museum & Library

November 4 -  Carnevil at Merriweather Post Pavilion

November 4 -  First Saturday Stories at Robinson Nature Center 

November 4-5 Pumpkin Chucking Weekend at Clark's Elioak Farm 

November 5 - Lunch with History at Museum of Howard County History & Library  

November 5 -  Games in the Meadows at Howard County Conservancy 

November 5 -  Lil Acorns in the Pumpkin Patch at Robinson Nature Center 

November 5 -  Mannequart Masquerade & Awards Gala at Manneqart

November 9 - Rachel Carson & Sacagwea-Women who made a difference at Howard County Conservancy

November 11-12 Military Re-enactor Weekend at B&O Railroad Museum 

November 11 -  Veterans Day Parade in Old Ellicott City 

November 12 -  America's First Factory at Howard County Library 

November 12 -  Animals, Animals, Animals at Robinson Nature Center

November 12 -  Maryland Alpaca & Fleece Festival at Howard County Fairgrounds 

November 16 -  Girls Night Out on Main Street

November 18 -  Coffee Lover's Hike, History & Tasting at Robinson Nature Center

November 18 - Hike to Rockburn Branch at Howard County Conservancy 

November 19 -  Colonial Holiday Celebration at Howard County Conservancy 

November 19 -  Dazzle Dash at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

November 22 - Pentapay at Shadowland Laser Adventure 

November 22 -  Pre Thanksgiving Naturesphere Movies at Robinson Nature Center

November 23 - Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Alexandra's American Fusion

November 24-31 Holiday Model Train Garden at B&O Railroad Museum 

November 25 -  Shop Small Saturday on Main Street

Music & Performing Arts

November 1-31 Savage Mill Ghost Tours at Historic Savage Mills

November 1-12 Toby's Dinner Theatre Presents DreamGirls

November 16-31 Toby's Dinner Theatre Presents Miracle on 34th Street

November 9 -  Garnet Rogers in Concert at Baldwin's Station

November 16 -  John Flynn Live in  Concert at Baldwin's Station 

November 21-31 Symphony of Lights Drive through at Merriweather Park at Symphony Wood

Art Exhibits

November 1-31 The Gift of Art at the Artist's Gallery

An exhibit showing artwork to inspire gifts for friends, family and loved ones during the month of November and December. “The Gift of Art,” an all-member show that will include additional small wood objects, ceramic pieces, jewelry, small paintings and other interesting 3D pieces.There will be an opening reception on Saturday, November 11 from 5-8 p.m 

November 3-31 Art Howard County 2017 at Howard County Arts Council 

Showcasing artists who live, work, or study in Howard County, Maryland are the focus of Art Howard County 2017, a biennial, juried exhibit featuring work in a variety of media. This year’s guest juror is Thomas Engleman, Gallery Director and Professor of Visual Arts at Howard Community College, who will offer remarks and present juror awards at a free reception on November 10 from 6–8pm.

November 3-31 CHROMA at Howard county Arts Council 

Reality proves a fertile playground for the imaginations of the artists showcased in this gallery exhibit. Sabine Carlson’s colorful oil paintings depict fragmented figurative imagery in abstracted landscapes, while Robert Mathews creates unsettling portraits of his ‘imaginary friends.