April 27 & 28 - Enchanted Forest Weekend @ Clark’s Elioak Farm
Come see our new Enchanted Forest display on loan from the Howard County Historical Society. Our book about the Enchanted Forest, “The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland’s Storybook Park” will be available for sale. Martha Anne Clark will be signing the book on Saturday and Sunday.

April 27 - Earth Day Bird Walk @ Howard County Conservancy
Join Anthony VanSchoor and other Howard County Bird Club experts to listen for – and spot – as many as 50 different bird species!

HoCoFestivals and Events

April 26 - 12th Annual Pretty in Pink Ladies Champagne Luncheon and Fashion Show @ Turf Valley Resort
Drink, dine, shop, and laugh the afternoon away with unlimited pink champagne for a good cause! Enjoy retail therapy, hors d’oeuvres, a served luncheon, and a runway fashion show

April 26 - Dressed by a Drag Queen @ The Mall in Columbia
Eastern Coral has graciously offered to host a fundraiser for HoCo Pride! Come to Eastern Coral at the Mall in Columbia and enjoy refreshments, snacks, beverages, and fabulous Drag Queens.

April 26 - Vino Scholastico @ Howard Community College
Raise a glass and help raise funds for Howard Community College student scholarships at the 13th annual Vino Scholastico

April 26 - Lyrics of the Heart : Women’s Retreat @ Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center
Along with Peggy Patenaude as facilitator, Stowe Good, two outstanding singer-songwriters, will lead women in a pilgrimage of the heart through presentation, storytelling, ritual, prayer, group sharing, and of course, music.

April 27 - 2019 Bluegrass, Brew, and BBQ Festival @ Red Shedman Farm Brewery
Red Shedman Farm Brewery proudly presents the 5th annual Bluegrass, Brew, and BBQ Festival. The Festival combines the love of craft beer, music and barbecue and takes place on Linganore Winecellars beautiful rolling acres in the countryside of Mt. Airy, Maryland.

April 27 - Columbia Association Golf Open House @ Fairway Hills and Hobbit’s Glen Golf Clubs
Open to the public-you do not need to be a CA member to enjoy a day of golf, special activities and offers, raffles and more!

April 27 - SpringFest @ Old Ellicott City
Celebrate Earth Day in Old Ellicott City at our annual SpringFest celebration. This free and family-friendly event offers 3 outdoor stages featuring music from 25+ bands. Each stage area offers free family crafts, local food, wines and locally brewed craft beer. Sidewalk sales, outdoor dining, museums throughout town offer something for everyone. Free parking and shuttle service from county parking lots makes getting to the festival easy.


April 26 - Columbia Jazz Band: The Music of Buddy Rich @ The Columbia Orchestra
Join the Columbia Jazz Band for a tribute to one of the most dynamic musicians in big band history: Buddy Rich. Selections include Big Swing Face, Norwegian Wood, Channel One Suite, and West Side Story.

April 27 - Collin and Friends: From Italy to America, A Vocal Journey @ Monteabaro Recital Hall in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
A concert featuring three of Howard Community College Music Department outstanding voice majors in a program varying from lieder to folk-song to operatic arias encompassing three centuries of music.

April 28 - Keeping Jazz Alive @ African American Art Museum of Maryland
The event will include Jazz Videos, door prizes, Circle of Stars vendors, celebrity guest appearances, refreshments.

April 28 - Free Art, Music, & Dance “For Young at Heart” @ St. Louis Church
A free Spring "Art for the Young at Heart" Concert will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in St. Louis Church, Clarksville. The Atlantic Reed Consort and St. Louis Chamber Orchestra -- featuring the Treble youth Choir.

April 28 - Mystic India : The World Tour @ Merriweather Park
Mystic India: The World Tour is an internationally-acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ Toby’s Dinner Theatre
A sweeping score with songs from the Disney animated feature and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. You will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical.



April 26 - 28 - Countryside Artisans Member Studio Tour @ Breezy Hill Alpaca Farm
Join us April 26 - 28 for demonstrations and tours of Breezy Hill's fiber studio, boutique, and alpaca farm.

April 26 - Joey & Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding @ Belmont Manor & Historic Park
Ovation Dinner Theatre Presents: The hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does.

April 26 - Wine and Design and Glitter! Painting with Julie Gross @ Artists’ Gallery
For this event, you will paint a small canvas, layering acrylic paint and glitter.

April 27 & 28 - Countryside Artisans Spring Studio Tour/Gallery Tour
Heron's Meadow Farm, a member of the Countryside Artisans, is a stop on the Countryside Artisans Spring Studio/Gallery tour.  Stop by the pottery studio on Heron's Meadow Farm as we roll out some new pottery designs for the Studio Tour event.

April 27 - April Rimpo “Introduction to Experimental Watermedia Techniques” @ Horsespirit Arts Gallery
You’ll have the opportunity to explore great color combinations and try a few acrylic & gesso mediums to see how they enhance your work. You'll learn to incorporate: Drips, Abstract backgrounds, and control blooms that add interesting organic texture to your work.

Bats in Belfries : Shana R. Goetsch & Danielle N. Garzelloni @ The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery
Bats in Belfries refers to an old colloquialism which presents bats as an allegory for mental illness. It relates architecture or structures to that of the mind’s own framework.

Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez : Entranced  @ Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery
The Horowitz Center Galleries presents the work of Alfonso Fernandez Vazquez in the Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery from April 1 -  May 6."Entranced" refers to the way viewers are lured into the works to discover nuances in color, texture, and iconography that forms a negotiation between subtle imagery referencing immigration, politics, and cultural identity.

Color & Places @ The Artists’ Gallery
Julie Gross presents a series of dynamic urban landscapes that explore the neon color palette associated with Miami, Peru and the Caribbean. She likes to use the magic of color and simply shapes while examining the effects of black light and neon oil color.