Welcome back to the weekend, Howard County! We have a lot going on this weekend, from Indian Pow-Wows to Dispatch at Merriweather Post. This is a busy weekend out here, so grab your friends and family and get ready for a fun filled summer weekend!


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine and share an enchanting night of romantic comedy under the stars in the PFI Historic Park, Ellicott City, our festival-style summer theatre home. June 20th and 21st into Flood Benefit Performances. All net proceeds for these two showings will benefit the Howard County Community Relief Fund. 

Howard County Indian Pow-Wow
Join the Howard County American Indian Pow Wow  July 21st and July 22 for a two day cultural festival with dancing and singing, craft demonstrations and story-telling and much more!

River Romp
Celebrate summer by cooling off at the nature center with activities down at the Middle Patuxent River! By popular demand, we've added weekday offerings. Bring your own picnic, and join a Robinson Naturalist at the river for lunch and fun, family-friendly river games. Search the stream for big and small animals! Make boats and race them downstream! Come dressed to get wet.


Saturday, July 21st, Dispatch is an American indie/roots band. The band consists of Brad Corrigan, Pete Francis Heimbold, and Chad Urmston. The band, which is based in the Boston area, was originally active from 1996 until 2002. 

DC101 Kerfuffle
Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Awolnation, AJR, Robert DeLong, Mt. Joy, L.I.F.T. live in concert at Merriweather Park Pavilion  Sunday, July 22nd. 


An exhibit featuring work from four artists – Ilene Gold, Robert Hofherr, Joyce Ritter, and Mary Jo Tydlacka  – working in a variety of media, from painting to art quilts to collage. Each artist incorporates bright color and elements of abstraction in their art, creating vivid works that are often inspired by nature.

Paint it! Ellicott City Juried Exhibition
An exhibit featuring artwork created by juried artists during Paint It!, an annual plein air paint-out in Ellicott City, Maryland.
One wall in the gallery will be reserved to include work for a benefit exhibit to benefit the Re-CREATE: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund. The benefit show will feature a collection of work donated by artists who have participated in Paint It! during previous years, or who have painted Ellicott City on their own. This year’s juried artists will also have an opportunity to participate in the benefit show.

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