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HoCo Family

Toddler Time
Toddler time offers some of our youngest visitors a chance to use unstructured play to gain the comfort level and gross/fine motor skills they need to happily explore the world around them.

Lil' Stars
Let your little one discover outer space through views of the stars and planets, stories, crafts or song. Give your child a special nighttime experience during the day! 

New year Nature Hike & cider Sipping
Join us in the new year to get active and enjoy nature (two great resolutions for 2019)! Join a naturalist for a guided winter hike during which you can try a range of activities to help your family stay moving and entertained during the cold weeks ahead.

 Wine Class: French Regions Tastings
This class is all about French regions, varietal breakdowns and wine styles. We will taste varietals from the classic regions while de-mystifying the French labels that make perusing a wine list difficult.

HoCo Music 
An Evening with Bad Influence Band
Staying at the apex of the mid-Atlantic region's competitive blues and roots music scene for a career that spans three decades isn't easy. But that's what Bad Influence has done. Even while extending their reputation across the country thanks to wildly entertaining, high-energy performances, extensive airplay and three well-received albums.

Ruthie and The Wranglers
Azalea City Recordings’ Artists, Ruthie and the Wranglers, play rockin' American Roots music (also known as FUN!) After more than 25 Years of Wrangler twang, including touring, radio airplay, and releasing seven albums, the band remains a cornerstone of the DC roots music scene

HoCo Art
Art to warm the soul 
Artists’ Gallery in Ellicott City invites passersby to take a break from the winter weather and enjoy  “Art to Warm the Soul.” 

Fiber Redux
Fiber Redux pairs the work of two mixed-media artists. In her colorful sculptural work, Kelly Boehmer entangles symbols of fantasies with metaphors for anxieties while Meg Schaap’s artwork expresses a contemporary portrait of France’s iconic Queen Marie Antoinette.

HoCo Open 2019
HoCo Open is an annual non-juried exhibit showcasing Howard County artists. Artists (aged 18 years and older) who live, work, or study in Howard County were invited to bring one piece of ready-to-hang original artwork

The Bald Ballerina: No One Can Survive Alone
The 5th Annual No One Can Survive Alone a fundraiser concert for Bald Ballerina. This year will be bigger and better than ever with performances by Adrienne Canterna, Jim Nowakowski, Sara Michelle Murawski Jon Ole Olstad, Maeghan McHale, Sophie Miklosovic  Ashley Canterna,  Lydia Haug, Alicia Canterna, Eddie Hall, Sam Buchanan, Kenzie DuMars, Kylie Peitz, Julia Patella, Abby Carter, Edna Lee Dance Studio, Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Studio Bleu, Design In Motion, Academy of Russian Ballet, and many more to come.