Get ready to kick off the weekend in Howard County! Start your holiday shopping a little early this year at the Tinsel and Treasure holiday shopping event. Take your furry friends to see Santa this weekend at the Mall of Columbia. So many things to enjoy this weekend! Rest up and get ready for a full ride of fun this weekend! #explorehocomd 

EC Ghost Tours
We double dare you to walk the streets and learn more about the past inhabitants of this historic milltown — one of the oldest and most haunted locales in America! The lady in white of Tonge Row, the Civil War soldier who stalks the lower end of Main Street, and the vigilant firefighter of Station 2 invite you to hear their stories during our frightfully fun ghost tours.

Historic Savage Mill Ghost Tours 
Discover the Mill’s haunted history, where restless spirits continue to roam the halls!

Maryland Brewery Tours
Enjoy Howard County's finest breweries - Manor Hill, Ellicott Mills Brewing, Hysteria, Jailbreak - with the added perks of behind the scenes tours, a pint of your choice at each stop, a custom pint glass to take home. It’s time to enjoy the ride

HoCo Family

Explore the Earth, Moon and Space Family Night 
The Maryland Science Center and Robinson Nature Center present this exciting, family-focused event! Enjoy a planetarium program, hold a meteorite, and see lunar samples collected during the Apollo missions. Take a "tour" of the sky! Each family will assemble your very own Earth-Moon model to take home. This event will be full of fun demonstrations to help your family better understand how our place in space creates day and night, eclipses, the phases of the moon.

Shadowland  Fab Friday Happy Hour 
Visit ShadowLand in Columbia on Fridays from 6pm to 12 midnight for it's summer promotion... "Fab Friday Happy Hours" when a laser adventure is just $6 per person! Strap on a high-tech suit and phaser, step into the HUGE multi-level arena with its specialty fog, lighting and sounds, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! 

Pet Photo with Santa 
Maryland's premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination along the Baltimore/Washington corridor.

EC Stories Book Signing
Come find out, over coffee and breakfast, and hear the stories of those that lived it first hand. Join us Sunday, November 18th at Old Mill Cafe? to meet the Author Kat Forder? of EC Stories. A soulful visual and written record of hope, love, and recovery.

HoCo Festival's 

Turkey Waddle 
The walk consists of different fitness and children’s activities. You also have the chance to enter to win a turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner. Info/Registration: 410-313-0390. 

The Zaching Running Festival 
BEST post race party in Howard County featuring the DIXON ULMER BAND and Bloody Marys, Beer Oysters Pizza and much more! Race Day Parking: Parking lot opens at 7:00 am. Plenty of parking at Turf Valley Towne Square. Runners who are not staying for post race party should NOT park in Lot A. You will NOT be allowed to move your car until post race party 

Tinsel & Treasures
Jump-start your holiday shopping at our Holiday Craft Fair. Find unique gifts and decor at this event. Tables are limited to one per vendor. Space is limited. Preregistration for vendors required. Registration/Info: 410-313-0458.
All ages / $25 for vendors / Free for shoppers

HoCo Music

An Elegant Evening for Ellicott City
A gala dinner-dance fundraiser to benefit Ellicott City reconstruction projects and Ellicott City Flood Relief. Featuring live music by 18 piece "Ain't Misbehavin' Big Band".

The Origin of Modern Melody
The basis of our melodies originated 2500 years ago in Athens, Greece, and the construction of the scales in its original form has been preserved in India. This concert will be a demonstration of works that illustrate these concepts.

The Wonderment of john Coltrane
John William Coltrane was a major innovator in the world of Jazz. His associations with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk laid the foundation for his monumental impact throughout the world. Although he only lived to the age of 40 years, his technique on the tenor and soprano saxophone, as well as his compositions, are still being learned by every serious jazz musician to this day. In the traditional organ trio setting (organ, guitar, drums) we will explore a few of Mr. Coltrane's compositions.

HoCo Art

Art Maryland 2018
Artists selected for Art Maryland 2018 include: James Adkins, Jennifer Becker, Joan Bevelaqua, Jean Cathey, Patricia Chevez, Karen Crouse, Eileen Crowe, Kyle Drummond, Ginny Fan, Barbara Ferrante, Stuart Gaines, Christina Guercio, Nancy Hannans, Caroline Hatfield, Courtnee Hawkins, Donald Hobart, Jennifer Hudson, Dilay Kocogullari, Megan Koeppel, Ona C. Martin, Wyatt Mitchell, Gail Nickells, Rebecca Pauvert, Zina Poliszuk, Angelina Prestel, Roxana Sinex, Joan Tarbell-Plato, Saroja Trollinger, Samantha Uptegraff, Varada Vaidya, Meghan Walsh, and Eileen Williams.

The Art of Abstraction
Some of the greatest art comes from those working outside the box. Take a look at
abstract art that uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create compositions that depart from the depiction of reality.

Director's Choice
Curated by Arts Council Executive Director Coleen West, featuring artwork selected from this year’s Art Maryland exhibit entries. Selected artists include: Jennifer Becker, Cheng Cao, S. Mark Cates, Warren Chambers, Virginia Chandler, Kari Gillman, Catriona Gunn, Nataliya Gurshman, Caroline Hatfield, Sarah Higgins, Dilay Kocogullari, Megan Koeppel, Wyatt Mitchell, Kate Norris, Andrea Sauer, Peter Stern, David Therriault, Fahimeh Vahdat, Meghan Walsh, and Bonnie Zuckerman.

Director's Choice will be on display from November 2 - December 14, 2018

Rep Stage to Produce World Premiere
26th season with the world premiere of “Things That Are Round,” written by Callie Kimball and directed by Lola B. Pierson. Tetherly, a dentist specializing in existential terror, and Nina, an aspiring opera singer who just might be the worst babysitter ever, square off in a strange ballet of truth or dare. But is this a game anyone can even win? I



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