Wedding plans made easier at Turf Valley [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Howard County Times

Are you or someone you know getting married soon? Then you don't want to miss Turf Valley's 37th Annual Wedding Extravaganza on Friday, Feb. 24, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Come out for an evening of wedding fashion, a gentleman's lounge, hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and so much more. A bridal fashion show will debut on the runway at 7 and 8:30 p.m. featuring looks from The Bridal Boutique of Columbia, Love It!, At Stella's, Potomac Bridals and The QG. Over 80 vendors will be available to answer questions and offer services for your special day. Tickets are still available for $30 per person at the door. If you want to make a night of this event, package deals including room, breakfast and tickets to the event may still be available. For more information call 410-432-0805 or visit the website at

St. Andrew's Church will be hosting its next feast on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner is once again being generously donated by Smokin' Hot Bar & Grille which isin the Inwood shopping center. Dinner will cost $9 per person, $30 per family and as usual, children 5 years of age and under eat free. Dine- in or carry-out are both available with proceeds benefiting Bridges to Housing Stability, a nonprofit providing effective services and advocacy to help prevent homelessness. St. Andrew's Church isat 2892 Route 97 in between Union Chapel Road and the post office. For questions of more information, call the church at 410-489-4035.

If you are an avid owl enthusiast, come out to the Howard County Conservancy on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. for a Night Owls program. David Brinker, a regional ecologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will share his vast knowledge of owls which are both feared and revered by many. Brinker will introduce you to the seven different species that occupy Maryland. This is a free event for the entire family. For more information or to register, visit

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