On Aug. 17 and 18, Clark's Elioak Farm will celebrate the 58th anniversary of the opening of the Enchanted Forest.
I hope to see many of you out there as Martha Anne Clark and I are going to be signing copies of our new book, "The Enchanted Forest, Memories of Maryland's Storybook Park." We'll be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It's going to be a lot of fun. Don't miss it. For more information, call 410-730-4049.
The first anniversary of the terrible train derailment that took the lives of Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr on Aug. 21, 2012, will be commemorated with a two-mile Memorial Run on Saturday, Aug. 17. It will begin at the Circuit Court, 3700 Court House Drive, at 8:30 a.m. and end at Ellicott Mills Drive and Main Street.
Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Nass Scholarship, the Howard Hospital Foundation for the Rose Mayr Nursing Scholarship, and Howard County Fire and Rescue. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Howard County Historical Society has some historic space to rent in the Weir building, the building near the courthouse that contained its library prior to their move to the Miller Library.
This building has been around for a long time. In 1812, it was used as a hospital. In 1820, the Ellicott Family bought it and turned it into a school. In 1951, Mary and John Weir sold it to the Howard County Board of Commissioners.
The Historical Society used it for many years, and now it's ready for its next incarnation. The rent is $1,980 per month. If you'd like more information, call 410-480-3250.
On Aug. 29. the Historical Society is sponsoring a concert at the museum. It will feature acoustic reggae with Scotty Paynter. The event is at 6:30 p.m. at the Society's Museum, 8328 Court House Drive. Tickets are $20. Call 410-480-3250 for information.
Just next door in Oella, the Benjamin Banneker Historic Park and Museum is offering a Moonlight Walk on Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. This guided walk will help you look and listen to nighttime activities. To learn more, call 410-887-5370.
The Wine Bin summer movie program continues. On Aug. 17, it will show "O'Brother, Where Art Thou?" and on Aug. 24 "Notorious." The shows start at 9 p.m. Popcorn and bottled water will be on sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Voices for Children.
Historic Ellicott City Inc. has implemented a plaque program in the historic district. These bronze plaques are placed on buildings throughout the town, and give information about the history of each building, along with a picture.
So far the group has completed 22 plaques on buildings as diverse as Ellicott's Country Store and Envy Salon. The organization pays for half the cost of each plaque. If you are interested in acquiring a plaque for your building, call 410-461-6908.
HEC is also preparing for the latest show house, which will be Mount Ida, the last home built for a member of the Ellicott family in the historic district. Mount Ida was the group's show house in 1995, when the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park first opened. Several years ago it became the HEC headquarters.
If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, contact them at 410-461-6908 or email HistoricEC@hotmail.com.