Get up and go to the B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station, as soon as you can! I had been hearing for several months that the new Lego train garden at the museum was going to be awesome, and I'd seen a few photos, but seeing it in person is a whole other thing.
My husband Tom and I went last Sunday. I recommend visiting this very popular exhibit as soon as the doors open, because it will get crowded. We had the advantage of going when the doors first opened and the crowds hadn't crowded in yet.
There is a lot to see, so take your time. I recommend circling the stand at least twice, slowly. You will see new details at every pass.
Even the trains themselves are made out of Legos. I particularly liked the formally dressed bride and groom, since my son Dave is about to be a groom himself. And see if you can find the tiny red snake in the grass.
One street scene was crowded with cars — sort of like Main Street on a Friday night. And yes, there is a mill, as well as a railroad station.
All these shops have specials, and many have snacks and beverages to make shopping even more fun. The evening ends at 9, so get there early.
I was riding along Frederick Road on the afternoon of Dec. 9 when I saw four huge Eyre buses lumbering out of the Miller Library parking lot. Wow, that's a lot of people taking the Historical Society's annual Holiday House Tour.
Turns out that 181 folks signed up — an excellent number. You don't have to be a member to take the tour, but now would be a fine time to buy a membership for yourself or a friend for a holiday gift. For $50 you get a year's membership, a free book and a historic print.
Sounds like a deal, and you can easily do this by visiting the website or their space at the Miller Library.
Eligible repairs include painting, new awnings, lighting, new signs, masonry, and door and window repair. This state program aims to strengthen the community through actively promoting community revitalization.