Last picture show screens outdoors at Wine Bin [Ellicott City]

The Wine Bin in historic Ellicott City will host its last outdoor summer movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (PG), on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.

The Bin's parking lot closes an hour before show time to welcome movie watchers for a wine tasting and coolers of ice to chill your beer and wine. Popcorn and bottled water are available for sale. Proceeds benefit Voices for Children of Howard County. Don't forget to bring a chair or blanket.  For more information, go to http://www.winebinec.com/summer-movies.php

Interested in learning about the Ellicott City art scene? Take advantage of the Ellicott City Arts Coalition's second annual Artwalk, on Saturday, Oct. 11, from noon to  6 p.m., when participating artists open their historic downtown studios for tours, meet and greets, art demonstrations and purchases.

A trolley will be available to take visitors up and down Main Street and to the West End. Pick up an Artwalk "passport" and get it stamped by at least two studios or galleries in each region of the Artwalk to be entered in a raffle. Winners will be announced on the ECAC website at http://www.ellicottcityartscoalition.com.  Raffle winners will have 30 days to claim prizes.

Modern Woodmen of America Summit Chapter 18262, of Ellicott City, will sell raffle tickets to benefit the USO Lounge at BWI, on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the historic downtown Second Sunday Art Market (near Mad About You in parking lot D). 

Proceeds will benefit the USO Lounge, a 5,000-square-foot facility at BWI airport that serves almost 100 percent of all U.S. armed forces and their families traveling to and from duty stations in Europe, Southwest Asia and the United States. 

MWA Summit Chapter raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The money raised will be matched up to $2,500 by the MWA through its matching fund program. The money donated to the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore will be used as a restricted donation to purchase bottled water, food and supplies for traveling service members. The MWA is a member-owned fraternal financial services organization. For more information, contact Richard Bibbee at 301-991-7799 or Richard.l.bibbee@mwarep.org

Congratulations Boy Scout Troop 944! Chartered by Bethany United Methodist Church, Troop 944 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The troop marked its milestone anniversary with a celebration and reunion picnic on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Centennial Park. The event drew a crowd of current and past troop members, their family and friends and special guests, including the Rev. Cathy Vitek of Bethany UMC, former Scoutmaster Paul Madden, current Scoutmaster Chip Galloway and 15 of the 133 Eagle Scouts from the troop (the highest rank attainable in Boy Scouting). 

Boy Scout Troop 944 meets on Wednesday nights at Bethany United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Troop Committee chair Anna Katz at annakatz@verizon.net. 

Attention all Howard County high school or home schooled residents seeking scholarship awards — the Patapsco Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) would like to invite eligible students to submit an application for its Emma and Tom Byrne Peace Award.

The $200 award and three $50 finalist awards recognizes Howard County students who are working to promote peace and peaceful resolution to conflict. Deadline for nomination forms are Nov. 30. Nominations can be submitted by the student, by a student's mentor or teacher, or someone who can attest to the merits of a student's activities. For eligibility requirements and forms, go to the Patapsco Friends Meeting website at patapsco.bym-rsf.net.  

The Patapsco Friends Meeting worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the historic Hebron House in Ellicott City. For more information, contact PFM at  410-465-6554 or patapsco.friends.meeting@gmail.com

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