I am delighted to report that the scope of this column has expanded beyond the historic district and I will now be able to report on greater Ellicott City as well.
Please send me your neighborhood news and I will be happy to include it here. Just keep in mind that you need to submit your material to me by email two weeks before the publication date. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Ellicott City native and recent Harvard graduate Minyoung Jang is in Peru for eight months on a Christianson Grant from InterExchange to work with Partners in Health on maternal mental health intervention projects.
The Howard County Historical Society has a variety of events scheduled at its Museum of Howard County History, 8328 Court Ave. On Nov. 2, it will hold the next Lunch Date with History. The topic is “Korean Immigration to Howard County” with Charley Sung, president of the Korean American Community Association of Howard County. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5, free to Society members.
On Nov. 3, headliner Jim Bryan presents Historically Inappropriate Comedy. Tickets are $12, discounted for Society members. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
On Nov. 10, Lee Doll presents Movies at the Museum. The movie, “Are You Ready,” was filmed in the Ellicott City area, and the showing begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
On Nov. 17, the Society is joining with the Winterset Ballroom Dance Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Howard County to present An Elegant Evening for Ellicott City. This is a fundraiser to benefit Ellicott City restoration projects and will feature a silent auction, buffet and open bar. The event will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s Kossiakoff Center in Laurel. Tickets are $120 each, $200 per couple.
Looking ahead, tickets go fast for the Society’s Holiday House Tour, this year on Dec. 9. For all of these events, go to hchsmd.org/events or call 410-480-3250.
On Nov. 4, there will be an Ellicott City Ballerina Project celebration and calendar reveal at Ballet Conservatoire XIV at 8390 Main St. I remember seeing photos of ballerinas dancing around Main Street soon after the May flood—they made us smile in spite of the situation. Well, they have turned those photos into a calendar, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Ellicott City Partnership. The reveal event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and while free, registration is required. Go to facebook.com to register.
Clark’s Elioak Farm on Route 108 is holding a Pumpkin Chucking Weekend on Nov. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring your leftover Halloween pumpkin and see how far you can chuck it on a catapult. For more information about this event call 410-730-4049.
The Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. is hosting its 15th annual Crab Soup Contest on Nov. 11 from 12 to 5 p.m. Bring a serving spoon and electric warmer filled with your favorite recipe. To enter call 410-313-8141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station is holding the next Brush with History with artist Wiley Purkey on Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy painting a local historic site with Wiley’s guidance. The fee is $35.
Also at the Railroad Museum, it is offering a Kid’s Night on Nov. 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. for kids ages 4 to 12. This is a boon to parents eager to shop in the historic district without the kids. The young ones enjoy an afternoon of crafts and activities and the parents enjoy a few hours of freedom on Main Street for a bargain rate of $15. Call 410-313-2922 to register for either of these events.