Community Notes


December 02, 2005

Midnight Merriment being held today

Ellicott City Business Association will hold its 28th Midnight Merriment event today on Main Street in historic Ellicott City.

Santa will arrive in a parade with an antique firetruck and cars on Main Street at 7:30 p.m. He will be available for photographs until 9 p.m.

Strolling entertainment will include carolers, choruses, bagpipers and musical guests. Free trolley service will be available until midnight.

Information: 410-750-7676.

Gallery 44 showing human figure display

Gallery 44 in Ellicott City is presenting Figuratively Speaking, an exhibition of paintings of the human figure, today and tomorrow.

The show includes framed and unframed oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics and etchings by Amy Ketteran, John Payne, Helen Zarin, Willi Kissmer, Jurgen Gorg, Eng Tay, Marilyn Hageman, Ramon Lombarte and others.

Ketteran and Payne will attend a reception, to be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today, and during the day tomorrow, when the show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The gallery is at 9469 Baltimore National Pike.

Information: 410-465-5200.

Holiday Mart set tomorrow at school

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks' Holiday Mart, featuring handmade goods by more than 125 artisans, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane.

The Centennial Madrigal Singers will perform at 10 a.m. Food will be available for purchase.

Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children ages 3 to 12.

Information: 410-313-7275.

Elkridge school holding bazaar

St. Augustine School, 5990 Old Washington Road in Elkridge, will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

Pictures with Santa, crafts and vendors, games and a Reindeer Lane gift shop for children, raffles, a Christmas tree silent auction and door prizes will be available both days.

A spaghetti dinner is planned for today and a Spanish lunch tomorrow. Information: 410-796- 2214.

Benefit tomorrow at conservancy

The Howard County Conservancy will hold a holiday-shopping fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the conservancy's Gudelsky Environmental Education Center, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock.

Prices will be discounted 10 percent for nonmembers, 20 percent for members. Proceeds will benefit conservancy programs.

The nonprofit conservancy preserves land and manages the 300-year-old Mount Pleasant Farm.

Information: 410-465-8877.

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