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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
If the Backstreet Boys and new Kids on the Block concert has you wanting to relive the '80s and '90s, there's plenty of options available, including several dance parties, nostalgia acts and even laser tag. The Ottobar 's upstairs floor has long been a shrine to the kind of unadulterated pop that flourished then. On Saturday, DJs Sarrs and Starlight host a no cover "All Excess" night that will feature a selection of the best of INXS, Depeche Mode, The Cure and other new wave classics.
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By Jennifer Broadwater and Lisa Kawata | October 28, 2011
If it's been a while since you've browsed the shops at Historic Savage Mill, the holiday season is a great time to get reacquainted. Some of the mill's longtime tenants have moved or expanded within the shopping center, and there are plenty of new shops and attractions as well -- a doggie bakery, laser tag, $5 fashions and a ghost walk, just to name a few. "The cool thing about these folks, they not only operate their own space but these sole-proprietor...
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December 5, 2009
Howard County officials are to open a new indoor sports arena, the final piece of Meadowbrook Park, today in the southeast corner of the intersection of routes 29 and 100 in Ellicott City. The facility was to officially open at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting. It contains courts for volleyball and basketball, and provides flexible open space for a variety of indoor sports, including laser tag and other indoor games. The $8.5 million, 77-acre park also contains a large outdoor playground, walking paths and picnic pavilions, and is next to a park-and-ride lot for commuters.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
If the Backstreet Boys and new Kids on the Block concert has you wanting to relive the '80s and '90s, there's plenty of options available, including several dance parties, nostalgia acts and even laser tag. The Ottobar 's upstairs floor has long been a shrine to the kind of unadulterated pop that flourished then. On Saturday, DJs Sarrs and Starlight host a no cover "All Excess" night that will feature a selection of the best of INXS, Depeche Mode, The Cure and other new wave classics.
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June 25, 2006
Patuxent Research Refuge has scheduled a series of programs at the North Tract: An "Exploring Nature Hike" for ages 11 to 13 will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. A naturalist will lead the hike. "Butterflies: Nature's Festival of Colors," a program for ages 10 and older about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 8. Field guides are recommended for the 2 1/2 -mile guided hike. Take water and dress for the outdoors. A "Wildflower Wander" for ages 16 and older is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 9. A field guide, water and magnifying glass are recommended.
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March 11, 2011
Art exhibit Painters and other visual artist members of the Artists Gallery will exhibit works matched with poetry in an exhibition titled "Poets and Painters" that runs through March 25 at Artists Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com. Laser tag The Columbia Association Teen Advisory Committee sponsors a special high school outing from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Shadowland, a laser tag adventure site at 9179 Red Branch Road, Cost of the event is $5 per person and includes two games, pizza and snacks.
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By Jennifer Broadwater and Lisa Kawata | October 28, 2011
If it's been a while since you've browsed the shops at Historic Savage Mill, the holiday season is a great time to get reacquainted. Some of the mill's longtime tenants have moved or expanded within the shopping center, and there are plenty of new shops and attractions as well -- a doggie bakery, laser tag, $5 fashions and a ghost walk, just to name a few. "The cool thing about these folks, they not only operate their own space but these sole-proprietor...
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March 4, 2011
Environmental video contest The Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board is sponsoring the annual Green Screen Video Festival for county elementary, middle and high school students. Cash awards, from private funds, will be given out at the board's environmental summit during the county's Greenfest on April 2 at Howard County Community College. "Stormwater Management: Help Save the Chesapeake Bay" is this year's topic for videos in either of two categories: public service announcements or information videos.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 25, 2010
Zack Barry is training to become a police officer. But for the moment, there are more pressing matters to attend to. Like pressing the button on his laser gun, and making sure he tags more people than tag him. Almost every week, Barry and his friends can be found at XP Laser Sport in Reisterstown, pointing concentrated beams of light at one another, exulting in every hit and snarling in disgust whenever they're the ones being tagged. "It's a lot more complicated than people think," the 22-year-old Howard Community College grad says of laser tag, the '80s entertainment-center phenomenon that's gaining a whole new generation of fans.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the Sun | December 27, 2006
Laura Khoury's birthday is Dec. 23. She likes to do something extra-special for her big day so it doesn't just become part of the overall holiday festivities. This year, for her 10th birthday, Laura opted for a party at ShadowLand, the laser adventure center in Columbia. She had gone to ShadowLand for a friend's birthday party, she said, and had really enjoyed it, even though her team didn't win the laser tag game. "It was really fun," she said. "I was in last place, but I really liked it."
NEWS
March 11, 2011
Art exhibit Painters and other visual artist members of the Artists Gallery will exhibit works matched with poetry in an exhibition titled "Poets and Painters" that runs through March 25 at Artists Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Information: 410-740-8249 or go to artistsgallerycolumbia.com. Laser tag The Columbia Association Teen Advisory Committee sponsors a special high school outing from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Shadowland, a laser tag adventure site at 9179 Red Branch Road, Cost of the event is $5 per person and includes two games, pizza and snacks.
NEWS
March 4, 2011
Environmental video contest The Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board is sponsoring the annual Green Screen Video Festival for county elementary, middle and high school students. Cash awards, from private funds, will be given out at the board's environmental summit during the county's Greenfest on April 2 at Howard County Community College. "Stormwater Management: Help Save the Chesapeake Bay" is this year's topic for videos in either of two categories: public service announcements or information videos.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 25, 2010
Zack Barry is training to become a police officer. But for the moment, there are more pressing matters to attend to. Like pressing the button on his laser gun, and making sure he tags more people than tag him. Almost every week, Barry and his friends can be found at XP Laser Sport in Reisterstown, pointing concentrated beams of light at one another, exulting in every hit and snarling in disgust whenever they're the ones being tagged. "It's a lot more complicated than people think," the 22-year-old Howard Community College grad says of laser tag, the '80s entertainment-center phenomenon that's gaining a whole new generation of fans.
NEWS
December 5, 2009
Howard County officials are to open a new indoor sports arena, the final piece of Meadowbrook Park, today in the southeast corner of the intersection of routes 29 and 100 in Ellicott City. The facility was to officially open at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting. It contains courts for volleyball and basketball, and provides flexible open space for a variety of indoor sports, including laser tag and other indoor games. The $8.5 million, 77-acre park also contains a large outdoor playground, walking paths and picnic pavilions, and is next to a park-and-ride lot for commuters.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the Sun | December 27, 2006
Laura Khoury's birthday is Dec. 23. She likes to do something extra-special for her big day so it doesn't just become part of the overall holiday festivities. This year, for her 10th birthday, Laura opted for a party at ShadowLand, the laser adventure center in Columbia. She had gone to ShadowLand for a friend's birthday party, she said, and had really enjoyed it, even though her team didn't win the laser tag game. "It was really fun," she said. "I was in last place, but I really liked it."
NEWS
June 25, 2006
Patuxent Research Refuge has scheduled a series of programs at the North Tract: An "Exploring Nature Hike" for ages 11 to 13 will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. A naturalist will lead the hike. "Butterflies: Nature's Festival of Colors," a program for ages 10 and older about the role of butterflies in the ecosystem, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 8. Field guides are recommended for the 2 1/2 -mile guided hike. Take water and dress for the outdoors. A "Wildflower Wander" for ages 16 and older is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 9. A field guide, water and magnifying glass are recommended.
NEWS
June 20, 2007
Eastport festival -- The 11th annual Eastport-A-Rockin' Music Fest and Street Party will be held from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday on 2nd Street in Eastport. The event will feature nearl 30 live bands, vendors, crafters, a moon bounce, face painting, tattoo artist, laser tag, food and beverages. The cost is $10. 410-916-5500 or www.eastportarockin.com.
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