10547 Twin Rivers Rd #F-1 Columbia, MD 21044

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GORGEOUS! FRESHLY RENOVATED* 2 BEDROOM TOP FLOOR CONDO IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA* MINUTES FROM THE MALL, STARBUCKS, HOSPITAL, HCC, MERRIWEATHER, LAKEFRONT AND ALL OF THE OTHER GREAT DINING AND SHOPPING ATTRACTIONS COLUMBIA HAS TO OFFER. GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO 175, RT32 AND 29.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Square feet: 976
Price: $165,000

For more information about this property, please contact Laurie Scheiber at 4107153232 or ls.mcginnhomes@gmail.com. You can also text 4775189 to 67299.


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MLS ID: HW10124107

Howard County property owners--Tax prepayment info

Here's the latest info on prepaying your 2018 taxes:

County Finance Department will accept prepayment of county property taxes for 2018

    December 21, 2017
    Media Contacts: 
    Deidre McCabe, Director of Strategic Planning and Communications, 410-313-4023
    Stanley Milesky, Director of Department of Finance, 410-313-2195
    ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Department of Finance accepts prepayment of county property taxes. Tax payers must specify such payments are intended as prepayment of their future tax obligations.
    Residents are requesting prepayment of county taxes based on recent changes affecting the federal property tax deduction passed earlier this week by the United States Congress, said Finance Director Stanley Milesky. The county will accept prepayments by December 31, but Milesky cautions it is unclear whether there will be tax benefits in making prepayments.
    “In the coming months, the Internal Revenue Service will develop regulations regarding the tax changes,” said Milesky. “We don’t know if the IRS will allow residents who make the prepayments to have the tax benefits they are seeking,” Milesky said.
    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman agreed it is unknown what benefit, if any, would come from prepayment of property taxes for 2018. 
    “We don’t know what the outcome will be, and we’re not encouraging anyone to do this,” said Kittleman. “We simply want to inform those who want to prepay that our finance department will hold prepaid taxes in escrow.”
    Pending changes to the federal tax plan have prompted residents to consider prepayment of local property taxes. The new tax plan passed by Congress could take effect as early as January 1, 2018 and could cap deductions for state and local property taxes at $10,000. 
    Howard County’s property tax bills will go out July 1, 2018 and are due September 30, although residents have the option of making payments in two installments. Milesky said about 80 percent of county residents have their property taxes paid through their mortgage companies.   
    Some residents believe prepaying property taxes before the new law takes effect could ultimately save them money, but the actual impact will not be clear for months, said Milesky.
    He urged residents considering prepayment to consult their tax professionals, adding the county’s Finance Department cannot offer advice on the issue. Interested residents should check the Department of Finance website at www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Finance or call customer service at 410-313-2062.

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    WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS


    Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Dec 22-Dec 31, DC: Head to the Kennedy Center to meet some feathery friends out of their element in this fresh and funny musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book.


    Messiah Sing-along

    Dec 23, DC: Be part of Washington's most popular free holiday event, the Kennedy Center's Messiah Sing-Along. Back by popular demand, the evening concert on December 23 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall features conductor Nancia D'Alimonte as she leads members of the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, a chorus of 200, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel's masterpiece. A family and community tradition since 1971!


    Waterskiing Santa

    Dec 24, Alexandria: The Longest Running Waterskiing Christmas Show, with Santa, crazy Elves and a meet and greet!


    All Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

    Dec 25, DC: Join in the 19th annual Millennium Stage tradition, with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeters Robert Redd and Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores King Williams for a jazzy good time!


    Yuletide at Winterthur

    Now-Jan 7, Delaware: Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with sparkling holiday displays, including the famous majestic dried-flower tree; royally inspired trees including the earliest types of colorful lights decorating house exteriors; the du Pont family holiday celebrations; and the evolution of Christmas trees over the decades from the 1880s to 1960s. While you’re here, enjoy fun and festivities at jazz events, lectures, and musical and theatrical performances. Experience a breathtaking blend of beauty, history, and tradition.


    Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Spectacular

    Dec 22-23, Baltimore: The jaw-dropping magic of Cirque comes to the concert hall as the BSO musicians who dazzle you on stage are joined by acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and high-flying aerialists from above. Sure to wow, this holiday spectacular is a “treat for the eyes and ears”. Head to the lobby for festive food and drinks, and a visit with Santa!


    Madagascar, A Musical Adventure

    Dec 22-23, Columbia:  Based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film of the same name, this high-energy stage adaptation contains all of your favorite characters as well as your favorite dance hit “Move It, Move It!” Family theatre fun is here just in time for the holidays.


    Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler

    Dec 22, Frederick: Touring together for the first time, country music icons take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.


    Frosty the Snowman

    Now-Dec 31, Glen Echo: Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike- even the heart of one near-sighted cop- through his uproarious antics. 


    The Illusionists

    Dec 27-Jan 7, DC: Direct from Broadway, the Kennedy Center presents the world’s best-selling magic show after sell-out shows in 2015! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.


    Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming

    Dec 22-23, DC: Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century to the the 17th-century German Baroque. The music of Praetorius, Schütz, Schein, and Scheidt is performed, along with festive dances and canzonas.


    Christmas Village in Baltimore

    Now-Dec 24, Baltimore: The 5th Annual Christmas Village will feature 50 vendors selling authentic European food, ornaments and arts & crafts from all over the world, along with entertainment, fun for the kids, and Santa!


    Washington Harbor Ice Rink

    Ongoing, DC: At 11,800 square feet, the Washington Harbor Ice Rink is DC's largest outdoor ice skating venue. Skate alongside the Potomac River and enjoy a hot beverage from one of the rink-side restaurants. Rentals and Learn to Skate programs are also offered.


    Military Bowl

    Dec 28, Annapolis: Virginia vs. Navy, Be There!

    Weekends on Wednesday


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    A Christmas Carol

    Dec 15-17, Frederick: There are so many productions of A Christmas Carol to choose from this year! The Weinberg presents their version as the traditional tale you know and love.

    Home for the Holidays

    Dec 16-17, Baltimore: Head to the Meyerhoff for the BSO's holiday treat, playing classic favorites and hosting the tap-dancing Santas!

    How the Grunch Stole Hanukkah

    Dec 16, Bethesda: It’s that time if year again! Hanukkah is on its way. Whether you have never before seen a latke, or you whittle your own dreidel each year, Unexpected Stage’s winter fundraiser has something for everyone. Check out Unexpected Stage Company's love parody, complete with music and holiday treats.

    Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells

    Now-Dec 24, Frederick: The Maryland Ensemble Theatre delights young audiences with Junie B, a first grader with an attitude. Don’t miss this family-friendly story, with a message about the importance of giving.

    Handel's Messiah

    Dec 16-17, Bethesda: The Strathmore and the National Philharmonic present this perennial favorite. No holiday celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1741.

    GRUMP Holiday Market

    Dec 15-17, DC: GRUMP, the alternative art and crafts holiday show. What will you find at GRUMP? Visit this European-style outdoor market at the National Zoo's main entrance, where you will find local artisans wselling everything from handmade soaps, sweets, jewelry, prints and letterpress cards to glass art, hand-bound books, clothing, upcycled animal pillows and DIY craft kits.

    Winterfest

    Now-Dec 17, DC: Each December, Winterfest at Wunder Garten is transformed into a magical space— think twinkly lights and tasty food at the Pop-Up Cafe, s'mores and snuggy blankets around a fire pit and sipping hot chocolate as you pick the best tree and shop the Mid-Atlantic region’s most talented makers. Look for fun DIY workshops, photos with Santa, live music and more...


    Crazy For You

    Now-Jan 14, Arlington: Beloved songs meet sensational dance in the ultimate feel-good Tony Award®-winning musical comedy for the holiday season, playing at the excellent Signature Theatre.

    Les Miserables

    Dec 20-Jan 7, DC: Head to the Washington National Theatre to see a newly-updated but ever-popular hit Broadway show. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!”

    Nationals Winterfest

    Dec 16-17, DC: Nats fan? The Washington Convention Center is place to go this weekend! Activities include clinics with Nats players and coaches, snow fort making, batting practice, join in Kids Press Conferences, ride The Slider, a giant slide, plus much more!

    Holiday Light Show

    Now-Dec 31, Westminster: View this drive-in light display synchronized to music on the beautiful campus of McDaniels College.

    Holiday Tours at Montpelier

    Now-Dec 30, Laurel: See Historic Montpelier decorated in festive, traditional greens. There is even more to see in the artists' boutique and in the gift shop.

    Handel's Messiah

    Dec 15-17, Annapolis: The centerpiece of historic downtown Annapolis, St. Anne’s Church is the perfect place to experience Handel’s powerful and timely masterpiece live.  This set of concerts the week before Christmas is another beloved Annapolis tradition. When J. Ernest Green conducts the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Messiah takes on extra energy, passion and meaning.

    The Revolutionists

    Now-Jan 7, Baltimore: Head to the Everyman Theatre to experience the French Revolution, where heads will roll, and big laughs will ensue. France's fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave and blisterinly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one's beliefs.

    Weekends on Wednesday (or Thursday!)

    WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS


    Georgetown Glow

    Now-Jan 7, DC: Enjoy this 4th annual stunning outdoor light exhibition throughout Georgetown and re-imagine the season of light. A whole new way to experience the light of this season.

    Hillwood Holidays
    Now-Jan 7, DC: Christmas trees evoking the glamour and elegance of the special exhibition Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection are the centerpiece of an enchanting holiday season at Hillwood. The shimmering gems and sumptuous stones permeate the holiday decor that adorns the entire estate.

    Russian Winter Festival
    Dec 9-10, DC: Celebrate Sviatki, the festive winter season in traditional Russian style. Meet Gradfather Frost, create and wear your own kokshnik, join in a mummers parade, enjoy lively music and festive dances all in the beautiful Hillwood Estate.

    Dec 16, DC: Try something new this holiday season and head to Dance Place’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration, and learn how to celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

    Joy of Christmas
    Dec 16/17, DC: The Washington National Cathedral presents an area favorite, where you will feel the warm spirit of the season in a majectic setting. A well-loved Washington DC holiday tradition, this concert includes Christmas favorites and a festive carol sing-along. The program will feature a newly commissioned carol by popular British composer Paul Mealor.

    The Piano Guys

    Dec 13-16, DC: The National Theatre presents YouTube superstars ThePianoGuys, who bring their one-of-a-kind arrangements and comedic charm to the National Theatre for a limited holiday residency this December. Find out for yourself why The Piano Guys are a viral sensation around the world!

    Twist Your Dickens

    Now-Dec 31, DC: The Kennedy Center presents Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol like never before—with this holiday favorite from The Second City! The legendary comedy troupe brings its infamous improvisational skills and sketch comedy mastery to the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge.

    A Candlelight Christmas

    Dec 10-22, selected dates, DC: The Kennedy Center is brimming with Christmas options this year. The Washington Chorus is a perennial crowd-pleaser, featuring brass, organ, sing-alongs, and the magnificent Candlelight Processional. It includes your favorite songs such as The Dream Isaiah SawHallelujah Chorus and more Christmas favorites to fall in love with.

    Handel's Messiah

    Dec 14-17, DC: Join the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center to hear gifted singers and a heavenly chorus for this holiday tradition! Experience all of the hope, redemption, and grace of Handel's cherished Messiah in the festively decorated Concert Hall.

    Step Afrika's Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

    Dec 15-30, DC: This is the most vibrant holiday celebration in town! This fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats. Over the last six years, this internationally-renowned percussive dance company has created a contemporary holiday tradition, featuring friendly, furry characters, pre-show instrument-making workshops, photo ops, and even a dance party.

    A Holiday Pops! Featuring Megan Hilty

    Dec 8-9, DC: Dash through the snow to our merrily adorned Concert Hall and warm your spirit with fresh takes on comforting classics and sing-along carols in this annual NSO tradition, joined this year by Tony®-nominated stage and screen star Megan Hilty.

    Metro Cooking DC

    Dec 9-10, DC: The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington Convention Center for it's 12th year! Whether you’re an aspiring home cook or expert entertainer, the two-day culinary extravaganza provides a one-of-a-kind experience for all food and entertaining enthusiasts, including cooking demos, book signings with top celebrity chefs, samples, tips and techniques, plus loads of foodie shopping choices!

    National Menorah Lighting

    Dec 12, National Mall: Perhaps the most prominent public Chanukah program in the world is the annual lighting ceremony of the National Chanukah Menorah on the Ellipse, just across from the White House in Washington, DC. There will be donuts, latkes, music and more for all attendees!

    Christmas Illuminations at Mt. Vernon

    Dec 15-16, Mt. Vernon: Enjoy an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music, with fireworks beginning around 9PM. Take a stroll through the estate while being serenaded by local choirs, visit with re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment, and learn 18th-century dance moves from costumed guides in the Greenhouse. George and Martha Washington will also be on site to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests. Working artisans will be about, spreading cheer, hot chocolate and more. 

    Tomb of Christ, a National Geographic Experience

    Now-Aug 15, DC: Be virtually transported to Jerusalem and discover the fascinating history of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in an immersive 3-D experience unlike anything you’ve seen in a museum before. You will be able to virtually visit the church and learn about its storied history and enduring mysteries. Built in the fourth century, the tomb of Christ, or the Holy Edicule, has just undergone a historic restoration—a project that captured the attention of the world and will be featured this fall in National Geographic magazine and on the National Geographic channel.

    An American In Paris

    Dec 12-Jan 7, DC: Inspired by the Academy Award–winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, this musical has captivated both audiences and critics, winning four 2015 Tony Awards. Its stunning combination of classic music, timeless story, breathtaking dance, and state-of-the-art design results in a spectacular production the New York Times declares "outshines anything else currently on Broadway."

    Little Prince, A Holiday Family Opera

    Dec 14-17, DC: All the joy and wonder of the classic illustrated storybook comes back to the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. On his tiny home planet, a young boy begins a quest across the cosmos to find new companionship. Featuring a tuneful score by Oscar winner Rachel Portman, the opera also showcases the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists and WNO Children's Chorus.

    Hot 99.5's Jingle Ball

    Dec 11, DC: The Capital One Area presents a hot lineup of stars to ring in the holiday season, and benefit a great cause at the same time.

    Harlem Globetrotters

    Dec 9, Baltimore: The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. 

    Ladew Christmas Open House

    Dec 8-10, Monkton, MD: The circa 1747 Manor House is festively decorated by volunteers and garden clubs in celebration of the holiday season. Holiday arrangements, greens and gifts are available for sale. The Ladew Café will be open for lunch.

    The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker

    Now-Dec 24, DC: A perennial favorite, presented by the fabulous Washington Ballet in the beautiful Warner Theatre. This celebrated production is set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures. Join again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition!

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    WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS


    Mozart's Requiem

    Nov 30/Dec 3, Baltimore & Bethesda: The power and mystery of Mozart’s final masterpiece has inspired audiences for centuries. Come hear the BSO and the University of Maryland Concert Choir perform this classic work.

    Festival of Lights

    Nov 30-Dec 31, Kensington: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area's great community traditions, and features free performances nightly in the comfortable, along with over 650,000 lights, international Christmas trees, creches from around the world, and a different artist or musical group featured every night.

    Garden of Lights

    Now-Jan 1, Wheaton: Brookside Gardens celebrates it's 19th season, as you step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers and other displays. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying sparkling fountains and whimsical winter scenes. Enjoy a complete G scale model train display inside the Conservatory after strolling through the gardens.

    Lights on the Bay

    Now-Jan 1, Annapolis: Head to Sandy Point Park for this 24th annual event. Taking place at Sandy Point State Park, the event features a two-mile scenic drive along the Chesapeake Bay with approximately 70 animated and stationary displays illuminating the roadway.

    Miracle on 34th Street

    Now-early Jan, Baltimore: Each year, the 700 block of 34th Street in Hampden lights up with holiday decorations, one-of-a-kind sculptures, and more lights than you could imagine. The tradition started in 1947 by a couple, Bob Hosier and Darlene Hughes, who both loved decorating their homes for Christmas. As the decorations grew, the street attracted more attention until it became a can’t-miss holiday attraction. Thousands of visitors are drawn to the Miracle on 34th Street each. Check it out!

    Watkins Regional Park Festival of Lights

    Now-Jan 1, Upper Marlboro: This spectacular holiday drive-through event features more than one million twinkling lights, wonderful themed displays, and one of the tallest tree displays in the state! Don't forget to make a difference this season! Please bring canned goods/non-perishable items for donation to local food banks.

    A Christmas Carol

    Now-Dec 31, Olney: Head to Olney Theatre to experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended, in his own words, and rediscover this timeless classic presented in a masterful solo performance.  Adapted from Dickens’ original novella and reading tour, Paul Morella’s solo version will transport you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale.

    An Appalachian Holiday

    Dec 1 & 2, Frederick: Join the Choral Arts Society for music of the season set to the tones of an Appalachian accompaniment featuring Mark Edwards and guest musicians from the Common Ground Festival. Come ready to celebrate the holidays—tap your toes to the sounds of the bass, fiddle and choir, and to share the beauty of this cultural heritage. Family friendly!

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Now-Dec 10, Annapolis: The Colonial Players present this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

    Little Italy Christmas Tree Lighting

    Dec 1, Baltimore: Join in this annual tradition and enjoy Christmas carols by Baltimore Choral Arts Society, a visit from Santa Claus with treats for the kids, and hot apple cider, hot chocolate, Italian cookies and roasted chestnuts for all!

    Midnight Madness

    Dec 1, Ellicott CityBring the family into town for the 39th annual Midnight Madness Celebration!  Visit with Santa 4-8pm at the log cabin, watch our tree lighting and sip hot treats while strolling our picturesque historic district.   All of our shops will be open late – find that unique gift for your special someone plus our restaurants will be serving festive selections late into the evening! Strolling carolers, a winter holiday market and more make this an evening not to miss!

    Scheherazade

    Dec 1, College Park: The critically-acclaimed UMD Symphony Orchestra is a progressive ensemble that presents innovative classical music experiences rooted in the traditions of orchestral repertoire and performance. The final concert of the fall semester features several well-known works including Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Op. 35.

    Scottish Christmas Walk Parade

    Dec 2, Alexandria: For the 47th consecutive year, The Campagna Center presents the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade. Enjoy marching units filled with the magnificent tartans of Scottish Clans, the stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancers, reenactment groups, Scottie dogs, dignitaries, classic cars, Santa Claus, and much more.

    Downtown Holiday Market

    Now-Dec 23, DC: Consistently ranked among America’s best Holiday Markets, and anyone who’s visited will testify as to why. Located outside the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, it features a rotating selection of exhibitors and artisans offering fine art, crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing, and specialty food items.

    Christkindlmarkt

    Dec 1-3, DC: Each December, the Heurich House Museum welcomes the public to celebrate the winter season during its annual Christkindlmarkt. The museum honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas market in its garden. This holiday shopping event, Dupont Circle’s only holiday market, will feature goods from over 40 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, makers of housewares, and more. Guests are invited to visit the market and tour the seasonally decorated historic house.

    A Child's Christmas in Wales

    Now-Dec 17, DC: Holiday memories are treasures, but not always reliably reported. An evening of works adapted from Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, AA Milne, Louisa May Alcott and others, will receive its world premiere in a warm and nostalgic production, presented by the Washington Stage Guild.

    Christmas at the Old Bull and Bush

    Now-Dec 24, Alexandria: Enjoy Off-Broadway at MetroStage, and go back in time to an English Pub in 1912 full of the excitement of the Christmas spirit!

    The Lion King

    Now-Dec 10, Baltimore: Head to the Hippodrome and see the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.” The New York Times says, “There is simply nothing else like it.” Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors, and thrill to the unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”

    Magical Holiday Express

    Now-Dec 31, Baltimore: All aboard the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express, a holiday spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, holiday festivities, and a winter wonderland of family fun and activities. There is something to see and do every day at this annual holiday event! NEW this year - walk through a 30 foot Christmas tree in the center of the B&O's historic roundhouse and enjoy all new holiday decorations!

    Lookingglass Alice

    Now-Dec 31, Baltimore: This contemporary retelling puts a fresh, modern twist on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Alice falls through the looking glass and finds herself on a journey of self-discovery. She encounters the familiar and fantastical in this world of curiosity and wonder, coming face to face with wild characters, and obstacles and oddities in the wonderful Center Stage production.

    Symphony of LIghts

    Now-Jan 1, Columbia: A drive-through spectacle of more than 100 larger-than-life holiday light displays, a laser light show and a 3-D holiday video projected 50 feet high, in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods. A fabulous way to support the Howard County General Hospital!

    Season's Greenings

    Now-Dec 1, DC: This year, take a trip across America as the US Botanic Gardens present their annual holiday show, Roadside  Attractions! In our model train show, trains will chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States. Explore classic attractions like Texas' Cadillac Ranch, Colorado's hot-dog-shaped Coney Island Hot Dog Stand, South Dakota's Corn Palace, New Jersey's Lucy the Elephant, and many more. View thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory. The collection of D.C. landmarks made from plant materials will return to fill the Garden Court, this year including a new addition--an inspired botanical version of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    Swedish Christmas Bazaar

    Dec 2, Georgetown: Talented artisans and vendors offer everything from gifts, crafts, textiles, books and homemade bread to Kosta Boda and Orrefors glassware, and Swedish delicacies, such as “princesstårta” and “glögg". The event ends with the traditional caroling by our Swedish St Lucia Procession. The “Julmarknad” attracts Scandinavians as well as tourists just passing by, and Americans from all around the area have made this an annual tradition!

    Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

    Dec 2, Alexandria Marina: Alexandria's harbor shines as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront for this annual tradition. Enjoy festivities out on the dock and inside the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Sant will arrive by fireboat, and there will be music, games, prizes, a scavenger hunt and plenty of fun for all ages!

    Zoolights

    Now-Jan 1, DC: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. It includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music! A free, glow-in-the-dark play zone for children features light-up LED games and activities located in the Zoo's Great Meadow. In addition, a European-style outdoor market featuring local artisans selling alternative art and crafts, handmade clothing, jewelry and books to home accessories. If that's not enough, look for the mobile art gallery, train rides, a carousel and snow-less tubing!

    8368 KINGS HEIGHTS ROAD ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043

    Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/YHRVAC/8368-KINGS-HEIGHTS-ROAD-ELLICOTT-CITY-MD-1004123711
    This home is loaded w/ updates that today's buyers are hoping to find. Here you will enjoy an abundance of upgrades...Granite, SS appl, Hardwoods on 80% of the upper 2 lev, Updated Kitchen, Dream Master Bath w/jetted tub, granite, & full glass shower enclosure. HVAC/ Most windows/Roof not original. Your own 29,000 gal salt water pool that has been updated with a Pebble Tec surface & coping (09').
    Bedrooms: 4
    Bathrooms: 4
    Square feet: 3,028
    Price: $595,000

    For more information about this property, please contact Laurie Scheiber at 4107153232 or ls.mcginnhomes@gmail.com. You can also text 4722297 to 67299.


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    MLS ID: 1004123711


    WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS


    Annie

    Now-Dec 31, Olney: The sun will come out brightly during the holidays. Annie has been the gateway for millions of kids to develop a love of live theatre, with this 40th Anniversary production, a new generation gets its shot!

    The Quebe Sisters

    Nov 16, Hagerstown: Triple-threat fiddle champions performing Western Swing and vintage country music. Multi-part, close harmonies and Texas-style fiddle tunes are authentic Americana music. Enjoy!

    The Steel Wheels

    Nov 16, Frederick: The Weinberg presents these rockin’ Weinberg favorites! Enjoy Americana, bluegrass, folk, and old-time music with a style all their own, incorporating acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters.

    Ashani Dances Five

    Nov 17-19, Baltimore: Ashani Dances returns to Theatre Project in Baltimore to celebrate their 5th annual concert, featuring original music by Marc Avon Evans.

    Rach 2

    Nov 17-19, Baltimore/Bethesda: BSO presents André Watts, who burst onto the music scene when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic. The now legendary artist performs Rachmaninoff’s most popular Piano Concerto.

    Holiday Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

    Nov 17-19, Gaithersburg: Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! This is the BIG ONE! Join more than 450+ independent artists for a weekend of unparalleled holiday shopping at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

    The Elixir of Love 

    Nov 16-18, Baltimore: Presented by the Peabody Opera Theatre, one of Donizetti’s most beloved scores, this charming comedy of a young man’s pursuit of love will be re-imagined on a college campus in the 1960s.

    Christmas on the Potomac

    Nov 18-Jan 1, National Harbor: ICE!—our signature holiday attraction—is back with a new theme in 2017! Experience favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brought to life in this walk-through winter wonderland carved from more than two million pounds of ice.

    Maryland Christmas Show

    Nov 17-26, select dates, Frederick: Nothing brings back the yuletide spirit quite like the Maryland Christmas Show. For the 34th season, the show offers seven buildings and big top tent. You'll enjoy the works of top artists and craftsmen offering fine art, pottery, furniture, jewelry, clothing, wreaths and garlands, toys and Christmas ornaments, plus of course food options galore!

    Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade

    Nov 18, Silver Spring: The streets are being overrun with turkeys, dinosaurs, penguins, and reindeer! With marching bands, Bolivian dancing groups, floats, giant characters and balloons, and Santa, come see the only Thanksgiving Parade in the metro DC area.

    Paws and Planes: Holiday at the Airport

    Nov 18, Hagerstown: Families are invited to join Santa Claus and children’s book sensation Turbo the Flying Dog at Paws and Planes. This 3rd annual event will be at a new location this year and will feature photos with Santa and Turbo, educational activities, story times, and a book signing. 

    Holiday in the Park

    Nov 18-Jan 1, Bowie: Six Flags America has something for everyone: Christmas Tree lighting, festive tunes, Santa's House, Silver Bells Tree, Holiday firepits and S'mores, funnel cakes and roller coasters, AND MORE!

    Oyster Feast

    Nov 18, Havre de Grace: Join us for our second annual community gathering to support local non-profits. Catered by Atlantic Caterers featuring steamed oysters, fried oysters, oysters on the half shell, homemade oyster stew and Maryland Crab Soup, as well as traditional foods on the pit.

    UMSO Concerto Competition Finals

    Nov 18, College Park: School of Music students vie for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the UMD Symphony Orchestra in the final round of this annual competition. Finalists perform 15- to 20-minute excerpts of a concerto or concert piece for an independent jury panel. Following the jury’s deliberation, a winner, runner-up and second runner-up will be announced.

    Live in Concert: Chicago

    Nov 18, Baltimore: The Lyric presents the legendary band Chicago, touring every year since they were formed!

    Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt

    Nov 17, Baltimore: The Lyric presents an acoustic evening with these legendary singer-songwriters. 

    Flight Fest

    Nov 18, Baltimore: Head to the Maryland Science Center and let your imagination soar at their second annual Flight Fest! Get up close with all different kinds of flight as you learn about the science of aerodynamics and wings. Participate in challenges and test out your own flying contraptions!

    FotoWeekDC

    Now-Nov 19, DC: A truly citywide celebration featuring 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide. FotoDC's mission is to provide a dynamic, evocative, engaging experience for photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, schools, and photo enthusiasts through exhibitions and dynamic programming.

    Janet Jackson

    Nov 16, DC: There are still tickets left to see the legendary performer sing at the Capital One Arena



    WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS


    Charm City Fringe Fest

    Now-Nov 12, Baltimore: Voted "Best Eclectic Festival", celebrate cutting-edge and quirky theater and performing arts throughout 11 days of performances across multiple venues. With 26 companies and over 90 performances, you won't want to miss this theatre extravaganza.

    Annapolis by Candlelight

    Nov 3-4, Annapolis: Historic Annapolis showcases privately-owned historic houses. Visitors see how 21st-century Annapolitans care for and live in buildings built in the 20th, 19th, or 18th century. Each house is a reminder of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Maryland’s capital city and illustrates the practical and aesthetic benefits of effective historic preservation.

    Little Women

    Nov 3-4, Annapolis: Little Women tells the story of four sisters who confront growing pains, tragedies and romance as they struggle to find their way through life after the civil war. This powerful story of growing up and growing apart is entering its twentieth year as one of the most frequently performed American operas.

    St. Mark's Food Festival and Bazaar

    Nov 3-5, Bethesda: Enjoy ethnic foods, desserts and candies, breads & baked goods, unique handcrafted goods and jewelry, raffles and church tours in this annual tradition.

    Haltech World Cup Finals

    Nov 3-5, Mechanicsville: Biggest Maryland International Raceway event of the year. All heads-up Import vs. domestic drag racing, car show, live DJ, and so much more. Over 400 cars from all over the globe competing for bragging rights. If you love drag racing, this event is for you!

    Towson University Jazz Faculty Recital

    Nov 3, Towson: Enjoy an evening of compositions and improvisations relating to the college’s theme "What's Your Story?" Each composition is created by a member of the ensemble and relates to the narrative of the developing artist in today's society. Try something different for your Friday night!

    Baltimore Humane Society Birthday Bash

    Nov 4, Baltimore:  It's a birthday bash you won't forget, celebrating 90 years of saving lives! Head to the Baltimore Humane Society grounds, with your blanket and chairs for a day you wont forget!  Live music, food trucks, vendors, alpacas, yoga, an obstacle course, bookmobile, fire engine, helicopter rides, and more!!! Don't miss it!

    The Wizard of Oz

    Nov 4, Baltimore: Experience the classic Wizard of Oz on a giant HD screen as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs the score live. Adventure down the Yellow Brick Road with beloved songs such as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "We're Off to See the Wizard."

    Mt Olivet Cemetery Tour

    Ongoing, FrederickDiscover Frederick’s past as you navigate through the labyrinth of graves, crypts and monuments of Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery – one of Maryland’s largest  and most beautiful cemeteries. Master storytellers dressed in period attire lead visitors on a 90-minute excursion through Mount Olivet’s hallowed grounds to pay respect to some of Maryland’s most famous and noteworthy figures.

    Tug of War XX

    Nov 4, Annapolis: It's the 20th Annual Tug of War, Eastport vs Annapolis! Doing good for the cummunity and having fun at the same time, with a chili cook off, live music and food, all for a great cause!

    Rock Your Socks Health & Home 5k

    Nov 4, Baltimore: Help raise critical funds for housing and health care for Baltimore's homeless, and enjoy a morning of fun, family and funky socks. Afterwards, enjoy food, music and a fun cool down, all while sporting your funkiest socks!

    Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair

    Nov 4, Upper Marlboro: Head to Watkins Nature Center for their 9th Annual Green Craft Fair. Explore local crafters and artists who create treasures made from at least 50% recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably-harvested materials.

    Brickfest

    Nov 4-5, Baltimore: LEGO lovers rejoice! Filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain, go roll up your sleeves and dive into over a million bricks! Glow Gallery, Brick Fest Speedway, Inspiration Stations, Mini Golf, shopping and lots more. It's a Lego-lover's dream come true!

    Our Town

    Now-Nov 12, Olney: The Olney Theatre presents the seminal American classic, which gets a new look from the acclaimed director and adapter Aaron Posner. This new adaptation is faithful to the script, with just seven actors who portray the key characters in this intergenerational story set in the quintessential American hamlet of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. The actors will also manipulate and animate Bunraku-style puppets to represent the rest of the townspeople.

    Shakespeare in Love

    Now-Nov 26, Baltimore: Head to Center Stage for this charming story of love, inspiration, muses, and art, based on the Oscar-winning film. This smart and poignant tale offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard—or simply the English language. This story is as crowd-pleasing as mistaken identities, a shipwreck, and love triumphant, and is set in a time when a Londoner could still utter the words: “Shakespeare? Never heard of him.” A great play for the entire family.

    Reel to Reel

    Nov 3, DC: Enjoy this kickoff evening of Real to Reel, a collaboration between filmmakers and storytellers. Filmmaking teams have only 5 days to write, shoot, edit and screen a film based on stories from ten local storytellers. The kicker: none of the teams had heard the stories before they were presented.  Decided by you…the winning team walks away with a $2,000 cash prize!!

    Can He Do That?

    Nov 7, DC: Head to the Warner Theatre for a live taping of the popular Washington Post podcast. Legendary reporter Bob Woodward, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning David Fahrenthold, and political correspondent Karen Tumulty will join host Allison Michaels to review the past year in President Trump's White House and the biggest moments that made people wonder, "can he do that?"

    Scott Kelly: A Year in Space

    Nov 3, DC: Lisner Auditorium and the Smithsonian present the veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space. In a conversation with Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, Kelly draws on his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, as he recounts his year aboard the International Space Station. Hear Kelly discuss his life on and off the planet. 

    Operation Secret Slumber

    Nov 4-5, DC:  Pack your sleeping bad and PJs for a night at the Spy Museum you won't forget! When the lights go down, the adventure begins! The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. You will transform yourself through disguise, make and break secret codes, uncover important secrets, interrogate real spies, and hunt for a mole within your ranks!