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Runs, Roasts, Hockey and More in Howard County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

Where:  10000 Route 108, Ellicott City

When:   Sunday, Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m.

Description: The 2012 5K race starts on the roadway near the concession area promptly at 8:30 a.m. and heads up to Rt. 108 and follows Rt. 108 east to Woodland Road. The participants re-enter the park on Woodland Road and follow the paved foot path around the lake counter clockwise, finishing at the band shell.

Pricing:  $35

Where:  6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia

When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.

Description: The “Mommy Trot” is designed for parents and their children five years and under to do together.  It begins at 9 a.m. Participants will complete one lap of the track, and all will receive a prize.

Pricing:  $15

Where:  Howard County Fairgrounds: Exhibition Building, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship

When:  Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m.

Description:  140 booths selling kids items. Clothing size range from newborn to teen.

Pricing:  Free

Where:  9130 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City

When:  Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-noon

Description:  Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts Open House

Pricing:  Free

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Where:  6275 Old Washington Rd, Elkridge

When:  Saturday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m.

Description: The Auxiliary to EVFD Benefit Bull and Shrimp Roast includes pit beef, turkey and ham, shrimp, oyster fritter, sides and more. 

Live Music by "NO IDEA", raffle and door prizes. 

For tickets call 410-761-6633  Ext. 3

Pricing: $40

Where:  5876 Thunder Hill Rd, Columbia

When: Sunday, Sept. 9, 7 a.m.

Description:  A season opening event, there will be on-ice games, fun hockey activities inside and outside the rink, food & beverage, equipment sales, raffles, an equipment swap, and more.  

Pricing: Free

Where: Johnny Unitas Stadium, Towson University 8000 York Rd, Towson

When:  Sunday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m.

Description: Funds raised during the Race are used for prostate cancer research, awareness and to conduct free prostate screenings to underprivileged and underinsured men, including 1,500 men annually in the Baltimore area.

Post-race activities include live entertainment; appearances by Ravens cheerleaders and retired NFL players; vendors; free food and beverages; children’s activities including face painting, a moon bounce, costumed characters and more.

Pricing:  $30 Pre-Race Registration, $35 after Sept. 5 and Race Day.

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