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This Weekend: Cars, Ice Cream, Street Fairs and More

Get out, have fun and do some good -- all at the same time.

Looking for something to do this weekend in Ellicott City? You're in luck.

This weekend there are a few events that are not only family-friendly, but also raise awareness -- and money -- for charitable organizations:

: Join the community and create a sparkling river of light through beautiful Historic Ellicott City at sunset. Parade gathers at the historic Patapsco Female Institute overlooking Ellicott City and hundreds of people will march down Main Street with paper lanterns to raise awareness for . 

Where: Parade starts at the and winds down to Main Street, ending at the .

When: Parade begins at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

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The Rude Mechanicals, Maryland's pioneering Shakespeare troupe, for the first time in their history tackle William Shakespeare's blood-soaked and most violent play: Titus Andronicus, a roller coaster of carnage, mayhem, betrayal and dark comedy, exploring the startling parallels between civilization and barbarism.  With a twisted humor only Shakespeare could dream up, this play will keep you on the edge of your seat right up to its gruesomely satisfying conclusion. Due to the mature content of this production, it is not considered appropriate for children.

Where:

When: Friday, April 27, 8 p.m.

Cost: $15 Buy tickets online

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: THINK PINK for spring in historic Ellicott City as the town celebrates the blossoming season with family fun, music and entertainment.  Hands-on children's activities, outdoor wine "taste-ival" at The Wine Bin, Spring Blossom Ale at the and a colorful display of PINK PANES shop windows! 

Where: Ellicott City Historic District

When: Saturday, April 28 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Cost: Many free events, fees for some

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: Stop in to your Giant Food; give $1 and get a free single-serve ice cream cup. Give $3, and you also receive a limited edition Triple Winner keepsake. Giant Food will donate 100% of the proceeds raised during this event to Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children’s Cancer Foundation for children’s cancer research and treatment.

Where: , 9200 Baltimore National Pike

When: Saturday, April 28, all day

Price: $1

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: The Annual Spring Classic Car Show will again be held at the VFW Hall with a rain date of May 6.  There are two parts of this event, the first is for anyone interested in showing their car.   All cars will parade from the Outback to the VFW Post at 11:00 a.m. The show itself is open to the public and is free of charge.  There will be refreshments and food available as well as a whole range of beautiful classic, military, current cars and trucks. 

Where: , 4225 VFW Lane, Ellicott City 

When: Sunday, April 29, noon - 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

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