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February’s NOT Boring Here

February is the shortest month (even with the extra day this year), yet it often feels like the l-o-n-g-e-s-t month. In this part of the country, the cold weather is slowing everyone down, and we can feel stuck in this “tweener” period between the winter holidays and the spring.

What to do this month? What to do? Plenty, if you visit The Wayside Inn! These activities, happening close to The Inn during the remainder of February, are ones we know you’ll enjoy:

February 18, 2012
Candelight Concerts Presents: Gryphon Trio – Piano, Violin, Cello

8pm, General admission $30; Senior $28; Student $12
The Smith Theatre, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center – Howard Community College: 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

Winner of the 2011 Juno Award for Classical Chamber Ensemble Album of the Year! Having impressed international audiences and the press with their highly refined, dynamic performances, the Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are committed to redefining chamber music for the 21st century. 410-997-2324;;


February 21, 2012
Adult Cooking Class: Complex Sauces
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Elkridge Furnace Inn

$80 per person inclusive of materials and tax
Registration is Required

Complex sauces begin with one of  the basic “mother sauces”, and through the addition of diverse ingredients one derives a host of variations in structure and taste with the ability to compliment a wide range of meats, chicken and seafood. In this lesson, we will begin by exploring three of the base sauces and create two wonderful new sauces from each, giving you the ability to experience all nine sauces and how best to pair them for an outstanding dinner. For more information, visit


February 23, 2012
Afternoon Tea
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
The Elkridge Furnace Inn
$28.50 per person inclusive of service and tax
Registration is Required

Join us for a relaxing, traditional afternoon tea including a seasonal selection of fine loose teas, a scone with clotted cream and jelly, a choice of salad or soup, followed by four assorted tea savories and finishing with four sweets. For more information, visit


February 25, 2012
Young People’s Concert – Columbia Orchestra

12:30pm & 3pm
The Jim Rouse Theatre

The Kinetics Dance Theatre joins us for Saint-Saens enduring classic, Carnival of the Animals. Students will love this exploration of the orchestra and can try their hand at playing many of the instruments at our Musical instrument petting zoo from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. sponsored by Music & Arts. For more information visit


February 25, 2012
An Evening in the Stacks – Howard County Library

7-11pm, Tickets are $100 each and may be purchased at the door.
The Howard County Library System, Miller Branch

Join us at Evening in the Stacks, the Library’s annual gala fundraiser. The event features a silent auction, fine food and drink, and a literary spotlight. For more information visit


Come enjoy Ellicott City this month!

We look forward to seeing you soon,
David and Susan Balderson
The Wayside Inn
Ellicott City, MD
(410) 461-4636


Are you longing for a romantic stay at a bed and breakfast in Ellicott City? Will your retreat include shopping and dining at unique stores and gourmet restaurants? We invite you to The Wayside Inn where relaxation, gourmet breakfasts and access to historic Ellicott City await…