Friday, June 29, 2007

Fairs, Fireworks and Funny Men

We're not sure we can handle so much fun....

The Columbia Fair, the signature event of the town's 40th b-day part, starts today and will include a carnival with rides after all. The Sun tells us it will also include entertainment, free food, and "more than 40 artisans and crafters from the East Coast, more than 25 businesses and 16 food vendors. The fair committee also set aside room for 35 nonprofit, government and religious organizations to rent booths for a lower price."

Town Center will then host the July 4th fireworks, sponsored by the Kiwanis for the 17th straight year, with more entertainment and carny stuff to do. For the full 4th monty, put your blanket out early and then head over to the Longfellow parade. The Flier gives all the details here.

Finally, the boss alerted us to this one (why aren't we on this mailing list!?)....

The Howard County Chamber of Commerce has lined up humorist Dave Barry to be the featured entertainer for the Chamber’s Annual Signature Event on Friday, Oct. 5 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.

"For 25 years, Barry was a syndicated columnist whose work appeared in more
than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. He won a Pulitzer
Prize for Commentary in 1988, and has written 25 books. Two of his books
were used as the basis for the CBS-TV sitcom 'Dave’s World,' in which actor
Harry Anderson played Barry."

The theme for this year’s event is “Funny Business.”

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