Thank You for Joining Us!

We wanted to thank everyone for coming out and joining us for our Halloween party. The children had a blast with the Haunted House and the Club Suite party was a great success!

We want to hear from you!

What was your favorite part about the evening?

Who had the best costume?

What other types of parties would you like us to Host?

Halloween Party – 10/28/2014

Halloween Party in Club Suite and Haunted House in Yoga Room!

Eggspectation: Breakfast Fare and More

Eggspecting good food and a cheerful, relaxing ambiance? Head to Eggspectation, a popular little breakfast and brunch spot in Ellicott City. Start your day off with a big, healthful glass of freshly squeezed juice in a variety of fruity flavors. Espresso drinks are robust and freshly brewed, the perfect pick-me-up.

The egg menu features day-starters like the Uneggspected with flatiron steak, two eggs, potatoes & toast, Yolk Around the Clock with two eggs, bacon, & cheese on a sliced toasted bagel, and Eggsuberant with two pancakes, maple syrup, choice of breakfast meat, grilled tomatoes & potatoes. Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Smoked Salmon Omelet, and Chocolate Chip Pancakes are also available. Brunch features a yummy array of egg dishes, sandwiches, salads and burgers.

6010 University Boulevard
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 750-3115

Halloween Door Decorating Contest!

Winner(s) will be announced on Facebook!

Fall Craft Projects Your Kids Will Love Making

Whether the kids are too young for school or they’re home for a holiday break, the fall season provides ample time for fun family crafts. Here are three DIY projects that will bring out the artistic side in your little ones.

Pumpkin Spice Playdough []
Even if you’ve made your own playdough before, you’ve probably never seen one quite like this. Adding pumpkin pie spices to the usual recipe gives this moldable dough a fall-inspired scent, while a bit of food coloring adds autumn colors like red, orange, and yellow.

Apple Stamping []
You may remember making stamps out of apples a child yourself, but this is one craft that truly stands the test of time. Simply cut small apples in half and let the kids use the flat sides as stamps with fall-colored paints. Best of all, this craft is fun for everyone from babies to toddlers and even your pre-teens!

Scribble Lantern Tutorial []
There is some truly beautiful natural light come fall, so make the most of it with these paper lanterns that you can place on a sunny windowsill. The kids can scribble all over them with regular crayons to create a colorful look that’s even better when it catches the light.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Learn More about Breast Cancer – Early Detection, Diagnosis, Stages, Types, Treatments and Myths

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Save the Date- Halloween Party

October 28th, 2014

The Wine Bin: Chardonnay, Shiraz and Everything in Between

Whether you prefer red or white, The Wine Bin is a place for all types of wine enthusiasts. This well-stocked wine store is located in historic Ellicott City, occupying a charming brick building along a stone sidewalk.

Inside, the shop contains shelves stacked high with affordable bottles of wine, a rustic decor and hip light fixtures, and even a temperature-controlled wine cellar to store higher end bottles of wine. The knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions from the amateur wine drinker, and they’re more than happy to help you choose a bottle that’s in your price range. The Wine Bin also offers discounts on bulk wine purchases.

The Wine Bin hosts weekend tastings every Friday from 3 p.m. until close and Saturday from noon until close. You don’t even have to swirl, sniff, and sip your wine before drinking it, but you certainly can if you want to!

The Wine Bin
8390 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 465-7802

Great Lawn – Movie Nights

Contee Crossing would love to hear your feedback about our recent movie night. We showed FROZEN on the Great Lawn Friday evening.

Did you enjoy the movie choice?

Was Friday evening a convenient time?

If you could change one thing about our movie nights, what would that be?

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively

Whether you’re a student or a business professional, procrastination is faced by anyone with a looming big project or a hectic schedule. It’s important to manage your time wisely when you’re working on a deadline, and these smart tips will help you to reduce stress and accomplish much more each day.

  1. Make a list. This tried-and-true method may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how much a to-do list can help with managing your time more effectively. To-do lists help forgetful people to stay on top of all of their daily tasks, and they force frequent procrastinators to hold themselves accountable for the items on the list.
  2. Prioritize. You may be tempted to complete smaller tasks first, but it’s actually much more effective to prioritize based on which jobs are more important or timelier. Complete pressing tasks first, and then move on to the rest of your work.
  3. Create a distraction-free zone. Whether you work in an office or in your home, be sure to clear your workspace of all clutter before beginning your daily tasks.
  4. Don’t overexert yourself. The most organized people are the ones who realize when they’re spreading themselves too thin. Turn down jobs or favors that you don’t feel like you have enough time to complete, as this may result in shoddy work (not to mention a whole lot of added stress).

How to Manage Your Time Effectively [University of Kent]
Manage Your Time More Effectively to Accomplish More Each Day [Right]
How Does One Manage Time More Effectively? [Forbes]
Managing Your Time and Study Environment [Bucks County Community College]