May CookOut

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Come celebrate our new Grill Areas with a CookOut in May! We are cooking out at Chatham Gardens Apartments Thursday May 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Burnam Woods Apartments Thursday May 24th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and at Old Orchard Apartments Wednesday May 30th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Day!

Today April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day! You can celebrate and enjoy the cheesiest, freshest, yummiest Grilled Cheeses at Grilled Cheese & Co on Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville, in Columbia Mall in Howard County or on Light Street in Federal Hill. In celebration, the Original Grilled Cheese is only $1.99. Also, 15% of the proceeds today go to AARF, Animals Allies Rescue Foundation. So take the kids after school for a snack or take the family for dinner tonight – they are open until 9pm.

Living with Us Means Living Near the Best Schools

All of Century’s apartment communities are in some of the best school districts in Maryland.

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CHATHAM GARDENS APARTMENTS in Ellicott City are in the CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL district with Centennial Elementary School and Burleigh Manor Middle School.

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OLD ORCHARD APARTMENTS in Catonsville are in the WESTCHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL district with Catonsville Middle School and Catonsville High School.

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BURNAM WOODS APARTMENTS in White Marsh are in the JOPPA VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL district with Perry Hall Middle School and Perry Hall High School.

Hello June! There’s lots to do in Maryland this month.

Besides the cool events at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens and Old Orchard Apartments, there are some great events throughout Maryland this June.

This weekend, June 3-5, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia ( just a few miles from Chatham Gardens Apartments in Howard County) is the nationally recognized 24th annual Capital Jazz Fest. This year’s lineup includes Toni Braxton, New Edition, En Vogue, Al B. Shore and many, many others. For details, please click here.

Next weekend on June 11-12 is the Colonial Market Fair at Benjamin Banneker Museum and Historical Park in Oella, just a few miles away from Old Orchard Apartments in Catonsville. For details to this 18th century crafts and music fair, please click here. If Pirates are more your thing and you live at Burnam Woods Apartments, then check out the Havre de Grace Pirate Fest at the Susquehanna Museum the same weekend (June 11-12). For details, please click here. Also on June 11 and 12 is Bawlmer’s 23rd annual HONfest in Hamden, a cherished Maryland tradition for everyone. For details, please click here.

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If you’re not totally exhausted by the end of the month, then make plans to attend the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival on June 25 at the Inner Harbor in downtown Baltimore. For details and tickets, please click here. To see all the events happening in Maryland this month, please click here. Have a safe and happy June!

Resident Appreciation Carnivals at Century Corporation / Awalt Builders

This month has seen Resident Appreciation Carnivals at Century Corporation / Awalt Builders apartment communities of Burnam Woods in White Marsh, Old Orchard in Catonsville and Chatham Gardens in Ellicott City. A great time was had by all playing games, getting faces painted, winning prizes and eating lots of food such as cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, hot dogs, french fries and pizza. We look forward to seeing you at our next Resident Event!

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Resident Events at Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens and Old Orchard Apartments

 

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Over the past few weeks the residents of Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens and Old Orchard Apartments have enjoyed our Annual Free Outdoor Movie Nights. Residents voted on which movie they wanted to see and we brought in a huge outdoor screen and supplied the popcorn, candy and drinks – all for FREE!

If you missed our Movie Night, don’t worry there are more Free Resident Events coming up this Fall and Winter. In September we will have Resident Appreciation Days at each of our communities featuring food, drinks, games, prizes and local vendors. Burnam Woods Apartments Resident Appreciation Day is Thursday September 10 from 5:00-7:00pm, Chatham Gardens Apartments Resident Appreciation Day is Wednesday September 23 from 5:00-7:00pm and Burnam Woods Apartments Resident Appreciation Day is Wednesday September 16 from 5:00-7:00pm. For the upcoming Holiday Season, we have planned a Food Drive in November and a Toy Drive and Pictures with Santa in December.

We hope to see you in the coming months!

Maryland in June, what are you doing?

Summer is almost upon us and the kids are almost out of school. Whether you like festivals, food, movies or music, Maryland has it all this June!

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Baltimore’s annual Hon Fest is next weekend June 14 from 11am to 10pm and June 15 from 12pm to 6pm. The weekend is full of music, food and contests for Bawlmer’s best Hon. For instance, there is a Best Beehive Contest, an Elvis impersonator and of course Maryland crabs.

Speaking of Maryland crabs, the following Saturday is the Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival at the Inner Harbor on June 21st. It is four hours of all-you-can-eat extravaganza with over 20,000 crabs, many beers, music, crafts and so much more.

For our residents at Burnam Woods Apartments, you can enjoy the Party on the Plaza at the Avenue at White Marsh every Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer. It is an evening of free music under the summer stars. This week Baltimore Rockabilly plays Friday night and Elikeh plays Saturday night. Music starts at 7pm.

Our residents at Chatham Gardens Apartments can enjoy free outdoor movies every Saturday night throughout the summer in the parking lot behind the Wine Bin on Main Street in Ellicott City. Bring your chair and pack a picnic dinner. Movies start at 9pm. This Saturday the classic Wizard of Oz is playing.

Just down the road, our residents at Old Orchard Apartments can enjoy free music every Friday night throughout the summer at Frederick Road Fridays at 15 Mellor Avenue in Catonsville. Music starts at 6:30pm. This Friday is Out of the Blue is playing.

All of our residents can participate in our Patio and Balcony Contests this June. Get those patios and balconies cleaned up. Management will be coming around to “Judge” all. We’re looking for neatness, creativity, color, etc. Winners will receive a gift card. Chatham Gardens judging will be on June 12th, Old Orchard’s judging will be on June 17th and Burnam Woods’ judging will be on June 20th. Good luck!

This Weekend in Maryland

After Tropical Storm Andrea blows through tonight, the weather should be nice this weekend for some great events across Maryland. In Columbia, Capital Jazz Fest is this weekend June 7-9. This year’s lineup includes Chaka Khan, Babyface, Eric Banet, Will Downing, and many more. Tickets range from $42-$175 per day. In their 36th season, the Salem Players are performing Annie Get Your Gun at Salem Lutheran Church in Catonsville this weekend June 7th and 8th at 8pm. If a free concert is more your scene, then go to the Avenue at White Marsh for their Party on the Plaza Concert Series. Music starts every Friday and Saturday night at 7:00. This weekend funk group Speakers of the House play Friday June 7th and rock group Late Ancients play Saturday June 8th. For a great Maryland tradition, get down to Hamden Hon! This weekend is the 19th Annual Bawlmer HonFest June 8-9. For information on this fun street festival, please click here.

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April in Maryland

The saying is that “April showers bring May flowers,” but so far this April has been full of sunshine and summer-like temperatures. It is the perfect weather for all the great events going on in Maryland this month. Fortunately most of these are just minutes away from our apartments at Chatham Gardens, Old Orchard, and Burnam Woods.

Blossoms of Hope‘s annual pink season brings a month-long celebration of activities in Howard County that honor the beauty of the trees and help raise cancer awareness.” Over 1,600 Cherry Trees have been planted across Howard County. So far $176,000. has been raised through the Cherry Tree project for Howard County General Hospital’s Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. There are a variety of Cherrybration Day events throughout April in Howard County. Fifteen restaurants in Howard County, including Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Tersiguel’s, Kelseys, and Alexandra’s at Turf Valley, are offering Pink Plate specials to help raise cancer awareness and support the cancer center. The 5th annual Pink Greens Golf Classic at Turf Valley takes place on April 19th. It is a fundraising tournament for Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center.

This Saturday April 13th is the TaxMan Jam in Catonsville, a part of the FamilyTime Festival Series at Strawberry Fields. It will be a day of live music, local food, beer, local vendors, bicycle demonstrations, and interactive games. The fun goes from 10am to 5pm at 821 Frederick Road – and it’s free!

“The opening of the Maryland Steeplechasing season signifies the true start of spring to many Marylanders.” Steeplechase is a three to four mile race that has man and horse flying over timber fences. The next race is My Lady’s Manor this Saturday April 13th, gates open at 10am and post time is at 1:30pm.

The 9th annual Fells Point Privateer Festival is April 19-21. This is a family-friendly free festival honoring the maritime history of Fells Point. There are activities, live music, food, and crafts from Thames Street Park and Ann Street Pier to Broadway Square. The Tall Ships will be on display and available for tours. The festival is Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm.

The Federal Hill Spring Block Party is Sunday April 28th from 11am to 7pm on Cross Street. There will be lots of food, drink, crafts and live local music. This year’s lineup includes The Cheaters, Segway, J Pope and Funk Friday, Uncle Jack Band, The Reserves, Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale, Bravenoise, The Evokatones, Rufus Roundtree and and da B’more Brass Factory.

Whatever you choose, get out there and enjoy all that Maryland has to offer. Have a great April and a Happy Spring!