The following are opportunities for the Metanoia Church community to hangout this summer. If you can make it to all of them, awesome! If you can make it to one, well, that’s great too!

All of these events are open to anyone/everyone in the church community who wishes to participate. After all, “we are family!” Playground hangouts and the Dutch Wonderland trip are the only events that are especially scheduled for families with children.

Please feel free to invite individuals and families who are not a part of our church community to any hangout event you attend!

2016 Summer Hangouts (for everyone!)

Rita’s Ice Cream Shop in Ellicott City (9095 Frederick Rd – Click for map)

  • Come and enjoy an after-dinner scoop at with my family and yours
  • Wednesday, June 22, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Wednesday, August 3, 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Opie’s Ice Cream Shop in Catonsville (1603 Edmondson Ave – Click for map)

  • Thursday, July 28, 6:00PM – 7:00PM (Canceled due to thunderstorms)

Frederick Road Fridays in Catonsville (15 Mellor Ave – Click for map)

  • Free concernt series in downtown Catonsville

Columbia Lakefront Outdoor Movie Night

  • Free movie at the Lakfront in Columbia
  • Friday, July 22, 8:30PM – 10:30PM

Sykesville Main Street Block Party

  • Free concert festival
  • Friday, August 8, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

2016 Hangouts for Families with Children

[Photo via user kalimevole]

[Photo via user kalimevole]

Long Gate Playground in Ellicott City (5001 Meadowbrook Ln – Click for map)

  • This free playground is next to the Long Gate shopping center off of MD 103. Pack a meal, or plan to eat out with your family at one of the adjacent restaurants.
  • Wednesday, June 29, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday, July 16, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA

This kid-friendly theme park is a great place to spend time as a family. You are responsible for purchasing your family’s tickets. ($49.99 for 3+ year olds, free for age 2 and under.)

Dutch Wonderland is less than 2 hours away and is very doable as a one-day trip, but if you would like to stay the evening, you are encouraged to chat with other persons going and consider staying at the same hotel to maximize fellowship. Directions to Dutch Wonderland and information on purchasing tickets available here:

  • Saturday, July 9 – 10:00am-8:30pm

Hangouts in Chronological Order by Month


  • Rita’s Ice Cream (Ellicott City) – Wednesday, June 22, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Long Gate/Meadowbrook Park (Ellicott City) – Wednesday, June 29, 4:00PM – 6:00PM [**Family/children event]


  • Frederick Road Fridays in Catonsville, Friday, July 1, 6:30PM – 8:30PM
  • Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster, PA) – Saturday, July 9, 10:00am-8:30pm [**Family/children event]
  • Long Gate/Meadowbrook Park (Ellicott City) – Saturday, July 16, 4:00PM – 6:00PM [**Family/children event]
  • Columbia Lakefront Outdoor Movie Night (Columbia), Friday, July 22, 8:30PM – 10:30PM
  • Opie’s Ice Cream (Catonsville) – Thursday, July 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm (Canceled due to thunderstorms)


  • Rita’s Ice Cream (Ellicott City) – Wednesday, August 3, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Sykesville Main Street Block Party – Friday, August 8, 5:00PM – 8:00PM