Holiday Decorations Contest — The Bent Twig Garden Club will present an award this year for a beautifully and naturally decorated home in Catonsville. In accordance with The Federated Garden Club of Maryland, decorations should include natural materials in some part of the display. Call Dollye at 240-319-0052 to nominate your home or a neighbor or friend's home by Dec. 14.
Photographing Christmas and Hanukkah in Baltimore — Dec. 8, 12:45 p.m. at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, Catonsville, 410-887-0900.
Mistletoe and Holly — at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, Dec. 9 at 12:45 p.m. 410-887-0900.
Visit Santa — Fridays, Dec. 9 and 16, 6-8 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 10 and 17, 2-4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18, 2-5 p.m., at Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce's Santa House next to Catonsville Fire Station, 756 Frederick Road.
Christmas Bazaar — Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m. to noon at St. Mark Church, 30 Melvin Ave, Catonsville. Local artisans and crafters with unique handmade jewelry, paintings, pottery, Christmas crafts, spiritual gifts and hand-crafted hair bows. Hand-made Christmas wreaths also available.
Christmas Bazaar — Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Grace A.M.E. Church, 67 1/2 Winters Lane, Catonsville. Contact Tony Scott, 410-744-9478 Ext. 10, or email@example.com.
Santa's Secret Workshop — hosted by Girl Scout troops of Catonsville and Arbutus 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10, at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave. Inexpensive gifts for the whole family made area Girl Scouts. Candy, ornaments, jewelry, accessories, and pet gifts. Santa visits 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Food and beverages available.
Holiday Craft Show — at Arbutus Senior Center, 855 A Sulphur Spring Road, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Handmade crafts, homemade candy, refreshments and door prizes. $2 admission. 410-887-1410.
See "Christmas Celebration" — bus trip to Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro sponsored by Joint Usher Board of Grace A.M.E. Church. Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Show includes cast of more than 150, live animals on stage, laser light show and other electrifying special effects. $85. Sandy Arnette, 410-274-5975.
Journey to Bethlehem — at Christian Temple, 5820 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m. Live drama of events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ. Journeys begin at 6 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. Free. 410-747-2041or http://www.christiantemple.org.
"A Cowboy Christmas" — puppet musical featuring a country flavor with a Christmas message for all ages, Dec. 10, 7-8 p.m., at Catonsville Baptist Church, 1004 Frederick Road, Catonsville. Free 25-minute production of Catonsville Baptist Church Captivate Puppet Crew. Free desserts immediately follow the performance. 410-744-0658, or http://www.catonsvillebaptistchurch.org.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun