FESTIVAL OF TREES
Neighborhood: Timonium Area
When: Nov. 26: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Nov. 27: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Nov. 28: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Venue: Timonium Fairgrounds
2200 York Road, Timonium, MD, 21093
Description: Kennedy Krieger Institute benefit features more than 500 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. The three day event includes crafts, a silent acution and family entertainment, including a performance of "The Nutcracker" by the Columbia Chamber Ballet (at 5 p.m. Sunday).
Neighborhood: Belvedere Square/ Govans
When: Nov. 26
Venue: Belvedere Square
529 E. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21212
Description: Belvedere Square's annual holiday celebration features themed drinks and a naughty Santa. Belvedere Square stores are open late and offer special discounts and Black Friday-only offers.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Neighborhood: Annapolis Area
When: Nov. 27: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Card-making and holiday favors 11 a.m.-noon, inspiring gift wrapping ideas 1:30-2 p.m.)
Venue: Paper Source
1915 Town Center Blvd, Annapolis, MD, 21401-4801
Description: This holiday open house includes workshops on gift wrapping, so you can present packages with unique designs.
DINNER WITH A DIETITIAN: HEALTHY EATING AND ENTERTAINING
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Park Area
When: Nov. 30: 6 p.m.
Venue: Harbor Hospital Baum Auditorium
3001 S. Hanover St., Baltimore, MD, 21225
Description: Harbor Hospital registered dietitians Christina Groce, M.S., RD, LDN, and Sandra Koehler, RD, LDN, will show you how to keep a healthy diet and the best food choices to make. This interactive seminar also will give you alternative recipe ideas for making your favorite foods healthier during the holiday season. Registration is required and a light meal will be served.
Neighborhood: Northwest, Washington D.C.
Dec. 2-Dec. 5
Dec. 8-Dec. 12
Dec. 14-Dec. 19
Dec. 21-Dec. 24
Venue: Warner Theatre
13th & E streets N.W., Washington, DC, 20004
Description: It's "The Nutcracker", D.C. style, with George Washington as the Nutcracker and England's King George III as the Rat King.
MONUMENT LIGHTING FAMILY FESTIVAL
Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
When: Dec. 2: 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Venue: The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201
Description: Come and celebrate the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at the Walters with a free, family-friendly event. Seasonal performances, music, refreshments, kids art activities and more.
A CHARLIE BROWN JAZZ CHRISTMAS
Neighborhood: Westminster Area
When: December 3: 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
December 4: 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Carroll Arts Center
91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD, 21157-4800
Description: This popular annual holiday event is sure to bring smiles to everyone's face.
Vince Guaraldi's original jazz score is brought to life by the Eric Byrd Trio.
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