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JEWISH ROOTS Neighborhood: Mount Vernon When: Dec. 3: 7:30 p.m. Price: $10-$20 Venue: The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 Phone: 410-547-9000 Description: The Poulenc Trio's Hanukkah celebration features a world premiere of Yiddish Lexicon by Jakov Jakoulov.

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FAMILY PLANTATION CHRISTMAS When: Dec. 4: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Price: $5 Venue: Sotterley Plantation 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD, 20636 Description: An old fashion Christmas at the Sotterley Plantation complete with a visit from St. Nick, a horse-drawn taxi ride around the plantation, games and crafts for children, Santa's secret shop, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, museum shop, fresh green wreath sale, and a scavenger hunt.

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HANDS ON HANUKKAH When: Dec. 3: 10:30 a.m. Venue: Jewish Museum of Maryland 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD, 21202 Phone: 410-732-6400 Description: This toddler-friendly event includes music, crafts and food. For children 4 years and younger with an adult.

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BETH AM'S 36TH ANNIVERSARY AND SHABBAT HANUKKAH Neighborhood: Bolton Hill/Mount Royal, Druid Hill When: Dec. 3: 6 p.m. (Followed by dinner) Dec. 4: 9:15 a.m. (followed by luncheon) Price: $12-$15 Venue: Beth AM Synagogue 2501 Eutaw PI, Baltimore, MD, 21217-4006 Phone: 410-523-2446 Description: The celebration includes a musical kabbalat shabbat and a shabbat dinner (reservations and fee required).

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HOLIDAY HEAP Neighborhood: Charles Village When: Dec. 4: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Free Venue: St. John's United Methodist Church 2640 Saint Paul St., Baltimore, MD, 21218-4531 Description: Find a unique gift at Holiday Heap. Charm City Craft Mafia hosts this indie craft fair.

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39TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE Neighborhood: Towson Area When: Dec. 3: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 4: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Price: Free Venue: Towson University 8000 York Road, Towson, MD, 21252 Phone: 410-704-2000 Description: Start your holiday shopping by attending this annual event where ceramic students and faculty present functional and fine art ceramic works for sale. There's a huge selection of craft items that include stoneware and earthenware.

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CHARM CITY KLEXMER'S ANNUAL HANUKKAH CELEBRATION Neighborhood: Downtown, Mount Vernon When: Dec. 4: 8 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Price: $12 Venue: An Die Musik 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 Phone: 410-385-2638 Description: Charm City Klezmer performs Eastern European folk music.

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DEC. 5

MERRY MART Neighborhood: Canton, Highlandtown When: Dec. 5: 11a.m.-5 p.m. Price: Free Venue: The Patterson/Creative Alliance 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD, 21224 Phone: 410-276-1651 Description: Steer clear of the mall and head to this holiday shop-around for one-of-a- kind or handcrafted gifts. You'll find jewelry, stuffed critters, origami lights, hand knits, soaps, totes and more.

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BALTIMORE CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Neighborhood: Downtown, Mount Vernon When: Dec. 5: 2 p.m. Venue: An Die Musik 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, 21201 Phone: 410-385-2638

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