Annual Holiday Sale and Open House. As Christmas is approaching, you realize you've run out of ideas for this year's presents. Don't panic, you will most certainly find a creative, handmade, crafted gift at the Howard County Center's annual Open House and Holiday Sale. From woodworkings to jewelry, photographs, and crafts, you'll pretty much find anything. Dec. 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, (410) 313-2787, hocoarts.org.