Arnold Senior Center kicks off holiday shopping with its annual silent auction, which runs Nov. 24-Nov. 30, and is their biggest fundraiser for the year.
The auction is open to the public, and all are welcome to come to the center and bid on an extensive variety of items large and small. Center Director Dierdre Taylor said there are over 100 gift baskets, featuring items donated from individuals and local merchants and encompassing all themes, from wine-lovers to knitting to ‘girl power’.
There are gift cards and certificates to local restaurants, services, and amenities such as oil changes, and bowling. In addition to the baskets and gift cards, there are many unique items including collectibles, art, and a new Apple iMac computer.
Taylor said the feedback from last year’s auction was that the baskets, “simplified shopping for many and make excellent gifts.”
Viewing and bidding on items takes place at the center, located at 44 Church Road in Arnold. Bidding closes at 1 p.m. Nov. 30, and winning bidders will be notified shortly thereafter.
For more information, call 410-222-1922.
AACC Turkey Trot
At noon Wednesday, Anne Arundel Community College will host its 30th annual Turkey Trot. The run starts and finishes at Siegert Field at the Arnold campus.
All proceeds will support the Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies department's annual scholarship as well as the AACC Fitness Center.
Winners receive turkeys and pies. For more information, visit www.aacc.edu/turkey-trot/
Santa at the Gatehouse
On Dec. 1, 5–7 p.m., Santa will make his second visit to the Cape St. Claire Gatehouse.
“Santa was so happy with the turn out last year at the CSC Gatehouse he decided to stop by for a visit again this year,” said event organizer Susan Anderson.
Hot Chocolate will be served, participants may bring their own camera and have a photo taken with Santa. Pets are welcome, and there will be photo opportunities for the whole family.
“Rumor has it Santa will ride through the community on the fire truck before the event,” Anderson said.
Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Cape St. Claire Volunteer Fire Company.
Talent Machine Holiday Cheer
St. John’s College Key Auditorium in Annapolis will host the Talent Machine’s Holiday Cheer Holiday Cheer event Dec. 14–16 and 20-23.
Elves, Frosty, and many more of Santa’s North Pole Friends will join a cast of 58 children, ages 6-18. Evening and matinee show times available, ticket prices are $15 and can be purchased at the door, at www.talentmachine.com or by email at TMCholiday@hotmail.com.
Broadneck Trail Phase 3 Public meeting
A public meeting will be held Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Windsor Farm Elementary School. This meeting is scheduled to discuss the upcoming Broadneck Trail Phase 3 Capital Project.
The proposed trail will extend from Bay Dale Drive to Anne Arundel Community College. Department of Public Works officials will present information on the design development phase of the project.
Presenters at the meeting will also answer questions.
Anyone needing accommodations should contact DPW at 410-222-7582, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven days in advance of the event.
All materials are available in alternative formats upon request.
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