Sunday, Nov. 27

Sing-along The 25th annual "Messiah Sing-Along" takes place at 4 p.m. at St. James' Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. A candlelight reception follows. Free. Information: 410-224-2478, 410-956-6157 or go to


Concert Jazz musicians Blake Cramer and Mike Noonan present a concert of dueling vibraphones in a Galilee Fine Arts Series concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. There is no admission charge, but a free-will donation will be taken to help defray expenses. A meet the musicians reception will be held following the concert. Information: 410-255-8236.

Monday, Nov. 28

Meeting The County Commission on Disability Issues meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Heritage Center's Chesapeake Room, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis. Mary Felter, PIO for the Department of Aging and Disabilities will discuss public relations and how the commission can increase public awareness of its mission. Information: 410-222-4464

Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Information: 410-222-6115.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Concert series As part of its Showcase Artist Series, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts presents the Jordan Tice Trio at 7:30 p.m. at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The concert will feature a performance and CD release party. Tickets are $15, $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Community meeting A community Town hall with questions taken by Fort Meade Garrison Commander, Col. Edward Rothstein and local representatives, will be held beginning at 6 p.m. at the McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Avenue, Fort Meade. The public is invited to attend the meeting to hear the latest information about Fort Meade, and to pose questions directly to members of the Fort Meade garrison staff and community partners. Information:

Thursday, Dec. 1

Rotary Club The Annapolis Rotary Club will meet at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. Gastroenterologist Charles King will speak on "The Bugs in your Gut — Active, Helpful and Harmful." Information: 410-353-4722 or 410-980-6115.

Friday, Dec. 2

Open house Historic Annapolis holds its annual Holiday Open House from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the William Paca House, 186 Price George St. Admission is free. Information: 410-267-7619 or go to

Meeting Monthly meeting of the Anne Arundel Bird Club will be held at 8 p.m. at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road in Millersville. Peter Hana will speak. Information: 410-849-5343.

Saturday, Dec. 3

'Hands-on Mosaics' Art program with Loring Cornish will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis. Cost is $5. Participants can learn what inspires the artist to create artworks made of found materials including shoes, glass, and pictures, and then create their own. Registration and information: 410-216-6181.


Open house The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society holds its annual "Holiday Open House" from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today-Sunday at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd. in Linthicum. The theme of this year's celebration is "A Civil War Christmas." Also, the second-floor display room will showcase vintage children's games. Refreshments will be served. Information: 410-768-9518.


'Home for the Holidays' The Brooks Tegler AAF Big Band will perform holiday classics at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $28; $23 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or go to

Tree-trimming party Kids of all ages are invited to a tree-trimming party from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Free. Participants can enjoy refreshments and make crafts as they celebrate the holidays in the fashion of 1860s, with stories and songs of the era. Santa will visit and hear the children's Christmas wishes. Information: 410-867-4486 or go to

Meeting The Annapolis Maritime Museum holds its annual meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at 723 Second St. For reservations and more information, call 410-295-0104 or e mail

Holiday concert Encore Chorale, a choral program for singers between the ages of 55 and 96, will perform a concert of holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Anne Arundel Community College's Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Admission is free. Information:

Holiday event The Sons of the Severn Chorus presents an afternoon of music, storytelling, and celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West St. Concert features the Sons of the Severn chorus, chapter quartets, and a special reunion performance by Maryland Express. Tickets are $25 and include a post-concert reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, hot beverages, and cookies. There will also be a cash bar. Information: 410-674-7165 or go to

'Rob Levit Holiday Showcase' Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $15; $10 for hall members. Information: 410-280-5640 or go to

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