Anne Arundel County


Sunday, Nov. 28



A "Messiah" sing-a-long takes place at 4 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road in Lothian. Free-will offering benefits the Salvation Army. Information: 410-224-2478.

Toy drive


"Adopt an Angel" toy drive takes place through Dec. 15 at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover. Shoppers can bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Guest Services Center to benefit the program at Fort Meade, which assists military families during the holidays. Information: 410-540-5110 or

Monday, Nov. 29

Blacksmith group

The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 30


The AAC Commission on Disability Issues meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis. Information: 410-222-4383.

Wednesday, Dec. 1


Pasadena Rotarians

The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Information: John Clark, 410-320-3145.

Thursday, Dec. 2

Rotary Club

The Annapolis Rotary Club meets at noon at the Annapolis Yacht Club, 2 Compromise St. David Shaman will discuss his book, The World Bank Unveiled." Information: 240-388-0873 or

Saturday, Dec. 4


Holiday music

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts presents "Christmas from Dublin," starring the Three Irish Tenors, at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 at 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $35, $30 for members. Information: 410-280-5640.

Holiday open house

The Ann Arrundel County Historical Society holds its annual Holiday Open House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5 at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd., Linthicum. Information: 410-647-0936.

Hay ride

A "Jingle Bell Hayride" takes place beginning at 10 a.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road in Millersville. Cost is $3 per person, free for children 3 and younger. Reservations and information: 410-222-6115.


'Holiday Agora'

Bazaar featuring hand-crafted gifts, homemade goodies and a raffle to benefit the Caritas Society of St. John's College, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Information: 410-263-2371.

Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day

The Oldies But Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue group will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Annapolis Petsmart, 2601 Housley Road, Annapolis. Information:

Flea market

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Information: 410-269-7671.



'Read Between the Wines'

A book fair and wine tasting, hosted by the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at Loews Hotel, 126 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Information: 410-263-0907 or

Children's party

A children's "Tree Trimming Party" will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Road. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served and no reservations required. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Christmas bazaar


Annual event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Deale Fire Hall, 6007 Drum Point Road, Deale. Crafters and vendors will offer their wares, and lunch with Santa for the kids will be held at noon. Information: 410-798-0299 or 410-867-2439.

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