Anne Arundel County


Sunday, Dec. 12

Holiday program


Standing O Productions presents "A Christmas Story" at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Chesapeake Academy's Black Box Theatre, 1185 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Tickets and information: 410-647-8412.

Toy drive


"Adopt an Angel" toy drive takes place through Wednesday, 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, Dec. 13

Photo club

The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis will meet for a members' showcase at 7 p.m. in Room 308 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Information: 410-267-0461.

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 15



The annual Rob Levit and Friends Holiday Concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Show features the Rob Levit Trio, vocalist Sara Jones, and the musical groups Fourgetaboutit and the Oxbows. Tickets are $15, $10 for members. Information: 410-280-5640 or

Friends of Down Park

Monthly meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at 8311 John Downs Loop in Pasadena. Attendees will have a chance to help plan 2011 events and make suggestions for the future. Information: 410-222-6230.

Thursday, Dec. 16

Elephant Club

Breakfast meeting will be 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Joseph Ganem, a professor at Loyola University, will speak. Open to the public. $4 fee. Information: 410-437-2213 or


Friday, Dec. 17

'Holiday Pops'

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents its annual concert featuring the Capitol Quartet, 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Concert includes selections from "The Nutcracker." Tickets are $25, $10 for students. Information: 410-263-0907 or


Live Arts Maryland presents the Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of J. Ernest Green, performing Handel's "Messiah" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18, at St. Anne's Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $37, free for students. Information: 410-280-5640.

Art sale


Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts hosts a "Jingle Bell Art Holiday Sale," Friday, Dec. 17 through Dec. 20 in the Chaney Gallery, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. All art will be priced between $25 and $250. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 19; and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Information: 410-263-5544 or

Saturday, Dec. 18

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.


Community concert


The All Children's Chorus of Annapolis performs at 3 p.m. Dec. 19, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 31 Roscoe Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. Tickets are $5. Information: 301-524-4435.

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