Christmas is almost here, and lots of events are planned at the local churches. Calvary Lutheran Church invites everyone to attend the annual German Christmas service on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. This traditional event includes a service in German, with the story of the nativity and "Stille Nacht," accompanied by a brass choir and followed by a coffee hour. Christmas Eve services on Saturday, Dec. 24, will include four celebrations featuring different types of music, communion and candlelight. On Sunday, Dec. 25, there will be a service at 11 a.m. For more information, call 410-489-5280 or go to www.calvarylutheranmd.net.