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Holidays then and nowThe holidays have always...


Holidays then and now

The holidays have always been a celebration of childhood. Saturday, the Maryland Historical Society presents an afternoon program honoring childhood holidays past and present in "Down Memory Lane - A Holiday Festival in Celebration of Childhood."

Visitors can step back in time and play Victorian parlor games, try their hands at old-time children's chores, make antique toys and create a holiday treat from the past. Visitors will enjoy the holiday caroling, period magic show, a tour of the FAO Schwarz toy castle, a visit to the Bozo Brothers Miniature Circus and numerous other activities.

The event takes place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. $5; $4 MHS members; free for ages under 3. Group discounts available. Call 410-685-3750, Ext. 372.

Get in the Hanukkah spirit Tuesday at the Owings Mills Jewish Community Center. The "Family Hanukkah Celebration" will feature a Hanukkah supper of pizza and latkes, dreidel games, music and tales with Israeli storyteller Robbie Gringras, a menorah lighting and dessert for all. Geared to children ages 5 to 13 and parents.

The celebration is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. $5; $4 children ages 5 to 13. Call 410-356-5200, Ext. 362 by Monday to register.

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