B’More Social: Dec. 13-16



Arts on Stage: Holiday Tales

Celebrate the universal truths of kindness and generosity in this collection of stories from different holidays around the world. Recommended for grades PreK-5. Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m., $9, artsonstage.org

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol’

Kids will love this old school animated version of Dicken’s classic tale featuring the ever-silly Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge. Enoch Pratt Library, Forest Park Branch, 4 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

Make and Take Craft: Bath Bombs

The season of gift giving is upon us. Check one more person off your list with these homemade creations (or keep them for yourself.). Enoch Pratt Library, Cherry Hill Branch, 5:30 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

An Ever Green Evening

Festive fare and seasonal decorations, plus a decorated period sleigh to serve as a backdrop for holiday photos. Evergreen Museum & Library at Johns Hopkins University, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13. 410-516-0341, museums.jhu.edu

Midnight Madness

Enjoy musical performances, food and beverages at many stores. Downtown Annapolis, 6 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 6, Dec. 13. 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Dec. 20. visitannapolis.org


Nature Tales

Maryland Master Naturalist Julie Pallozzi will lead young ones in an engaging time of stories, crafts and songs tied together with a nature theme. Registration required. Ages 2-5. Howard County Conservancy, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., $8/child, hcconservancy.org

Homeschool Hop @ SkyZone Timonium

Study break. Homeschoolers are invited for a special jump session at a reduced rate the second Friday of each month. Sky Zone Timonium, 2-4 p.m., $12/hour, skyzone.com/timonium

The Polar Express Kids Night Out

All aboard. Watch “The Polar Express,” paint a hot chocolate mug and munch on pizza, all while your parents are out doing boring grown-up stuff. Registration required. Ages 6 and up. The Pottery Stop, 6-8:30 p.m., $32/child, thepotterystop.com

Illuminated London Town

House and gardens illuminated and decorated for the season. Holiday refreshments and performances. Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, 6-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 410-222-1919, historiclondontown.com

Holiday Candlelight Stroll

Glowing lanterns light the way around Maryland’s historic state capital, trimmed in holiday greenery. Departs from information booth at Annapolis City Dock, 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 410-268-7601, watermarkjourney.com

Holiday Cheer, 2018!

Talent Machine’s youth perform traditional holiday music as well as some new energetic numbers. Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. Dec.14, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., 410-956-0512, talentmachine.com.

Holiday Pops with Cathie Ryan

A blend of Irish contemporary and traditional holiday songs perfect for the season. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, 8 p.m. 410-269-0907, annapolissymphony.org

The Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

This annual show is a Baltimore tradition. The Hippodrome Theatre, Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets start at $48. 410-547-SEAT. france-merrickpac.com

Courtesy of The Moscow Ballet


Sibshops – Sibling Support Group

Every third Saturday of the month, brothers and sisters of children with special needs are invited to an encouraging time of games, activities, discussion and support. Registration required. Ages 4-13. The Arc Baltimore (7215 York Rd.), 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free, thearcbaltimore.org

Charm City Ballet: ‘A Christmas Carol’

A full-length ballet production of Dickens’ classic holiday tale. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 3 p.m. Advance tickets, $18 kids, $24 adults; At the door, $22 kids, $28 adults. charmcityballet.com

‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’

Enjoy the Muppets taken on a holiday classic along with the opportunity to meet Santa before the film begins. Havre de Grace Opera House, 10:30 a.m., $6/adult, free/under 13 with adult, hdgoperahouse.org

Christmas for Kids

Baltimore Choral Arts and Pepito the Clown have a new holiday tale to share. Expect Santa to come along for the ride too. Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 11 a.m., $13, baltimorechoralarts.org

Together at the Table: ‘A Wonder in My Soul’

Spend a day at the theatre with your family and reconnect through the sharing of a pre-show meal with actors and attending a matinee. Center Stage, 12 p.m. (Lunch), 2 p.m. (Matinee), $10/person, centerstage.org

Gingerbread House Decorating

Take your skills to a new level with lessons in gingerbread baking and the opportunity to create and assemble your own house with a variety of icings and candies. Other dates available. Schola Cooking School, 12-2 p.m., $49, scholacooks.com

Holiday Centerpieces

Use fresh greens to create a candle centerpiece for your holiday table. Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Ages 13 and up. 410-887-2503, cromwellvalleypark.org

Nature Ornament Making

Make some nature-inspired ornaments for yourself and a few special treats for the birds. Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville. noon-3 p.m. Dec. 15-16. Ages 5 and up. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org

Holiday Heap

Juried indie/alternative craft fair. St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. charmcitycraftmafia.com.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’

Performed as in Handel’s lifetime. Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; St. Mark Church in Catonsville, Sunday, 3 p.m. 410-366-6544, handelchoir.org.

Merry Tuba Christmas

Hundreds of tubas and euphoniums perform a concert of holiday favorites. Harborplace Amphitheatre, 3:30 p.m. 410-332-4191, itsawaterfrontlife.org.





Yoga at the Zoo

Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, this class will offer a unique experience as you stretch and pose inside the Penguin Coast. Participants must be 15 years or older. Registration required. Cost includes same day zoo admission. Maryland Zoo, 8-10 a.m., $10 (members), $20 (nonmembers), marylandzoo.org

Peabody Youth Orchestra

Under the direction of conductor Ankush Bahl, enjoy the talents of local students together in concert. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, 3 p.m., free, peabody.jhu.edu

Rockin’ the Holidays with Bob Burke

Wear your dancing shoes and come ready to rock out to holiday favorites from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with electric guitarist Bob Burke. Baltimore County Public Library, Essex Branch, 3-4 p.m., free, bcpl.info

A Christmas Carol Tea

A Victorian tea featuring a professional storyteller who brings Dickens’ tale to life. Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace, 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Ages 8 and up. 410-939-2299, steppingstonemuseum.org

Traditional Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Enjoy this popular yearly event. Maryland State Boychoir Center for the Arts, 4–5 p.m. 410-554-8644, marylandstateboychoir.org.



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