HOWARD COUNTY NOTES
"A CHRISTMAS NOEL" Festive works for the holiday season performed by the CPC Chamber Singers. Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3 PM, Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Buy tickets online www.procantare.org.
MEET SANTA & MRS CLAUS thru December 24, 11am-3pm. New Weave Commons, Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD. Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our newly opened "New Weave Commons" each weekend throughout the Festival. He'll be available for photos with visitors...including your well-mannered four-legged companions.
MILLTOWN QUILTERS HAS MOVED! Join us on Tuesdays at 10am for fellowship & quilting inspiration at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 10600 Shaker Dr., Columbia. New members are always welcome. Visit our website: www.MilltownQuilters.com to learn more about us and drop us a note! 410-404-1747.
LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY MORINING WORSHIP SERVICE Join us on Sundays at 10:45am, 1200 Madison Street, Lisbon, MD. www.libertybaptistmaryland.org for more information.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET thru January 7, 2024, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET are not available through Ticketmaster.com. If you would like to make a reservation, please contact our Box Office or our Group Sales Department directly. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" at Toby's. This musical adaptation of the classic film is the holiday tale of a young girl who doubts the existence of Santa Claus until a very special, white-bearded old man changes her mind. Recreating the magic of the classic story, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET is a joyous, heartwarming musical, the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Dreams do come true, if you believe! Visit tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
A CHORUS LINE thru March 10, 2024, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. At this time tickets for A CHORUS LINE are not available through Ticketmaster.com. If you would like to make a reservation, please contact our Box Office or our Group Sales Department directly. "One Singular Sensation" and a true celebration of musical theatre, A CHORUS LINE is one of the longest running shows in Broadway history! Featuring one powerhouse musical number after another including: "One," "I Can Do That," "At The Ballet," and "What I Did For Love," this groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning musical set a new standard for Broadway, winning 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Visit tobysdinnertheatre.com to purchase tickets.
A CHORUS LINE Jan 12 thru March 10, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. "One Singular Sensation" and a true celebration of musical theatre, A CHORUS LINE is one of the longest running shows in Broadway history! Featuring one powerhouse musical number after another including: "One," "I Can Do That," "At The Ballet," and "What I Did For Love," this groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning musical set a new standard for Broadway, winning 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical! Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.
DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST March 15 thru June 16, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. "Be Our Guest" for this tale as old as time. Featuring the animated film's Academy Award(r)-winning score, this breathtaking musical is the story of Belle and the Beast, who happens to be a handsome prince cursed by a beautiful enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be lifted. If not, he and his servants will be doomed for all eternity. Will their love bloom before time runs out? Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.
JERSEY BOYS June 21 thru Sept 21, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. The fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history! JERSEY BOYS takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Discover the secret of a 40 year friendship as they work their way from the streets of Jersey to the heights of stardom. Filled with chart-topping hits including: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," and "My Eyes Adored You," which brought them their highest honor: induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Please note: Contains mature language and themes. Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Sept 6 thru Nov 10, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. This comical feast embraces the wackiness in every family and takes the musical theatre scene by storm with some of the most beloved characters of all time! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before- keep this secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents. Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC Nov 15 thru Jan 12, 2025, Toby's Dinner Theater, 5900 Symphony Woods Road Columbia, MD. One of the most beloved musicals of all time! In Austria, 1938, a young postulant, Maria, is sent to serve as a governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, Maria finds love while bringing music and joy back to a broken family. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, the entire von Trapp family must make moral decisions. This Tony and Oscar winning musical features a trove of cherished songs including: "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, "The Sound of Music." Visit https://tobysdinnertheatre.com for more information.
CARROLL COUNTY NOTES
CIVIL AIR PATROL Wednesday nights, 6:45-9:15pm at IWLA, 6642 Woodville Rd, Mt. Airy. Operating as the official Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, we conduct aerospace education, provide emergency services (search and rescue, disaster support), and manage a Cadet program for ages 12-21. New volunteers and Cadets are always welcome. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mountairy.cap.gov.
CHURCH TO HOLD FOOD PANTRY Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold the "Rock of Help" Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, a non-food household item and children's shoes are available. The food pantry currently is drive-through only. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Dec. 16, 2023. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail email@example.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.
NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY December 16, 2023 promptly at 12:00 noon sharp in unison with ceremonies nationwide. Bethesda United Methodist Church will sponsor a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Church Cemetery located at 328 Klee Mill Road, Sykesville, MD to Remember and Honor our veterans and those currently serving. All branches of the military (Army, Navy, Marine Corp., Air Force, Coast Guard, Space Force, as well as POW/MIA and Merchant Marines) are recognized and a wreath is placed on the grave of each veteran. Bethesda Cemetery has 21 known veterans buried at this location, some dating back to the Civil War. Free and open to everyone. Free parking available. This event is outdoors, rain or shine, and will not be cancelled due to weather. Please dress appropriately. For questions leave a message for return call at 410-795-4980.
TANEYTOWN HISTORY MUSEUM OPENING FOR 2023 with a new featured exhibit "Taneytown Agri-Culture Then & Now". Exhibit includes artifacts, pictures, and local agriculture inventions including a Mehring Milker. The museum is located at 340 W Baltimore Street, Taneytown. No admission fee. Handicap accessible. Parking in back of museum. Regular museum hours during the year include Fridays 10 am - 1 pm; Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Group tours can be arranged. Closed on holidays. Gift shop. Check out our website at http://www.taneytownhh.org.
CASH BINGO Every Tuesday Night at New Windsor Fire Company, 101 High Street, New Windsor, Md. Doors open at 5PM, Food available at 5:30. Bingo Starts at 7 PM. For more information call 410-635-6373.
FREDERICK COUNTY NOTES
HOLIDAY VENDOR WEEKEND AT LINGANORE WINECELLARS December 9, 10am-5pm, Join us for a weekend of shopping and supporting your favorite local artisans! From hand carved wooden keepsakes to vintage finds, you're sure to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list at our December Holiday Market. Drop in or spend the afternoon with us- our bar will be open to purchase glasses and bottles throughout the day and we'll have a food truck on site from 12-6PM, Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt Airy, Md.
STITCHES THROUGH TIME - WOMEN'S WORK FROM FARM TO FASHION thru Dec 22, 10am-4pm, recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, The Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street, Frederick, MD. .$12
MONTGOMERY COUNTY NOTES
SEAN HEELY'S CELTIC CHRISTMAS Fri, December 8, 8pm, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD. Tickets $28 - $54. For tickets call 301-581-5100.
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. No Evening Performance on December 2. Additional Performance on December 2 at 2pm. $22/$20 student (ages 15 - 21), youth $15 (ages 14 & under). Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen's masterwork, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary's hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Recommended for ages 12 & up.Online ticket sales end two hours prior to performance. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Arts Barn box office or by contacting the Arts Barn.
STRATHMORE CHILDREN'S CHORUS - A WORLD OF CELEBRATION The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD.For tickets call 301-581-5100.
THE HIP HOP NUTCRAKER WITH GUEST MC KURTIS BLOW Tue, December 19, 8pm, Wed, December 20, 8pm, Thu, December 21, 2pm (matinee) & 8pm, Fri, December 22, 8pm, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD.For tickets call 301-581-5100.
HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP The University of Maryland Extension is hosting FREE Home Energy Workshops across the state Aug thru Dec. Register for a workshop near you to discover practical, cost-effective, and innovative strategies to improve your home energy performance or design a solar power system that will meet your needs. Extension Specialists and industry representatives will provide valuable information to help you improve your home's energy-efficiency and determine if solar will work for you. Each workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. More information and registration details can be found online through the University of Maryland Extension at go.umd.edu/HomeEnergy. For additional information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Drew Schiavone (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-432-2767).
ANNAPOLIS HOLIDAY MARKET Enjoy shopping in person from 50 artists in the open air December 7-10, along City Dock in downtown Annapolis. Enjoy Café dining and live entertainment to fill your afternoon before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear!
MIDNIGHT MADNESS Don't miss Midnight Madness on Thursdays, December 7th and 14th, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until Midnight and December 21st from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., where select stores in downtown Annapolis along Main Street, Maryland Avenue, and West Street will remain open until midnight giving bargain-hunters and last-minute shoppers an excuse to get out and shop well into the night. The stores pull out all the stops with holiday displays, treats, special discounts, and sales for holiday shoppers.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: LIVE ON STAGE Dec 15, 7:30pm, Lyric Baltimore, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland. Visit https://www.lyricbaltimore.com for ticket information.
POLAR EXPRESS(tm) TRAIN RIDE A Holiday Favorite Comes To Life At The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad! Journey To The North Pole,Trains on December 8th, 9th, & 10th Depart from Frostburg Station. Trains on December 8th, 9th, 10th, & 18th - 24th will be steam powered. Visit https://wmsr.com/the-polar-express-train-ride for more information or to purchase tickets.
POLAR EXPRESS(tm) TRAIN RIDE B&O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt St. Baltimore, MD. Visit https://www.ticketweb.com/venue/b-o-railroad-museum-polar-express-baltimore-md/421835?REFID=bostie&page=1 for train schedule and to purchase tickets.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY 2024 THE POINT IN TOWSON! Sunday, December 31, The Point in Towson, 523 York Road Towson, MD. Get to The Point and ring in the new year with us! Our NYE Celebration will feature dinner pairings, AYCD packages, and a VIP pack including champagne. Every package includes complimentary NYE party favors, champagne toast, and music by DJ The Show! Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-party-2024-at-the-point-in-towson-tickets-714942691837 for info or tickets.
SPECTACULAR HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAY Comes to Sandy Point State Park. There's no better way to get the whole family into the holiday spirit than cruising along the shore of the Chesapeake Bay during Lights On The Bay, through January 1st. Weather permitting, the electric wonderland will be fully displayed nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park (1100 East College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409). Take a night - or a couple of nights - to enjoy the electric show from the warmth of your car.