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December 2012

Worth the Trip to Cruise in the New Year

    The Spirit of Baltimore cruises Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as you feast, dance and toast the New Year. At midnight, watch Baltimore’s fireworks. Age 21 and over only. 9pm boarding; 9:30pm-1am sailing, at Spirit Cruises, 561 Light St., Baltimore. $159.90; rsvp: 866-312-2469;

Interfaith NYE Celebration

  All faiths welcome for music, singing and an hour-long service at Eastport United Methodist Church’s fourth annual New Year’s Eve Interfaith worship celebration. 6:30pm at the Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis: 410-263-5490;

Burning Bowl Service

  Burn off negativity and prepare for a positive new year, writing down past issues you want to release before igniting the paper in the burning bowl, with the Rev. Ethel Porter. 7:30pm at Unity by the Bay, 836 Ritchie Hwy., Suite 18, Severna Park: 410-544-7990;

Interfaith New Year • free

The Rev. MaAn Barcelo helps you prepare spiritually for 2013 in an interfaith New Year celebration of readings and prayers by faith leaders throughout the county, talks from civic and community organizations and fellowship. 7pm at Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis: 410-263-5490;
  Calvert & Anne Arundel Libraries close at 5pm for New Years Eve.

NYE Celebration at Chesapeake Resort and Spa

  Celebrate the New Year where hospitality meets the bay at Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. Enjoy music from NoWhere Men, a blue-eyed soul band, hor d’oeuvres, buffet and a five-hour open bar. 7:30pm-12:30am at by Rod n’ Reel, Chesapeake Beach. $135/single; $250/couples; rsvp: 410-257-3892;

New Year’s Dance

  Boogey down to the tunes of SnakeBite at American Legion’s New Year’s dance with a champagne toast. 6pm-1am at the American Legion Post 206, off of Rt. 260, Chesapeake Beach. $45/person; $75/couple: 301-855-6466;

New Year’s Eve in Annapolis • free

  Welcome the New Year at this family celebration. Start at 3pm with music, face painting and other activities for children. Be dazzled by the first fireworks display at 7:30pm. Stay for an evening of music and dancing until the countdown to the second fireworks to welcome 2013 (8pm-midnight). 3pm-midnight at Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis: 410-263-7996.

McGarvey’s New Years Party

  Party at the Best of the Bay’s McGarvey’s Oyster Bar and Saloon to bring in the New Year. Wear 2013 party hats, make noise and enjoy a champagne toast when the clock midnight. 11:30am-1:30am at McGarvey’s, Annapolis: 410-263-5700; 

Talk Seahorses

  Learn about seahorses, their habitat and relatives and why there are so few of them left. 1-4pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. free with $7 admission: 410-326-2042;