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November 2013

11th Annual ALS Artisan Boutique

This 55 artist juried event, now in its 11th year, supports those patients and families living with Lou Gehrig's Disease. The artists will showcase their crafts offering the opportunity to purchase unique holiday gifts! Enjoy the wide variety of jewelry, woodworking, glassware, textiles, photography, graphics, children's wear and accessories, candles, confections and more. Internationally recognized children's book illustrator, Lisa McCue, will be signing her newest publications! Enjoy a silent auction, raffle for an iPad 2, music and refreshments. Location Sheraton Annapolis Hotel 173 Jennifer Road Annapolis, MD United States See map: Google Maps

Annmarie Garden in Lights

Event Date:  Repeats every day until Sun Jan 05 2014 except Mon Dec 09 2013, Tue Dec 10 2013, Wed Dec 11 2013, Mon Dec 16 2013, Tue Dec 17 2013, Wed Dec 18 2013, Tue Dec 24 2013, Wed Dec 25 2013, Thu Jan 02 2014. December 6, 2013 - 5:00am - 9:00am Garden In Lights is a magical tour that takes you on a beautiful trip through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will experience a fantastical place of spectacular lights and amazing "light sculpture" stories. The "light sculptures" are hand-made by the staff, the designs are one-of-a-kind. Location Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center 13480 Dowell Road Solomons, MD 20629 United States See map: Google Maps

Chesapeake Arts Center Holiday Concert

Event Date:  December 21, 2013 - 5:00am - 8:00am Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus & The Chesapeake Arts Center Holiday Show Saturday, December 21, 2013 in the Hammonds Lane Theatre at the CAC! Doors 5pm | Show 6:00pm Tickets: FREE for CAC Members(Please Call the CAC Office at P:410-636-6597) $10.00 Adults; $5.00 Children 12 & Under If you would like to purchase a Christmas Ball for $1.00, the price for the ticket will be $11 for Adults & $6.00 for Kids. If you would like to purchase only Christmas Balls, please email Nparsons@Chesapeakearts.org for more information. Location Chesapeake Arts Center 194 hammonds lane Brooklyn Park, MD 21225 United States See map: Google Maps

Pasadena Theatre Company Presents "A Christmas Carol"

Event Date:  Repeats every 2 weeks until Sun Dec 15 2013 . December 6, 2013 - 7:00am - December 15, 2013 - 9:30am Pasadena Theatre Company Presents "A Christmas Carol" Friday, December 6 and 13, 2013 at 8:00pm Saturday, Decemeber 7 and 14, 2013 at 8:00pm Sunday, December 8 and 15, 2013 at 3:00pm In Studio 194 Theatre Tickets: $19.00 for Adults & $15.00 for Children 12 & Under Pasadena Theatre Company is renewing its own holiday tradition of presenting "A Christmas Carol" for a total of six performances at Chesapeake Arts Center. Location Chesapeake Arts Center 194 hammonds lane Brooklyn Park, MD 21225 United States See map: Google Maps

Area soccer youth draw ­inspiration from local star

World Cup-bound soccer star Kyle Beckerman grew up here in Chesapeake Country, in Crofton, where many a young player hopes to run in his footsteps.     The 31-year-old has been making a name for himself in the international soccer world through solid performances in the 2013 International Football Federation — or FIFA — Gold Cup and the 2014 World Cup qualification tournament for this summer’s games.

Fight hunger slurping soup from 10 area restaurants

What does it take to get 13 restaurants, four local businesses, three community organizations and dozens of students working toward a common goal?

Dinner with Santa

Traders Seafood, Steak & Ale is Hosting Dinner with Santa on Wed, Dec. 11 from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Free Picture with Santa & Kids Eat Free with of the Lil' Elves Menu with the Purchase of an Adult Entree'

Anglers from the boat Bluejay show off the 13.8-pound rockfish that earned them third place in this year’s Fish for a Cure tournament. From left: Brian Wood, Capt. Tilghman, Capt. Mike Cassidy, Greg Lilly, Brendan Kelly, Greg Gunning and Marty Cassidy.     Some 200 anglers aboard 52 boats raised $215,000 for the Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Since 2007, Fish for a Cure has donated $600,000 — more than half of its $1 million fundraising pledge.

Migrant waterfowl arriving in force

Species by species, flocks are arriving from their summer nesting and breeding homes in the north. Some fly our way from as far west as Alaska; others come from the Maritime Provinces of eastern Canada.     Month by month since August, we’ve been visited by diving ducks: blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, shovelers, pintails and wood ducks, says Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Larry Hindman.

A moving Veterans Day tribute to World War II wives

Mid-20th century, the weekly magazine was the premier delivery of news, culture, values, information and all things current. Photo-laden Life Magazine was one of the stalwarts. The Cover of LIFE — written by Louisiana native R. T. Robinson in 1992 — recalls that era.