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December 2013

Vera’s New Year's Eve with Jukebox Thieves

Get ready to join the biggest New Year’s Eve party in Calvert County. Tickets now on sale now for Jukebox Thieves at Vera’s Beach Club, an annual sellout. Ring in 2014 with party favors, photo booth pictures, a champagne toast and breakfast buffet (12:30am). Jukebox Thieves hit the stage at 9pm at Vera’s, White Sands. $30: 410-586-1182; www.verasbeachclub.com.

Revolutionary Resolutions Workshop

Event Date:  January 4, 2014 - 9:30am - 12:30pm Are you tired of making the same goals year after year? Done with feeling like you've let yourself down again? It's time to DO something about it. Register for the dynamic workshop, Revolutionary Resolutions with life coach Laurie Morin and learn how to achieve any goal in 5 simple steps. Make 2014 your year to achieve lasting transformation! Register online at https://revolutionaryresolutions.eventbrite.com. Location Hampton Inn 124 Womack Drive Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Hospice Cup Poster Competition

Event Date:  January 20, 2014 (All day) - January 30, 2014 (All day) Submissions Due by January 20th Deliver to The Circle Gallery Exhibition Dates January 22 – January 30 Includes all artworks to be considered for the representational image for the 2014 Hospice Cup to benefit the Hospice Regatta. Winning image will appear in promotional advertisements, videos, t-shirts, and posters. Reception Thursday, January 30, 6:30-8:30pm. Contact email: info@mdfedart.org or by phone 410-268-4566 Location Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery 18 State Circle Annapolis,MD United States See map: Google Maps

CPR, AED & First Aid Training

Event Date:  February 16, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Adult, Child & Infant CPR, AED & First Aid Training Huntingtown, MD February 16, 2014 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm All students will receive their certification cards at the end of class which are valid for 2 years. For more information, visit www.somdcpr.com Location Huntingtown, MD United States See map: Google Maps

American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Training

Event Date:  January 21, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider Training Prince Frederick, MD January 21, 2014 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm All students will receive certification cards which are valid for 2 years. For more information, visit www.somdcpr.com Location Prince Frederick, MD United States See map: Google Maps

CPR, AED & First Aid Training

Event Date:  January 26, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm Adult, Child & Infant CPR, AED & First Aid Training Huntingtown, MD January 26, 2014 10:00 am until 2:00 pm All students will receive their certification cards at the end of class which are valid for 2 years. For more information, visit www.somdcpr.com Location Huntingtown, MD United States See map: Google Maps

My year of reconnections

This wasn’t supposed to be my year of reconnections; it was supposed to be the year of nothing. 2011 had been the year of moving to Annapolis; 2012 the year of my retirement. I assumed I would look back and find the months of 2013 unexciting and unmemorable.     But fate intervened. A series of events turned 2013 into my year of reconnections. I connected with 22 people with whom I had lost contact for anywhere from five to 45 years.

Organize the coming year with one of these Bay calendars

Want to know where you’re headed before the clock strikes midnight on December 31? Buy your calendar now, and you’ll kick off 2014 with map in hand for your new year.     To guide you in a decision that will hang over you for the next 12 months, we reviewed 11 calendars with ties to Maryland and Chesapeake Country, plus the Farmers Almanac calendar, indispensible for Bay gardeners of all skill levels.

And plenty of good reading now and in the new year

Isn’t this a complex time of year?         On the one hand, we’re rushing about to create perfect Martha Stewart holidays. Deck the halls, trim the tree, bake the cookies, plan the parties, shop and spend, choose the presents and wrap them. Ah to be Jewish, with Chanukah already celebrated and put to rest.     On the other, we’re harkening back to a perfect time of peace, comfort and joy, whether our ideal is a Silent Night, White Christmas or some other Good Olde Day.

Reindeer are perfectly suited to pull Santa’s sleigh

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen, on Comet and Cupid, on Donner and Blixen.     Why are reindeer the right choice for Santa to lead his sleigh on his annual voyage?     Maneuvering through the middle of the night with a load of precious cargo for millions of girls and boys leaves no margin for error.