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December 2013

KIDS Winter Camp

Children ages 3 to 8 join in energizing fitness games, non-competitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and more; snacks provided (also Dec. 26, 27, 30, 31). 1-4pm at My Gym, Crofton. $35 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-774-5424;

KIDS Maritime Ornament Workshops

Ages 5 and up use Bay artifacts to make ornaments. 11am, 1pm and 3pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $4 day of sign-up; space limited: 410-326-2042;

KIDS Gingerbread Workshop

Ages 5 to 12 create a gingerbread lighthouse. 11am, 1pm and 3pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $4 day of sign-up; space limited: 410-326-2042;

Living Nativity at Crossroad ~ free

Crossroad Christian Church breathes life into the story of the first Christmas with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and live animals gathered around the manger to worship baby Jesus. 6-8pm at Crossroad Christian Church, St. Leonard: 410-586-1272;

Five-and-Dine Dance

Dance to a DJ playing Motown and ‘50s’ tunes, enjoy free snacks and meet new people. 5:30-6:30pm dance lesson; 6:30-9:30pm dancing at the Elks Lodge, Gambrills. $10: 443-474-2668.

Stocking Stuffer Soiree

Browse and buy at Form and Fabric’s last minute shopping spree featuring six local artists and a wine and cheese reception. 5-7pm at the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis: 410-222-1777;

Winter Colonial Survival ~ free

Learn about the challenges colonists faced as they prepared for their first winter in America in this interactive program suitable for all ages; dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. 1-3pm at the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Upper Marlboro: 301-888-1377;

Christmas Pageant & Concert ~ free

Enjoy a Christmas pageant and concert for all ages; refreshments follow. Noon at Holy Family Church, Davidsonville: 410-269-0586.

Church Holiday Giftique

Shop a variety of community crafters, artisans and merchants offering handcrafted jewelry, artwork, Christmas décor, hand-painted Christmas balls, cards and more. 11:45am-2pm at Unity by the Bay, Annapolis: 410-544-7990;

A Christmas Cantata ~ free

Hear A Night for Rejoicing, featuring music by church Minister of Music Ralph Manuel. 10:30am at Heritage Baptist Church, Annapolis: 410-263-6680;