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December 2013

HOWLaday’s 5K Doggie Fun Run

You and your pup work off holiday calories early at the SPCA holiday 5K fun-run. 9am at Quiet Waters Park (meet at parking lot across from park). $5 donation to benefit SPCA: www.aaspca.org.

Candle Lighting Service

Join Unity by the Bay’s Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Service, with Rev. Ethel Porter. 7:30pm at Unity by the Bay, Severna Park: 410-544-7990; www.unitybythebay.org.

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. 27, 30, 31) 1-4pm at My Gym, Annapolis. $35 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-774-5424; www.mygym.com/annapolis/camp.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Nutcracker

Rediscover the wonder of this timeless holiday classic danced by Maryland’s professional ballet company. Sa 7pm; Su 1pm and 4:30pm, with Sugar Plum Parties at noon and 3:30pm. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-280-5640; www.balletmaryland.org.

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Nutcracker

Rediscover the wonder of this timeless holiday classic danced by Maryland’s professional ballet company. Sa 7pm; Su 1pm and 4:30pm, with Sugar Plum Parties at noon and 3:30pm. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. $42 w/age discounts; rsvp: 410-280-5640; www.balletmaryland.org.

KIDS Festival of Lights Hayride

Kids hayride thru Watkins Festival of Lights, then warm up by the fire over refreshments. 7pm at Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro. $5; rsvp: Old Maryland Farm, 301-218-6770.

Live Nativity ~ free

See a live nativity. SaSu 1-4pm at Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian: 410-867-9500; www.greenstreetgardens.com.

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus

Take your photo with Santa and tell him what’s on your wish list; join Mrs. Claus for crafts and story time. SaSu 11am-3pm at Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian: 410-867-9500; www.greenstreetgardens.com.

The Piranhas Play Vera’s

Hear the Piranhas. 9:30pm at Vera’s Beach Club, Lusby: 410-586-1182; www.verasbeachclub.com.

Adam McPherson & Company Play Pirates Cove

Hear Adam McPherson & Company. 8pm-midnight at Pirates Cove, Galesville: 410-867-2300; www.piratescove.com.