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December 2013

Holiday Flower Arranging

Craft a floral arrangement combining red and white roses, white and green mums, lilies, spray roses, carnations and fresh greens. 10am-noon at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn. $50; rsvp: 410-551-2237; www.willowoakherbs.com.

Church Flea Market

Fill a bag with books for $3 and a bag with clothes for $5. 8am-1pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Edgewater: 443-569-2290.

Chorale’s Special Messiah Weekend

Hear Handel’s Messiah in the intimacy of a candlelit church as Annapolis Chorale performs the holiday classic in three distinctive concert-going experiences. • Friday at 8pm: Messiah by Candlelight as first presented by Handel; Part I plus the Hallelujah Chorus and carols. • Saturday at 8pm: The full Messiah (Parts I-III) for aficionados. • Sunday at 3pm: A family-friendly concert of Part I and a carol sing-along. All performances at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. $40 w/discounts: 410-280-5640;

Chorale’s Special Messiah Weekend

Hear Handel’s Messiah in the intimacy of a candlelit church as Annapolis Chorale performs the holiday classic in three distinctive concert-going experiences. • Friday at 8pm: Messiah by Candlelight as first presented by Handel; Part I plus the Hallelujah Chorus and carols. • Saturday at 8pm: The full Messiah (Parts I-III) for aficionados. • Sunday at 3pm: A family-friendly concert of Part I and a carol sing-along. All performances at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. $40 w/discounts: 410-280-5640;

Holiday Open Studio Show

Enjoy light refreshments and browse and buy Argentium Sterling Silver jewelry, notecards, beeswax products and honey, luminary bowls, tapers and container candles and ornaments. F 10am-2pm; Sa 10am-5pm; Su 10am-4pm at Blue Heron Creations, Arnold; rsvp: blueheroncreations@comcast.net.

Holiday Open Studio Show

Enjoy light refreshments and browse and buy Argentium Sterling Silver jewelry, notecards, beeswax products and honey, luminary bowls, tapers and container candles and ornaments. F 10am-2pm; Sa 10am-5pm; Su 10am-4pm at Blue Heron Creations, Arnold; rsvp: blueheroncreations@comcast.net.

Holiday Open Studio Show

Enjoy light refreshments and browse and buy Argentium Sterling Silver jewelry, notecards, beeswax products and honey, luminary bowls, tapers and container candles and ornaments. F 10am-2pm; Sa 10am-5pm; Su 10am-4pm at Blue Heron Creations, Arnold; rsvp: blueheroncreations@comcast.net.

ASO Holiday Pops

Celebrate Christmas with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jose-Luis Novo and the outstanding vocal quintet Five by Design, whose symphonic pops collaborations have delighted audiences for more than 20 years. 8pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis: $45 w/student discounts; rsvp: 410-263-0907; www.annapolissymphony.com.

Encore Chorale Holiday Concert ~ free

Hear 100 singers 55 years and older in a program of holiday standards and seasonal favorites, plus a few surprises; special guest performers are the Indian Creek Upper School Chorus. 7:30pm at Anne Arundel Community College, Kauffman Theater, Arnold: 301-261-5747; www.aacc.edu/lifestages/encore.cfm.

Walk thru Bethlehem ~ free

Journey thru the story of Jesus’ birth as members of the Heritage Baptist Church and live animals re-enact the Nativity. Rain or shine. The first 50 families receive a free handcrafted wooden manger scene; all enjoy free cookies and hot cocoa. 7-9pm at the Church, Annapolis: 410-263-6680; www.heritagebaptistonline.com.