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December 2015

Interfaith New Year

Prepare for 2016 with an interfaith New Year celebration of music, dance, readings and prayers by faith leaders throughout the county, talks from civic and community organizations and fellowship. 6:30pm, Eastport United Methodist Church, Annapolis, free: 410-263-5490.

New Year’s at Dockside

Celebrate the finale of 2015 with dinner, champagne toast and music with DJ Eddie. 4pm-midnight, Dockside Restaurant, Tracy’s Landing, rsvp: 410-867-1138.

New Year’s Eve in Annapolis

Welcome the New Year at this family-oriented celebration. Start at 3pm with music, face painting and other activities for children with the Annapolis Children’s Museum. First fireworks rise at 7:30pm, followed by music and dancing until the countdown to the second fireworks to welcome 2016 (8pm-midnight). 3pm-midnight, Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis, free: 410-263-7997.

Blood Drive

Event Date:  January 6, 2016 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm January is National Blood Donor month.  Cedar Grove UMC is holding a blood drive on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2016.  The AAMC Bloodmobile will be in our parking lot from 3:00-7:00 pm.  Signup online at "http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084caba92ea5fb6-cedar1" or walk ins are also welcome. Location Cedar Grove United Methodist Church 5965 Deale-Churchton Rd. Deale, MD 20751 United States See map: Google Maps

Burning Bowl Service

Burn off negativity and prepare for a positive new year, writing down past issues you want to release before igniting the paper in the burning bowl. 7:30pm, Unity by the Bay, Annapolis: 410-544-7990.

KIDS Countdown to Noon

Asleep before the New Year’s Eve ball drop? Make party hats, play games and at noon toss confetti and celebrate the Noon Year. 11am, Deale Library, free: 410-222-1925.

New Year’s Eve Aboard the USS Constellation

The historic sloop USS Constel­lation’s annual celebration features catered supper, champagne, cannon firing, tours and giveaways — plus a deck-view of fireworks. 10pm-1am, Pier 1, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, $85 w/discounts, rsvp: 410-539-1797 x422.

KIDS Noon Year’s Eve Party

Make a party hat, New Year’s wish ornament, hear a special story and join the dance party with Bubbles. Toast in the Noon Year with sparkling ginger ale and fishy snacks when the ball drops at high noon; all ages welcome. 10am-12:30pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, $2 per child with museum admission: 410-326-2042.

Riversdale by Candlelight

Residents from three eras of Riversdale’s history welcome you to the candlelit museum for tours, refreshments, live music and children’s activities. 6 pm, Riversdale House Museum, $5/adult, free children 12 & under with an adult: ­riversdale.org.

Winter Wishes

Make a paper ornament with your secret hopes and wishes written inside to hang in the Discovery Room. 10am-5pm, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, free with museum admission ($9 w/discounts): 410-326-2042.