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December 2018

Self Defense Intro

Learn to empower yourself. 6:30pm, Broadneck Library, free: 410-222-1905.

Teen Movie Club

Watch Leave No Trace and hang out with friends. 6-8pm, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291.

KIDS Paws to Read

Children read to canines. 4:45pm, Crofton Library, free, rsvp: 410-222-7915.

Conversational Español

Practice and expand your Spanish skills, all levels welcome. Noon, Centro de Ayuda, Annapolis: 410-295-3434.

Grant Research Training

Learn how to search for grants for your nonprofit or as an individual. 9am, Edgewater Library, free, rsvp: 410-222-1538.

Polar Bear Plunge

Dive into 2019 and earn a certificate for braving the elements at North Beach’s Polar Bear Plunge. Watch or join in, warm up at a beach bonfire with hot cider and marshmallows to roast. 12:30pm sign-up, 1pm plunge, North Beach Bayfront pavilion, free: 301-855-6681. 

Jazz Brunch on the River

Unified Jazz Ensemble plays while you start 2019 dining on country ham, black-eyed peas, specialty cocktails and more. Brunch 10am-1pm; music 11am-3pm. Pirates Cove Restaurant, Galesville, rsvp: 410-867-2300.

5K Resolution Race

Start your New Year running a 5K to benefit Southern Maryland Community Network; post-race awards ceremony with refreshments. Registration 8am, race 9am, 305 Prince Frederick Blvd., Prince Frederick, $30, rsvp: 410-535-4787. 

New Year’s Eve on USS Constellation

The historic sloop USS Constellation’s annual celebration features a twilight menu with local ale, wine, mulled cider and coffee, champagne, cannon-firing, tours — plus a deck-view of fireworks. 10pm-1am at Pier 1, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, $85 w/discounts, rsvp: www.historicships.org.

Baltimore’s New Year’s Eve

Celebrate with live music and fireworks as Thunderball performs at the Inner Harbor amphitheater, then Mayor Catherine Pugh ushers in 2019 with the official countdown to the midnight fireworks from two barges anchored in the harbor. 9pm-12:30am, Inner Harbor, Baltimore: www.promotionandarts.org.