Ages 6 to 9 get beginner compass lessons from a naturalist, then head outdoors to use the compass to find hidden candy canes. 2-3:30pm at Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby. $8 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org.
Annapolis: 410-222-1750: 9:30am & 10:30am Stories for up to 18 months.
Crofton: 410-222-7915: 3:30pm School-agers work with Ladybug the Yorkie tutor to improve reading skills (rsvp).
Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291: 7pm All ages enjoy Fathers & Sons barbershop quartet singing holiday songs.
Eastport-Annapolis Neck: 410-222-1770: 7pm Polar Express with crafts, cookies and cocoa for all ages; pajamas welcome.
Edgewater: 410-222-1538: 9:30am Stories for up to 2 years; 11am stories for up to 5 years.
Solomons: 410-326-5289: 10am Playtime for up to 5 years.
Eastport-Annapolis Neck: 410-222-1770: 10am Stories for up to 2 years.
Mountain Road: 410-222-6699: 10:15am stories for up to 2 years.
South County, Deale: 410-222-1925: 10am Holiday stories for up to 2 years old.
Broadneck: 410-222-1905: 6:30pm Polar Express with crafts, cookies and cocoa for all ages; pajamas welcome.
Edgewater: 410-222-1538: 7pm Preschoolers wear pajamas and bring a stuffed friend for cozy winter story time.