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KIDS Sweet Search ~ free

Ages 1-12 search the Southern Community Center for hidden candy canes. 4-8pm, Lusby: 410-586-1101; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Sweet Search ~ free

Ages 1-12 search the Southern Community Center for hidden candy canes. 4-8pm, Lusby: 410-586-1101; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Pop-Tart Christmas Houses

Mini-architects ages 2-5 create a Pop-Tart house with sweet treats supplied by the center. 10-10:45am at Mt. Hope Community Center, Sunderland. $5; rsvp: 410-257-6770; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Sweet Search ~ free

Ages 1-12 search the Southern Community Center for hidden candy canes. 4-8pm, Lusby: 410-586-1101; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Candy Cane Hunt

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.

KIDS Gingerbread Lighthouse

Ages 5 to 12 create a gingerbread lighthouse. 11am, 1pm and 3pm at Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $4 day-of sign-up; space limited: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

KIDS Festival of Lights Hayride

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.

Kids Time at the Libraries

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.

Kids Time at the Libraries

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.

Kids Time at the Libraries

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.