Not Just for Kids

Making Holiday Stuff & Meeting Santa

Design an Ornament rsvp by Nov. 24 for Sat. Dec. 4-Bring a lunch and celebrate the season with holiday stories and songs while your parents shop. Make a special Christmas ornament for your family's tree. 9-1 @ Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach. Ages 5-12. $20: 410/257-2554.

Santa Tours Annapolis Fri. Nov. 26-Santa arrives by City of Annapolis Fire Boat at 1:15 at City Dock and readies to paint the town. From down on the dock, he and his bag of candy hitch a ride on a fire engine to Graul's Shopping Center (1:55-2:10); Newtowne 20 Apartment Complex (2:25-2:40); Robinwood Apartment complex (2:55-3:10); Giant at Bay Forest Center (3:25-3:40) and Eastport Shopping Center (3:55-4:15): 410/263-1183.

Harbour Center Hosts St. Nick Nov. 26 & 27, Dec. 4 & 11-Santa arrives by horse-drawn carriage. Visit jolly old St. Nick and give him your wish list, then find even more to make you merry as Pip the Christmas Mouse, brass & barbershop quartets, carolers and old-fashioned carriage rides fill out your visit. noon-3 @ Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/266-5857.

Santa Makes Tracks to B&O Nov. 26-Dec. 19-Climb into the red caboose in B&O's roundhouse and meet Santa Claus himself as he makes the museum a whistle stop on his rounds during Holiday Train Tracks & the Santa Express. Santa arrives 11:30 Fri. Nov. 26 and returns every Saturday & Sunday (11-3pm before Christmas). Also board the Santa Express for a quick Yuletide ride (11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30; $2 additional). 11-3 SaSu only @ B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. $7 w/discounts. Museum members free: 410/752-2388.

Give a Homemade Gift rsvp by Dec. 1 for Sat. Dec. 11-Kids, bring a wallet sized photo to Santa's Gift Making Workshop to make the best present ever for your mom and dad. Don't forget a lunch, too. Fill the rest of your morning with songs and games. 9-1 @ Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach. Ages 5-12. $20: 410/257-2554.

Be Santa's Helper rsvp by Dec. 3 for Thurs. Dec. 9-Give a gift this year that you made. Be one of Santa's helpers and make gifts for your parents to treasure. Then play games and eat Christmas goodies. 10:30am @ Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach. Ages 2-5. $20: 410/257-2554.

Breakfast with Santa & Talent Machine Dec. 4, 11 & 18-Sit down to a hearty breakfast w/Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty and the cast members of The Talent Machine Company's Frosty Follies. Following food, a spirited show. Doors open 8:30am; breakfast 9am @ Buddy's, Annapolis. $9.95; rsvp: 410/956-0512.

Homemade Gifts Dec. 4 & 18-Make a unique and simple gift for family and friends this year. 10-noon Dec. 4 @ Oak Hill Elementary, Severna Park & Dec. 11 @ Jacobsville Elementary, Pasadena. Grades 1-5. $12; rsvp: 410/222-7300.

Santa Visits YWCA Sat. Dec. 4-Here comes Santa Claus! Catch up w/him over lunch, then hear stories and make holiday crafts. 11am at the YWCA, Arnold. $6; rsvp: 410/626-7800.

Natural Noel Sat. Dec. 4-Use the leaves, acorns, pine cones and other nifty natural materials around you to create a holiday craft. 11-12:30pm @ Train Station Snack Bar, Watkins Park, Upper Marlboro. rsvp: 301/249-6202.

Cocoa and Cookies with Frosty Sat. Dec. 4-Filling in for Santa, Frosty welcomes kids ages 3-5 for treats and fun. 11am-1 pm @ Southern Community Center, Lusby. $3; rsvp: 410/586-1101.

Santa at Salem Avery Sun. Dec. 5-Kiddies and their parents are invited to a Children's Christmas Party by the Bay. It'll be time to decorate the tree w/ornaments made by Shady Side Elementary students. Then eat Christmas snacks, listen to Christmas music and stories and confide your Christmas wishes to Santa. 11-2 @ Captain Salem Avery House Museum, Shady Side. Free: 410/867-2866.

A Christmas Past Sun. Dec. 5-Attend "Children's Holiday Pastimes" to learn the pleasures of the holidays in olden times. Make gifts, listen to holiday stories and enjoy snacks. noon-4 @ Belair Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. Ages 6-10. $15; rsvp: 301/809-3089.

Santa Stops at Crofton Sun. Dec. 5-Today's Santa's day to visit Crofton, and he arrives ceremoniously by firetruck. Kids enjoy confidences and pictures w/the generous elf, plus song and treats. Sponsored by Crofton Civic Assoc. 7pm @ Crofton Country Club: 410/721-2301.

Santa Snacks on Pizza Fri. Dec. 10-That jolly old elf Santa Claus welcomes kids ages 3-7 to a pizza party, pleasing all w/holiday crafts, games and time to share desires; standard lap sittings. 7-8:30pm @ Southern Community Center, Lusby. $6; rsvp: 410/586-1101.

Santa Stops by Deale & Prince Frederick Dec. 11 & 12-Tell all to Santa on his traditional visit to Century 21/H.T. Brown Realty, who'll take your picture to record the experience. Noon-4 Sa Prince Frederick, Su Deale. Free: 301/261-5200.

Santa's at the Beach Thurs. Dec. 16-That jolly old elf Santa Claus welcomes kids ages 2-10 to Dinner with Santa, pleasing all w/supper, dessert, songs and lap sittings. 6:30-8pm @ Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach. $4; rsvp: 410/257-2554.

Kreative Kids rsvp by Dec. 16 for Wed. Dec. 22-Create a gift to give your parents for Christmas. Then make an ornament to adorn your tree. 5-6pm Ages 3-5 & 6:30-8pm Ages 6-11 @ Mt. Hope Community Center, Sunderland. $8: 410/257-6770.

Brunch with Santa Sat. Dec. 18-Share pancakes and cocoa with Santa and his helpers. 11-1 @ Loew's Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis. $10 kids; $15 adults: 410/263-7777.

Santa's Place & Petting Zoo Till Christmas Eve-Venture to the promenade of the Inner Harbor for a visit w/Santa in the magical setting of Santa's Place, an exquisite crystal-clear winter palace in miniature. Kids get to deliver their wish lists and get photos taken w/the big guy. Also visit Santa's Barnyard Friends at the same spot to meet llamas, alpacas and small farm animals (noon-4 daily). 10-8 M-Th; 10-9 FSa; noon-6 Su @ Harborplace Amphitheatre, Inner Harbor, Baltimore: 800/harbor-1.

Calling all Kid Writers! The Not Just for Kids Page is looking for you! Our special Christmas edition, on Dec. 23, will feature favorite holiday stories and pictures. Whose? Yours. So, send in your stories and tell your family to look for you in New Bay Times. Send stories to NBT, Not Just for Kids Christmas, PO Box 358, Deale, MD 20751.

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Volume VII Number 47
November 24-December 1, 1999
New Bay Times

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