B’More Social: Dec. 14-17

THURSDAY

Four Winter Holidays
This two part series will teach about two winter holidays each week thru stories, crafts, and snacks. This week learn about Chanukah and Kwanzaa.
Enoch Pratt, Southeast Anchor Library, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

Decorate Ninja-Bread Men
Tired of the traditional gingerbread man? Take this new twist on an old favorite and decorate your own ninja-bread man with icing and decorations. Yum!
Enoch Pratt Library, Reisterstown Road Branch, 3-4 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

Holiday Lights Open House
Pet and kid photos with Santa or menorah (for a fee), plus music, bake sale, giving tree, and lighting ceremony.
Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 14. 410-833-8848, bmorehumane.org.

London Town Holiday Dance and Tea
Experience a colonial-style dance, enjoy a cup of warm tea, and learn 18th-century etiquette.
Historic London Town and Gardens, 10 am – 12 p.m. Dec. 14. 410-222-1919, historiclondontown.com.

Catholic Charities’ Christmas Festival
Celebrate the season at the beautiful basilica and benefit those served by the Catholic charities.
Baltimore Basilica, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Dec. 14. 443-798-3417, catholiccharities-md.org.

Mistletoe Meltdown
Headliner Fergie along with a special guest and performance by School of Rock Baltimore come together for a huge holiday show.
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Ticketmaster.com

Adult
Yoga at the Zoo
Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, this class will offer a unique experience as you stretch and pose inside the Penguin Coast. Participants must be 15 years or older. Registration required. Cost includes same day zoo admission.
Maryland Zoo, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $10 (members), $20 (non-members), marylandzoo.org

FRIDAY

Bilingual Baby Story Time/Tiempo de cuentos bilingues bebe
Bring your little one for stories, songs, and rhymes in both English and Spanish with play time afterward. Registration required, space is limited.
Baltimore County Public Library, Owings Mills Branch, 10-10:30 a.m., free, bcpl.info

Target $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery
All of the fun, play, and programs for only $2 per person! The Maryland SPCA will be on hand to teach kids about animals and The Maryland Book Bank will be giving out books to families who attend.
Port Discovery, 4-8 p.m., $2, portdiscovery.org

Snowkus Pocus
Watch the story of young Brianna in a Winter Wonderland as told through cirque, ballet, and amazing acrobatics.
Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 7:30 p.m., $30-35, tickets.harford.edu

Movie and Music: “It’s a Wonderful Life”
A live score accompaniment of the classic film.
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16. 410-783-8000, bsomusic.org.

A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas
The beloved holiday classic with a live performance of the film’s jazz score.
Carroll Arts Center in Westminster, 8 p.m. Dec. 15. 3 & 8 p.m, Dec. 16. 410-848-7272, carrollcountyartscouncil.org.

The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”
This annual show is a Baltimore tradition.
The Hippodrome Theatre, 7 p.m. Dec. 15. 1 & 5 p.m. Dec. 16. 410-547-SEAT, france-merrickpac.com.

SATURDAY

Charm City Ballet: “A Christmas Carol”
A full-length ballet production of Dickens’ classic holiday tale.
Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16. charmcityballet.com.

Holiday Pops: Simply Sinatra Christmas
Reminiscent of the classic Christmas specials of Bing Crosby, with a contemporary flair.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, 8 p.m. Dec. 16 410-269-0907, annapolissymphony.org.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Family Jam
Don your finest terrible holiday sweater and your dancing shoes for a fun day of music, shopping, face painting, appearances from princesses, and more!
Roger Carter Community Center in Ellicott City, 1-4 p.m., Dec. 16, 443-204-0076 

Merry Tuba Christmas
Hundreds of tubas and euphoniums perform a concert of holiday favorites.
Harborplace Amphitheatre, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 16. 410-332-4191, itsawaterfrontlife.org.

Las Posada
Learn about Las Posadas through songs and traditional snacks.
Enoch Pratt, Southeast Anchor Library, 1-2 p.m., free, enochpratt.org

Critter Dinner Time
Time to eat! Come see turtles, fish, and snakes eat and learn more about these amazing animals.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m., free, otterpointcreek.org

Holiday Spectacular
With music to ensure you are in the holiday spirit, the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra, Hunt Valley Chorale, Mercy High School Dance Troupe, Children’s Chorus of Maryland, and others bring you a show of festive proportions.
Dec. 16 and 17, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School, 3 p.m., $15 (Adults), $12 (Students and Seniors), Free for children under 12, huntvalleysymphony.org

Holiday Classics
Holiday selections performed by the Harford Choral Society.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bel Air, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. 410-836-2773, harfordchoralsociety.org.

Merry Tuba Christmas
Enjoy the sounds of this annual holiday gathering of tubas, euphoniums, and baritone horns, or bring your own and join in. Registration for performers begins at 2:30 p.m.
Bel Air High School, 5 p.m. Dec. 17. 410-391-7832, belairartsandentertainment.org.

S’mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice
What is the Winter Solstice really all about? Take a spot by the fire and come find out while toasting marshmallows and enjoying s’mores. Registration required.
Lake Roland, 6-8 p.m., $3 members, $5 non-members, lakeroland.org

SUNDAY

Gingerbread Houses
Stop by between 2 and 4 to create and decorate a graham cracker house that would make a great holiday decoration…or snack for the car ride home. Ages 4-12.
Carroll County Public Library, Eldersburg Branch, 2-4 p.m., free, library.carr.org

Dolphin Explorer
Partner with the marine mammal staff and work thru interactive research stations leading to a unique session with the amazing animals themselves.
National Aquarium, 8:30-10 a.m., $55, aqua.org

The Robyn Helzner Trio – Jewish Music from Around the World
Experience the variety of sounds, styles, and languages of Jewish music with this energetic trio of musicians. There will also be free goody bags for kids!
Beth Shalom Congregation, 4 p.m., $18 (adults), $10 (3-13), free (2 and under), beth-shalom.net

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