Dec. 7, Friday
— Holiday by the Bay — 7:30 p.m., Main Chapel, Naval Academy, Annapolis. This year’s concert will feature ensembles of the USNA Band performing traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites conducted by Lieutenant Commander Patrick K. Sweeten. Audience members will be treated to an appearance by Santa Claus, who will be on hand to deliver candy. Free and open to the public with no tickets required. Gate 3 will remain open to pedestrians until 9:30 p.m. Drivers with Department of Defense I.D. may enter through Gate 1 or 8. Drivers without DOD I.D. are not permitted on Naval Academy grounds; however, handicapped visitors with proper decals will be permitted after a vehicle inspection. Shuttle service from Navy-Marine Corps Stadium will be provided from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. For shuttle information, visit usna. edu/ Transportation/ stadiumShuttle.php.
— Holiday Candlelight House Tour — 1-6 p.m., Queen Anne’s County. Tour 17 historic homes in Queen Anne’s County ranging from a 1667 land grant estate on the Corsica Ricer to a Queen Anne Victorian Merchant’s home built in Centreville in 1893. Hosted by the QAC Legacy Foundation. Info: elaine stud[email protected]
Dec. 8. Saturday Dec. 9, Sunday
— All You Can Eat Breakfast — 7:30-10:30 a.m., Crumpton Volunteer Fire Department, Crumpton. Adults eat for $9, children ages 6 to 12 eat for $4 and children ages 5 and under eat for free. Menu is sausage, bacon, scrapple, chipped beef gravy, home fried potatoes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, fruit, biscuits, toast, juice and coffee.
Dec. 14, Friday
— Holiday Concert — 7-9 p.m., Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts, 206 South Commerce St., Centreville. The Friends of the QAC Library and the QAC Arts Council invite the community to festive holiday concert, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. Tickets are $20 and include music, wine and light appetizers. Info or tickets: call 410-7582520. Tickets are also available for purchase online at eventbrite.
Dec. 17, Monday
— A Longwood Christmas Bus Trip — noon-approximately 9 p.m., departing from Aurora Park Drive in Easton with stops at the routes 50/404 and 301/291 (Millington) park and ride. See Longwood Gardens at Christmastime with Adkins Arboretum. Tickets are $75 for arboretum members and $100 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is required. Info: adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-6342847, ext. 0.
Fridays through Dec. 21
— Open Modern Dance Classes — 5:30-6:15 p.m., Easton Jazzercise Studio, 350 N. Aurora St., Easton. Continuum Dance will offer a series of open modern dance classes, led by Artistic Director Malley Hester. The public is invited to join Continuum company members and apprentices on Nov. 9 and 16, Dec. 7 and 21 for general modern dance warm-up and technique. Open to adults and students, age 12 and up. Pre-registration is available at continuumdancecompany. org/, but drop-in participants also are welcome. Classes cost $5 per person, with payment collected at the door, with cash, check, or credit card accepted.
Jan. 19, Saturday
— Girl Scout Goosebump Jump — 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Camp Todd, 25012 Beauchamp Branch Road, Denton. Individuals age 5 and older are welcome to brave the plunge. In between jumps there will be dancing in the Program Center with a DJ, crafts and other fun activities. Bring towels, change of clothes and water shoes. The cost is $12 per person if registered by Jan. 10. Otherwise the cost is $15 per person. Registration fee includes one slice of pizza and a drink. Additional snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. All funds raised from the event will help maintain and provide new activities at Camp Todd. Info: [email protected]hoo.com.
— Free lunch — 12-1 p.m., Elkton Presbyterian Church, 209 E. Main St. Elkton. All are welcome. Provided by Elkton Community Kitchen. For more information, contact elktoncommunityk[email protected] com.
— Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland Research Center — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., off Denton/ Greensboro Road, Route 313. The Research Center offers many resources for family history and genealogy research. Also, students will find materials to do history projects for school. Info: usgsmd.org.
— Family Programs — Mornings and afternoons, Monday to Thursday, Family Center, Sudlersville. For families with children age 4 and younger. Free. For more information and registration, call 410-438-3182 or visit “Family Support of Queen Anne’s County” on Facebook.
— Bereaved Parent Grief Support Group — first Monday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Hope and Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, dealing with the loss of a child. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443262-4109.
— “It’s A Guy’s Thing” Grief Support Group — first and third Wednesday of every month, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Commerce Street Creamery, 110 N. Commerce St., Centreville. A casual, drop-in group for men, 18 and older, who have experienced any type of loss. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4108.
— HALOS- Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide Grief Support Group — second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, dealing with the loss of a loved one from suicide. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443-262-4109 or Wayne Larrimore, 443-2624108.
— Drug Overdose Grief Support Group — third Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., The Hope & Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, dealing with the loss of a loved one from drug overdose. For more information, contact Rhonda Knotts, 443262-4109 or Linda Turner, 443-262-4120.
— All Losses Grief Support Group — fourth Tuesday of every month, noon-1:15 p.m., Caroline County Public Library, Federalsburg Branch, 123 Morris Ave., Federalsburg. A drop-in group for individuals, 18 and older, who have experienced any type of loss. You are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Wayne Larrimore, 443-262-4108.
— Evergreen Cove — Port Street, Easton. Holistic learning center offers yoga, pilates, wellness events and more. For information, call 410-819-3395 or visit www.evergreencove.org.
— Queen Anne’s County Recreation Opportunities — Activities for kids and adults. Visit www.parksnrec.org for information.
— Take Off Pounds Sensibly — 6 p.m. Thursdays, Park View at Easton, Mecklenburg Avenue, Easton. Weight loss support group. All are welcome. Info: 410-673-2971 or 410-200-4101.
— Chesapeake Voyagers Inc. Groups — 342C North Aurora St., Easton. Depression Recovery support group meets at 2 p.m., Thursdays; Creative Kitchen held at 10 a.m. Fridays; and spirituality/fellowship meetings are held at various times each week. For information, call 410-822-1601.
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