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CHRIST­MAS IN ST. MICHAELS, Dec. 7 to 9. Cap­ture the magic of the hol­i­days at Christ­mas in St. Michaels, in­clud­ing a Christ­mas pa­rade, Gin­ger­bread House dis­play, and mu­sic from the Cel­e­bra­tion of Choirs and Jack­son Ju­bilee Singers, all free of charge. Shop at the Mar­ket­place and Christ­mas Bazaar for unique Christ­mas gifts. Buy tick­ets for the Yule­tide Party, Santa’s Won­der­land, Break­fast with Santa and the Tour of Homes. Hol­i­day Break­fast and tra­di­tional East­ern Shore Din­ner on Satur­day, or dine at lo­cal restau­rants. Info: 410-7450745 or christ­masin­st­michaels.org. FRI­DAY MORN­ING ARTISTS, Denny’s on U.S. Route 50, Eas­ton. 8 a.m. Ev­ery Fri­day. Artists in any medium and skill level wel­come. Info: 443-955-2490 or ted mueller pho­tog­ra­[email protected] FREE BLOOD PRES­SURE SCREEN­ING, Main Lobby, UM SMC at Dorch­ester, Cam­bridge. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues­day and Fri­day.

JEAN­NIE’S COM­MU­NITY CAFÉ, St. Michaels Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 103 Rail­road Ave., St. Michaels. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ev­ery Fri­day. Pay what you can, if you can. Eat in or take out. Do­na­tions ac­cepted. Info: 410-745-6073.

LE­GION GRILL, Amer­i­can Le­gion Tal­bot Post 70, 29511 Can­vas­back Drive, Eas­ton. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ev­ery Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day. Spe­cials and car­ry­outs avail­able. Info: 410-8229138.

MEET­ING AND TALK, Cam­bridge Woman’s Club, 417 High Street, Cam­bridge. 11 a.m., board meet­ing; noon, gen­eral meet­ing; 12:30 p.m., so­cial and re­fresh­ments; 1 p.m., Ali­cia Coro Hoffman presents “The Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts: What We Are and What We Do.” The pub­lic is in­vited.

FAM­ILY NIGHT, Pick­er­ing Creek

Audubon Cen­ter, 11450 Audubon Drive, Eas­ton. 4:30 to 5:35 p.m. Fresh Air Fam­ily Night: Rep­tiles in Win­ter. Meet live tur­tles and snakes with Pick­er­ing Creek staff. Dis­cover where rep­tiles go in win­ter, and how they sur­vive. In­door pro­gram. Cost: $5 Info: 410822-4903 or Mary He­len Gillen at [email protected] HOL­I­DAY OPEN HOUSE, Wye River Up­per School, 316 S. Com­merce St., Cen­tre­ville. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Join WRUS stu­dents, staff and friends for a Hol­i­day Open House be­fore the Cen­tre­ville Christ­mas Pa­rade. Tour the ren­o­vated ar­mory. En­joy hot cho­co­late and sweet treats as a fundraiser for the theatre pro­gram. Info: Kris­ten Ma­jchrzak 443-262-8291 or kris­ten­ma­[email protected]­per­school.org. DIN­NER, Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 296, 6200 Main St., Queen­stown. 5 to 7 p.m. Steak din­ner. Info: 410827-8182. CHRIST­MAS AT THE MU­SEUM, Til­gh­man Water­men’s Mu­seum, 6031 Til­gh­man Is­land Road, Til­gh­man. 5 to 8 p.m. Lee House is dec­o­rated like a Christ­mas won­der­land. Co­coa and cook­ies served. Free ad­mis­sion; do­na­tions to Til­gh­man Area Youth As­so­ci­a­tion wel­come. Info: 410-886-2930 or [email protected]

PAINT NIGHT, Sts. Peter & Paul School cafe­te­ria, 900 High St., Eas­ton. 6 to 9 p.m. Artist-led ses­sion in­cludes Christ­mas Cookie Tray with paint, brushes and all sup­plies. Food and bev­er­ages avail­able to pur­chase. Cost: $40 and $25 at the door. Fundraiser for SSPP Post Prom. Reg­is­ter and info: Amy Schisler 410-725-1693 or [email protected] Web­site: ssp­peas­ton.org.

SQUARE DANC­ING, Maple El­e­men­tary School multi-pur­pose room, 5225 Egypt Road, Cam­bridge. 7 to 9:30 p.m. First Fri­days. Square danc­ing with the Dorch­ester Swingers Square Danc­ing Group. Info: Pres­i­dent Ginny Bunting 410-341-4520.

SING ALONG WITH SANTA, Cordova Fire­house, 11864 Kit­tys Cor­ner Road, Cordova. 7 p.m. Re­fresh­ments avail­able. Free ad­mis­sion. Info: Vickie 443-786-0341 or Belinda 410-820-1283.

MU­SIC AND DANC­ING, Cam­bridge VFW Post 7460, 115 Sandy Hill Rd, Cam­bridge. 8 p.m. Mu­sic pro­vided by Tim the Tune Man. Info: 410-228-7460 af­ter 3 p.m. SATUR­DAY, DEC. 8 CHRIST­MAS IN ST. MICHAELS, Dec. 7 to 9. Cap­ture the magic of the hol­i­days at Christ­mas in St.

Michaels, pa­rade, Gin­ger­bread in­clud­ing a House Christ­mas dis­play, of and Choirs mu­sic and from Jack­son the Cel­e­bra­tion Ju­bilee Singers, all free of charge. Shop at the Mar­ket­place and Christ­mas Bazaar for unique Christ­mas gifts. Buy tick­ets for the Yule­tide Party, Santa’s Won­der­land, Break­fast with Santa and the Tour of Homes. Hol­i­day break­fast and tra­di­tional East­ern Shore Din­ner on Satur­day, or dine at lo­cal restau­rants. Info: 410-745-0745 or christ­mas in­st­michaels.org. HOME-COOKED BREAK­FAST,

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 304 S. Tal­bot St., St. Michaels. 7:30 to 10 a.m. En­joy home-cooked break­fast at af­ford­able prices dur­ing “Christ­mas in St. Michaels.” Info: 410-745-2534.

AN­NUAL BOOK SALE, Tal­bot County Free Li­brary, 106 Fre­mont St., St. Michaels. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will re­main open in the fol­low­ing days un­til all books have been sold. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the li­brary. Info: 410-745-5877 or www.tcfl.org. THRIFT CEN­TER & FOOD PANTRY, Saint Vin­cent de Paul Thrift Cen­ter and Food Pantry, 29533 Can­vas­back Drive, Eas­ton. 9 am to noon. Info: 410-770-4505 or www.svd­peas­t­onmd.org. CARS & COF­FEE, The Clas­sic Mo­tor Mu­seum of St. Michaels, 102 E. Marengo St. 9 to 11 a.m. Ev­ery Satur­day, rain or shine. View the lineup of cars and visit with their owners. Cof­fee cour­tesy of Blue Heron Cof­fee. Free. GE­NEAL­OGY RE­SEARCH, Up­per Shore Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety of Mary­land Re­search Cen­ter, Greens­boro Road, Greens­boro. Look for the sign with the flag. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­days, ex­cept on ma­jor hol­i­days. Many re­sources for fam­ily his­tory and ge­neal­ogy re­search. Info: us­gsmd.org.

HOL­I­DAY CHEER, Kent Is­land High School, 900 Love Point Road, Stevensville. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraiser hosted by KIHS Cheer Team. Fea­tures arts and craft ven­dors; bake sale with Christ­mas cook­ies, cakes, and cookie trays; dis­counted gift ta­ble; kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties while par­ents shop; fam­ily pho­tos; pet por­traits 2 to 3 p.m. (must be on leash); visit from Santa; hot­dogs, drinks and a free cookie for kids 10 and younger. Free ad­mis­sion. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit team as they com­pete at Na­tion­als in Jan­uary in Dal­las. CHRIST­MAS AT THE MU­SEUM, Til­gh­man Water­men’s Mu­seum, 6031 Til­gh­man Is­land Road, Til­gh­man.

Noon to 4 p.m. Lee House is dec­o­rated like a Christ­mas won­der­land. Co­coa and cook­ies served. Free ad­mis­sion; do­na­tions to Til­gh­man Area Youth As­so­ci­a­tion wel­come. Info: 410-886-2930 or [email protected]

FES­TI­VAL OF TRAINS, for­mer Kent Nar­rows out­let mall, U.S. Routes 50/301, Kent Is­land. Noon to 5 p.m. An­nual Fes­ti­val of Trains model rail­road­ing show. Pre­sented by the Queen Anne’s Mu­seum of East­ern Shore Life, the Queen Anne’s Rail­road So­ci­ety and the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Track­ers club. Free; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Com­pli­men­tary Christ­mas cook­ies and punch.

HOL­I­DAY TOUR OF HIS­TORIC HOMES, Queen Anne’s County. 1 to 6 p.m. The Queen Anne’s County Legacy Foun­da­tion spon­sors the Hol­i­day Tour of His­toric Homes fea­tur­ing 17 his­toric sites, 11 homes, four churches and two schools rang­ing from the Colo­nial pe­riod through to the Vic­to­rian pe­riod. 2 to 4 p.m., Har­mony on the Bay will per­form Christ­mas car­ols while rov­ing among the his­toric homes on the tour. Or­gan and choir per­for­mances in each of the his­toric churches. Info and tick­ets: QACLF.org and the day of the tour, along with pro­grams, maps and wrist­bands at Tour Stop 1, Queen Anne’s County His­toric Court­house.

SANTA’S MAGIC WORK­SHOP, Marti­nak State Park Na­ture Cen­ter, 137 Deep Shore Road, Den­ton. 4 to 7 p.m. Hol­i­day or­na­ment mak­ing, hayride through the En­chanted Camp­ground, tour through model train dis­play and visit with Santa him­self. Co­coa and cook­ies served. Ad­mis­sion: one canned good per per­son for the lo­cal food pantry. Info: 410-820-1668. “EX­ETER” CAN­DLE­LIGHT TOUR, Walk­er­town area on Old Den­ton Road, Fed­er­als­burg. 4 to 7 p.m. The Fed­er­als­burg His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will hold a can­dle­light tour at the c. 1808 “Ex­eter,” one of the old­est re­main­ing struc­tures in south Caroline County. Free. Info: 443-434-3114 or fed­er­als­burghis­tor­i­cal­so­ci­[email protected]­cast.net. CHRIST­MAS ON TIL­GH­MAN IS­LAND, Til­gh­man. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Light­ing of the Crab Pot Christ­mas Tree and an­nual Boat Pa­rade. 5:30 p.m., cock­tail party for adults at Char­ac­ters Bridge Restau­rant and co­coa and cook­ies with Santa at Phillips Wharf; 6:30 p.m., tree light­ing at Phillips Wharf cam­pus; 7 p.m., boat pa­rade starts at west end of Knapp’s Nar­rows; 8 p.m., awards pre­sen­ta­tion at Char­ac­ters

Bridge Restau­rant. Pro­ceeds will fund a youth schol­ar­ship. Info: [email protected]

PA­RADE & LIGHT­ING OF THE CITY, Greens­boro River Park. 6 p.m. Cel­e­brate the sea­son at Greens­boro’s an­nual event. Cook­ies, hot co­coa and pic­tures with Santa Claus. Free. Info: 410-4826222.

SUN­DAY, DEC. 9

CHRIST­MAS IN ST. MICHAELS, Cap­ture the magic of the hol­i­days at Christ­mas in St. Michaels, in­clud­ing a Christ­mas pa­rade, Gin­ger­bread House dis­play, and mu­sic from the Cel­e­bra­tion of Choirs and Jack­son Ju­bilee Singers, all free of charge. Shop at the Mar­ket­place and Christ­mas Bazaar for unique Christ­mas gifts. Buy tick­ets for the Yule­tide Party, Santa’s Won­der­land, Break­fast with Santa and the Tour of Homes. Info: 410-7450745 or christ­masin­st­michaels.org.

AYCE BREAK­FAST, East New Mar­ket Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment, 4020 E. New Mar­ket By­pass, East New Mar­ket. 7 to 10 a.m. All-you­can-eat break­fast. Santa will visit 8 to 10 a.m. $10 per per­son. AYCE BREAK­FAST WITH SANTA, Crump­ton Vol­un­teer Fire Dept., 300 Third St., Crump­ton. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All-you-can-eat sausage, ba­con, scrap­ple, chipped beef gravy, home fries, scram­bled eggs, pan­cakes, French toast, fruit, bis­cuits, toast, juice and cof­fee. Cost: $9 adults; $4 kids 6-12; free 5 and younger.

AYCE BREAK­FAST, Amer­i­can Le­gion Tal­bot Post 70, 29511 Can­vas­back Drive, Eas­ton. 8 to 11 a.m. Omelettes and full buf­fet of meats, pota­toes, waf­fles, scram­bled eggs and more, Info: 410-822-9138.

ABATE TOY RUN, WaWa con­ve­nience store, 8118 Ocean Gate­way, Eas­ton. 10:30 a.m., riders as­sem­ble; 11 a.m. kick­stands up. An­nual Toy Run spon­sored by the Mid-Shore Chap­ter of ABATE of MD Inc. All are wel­come. Bikes and riders will be dec­o­rated for the Christ­mas sea­son. Ben­e­fi­cia­ries will be Widows of War­riors in Eas­ton and First Church of God in Fed­er­als­burg. Toys will be dis­trib­uted to the fam­i­lies of ap­prox­i­mately 50 chil­dren be­tween the two lo­ca­tions. Any­one wish­ing to do­nate should call Mar­i­anne 410829-2321.

CHRIST­MAS AT THE MU­SEUM, Til­gh­man Water­men’s Mu­seum, 6031 Til­gh­man Is­land Road, Til­gh­man. Noon to 4 p.m. Lee House is dec­o­rated like a Christ­mas won­der­land. Co­coa and cook­ies

served. Free ad­mis­sion; do­na­tions to Til­gh­man Area Youth As­so­ci­a­tion wel­come. Info: 410-886-2930 or [email protected]

FES­TI­VAL OF TRAINS, for­mer Kent Nar­rows out­let mall, U.S. Routes 50/301, Kent Is­land. Noon to 5 p.m. An­nual Fes­ti­val of Trains model rail­road­ing show. Pre­sented by the Queen Anne’s Mu­seum of East­ern Shore Life, the Queen Anne’s Rail­road So­ci­ety and the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Track­ers club. Santa Claus will visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Free; do­na­tions ap­pre­ci­ated. Com­pli­men­tary Christ­mas cook­ies and punch. BLUE­GRASS CONCERT, Mary­del fire hall, Mary­del, Del. 1 to 5 p.m. Flat­land Drive and Free Range will per­form. Re­fresh­ments will be sold by the Mary­del Ladies Aux­il­iary. Pre­sented by the East­ern Shore Blue­grass As­so­ci­a­tion. Cost: $10 for mem­bers and $15 for non­mem­bers. Info: 410-648-5366 or 609-472-4288. TEXAS HOLD’EM TOUR­NA­MENT, E.E. Streets VFW Post 5118, 355 Glebe Road, Eas­ton. 1 p.m. Spon­sored by Eas­ton Lions Club. $1,000 first prize based on 50 per­son min­i­mum. $100 one­time buy-in; no re­buys. Cash bar, snacks. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Lions Club Char­i­ties.

SKAT­ING EX­HI­BI­TION, Tal­bot County Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 10028 Ocean Gate­way, Eas­ton. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 10th an­nual Jolly Hol­i­day Win­ter Fig­ure Skat­ing Ex­hi­bi­tion. 2018 Theme: Ode to clas­sic Bri­tish sto­ries with three Syn­chro­nized Skat­ing Teams por­tray­ing the sto­ries of Win­nie-the-Pooh, Peter Pan and Alice in Won­der­land. Free; how­ever, guests are asked to do­nate a new or gen­tly-used book for Queen Anne’s and Tal­bot county li­braries. For lunch or din­ner, join the skaters at Chili’s in Eas­ton where 20% of your bill will be do­nated to the Tal­bot Fig­ure Skat­ing Club. Info: 410-935-4319 or [email protected]­bot­fig­ureskat­ingteam.org. SANTA CHASE, Marti­nak State Park 137 Deep Shore Road, Den­ton. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. 5th An­nual Santa Chase, 2-Mile Walk, Run, or Jog. Can­dle lu­mi­nar­ies and Christ­mas lights mark the park­based trail. Spe­cial fam­ily-of-four dis­counts, dog-friendly walk or run and a cos­tume chal­lenge judged by Santa him­self (dog rein­deer in­cluded). 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. reg­is­tra­tion, 4:45 p.m. race starts. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Lions Club Vi­sion Char­i­ties. Cost: $20 per per­son. Info: Linda Rees410-479-8120 or [email protected]­o­linemd.org.

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