Calendar

Be There!

Looking for something fun or interesting to do this month? Check out these offerings from around the community:

 

Oct
15
Sun
Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage @ Jewish Museum of Maryland Herbert Bearman Campus
Oct 15 2017 – Jan 15 2018 all-day
Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage @ Jewish Museum of Maryland Herbert Bearman Campus | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

The Jewish Museum of Maryland will host a major traveling exhibit, Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage from October 15, 2017 to January 15, 2018. The exhibit details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives’ ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials. The 2,000 square foot exhibit features 23 recovered items and a “behind the scenes” video of the fascinating yet painstaking preservation process.

Nov
30
Thu
Light Up Belvedere Square @ Belvedere Square
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Start the holiday season with a tree-lighting ceremony, special treats and sales from shops at the Square.

Dec
1
Fri
Magical Holiday Express @ B&O Railroad Museum
Dec 1 – Dec 31 all-day

All aboard the B&O’s Magical Holiday Express, a holiday spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, holiday festivities, and a winter wonderland of family fun and activities with a different holiday theme each weekend for everyone to enjoy! New This Year — all new holiday decorations including a 30-foot tree in the center of the historic Roundhouse that you can walk through.

NORTH POLE ADVENTURES – Dec. 2 & 3
• Train rides, visits and professional photo opportunities with Santa
• Appearances by Mrs. Claus
• 5 operating model train layouts
• Indoor carousel rides
• Kids Craft: make & race derby cars

WINTER ROYAL ADVENTURES – Dec. 9 & 10
• Appearances by Elsa, Anna, & Kristoff
• Train rides, visits and professional photo opportunities with Santa
• Live musical performances
• 5 operating model Train layouts
• Indoor carousel rides
• Kids Craft: popsicle Olafs

FROSTY FEST – Dec. 16 & 17
• Train rides with Frosty the Snowman
• Train rides, visits and professional photo opportunities with Santa
• 5 operating model train layouts
• Indoor carousel rides
• Kids Craft: make & launch rocket powered sleighs

WINTERFEST WONDERLAND – Dec. 18-31, Closed Christmas Eve & Day
• Train Rides!
• Train Rides to visit Mount Clare Museum House A Carroll’s Christmas
• 6 operating model train layouts
• Indoor carousel rides
• Kids Crafts: shrink dinks, candy cane ornaments & mini greenhouses

Train Rides with paid admission: First Class train rides are $10 adults, $6 children; Coach Class train rides are $3 adults, $2 children
Carousel Rides with paid admisssion: $2 per ride

Dec
2
Sat
Wake Up Shabbat Beyachad @ Har Sinai Congregation
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am
Wake Up Shabbat Beyachad @ Har Sinai Congregation | Owings Mills | Maryland | United States

Wake Up Shabbat Beyachad in the Sanctuary is an interactive, musical celebration of Shabbat for babies to 2nd graders and their family members of all ages.

Come celebrate Shabbat with your friends! Shabbat songs, prayers and a story!

RSVP to Dr. Cantor Rhoda Harrison by Nov. 30 at rharrison@harsinai-md.org.

Pet & Family Photos with Santa or a Chanukah menorah @ Baltimore Humane Society
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pet & Family Photos with Santa or a Chanukah menorah @ Baltimore Humane Society | Reisterstown | Maryland | United States

Bring your pets and kids for pictures with Santa. For a nominal charge you can capture your pooch’s smile with Santa, a Chanukah menorah, or plain background. Your photos will be printed on the spot so you can take them home with you that day. Photos are for everyone — you don’t need to have a pet to pose with Santa!
Bring your pets and children for:
• Professional photos with Santa or a menorah. (Nominal fee. Proceeds benefit the animals at Baltimore Humane Society)
• Delicious lunch from Brick n Fire Pizza
• Animal-themed story-time at 12:30 p.m.
• Pet Blessing at 2 p.m.
Bring your pets to receive a non-denominational blessing for good health and happiness throughout the coming year. Blessing performed by Har Sinai Congregation’s Rabbi Linda Joseph & Cantor Rhoda Harrison.
• Carols by Garrison Forest School’s chorus
• Holiday Treat Bake Sale
• Free Hot Chocolate
• Bark! Natural Goodie Bags
• Bark! Natural Raffle Basket
• Homeless Giving Tree
• Visit with shelter animals available for adoption

There is no fee to attend the Winter Open House, but the donation of a wish list item or small monetary contribution is appreciated. All contributions will directly support the care of shelter animals at the Baltimore Humane Society.

Dec
3
Sun
Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day @ Jewish Museum of Maryland | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Experience a multi-sensory exploration of a fascinating culture with a long and often unknown history. Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day promises to engage and delight the whole family. Celebrate Iraqi Jewish Heritage through fun activities, hands-on crafts, dancing, music, and, of course, food.

Create your own evil-eye bracelets, dance to Iraqi music and make your own tik (a Sephardic and Mizrahi Torah holder).

Sample traditional Iraqi foods and make your own tasty treats. Dive into the richness of Iraqi Jewish culture through a day that complements the current exhibit Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.

Merry Mart @ Creative Alliance at The Patterson
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Shop a diverse mix of handmade items by artisans from Baltimore and beyond this Holiday Season!  Merry Mart is an annual juried holiday craft market that showcases high-quality handmade arts and crafts including; clothing, handbags, accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids’ toys, mixed media, jewelry and great art!

Merry Mart 2017 @ Creative Alliance
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Merry Mart 2017 @ Creative Alliance | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Shop local and find unique gifts at this shop-around, including clothing, handbags, soaps, toys, jewelry and lots more handmade items.

Dec
7
Thu
A Christmas Carol – 2017 @ Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - 2017 @ Chesapeake Shakespeare Company | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

This original adaptation of the Christmas classic is a celebration of Chesapeake culture and history, in story and song. When ghosts spirit miserly Scrooge over the rowhouses of Baltimore to visit his Maryland past, present and future, he learns to mend his stingy ways. This one-of-a-kind “A Christmas Carol” entertains of all ages with Baltimore charm. Presented by PNC Bank.

Arrive early! Fantastic school and community choruses, and our own cast members, will perform holiday music and carols on our stage before the performance. Special guests include:
The Hearts of Maryland Chorus
Voices Rise
The Baltimore Musicales
Bach in Baltimore
Deer Park Magnet Middle School
Larksong
and the Wiley H. Bates Middle School Chorus

Schedule of performances:
12/7 — 8 p.m.
12/8 — 8 p.m. (Opening Night)
12/8 — 2 p.m.
12/9 — 8 p.m.
12/10 — 2 p.m.
12/14 — 7:30 p.m.
12/15 — 8 p.m.
12/16 — 2 p.m.
12/16 — 8 p.m.
12/17 — 2 p.m.
12/20 — 7:30 p.m.
12/21 — 7:30 p.m.
12/22 — 2 p.m.
12/22 — 8 p.m.
12/23 — 2 p.m.
12/23 — 8 p.m.

Dec
8
Fri
A Christmas Carol – 2017 @ Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol - 2017 @ Chesapeake Shakespeare Company | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

This original adaptation of the Christmas classic is a celebration of Chesapeake culture and history, in story and song. When ghosts spirit miserly Scrooge over the rowhouses of Baltimore to visit his Maryland past, present and future, he learns to mend his stingy ways. This one-of-a-kind “A Christmas Carol” entertains of all ages with Baltimore charm. Presented by PNC Bank.

Arrive early! Fantastic school and community choruses, and our own cast members, will perform holiday music and carols on our stage before the performance. Special guests include:
The Hearts of Maryland Chorus
Voices Rise
The Baltimore Musicales
Bach in Baltimore
Deer Park Magnet Middle School
Larksong
and the Wiley H. Bates Middle School Chorus

Schedule of performances:
12/7 — 8 p.m.
12/8 — 8 p.m. (Opening Night)
12/8 — 2 p.m.
12/9 — 8 p.m.
12/10 — 2 p.m.
12/14 — 7:30 p.m.
12/15 — 8 p.m.
12/16 — 2 p.m.
12/16 — 8 p.m.
12/17 — 2 p.m.
12/20 — 7:30 p.m.
12/21 — 7:30 p.m.
12/22 — 2 p.m.
12/22 — 8 p.m.
12/23 — 2 p.m.
12/23 — 8 p.m.