Weekends on Wednesdays

Mistletoe and Moonlight at The Robinson Nature Center
This Weekend:

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg (Gaithersburg)
For more than 39 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Attracting 175,000 visitors annually, Sugarloaf shows are consistently rated by leading industry publications as one of the top craft experiences in the country.

Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show (Edgewater)
Come experience 300 years of arts and fine crafts. The Muddy Creek Artist Guild Annual Holiday Show will be held in the Visitor Center and Pavilion Building.

Parlor Plays: "Be Professional" and "Orange!" (Baltimore)
Baltimore playwright Peter Davis will present two of his Parlor Plays, “Orange!” and “Be Professional” on November 20 at 8 pm and November 21 and 22 at 7 and 9 pm. Both plays are about twelve minutes long and feature two characters. Venue offers the warmth of a home and the funky vibe of a salon.

Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center Holiday Sneak Peek (Prince Frederick)
The Museum will be OPENING Friday November 21, 2014 from 6-9 PM, and Saturday November 22 from 11 AM through 6 PM for a SPECIAL PREVIEW EVENT, the Southern Maryland premier of the Award-winning XPRIZE movie “Back to the Moon for Good”, a space-themed Holiday Sale, and MANY MORE surprises!

Maryland Christmas Show (Frederick)
The show offers seven buildings and big top tents. You'll enjoy the works of top artists and craftsmen offering fine art, pottery, furniture, jewelry, clothing, wreaths and garlands, toys and Christmas ornaments - just about anything related to your Christmas shopping enjoyment. Not all of the same exhibitors participate in both weekends. The MD Christmas Show makes shopping fun for everyone!

Inner Harbor Ice Rink Opening Weekend (Baltimore)
Get those skates laced up! Open Every Day & All Holidays

The Trains of Christmas  (Hagerstown)
"The Visions, Sounds and Snows of Christmas Past and Present" This "O" guage railroad features the trains of Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver and others operating in a snow scene. Also "O" and "HO" scale model railroads, trains for kids to run, artifacts, photos, gift shop & much more.

Lights on the Bay (Annapolis)
Don't miss this spectacular drive-through holiday lights show beside the Chesapeake Bay. The event features more than 60 animated and stationary displays, including traditional Maryland-themed favorites. Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center. $14/car, $50/bus

Symphony of Lights (Columbia)
The Symphony of Lights, a holiday tradition delighting all ages, is a dazzling, 20-30 minute, drive-through display of more than 75 larger-than-life, light creations illuminated by a fantasy of color, design, and animation.

Winterfest of Lights (Ocean City)
Board the train and take a ride through an animated wonderland of spectacular lighted displays.

Pioneer Days (Baltimore)
Come build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Ages 6 and up

40th Annual Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow (Towson)
This event will feature: traditional Native American dances, Native American food, free health screenings, as well as Native art and jewelry vendors. The Pow Wow will occur rain or shine and will be held indoors. 

Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic Rockfish Tournament (Annapolis)
Thousands of recreational and professional anglers from Maine to North Carolina will be making their way to Maryland to compete for top honors and a chance at some big money in this year’s Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic, the Bay’s largest fall rockfish tournament. With over 250 boats and 1,500 anglers regularly competing, the prizes and competition is larger than ever.  

From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print (Baltimore)
This exhibition explores that moment of tension, beginning with the publication of Gutenberg’s Bible in 1455, when printing was a new, experimental medium. The result was a fascinating interplay of formats that led to hybrid works, failed experiments, and entirely new forms of books. This story is especially pertinent now, as we are experiencing our own technological revolution, moving from printed book to digital publishing.


Renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson @ Corduroy Button! (Towson)
Karl will be creating hand cut silhouette portraits by appointment. Each one is cut freehand and takes just minutes. All ages are welcome including the squirmy ones! Please call the store to register: (410) 823-5437

Baltimore County Tree Lighting and Parade (Towson)
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Come out to the Baltimore County Tree Lighting & Parade on Friday, Nov. 21st from 6-8pm. Festivities include a parade featuring Clydesdale horses, tree lighting ceremony, opening of Santa's Workshop (a holiday must-see) and more! 

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Baltimore)
It's Christmas Eve in 1946 and somewhere in small-town America a live radio broadcast brings life to Frank Capra's timeless film in all of its feel-good glory.

Mistletoe and Moonlight (Columbia)
Looking for the perfect gift and an enjoyable shopping experience? Forget the malls and come out to the Robinson Nature Center. Find the puppet, craft, book, or nature trinket that’s just right for your loved ones. Enjoy live product demonstrations that allow you to try before you buy. Give back this season by bringing canned or dry food goods that the Center then donates to the MD food bank. For each good brought, receive a raffle ticket for a basket of prizes from our gift shop (list of accepted goods at www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCspecialevents.htm). Let your family enjoy the exhibits and Discovery Room, or buy a ticket to watch a planetarium show while you find the perfect present. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No registration necessary. Robinson members receive a 15% discount on gift shop purchases on this night only.
Event Cost: Free


Trace Adkins, The Christmas Show (Baltimore)
Adkins’ The Christmas Show 2014 Tour is a reverent, family-friendly theatrical production, featuring songs from his Celtic Christmas album, The King’s Gift. The show combines fireside story-telling with performances of classic carols. 

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade (Silver Spring)
Floats, Balloons, Marching Bands, and fun at the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, November 22 10-12noon.

Constellation Exploration (North East)
Explore the stars and constellations of a November night sky. Fun for the entire family! Take a journey with games, stories, and good old sky gazing with the naturalist. Call to make your reservations today! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four.

Golden Dragon Acrobats (Frederick)
Experience the awe and daring of the Golden Dragon Acrobats. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music.

Lego Block Party (Baltimore)
Lego layout by the D.C. Lego club train, Lego man appearances, Lego building zone, contest for kids, 50% of admission with a Lego donation to the B&O's Lego Educational Zone. 


Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival (Salisbury)
Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from the Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival.

The Last Waltz Tribute (Frederick)
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the most popular and influential groups in rock ‘n roll history. Thirty-five of the area’s finest performers recreate The Band’s iconic farewell concert, The Last Waltz, for this one-night only event in Frederick.

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