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Holiday Guide Feature

The Holiday Guide

City Paper's 2005 Guide to Seasonal Events and Places.

Illustrations by Daniel Krall

Holiday Guide 2005

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The Holiday Guide City Paper's 2005 Guide to Seasonal Events and Places.

Posted 11/16/2005

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Festival of Trees, Nov. 25-27, Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, (443) 923-7300, www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.
org. Frolic in the cow palace amongst hundreds of decorated trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses. Ravens kicker Matt
Stover will be there, along with loads o’ fun for the kiddies including a playland and a train garden. Benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Fine Arts Exhibit and Sale, Nov.19-20, Immanuel Episcopal Church, 1509 Glencoe Road, Glencoe, (410) 472-2828. If super-crafty crafts are not for you, this sale will feature original oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture, hand-painted silk scarves, stained glass, and more, all created by local artists. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Paul’s Place, a Baltimore soup kitchen and help center. Soup. Yum.

Holiday Animal Adoption Drive, through Jan. 2, Baltimore-Area Animal Shelters, (800) 566-5038, website. It’s been a rough year for pets—in this post-hurricane season, hundreds of orphaned animals are looking for a place to call home. To contact your area shelter, call the 800 number, or visit the web site for more details on how to help out our furry friends—they just need someone to play or/and get cozy with.

Holiday Magic at the Mill, Nov. 19-20, Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage, (410) 792-2820 website. Before you become a mindless zombie in a mall full o’ angry holiday shoppers, check out the antiques, crafts, art shops, etc. at the historic Savage Mill. Features a Parade of Trees, and Rams Head Tavern will calm your frazzled nerves with drink specials and live music. All this, and you’re helping to raise fund for charities in Howard County and the surrounding area.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, 9 a.m. Nov. 20, Clarence “Du” Burns Arena, Boston and Ellwood streets, (410) 654-6570, website. Wear festive holiday costumes, get some exercise, and participate in activities for the whole family. Jingle bells are part of the mandatory shoe gear, as well as enjoying yourself while helping others. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

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