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Weekend's Best Bets

Nov 18, 2011 05:38PM ● By Anonymous

For a lot of us in the Chesapeake region, Lights on the Bay is a seasonal staple. From the end of November through the first of January, you can't take one trip over the Bridge without noticing the illuminated Sandy Point. And, this Saturday, Lights on the Bay returns.

I'm sure you're familiar with the light displays—the midshipmen tossing their hats in the air, the tableaux of the Annapolis-inspired colonial village—but, did you know Lights on the Bay has lots of activities too? There are nightly scavenger hunts, and even visits by Santa on the weekends.

Admission to Lights on the Bay is $14 per car, $28 per mini-van, and $50 per bus. It runs from 5 to 10 p.m. nightly.

But, if you're going to be on the Shore this weekend, consider heading to Oxford.

There, the Oxford Community Center, in conjunction with Mystery Loves Company Booksellers, is hosting Scribes of the Shore. Scribes on the Shore was founded in 2003. Inspired by local author Bill Shepard, a former career diplomat who served as Consulate General in  Bordeaux, the event showcases a new group of authors, assembled in appreciation of their work.

Focusing on local authors and/or local subjects, Scribes on the Shore demonstrates the rich literary output of the region. Each featured author will speak, answer questions, sign books, and be honored at a reception following the program.

To see a complete list of authors, visit the event's website.

If you're dying to get out of the area, think about taking in some football. I know it hasn't been a good couple of weeks for sports fans in the area (did you catch that loss by the Caps last night?), but this weekend, the Ravens and the Redskins are hoping to change that.

Rebounding from their defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, the Redskins are taking on the Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field this Sunday at 1 p.m. And, after last week's painful falling to the Seattle Seahawks, the Ravens are playing host to the Cincinnati Bengals, also at 1 p.m.

For Redskins tickets, click here, and for Ravens tickets, click here.