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Out & About: November 2014

Oct 28, 2014 09:00AM ● By Cate Reynolds

Annapolis by Candlelight

Take a stroll through several private homes along Maryland Avenue, King George, Prince George, and East Streets during Annapolis by Candlelight on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th. Presented by Historic Annapolis, the walking tour, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. both days, showcases some of the city’s finest architecture. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $25 for HA members and volunteers. All tickets are $35 after November 2nd. More information at annapolis.org.

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Lights on the Bay

Don’t miss Lights on the Bay, an annual holiday favorite. More than 60 light displays will adorn the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and run throughout Sandy Point State Park. The show, which benefits Anne Arundel Medical Center, runs daily from 5 to 10 p.m., starting November 16th until January 1st. Cost is $14 for cars; $50 for buses. For more information, call 443-481-3161. —Anna Linthicum


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Craft and Vendor Fair

Kick off the holiday shopping season at North County High School’s Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, November 1st, in Glen Burnie. Browse the wonderful selection of gifts and make some early Christmas purchases. Raffles and food will also be available. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is sponsored by the PTSA of North County High School. There is no cost to park or enter, however, donations are accepted. For more information, visit nchsptsa.com. —A.L.





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Rocksgiving Fishing Tournament

Join other Chesapeake-fanatics for a day of tournament fishing on Saturday, November 15th. After a day on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, fisherman and others are invited to celebrate at the post tournament celebration featuring a casual dinner, drinks, and live music by A Classic Case. The tournament begins at 7 a.m., followed by the party from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chesapeake Harbour Marina in Annapolis. Registration is $250 per boat (up to four anglers), and there will be monetary prizes for the largest fish caught. All proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Bowen Foundation for Autism. For more information, visit rocksgiving.com. —A.L.

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51st Annual Chestertown Antiques Show and Sale

Find a variety of unique treasures at the 51st Annual Antiques Show and Sale in Chestertown. From November 28th through November 30th, stop by Washington College’s Lifetime Fitness Center to browse numerous treasures, including furniture, art, and jewelry. Find both modern and country styles in this vast selection of antiques! The show, which benefits Kent Association of Riding Therapy, runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 410-810-4743. —A.L.



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Fish for a Cure

The Chesapeake Bay plays host to a day of tournament fishing to benefit the cancer programs within The DeCesaris Cancer Institute at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The tournament begins at sunrise on Saturday, November 8th, followed by the weigh-in at 5 p.m. at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille in Annapolis. End the day with the tournament bash at 6:30 p.m. at Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, where guests will enjoy food, drinks, and a silent auction. For more information, visit fishforacure.org.

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Country Crafts Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Treat your friends (and yourself) to some original products and crafts this holiday season. On Saturday, November 29th, the Rock Hall Fire House will host the Country Crafts Guild Fall Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch available. Crafts will include wreaths, Christmas decorations, soaps, lotions, American Girl doll clothes, and more. For more information, visit countrycraftsguild.com. —A.L.

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Celebration of Philanthropy Awards Luncheon

The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County will host hundreds of the county’s community, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders on Friday, November 21st, to celebrate those who demonstrate outstanding generosity and community leadership. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Celebration of Philanthropy Scholarship Fund. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doubletree Hotel Annapolis. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, visit cfaac.org.

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Dance Festival

Celebrate the art of dance during the 42nd Annual Dance Festival in Millersville. The festival, held at Old Mill High School and Old Mill North & South middle schools, boasts many events, including dance classes, performances, scholarship opportunities, and lectures. The event will run from October 31st to November 2nd. Festival hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For ticket costs and purchasing information, visit marylanddance.org/festival. —A.L.

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Belgian Beer Festival

Twenty dollars goes far at the Belgian Beer Festival on Saturday, November 8th in downtown Cambridge. For a single Jackson, you get a tasting glass and as much beer as you can fill it with! Dozens of beers from Belgium and locally inspired Belgian brews will be served, along with live music provided by local musicians and food prepared by nearby eateries, The High Spot and Stoked. More information at cambridgebeerfestivals.com.

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Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show

Enjoy a magnificent art show in the beautiful Historic London Town and Gardens. The Visitor Center and Pavilion Building will host the Muddy Creek Artists Guild Holiday Art Show from November 20th to November 23rd. The art show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There is no entrance fee, however guests must pay regular admission price for access to the rest of the premises. For more information, visit historiclondontown.com. —A.L.

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Y’s Annual Turkey Trot Charity 5K

Give back to the community this Thanksgiving by supporting local children whose families are living in poverty. This year, the annual Turkey Trot Charity 5K has added a new race location: Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. Sponsored by the Y of Central Maryland and Evergreen Health, the run starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 27th. Pre-register before November 24th or sign up the day of the race (Turkey Trot T-shirts may not be available then). For more information or to sign up, visit ymaryland.org. —A.L.

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Waterfowl Festival

Celebrate the Eastern Shore in all its waterfowl glory at the annual Waterfowl Festival to be held November 14th through 16th in Easton. The weekend features artists, exhibitors, demonstrations, kids’ activities, and more, with the 44th Annual Premiere Night Party on Thursday, November 13th to benefit Waterfowl Chesapeake Inc. Festival tickets are $15, and kids under 12 are free. Tickets for the Premiere Night start at $125, and include festival admission. More information at waterfowlfestival.org.

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Color Fall

Celebrate the beautiful autumn season with a hike through the Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary during this family-fun event. Following the hike, guests will participate in bird watching during a bird banding exhibition, and will finish the day with refreshments. The event will take place on November 8th from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit jugbay.org. —A.L.

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Friends of Patuxent Wildlife Holiday Bazaar

Support the Patuxent Research Refuge and National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel at this fun, family-friendly event on Saturday, November 15th. Attractions include Candy Cane Lane, Crane Café (with delicious lunches and baked goods), live animals, and various holiday activities. The festivities will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 301-497-5772 or visit friendsofpatuxent.org.






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CASAblanca:  An Evening of Glitz, Glamour & Giving

Travel back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and join the giving spirit of the stars for a black-tie affair, featuring dancing, fabulous food, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit Anne Arundel CASA and the foster children served through this organization. The gala will take place on Saturday, November 8th from 7 to 11 p.m. at Loews Annapolis Hotel. Tickets are $150 per person. For more information, visit aacasa.org.

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10K Across the Bay

Don’t worry—there is still a chance to run in the 10K Across the Bay on Sunday, November 9th. Simply register to run for one of the following charities: The Yellow Ribbon Fund, Bosom Buddies Charities, Team in Training, or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Runners and their families and friends are invited to the Finisher’s Party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Business Park, where the Paul Reed Smith Band will perform at 10:30 a.m. Get your kids involved and sign them up for the ClearShark race on November 8th at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. For more information, visit bridgerace.com. —A.L.

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Sultana Project’s Downrigging Weekend

Travel back in time during the 14th Annual Sultana Project’s Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown. From October 31st to November 2nd, join others in the exploration of seafaring history through concerts and lectures, as well as boat rides and tours on tall ships, schooners, and wooden boats that preserve the boating experience of 400 years ago. For more information, visit sultanaeducation.org. —A.L.



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Oyster Week at the Hyatt

Join others in the celebration of Maryland’s grand aquatic culture during Oyster Week in Cambridge. The week will include various oyster tastings (served with wine), oyster cooking tutorials, and kid-friendly activities. Starting November 22nd through November 30th, festivities will occur between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. For more information, visit chesapeakebay.hyatt.com. —A.L.




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A Cambridge Christmas

Start off the holiday season spectacularly with Cambridge’s second annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony next to the courthouse on High Street. Come early on Saturday, November 29th to shop during Small Business Saturday and conclude the day with downtown holiday celebrations following the tree lighting. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ChristmasInCambridge. —A.L.

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Oxford Model Boat Show

Learn about bugeyes, dinky skiffs, crab scrape bateaus, and more at the Model Boat Show on Saturday, November 15th. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests of all ages can join in the celebration of past and present workboats of the Eastern Shore. Held at the Oxford Community Center, the free event has expanded this year to also include talks and demonstrations with regional model boat builders, and a special exhibit showcasing the boatyards of Oxford. For more information, visit oxfordcc.org.



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51st Annual Chestertown Antiques Show and Sale

Find a variety of unique treasures at the 51st Annual Antiques Show and Sale in Chestertown. From November 28th through November 30th, stop by Washington College’s Lifetime Fitness Center to browse numerous treasures, including furniture, art, and jewelry. Find both modern and country styles in this vast selection of antiques! The show, which benefits Kent Association of Riding Therapy, runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 410-810-4743. —A.L.

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Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Tug of War

The City of Annapolis and the Maritime Republic of Eastport will duke it out once again during the 17th Annual Tug of War to be held Saturday, November 8th. Each team stands on its respective side of Spa Creek for seven “tugs,” competing for the championship title (Eastport was victorious last year!). The annual “Slaughter across the Water” begins at noon and benefits various local charities. More information at themre.org.