Few more holiday happenings to mar on...


December 11, 1992|By Karen Zeiler

CATCH THE SPIRIT: A few more holiday happenings to mar on your calendar:

* Meet the top brass at 7 tonight -- that's when more than 150 tuba players perform a free concert of traditional Christmas carols at The Gallery. Imagine, all those oom-pahs reverberating off all that glass.

* Christmas harmonies resume at 5 p.m. tomorrow for an hour of Christmas music in "Sing Out Baltimore!" More than 350 singers will wish you a Merry Christmas and other glad tidings at the Harborplace Amphitheatre. Hear traditional, contemporary and gospel Christmas carols by the Baltimore Men's Chorus, Bethel AME Choir, Baltimore City's Parks and Recreation Choir, the Gilman Traveling Men, Harbor City Chorus and the Upper Chesapeake Sweet Adelines. If the weather's bad, cross the street to The Gallery.

* A Colonial Christmas continues in Fells Point with tours of the Robert Long House, 812 S. Ann St. -- the city's oldest house.

Sample spiced cider, learn to make a potpourri-filled sachet and get recipes for holiday treats. Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A $1 donation is requested.

* The Festival of Trees, concluding this weekend, features 100 decorated Christmas (did you ever wonder how many ways there are to decorate them?), works of gingerbread art and hand-made crafts. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3.50, adults; $1.50, children and seniors. The event is a fund-raiser for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a comprehensive resource center for children with neurological disabilities.

DECK THE . . . STREETS AND ALLEYS: Take a leisurely ride frothe harbor area out into some city's neighborhoods next Saturday, Dec. 19, and see what Christmas decorating is really about. Dean Krimmel, Baltimore City Life Museum's curator of local history, will show you the tasteful -- and the tacky -- in holiday lighting displays. The tour takes in Canton, Highlandtown, Lauraville, Hamilton, Woodcroft, Carney, Hamden and Little Italy. The four-hour bus tour departs at 6 p.m. from the Peale Museum, 225 Holliday St. Reservations required. The cost is $15 for BCLM members, $20 for non-members. Information: 396-3279.

CHELSEA, WHERE ARE YOU?: The Secret Service at thMaryland Science Center? It could happen next year when First Daughter-elect Chelsea Clinton moves to Washington, D.C. A recent issue of Newsweek listed the center as one of the places she might visit. So, a marketing person's delight: The science center will honor all local Chelseas with free admission through Inauguration Day, Jan. 20. All you Chelseas are asked to bring proper identification -- birth certificate, report card, driver's license, etc.).

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