Time for tuxes, party dresses and sampling the season

On the Town

November 26, 1995|By Sylvia Badger

THE HOLIDAY season is here, and I've provided a December sampler for your perusal. There are so many events that I'll run a list of New Year's Eve parties in early December. So get your tuxedos and party dresses out of the closet and have a wonderful time.

1: John Sherwood, author of "Maryland's Vanishing Lives," presents a book signing at the Woman's Industrial Exchange, 333 N. Charles St., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu from 35 years ago; portion of book sales goes to the Exchange. (410) 685-4388.

2: Jane Austen Society of North America celebrates Austen's 220th birthday, Harbor Court Hotel, 2 p.m. Tea will be served after the meeting; $20. (410) 284-6344.

2-3: Penn Station Sensation celebrates the revitalization of a Baltimore landmark with a gala black-tie fund-raiser Saturday evening, 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets $125. (410) 633-5789. Historic Penn Station will be open for a free tour for everyone Sunday noon to 2 p.m.

2-3: Street Cars of Desire Car Show and Automotive Flea Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium features more than 300 American-made custom, antique, street rods and muscle cars. The event benefits the Epilepsy Association of Maryland. General admission $3, children under 6 free. (410) 828-7700.

3: Levindale Auxiliary's eighth annual Shop 'til You Drop extravaganza takes place 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, 2434 W. Belvedere Ave. Free admission and parking; jewelry, silver, Judaica, clothing, housewares and children's items; on-site wrapping; breakfast and lunch available. (410) 664-4566.

zTC 3: Chamber Music Society of Baltimore continues its 46th season of concerts, Baltimore Museum of Art, 3:30 p.m. Concert by the American Chamber Players; reception follows. Tickets $15, $13 and $5. (410) 486-1140.

5: Tree of Lights ceremony and reception takes place at the New Children's Hospital, 3825 Greenspring Ave., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (410) 462-6800, Ext. 3340, for information about buying a light in the name of a loved one.

6: Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, presents the Henry A. Rosenberg Sr. Distinguished Citizen Award for 1995 to Jim McKay at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Tickets $250. (410) 338-1700.

8: Annual Annapolis Chorale will be held to benefit the chorale and Hammond-Harwood House, 8 p.m., Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Washington Redskins center Trevor Matick celebrity reader; reception follows. Tickets $25. (410) 263-1906.

8-9: Christmas greens show and sale takes place in decorated Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Adult admission $6, children $3. (410) 269-1714.

8-10: Christmas at an English Country House, sponsored by Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. House tour, lavish Christmas decorations, charming gifts and greens for sale. Admission $5 adults, $4 seniors and students, $1 children. (410) 557-9466.

9: Eastport Yacht Club holds its 13th annual Lights Parade featuring power- and sailboats of all sizes switching on decorative lights at 6 p.m. Parade route includes length of Spa Creek to Severn River, just off the Naval Academy, and up "Ego Alley" to city dock. (410) 263-0415.

9: Holiday Community Chicken Dinner, noon to 4 p.m., ReVisions Inc., 20 Winters Lane, Catonsville. Eat in or carry out, $7. For

reservations, (410) 747-4492.

9: Baltimore City Medical Society annual dinner, Center Club in the USF&G Building on Light St, 6:30 p.m. (410) 625-0022.

9-10: Christmas at Mount Clare, Washington Boulevard and South Monroe Street in Carroll Park, noon to 4 p.m. Christmas greens, early American music, and a performance by the Monumental City Fife and Drum Corps. Admission $5 adults, $1 children under 12. (410) 837-3262.

10: Harford County chapter of AMC Cancer Research Center holds its Holiday House Tour and holiday boutique at the Liriodendron, Gordon Street in Bel Air, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets $15. (410) 836-0747.

11: 65th donor luncheon of the Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood will be held at Stanley Sagner Auditorium, 11:30 a.m. Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945, will be the guest speaker. (410) 486-1900.

11: Baltimore Zionist District holds its annual Brandeis Banquet at Martin's West. Tickets $150. Black-tie optional. (410) 602-1200 for reservations.

12: Third annual Holiday Music Classic to benefit Union Memorial Hospital's school of nursing, Laubacher Hall, St. Mary's Seminary, 5400 Roland Ave., 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets, $35, include concert and light dinner. RSVP by Dec. 1 to (410) 730-8686.

15-17: 14th annual Holiday Pops concerts will be held at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $25 to $65. (410) 783-8000.

16: Baltimore Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science black-tie dinner at Woodholme Country Club, 8 p.m. Admission $500 a couple. (410) 363-8806.

17: The Maryland State Boychoir presents a Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas, 4 p.m., at Saint Matthew United Church of Christ, 3400 Norman Ave. Free-will offering. (410) 823-6969.

19: World's Largest Office Party will be held at Baltimore Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission $5, but bring money for food, drinks and tips; proceeds go to University of Maryland Pediatric AIDS Center and WQSR's Children's Fund; after-work clothes. Call Patricia Conticello, (410) 528-1234.

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