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December 25, 2003|By Julia Furlong

Kwanzaa at BMA

Don't miss the Kwanzaa Family Day Celebration Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Take a look around the museum's renowned African art collection between the day's events. Have your face painted like an African mask, and create an African-inspired artwork at the make-and-take workshop for kids. Watch a theatrical introduction to the holiday's principles with Maria Broom and Jali D. and learn the art of quilting through demonstrations by the African-American Quilters of Baltimore. Get into the spirit with a West African dance performance by the Kulu Mele African Dance Ensemble.

The Baltimore Museum of Art is at 10 Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. Admission is free for all ages. Call 410-396-6314 for more information.

Blake Center Kwanzaa

The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center presents its annual Kwanzaa Celebration from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. A highlight will be a presentation of the photographic exhibit A Day in the Life of Africa and a performance by the Agba' De' Dance Theatre. There will also be a Kwanzaa ceremony, live entertainment, open mike poetry, vendors, food, and health and nutrition information.

Admission is free. The Eubie Blake Center is at 847 N. Howard St., across from Maryland General Hospital. For more information, call 410-225-3130 or visit

Hanukkah worldwide

The Jewish Museum of Maryland plays host to a worldwide excursion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at its Chanukah Family Program. Travel to countries ranging from Israel to South Africa, and Iran to Russia, as you explore Hanukkah traditions around the globe. The journey begins at 11 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills and then continues at the museum in Baltimore. The program will include performers and art activities for children, but also will provide gallery talks and other entertainment for adults.

For museum and JCC members, family admission is $12 for the museum program and $15 for both the museum and JCC programs. For nonmembers, family admission is $15 for the museum program and $18 for both the museum and JCC programs. The museum is at 15 Lloyd St., and the JCC is at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. For more information, call the JCC at 410-356-5200.

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