Holiday Datebook

October 23, 2005

November events

Nov. 4

First Friday -- 4 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Havre de Grace; extended shopping hours at more than 50 downtown merchants. Free live music and street performers. 410-939-2100.

Nov. 5

Harford Day School's Fine Arts Festival -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air; fine arts and American handcrafts; juried exhibit and sale; more than 50 artists from nine states will present original, handcrafted work in a variety of media. Admission: Adults, $5; children, free. 410-879-2350 or info@harford day.org

Nov. 6

Warped Weavers Guild -- 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Liriodendron Mansion, 502 Gordon St., Bel Air. A trunk show of handwoven textiles. The guild, composed of fiber hobbyists in the Harford County and surrounding area, will have accompanying spinning and weaving demonstrations. 410-836-2061.

Nov. 9

Ladew Topiary Gardens -- Nature Stories and Craft: Let's Give Thanks, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.- 1:15 p.m., 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Free for members; $5 for one child (age 2-4) and one adult nonmember. Bring small blankets to sit on. 410-557-9570.

Nov. 12

Founders Day Celebration -- 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace; founders, members and volunteers appreciation event. 410-939-4800.

Nov. 15

Holiday Workshop Pickin' Party -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton; volunteer to create pomander balls, help tie bows for wreaths, and attach decorations to picks in preparation for later workshops. Crafted items will be sold at Ladew's holiday greens sale. Learn techniques to craft decorations. Call 410-557-9570 to donate materials or to volunteer. For additional information, 410-557-9570.

Nov. 25

Black Friday Escape -- 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville; bring a picnic basket and relax to music. 410-879-4007 or 410-836-7605.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Holiday Workshop, Wreaths, Boxwood Trees and Kissing Balls -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Volunteer to create wreaths, boxwood trees and kissing balls using fresh greens. Crafted items will be sold at Ladew's holiday greens sale. Instruction and light lunch provided. Call 410-557-9570 to donate materials or to volunteer. Information, 410-557-9570.

December events

Dec. 2

First Friday -- 4 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Havre de Grace. Entertainment and extended shopping hours at more than 50 downtown merchants. 410-939-2100

Dec. 2-4

"The Nutcracker" -- 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 2; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Amoss Center, Harford Community College, Bel Air. Admission. HCC Ticket Office, 410-836-4211.

Dec. 3

Vintage Christmas Celebration -- 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville. Listen to holiday music and enjoy a candlelight tour. 410-879-4007 or 410-836-7605.

Dec. 3-4

Holiday Open House -- noon-4 p.m., Steppingstone Museum Farmhouse, Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. Historic farmhouse decorated for the holidays, music, storytelling, cookies and cider, tours, museum store open. 410-939-2299 or 888-419-1762.

Dec. 5-7

Holiday Workshop, Fresh Arrangements and Wreaths -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Volunteer to create fresh arrangements and wreaths to be sold at Ladew's holiday greens sale. Instruction and light lunch provided. Space is limited. Call 410-557-9570 to donate materials or to volunteer. Information, 410-557-9570.

Dec. 8

Preview Night and First Chance at Greens Sale -- 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Enjoy a preview tour of the decorated Manor House, live music and first chance at the Greens Sale. Free to members. 410-557-9570.

Dec. 9-11

Christmas at an English Country House -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Rooms in the Ladew Manor House are decorated for the holidays. Fresh greens and holiday decorations for sale in the studio. The cafe offers lunches and refreshments. Admission. 410-557-9570.

Dec. 10

Fiore Winery Holiday Open House -- 1 p.m-5 p.m., Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville. 410-879-4007 or 410-836-7605.

YMCA New York City Bus Trip -- 7 a.m.-10 p.m., buses depart and return from Harford Community College. Cost is $47 per person. Includes continental breakfast, games, prizes and movies on the bus. Julie Burall, 410-836-5075.

Dec. 10-11

Christmas Boutique -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Dec 11, Lock House, Havre de Grace. 410-939-5780.

Dec. 10-24

CCA Wrappers -- Mall hours, Harford Mall, Bel Air; gift wrapping for a fee at Harford Mall to benefit Chesapeake Cancer Alliance. 410-420-2396.

Dec. 11

Maritime Christmas and Candlelight Tour -- 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace; admission. 410-939-4800.

Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace -- 4 p.m.-8 p.m. throughout Havre de Grace; Visitors will be able to walk through homes, churches, bed and breakfasts and museums; admission. 410-939-5780.

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