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December 01, 2005|By SARAH YURGEALITIS

Monument party

The lowdown -- Every December, many Baltimoreans make their way out into the cold to watch the lighting of the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. This year, Live Baltimore Home Center offers an alternative to waiting outside. Their open house will serve refreshments, and visitors can socialize with Live Baltimore staff and other guests, as well as read information about the center. Afterward, the festivities will move outside where attendees can watch the lighting.

If you go -- The Live Baltimore Home Center, 343 N. Charles St. will host its Pre-Monument Lighting Party tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The event is free. For more information, call 410-637-3750 or visit

State House by Candlelight

The lowdown -- Featuring eight performances over two nights, including the Annapolis Choral Group and the Colonial Bell Ringers, the State House by Candlelight provides an exciting alternative to the usual weekend activities. Brief opening remarks will be given before tomorrow's performances by Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, and before Saturday's by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. The State House is decorated for the season.

If you go -- State House by Candlelight will take place tomorrow and Saturday at the Maryland State House in Annapolis from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free. Visitors 18 and older must bring photo identification. For more information, call 410-974-3400.

Stroll in Frederick

The lowdown -- Enjoy a stroll through downtown Frederick and get a free cookie when you stop into participating shops along the route. The First Saturday Gallery Walk also features free carriage rides along streets lined with luminaires.

If you go -- The First Saturday Gallery Walk will take place Saturday all day. Participating locations will serve cookies to visitors. Carriage rides are available from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Rides will leave from 124 N. Market St. in downtown Frederick. Both the walk and carriage rides are free. For more information, call 301-698-8118 or visit

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