The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

December 01, 2005|By LORI SEARS

REEL HOLIDAYS

You love holiday movies -- from the classics to the cartoons. The Carroll Arts Center in Westminster had you in mind when they scheduled a marathon of free holiday movies for the next four days. Moviegoers can stop by the center today, tomorrow, Saturday or Sunday and catch one of their favorites.

Today's showings include White Christmas at 2 p.m., Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 4:30 p.m. and It's a Wonderful Life at 6 p.m. Tomorrow's flicks will be Holiday Inn at 2 p.m. and Frosty the Snowman at 4 p.m. Saturday's films are George Balanchine's The Nutcracker at 10:15 a.m., A Charlie Brown Christmas at noon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 12:45 p.m., Miracle on 34th Street at 2 p.m. and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 4 p.m. And Sunday, visitors can catch A Charlie Brown Christmas at 1:15 p.m., How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 2 p.m. and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Little Drummer Boy at 3 p.m. No tickets are required.

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The holiday movies will be shown today through Sunday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Call 410-848-7272

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GETTING CRAFTY

WHAT / / "Out of Hand" craft show

WHEN / / From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE / / At the Knights of Columbus Hall, 201 Homeland Ave.

WHY / / Because your holiday shopping is far from complete. And there will be more than 30 local artists and craftspeople showing their unique handmade wares.

CONTACT / / Call 410-592-9158

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AUTHOR, AUTHOR

WHAT / / Talk with author Leo Bretholz

WHEN / / Sunday at 2 p.m.

WHERE / / Abingdon branch of the Harford County Public Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon

WHY / / Because Bretholz, author of Leap Into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe, has quite a story to tell. The author, an Austrian Jew who fled Nazi persecution, will talk about his harrowing experiences. His book (co-authored by Sun columnist Michael Olesker) will be for sale after the talk.

CONTACT / / 410-638-3990 or www.hcplonline.info.

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HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Looking for some unusual Hanukkah gifts? Stop by the Holiday Boutique and Silent Auction Sunday and Monday at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. The 11th annual event will feature gifts and goods, such as jewelry, clothing, crafts, Judaica, toys and artwork from area artisans and craftspeople. The event is presented by the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood. Food from Classic Catering People will be available both days for a fee.

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The holiday boutique takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

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GAME FESTIVAL

Love board games? Head to the Holiday Game Festival at the University of Maryland, College Park Sunday. Play the latest hot board games, old favorites and games from local inventors, and compete in trivia contests throughout the day -- all for free. Games will include Cranium, Taboo, Quinto, Sentence Says, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Geist, Wits & Wagers, Cluzzle, Go Mental and many others. There will also be a kids' room for games, snacks and crafts.

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The Holiday Game Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the University of Maryland, College Park, Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom, off U.S. 1, College Park. Call 301-313-0448 or visit northstargames.com

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FIRST THURSDAY

Today, celebrate First Thursday and the exhibit Woven Rainbows: American Indian Trade Blankets at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Visitors can enjoy free admission to the museum all day, as well as free tours and activities inspired by the exhibit. Storyteller Dovie Thomason will share tales of the Lakota Sioux and Kiowa Apache. Eagle Warrior will perform flute music, and Dance Baltimore will present a dance performance. There will also be hands-on art workshops for all ages.

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First Thursday events run 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Call 410-396-7100.

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