Events Calendar

December 11, 2005

TODAY

HOLIDAY GREENS SALE

Purchase poinsettias, wreaths, fresh roping, boxwood trees and swags, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Cylburn Mansion, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Free admission. 410-367-2217.

CHRISTMAS AT LADEW

The annual holiday celebration includes tours of the decorated Ladew Manor House, live music, visits with Santa and a greens sale, including kissing balls, topiaries, boxwood trees, wreaths and more, at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Admission $10; $8 seniors and students; $2 ages 12 and under. 410-557-9570.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

FESTIVE CENTERPIECES

Learn to make a holiday centerpiece of festive greens surrounding a candle at a program Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Joan O'Rourke, president of Friends of Brookside Gardens, teaches the program. Fee is $32 and covers materials for two centerpieces. To register, call 301-962-1400 or visit brookside gardens.org.

THROUGH FRIDAY

MARYLAND HALL EXHIBITS

Catch three exhibits on view through Friday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. The exhibits are Art Noir, moody, two-dimensional works by four Maryland artists; Deck the Walls, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, woodturnings and more by local artists; and a display of expressive, symbolic paintings by Heather Kirtland and Diana Marta. 410-263-5544 or marylandhall.org for hours.

SATURDAY AND DEC. 18

CYLBURN HOLIDAY DRESS

Tour Cylburn Mansion's first floor, gussied up for the holidays, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 18. The mansion is at 4915 Greenspring Ave. Free. 410-367-2217 or cylburnassociation. org.

THROUGH DEC. 18

HOLIDAY ART SHOW

The Columbia Association Art Center presents its annual fine arts and crafts show, Singular Sensations, through Dec. 18. Featured items include functional pottery, glass works, jewelry, sculptures, paintings, fiber works, photographs and cards. The center is at 6100 Foreland Garth in Columbia. 410-730-0075 for gallery hours.

THROUGH DEC. 21

ART FURNITURE EXHIBIT

See and shop for art furniture and accessories at the exhibit Home for the Holidays, through Dec. 21 at Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 800-753-3575 or meredithgallery.com.

THROUGH DEC. 23

CRAFT SALE

Pottery from 25 local artists will be on display and for sale at the Holiday Extravaganza through Dec. 23 at Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave. Each Saturday, visitors can meet the artists and enjoy holiday refreshments. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 410-578-1919 or baltimoreclayworks. org.

Send notices of garden and home decor events to harry.merritt@baltsun.com.

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