The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

December 28, 2006|By LORI SEARS

ROLLICKING NICOLO

Nicolo the Jester will present a rollicking evening of kid-friendly entertainment tonight at the Catonsville Library. Nicolo juggles, plays music, tells stories and presents physical gags, all with comedic flair.

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Nicolo performs at 7 tonight at the Catonsville Library, 1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville. The show is appropriate for all ages, but children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 410-887-0951.

FREE

O.C. THEN AND NOW

If you visit Ocean City on New Year's Day, be sure to take a stroll through the holiday-decorated City Hall. In the afternoon, folks can attend the hall's annual open house, which has the theme "Ocean City Tourism: Past and Present." Visitors can see old photographs of the beach town, vintage postcards and early advertisements, as well as hear stories about the pioneers of the resort's hospitality industry. Current tourism ads and commercials will be on view, as well.

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The open house is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City. Call 800-OC-OCEAN or go to ococean.com.

FREE

MASTER VIOLIN CLASS

WHAT / / Master class with violinist Henning Kraggerud

WHEN / / 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE / / Music Center at Strathmore, Education Center, Room 309, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda

WHY / / Because the award-winning Norwegian violinist will demonstrate his musical techniques and offer tips to Levine School of Music students and observers.

CONTACT / / 202-686-8000, ext. 1599, for reservations

FREE

FOR FOODIES

Love food? Yes, of course, you say. You love eating, love cooking, love trying out new foods and new restaurants, love watching cooking shows, love browsing and buying cookbooks. You're a food lover. Simple as that.

And, yes, the idea of sitting in on the talk "Critiquing Food" by City Paper food critic Richard Gorelick Wednesday at the Weinberg House in Pikesville sounds simply delicious.

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The food talk will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Weinberg House, 16 Old Court Road, Pikesville. Call 410-602-2405.

FREE

ORIANDA MANSION

View the holiday-decorated Orianda Mansion in Leakin Park tomorrow. The mansion's annual holiday open house features tours of the historic home once owned by 19th-century industrialist Thomas Winans. And visitors can see an array of photos and displays of the surrounding Leakin Park, view the festive holiday decorations and sample refreshments.

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The open house runs 6 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow at Orianda Mansion, 1920 Eagle Drive. Call 410-396-0440 or 410-448-5663.

FREE

CHECK IT OUT, MATE

WHAT / / Chess competition

WHEN / / 3 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE / / Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1531 W. North Ave.

WHY / / Because regardless of skill level, young chess players of all abilities are welcome to participate in the match-ups.

CONTACT / / 410-396-0399

FREE

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