The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

December 27, 2007|By SARAH KICKLER KELBER

KWANZAA TRADITIONS

See a dance by the group Kulu Mele -- which performs to a mix of music from Ghana, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Senegal, Nigeria and Guinea -- at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Kwanzaa Family Day on Sunday. In addition, there will be storytelling from Charlotte Blake Alston and a workshop with Nigerian artist Jimoh Buraimoh.

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The Kwanzaa celebration runs 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the museum, 10 Art Museum Drive. Admission is free. Call 443-573-1832 or go to artbma.org for more information.

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THE WORDS OF DOUGLASS

Kwanzaa celebrations continue at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum with the unveiling of the new North Star exhibit. The North Star was the abolitionist newspaper produced by Frederick Douglass in the mid-1800s, and rare copies of the paper will be on view. In addition to the exhibit, mark the seven principles of Kwanzaa with storytelling and craft activities.

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The event runs 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 300 Oella Ave., Oella. For more information, call 410-887-1081.

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FAITHS UNITE

WHAT / / 15th annual New Year's Eve Interfaith Service

WHEN / / 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday; preceded at 8 p.m. by musical performance

WHERE / / St. Ignatius Church, Calvert and Madison streets

WHY / / Because members of all faiths can celebrate the end of the year along with Mayor Sheila Dixon, Imam Earl El-Amin, the Very Rev. Archimandrite Constantine Moralis, Rabbi Jon Konheim, the Rev. Johnny Golden and Bishop Denis Madden.

CONTACT / / Call 410-727-3848 for required tickets.

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THE LONGEST YARN

WHAT / / "Knitting and Crocheting" demonstration and talk

WHEN / / 10 a.m. Saturday

WHERE / / Woodlawn Library of the Baltimore County Public Library, 1811 Woodlawn Drive

WHY / / Because you can get suggestions on in-progress yarn projects

CONTACT / / 410-887-1336

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WALK THE WALK

Celebrate the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008 with the Freestate Happy Wanderers. The group is hosting walks Monday and Tuesday in Columbia -- walkers can choose a 6K trail or one of two 11K trails, most of which are on pathways.

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Walks start and finish at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Walkers can start between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and finish by 4 p.m. either day. Participation is free, but a donation of nonperishable food for a local food pantry is requested. For more information, call 410-437-2164.

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SKATING DOLLS

Kids should bring their favorite doll or action figure to the city's 67th annual Doll Show, taking place today at the Dominic "Mimi" DiPietro Family Skating Center. They can show off their favorite friends for the competition and then enjoy the ice rink.

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Registration starts at 11:15 a.m., and the show begins at noon. The rink is at 200 S. Linwood Ave. For more information, call 410-396-9392.

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