The Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra present Handel's "Messiah" at 3 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 199 Duke of Gloucester St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $12-$37. Call 410-280-5640 for more information.
"The Nutcracker" The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Tchaikovsky's holiday classic at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. For tickets and more information, call 410-280-5640 or go to mdhallarts.org.
"Holiday Spectacular" The Talent Machine Company presents its annual holiday production by kids ages 7 to 18 at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Key Auditorium, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for children younger than 7. Call 410-956-0512 or go to talentmachine.com.
Holiday concert The Grammy-nominated Ensemble Galilei performs its 19th annual Winter Solstice/Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. John's College's Great Hall, 1730 Crownsville Road, Annapolis. Presented by Chamber Music Annapolis. Tickets are $35 general admission and $30 for students and seniors. Call 410-849-2494 or go to EGMusic.com.
The South County Show Stoppers will perform a holiday show at 2:30 p.m. at Sunrise Assisted Living, 41 W. McKinsey Road, Severna Park. Free. Call 410-222-1927.
Blacksmith group The Chesapeake Forge Blacksmith Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Kinder Farm Park, 1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville. Members learn new techniques while working on projects. No gate fees. Call 410-222-6115.
The Crofton Rotary Club will meet at 7:15 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant in Waugh Chapel. Call 301-897-1462.
The Lake Shore (Pasadena) Rotary Club will meet at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road. Call John Clark at 410-320-3145.
Photographers meet The Anne Arundel Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m. in Room D114 at Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road. Visitors welcome. Call 410-544-1742 for information.
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church holds an indoor country flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at 4 Wallace Manor Road in Edgewater. Spaces are $10; tables are $5. The thrift shop will be open. Call 410-269-7671.
Pianist Jim Hendricks, professor of music at Chicago State University, plays Chesapeake Christian Center, 206 Weston Woods Drive in Pasadena, at 10 a.m. Dec. 27. Free admission. For more information, call 410-903-2420.
Holiday performance The South County Show Stoppers will perform a holiday show at 2:30 p.m. at Regency Park Assisted Living, 730 Route 3 South, Gambrills. Free. Call 410-222-1927.
Awards program The annual Mentoring Awards, sponsored by the Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and the Anne Arundel Mentoring Roundtable will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1103 Smithville St. in Annapolis. Call 410-897-9207 for more information.
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