Holiday Bazaar and Santa's Workshop — at Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 N. Charles St., Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., MBK Gymnasium. Unique hand-crafted gifts, including jewelry, chocolates, soaps, gift baskets, stationery, holiday ornaments, children's items, candles, coffee and teas, hand-knits, and more. Also, a raffle and door prizes plus a Santa's workshop to create unique crafts, enjoy muffins and juice, and visit with Santa. Free. 410-532-5542 or email@example.com.
Little Italy Annual Tree Lighting — Columbus Piazza, President Street and Eastern Avenue, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m. Cookies, hot cider and carolers. Tree lighting and choral performance, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., corner of High and Stiles streets. Treats for kids, visit with Santa Claus, hot chocolate and apple cider, roasted chestnuts, Italian cookies, carolers, and more.
Christmas Bazaar — hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1008 W. 37th St., Dec. 2, 3-8 p.m.; and Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lots of gift and holiday items, homemade baked goods and candy, and a $1000 grand raffle. 410-366-4488.
Holiday Fair — Sponsored by Waldorf School of Baltimore, 4801 Tamarind Road, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. featuring vendors, games and activities, a marionette show, music, diner and dessert café, and more. June Fletcher-Hill, 410-367-6808, ext. 204 or waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org.
Cylburn Arboretum — presents Holiday Tea at The Mansion, Dec. 4, 2-4:30 p.m. Distinctive gifts will be available in the holiday boutique; a raffle, with prizes including a topiary pig, a handmade wreath fashioned from Cylburn greens, a Pandora bracelet, handmade jewelry, theater tickets, a crystal vase, and more. Also, a seasonal serenade by The Gilman School's Traveling Men, a 12 member a cappella group. $40 for CAA members, $45 for nonmembers, and $300 for table of eight. RSVP by Nov. 29, 410-367-2217.
Holiday Bazaar — at Notre Dame of Maryland University hosted by The Weekend College Alumnae Chapter, held in MBK Gymnasium, featuring unique gifts, including crafts, gourmet food baskets, glassware, jewelry, art, handbags and more, Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Children can enjoy a visit with Santa, arts and crafts, and other festive activities. 410-532-5542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerts and Theater
Home Cookin' Jazz Trio in Concert — at An Die Musik Live!, 409 N. Charles St., Dec. 2, 8-10 p.m. Swing, blues, Latin and more. $10; $8 for students, seniors and BJA members. www. andiemusiklive.com.
Music for the Holiday Season — presented by the Concert Choir of Notre Dame at the Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation, 4701 N. Charles St., Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Ernest Ragogini, 410-532-5286.
Glitter and Spew — Trio of satirical short plays at the Strand Theater, "A Night in Jail," "The Toilet Stall" and "Freak," opens Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 17, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 3 p.m. Adult, $20; senior, $15; student, $10. Opening night, $25. strand-theater.org.
Baltimore Theatre Project — 45 W. Preston St. presents "Unveiled" by Rohina Malik, Dec. 2-3, 8 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2 p.m. General, $20; senior, $15; student, $10. 410-752-8558.
Loyola University Maryland — 4501 N. Charles St., 410-617-2412 or http://www.loyola.edu hosts the following.
• Graduate Programs in Kodaly Music Education Workshops, Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of music making, food, networking and teaching ideas. Free. 410-617-5020 or email@example.com.
• Lecture by Julie Landsman titled "What's Race Got To Do With It? Engagement, Expectations, and Equity in Our Public Schools," Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McGuire Hall, followed by a question and answer session, and book signing. Free; seat reservations are recommended. ww.loyola.edu/joinus/landsman.
Future Directions in Education: What Will Work Best for Students? — a forum held at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, Shriver Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St., Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., reception; program at 7. The debate is dominating the news as Congress is rewriting the No Child Left Behind Law and forging a new direction in education policy for the country. To register, go to http://education.jhu.edu/shaping_future.
'Eureka! Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery' — at the George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Runs through Feb. 29. Weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Free. http://releases.jhu.edu/2011/10/20/eureka-exhibition/.
Health and Support
One Day At A Time Al-Anon Meetings — Monday evenings, 7-8 p.m., second floor, Hampden Family Center, 1104 W. 36th St. 202-488-5629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lupus Support Group — Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., second Saturdays, 10 a.m. http://www.tinyurl.com/lupusgrps, 1-888-349-1167 or email@example.com.
Tai Chi Classes — at St. Johns Church, 2640 St. Paul St. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. 410-296-4944.