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By CHRIS EMERY and CHRIS EMERY,SUN REPORTER | November 27, 2005
It's a Christmas tree with a disco heart. The well-coiffed conifer, clad in a tight white suit, struck a Saturday Night Fever pose on a small, lighted dance floor. Its name? John Treevolta, of course. The disco-themed evergreen is one of about 300 donated Christmas trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses for sale this weekend at the Kennedy Krieger Institute's 16th annual Festival of Trees, an event that raises money to benefit children with developmental disabilities. "There are lots of Christmas festivals, but this one's making money for a very good cause," said Elise Babbitt, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore-based institute, which treats children with brain-related disorders, from mild learning disabilities to rare genetic disorders.
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NEWS
November 21, 2005
TODAY Holiday concert -- The McDaniel College Brass Ensemble will present "Three Classics, Three Rags, Three Carols and a Teddy Bear" at 7 p.m. in Little Baker Chapel. The concert is free. 410-857-2599. TOMORROW Lecture focuses on supper -- The Maryland Humanities Council will present a lecture on "The Importance of Supper" at 3:30 p.m. at Reister's View, 306 Cantata Court, Reisterstown. The talk will be given by Charles Camp, curator of a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit on food and American life.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,SUN STAFF | November 27, 2003
Walk into a winter wonderland this weekend at the Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The 14th annual holiday festival benefiting the Kennedy Krieger Institute features uniquely decorated Christmas trees and decorations for show and sale, as well as family activities and entertainment. The festival kicks off tomorrow at 10 a.m. and runs through 9 p.m. More than 300 decorated trees, wreaths, stockings and gingerbread houses - created by local designers, artists, businesses, florists and community groups - will be on display and for sale, as will handcrafted gifts, including pottery, candles, quilts and pillows from more than 100 vendors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | December 8, 2002
Cool. The perfect word for the 13th annual "Festival of Trees Preview Breakfast." The 1,100 guests had to deal with frigid temperatures outside as they hurried to the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Once inside, guests were greeted by Christmas trees decorated in a Hairspray theme, honoring the 1987 movie by Baltimore filmmaker John Waters, and the current Broadway musical hit based on the film. Cool. Oh. And let's not forget super-cool hostess Lainy Lebow-Sachs, dressed in a white beehive wig and poufy, pink satin dress.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Helen B. Jones and Mary Carole McCauley | November 28, 2002
Surfin' with the Beach Boys Those perpetual adolescents, the Beach Boys, turn 40 this year, and they're still having Fun, Fun, Fun. Perhaps that's why the Boys were described in the May 21, 2001 issue of Rolling Stone as America's finest rock band. The singers of such golden-oldie hits as Surfin' USA, Good Vibrations, California Girls and Wouldn't It Be Nice will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25-$60. Call 410-481-SEAT.
NEWS
By Lori Sears and By Lori Sears,Sun Staff | November 25, 2001
NOV. 25 FESTIVAL OF TREES There will be gingerbread houses, decorated wreaths and trees, handcrafted goods and more, for show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road, Timonium. $8; $4 children and seniors. Call 443-923-7300. NOV. 26 FESTIVAL OF TREES See decorated trees, shop for gifts, hear choral music and more at the Havre de Grace Community Center, Graceview Drive. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 25; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 26-30; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1. $3; free for ages 10 and under.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | November 22, 2001
'Festival of Trees' The sounds of jingle bells and Christmas carols, the glow of thousands of brightly twinkling lights, and the spicy aroma of hot cider and gingerbread will fill the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds this weekend. The annual Kennedy Krieger Institute's "Festival of Trees," which benefits children with disabilities, features more than 300 lavishly decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. Live entertainment, a miniature train garden, a children's sports area, arts and crafts, and, of course, Santa are also part of the festivities.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2000
The "I Love Lucy" wreath - spray-painted pink and white, and decorated with tiny framed photos of loud-mouthed comedian Lucille Ball - screamed: "Ricky!" Created by the father-daughter team of George and Lauren Capone, the wreath was one of the extravagant holiday scenes on display yesterday as part of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's 11th Annual Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. "It was the best reason for us to be together and to be working on it together, because it would hopefully raise some money for the institute and make someone happy," said George Capone, 46, of Rodgers Forge.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 28, 1999
Scores of trees, a buffet dinner and a visit from Santa.The 1,400 guests attending the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees preview party enjoyed all that and more at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, and helped raise $36,000 for the institute.Among those traipsing through the trees were Carol Knott, event chair; Anna Reahl and Amy Sussman, event committee members; Gary Goldstein, Kennedy Krieger president and CEO; Henry A. Rosenberg Jr., board president; Grant Hathaway, Mike Batza, Ron Creamer, Sandy Baklor and Jamie Alban, board members; Jean Yarborough, Northwest Baltimore Corp.
FEATURES
By KARIN REMESCH | November 27, 1999
Two days remain for holiday shopping at the 10th annual Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees.The celebration continues through the weekend in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road in Timonium.In addition to more than 200 Christmas trees and wreaths created by area designers, artists, florist, Scout troops, schoolchildren and others, the event features 122 gingerbread houses.More than 130 vendors offer specialty gifts such as holiday decorations, jewelry, handmade crafts, blown glass, gourmet food items and children's clothes.
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