Ten Thousand Villages Gift Shop
at Oxford Presbyterian Church
Will be held in Room 206 at the church which is located at 6 Pine Street in Oxford. Hours are First Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., until Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be items featuring skilled artisans from more than 33 countries. Come and do your Christmas shopping. For more information please call 610-932-9640.
Mount Aviat Academy
to host free Christmas craft event
Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, will host a free Christmas craft event for children ages two to four on Thursday, December 7. The event will take place from 9-10 a.m. in the library with kindergarten aide Mrs. Segner and will include an opportunity for parents to meet the principal. Registration is required. Contact Charlene Nichols at advancement@MountAviat.org or 410-398-2206, ext. 214.
Live Nativity to be held at Rose Bank
U.M. Church December 9
The event will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 1743 Telegraph Road in Rising Sun. In case of inclement weather the event will be held on December 16. For more information please call 410-658-9427.
offering free photos with Santa
Families will receive one free small photo and are also welcome to bring their own cameras for tons of pictures with Santa at Milburn Orchards December 9, 10, 16, and 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cecil County Choral Society
to hold Christmas Concert Dec. 10
The concert will be held at Elkton United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. The concert features the Providence Brass Quintet, guest percussionists, and the popular children's chorus of middle-school students. No tickets are required and donations will be accepted. A reception will follow the concert.
A Journey to Bethlehem will
be held December 15 and 16
Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will hold the event from 6 to 8 p.m. both evenings. The event is free and registration is not required. Take a hayride and watch and listen to the story of Christmas. The wagon will leave every 20 minutes. Dress warm and bring a blanket. For more information visit www.calvaryrisingsun.com or call 410-658-4885.
Tailwinds to host live nativity
Tailwinds Farm, 41 Tailwinds Lane, Rt. 272, North East, is holding a live nativity Sunday, December 17, from 6-8 p.m. Donations are appreciated and will benefit Tailwinds Trotters 4-H Club.
Santa Breakfast will be held
at North East Fire Company
This all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Cost is age eight to adult $8 and under eight will eat free. The fire company is located at 210 S. Mauldin Ave. in North East.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5
STORYDAYS AND FINGERPLAYS- 10:30 a.m. at the Cecilton library. A thematic program of stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts. For walkers through age 5.
DIY KEY CHAINS - 5 p.m. at the Perryville library. Design a pixel-themed key chain using perler beads. Ages 11-17.
BIOXELS - 3:45 p.m at the Rising Sun library. Learn basic video game design using Bioxels.
ALTERED BOOKS - 5:30 p.m. at the Cecilton library. Explore altered books by learning a book folding technique and using it to create a holiday project.
STARLIGHT STORYTIME - 6:30 p.m. at the North East library. A special evening storytime with fingerplays, songs, stories, and a craft. Pajamas encouraged. For families with children ages 3-5.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6
CATERPILLAR CODING - 4 p.m. at the North East library. Use sequencing skills to send the learning toy, Code-a-pillar to find his food. Ages 4-7.
3-D PRINTED BOOKMARKS - 4 p.m. at the Perryville library. Explore 3-D printing while making a 3-D bookmark and watching a printer in action. Presented by the University of Maryland Extension. For families with children ages 6-11.
IMPROV ACTING WORKSHOP - 4 p.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Learn and practice improv acting skills with special guests from the University of Delaware's Improv Comedy Troupe, The Rubber Chickens.
COMPUTER CODING: ROBOT MICE - 4:30 p.m. at the Cecilton library. Explore coding and creative problem solving as you program a Robot Mouse through a variety of mazes to find his cheese. Ages 5-9.
STARLIGHT STORYTIME - 6:30 p.m. at the Elkton Central Library. A special evening storytime with fingerplays, songs, stories, and a craft. Pajamas encouraged. For families with children ages 3-5.
THURSDAY, DEC. 7
HISTORY OF AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - 6 p.m. at the Rising Sun library. Winterthur Museum presents the history of how the holiday has changed throughout time from the 17th century to modern day focused celebrations.
PAWS FOR READING - 6:30 p.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Practice your reading skills by reading to a specially trained therapy dog. Bring your own book or select one at the library. Ages 4-11.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
A,B,C…COME PLAY WITH ME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - 10:30 a.m. at the Elkton Central Library. A themed playtime emphasizing pre-literacy games, activities, toys, and crafts followed by a special holiday concert with Bill Currier. For families with children ages birth-5.
PRESCHOOL SCIENCE COMPUTER CODING - 10:30 a.m. at the Chesapeake City library. Explore coding devices. games, and toys designed to teach preschoolers the basics of computer coding. Presented with the University of Maryland Extension. Ages 2.5-5.
MORNING ACADEMY SNOWFLAKES: 11 a.m. at the Perryville library. Educational stories and activities for homeschoolers and other children in non-traditional school settings. 4-H familes with children
SATURDAY, DEC. 9
3-D PRINTED BOOKMARKS - 11 a.m. at the Port Deposit library. Explore 3-D printing while making a 3-D bookmark and watching a printer in action. Presented by the University of Maryland Extension. For families with children ages 6-11.
DISCOVER DANCE: THE NUTCRACKER - 11:30 a.m. at the Rising Sun library. Learn the story of the Nutcracker ballet and how dancers prepare for their performances. Dancers from Cecil Dance Theatre will perform excerpts from the Nutcracker. Families and children ages 5-11.
DISCOVER DANCE: THE NUTCRACKER - 1 p.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Learn the story of the Nutcracker ballet and how dancers prepare for their performance. Dancers from Cecil Dance Theatre will perform excerpts from the Nutcracker. Families and children ages 5-11.
MONDAY, DEC. 11
TEEN SPOTLIGHT: BEST BOOKS OF 2017 - 3:30 p.m. At the North East library. Talk about your favorite books of the year. Then get creative with a special tech session using Makey Makey kits. Snacks provided. Ages 11-17.
STEAMPUNK ART DESIGN - 4 p.m. at the Cecilton library. Create fun and funky works of art or jewelry using gears, gadgets, and gizmos. Ages 11-17.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE - 6 p.m. at the Rising Sun library. Ring in the season with your neighbors. Enjoy live music, refreshments, crafts, and make your own holiday candy cabins. For ages 1 to 100.
STARLIGHT STORYTIME - 6 p.m. at the Perryville library. A special evening storytime with fingerplays, songs, stories, and a craft. Pajamas encouraged. For families with children ages 3-5.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - "The Grinch". 6:30 p.m. at the North East library. Celebrate the start of the holiday season with the animated film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" then enjoy related snacks, and make a Grinch-themed ornament. For families with children ages 3 1/2-8.
TUESDAY, DEC. 12
AFTERNOON ACADEMY: STAR WARS SCIENCE - 1 p.m. at the Perryville library. Discover the science behind the sci-fi series. Program includes educational activities for teens in a homeschool or non-traditional setting. Ages 11-17.
TEEN LOUNGE: STAR WARS - 3:45 p.m. at the Rising Sun library. Celebrate the release of Star Wars: the Last Jedi by making Star Wars paper lanterns and more. Plus, create art, play games, or just lounge with friends.
BIOXELS - 4 p.m at the Chesapeake City library. Learn how to design video games by using Bioxels. Ages 11-17.
GAME NIGHT FOR THE GROWN-UPS - 6 p.m at the North East library. Adults 18+ play strategy games, social deduction games and party-style games.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13
HOLIDAY MOVERS & GROOVERS - Held at the North East Library at 10:30 a.m. with a Stay and Play afterwards. For ages two to three and one half with a caregiver.
HOLIDAY ON MY OWN - For children ages 3 and a half to five years with caregivers joining at the end for a craft. Held at the North East Library at 1 p.m.
WINTER AROUND THE WORLD - Held at the Chesapeake City Library at 3:30 p.m. For children five to 10.
FRIDAY, DEC. 15
WE KIDS ROCK THE HOLIDAY CONCERT - Held at the Rising Sun Library at 10:30 a.m. For kids ages birth to five with a caregiver. A Stay and Play will be held afterwards.
ABC . . . COME PLAY WITH ME - Held at the Perryville Library at 10:30 a.m. For children ages birth to five with their family.
TUESDAY, DEC. 19
AFTER SCHOOL ANIME: Manga Series Discussion - Held at the Perryville Library at 4 p.m. For ages 13 to 17.
Registration is recommended two weeks prior to ensure your place at library programs.
For more in-depth description of the programs please visit the library website at www.cecil.ebranch.info/
Rising Sun Library - 410-658-4025 • Elkton Library - 410-996-5600
Perryville Library - 410-996-6070 • Cecilton Library - 410-275-1091
North East Library - 410-996-6269 • Chesapeake Library - 410-996-1134
Port Deposit Library - 410-996-6055