Weekend Planner: December 9-11

A round up of this weekend's holiday and non-holiday themed activities in and around Pasadena.

What’s on your weekend agenda? If you’re looking for some ideas, Patch has rounded up a festive list of holiday activities. There are also a few options for the Scrooges among you who are looking for a momentary escape from all the ho-ho-hoeing.


When/Where: 6-10 p.m. Sunday at , 7859 Tick Neck Rd., Pasadena

Why go: The concert will feature music for the season by An’IR and an art exhibit.

Cost: Free


When/Where: 6-8 p.m. Saturday. The parade can be viewed from a variety of places including City Dock, the Naval Academy seawall and the Spa Creek Bridge

Why go: This annual event is fun for the whole family and features boats all decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Free



When/Where: 8-11 a.m. Saturday at , 400 Benfield Rd., Severna Park

Why go: Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 918, this breakfast with Santa features pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Bring a camera; photos are welcome. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 918 and SPAN (Serving People Across Neighborhoods).

Cost: Suggested donation of $5/person (children under 3 free) or maximum donations of $20/family.


What: Community Christmas Party

When/Where: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at New Hope Chapel, Arnold

Why go: Celebrate the Christmas season with games, crafts, food, a puppet show and fun! Children of all ages are welcome.

Cost: Free



When/Where: 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 404 Darlene Ave., Linthicum

Why go: To raise money for Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church's outreach program and take in 25 years worth of Christmas decorations.

Cost: $4


What: Key Theater presents… The Imaginary Invalid by Molière

When/Where: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at , 534 Hillsmere Drive, Hillsmere

Why go: Enjoy an "exceptionally silly, yet thoughtfully updated version of Molière's 17th-century comedy The Imaginary Invalid, presented by Key Theater. According to a school release, the play is "an outrageous social commentary on medicine and its practitioners."

Cost: $10



When/Where: 8 a.m. Saturday at Murphy Field House, Fort Meade

Why go: The race will be a great way to burn off all those holiday calories and enjoy the fellowship of fellow runners. Participants each get a shirt and a prize will be awarded to the top male and female runners.

Cost: $10


What: A Crofton Village Christmas Holiday Home Tour

When/Where: noon Sunday at 1533 Chapman Rd., Crofton

Why go: The Crofton Village Garden Club offers an opportunity to see inside several beautiful Crofton area homes, all decked out for the holidays. The proceeds of this event will be used to support club activities "to promote and preserve the beauty of our community." Refreshments will be served at the Chapman Farm Clubhouse.

Cost: $15. For tickets and more information, contact Sally Moore at 410-721-6759.


What: FIRST Robotics Lego League Showdown

When/Where: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at

Why go: Watch as the robots that elementary and middle school students have built are challenged to a series of tasks. The Lego League series is set up like a sports event, so cheerleading is encouraged.

Cost: Free to spectators


What: Saturday Fun with Santa at City of Bowie Gymnasium

When/Where: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at

Why go: It’s a great chance for kids to meet with Santa away from a crowded mall setting.

Cost: Toy donation or $3


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