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Miracle of Christmas- Live at the Zoo

12/21/2018 to 12/23/2018

The Metro Richmond Zoo, 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley, VA 23120

Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with your family and friends. 16th Annual Miracle of Christmas-Live at the Zoo. Reenactment of the Christmas story presented with zoo animals and set against a period appropriate backdrop with cast members recreating actual events that took place more than 2,000 years ago. Average annual attendance exceeds 10,000 people from the greater Richmond area. Times: Three shows each evening: 7:00, 7:45 and 8:30 pm. The twenty-minute pageant is preceded by musical performances by local community, school, and church instrumental and vocal groups. Animals from the zoo, including camels, donkeys, sheep, and goats, are featured in the program and contribute to this unique and authentic experience. Admission and parking are free. Overflow parking is available at Grange Hall Elementary School with free shuttle service to the zoo. COST: Free admission and parking. Refreshments will be sold at a nominal fee to benefit local charities. For more information, call the Metro Richmond Zoo at (804) 739-5666, email info@metrorichmondzoo.com, or visit the website at www.metrorichmondzoo.coM.

A Magical Mitzvah

12/25/2018 to 12/25/2018

15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Help us fill backpacks with school supplies and create homemade stress balls for the students at Esperanza Center, a Baltimore-based organization whose mission is to welcome immigrants. Activities are suitable for all ages and no artistic talent is required. Visit jewishmuseummd.org/single/a-magical-mitzvah for more information and to register.

Houdini: The Mini Series Screening

12/25/2018 to 12/25/2018

15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists, and encounters the greatest names of the era. Starring Adrian Brody, Kristen Connolly, and Evan Jones. Visit http://jewishmuseummd.org/single/houdini-the-mini-series to register and learn more.

Free Choral Concert

12/26/2018 to 12/26/2018

2700 F St NW, , Washington, DC , DC 20566

Encore Chorale announces a FREE Holiday Choral Concert December 26, 2018 at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55+, will present the combined talents of more than 250 Encore Chorales and Encore ROCKS singers in concert at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall on December 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The singers will present a program of seasonal standards and holiday rock n’ roll – plus a few surprises – including the premiere of An Alleluia Flourish, a piece composed by Julian Wachner and commissioned for Encore by Classical Movements. The public is invited to attend this free concert and no tickets are required. The program will be conducted by Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults, and Jeffrey Dokken, Director of the Encore ROCKS program. https://www.encorecreativity.org/

Mount Vernon Virtuosi: Dancing into 2019

12/30/2018 to 12/30/2018

6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

The Mount Vernon Virtuosi, a new chamber orchestra established by Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled, is dedicated to nurturing and training local graduate music students. Heading into the new year, the Virtuosi will present an excitingly varied program of music based on traditional dance forms by Boccherini, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Strauss, Bartok, and Piazzolla. Reserve a FREE ticket: http://www.benderjccgw.org/event/mount-vernon-virtuosi-dancing-into-2019/

Aspen Hill Public Affairs Forum

01/03/2019 to 01/03/2019

4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20853

Aspen Hill Public Affairs Forum -- featuring Aspen Hill’s newly elected members of the State Legislature (Sen. Ben Kramer and Dels. Charlotte Crutchfield, Bonnie Cullison, and Vaughn Stewart) -- will be held on Thursday, January 3, at 7:30 pm, at the Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road. The legislators will talk briefly about their vision for the upcoming session of the legislature and then take questions from the audience. Come and talk with them before they go to Annapolis. The forum is sponsored by the Friends of the Aspen Hill Library, Aspen Hill Civic Association, Aspen Hill Library Advisory Committee, Strathmore Bel Pre Civic Association, Glenmont Exchange, and Poplar Run Homeowners Association. For more information, call (301) 871-1113 or e-mail aspenhill@folmc.org.