SPECIAL EVENTS

TREE LIGHTING in Thompson Park, in Easton, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Feast your eyes on multiple decorated trees, listen to holiday music, and keep an eye out for Santa.

FASHION SHOW. The Red Hots, St. Michaels High School's Nation-al Arts Honor Society, present their 2007 Fall Fashion Show Ex-travaganza in the school cafeteria at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Refreshments. TIX: adults, $5; students, $3.

HOLIDAY ART & GIFT SALE. Evergreen Cove hosts Handmade From the Heart from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. FREE admission. Preview Party & Sale from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30. TIX: $25.

DANCE AND SHOP at the 2007 Holiday Showcase at Sailwinds Park from 5-10 p.m. Nov. 30. Lots of vendors, dance music by DJ Joel Scott from The Heat. From 8-9, the Cambridge Dance Acade-my will perform a dance medley.

OLD TYME HOLIDAY PARADE in downtown Easton from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

CELEBRATE THE BAY at the Annapolis Maritime Museum's "Grand ole Osprey" Dec. 1. VIP reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Music from 7-9, featuring Tom Wisner, Janie Meneely, Paul DiBlasi, Them Eastport Oyster Boys, The Annapolis Chorale, the Annapolis Youth Chorus, a ukelele ensemble, a gospel choir and a woodwind quintet. Oral histories, silent auction, and a power point presentation of images by photographer David Harp. Proceeds benefit the museum. INFO: 410-295-0104.

SPRUCE UP YOUR HOUSE or pine it up, or fir it up with goodies from the Holiday Greens Sale at the Adkins Arboretum, from 10-4 Dec. 1. Greens, wreaths, swags, roping, boxwood trees & more natural, renewable decorations.

OPEN HOUSE, hosted by the Delmarva Model Railroad Club at Camelot Hall, 103 E. State St., Delmar, Del., from 11-5 Dec. 1 and noon-5 Dec. 2. 5,000+ square feet of displays, including 6 operating layouts. FREE admission & parking.

ARTY PARTY, hosted by the St. Michaels Art League, at the Christ Church Parish Hall on Green Street in St. Michaels, at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. This is the SMArt League's annual thank-you to local artists and arts supporters. Guest speaker: stained glass artist Paul Winters. Refresh-ments. INFO: 410-745-4312.

EXHIBITS

OPENING & UPCOMING

CELEBRATE ART at the Carla Massoni Gallery, on High Street in Chestertown, Nov. 23 - Dec. 23. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photos & more. INFO: 410-778-7330.

2-DAY EXHIBIT. Lisa Pierson, of Gypsy Mountain Jewelry, shows her creations at Creative Xpress-ions, in St. Michaels, Saturday & Sunday. Wine & cheese reception from 3-5 Saturday. FREE.

SMALL JEWELS 4 is the name of the Peninsula Gallery's exhibit of 80+ works by 13 artists, "priced for the gift giving season," Nov. 24-Dec. 31. Reception from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 24.

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, interpreted on canvas by the artists of the St. Michaels Art League, Nov. 29 - January at the Tilghman Island Inn. Judge: Walt Bartman. Reception from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 16.

PLEIN AIR PHOTOS. Entries in the Plein Air-Easton! photography contest will be on display at Out of the Fire, in Easton's SoHo, Nov. 30 thru January 2008. INFO: 410-820-7738.

OPEN STUDIOS & SALE at the Brookletts Building, on Brookletts Avenue in Easton, from 10-3 Dec. 2. Visit the studios of Paul Aspell, Sheryl Southwick, Susan Stock-man, Carol Minarick, Nancy South-Reybold. INFO: 410-476-6012.

ART IN ST. MICHAELS in December:

Virginia Hladki at Dr. Patterson's

Ralph Crump at Town Hall]

Bettie Wertheimer in the banks

Favorite Places, by members of the SMArt League, in the Library

ART AND MUSIC at the Lavinia Street Gallery, in Milton, Del., from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

ONGOING

ART IN ST. MICHAELS in November:

Marianne Hollis in Town Hall

Jean Thomson at Dr. Patterson's

Virginia Hladki in the banks

Barbara Jablin's students at the Library

FALL GROUP SHOW continues thru the end of December at the Troika Gallery, at 9 S. Harrison St. in Easton. Troika celebrates 10 years w/ work by its 34 artists.

SEIKO BEHR EXHIBITS Contem-plation & Reflection at the Aca-demy Art Museum thru Nov. 30.

MELLOW OUT at the McBride Gallery's new show, Tranquility, featuring paintings by Scott Cameron and Jeremy Pearse, thru Dec. 2. INFO & samples: www.mcbridegallery.com.

PHOTOS OF IRAQ WAR VETS. CenterStage, in Baltimore, exhi-bits Faces from the Shadows, a selection of photos by photojournalist Peter van Agtmael, thru Dec. 2.See 'em in the theater lobby before and after shows.

PLEIN AIR-EASTON! AWARD WINNER Tim Bell exhibits at the South Street Art Gallery, in Easton, thru Dec. 5.

FLOWERS & STEEL is the name of Brian Draper and Robert Seely's exhibit at the Centre for the Arts, in Centreville, thru Dec. 9.

PHOTO EXHIBIT IN ST. MICHAELS. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shows Marshes, by William Burt, thru Dec. 16. 30 years' worth of images of wetlands and birds. INFO: www.cbmm .org or 410-745-2916.

SMALL PAINTINGS SHOW at the Kent Island Federation of Arts (KIFA) in November and December.

LINDA K. HALL EXHIBITS at The Artists' Gallery, at 239 High St. in Chestertown. Her show is My Brush with the Eastern Shore. INFO: 410-778-2425. On Dec. 3, this show moves to the Visitors Center at Adkins Arbore-tum, in Ridgely.

DEJA VU?, at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore thru Jan. 1, explores repetition in French masterpieces by David, Delacroix, Cézanne, Degas and Matisse.

CLOSING

ENVIRONMENTAL ART. West-minster artist Elizabeth Burger shows Work With Paper at the Adkins Arboretum thru Nov. 23.

COMMUNITY PHOTO SHOW at the Dorchester Arts Center, in Cambridge, thru Nov. 27. INFO: 410-228-7782.

SOLO ART SHOW. Anne Allbeury-Hock exhibits recent works at the Tilghman Island Inn thru Nov. 28.

THEATER/DANCE

OPENING & UPCOMING

THE BOYS ARE BACK. ArtHouse Live presents Brooklyn Boy, by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, at the Talbot County Historical Society Auditorium. Showtime: 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8. Eric Weiss's novel hits the best seller list just as he returns to his hometown and facts truths about his closest relationships. TIX: $20 at the door or online from www.ArtHouseLive. com. INFO: 443-786-2750.

ONGOING

SHAKESPEARE COMEDY. Everyman Theatre, in Baltimore, presents Much Ado About Nothing thru Dec. 16. TIX: $18-$35.

MUSIC

MUSIC AT THE TIDEWATER. Lisa Rowe & Mike Elzey pick and sing at the Festival of Trees, at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, from 6:30-8:30 this evening. The Festival benefits Talbot Hospice.

DOUBLE UP TOUR. R. Kelly comes to the 1st Mariner Arena, in Baltimore, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. TIX:$47, $67, $87 & $102. Get yours at www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-551-SEAT.

FIFE & DRUM CORPS. Anyone interested in joining this new marching band is invited to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, in St. Michaels, at 6 p.m. Nov. 28. Open to teens, adults, new & former musicians. INFO: Director John Gillespie, 410-745-2877.

SMOOTH JAZZ. Friday Nights at the Library presents Comfort Zone upstairs at the Denton Library at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. FREE.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING to the Lyric Opera House, in Baltimore, at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Relive the British Invasion of the 1960s w/ Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits; Badfinger's Joey Molland; Denny Laine, formerly of the Moody Blues and Wings; and Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas. TIX: $60 (balcony) & $75 (orchestra). Get yours from www.ticketmaster.com. A benefit for Maryland Public Television.

SYMPHONY CONCERT. Michael W. Smith performs w/ the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at the 1st Mariner Arena, in Baltimore, at 8 p.m. Nov. 30. TIX: $38.50, $48.50, $59.50. Get yours from Ticketmaster.

BENEFIT CONCERT. The XPD's present a "dancert" to raise money for Artists 4 Amy, which serves pediatric cancer patients and their families. Showtime: 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Avalon Theatre. TIX: $20. Call 410-822-7299 to get yours. INFO: Tony Poore, 410-725-9131.

HEADBANGER'S DELIGHT. Sail-winds Park hosts the 2007 Battle of the Metal/Core Bands at Gover-nor's Hall from 6-11 p.m. Dec. 1. Due to compete: Downfall (Bethes-da); Hyphen (Cambridge); Fallen Martyr (Germantown); Plague of Shadows (New Freedom, Pa.); and Putrefaction (College Park). TIX: $47.50. Ticketmaster.

FILM & TELEVISION

CLASSIC MOVIES SHOWN at St. Andrew's Community Hall, behind the Anglican church at Golds-borough & North Aurora Streets in Easton, at 7 tonight: from Denmark, Babette's Feast, Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film. FREE. Gourmet soup supper for just $5 at 6:30.

FAMILY FARE

HOLIDAY TRADITION. The Todd Performing Arts Center, at Chesapeake College, presents Sleigh Ride Around the World at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and 3 p.m. Dec. 2. Snapshots of Christmas celebrations in many different cultures. TIX: adults, $20; children, $15. Box Office: 410-827-5867.

CORRECTION

 The names of two of the owners of The Annex in St. Michaels were inadvertently omitted from last week's story about preparations for the 2008 Plein Air-Easton! Arts Festival. In addition to Nancy and Carl Tankersley, The Annex is owned by David and Gail Grafton, owners of Grafton Gallersies in Easton. The Star Democrat regrets the error.

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