It's time to pull out your December calendar and sprinkle it with Hopkins traditions. Here's where to start:
Dec. 3. Make a wreath in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus. Bring clippers, wire cutters and gloves; materials, instructions and refreshments are included in the $15 fee. The one-hour workshops are at noon and 1 p.m. For reservations, call 410-516-5589.
Dec. 5. Settle in for an evening of music at Evergreen's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. CELLO, a quartet of female cellists, will perform a repertoire ranging from original contemporary works to well-known classical and jazz pieces. The $10 admission to the 8 p.m. concert includes a reception with the artists. For reservations, call 410-516-0341.
Dec. 7. Stroll through Evergreen House. The Italianate mansion offers holiday decorations, music, entertainment, tours, refreshments and shopping from 1 to 4 p.m. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students; 410-516-0341 for details.
Dec. 11. Homewood House, decked out for the holidays in 19th-century style, is the place to be from 5 to 8 p.m. Take a candlelight tour, enjoy period music, sample holiday refreshments and shop for gifts. $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students; 410-516-5589 for more details.
Dec. 14 and 15. Peabody Prep students and soloists from the American Ballet Theater dance The Snow Queen, an original ballet with new fantasy sets. The ballet, based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, is at 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Friedberg Hall. $8 for adults; $4 for children, students, and seniors; 410-659-8124 for more information. Above: Sylvia Karfakis rehearses her Peabody Prep students for The Snow Queen.