Calendar of Events for Historic Downtown Cambridge, MD
Find out what's going on around downtown Cambridge this weekend. Click for the Dec, 13-15, 2013 Weekend Roundup!
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Gaze in wonder at this holiday-themed train display at the Cambridge Rescue and Fire Company in historic downtown Cambridge. Perfect for all ages! The Train Garden features little towns, industrial areas, rural areas, scenic areas and several emergency rescue displays. The display, now in its 79th year, is created each year by the volunteers with the Cambridge Rescue Fire Company. It takes the volunteers several weeks to create the Train Garden. This display runs Nov. 30-Dec. 30. Hours of operation are: Monday through Friday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1–4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. FREE Admission. Refreshments are sold. They accept donations and non-perishable food items for our Christmas Drive. Call 410-228-1211 for more information or to make reservations for large groups. At the old firehouse on Gay Street in downtown Cambridge.
Put on your ugliest Christmas sweater and head to Jimmie & Sook's for this Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest hosted by Exit Gold Realty. 5-7pm. Appetizers available. First place wins $100!
The Friends of the Library hold this monthly sale featuring thousands of gently used books--fiction, history, art, cooking, and more! The event runs 9am-2pm in the lower level of the Dorchester Country Public Library, 303 Gay St. Info at 410.228.7731. Donations are welcome, too. Proceeds support the library!
Furniture Flipping Females is having a Christmas Open House on Saturday, 12/14. Stop by between 10 am-5 pm. You will find Jack roasting his multi-flavored nuts and famous kettle corn, and making custom fresh Christmas wreaths in all shapes and sizes. Bring your own greens or use ours, and let the kids make their own wreaths. Drawing for a $50 gift certificate also. More info: 443-521-0838 or 443-521-0794.
Stoked is hosting its first-ever Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Dec. 14. Amateur chefs will be competing for up to $500 in gift certificates to Stoked and The High Spot, with winners determined by popular vote. Admission to the event is free. Tastings of chili contestants is also free. The event runs noon-4pm, with tastings and voting until 3pm. If you'd like to enter the contest, send an email before noon on Friday the 13th to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and e-mail address. And be sure to like Stoked on Facebook to get updates.
Originally scheduled for Dec. 8, this concert was postponed by bad weather. It has now been rescheduled for 3pm on Saturday, Dec. 14. The popular Chorus of Dorchester presents its annual Christmas concert at Christ Episcopal Church. Admission is free, but seating is limited. The church is at 601 Church St., 410.228.3161.
Stroll to four participating restaurants for drink specials available only to folks wearing ugly sweaters. Specials run 4-7pm only, with downtown-wide Second Saturday festivities contining after that. The event is organized by Realerevival Brewing--check their Facebook page for more details. Participants are:
• Realerevival, 504-6 Poplar St.
• The High Spot, 305 High St.
• Jimmie & Sook's, 527 Poplar St.
• Stoked, 413 Muir St.
Celebrate the season in Historic Downtown Cambridge during a special holiday edition of Second Saturday, when shops and galleries will stay open late with specials and receptions. Take the Holiday Art Walk and discover artist-created items that make wonderful gifts. Many holiday-related festivities as well. All the details are at this story on our website.
On Sunday, December 15 at 1 pm, spend the afternoon with your child making and decorating delicious holiday treats at Bistro Pop. $25 per child. Parent MUST attend. Reserve before all the spots are filled at 410.228.4884. Bistro Poplar is a Zagat-rated restaurant at 535 Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge.
The Baltimore-based Jazz in the Sanctuary Band was a big hit when they made their first appearance earlier this year at Waugh Chapel. The band returns on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3pm. $20 includes concert and light fare. Call 410.228.5189 for information. The church is located at 425 High St.
Enjoy an "A Cappella Christmas" with the Tidewater Singers featuring Ola Gjeilo. The conert is part of the Christ Church Concert Series. This Sunday afternoon concert begins at 4pm. Tickets cost $10 (free for students), and are available only at the door. The church is at 601 Church St., 410.228.3161. Find out more about the Tidewater Singers.
Grab your favorite stuffed animal, bring your softest blanket, and wear your winter jammies and slippers to the library's Holiday Pajama Story Time on Thursday, December 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Central Library in Cambridge! Enjoy interactive holiday stories and music, cookies and beverages, and take part in a holiday raffle just for coming! Fore more information, call Sharon at 410-228-7331.
The Dorchester Drama Guild presents a special reading of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at the Dorchester Center for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 2pm. This children’s classic will be brought to life by the Guild’s actors and audience participation will be encouraged. Tickets are $3 for children, $5 for adults and light refreshments are included. For more information, call 410-228-7782. The DCA is located at 321 High Street in downtown Cambridge.
On Sunday, December 22 at 1 pm, enjoy the afternoon with Bistro Poplar pastry chef Emily Salisbury as she demonstrates some traditional holiday desserts. The afternoon will include lite fare with holiday punch, coffee or tea and, of course, tastings of the desserts. $30 per person. Reserve before all the spots are filled at 410.228.4884. Bistro Poplar is a Zagat-rated restaurant at 535 Poplar Street in downtown Cambridge. (This event is rescheduled from Dec. 8, when bad weather forced a cancellation.)
Ring in the New Year in downtown Cambridge with dinner out, drinks, and parties. Reserve ahead for dinner at downtown restaurants including The High Spot (410.228.7420, 305 High St.), Bistro Poplar (410.228.4884, 535 Poplar St.), Canvasback (410.221.7888, 420 Race St.), Don Chuy (410.228.2969, 411 Academy Street), Jimmie & Sook’s (443.225.4115, 527 Poplar St.), Leaky Pete's (410. 228.2245, 404 Race St.), Point Break Beach Bar (443.521.9722, 420 Race St., rear entrance); Portside (410.228.9007, 201 Trenton St.), Snapper's (410.228.0112, 112 Commerce St.)., and Stoked (443.477.6040, 413 Muir St.). Click below for more details on restaurant plans.