Winter Clothing Drive
This month, V.eye.P. eyecare in Urbana is hosting a clothing drive. Urbana residents can drop off unwanted coats, gloves, sweaters and hats at V.eye.P. eyecare any day this month. All donations will be given to needy people in the area, through a local shelter. The drive is sponsored by the Monocacy Crossing Lions Club, which is a Lions Club launched in the Urbana area this year. V.eye.P. eyecare is located in the Giant shopping center at 3540 Sugarloaf Parkway.
Urbana’s Winter Wonderland
On Dec. 6, the Urbana High School Band Boosters host their annual Winter Wonderland Holiday Shop. The event raises funds for the Urbana High School Band. As always, band members will be dressed as elves and local craft vendors will display their holiday goods. Also, there will be face painting and cookie decorating for children. Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Urbana High School. A snow date of Dec. 13 has been planned. For more information, contact Beth Gura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240.344.1719.
Senior’s Breakfast for Lunch
On Dec. 11, join Nurse Steve at the Urbana Senior Center for a delicious breakfast for lunch. Nurse Steve will be giving a talk, “Is there anything I can do to ease my aching joints? A discussion of arthritis remedies, treatments and scams.” This event is held at noon. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Breakfast with Santa
On Dec. 14 at the Urbana Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, firefighters host their annual Breakfast with Santa, featuring eggs, pancakes, sausage, hot apple cider, donuts and all the holiday favorites. The event runs from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 301.663.3822.
Senior’s Holiday Caroling
The Urbana Senior Center is hosting an evening of holiday caroling on Dec. 16. Held at 6:30 p.m., the event invites participants to gather around the piano with friends to sing holiday favorites, learn a brief history of Christmas carols and more. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Senior’s Holiday Luncheon and Re-Gifting Bingo
On Thursday, Dec. 18 at noon, the Urbana Senior Center hosts a lunch including ham, sweet potatoes and other holiday favorites. Following the meal, participants will play bingo. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Theatre, Arts and Music
The Wizards of Winter at the Weinberg
On Dec. 4, the Weinberg Center for the Arts hosts the Wizards of Winter. The Wizards of Winter, originally formed as a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band, will perform their rock and progressive music from 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $30. For more information, go to www.weinbergcenter.org.
Kris Kringle Procession
On Friday, Dec. 12, the Kris Kringle procession includes local children dressed in festive costumes in downtown Frederick. The event begins at the corner of South Carroll and West Patrick streets in Frederick and ends in Baker Park with the lighting of the City Tree. Held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.downtownfrederick.org.
Three December Saturdays
On Dec. 6, 13 and 20, downtown Frederick will feature holiday cheer, inviting locals to shop locally for the holidays. From 3 to 9 p.m. each Saturday, downtown Frederick offers carriage rides, hot cocoa and s’mores, live entertainment and more. More than 80 shops, galleries and restaurants will be open until 9 p.m. For more information, go to www.downtownfrederick.org.
The Christmas Carol
For the 16th year in a row, Maryland Ensemble Theatre returns to the Weinberg Center to perform A Christmas Carol featuring Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Performances are held Dec. 18-21. Tickets are $12 to $24. For more information, go to www.weinbergcenter.org.