AACC offers potpourri of holiday crafts, cookies, and shows

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Cookie-making at the holidays are everyone’s favorite activities. Kids in College offers youth a chance to make and share assorted holiday cookies with friends and classmates in “Cookie Extravaganza” (YOH 809) on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. To register for this class or one of the adult cookie-making or holiday decorating sessions, go to http://www.aacc.edu/noncredit/ and follow prompts or call 410-777-2325.

Cookie-making at the holidays are everyone’s favorite activities. Kids in College offers youth a chance to make and share assorted holiday cookies with friends and classmates in “Cookie Extravaganza” (YOH 809) on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. To register for this class or one of the adult cookie-making or holiday decorating sessions, go to http://www.aacc.edu/noncredit/ and follow prompts or call 410-777-2325.

Anne Arundel Community College offers many events open to the community that are organized or hosted by various college departments or programs. Occasionally, times, dates or places of the events change. For the most up-to-date information, visit the website listed with the event or http://www.aacc.edu/events

HOLIDAY GIFTS AND TOYS

Nov. 30 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Annual Ceramics Sale, sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College’s ceramics club, Keramos; pottery and sculpture created by AACC ceramics students and visual arts faculty, Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Through Dec. 21 – Toys for Tots collection site at the AACC Public Safety and Police department, Central Services Building, College Drive (second entrance off College Parkway), AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. AACC has been the largest collection site in the county for the past six years. For information, call Lt. Darrell Wallace, 410-777-2729.

PERFORMANCES

Nov. 22 – 2 p.m. Concert, AACC Concert Band, “Of Song and Words,”conducted by Paul Dembowski, adjunct music faculty; selections are based on both vocal and literary traditions. Featured are Peter Mennin’s classic work for wind band, “Canzona,” Alfred Reed’s “Russian Christmas Music,” W. Francis McBeth’s “Of Sailors and Whales,” drawn from Melville’s “Moby Dick,” and a composition by Annapolis composer Randy Neilson; Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/music/concertband.cfm; tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 students with valid AACC student ID. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or [email protected] or purchase them as part of the new Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm

Dec. 3-5 – 8 p.m. Performance, AACC Dance Company’s “Best Foot Forward,” featuring original choreography by company director Lynda P. Fitzgerald and some members of the AACC Dance Company; Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; tickets are $15 general public; $10 AACC faculty and staff, active military, outside students, senior citizens; $7 with valid AACC student ID. Tickets available at the AACC Box Office: 410-777-2457 or [email protected] or as part of the new Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm

Dec. 6 – 3 p.m. Concert, AACC Jazz Ensemble – Small Jazz Combo, Humanities Building Room 112, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; directed by Ian Wardenski, Ph.D., assistant director of music, the AACC Jazz Ensemble will present Duke Ellington’s arrangement of “Nutcracker Suite;” http://www.aacc.edu/music/jazzensemble.cfm; tickets are $10 general admission; $7 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 students with valid AACC student ID. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or [email protected] or purchase them as part of the new Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm

Dec. 12 – 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 13 – 2:30 p.m. Performance, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” the classic family opera composed by Gian Carlo Menotti and performed by the AACC Concert Choir and the AACC Chamber Singers, featuring Mary Anne Barcellona as the Mother; directed by Douglas Brandt Byerly, associate professor and chair, performing arts department; Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; http://www.aacc.edu/music/concertchoir.cfm; tickets are $15 general admission; $10 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; $5 for those with valid AACC student ID. For tickets, contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 and [email protected] or purchase them as part of the new Arts Pass, http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm 

Dec. 19 – 3 p.m. Performance, Encore Chorale Holiday Concert, Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, featuring singers aged 55 to 100 singing “Hodie” by John Leavitt and the spiritual, “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow,” plus traditional Christmas and secular holiday favorites; free; no tickets necessary; AACC Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; for information, visit http://www.aacc.edu/lifestages/encore.cfm. 

HOLIDAY CLASSES

These noncredit classes are offered through the School of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. To register, go to http://www.aacc.edu/noncredit/ and follow prompts or call 410-777-2325.

Nov. 14 – 1-5 p.m. Class, “Home Canning for the Holidays” (CLI 323), make canned products to share as gifts; $67; Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute, 7438 Gov. Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, Md.; must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Nov. 28 – 10 a.m.-noon “Symbolic Wreath” (FLR 316); create a 10-inch wreath of fragrant herbs, accented with red roses, berries and holly; $45; Willow Oak Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, Md.

Dec. 4 – 6:30-9:30 p.m. “Your Holiday Table” (GME 393), learn to prepare holiday dishes, hors d’oeuvres and platters; $67; Humanities Building Room 207 on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. 

Dec. 5 – 10 a.m.-noon “Evergreen Wreath” (FLR 320); weave an 18-to-20-inch wreath for the door, using a variety of evergreen boughs from Willow Oak Herb Farm gardens; $47; Willow Oak Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, Md.

Dec. 6 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “Special Holiday Cookies” (COO 314), learn to make holiday cookies and leave with a box to share; $77; Humanities Building Room 218 on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Dec. 12 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. “Cookie Extravaganza” (YOH 809), Kids in College offers youth a chance to make and share assorted holiday cookies with friends and classmates; $65; Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. 

Dec. 13 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “Cookie Exchange” (CUI 399) spend the day with friends or family making cookies for the holidays, using provided recipes and ingredients; $104; Humanities Building Room 218 on Anne Arundel Community College’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway; must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. 

Dec. 19 – 10 a.m.-noon “Fresh Flower Christmas Arrangement” (FLR 314); create a tabletop arrangement from red and white roses, white and green mums, lilies, spray roses, fresh greens and carnations, $70; bring a sharp pocketknife, small wire cutters and scissors; Willow Oak Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, Md.

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