Tonight is a good night for last minute shopping in downtown Annapolis when most of the stores in the Historic District will stay open until 11 PM for another festive evening of shopping, caroling and last minute gift shopping or giving. The Salvation Army red kettle is outside of Zachery’s jewelers and at Paw’s Pet Boutique you can contribute $10 to the “Share the Spirit” raffle and possibly win two tickets on Southwest Airlines. If that isn’t enough you can meet Dick Smothers between 7 – 11 PM and be there when he picks the winning ticket at 11 PM.
If you missed the presentation of Handel’s Messiah at USNA two weeks ago you have another chance to hear the oratorio this weekend at St. Anne’s Church on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM (Dec 20 & 21) and on Sunday, Dec 22 at 3 PM. J. Ernest Green, the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra with special guests always give it energy, passion and flair. For more information go to https://www.marylandhall.org/
Be sure and make plans to bring the children to the City Dock and Main Street area on Friday, December 27 to see the Military Bowl Parade which begins at 11 AM. The parade will be lead by the famous and beautiful Budweiser Clydesdale horses. If you have never seen them in person it is an unbelievable treat to behold. I saw them many years ago and look forward to seeing them again next week. There will be bands, cheerleaders, mascots and several Medal of Honor winners in the parade also. Come out along the parade route (which continues along Rowe Blvd to the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium) and cheer on the parade participants and give a salute to the Metal of Honor recipients as well as all the men and women representing our Armed Services at the Military Bowl.
Since we will be celebrating with our family during the Christmas week we now wish you and yours a joyous Christmas.
Bill & Charlotte of Flag House Inn