Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Hilton area of
Dec. 8, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Princeton Sports in Columbia. Five-time Ironman world champion Craig "Crowie" Alexander will host a Q&A session and a signing of his new book, "As The Crow Flies: My Journey to Ironman World Champion."
Dec. 15, Patapsco Valley State Park, Hilton Area. Children 4 and older are welcome to join their parents and other hikers on this easy three-miler through the woods, along the river and across the swinging bridge to Cascade Falls and the Hilton Tire Park. Some small hills and stream crossings. Wear layered clothes and sturdy shoes. Bring water, snacks and lunch. $2 guest fee for non-Mountain Club of Maryland members. Call leader Gerry Hemming at 301-807-4783 to reserve a spot and find out when the hike begins.
Ice skating show
Dec. 16, 4:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Join the skaters and coaches of the Learn-to-Skate program as they welcome the holiday season on ice at Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway,