How Settlers Stayed Warm

The staff at Historic St. Mary's City will demonstrate how Maryland's first colonists prepared for winter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday in the Hearth and Home in Early Maryland program. The event offers a chance to learn what the colonists ate, where they acquired materials to stay comfortable and how they performed their daily chores. Historic St. Mary's City, 18559 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City. $7.50; seniors and students, $6; children 6-12, $3.50; children younger than 6, free. 240-895-4990 or

'The Christmas Schooner'

In "The Christmas Schooner," the Port Tobacco Players will present the story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German American families in early 20th-century Chicago. 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 4 and 11. $15; children and seniors, $12. 301-932-6819 or

Holiday-Themed Exhibition

The Moonlight on Main Street exhibit will open Saturday at the Main Street Gallery in Prince Frederick and run through Dec. 16. The holiday-themed exhibition will feature pastel paintings by Roxanne Weidele, mirrors by Raven Tata, shrines by Julia Musengo, a collage by Bridget Hoff and tile mosaics by Parran Collery. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery, 486 Main St. Free. 410-535-3334.