The annual Lighting of the Quads is the centerpiece of a new Winter Wonderland Week (Dec. 2 to 6) on the Homewood campus. 9 p.m., Keyser Quadrangle.
The magic scissors of master portraitist Lauren Muney create custom silhouettes in the tradition of the 18th and 19th centuries. $30 for two copies. Advance registration (410-516-5589) recommended. Noon to 4 p.m., Homewood Museum.
Cookie decorating and a Victorian-inspired card-making workshop are among the hands-on activities that take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Evergreen Museum & Library's Holiday Family Day. At 3 p.m., the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory performs the Hans Christian Andersen children's story "The Little Match Girl." $12, $8 children, $6 members. (Performance only: $4 adults and children, free for members.) Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-0341.
Homewood Museum glows with flickering candle flames and is decked out with garlands and boxwoods as it might have been in the early 19th century. Live music and refreshments are also part of Homewood by Candlelight. 5-7 p.m. $8; free for members and JHU students.
Boughs and branches are yours for the taking at the annual Gathering of the Greens, courtesy of the Homewood campus grounds crew. 10 a.m., Levering Plaza.
Pay a visit to Johns Hopkins' gravesite today—the anniversary of his death—when university friends and family gather for a brief ceremony of thanks for his generosity and foresight. 10 a.m., Green Mount Cemetery.