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Living Healthier Play is the perfect gift idea

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s the holidays approach and relatives ask about appropriate gifts, parents should suggest ideas that promote play for their children. A recently released article in the journal of Pediatrics featured what the American Academy pf Pediatricians (AAP) calls “a prescription for play”, encouragement to let children play as a way to reduce stress, promote social skills and improve learning and cognitive growth. In fact, this is not the first time the AAP has issued a call to play. In 2006 and again in 2012, Dr. Ken Ginsburg wrote about the importance of play in promoting healthy child development and maintaining strong parent and child bonds. Ginsburg noted many factors have reduced play in children’s lives including hectic lifestyles, changes in family structure, worries about outdoor safety and increasing access to mobile devices. Statistics show 98 percent of children under the age of 8 now have access to a mobile device at home and spend triple the time on electronics. Between 2013 and 2017 young kids went from 15 to 48 minutes per day. While that might not seem like a lot of time, especially given the time adults are spending on their devices, it still keeps children from playing with others. Studies have now shown that just 2 hours a day with play toys or other objects, not electronics, can improve brain density and efficiency. Another study showed that 3-to-4 year olds who were engaged in active play showed improved abilities during stressful transitions. Known as “learning to learn skills,” memory, attention, impulse control and flexibility are all part of play. Research shows academic skills like language, STEM (science, technology, engineering and

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mathematics) are also improved with guided play. Play for infants is all about exploration and using the five senses. Toddlers discover function and like to stack and build. This is also when pretend play begins. Preschoolers, use toys and other objects for their intended purpose, yet also will imagine a world of other possibilities for them, expanding on the pretend play. By elementary school age children are mastering skills like catching and throwing using both large and fine motor skills. Toys are excellent tools to help kids develop, and parents can nurture that growth by making sure they have time to play. Kenneth Rubin, a professor of human development at the University of Maryland, and his colleagues, say play should be “intrinsically motivated,” rather than imposed by parents; which means it should be fun, engaging and the child should make the rules. Rubin has been writing about the importance of play in early childhood for decades. Many of his over 300 publications and articles have by coauthored by colleagues on five continents. He and other researchers continue to study this important topic. They have identified several categories of play including physical, constructive, imaginative, dramatic, and games with rules. All types help children develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. So think toys, fun and play for gifts this holiday season. Sharon Zoumbaris is a librarian, freelance writer and author of several books dealing with health and nutrition. She lives with her family in Staunton, VA where they also run Geezer Farm, a small farm that produces organically-grown fruits and vegetables to sell at the Staunton Farmers Market.

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Enjoy the Present: Help Kids Give with Joy BY MALIA JACOBSON

P erosity” a whole new meaning,

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especially around the holidays. As parents, we enjoy giving to our children (even when it involves building a three-level dollhouse with a working elevator at 12:47 a.m. on December 25). But our children may not always receive gifts with grace, or give with a generous spirit. Here’s an age-by-age guide to raising kids who give from the heart.

neighbors and teachers. As school friendships blossom, holiday gifting can stir up hurt feelings (who hasn’t experienced the embarrassment of a one-sided gift exchange?). If a child gives a gift to a friend but doesn’t receive one in return, embrace the teachable moment, says Greensboro, North Preschool years 2-5 Carolina parent coach Auria ChamGift wrap berlain, LCSW. “Begin with an open Don’t expect toddlers and dialogue with the child, and acpreschoolers to enjoy the annual knowledge feelings of being upset. ritual of shopping for and giving gifts Help your child remember the joy to others, says parent educator and she gets from the friendship, and mom of five Vicki Hoefle, author of remind her that a present isn’t given Duct Tape Parenting. With a stillwith an expectation of getting one under-construction sense of empathy, back.” young children simply don’t yet understand the joy of giving, because Teen years 13-18 they can’t conceptualize others’ Giving spirit feelings. Teens can and should take responAdults can help tots learn to enjoy sibility for planning and buying gifts giving gifts as much as they enjoy with their own money, says Hoefle. receiving them, though. “If young In fact, doing so is central to becomchildren watch important adults in ing mature, thoughtful givers. Paying their lives give gifts with joy, over for the gifts teens give others, time they will begin to model this micromanaging what they buy, or behavior,” says Hoefle. And don’t simply writing their name on a reprimand a young child who tries to present they had no part in picking help you open a gift from him. out undermines their investment— Including the child in the giftand enjoyment—in the holiday opening experiencing allows him to season. experience the joy of giving with an Volunteering with teens is a fun, important adult in his life. Eventumeaningful way to shift the holiday ally, he’ll begin to understand the spotlight off gifts and onto helping sincere joy of giving a meaningful others. A teen can helm an “adopt a gift to someone he cares about. family” project at home, school, or church, or help bake cookies or sort Elementary years 6-12 clothes and toys to donate to a local Give and take shelter. Teens can plan a day to As school-age kids become more prepare holiday cards and care aware of and interested in material packages for overseas military or possessions, parents can take steps to less-fortunate members of their local prevent an avalanche of “I want!” community, says Chaimberlain. from burying the entire season. When “Giving to charity weaves a deeper kids start dreaming up their own meaning into the holidays, and helps most-wanted gift list, promote a kids appreciate all they’ve been balanced sense of give-and-take by given, whether the gifts are big or asking kids to write down what they small.” plan to give to others, enlisting Malia Jacobson is a nationally published siblings in “secret” missions to journalist and mom of three. Her latest book is uncover a brother or sister’s toy Sleep Tight, Every Night: Helping wishes, and asking kids to help plan Toddlers and Preschoolers Sleep Well a homemade holiday gift to give to Without Tears, Tricks, or Tirades. www.childguidemagazine.com

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Conscious Parenting: An Open Dialogue to Raise Aware Children BY

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recently had the opportunity to interview Katarina Wallentin, author of Clara and the Climate Changer, a book Gabriel and I enjoyed, in which spirited 9-yearold Clara takes charge and with a never-give-up attitude obtains the attention of world leaders and navigates a solution for climate change. Ms. Wallentin was gracious to answer my questions about conscious parenting and having open discussions with our children about any topic. So what is conscious parenting? I had heard the term before, and Ms. Wallentin explained, “Conscious parenting is about constantly questioning, including everything

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and judging nothing…I am choosing to be an explorative parent. A parent who has chosen not to buy any of the available howto-parent-perfectly packages and instead is willing to get it completely wrong at times... What if that is actually one of the greatest gifts you could give your child – showing them that it is ok not to be perfect? It’s ok to make mistakes and get things wrong, because it’s always possible to choose again.” Understanding that, why is it so critical to be a conscious parent at this time? “We’re living in a reality that changes faster than ever. To be able to navigate it, we require a way of functioning that can keep up –

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and consciousness is the fastest course-corrector I know… Consciousness allows you to choose, and then choose again in the next ten seconds. It doesn’t require you to stick with, or defend, the direction you’ve originally taken. It has no point of view of your new choice, or judgement of your previous choice – as long as the choices are based on the awareness and information you have available at the time… The way I see it, we can’t change the world if we hold onto what once was or keep judging things as right or wrong. The world is much bigger, much more complex and much more wondrous that that.”

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I knew implementing conscious parenting would be a lifelong process, but I was not sure where a parent would begin. “There is no right way of being a conscious parent… I would suggest starting with letting go of everything you’ve bought as right and wrong about parenting, from relatives, friends, books, magazines and TV… For me, this is when my parenting auto-pilot finally shut off; when I stopped taking on everyone else’s point of view and started to ask questions to find out what actually worked for me and my daughter… You have to be willing to be wrong. As parents, we really want to do everything right. We want to be good parents. In fact, many of us want to be ‘perfect’ parents. The only way to truly implement conscious parenting is to stop judging yourself for not getting everything right. If you have to judge everything you say, do or choose when it comes to your children and family, you cannot be in the question. You’re too busy making sure that you don’t make the wrong choice!” Conscious parenting and engaging children in open discussions leads to children who are aware. In Clara and the Climate Changer, we see Clara as a youngster with a heightened level of consciousness and awareness. During her journey, when she begins her mission to change the world,

“…she picks up the package with the climate-changer from the ground, [and] at that moment, when she realizes that she is the one that has to do this, that no one else will, she becomes totally present, and her awareness peaks. She now knows exactly what she needs to say and do to be the catalyst of change required for any person, or in any moment…” Using her awareness, Clara goes on to enable everyone she meets to become a change agent. That is not to say that Clara does not meet with opposition in the book. Clara encounters an antagonist who is referred to as the “grumpy lady.” I asked Ms. Wallentin about how we can use Clara’s interactions with this character as an example to teach our own children about managing negativity. Ms. Wallentin explained, “Well, what Clara does in the book can work really well to navigate any grumpy and negative person. Clara basically notices that the lady is grumpy. However, she doesn’t do anything with it, resist or react, align, or agree. Even more importantly, she doesn’t try to change the grumpy lady, or make her happy. That is not her job…Her job is to keep moving, inspire the world and get the climate-changer to the highest point in the city. Her engagement is more powerful than the grumpiness, and from my experience, that is true in real life as well…” This really resonated with

me. For my own part, I have spent way too much time trying to placate others or smooth over tense situations. I love the reminder that it is not my problem to solve. In the case of Clara, at the end of the story, even the “grumpy lady” reaches back into her memory and explores new possibilities. But even if she had not, it was not Clara’s responsibility to lead her to that point. So many parents I know struggle with feeling a need to compete, compare, or measure up against other parents; this wears on them and leads to self-doubt and negativity. Perhaps if we spent more time being conscious and less time judging, including ourselves, parenting would feel a bit easier. “It is a bit strange, and to live a fully conscious life, one of key steps, in my point of view, is the willingness to receive everything, and judge nothing… It is also important to know from the start; you will never ‘get there.’ Parenting is a life-long journey – and an exciting and rewarding one at that!” Jeanne-Marie Williams is an analyst and a single mom who delights in homeschooling her son and taking him on adventures. She has too many hobbies and too little free time. She particularly enjoys finding humor in every day life and serving as her family's historian.

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Follow Our Adventure

A Sweet Adventure:

Making Gingerbread Houses by Jeanne-marie

Williams

had always loved the idea of building a gingerbread house with Gabriel, but I felt a little intimidated by trying to construct one. Attempts at gingerbread house building during my youth led to the creation of what my sister and mother and I lovingly remember as the highly-ornamented outhouse. So when I saw that Desert Rose CafĂŠ and Sweet Shoppe in Williamsport offered gingerbread house decorating, I thought Gabriel and I would have better success completing the tradition under professional supervision. We found some friends who were willing to join us in this endeavor and contacted Desert Rose to reserve two gingerbread houses. Thankfully, when we arrived at the

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shop, the houses were constructed and only needed decorating; it had been the actual construction of the house that made me nervous, but I felt we could effectively decorate an assembled house. The staff at Desert Rose welcomed us and directed us to a table large enough for our party. They asked the kids to go to the front of the shop and select their gingerbread houses. Gabriel was confused by the labels in the empty, seasonally-used ice cream case where the houses were stored and asked for a root beer-flavored house. The employees looked confused, and I explained to Gabriel that all of the houses were the same flavor and he just needed to select the one that he liked the way it looked. Having done so, the staff carried our houses to our table and directed the kids to get paper plates to load up with candy, toppings, sprinkles, and edible glitter. With plates heaped with sweet decorations, the kids made their way back to our table where an employee handed them piping bags of icing with wide and narrow tips for decorating the houses and gave us all an overview of successful decorating. She reminded us to squeeze the piping bags from the top end instead of the middle, so that the icing would not blow out the end of the bags, and she also explained that if we loaded the roof too heavily with candy, the house would collapse. She encouraged the kids to be creative and decorate however they wished and said the only rule was that they were not to put the icing tips into their mouths. We put our hearts into decorating. Gabriel found the piping bag a little tricky to maneuver, so I did most of the piping at his direction, and told him I would be happy to help him fulfill his artistic vision. We found that if the narrow-tipped bag sat unused for too long, the icing would harden at the end making it difficult to use, so it was good to use it every few minutes to make sure it would not clog up. Gabriel placed candies in patterns he found pleasing using gummy circles for round windows and making gumdrop bushes, while his friends, Corrina and Jillian, decorated a house complete with Christmas lights and a doorbell. Gabriel ate and ate candy the whole time we decorated to the point where I had to ask him to slow down for fear of making himself ill, and I asked him to stop licking the decorations on his house. He wanted to sample all of the various sprinkles and candies, and he announced delightedly that the gumdrops were soft and fresh and that he liked the things that looked like red M&M’s ™ but were spicy. It turned out he was talking about cinnamon Red Hots. Gabriel also piped icing onto his decoration plate to make a candy dip and swirled gumdrops and M&M’s through it. The employees visited with us regularly to offer pointers and encouragement, and they also brought plates of warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and cups of milk or cocoa with marshmallows for the kids and coffee for the adults; one of the employees even baked a handful of gluten-free cookies for Gabriel when she found out he could not eat the cookies or the house he was decorating. We also got to sample a gingerbread house that had unfortunately collapsed when another young fellow had too heavily decorated the roof. The gingerbread was so soft and flavorful with a fresh, cake-like consistency instead of the hard, thinwww.childguidemagazine.com

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walled kind you buy in stores that make highlyornamented outhouses. When the kids felt that their masterpieces were complete, we took some pictures, and the employees very kindly boxed up the houses in roomy, sturdy boxes for transport; they even bagged up and sent home the unused candy the kids had taken and not worked into their houses. Gingerbread man cookies were also available for decoration, but we decided decorating a house was plenty for one day and settled up to go have lunch across the street at the Desert Rose Café. Desert Rose offers this event annually; in fact, they also have 3-D turkey cookie decorating in November, so you could decorate items two months in a row if you wanted. If you do go to Desert Rose, there are a few pointers to keep in mind. It is important to call the café and reserve your spot at a scheduled time in advance, and spaces do fill up. Particularly for the houses, the employees need to know how many to have available and assembled for decorating. Additionally, make sure you have some coins handy for parking meters, as there does not appear to be any off-street parking. Lastly, lunch at the café was a nice way to finish the adventure with reasonably priced food and a variety of options including vegetarian and gluten-free offerings. Jeanne-Marie Williams is an analyst and a single mom who delights in homeschooling her son and taking him on adventures. She has too many hobbies and too little free time. She particularly enjoys finding humor in every day life and serving as her family's historian.

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KidiBuzz. this smart device does it all -- send texts,

voice messages, photos and drawings. also a multimedia player for music and videos. includes more than 40 learning games and awesome apps. $99.99, ages: 4 to 9, www.vtechkids.com Kids First Coding & Robotics. Meet sammy., an adorable peanut butter and jelly sandwich that’s a robot. teaches coding principles and skills without a tablet, smartphone, or computer. simply lay down a sequence of physical code cards. 129.95, ages 4+; www.thamesandkosmos.com Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures. wire up your brick builds with lights, sounds, moving parts, and 3-d circuits to create almost anything and make it go. teaches electricity, engineering, circuitry and more.  $44.95, ages: 8+, www.elenco.com Really Rad Robots MiBro. take control of this robo buddy through his really rad remote and play, prank, spy and command. plays music, dances, lights up and kids can speak through him or put him into stealth mode to be an undercover agent. $39.99, ages 5+, www.moosetoys.com Itty Bitty Buggy. Fun, versatile an dand lEGo®-compatiable stEM education toy that allows kids to build and program five different vehicles: buggy, sloth, ladybug, dodo bird, and alien. $59.99, ages 8+, www.microduinoinc.com Ooze Labs Chemistry Station. see how much fun chemistry can be as you do slimy, fizzy, colorful and bubbly experiments. comes with lots of different vessels and lab equipment. all experiments use non-hazardous chemicals. $39.95, ages 6+, www.thamesandkosmos.com Avengers Hero Inventor Kit. with their favorite Marvel avengers, kids become their own super Heroes by building and customizing high-tech hero gear and unique identity. comes with a companion app that walks you through the steps of creating circuits. $149.99, ages 8+, www.shop.littlebits.com

K’NEX THRILL RIDES: Bionic Blast™ Roller Coaster Building Set.

with over 800 parts, this roller coaster set includes rods & connectors, roller coaster track, coaster car, chain lift, cardboard Vr viewer and the first Ferris wheel coaster car lift. activate the K’nEX ride it! app to ride this coaster in the virtual world. $99.99, ages 9+, www.knex.com Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set. Equipped with stEaM-infused, playful experiments exploring color and packed with 50 colorful science activities. Enough crayola supplies to do 15 experiments right out of the box. $24.99 ages: 7+, www.shop.crayola.com LeapStart® 3D Learning System. Magically bring activities and animations as you build math, reading, problem-solving skills and more. the leapstart® library of 25+ books (each sold separately) covers a variety of preschool through first grade subjects. a total of 400+ activities across the leapstart® library. $49.99, ages 2 to 7, www.leapfrog.com PJ Masks Super Catboy Learning Watch™ by VTech. put on the watch and save the day while playing four exciting games that explore shapes and early math skills. includes nine different pJ Masks clock faces, an alarm clock with three alarm tones, timer, stopwatch and cuckoo clock. $14.99, ages: 3 to 6, www.vtechkids.com Limited Edition Cozmo. Meet cozmo, a gifted little guy with a mind of his own. He’s a real-life robot with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out. new for 2018, check out cozmo in his limited Edition finish. He’s the same robot, just with a dazzling blue exterior. $179.99; ages: 8+, www.anki.com

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Hairdorables My First Learning Tablet™ by LeapFrog. tap, swipe and experience a learning light show with this kid-tough toddler tablet. introduces letters, numbers, shapes, animals, colors and more. Five icons on the bottom of the tablet include phone, clock, scout button, camera and music player for role-play excitement. $17.99, ages 1+, www.leapfrog.com/ en-us/store/p/my-first-learning-tablet/_/a-prod80-602900

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Disney Doorables. Behind every door, a surprise is in store. the disney doorables Multi peek pack includes 5, 6, or 7 favorite disney characters -including Frozen, Monsters inc., tangled, Moana, and many more. n$29.99 (mega set), ages 3+, www.disneydoorables.com/ Hairdorables. these new surprise dolls combine fun, fashion and colorful hair. Every package is a surprise – pull, peel, and reveal 11 accessories that unwrap the unique style of the of the Hairdorables girl hidden inside. $12.99, ages 3+, justplayproducts.com Pikmi Pops. super soft and fluffy, it includes a jumbo reversible plush and 1-2 medium exclusive reversible scented plush. the super Flip also comes with 8 different fun surprises like badges, gel pens, stickers, charms and more. 44.99, ages 4+, www.moosetoys.com Treasure X. combines classic “you dig it” play with the trends of collectable action figures and “extreme” unboxing. with 10 levels of discovery. pack includes a treasure map, X-Marks coin, X-cavator digging tool, a buildable figure embedded in “stone,” and a treasure chest. $9.99, ages 5+, www.moosetoys.com Smooshy Mushy Babies. a magic baby bottle with a disappearing reveal. pop the top to find out who the stork brought you. tons to collect. $14.99; ages 5+. http://smooshymushy.us Boxy Girls. Four fashion dolls to collect – willa, Brooklyn, nomi and riley, each of which come with four online shipping boxes full of fashion surprises just waiting to be unboxed. $14.99, ages 6+, http://boxygirls.com/ Hatchimals CollEGGtibles. with the all new Hatch Friends Forever! you will hatch and discover Best Friends – two characters from separate eggs, who come together to form special poses. piggybacks, whispering secrets, Hatch-fives and more. For the first time, you can also hatch twins – two Hatchimals from one egg. $2.99-19.99, ages 5-8 Rainbocorns. the rainbocorn plush hatches from its bright mystery egg revealing a unique reversible sequin heart with a special surprise inside. all 12 sequin hearts reveal different surprises and are removable. the collection includes puppycorns, Kittycorns, Unicorns, Bunnycorns, Monkeycorns and Hamstercorns. Every rainbocorn also comes with a little Boo-Boocorn, a tiny collectable baby. $24.99, ages: 3+, www.ZUrU.com Kuroba Battle Pack. Kuroba is an all-new collectible toy line of cubeshaped creatures that puts a twist on the classic game of “rock-paperscissors!” with the Kuroba Battle pack, kids can bring their Kuroba head-tohead by sliding them towards each other in battle and seeing which creature is the winner. $16.99, ages 6+, www.kurobaworld.com SMASHERS™ Series 2: GROSS SMASHERS. smash the ball & collect ‘em all with sMasHErs series 2: Gross sMasHErs! the new collectibles feature gross characters contained in a unique sMasHBall™ that looks just like an eyeball. smash open the eyeball to reveal the freaky characters hidden inside. series 2 includes limited edition and rare figures, such as the “ooze dudes” covered in slime or the glow-in-the-dark sMasHErs. there are “good and bad” characters to battle and earn smash points to become a smasher Elite.  $9.99, ages: 4+, https://zuru.com

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Stocking Stuffers

Twisty Petz. These sparkly gems transform from

a pet into a bracelet. Collect metallic kitties, rainbow ponies, pastel pandas and much more. Over 70 adorable animals to collect. $4.99$14.99, ages 5-8+, Twisty Petz Perplexus Mini Spiral. In this tricky toy maze, players guide their ball smoothly through a course riddled with spirals. Tilt, spin, flip – do whatever it takes to stay on track. $9.99, ages: 7+, Perplexus Mini Spiral

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island DVD.

The movie adaption of the popular children’s book stars follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. $16.97, for the entire family, www.shoutfactory.com/product/ the-boxcar-children-surpriseisland?product_id=6725 Kinetic Sand Beach Day Fun Kit. With this magical sand that never dries up, you can bring beach day fun to your home. Comes with a sandbox, shovels, rakes and all new Kinetic Beach Sand. $9.99; Ages 3-8 http://kineticsand.com/ Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero. Based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a little stray dog on the brink of America’s entry into World War I, this is a heartwarming, critically acclaimed, animated “tail” that shows the world that the greatest heroes can come from the unlikeliest of places. $19.99, for the entire family, https://funacademystudios.com/product/sgt-stubby-dvd/

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Candygrams. A new crossword game that’s fun

and challenging and will help develop word skills. $24.99; Ages 7+. www.candygrams.com Beasts of Balance. Thought of as Jenga for the 21st century, players work together to stack Beasts onto the augmented reality playbase, which connects to an app. $99, ages 8+ Laser Chess. A two-player laser chess-like strategy game where you must eliminate your opponents’ players by hitting their target before they hit yours. $39.99, ages 8+ Shadows in the Forest. Play in the dark as you move the LED lantern around in search of Shadowlings — the mysterious creatures who avoid the light. $24.99, ages 8+ Cat Crimes. A feline crime has been committed, and it’s your job to identify the culprit. A deductive reasoning game with a lovable cast of characters – who may be up to no good. $12.99, ages 8+ Cahoots. A cooperative hint and sync card game. $14.99; ages 8+, https://gamewright.com/

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remove fleas, wipe away tears, clean paws and comb fur to complete the transformation from ragged runt to sweet pet. $19.99, ages 3+ Wizard Training Wands. Harry Potter fans, it’s time to unleash your inner wizard. Interactive wands cast 11 different spells. Includes spell training guide. Wands recognize movement and provide sound feedback. Each wand includes five modes of play: two modes of standalone play and three modes to play with a friend. $24.99, ages 8+ Garden View Cottage. Charming and wellconstructed design wiht rich detailing and an open air style for a full view of playtime happenings. Includes a play kitchen with pretend oven, stove, and molded-in shelves as well as an outdoor chimney with pretend pizza oven. $299.99, ages: 1 ½+ Grand Department Store Gift Set. The centerpiece of the Calico Critters new Town Series is Stella and the Grand Department Store, an iconic building that features elegant, sophisticated styling and finely sculpted areas and exquisite attention to detail. $129.95, ages 6+, https://calicocritters.com/catalog/ item_detail.php?product_id=1660 Hidden Temple with T Rex. Embark on a new adventure on Dino Island. Set includes the full team – Nick, Emma, and Will, their pet dog Sammy, T-Rex, laptop, camera, gold statue, microscope, backpacks, storage containers, hiking equipment, and lots more accessories. $59.99, ages 4+, www.playmobil.us/hidden-temple-with-trex/9429.html

Crayola Silly Scents Sticker Maker.

Transform any piece of paper into a scented sticker to decorate electronic devices, book covers, school lockers and more. $19.99, ages 6+, http://shop.crayola.com/toys-and-activities/ toys/silly-scents-sticker-maker-7472470000.html Sing & Spin Minnie. Inspired by the hit Disney Junior series, Minnie’s Happy Helpers. Tap Minnie’s signature bow and she will sing a catchy song while she scoots, twists and rides. $39.99, ages 3+, https:// justplayproducts.com/products/minnie-mousesing-spin-scooter-minnie/ Nighthawk. Master the thrill of the ride with this 12-volt ride-on. Reaching forward speeds of up to 6 miles per hour, accelerator and brake pedals allow the rider to control the speed, maneuver around obstacles by leaning left and right to do quick turns. $149.99; ages 6+, http://rollplay.net/ Royal Kingdom Adventure Castle. Fantasy and adventure abound in this mighty fortress—just beware of the dragon. Castle walls open to reveal where the wizard counsels the king and queen, and the knights and guards defend the kingdom. There are chambers to explore, stairs to scale and towers for keeping watch. $49.99, ages 3 to 6, www.lakeshorelearning.com/

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Epic Sewer Lair Playset. With this mega playset,

standing 43″ tall, kids can discover where Splinter and the Turtles live, play and train. Packed with over 20 features, four levels of play and seven rooms for training, kicking back, or taking out the bad guys. Action figures not included. $119.99; ages 4+, https://playmatestoys.com/ brands/riseof-the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/toys/playsets/ Talking Fancy Nancy Doll. Press the interactive doll’s necklace to hear 35+ phrases. Or sing the Fancy Nancy theme song together and watch Nancy’s dress change colors in a très belle light show. $39.99, ages 3+, www.jakks.com/ Fingerlings HUGS. Swing these cuddle monkeys for a silly reaction, shake them for a funny fart, or pat their back for a crazy burp. With the new KissTech™ technology, press your HUGS’ mouth to your cheek or skin and you’ll get a big

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smooch in return. $29.99, ages: 2-8, www.fingerlings.com/hugs/ Jack-Jack Attacks. Poke his tummy to see and hear fiery flames, laser eyes, electric sparks, teleport and more. Includes Raccoon sidekick. $39.95, ages 3+, www.shopdisney.com/ jack-jack-attacks-talking-action-figureincredibles-2-1470483 Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets. Adorable, colorable and washable pet figures that kids can customize and collect. Design on the furry friends with the six included washable markers, clean them up in the included Scrub Tub. Expansion packs sold separately. $19.99, ages 3+, http://shop.crayola.com/toys-and-activities/ toys/scribble-scrubbie-pets-scrub-tub-playset7472490000.html Cow Plush Character Chair. This adorable Cow Chair is a cuddly companion for reading, relaxing and snuggling. $76.95, ages 1 +, www.amazon.com/gp/product/ B07F77RC3W?pf_rd_p=d1f45e03-8b73-4c9a9beb-4819111bef9a&pf_rd_r= 22GNN95SP689ZE7GZM49&th=1 Squishmallows. All new, jumbo size squishy buddies – great pillows, bedtime buddies, travel companions and best buds to relieve stress and anxiety. $29.99; for all ages, www.squishmallows.com Disney’s Maximus. Standing over 2-feet tall, Maximus is ready for adventure with any child or the  Rapunzel doll. Responds with motion and sound as kids pull his reins. $99.99, ages 3-7, www.jakks.com Sharingland Cardboard Playhouses. Pop-up playhouses made from cardboard. Five unique and playful models come ready-to-play. Select from Grand Palace, The Epic Castle, Space Odyssey, Ancestral Teepee or Windmill Farm. $99, ages 3+, http://sharingland.com/ Selma’s Dolls – Annie, Lola, Ameena. A collection of soft ragdolls that celebrate diversity. Each doll is packaged with the same storybook, “Selma’s First Day of School.” Annie is a doll with Down syndrome; Ameena is a Muslim doll and Lola is Mexican-American doll. $39.99, ages 2 +, www.selmasdolls.com Ben 10 Alien Creation Chamber. Create custom mini figures by mixing and matching alien body parts inside the Omnitrix-inspired chamber. Set includes 4 figures including Heatblast, Four Arms, Wildvine and Grey Matter. $29.99, ages 4+, https://playmatestoys.com/brands/ben-10/toys/ playsets/

Disney Junior Doc McStuffins Pet Rescue Mobile. race to save pets with this on-the-go set,

equipped with lights, music, phrases, play medical tools and accessories. Comes Doc’s pet friend Oliver. $49.99, ages 3+, https://justplayproducts.com/

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using sustainable, fair trade practices, these dolls have a mission. for every doll sold, the company gives 10 meals to children in need around the world. $50-$72, ages birth-5 years

Disney Junior Vampirina Rock N’ Jam Touring Van. rock out with the ghoul girls. the

Van transforms into a spook-tacular stage and when Vampirina is ready to perform, she magically rises on a light-up platform. Vampirina and poppy figures included. $39.99, ages: 3+, justplayproducts.com/ Magic Tracks™ Turbo RC™. new racetrack that bends, flexes and glows. $29.99, ages 3+, www.buyturborc.com/?mid=9700110 Snap & Design Monster Trucks. mix & match oversize truck bodies, chassis with massive wheels and stylish accessories. $29,99, ages 3-8, www.lakeshorelearning.com/

PJ Masks Super Moon Adventure HQ Rocket. release the rocket’s ramp and watch gekko launch out on his space rover. $39.99, ages 3+, https://justplayproducts.com/

Just for Baby & New Moms Stacks of Circles Ring Stacker

Stacks of Circles Ring Stacker.

practice sorting sequencing and building. $8.99, ages 6 months +, www.sassybaby.com/product/ stack-of-circles

Touch & Discover Sensory Turtle™.

Cuddly plush featuring a variety of textures, colors and patterns to stimulate baby’s senses and encourage fine motor skills. $19.99, ages 3 months +, www.vtechkids.com/product/ detail/18571/ Sort & Spin Shape Sorter. each time the top opens, a new shape will face towards baby. $14.99, ages 6 months+ Drive & Drool Keys. a rattling polka-dot ball makes for an engaging key chain with contrasting colors and variety of textures. $5.99, ages birth+

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Chime & Chew Textured Ball. Bright colors,

bold patterns, easy-to-grasp bumps and gentle rattle sounds. $7.99, ages birth+ Bend & Flex Ring Rattle. Soft and squishy with bright colors and variety of textures. Bends and flexes. $5.99, ages birth+ Bright Lights Soccer Ball by Vtech. press the happy light-up face button to hear playful phrases and three songs that introduce opposites and numbers. Kick, pass or shake the ball to activate the motion sensor and hear fun sounds and music. $14.99, ages 6 months-3 years Virtuoso Bears. With an adorable likeness to amadeus mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, these cuddly pals carry 40 minutes of carefully selected tracks of sonatas, concertos and symphonies. $49.99, birth to 7 Squishmallows Baby. a snuggly pal that pops with personality. $9.99, all ages Lulla Doll. a sleep companion for preemies, babies and toddlers with a soft feel of natural cotton and soothing sounds of real-life breathing and heartbeat. $69.00, birth to 5 Shower Me Blossom. Seven full-size luxurious and naturally gentle baby bath and body care products for all skin needs. formulated with moringa oil, with over 46 antioxidants and mega doses of Vitamins a, C and e. dermatologist tested. $122, all ages Olababy Training Spoon (2-Pack). the leafy shape of the tip combined with the flexibility of the silicone material allows the spoon to flex. $14.95 SteamBowl. designed to prepare steamed baby food puree, toxin-free, Bpa-free, food-grade silicone that acts as both a steamer and serving bowl, $9.98, ages 3 months+ GoBib travel bib. Large feeding bib with a integrated pouch on the back that allows you to flip the bib inside out and contain the mess before throwing it in your purse or diaper bag. $7.99, ages 6 months-3 years

Prince Street + Broadway Teething Necklace Set. non-toxic silicone and stainless

steel providing endless amount of teething relief. $60, ages: parents with kids 0 - 3yrs+, www.anjieandash.com/collections/teethingnecklaces/products/prince-broadway-necklace

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Red yarn’s old Barn. tells of an epic barn

dance where critters of all kinds are welcome. $15, $9 digital; ages 2 and up www.redyarnproductions.com Why Why Why? With stylistic nods to the Beatles, 1970s era Sesame Street, School House rock, and “the point” by Harry nilsson, Why Why Why? celebrates a childlike wonder at the natural world. $15, $9 digital; ages 2 to 10 www.antsantsants.com Songs for Sister and Brothers. a wonderful album about the beautiful and complex relationship between siblings. $10.99; ages: entire family, www.babyintune.com/ Snorkel. a flight of clever, cheeky, laugh-out-loud funny songs that can only come from the minds of randy & dave. $14.98; ages 4-8 years. http://songwizard.com/randyanddave/ Winterland. Celebrate the spirit of the winter season with an exuberant yet introspective collection of 16 original songs exploring the wonders and beauty of winter. $17; ages: the entire family. www.okeedokee.org Strawberry Wind. a dreamy collection of original tunes. $11.98 Cd, $9.49 digital, $16.69 vinyl; ages: 3+. www.jessiebaylin.com

Further Around the Bend: More News from the Town Around the Bend. Songs about a

town filled with colorful and oddly named characters who did some very unusual things. Brimming with charm, humor and wisdom about the power of community. $14.99; ages: the entire family. www.billharley.com Rivers of Love. Sweet, fun and gentle songs that tell tales of friendship, goodwill, generosity, and most of all love. $14.95; ages: the entire family. www.karestrongmusic.com

Howdy Do! Songs of the Urban Cowpoke.

fanciful cowboy songs about city life performed in the great tradition of the american West. $12; ages: the entire family, grandparents too! www.hopalongandrew.com/music Wild Is Everywhere. a wide range of topics and musical styles, listeners go on a journey through a landscape populated with flying children, misplaced animals and insects or flowers that turn up in the most unexpected places. $15, $9.49 digital; ages 5 to 9. www.saralovell.com

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Art Exhibit, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Groh Gallery, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. “Mirror Universe: Recent Works” by Carol Brown Goldberg. 301/7395727. www.wcmfa.org.

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Leche League Meeting, Bowman Library, 1VA.LaChildren’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, 10-11 a.m. Informal conversation about

breastfeeding. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. 540/869-9000, x215. I Love Nature, Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 1-2 p.m. Explore a new nature theme each week. A parent and child class. Ages 3-4. $8 per pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Brain Games, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 2-3 p.m. Challenge your mind with brainy games. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30-7 p.m. BINGO Night for the whole family. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. -2, 8, 15-16, & 29-30 Indoor Playground, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 for first child, $3 for siblings. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. , 8 & 15 Mindful Afternoons, The Stillness Studio, 28 S. Potomac St., #307, Hagerstown. 2-3 p.m. Explore simple and basic mindfulness practices with Miss Jan. A Pathways Homeschool Co-Op event. $5 per child for drop in. All ages welcome. jenleighwellness@gmail.com. 240/446-2690. to 27 Art Exhibit, Washington County Arts Council, 34 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Hagerstown Photography Group: Through the Shutter” and “Denny Clarke: Watercolor on Yupo.” 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Little Bear and the Marco Polo.” Story with activities and craft. Preregistration recommended. Ages 3-4. $5. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. “SUGAR SKULL! A Dia de los Muertos Musical Adventure,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. Presented by Mexico Beyond Mariachi. A colorful, musical family adventure that celebrates the rich traditions of Dia de los Muertos and the vibrant heart of the Mexican culture. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Home School Days: All About Scat! Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Allow experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s studies. Dress appropriately for outdoor studies. Ages 5-8 and 9-12. $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. First Fridays Celebration of the Arts, Old Town Winchester. 3 p.m. Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops stay open late. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Candy Ball, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring leftover Halloween candy to play a unique candy game. Grades 6-12. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org.

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Treasure Sale Early Bird Preview/Purchase & Reception, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 5-8 p.m. Thousands of new and gently used donated items. $30 advance tickets preferred. Space limited. Treasure Sale Nov. 3, 4 & 6. 301/7395727. www.wcmfa.org. “Peppa Pig Live: PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE!” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 6 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. JCC Teen Night, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6:30-10 p.m. Middle school kids are invited. Basketball, moon bounces, volleyball, Xbox, music and more. $8 admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. “Friday Night Fever: Tribute to the Bee Gees,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Starring The New York Bee Gees. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Fall Family Campfire, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 7:30-9 p.m. Relax in front of the campfire. Campfire stories, games, short night hike. All ages. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. & 3 “Annie,” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 6 p.m. Musical. Admission. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. Screamland Farms, Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick. Fri. & Sat., 7 p.m. Three haunted attractions: Barn of Bedlam, Corrupted Corn, and Haryide of Horrors. Campfire and other scary fun like Zombie Paintball and the Escape Room experience. Not recommended for under age 13. 301/845-8099 to 4 Howard County Crafts Spectacular, Howard Co. Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A holiday craft show with over 260 crafters selling their hand-crafted items. Magic shows in main bldg Sat. & Sun., 11 am & 12:30 pm. Parking is free. $5, per day; $7, three-day pass; free, children under age 10. 301/271-4432. www.atozcrafts.net. Fall Festival at Winterbrook Farms, 13001 Creagerstown Rd., Thurmont, MD. Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Corn maze, mountain slides, U-pick pumpkin patch, mini ziplines, farm animals, apple cannons, pedal karts and more. Admission. 301/465-3801. Harvest at the Market, Hagerstown (MD) City Farmers’ Market, 25 W. Church Street. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Harvest and children’s activities, local vendors, and live music. 301/739-8577, x183. http://hagerstownmd.org. Fall Fest 2018, The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Traditional bake sale and holiday mart. Breakfast and lunch items for sale. 301/739-0870. www.womensclubhagerstown.org. Christmas Craft Show, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Variety of vendors, homemade crafts, home consultants, baked goods and more. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. “Fall Crafts,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children are invited to do fall crafts in our STEAM Machine Art Room. For children of all ages and are supported by the Washington County Arts Council. Program is free with the price of admission to the museum. 301/7900076. www.discoverystation.org. Make & Take: Book Lover’s Day, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m.

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Bring your favorite book. We will learn about the history of book making and try our hand at making a few book inspired crafts. $8. Ages 12-17. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Maryland STEM Fesival Maker Day, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Theme this year is STEM in the military. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. South Mountain Artillery Demonstration and Hike, Newcomer House, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn about Captain John Tidball’s “Flying” Artillery, complete with live cannon demonstrations by the South Mountain Artillery Battery at 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. Take a guided hike on the .3 mile Tidball Trail at 12:30 p.m. www.heartofthecivilwar.org/newcomer-house. Family Film, Handley Library, Children’s Room, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 12 noon-2 p.m. “Lady and the Tramp.” Family picnic and movie event. Popcorn and lemonade provided. All ages. 540/6629041. www.handleyregional.org. Family Film, Bowman Library, Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1-2:30 p.m. “Coco.” Family picnic and movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided. 540/869-9000, x215. Gluten Free: Baking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m., ages 9-12; 4-6 p.m., ages 5-8. Kids explore the world of baking while learning the basic techniques, ingredients and equipment used in baking. $34. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Family Movie, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. “Incredibles 2.” Popcorn and drinks are provided. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “Russia – Make paper nesting dolls.” Family-friendly event that offers drop-in art activities for all ages. $2 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Meet the Artist: Delaplaine Meet & Greet, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Chat with the artists displaying their work. Light refreshments. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Meet the Artist: Delaplaine Meet & Greet, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Chat with the artists displaying their work. Light refreshments. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Meet the Artist: Delaplaine Meet & Greet, Urbana Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 3:304:30 p.m. Chat with the artists displaying their work. Light refreshments. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. First Saturday: Get it Downtown, Frederick. 5-9 p.m. Late-night shopping, live entertainment, and instore events. Kick off your holiday shopping. Stores will be highlighting local fashion, home and design. 301/698-8118. “Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. & 4 Fall and Holiday Craft Show, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arts & crafts, jewelry, baked goods, body & hair care, and more. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Trails and Trees Studio Tour, Berkeley County, WV. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A behind-the-scenes look at the creative studios of local artists and artisans in

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Berkeley Co. Travel to 11 studios and meet 16 artists who specialize in everything from pottery to jewelry, painting, sculpting and more. www.travelwv.com. 1st Weekend Handmade Market, War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Quality handmade market. www.facebook.com/SCCHandmadeMarket , 4 & 6 Treasure Sale, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Sat, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m. Tues., 9-11 a.m. Thousands of new and gently used donated items. $25 bag sale on Sun., $15 or best offer sale on Tues. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. & 17 “SOAR” Bird Walks, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 7:30-10 a.m. “Studying Ornithology at Renfrew.” Walks begin at Renfrew’s lower parking lot off Welty Rd. Free. www.renfrewinstitute.org. , 10, 17 & 24 Sensory Sensitive Storytime, Handley Library, Handley Benham Gallery, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 11:30 a.m. Inclusive program designed for children of all abilities. Registration required. All ages. 540/6629041. Carriage Rides in Downtown Frederick, Everedy Square, 125 N. East St., Frederick. 4-9 p.m. Enjoy a free holiday carriage ride with friends and family through Downtown Frederick. www.visitfrederick.org. , 10, 17 & 24 and Dec. 1 Pry House Field Hospital Museum Tour, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD. 2-3 p.m. Tour the house that became a headquarters and hospital during the bloodiest single day in American history. $5. www.civilwarmed.org/pry-tours/ Veterans, Active Duty Military & First Responders Appreciation Day, Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester. 11 a.m.4 p.m. Special tours will be given to honored guests and families. Refreshments provided. www.kernstownbattle.org. “Party Like it’s 1732!” The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the 286th birthday of Gov. Thomas Johnson as he would have as a child. Play games, make a birthday candle, and enjoy birthday cake. Ages 4 & up. $5. Advance registration required. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Rockin’ Rocks & Fabulous Fossils, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Join Spelunker John Powers and learn about the many rocks and minerals in the collection at Catoctin Creek Park. Hands-on program. Ages 6-12. $12. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Hallowhinny! Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. 1-5 p.m. Celebrate the life and accomplishments of celebrated racehorse “Foxie G.” while enjoying live music, wine tastings, moon bounce for the kids, scavenger hunt, vendors and a silent auction. Proceeds go to helping the horses and cats at the Foxie G Foundation. Family and dog friendly event. $20 per person advance or $25 at door. Under age 18 free with an adult. www.visitfrederick.org. “Beau Soir Ensemble,” Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 W. Second St., Frederick. 3-4:30 p.m. A flute, violin, and harp trio. Free. www.BeauSoir.org. www.visitfrederick.org. 27th Annual Potter’s Bowl Dinner, Hagerstown (MD) Elks Lodge #378, 11063 Robinwood Dr. 5-8:30 p.m. Patrons can select their favorite bowl from over 25 area potters, fill it with a variety of homemade

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Gross Me Out, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 4-5 p.m. Using hands-on experiments, explore parts of the world that gross soups and take it home afterward. Live auction and you out. “Recycling.” Grades 3-5. 301/600-8200. raffle. Benefits the Community Free Clinic. $50. www.fcpl.org. 301/733-9234. STEM Night – Engineering Challenges, “Little Texas and Keith Anderson,” Weinberg Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 Hagerstown. 6:30 p.m. For ages 8-12. 301/739p.m. Country. Admission. 301/600-2828. 3250. www.washcolibrary.org. www.weinbergcenter.org. “An Evening with Stephen Marley,” Weinberg to 9 Mother Seton School Scholastic Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 Book Fair, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, p.m. The son of Bob Marley, Stephen Marley is a MD. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Hours vary.) Hundreds of books Jamaican reggae Grammy-winning producer, for all ages. Just in time for Christmas shopping. songwriter and musician. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.mothersetonschool.org. www.weinbergcenter.org. Red Cross Babysitter Training, Clarke County to 11 Kid’s Closet Connection, Jefferson Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, County Fairgrounds, 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Berryville, VA. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 11-15. $70. Kearneysville, WV. Wed. Pre-sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Make Slime Lab, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. money on your kids’ outgrown gently used clothing, Moser Rd. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Create slime and make it toys and accessories. Free admission. your own with unique colors, textures, and additions. www.kidscloset.biz. Grades 6-12. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. , 14 & 28 Signing Storytime, Handley Kids Movie Matinee, Brunswick (MD) Branch Regional Library, Children’s Room, 100 E. Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 12 noon-1:55 p.m. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m. Interactive “Jumanji.” Rated PG. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. program through American Sign Language designed www.fcpl.org. for little ones who are learning with their hands. Fall Foliage Walk, Harpers Ferry National Historical Stories, songs and more. All ages. 540/662-9041, Park, 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV. 2-4 x16. p.m. Join our Natural Resources Specialist for a walk Homeschool Hub, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly to view the fall colors and identify the trees beneath St., Winchester. 1 p.m. Homeschooling families of all the leaves. www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm. ages are encouraged to use our meeting room space Teen Movie Matinee, Brunswick (MD) Branch to do work, research, and socialize. 540/662-9041. Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 2-4 p.m. “Jumanji: www.handleyregional.org. Welcome to the Jungle.” Rated PG-13. Grades 6-12. Grandparents & Seniors Morning, For the 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Kids, By George Children’s Museum, Caperton , 12, 19 & 26 Parent and Me Little Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 9 a.m.Artists, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 12 noon. Tickets are $4/person. 304/264-9977. Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 9:15-9:45 a.m. “Corn www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Mosaics” (11/5), “Drawing Faces” (11/12), “Making Creatures of the Night: Family Owl Walk, An Edible Cornucopia” (11/19), and “Read and Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 6Create a Gingerbread Man” (11/26). Ages 2-5. $7. 7:30 p.m. Outdoor walk to areas of Renfrew Park 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. most likely to attract owls. Geared toward families. An Cast Your Vote, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. adult must accompany children. Free. Pre-registration Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us for required. www.renfrewinstitute.org. an Election Day celebration as we explore the history “Chinese Warriors of Peking,” Weinberg Center of elections. Advance registration required. Ages 7for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. 12. $8. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Juggling, acrobatics, and live stage combat. Classic Movies at the Capitol Theatre Center, Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. “Amy Grant in Concert,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 “An American in Paris.” $5. 717/263-0202. S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Admission. www.capitoltheatre.org. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. International Games Week: Game Night, -11 & 15-18 Christmas Thyme at Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 4-7 Sycamore Heights, 20703 Jefferson Blvd., p.m. Drop in to try our variety of tabletop games, or Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Handmade folk art and bring your own favorite to play. Grades K-12. primitive décor displayed in an 1860s farmhouse by 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. local artisans. Free admission. 301/665-2882. Sensory Friendly Hangout, Brunswick (MD) Branch , 14-15, 29 & Dec. 6 “A Country Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Crafts, Gospel Christmas,” The Star Theatre, 23 W. games, and hands-on activities designed for Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA. 2 p.m. Gospel & elementary aged children with sensory integration Christmas favorites. Admission. 717/328-5959. challenges or autism spectrum disorders, their http://paopry.com. families and friends. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek www.fcpl.org. Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, STEM: Military Flight, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Class incorporates recipes, Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 6:30-7:30 p.m. A age appropriate culinary skills, basic nutrition, Maryland STEM Festival event. For ages 5-12. literature, and movement into a class designed for 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. the preschool attention span. Ages 2 1/2-5. $24. Toddler Play Date – Make Your Own Slime, 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Jefferson County Community Center, Activity Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones, Room, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. Junction, WV. 1-2:30 p.m. Fun afternoon of arts, 10:15-10:45 a.m. A special storytime in partnership crafts, play and socialization. Ages 2-5. Parents must with Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program. stay with the child in class. $12, resident; $17, non- Share books, music, activities and more. Designed resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org.

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for ages birth-3 years with an adult. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Classical Guitarist Candice Mowbray, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 12:15 p.m. Little Noon Music. Free. 540/662-9041. Teen Theme Night, Clarke Co. Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Nacho Game Night.” Come dressed in your favorite sport/team gear. Enjoy corn hole, card games, board games, Wii and more. Ages 13-19. $3. 540/9555140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. “The Seldom Scene with Maybe April,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. American bluegrass. Admission. 301/6002828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 10 Green Grove Family Gathering Dinner Show, Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 6 p.m., Dinner; 7 p.m., Show. Singing, comedy, dancing, and surprises. Dale and Kip share their music along with a gathering of local musicians and friends. $28.50. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. to 11 “Harvey,” Zion Lutheran Church, 35 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m. The Potomac Playmakers. Admission. www.potomacplaymakers.org. -11 & 16-18 Olde Homestead Christmas Open House, Olde Homestead, 310 S. Main St., Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy the Christmas feeling. Shopping and refreshments. 240/329-9353. “Little Women,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Presented by Chambersburg Community Theatre. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. www.cctonline.org. , 16 & 30 Dance Party, Handley Regional Library Children’s Room, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups are welcome to come dance. 540/662-9041. www.handleyregional.org. St. Mark’s Holiday Festival, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Rd., Boonsboro, MD. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Pancake breakfast 711 a.m. Steamers 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday crafts, bake sale, homemade jams, large in-door yard sale, selected vendors and historic churh tours. 301/5820417. www.stmarkslappans.org. Holiday Craft Fair & Vendor Show, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Hedgesville Craft Show, Hedgesville (WV) Volunteer Fire Department, 4217 Hedgesville Rd. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists from around the tri-state area will be selling their goods, including handmade clothing, purses, wood working, jewelry, toys, and handmade blankets, soaps and candles. www.travelwv.com. Bakery Festival, Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free sampling of some of our baked goods. Taking orders for holidays. www.markermillerorchards.com. Christmas in the Country: Holiday Art & Craft Festival in Libertytown, St. Peter the ApostleLibertytown, 9190 Church St., Union Bridge, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Local artisans and crafters, silent auction table, themed basket raffles, 50/50, free pictures with Santa at 12 noon, and tickets available for Turkey/Ham/Oyster dinner 12 noon-5 p.m. 301/8985111. www.visitfrederick.org. Wee Warrior Dash, Sam Michael’s Park, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join the JCPRC, Twin Rivers Treads and Freedom’s Run for this 1-mile fun run, obstacle course. Free registration.

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Parents are invited to run along. Please pre-register your kids. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Handmade Gifts, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Create a different handmade gift. Grades K-5. 301/6007250. www.fcpl.org. Scienceteller/Military STEM, Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Hands-on activities with stories. Ages 13-18. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Skies and Clouds Workshop, Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. 1-4 p.m. Learn how to paint realistic clouds and skies depicting various moods and weather conditions. Pre-registration required. $45. www.berkeleyartswv.org. Football Foods with Dad, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Join us in this Father/Child class as we tackle some half-time favorites. Price is per parent/child. Ages 5-10. $54. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Communicate with Confidence Express, Centerville Rec Center, Centerville Elementary, 3601 Carriage Hill Dr., Frederick. 4-6 p.m. Program is designed to build confidence, develop character, and increase self-esteem. Learn proper greetings and introductions, conversation skills, listening skills, image and the power of eye contact. Learn how to make lasting impressions, have good telephone manners, and how to be a good host or guest. Ages 7-13. $43. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Fall Hoedown Dance, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 4-6 p.m. $20 per child & parent. $6 for additional person. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Astronomy for Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 5 p.m. Evening of space exploration begins with a half-hour “Junior Astronomer” program for ages 5-12. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. Maryland Symphony Orchestra, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. “Immortal Mozart & Schubert’s Fifth Symphony.” Admission. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. & 11 Ivy Hill Farm: Veteran’s Appreciation Weekend, Ivy Hill Farm, 13840 Smithsburg Pike, Smithsburg, MD. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free apple cider donut to all veterans. 301/824-4658. http://ivy-hill-farm.com. Wilson’s Store Old Thyme Christmas, Wilson’s Store, 14921 Rufus Wilson Rd., Clear Spring, MD. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-5 p.m. Food, soaps, homemade potato chips, candy, candles, gifts, jams, jellies, decorations at Bittersweet Memories, and antiques. 301/582-4718. Veterans of Fort Frederick in the American Revolution, Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hour-long presentation will examine the story of the men who served at Fort Frederick during the French and Indian War and their subsequent service during the American Revolution. Presentation in the park’s Visitor Center at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Park entrance fees apply. 301/842-2155. , 16-17, 23,-24, 27 & 30 The Christmas Experience Dinner & Show, Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown. A home-style feast and Christmas production with award-winning vocalists and dancers. See website for times. 301/797-7999. www.antietamrecreation.com

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County’s only non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school for children in Preschool 3 through 8th grade. 301/695-9320. www.BannerSchool.org. and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 11:30 a.m. Hilarious tale based on Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with the best-selling book series by Barbara Park. Show is Frederick Symphany Orchestra, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11 a.m. preceded by a snack lunch. Admission. 301/739FSO musicians perform classical music to beloved 7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. stories. For all ages. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. to Dec. 23 “Nutty Nutcracker,” Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Gobble Games: Thanksgiving Fun, Urbana Martinsburg. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free admission Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2:303:30 p.m. Get ready for Thanksgiving with holiday for children under age 2. 304/258-4074. crafts, games and activities. For ages 0-6. 301/600www.wondermentpuppets.com. 7000. www.fcpl.org. Comic Con, Clarion Inn Event Center, 5400 Celebrate Thanksgiving Charlie Brown Style, Holiday Dr., Frederick. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dealers Williamsport Library, 104 E. Potomac St., selling Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age Comic Williamsport, MD. 4 p.m. Snacks and activities. Books, Non-sports cards of all types including Reservations requested. For all ages. 301/223-7027. Pokemon and Magic, Super Heroes Toys, prints, jewelry, statues, original art, pulps, POP toys, gaming www.washcolibrary.org. Gross Me Out, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 supplies, Anime, and more. Cosplay welcome. $5. W. Frederick St. 4-5 p.m. Using hands-on Ages 12 & under are free. 301/318-4464. experiments, explore parts of the world that gross www.visitfrederick.org. Veterans Day Parade, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, you out. “Mold.” Grades 3-5. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. MD. 1-3 p.m. Opening ceremony, 1 p.m.; Parade, 2 Family Movie Night, Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. p.m. Honor the brave men and women who have served (or are currently serving) in the armed forces Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 6 p.m. “Incredibles 2.” of the United States of America. Free. 240/344-4757. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. www.visitfrederick.org. Mother Seton School STEM Fair, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 6 p.m. See what our junior 15th Annual Echo Taps, Market and 2nd Sts., Downtown Frederick. 2-2:20 p.m. Join us in honoring scientists and inventors have come up with. America’s veterans. Brass musicians line Market and www.mothersetonschool.org. 2nd Streets, each musician playing Taps in turn, Family Game Night, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 passing the call from Mt. Olivet to Memorial Park. E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6-7 p.m. Explore 301/694-0829. www.visitfrederick.org. educational, creative, and mind-challenging games. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Sunday Afternoon Kids Canvas, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. Teen Night: Comic Con Book Talk, Middletown “Snow Fox.” Complete a 12”x12” acrylic on canvas (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Read painting. Ages 6-14. Adults welcome. $40. 717/264- and discuss a comic book in celebration of 6883. www.councilforthearts.net. Frederick’s Comic Con. Snacks provided. Grades 612. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Noteworthy Sunday, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. Kinder Konzert, Hagerstown Community “Musician and songwriter Steve Warner.” 301/739College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood 3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Drive. 9:45 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. Smithsburg Orchestra performs free concerts designed for “The U.S. Air Force Concert Band,” Weinberg preschoolers and children in kindergarten. 301/797Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 3 4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. p.m. Featuring the Singing Sergeants. Join us in honoring America’s veterans. Free. 301/600-2828. Toddler Play Date – Thanksgiving Craft, www.weinbergcenter.org. Jefferson County Community Center, Activity Room, to Jan. 27 “The Paintings of Jack Bowl,” 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 1-2:30 p.m. Fun afternoon of arts, crafts, play and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, socialization. Ages 2-5. Parents must stay with the Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; child in class. $12, resident; $17, non-resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Oil paintings, monotypes and sculptures. Members reception and gallery talk Nov. Breastfeeding in the Workplace, Handley Library, 11, 2-4 p.m. Call to RSVP. 301/739-5727. 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 6-7 p.m. Tips and www.wcmfa.org. tricks on the work-life adjustment for breastfeeding mamas going back to work. 540/662-9041. Free Movie Night, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6 p.m. Ages 13 & up. Child Anxiety: How to Minimize Risk and 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Optimize Health, C. Burr Artz Public Library, Community Room, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 7-8 The Make-IT Place: Drone Mission, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6-7 p.m. p.m. Licensed psychologist Alison J. Bomba, Psy.D. will lead a presentation on childhood anxiety Learn to pilot a drone and take on a challenging including warning signs, triggers, and how to help. For obstacle course. For grades 6-12. 301/600-1630. adults. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. www.fcpl.org. Home School Days: Bones! Bones! Bones! Free Movie Night, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., St., Smithsburg, MD. 7 p.m. Free showing of the movie “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Rated PG- Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Allow experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s studies. Dress 13. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. appropriately for outdoor studies. Ages 5-8 and 9-12. & 27 Itty Bitty Morning, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Winchester. 9-11 a.m. Special programs for kids ages Fantastic Beasts & 1920s Themed Party, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 3:30-4:30 4 & under, accompanied by an adult. 540/722p.m. Come celebrate the release of the 1920s 2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Crimes of Grindelwalk with themed games and , 20, 27 & Dec. 4 Tuesday Morning Home School Art Class, Chambersburg (PA) activities. Refreshments provided. Costumes Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 10:30-11:45 a.m. encouraged. Grades 6-12. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. 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magical moments. Shake it up with Cookie Monster. Be amazed as Super Grover flies. And move to the music with Rosita. Admission. www.mdtheatre.org. City Center Tree Lighting, City Center, Hagerstown. Activities begin at 5 p.m. Come kick off the holiday season. 301/739-8577, x116. www.hagerstownmd.org. Nerf Wars, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 57:15 p.m., ages 5-9; 7:30-9:45 p.m., ages 10-14. Battle your friends in Nerf War Combat. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Waynesboro Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Waynesboro, PA. 6:30-8 p.m. Start of the holiday season. Music & festivities. www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org. Pokemon, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pokemon competition. Ages 6 & up. $2. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Tree Lighting, Greencastle, PA. 7-8 p.m. Join us downtown as we light the Greencastle-Antrim Christmas Tree. www.greencastlepachamber.org. “The 2018 Maryland Folk Festival,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Featuring Folk Music legend Tom Paxton. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. to 18 Winter/Holiday Consignment Sale. Kid’s Closet Connection, Baymont Inn & Suites Hotel, 431 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD. Fri. Presale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Make money on your kids’ outgrown gently used clothing, toys and accessories. Free admission. www.kidscloset.biz. -18 and 23-25 Maryland Christmas Show, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fine artisans and merchants to make your holiday shopping easy and enjoyable. $8, adults; $4, children; $2, parking. www.marylandchristmasshow.com. to Dec. 22 “Dashing Through the Snow,” Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Fri. & Sat., 6 p.m.; Dec. 2, 9, & 16, 1 p.m. Family-friendly Christmas comedy. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. Pleasant Valley Ruritan Breakfast, Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Rd., Knoxville, MD. 6-11 a.m. Start the day with pancakes, sausage, and eggs. After breakfast, enjoy watching the JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon. 301/834-9815. 56th Annual JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon, Run from downtown Boonsboro, MD to Springfield Middle School in Williamsport, MD. 6:30 a.m. America’s oldest and largest ultra marathon footrace attracting runners from throughout the United States and abroad. Must pre-register. www.jfk50mile.org. Pancakes & Princesses, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8-10 a.m. Your favorite princesses are ready and waiting to enjoy breakfast, story time, photos, a craft and dancing. Dress up and join in the fun. Ages 2 & up. Pre-registration required. $12. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Backyard Highland Games, Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester. 9 a.m. Low-key event is a perfect family outing. Games benefit prostrate cancer research. Refreshments available. www.kernstownbattle.org. Kids Cooking Adventures: Mickey & Friends, Page Jackson Elementary cafeteria, 370 Page Jackson Rd., Charles Town, WV. 9 a.m.-12 noon. $35, resident; $40, non-resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Greencastle Christmas Parade, Downtown Greencastle, PA. 9:21-11 a.m. Santa comes to town for the season. www.greencastlepachamber.org. Painting Masterclass & Workshop with Carol Brown Goldberg, Washington County Museum of Fine

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Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 10 a.m.-12 noon. The artist behind “Mirror Universe” will demonstrate to students the techniques behind her recent works. Supplies provided. Workshop is open to adults and high school students. $30-$35. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Family Film, Bowman Library, Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1-2:30 p.m. “Paddington 2.” Family picnic and movie. Popcorn and lemonade provided. 540/869-9000, x215. Cooking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m., ages 9-12; 4-6 p.m., ages 5-8. Kids explore the world of cooking. $39. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Paws & Planes: Holiday at the Airport 2018, Rider Jet Center, 18539 Henson Blvd., Hagerstown. 1-4 p.m. Families are invited to join Santa Claus and children’s book sensation Turbo the Flying Dog. 4th annual event will feature photos with Santa and Turbo, educational activities, story times, and a book signing. Pre-registration will be available this year for Santa photos. www.visithagerstown.com. Painting Various Forms of Water Workshop, Berkeley Art Works Gallery, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. 1-4 p.m. Learn how to paint any type of water. Pre-registration required. $45. www.berkeleyartswv.org. Holiday Parade, Mainstreet Waynesboro, PA. 2 p.m. Traditional holiday parade. 717/762-0397. www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org. Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George Children’s Museum, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. “Museum-wide Scavenger Hunt with Prizes.” Three different ageappropriate scavenger hunts. Participants can earn prizes. Ages 4-15. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. “THANKSgiving Story-time” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 3-4 p.m. Author Miranda Mittleman will be reading from the newest book in her “PAWS and THINK” series, “Be Thankful For What You Have.” Special activity included. Books available for purchase. Program is free with the price of admission to the museum. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Annual Tree Lighting at Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike (Rt. 85) & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick. 3-6 p.m. Live holiday music, tree lighting, dancers, Victorian carolers, games with prizes for the kids, and free ice skating. 410/561-1300. www.visitfrederick.org. “Comedian Tim Hawkins,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Presented by the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. Check with theatre for age appropriateness. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Parent’s Night Out, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-8:45 p.m. Parents enjoy a night out while kids enjoy a pizza party, fun and games. Ages 4-12. Must be potty trained. $20, child; $16, additional child. 540/9555140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Mother Seton School HSA Bingo, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Fabulous prizes, including bags from Vera Bradley and Coach. Enjoy concessions & door prizes. $20, in advance; $25, at the door. 301/447-3161. www.mothersetonschool.org. “Classic Albums Live presents Fleetwood Mac RUMOURS,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Admission. 301/6002828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 18 Frederick Coin & Currency Show, Frederick Elks Club, 289 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thirty or more U.S. and World coin and currency dealers from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., Ohio and North Carolina will be buying and selling old and new U.S. and World coins and currency. Free appraisals. 443/623-7025. www.visitfrederick.org. 35th Kris Kringle Craft Show, Hagerstown (MD) Community College, ARCC Arena, 11400 Robinwood

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drawn carriage rides, caroling and live music, holiday lights, photos with Santa, and more. Free parking downtown. Free trolley circulating every 15 minutes. Dr. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Largest 301/698-8118. www.visitfrederick.org. craft show in the tri-state area. $3 admission. Frosty Friday on East Street, Everedy Square/Shab Accepting non-perishable food donations to benefit Row, Corner of East & Church Streets, Frederick. 12 the Parent Child Center of Washington County. noon-9 p.m. Support great local gift shops. Unique 240/500-7656. www.kriskringlecraftshow.com. Valley Craft Network Studio Tour, self-guided tour handmade items available in several shops. through the Middletown and Pleasant Valley area of Entertainment, Elsa & Anna sing-a-long and meet and greet, and Santa. 301/662-4140. central Maryland. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bill van Gilder www.visitfrederick.org. Pottery & Gallery, JRW Creations, Caprikorn Farms “Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas and M4 Studios will be on this annual studio tour. 2018,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick View the creative process up close and come away St., Frederick. 1 p.m. Dancing toy soldiers, caroling with information, inspiration and one-of-a-kind gifts worms and performing poinsettias light up the stage. and treasures, handmade in Maryland. All 16 Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. artisans are featured on website. Full Moon Walk, Foundation of the State http://Valleycraftnetwork.org. Tea with Turtles, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 11:30 a.m.- Reservations required. $10-$25. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. 12:30 p.m. Meet some special turtles and join your to Dec. 2 20th Annual Festival of the friends for a special tea party. Ages 5-9. $10. Wreaths, Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Westminster, MD. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; Dec. 3, 10 Gallery Quartet, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at a.m.-4 p.m. Silent auction benefit. Event features more than 150 uniquely decorated theme wreaths. Park Circle. 2:30 p.m. Enjoy quartets by Czech Enjoy the display and vote for your favorites. Free composers Smetana and Dvorak. Free. 301/739admission. Proceeds benefit Carroll Co. Arts Council. 5727. www.wcmfa.org. “The Oak Ridge Boys: Shine the Light Tour,” The 410/848-7272. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org. to Dec. 9 Festival of Trees, Museum of Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Read to a Dog, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Frederick. Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Potomac St. 5:30 p.m. Have your child practice Experience the historic 1820 residence transformed for the season with twinkling lights, wreaths and their reading skills in a fun way by reading to a trees decorated by local individuals, businesses, and certified therapy dog. 301/432-5723. nonprofits. Vote for your favorite. Viewing of the trees www.washcolibrary.org. is free. Tickets to vote are $1 per ticket. 301/663to 21 Schools Out Camp, Jefferson County 1188. www.visitfrederick.org. Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, -25 & 30 and Dec. 1-2, 7-9, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids will 14-16, 21-23 & 28-30 Christmas enjoy games, sports, movies, arts & crafts and more. at the Roundhouse Museum, Hagerstown Age 6-12. $57, resident; $62, non-resident. Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd. 1-5 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. p.m. Enjoy the visions, sounds, and snows of Art Night, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, Christmas, past and present, on an O gauge railroad 76 E. Moser Rd. 6-8 p.m. Try printmaking, featuring Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver, “HO” and painting, pastels and more as you create something “O” scale train. Kids can play on several Thomas the beautiful to take home. Ages 0-18. 301/600-7212. Tank Engine train tables and run some trains. www.fcpl.org. 301/739-4665. www.roundhousemuseum.org. “Vocal Trash: Innovative Troupe,” The Maryland Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Train Sale, Washington County Agricultural Presented by Hagerstown Community Concert Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, Association. Admission. 240/520-0174. 301/790MD. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Model train sale to support 2000. www.hagerstowncommunityconcerts.org. museum activities of Antietam Station in Sharpsburg, School’s Out! Movie Matinee, Urbana MD. $5. Ages 12 & under are free. 301/800-9829. Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. www.antietamstation.com. 2-4:30 p.m. Watch “Wreck-it Ralph.” Rated PG. Holiday Open House, Sky Meadows State Park, Create a fun, movie-inspired craft. 301/600-7000. Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. www.fcpl.org. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday treats cooking over the hearth Gross Me Out, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 in the Log Cabin, costumed interpreters telling stories W. Frederick St. 4-5 p.m. Using hands-on of holidays past, and the sounds of the season in the experiments, explore parts of the world that gross Mount Bleak House. 540/592-3566. you out. “Goop.” Grades 3-5. 301/600-8200. “Tuba Christmas,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 www.fcpl.org. W. Patrick St., Frederick. 12 noon. A Weinberg Center Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race, tradition. As many as 80 regional tuba and Hagerstown (MD) Community College, ARCC, euphonium players perform 4-part Christmas carols. Robinwood Dr. 8:30 a.m., Mashed Potato Kids Race; Admission is free with any cash or canned food 9 a.m., 5K run/walk. 5K, kids’ races, food and toy donations. Items collected benefit the Community drive. All proceeds benefit student athlete Action Agency of Frederick City. 301/600-2828. scholarships. Race registration fee. 240/313-2808. www.weinbergcenter.org. www.washcorecfit.com. “Weinberg Winterfest,” Weinberg Center for the Frosty Friday, Downtown Frederick, 19 E. Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 12 noon. A Church St., Frederick. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Kick off Weinberg Center tradition. Caroling sing-a-long your holiday season with all day shopping in featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer Downtown Frederick. 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collected benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “WV Wizards Magic Show,” The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. Michael T and the West Virginia Wizards Assembly 1 Fellowship of Family Entertainers present Holiday Abracadabra Matinee. 301/263-6766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. “Canadian Brass,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. to Dec. 22 “Silver Bells,” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. Fri. & Sat., 6 p.m.; 1st, 3rd & 5th Sun., 12:30 p.m.Way Off Broadway’s 25th Anniversary Christmas Show. Admission. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com.

Ranson’s 9th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Lancaster Circle, Ranson, WV. 6-8 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Clause, horse drawn wagon ride, special music, the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who, Frosty the Snowman, and more. www.ransonwv.us. “Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 7:30 p.m. $85-$105. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. FCC Jazz Ensemble: Jazz for All Ages, Jack B. Kausmaul Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 7:30-9:30 p.m. FCC’s big band jazz ensemble will be joined by FCPS jazz students from Thomas Johnson High School and Monacacy Middle School. Admission. 301/846-2642. “David Crosby and Friends,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the -25 and Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 & Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. 22-23 Christmas in Shepherdstown, Historic Shepherdstown, WV. 12 noon-9 p.m. to Dec. 1 Holiday Gifts and Greens Weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas will Sale, All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 W. be filled with holiday activities for everyone to enjoy. Church St., Frederick. Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Tree lighting, music, Santa, children’s activities, Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fun holiday shopping event. holiday shopping, caroling, holiday films, parade, and Lunch is for sale Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh much more. www.shepherdstown.info. greens, wreaths and swags, handmade items, decorated tabletop trees, potted amaryllis, to Dec. 23 Santa Train, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., paperwhites and many unusual items. 301/8456661. www.visitfrederick.org. Walkersville, MD. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Ride the train with Santa. ASL Santa for our deaf to Jan. 8 Annual Community Art friends on Nov. 24 & 25 and Dec. 15, 16, 22 & 23. Show, Washington County Arts Council, 34 S. Reservations required. $13-$16. 301/898-0899. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.wsrr.org. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “The Best Local Art of 2018.” Special programs for children. Call or check website “Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells,” for details. 301/791-3132. Maryland Ensemble Theatre, The Fun Company, 31 www.washingtoncountyarts.com. W. Patrick St., Frederick. Sat. & Sun., 1:30 p.m. Hilarious show based on the best-selling book series Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, by Barbara Park. Admission. 301/694-4744. downtown Martinsburg. 6 p.m. Christmas www.marylandensemble.org. season kicks off. Tree lighting and evening full of festivities. Carolers, holiday tunes, Santa, goody “The Sicilian Tenors,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 3 p.m. A bags, and more. 304/262-4200. live taping for a Television Special to be aired on PBS www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. stations across the country. Be a part of a romantic City Park Tree Lighting, Hagerstown City Park, 501 journey from Hollywood to Broadway, Italy and Virginia Ave., Hagerstown. 6-9 p.m. Christmas tree beyond. Admission. 301/600-2828. and decorations are illuminated on the lake. Frosty www.weinbergcenter.org. the Snowman, Santa Claus, refreshments, hay rides, music and activities at the Washington County Annual All Ages Ornament Making, Smithsburg Library, Community Room, 66 W. Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle; Hager House, 110 Key Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Make Street; Mansion House gallery, 501 Highland Way. ornaments for your tree. 301/824-7722. 301/739-8577, x170. www.wcmfa.org. www.washcolibrary.org. www.hagerstownmd.org. Holiday Art Competition, The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 5:30- Town of Williamsport Christmas Parade & Byron Park Lighting, Williamsport, MD. 7 p.m. Enjoy the 7:30 p.m. See original holiday artwork created by park lights through January 2. local Frederick artists. Free. 301/600-2489. Family STEM Night, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 www.williamsportmd.gov. & Dec. 1 “Dorothy in Wonderland,” The E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6-7 p.m. Explore Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., educational, creative, and mind-challenging games. Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Presented by Authentic All ages. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Charles Town Tree Lighting Ceremony, 100 Block Community Theatre Jr. Admission. 301/790-2000. N. George Street, Charles Town. 7 p.m. Tree lighting, www.mdtheatre.org. www.actforall.org. -Dec. 2 & Dec. 8-9 48th Annual caroling, holiday reading of “’Twas the Night Before Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas, Christmas” by Santa Claus, and more. 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STEM Night – Simple Circuits, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6:30 p.m. Join us as we explore technology through simple circuit challenges. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. & 12 Everyday Etiquette for Kids, Middletown Rec Center, 403 Franklin Street, Middletown, MD. 4:30-6 p.m. Interactive, hands-on two session program designed to increase children’s confidence and boost communication skills. Ages 5-10. $55. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. , 12, 19 & 26 Science on Ice, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 4-4:45 p.m. Discover the coolness of science with icethemed projects. Grades K-5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. La Leche League Meeting, Bowman Library, Children’s Room at the rocking chairs, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 10-11 a.m. Informal conversation about breastfeeding. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. 540/869-9000, x215. Easy Peasy Winter Cheery Art, Urbana Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 10:35-11:30 a.m. Family friendly craft. Ages 2-5. 301/6007003. www.fcpl.org. Charles Town-Ranson Christmas Parade, Along Mildred Street & Washington Street, Jefferson County, WV. 3 p.m. Annual parade with floats, marching units, and local organizations. www.ransonwv.us. Hello Holidays: Relief Print a Holiday Greeting Card, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to transfer a design to a rubber block, carve the image, and print the design on cardstock paper using traditional printmaking tools. For ages 14 & up. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30-7 p.m. BINGO night for the whole family. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. -7, 13, 20-21 & 27-28 Indoor Playground, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 for first child, $3 for siblings. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “A Kiss for Little Bear.” Story with art exploration, activities, and craft. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 3-4. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Class incorporates recipes, age appropriate culinary skills, basic nutrition, literature, and movement into a class designed for the preschool attention span. Ages 2 1/2-5. $24. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Parachute Play, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 10:30-11 a.m. Movement, singing, and games around the parachute. For ages 3-5. 301/600-7212. www.fcpl.org. Home School Days: Hoot ‘N Hurl, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Allow experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s studies. Dress appropriately for outdoor studies. Ages 5-8 and 9-12. $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. First Fridays Celebration of the Arts, Old Town Winchester. 3 p.m. Special gallery events, musicians playing in restaurants and cafes, and many shops stay open late. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Snowflake Craft Class, Williamsport Library, 104 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD. 4 p.m. Learn how to make stunning decorations that are suitable for gift giving. Ages 11 & up. Reservations requested. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. Funkstown Olde Tyme Christmas, Main Street and Community Park, Funkstown, MD. 6-9 p.m. A visit from Santa, wagon rides, craft show and dinner in the fire hall, raffles, music, and pony rides in the park. 301/791-0948. www.funkstown.com. Kris Kringle Procession, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. 6:30-8 p.m. Celebrate Old World Holiday magic with this walking procession featuring German/English characters of yesteryear. Procession concludes at Baker Park Band Shell for a closing ceremony and lighting of the City Christmas tree. 301/600-2489. www.visitfrederick.org. Olde Tyme Christmas in Boonsboro, Shafer Park, 37 Park Dr., Boonsboro, MD. 6:30-8 p.m. Holiday festivities include a parade, lighting of the town tree, music, luminaries, cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. 301/432-5141. www.town.boonsboro.md.us.

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Teen Theme Night, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Open mic/talent night.” Bring your best song, dance, jokes, poetry readings, etc. to this event to share with others. Ages 13-19. $3. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Library Holiday Open House, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 6:30-9 p.m. Enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies at the library after Smithsburg’s tree-lighting ceremony in Veteran’s Park. Story Time by the Fire at 7:30 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. JCC Teen Night, Jefferson Co. Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6:30-10 p.m. Middle school kids are invited. Basketball, moon bounces, volleyball, Xbox, music and more. $8 admission. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Tree Lighting Ceremony at Veteran’s Park, 64 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 7 p.m. Light displays, caroling, and special presentations. www.townofsmithsburg.org. to 9 “Christmas on the Farm at Renfrew,” Renfrew Museum, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Sat., 2-8 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. See the Museum beautifully decorated. Live music and performances along with caroling. Admission. www.renfrewmuseum.org. “The Nutcracker Ballet,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Full length ballet featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 14 Greencastle Heritage Christmas, Downtown Greencastle, PA. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Traditional festival on the square. Pictures with Santa, horse & wagon rides, food, kids’ activities, and community entertainment. www.greencastlepachamber.org. , 14, 21 & 28 Dance Party, Handley Regional Library Children’s Room, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups are welcome to come dance. 540/662-9041. www.handleyregional.org. Hometown Holidays, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Breakfast with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, Museums by Candlelight, carolers, Santa’s secret workshop, gingerbread cookie decorating, children’s holiday party, and more. 301/834-5591. www.visitfrederick.org. Story Time with Santa, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 10-11 a.m. Come enjoy cookies and milk/juice while listening to a story read by Santa. $2. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Holiday in Boonsboro, Main Street, Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Many businesses and churches will host open houses and specials. 301/432-5141. www.town.boonsboro.md.us. Hello Holidays: Running of Model Trains, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To celebrate the Museums by Candlelight, UMBC history students will be running HO scale model trains sharing their love of trains and train history. All ages. 301/6001630. www.fcpl.org. Holly Jolly Celebration, Old Town Winchester. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Caroling and holiday activities. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. “Santa Pajama Party,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be a scavenger hunt through the exhibits, goodies, and Santa Claus. Children are encouraged to dress in appropriate and warm pajamas. Santa will be handing out candy canes to all the good boys and girls. For all ages. Special discount prices. $5, adults; $3, children; free, ages 3 & under. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Helping Those in Need, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about the charities in Walkersville and Frederick County, and how you can help others in need during the holidays and beyond. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. Holiday Santa Visit & Toys for Tots, Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick. 12 noon-3 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus, live music, strolling Victorian carolers, and free games with prizes for kids. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Car show weather permitting. 410/561-1300. www.visitfrederick.org. Museums by Candlelight, Frederick County’s numerous historic sites and museums. 12 noon-7 p.m. Self-guided event of special programming and hands-on fun. Children’s activities, period

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demonstrations, hands-on crafts, refreshments, tours, music, holiday decorations, and historic settings by candlelight. www.visitfrederick.org. Family Film, Bowman Library, Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1-2:30 p.m. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Family picnic and movie. 540/869-9000, x215. Special Saturday, For the Kids, By George Children’s Museum, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. “Colonial Ornament Workshop.” Make and take home Colonial era holiday ornaments. Learn about early Colonial Christmas traditions. Ages 6-10. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. A Currier and Ives Christmas at Plumb Grove Mansion, Broadfording Rd. and N. Martin St., Clear Spring, MD. 2-9 p.m. Tour 12 rooms decorated in 19th century style in the 1831 farmhouse. Refreshments available. 301/842-2342. Holiday Baking with Mom, Ballenger Creek Community Building, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 3-5 p.m. Baking holiday treats with Mother and Child. Ages 5-10. $54. Price is per parent/child pair. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Holiday Open House, Thorpewood, 12805A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont, MD. 3-8 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with children. Bring a couple dozen cookies or sweet treats to share. Enjoy live music. 301/271-2823. Santa’s Workshop Dinner, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 4-8:30 p.m. Dinner with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus and visits with other characters. $19, ages 12 & up; $10, ages 4-11; $5, ages 2 & 3; $1, under age 2. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. Children’s Christmas Party, Smithsburg (MD) Fire Hall, 22 N. Main St. 4:30 p.m. www.townofsmithsburg.org. Astronomy for Everyone, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 4:30-9 p.m. Evening of space exploration begins with a half-hour “Junior Astronomer” program for ages 5-12. $5 per vehicle. 540/592-3566. Parent’s Night Out, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-8:45 p.m. Parents enjoy a night out while kids enjoy a pizza party, fun and games. Ages 4-12. Must be potty trained. $20, child; $16, additional child. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. “Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. “Berkeley Community Chorus,” The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 8 p.m. 301/263-6766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. & 9 Christmas on the Farm, Ivy Hill Farm, 13840 Smithsburg Pike, Smithsburg, MD. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafts for the kids, apple cider donuts, and a visit from Santa from 1-3 p.m. 301/824-4658. www.ivy-hill-farm.com “The Nutcracker,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Magical ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s stunning score. The Western Maryland City Ballet Company. Admission. www.mdtheatre.org. Santa’s Workshop Brunch, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus and visits with other characters. $19, ages 12 & up; $10, ages 4-11; $5, ages 2 & 3; $1, under age 2. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. Conococheague Institute Holiday Open House, 12995 Bain Rd., Mercersburg, PA. 1-4 p.m. Tours of the historic house decorated for the holidays, music, colonial games, wooden toys, books by local authors and other unique gift items. 717/328-3467. www.cimlg.org. Holiday Home Tour, Greencastle-Antrim Township Area, Greencastle, PA. 1-5 p.m. Christmas home tour. $15-$20. 717/597-4610. www.greencastlepachamber.org. Concert, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3-4 p.m. “The Danny Webber Trio.” Enjoy an afternoon of jazz. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Apple Valley Ringers – Hand Bell Choir, Bowman Library, Children’s Room at the rocking chairs, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 3-5 p.m. Performance for all ages. 540/869-9000. American Girl Book Club, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6 p.m. Learn about an American Girl character and her lifetime. Join us for a discussion with activities, games, or crafts and a snack. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org.

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Hello Holidays: Snow Globes, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make a snow globe. Grades K-5. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. Christmas Card Extravaganza, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6:307:30 p.m. Create a memorable Christmas Card. Grades K-5. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. to 13 “A Christmas Carol – School Show,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. Experience the beloved holiday story. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Family Movie Night, Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 6 p.m. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Rated PG. All ages. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Holiday Concert featuring the Frederick Children’s Chorus, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 6-7 p.m. Enjoy a medley of holiday tunes. All ages. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. Family Game Night, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6-7 p.m. Explore educational, creative and mind-challenging games. All ages. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Grandparents & Seniors Morning, For the Kids, By George Children’s Museum, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 9 a.m.12 noon. Tickets are $4/person. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. Ballet Storytime with Urbana Dance and Performing Arts Studio, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 11-11:30 a.m. The Princess and the Pea comes to life with props, music and ballet education. Ages 2-5. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Make a Gift, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 4-4:45 p.m. Make something special for the holiday season. Grades K-5. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Study Habits that Stick, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 7-8 p.m. Tutor session on improving your study skills. Grades 6-12. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. to 16 “The Fantasticks,” Hagerstown (MD) Community College, Kepler Theatre, 11400 Robinwood Dr. Presented by MEG Theater. Look online for information and show times. 240/5200443. www.marylandentertainmentgroup.org. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 10:15-10:45 a.m. A special storytime in partnership with Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program. Share books, music, activities and more. Designed for ages birth-3 years with an adult. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Create Your Own Holiday Cards, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 3-4 p.m. Make and take your own recycled holiday cards to give away this holiday season. Grades K-5. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Rose Hill Tree Lighting, Rose Hill Cemetery, 600 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 6 p.m. Cemetery is lined with luminaries, tree lighting and refreshments. 301/739-3630. www.rosehillcemeteryofmd.org. Santa’s Polar Party, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 6-8 p.m. Enjoy a LEGO craft and have your picture taken with Santa. Join Mrs. Claus in the “cookie kitchen” to decorate your own Christmas cookie. Visit the elves’ playground. Concessions available for additional fee. Pre-registration required. $10 per child. Adults and children under age 1 are free. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Spy Night, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 6-8 p.m. Test out your best James Bond skills and see how you’d fair as a spy. $10. Members are free. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Festival of Lights, City Hall Courtyard, 101 N. Court St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Holiday greetings, carols and an inspirational message are all part of this community

tradition-based event that highlights the true meaning of the holiday season. Candle lighting ceremony in the courtyard. Free. 301/600-2489. www.visitfrederick.org. & 15 A Country Christmas Dinner Show, Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Show, 7 p.m. Celebrate the Christmas Season country style. Dale and Kip will get you in the holiday spirit with traditional hymns, favorites, and original songs. Special visit from “Cowboy Santa.” For all ages. $28.50 per person. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. to 16 Sharpsburg Christkindlmrkt, Sharpsburg, MD. Fri., 3-8 p.m.; Sat., 12 noon8 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-6 p.m. A traditional European Christmas market of gifts, crafts, food, music, and Santa Claus. Call for exact location. 301/988-8397. “A Christmas Carol,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Fri. 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for the whole family. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Admission. Beloved American holiday classic. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. -16 & 19-23 “A Christmas Carol,” The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sun., Wed. & Thurs., 2 p.m. Presented by Totem Pole Playhouse. A new adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Admission. 717/337-8200. www.gettysburgmajestic.org. Breakfast with Santa and Friends, Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 8-10 a.m. Enjoy a meet and greet breakfast with Santa and his friends. Enjoy the attractions. Paid entry required from 8-10 a.m. Free breakfast for one child age 2 or younger with a paid entry. 301/865-6800. Kids Cooking Adventures: “Frozen” treats, Page Jackson Elementary cafeteria, 370 Page Jackson Rd., Charles Town, WV. 9 a.m.-12 noon. $35, resident; $40, non-resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Children’s Cookie Decorating Party, Women’s Club, 31 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Children are invited to decorate already baked cookies to take home. 301/739-0870. http://womensclubhagerstown.org. Make Your Own Wrapping Paper, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. For all ages. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Nature Fest, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Celebrate the season and make natural ornaments, play nature games, hear nature stories and meet a live animal. All ages. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. Family Film, Bowman Library, Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1-2:30 p.m. “The Sword in the Stone.” Family picnic and movie. . 540/869-9000, x215. “Winter Slime,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2-3 p.m. Children will be able to make winter slime in this hands-on STEAM program. Program is free with the price of admission to the museum. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. 31st Annual Festival of Lights, Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Concert, 3 p.m.; Lighting of luminaries, 4 p.m. Appalachian Wind Quintet, bagpiper playing in the cemetery. Volunteers are welcome to light luminaries. 301/733-3575. www.rsthvn.com. Holiday Concert, Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Rd., Hagerstown. 5 p.m. Seasonal music by St. James Brass and the Haven Lutheran Church Senior Choir. Enjoy the concert and then view Rest Haven Cemetery’s luminary display from the church parking lot. 301/733-5056. www.havenlc.org.

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p.m. Wear your cowboy boots & hat, and dress warm for a free cup of hot cider. Live music featuring “Forever Young,” and special activities. 301/8244658. www.ivy-hill-farm.com. Holiday Party with Santa, Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. 1 p.m. Show, dancing, snacks, drinks, party hats, sing-a-long and more. Admission. Make reservation. Space limited. Admission. 304/258-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com. “The Nutcracker,” The Frank Center, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. Sat., 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Shepherdstown School of Dance. Admission. 304/264-1832. www.shepherdstownschoolofdance.com. “Maryland Symphony Orchestra: Home for the Holidays,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. 301/7974000, x102. Admission. www.marylandsymphony.org. “The Nutcracker,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Presented by the Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. , 22 & 23 Cinderella Carriage Holiday Rides, 124 N. Market St., Frederick. 4-8 p.m. Pick up location: Brewers Alley. Carriage will leave every 30 minutes from Market St. in front of Brewer’s Alley. Arrive 15 minutes prior. $30 per person or $120 for all 4 seats. Reservations required. Call 301/600-1492 on weekdays or 301/600-1450 on weekends. www.visitfrederick.org. DIY Painting on Tiles with a Pro, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 1-2:30 p.m. Design a painted tile to use as a wall hanging, trivet, or other decoration. Presented by Seven Dragons Studio, Thurmont. Grades 5-12. 301/6007200. www.fcpl.org. Historic Church Walking Tour and Open House, historic churches in Boonsboro, Keedysville, and Sharpsburg. 1-5 p.m. Most churches will provide music and/or refreshments. Brochure available. 240/818-4426. www.boonsborohistoricalsociety.org. Hello Holidays: Clustered Spires Chorus Holiday Concert, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. Join the Clustered Spires Chorus of Frederick for a concert of holiday favorites, a cappella barbershop style. All ages. 301/6001630. www.fcpl.org. Blandy Bird Count and Family Festival, Foundation of the State Arboretum, Blandy Farm, Boyce, VA. 2-4 p.m. Free, bird-centered family activities and crafts. Help with bird count. Reservations recommended. Recommended ages 514, with an adult. 540/837-1758, x224. www.blandy.virginia.edu. Sunday Afternoon Kids Canvas, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. “The Grinch.” Complete a 12”x12” acrylic on canvas painting. Ages 6-14. Adults welcome. $40. 717/2646883. www.councilforthearts.net. Museum Consort, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 2:30 p.m. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Read to a Dog, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 5:30 p.m. Have your child practice their reading skills in a fun way by reading to a certified therapy dog. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Carol of the King, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7 p.m. “The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular.” Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Hello Holidays: Snowflake STEM, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 4-4:45 p.m. Learn about the science of snowflakes

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and make your own paper decoration. Grades K-5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Hot Chocolate Story Walk, Williamsport Library, 104 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD. 5-6:30 p.m. Sip on hot cocoa while you walk around and enjoy a wintertime story. Story is self-guided. Bring a flashlight. Reservations requested. For all ages. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. Free Movie Night, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 7 p.m. Free showing of the movie “Arthur Christmas.” Rated PG. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. “The Messiah Sing-Along,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Select choruses and arias of “Messiah” by G.F. Handel with a forty-voiced chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists. The Frederick Children’s Chorus. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “White Christmas” and Holiday Social Hour, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Admission. Family Christmas movie showing and social time. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. Santa is Coming! Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Santa will read a story and make holiday balloons for the kids. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. A Victorian Christmas Cemetery Tour, Sharpsburg, MD. 5 p.m. $20 per person. Call for information. 301/432-0265. Cookies and Carriage Holiday Light Tour, Skater’s House, located at Culler Lake, W. College Ter. & W. 2nd Street, Frederick. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Home decoration and light tour will be held in Baker Park vicinity. Carriages leave every 30 minutes. $12. Children 2 & under are free if held on parent’s lap. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-1492. www.visitfrederick.org. Bird Seed Ornaments, Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, MD. 6-7 p.m. Make holiday ornaments to hang on trees for the birds. Ages 1318. Sign up online or call. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. & 21 Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Holiday Spectacular, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Special holiday production featuring the diverse talents of the entire student body. For all ages. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Pajama Day! Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Nerf Wars, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 5-7:15 p.m., ages 5-9; 7:30-9:45 p.m., ages 10-14. Battle your friends in Nerf War Combat. $10. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. “Winter Crafts,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children are invited to do winter crafts in our STEAM Machine Art Room. These activities are great for children of all ages and are supported by the Washington County Arts Council. Program is free with the price of admission to the museum. 301/7900076. www.discoverystation.org. Christmas Movie and Craft, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-12 noon. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Hello Holidays: Snowflake Ornaments, Emmitsburg (MD) Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Drop in and make a snowflake ornament to decorate your house for winter. Grades K-5. 301/600-6329. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Nature Fest, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Come in and make natural ornaments to help decorate the environment around you. Ages 3-12. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Hot Cocoa & Crafts, Emmitsburg (MD) Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave. 1-3 p.m.

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Enjoy hot cocoa while making holiday crafts and watching a holiday movie. Grades 6-12. 301/600-6329. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Hot Cocoa & Crafts, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-4 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa while making holiday crafts and watching a holiday movie. Grades 6-12. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. “The Not So Silent Night Tour: Phil Vassar & Lonestar,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Enjoy all the number one hits, holiday favorites, and a new Christmas song cowritten and performed together. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. , 23 & 24 “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus,” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 10 a.m. Full breakfast buffet for children and their families. Admission. 301/662-6600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. “Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 3 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Main Street Sharpsburg Luminaries, Sharpsburg, MD. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Participating residents will light luminaries in front of their homes. 301/432-0104. www.visithagerstown.com. Kids Movie Matinee, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 2-4 p.m. “Incredibles 2.” Rated PG. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. School’s Out! Movie Matinee, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Celebrate a day off school with a movie and craft. Grades K-6. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Historic Houses of Worship Tour, Hagerstown, MD. 3-7 p.m. Selfguided walking tour of 19 churches within a 5-block radius of the Hagerstown City Square. Brochures available at the downtown Visitors Welcome Center, 6 N. Potomac St., prior to the event. Brochures available at the Washington County Historical Society (Miller House), 135 W. Washington Street on the night of the event. Shuttle vans available. Free. 301/791-3246, x10. www.visithagerstown.com. Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship, 19 E. Church St., Frederick. 4-9 p.m. Tour many of Frederick’s famous churches. Annual open house celebrates Frederick’s tradition of religious diversity, local history, and the holiday season. Special programs, choirs, and nativity scenes. 301/600-4047. www.visitfrederick.org. to 28 Holiday Sports Express Camp, Jefferson Co. Community Center, Gym A, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 3-day sports filled camp for kids. Ages 5-12. $57, resident; $62, non-resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Winter Cheer Camp with the Shepherd Rams, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Learn what cheerleading is all about. Clinics will be taught by Shepherd College coaches and cheerleaders. For ages 4-16. $89, resident; $94, non-resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Winter Break Field Trip Camp, Jefferson Co. Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Snow tubing, ClimbZone and Indoor Water Park. Field trips will leave at different times. Drop-off at the Jefferson Co. Community Center 9 a.m.

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Ages 8-15. $200, resident; $205, non-resident. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. School’s Out: Movie Matinee, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2-4 p.m. “Captain Underpants.” Rated PG. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Kids Movie Matinee, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 2-4 p.m. “The Polar Express.” Rated G. Grades K-5. 301/6007250. www.fcpl.org. Tween Makerspace – Symmetrical Snowflakes, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. Design a unique symmetrical snowflake using white, silver, and blue craft materials. STEAM program for ages 9-12. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. “Hank Williams Tribute,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 717/263-0202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. First Night Winchester, Downtown Winchester. Come celebrate the new year. Large, family-friendly, non-alcoholic New Year’s Eve celebration. Entertainment for all. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. First Night Winchester at the MSV, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate New Year’s Eve and First Night Winchester at the MSV. Admission to the galleries and the entertainment is FREE to MSV members, kids ages 12 & under, and to all wearing a 2019 First Night Winchester button. Make party hats, enjoy face painting & balloons, and family-oriented magic shows and more. www.themsv.org. Hello Holidays: Craft Fun, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 10:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop in for an easy and colorful craft. Ages 2-11. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Noon Year’s Eve Party, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Snacks, games, activities, and a countdown at noon. For all ages. Registration requested. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. Hello Holidays: New Year’s at Noon, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year early with the whole family. Celebrate 2019 with stories, dancing, crafts and a countdown. All ages. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: New Year’s at Noon, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year early with the whole family. Celebrate 2019 with stories, dancing, crafts and a countdown. All ages. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: New Year’s at Noon, Thurmont (MD) Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year early with the whole family. Celebrate 2019 with stories, dancing, crafts and a countdown. All ages. 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: New Year’s at Noon, Walkersville (MD) Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year early with the whole family. Celebrate 2019 with stories, dancing, crafts and a countdown. All ages. 301/600-8200. www.fcpl.org. School’s Out! Family Movie Matinee, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 1-3 p.m. “Smallfoot.” Rated PG. Celebrate a day off school with your family and a movie. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org.

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School’s Out Movie, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 2-4 p.m. “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Rated PG. Grades 6-12. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. New Year’s Eve Apple Drop, Downtown Martinsburg. 4-6:30 p.m. Ring in the new year with this free, family-friendly event. Free apples, doughnuts, apple cider, live music and family activities leading up to the big apple drop at 6 p.m. www.travelwv.com. Krumpe’s Donut Drop – Ring in 2019! City Center, Hagerstown. 5 p.m., Kids’ zone with games and crafts; 5:30 p.m., Live music by Staff Infection; 6 p.m., Family festivities with free hot chocolate and worldfamous Krumpe’s donuts; 6:59 p.m., Happy New Year! 301/791-1221, x151. www.highrockstudios.com. New Year’s Eve Boro Blast, Main Street Park, Waynesboro, PA. 57:30 p.m. Celebration. 717/762-0397. www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh, Woodsboro Fire Hall, 2 Third St., Woodsboro, MD. 6-10 p.m. Gaelic folk music and dancing. Valerie Hill of the Frederick Scottish Country Dancers will lead the dancing for everyone. Bring a dish to share. Fried chicken and soft drinks provided. Reservations necessary. $10, members; $15, nonmembers; free, children ages 10 & under. Email spruillgirl@gmail.com or megrein92@gmail.com. 301/695-2747. www.visitfrederick.org. Hogmanay: Traditional Scottish New Years Eve Celebration, Urbana Volunteer Fire Department, 3602 Urbana Pike, Urbana, MD. 7 p.m.-12:15 a.m. Learn to dance with the help of the Frederick Scottish Country Dancers. Games, food, pipers, and the tradition of First Footing. Fried chicken, tea & coffee provided. Bring a dish to share. $20, non-members; $15, members; free, children under age 10. 301/695-2747. www.visitfrederick.org. Family New Year’s Eve Celebration, Adventure Park USA, 11113 West Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Family celebration with attractions, video games, Gold Rush playground, and more. $25, online in advance; $15, children under age 5 & chaperones; $33, at the door. 301/865-6800. New Year’s Eve “Key Drop,” Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick. 11 p.m. A handcrafted lighted key will slowly descend from the William O. Lee Memorial Bridge at the stroke of midnight. Music and hot chocolate. 240/409-0173. www.visitfrederick.org. Scottish First Footing, Square Corner Park, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 11:30 p.m.-12 midnight. Come out and enjoy this Scottish (and Brunswick) tradition to sweep in the New Year. The Frederick Drums and Pipes will perform several selections and at midnight will play Auld Lang Syne. A toast to health, wealth and happiness for the coming year will follow in the custom of First Footing. Free. www.visitfrederick.org.

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Polar Bear Plunge, River Bottom Park, Williamsport, 1liveWilliamsport MD. 10 a.m., activities; 12 noon, plunge. Bonfires, raffle, cornhole, radio broadcast, and more. 301/223-7711. www.williamsportmd.gov. Fort Ritchie Polar Bear Plunge, Lake Royer, Cascade, MD. 12 noon plunge. Music and activities prior to 12 noon plunge. 301/241-5085. Register online at www.TheFRCC.org.

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