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The magazine for families in the quad-state area!

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November/December 2017

Frederick & Washington counties, MD

Eastern Panhandle, WV

Frederick & Clarke counties, VA

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Happy Holidays!

Christmas in Williamsport, MD Surviving the Season with your Finances Intact Volunteering with Children

Calendar of Holiday Events and other Family-friendly Things to Do


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Follow Our Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Christmas in Williamsport, MD

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Heads Up Calendar of Events . . . . .12

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Holiday Savvy: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Surviving the Season with your Finances Intact

Kimberly Blaker

Suzanne Hovermale

Holiday Volunteering with Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Holiday Volunteering Can Reap Year-long Rewards for Character Building Sservice Learning while Creating Lasting Family Memories

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ot sure what to make for the upcoming holiday season? This year try foods that are seasonal. According to researchers and health experts, eating seasonally is better for your health, promotes balance with the earth’s resources and cycles, reduces your carbon footprint by not buying foods that must be transported long distances and gives you food at its peak of freshness for the best nutrition possible. Who doesn’t love a fresh summer tomato or juicy peach plucked from the tree? It is easy for most people to eat in season during the bounty of summer. What is more difficult is when winter rolls around because those vegetables have gotten a bad rap. In the cold months, roots, tubers and other cold weather plans abound, everything from carrots, parsnips and potatoes to turnips, kale and broccoli. Winter fruits include kiwifruit, mandarin oranges, other citrus, persimmons and apples. While technology and modern transportation makes it possible for us to import tomatoes in the middle of the winter, eating seasonally tells us those winter tomatoes might not be the best choice, will not taste the same as their summer cousins, and may not be as good for your family. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, discovered that transport times and time spent sitting on grocery store shelves robs many foods of lots of nutrients. For example, they found spinach and green beans lost over two-thirds of their vitamin C within one week of being harvested. Another sobering statistic; over 80 percent of the energy used by the food system goes toward the processing, packaging, transporting and storing the food. Those eating seasonal vegetables know the foods they are eating are nutrient dense and at their peak of freshness thanks to local farmers. According to Pennsylvania mom and blogger Christianne McCall, eating in season provides “delicious food that is good for you, good for the environment and good for the local economy.” McCall is a mom of three and Yoga instructor who blogs about healthy eating and food. The biggest hurdle may be getting your family to try new, unusual looking winter vegetables. How best to introduce winter vegetables? Try shopping at a local farmers’ market so you can ask the farmer for recipe ideas. When shopping, look for firm, heavy, smooth skinned vegetables that do not have brown spots or cracks in their skin. When many root vegetables are wrinkled, it signals they have lost their moisture and now have a spongy instead of crisp texture. One more barrier is that many people do not know how to cook them properly. The simplest way to prepare many winter vegetables is to oven roast them with a little olive oil and seasonings. They become sweet as the outside of the vegetables caramelize in the oven. Seasonal foods are cheaper to buy because they do not have to travel very far to get to you, and better for you and your family. So, this holiday time think seasonal foods and truly celebrate the “season”.

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Holiday Savvy:

Surviving the Season with Your Finances Intact BY

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instead for a phone call during the he average American spends holiday season for those you don't talk roughly $900 on gifts during the to often. It'll cost you nothing and holiday season, according to a 2016 have more meaning. Also, mail cards study by American Research Group, only to those who send you card. Inc. Add to this, the holiday cards, Cut back on the baking. When's the decorating, baking, and holiday last time you heard someone comdinners, and it can add up to a big plain of a shortage of holiday goodchunk of change. ies? Probably never. Most of us eat far For many families, holiday spendmore than we'd like to just because ing sets them back financially for it's there. months to follow if not longer. Credit Hold potluck dinners rather than cards make it easy to overspend playing head chef if you'll be hosting leaving families to suffer the conseany parties. Offer to provide just the quences later. The problem with credit meat. Then ask everyone to bring a cards isn't just the monthly payments. specific type of dish to avoid dupliIt's the long-term cost from accrued cates. interest. To eliminate the cost of a So what can you do to ensure babysitter, offer to exchange you start the new year babysitting with a neighbor, without new debt? When's the so each of you has the First, create a holiday last time you opportunity to shop budget. Include not only heard someone without the kids. gifts, food, and decoracomplain of Plan your shopping tions, but also postage a shortage before you head out. Do for holiday cards, wrapof holiday research online to find the ping supplies, and the goodies? best deals on those items on babysitter for your shopping your shopping list. If you can't trip. Once you've listed all find a good deal on something, your expenses, review it, and consider an alternative. Also, keep decide where you can cut some costs. your eyes out for newspaper fliers and Gifts to extended family and check the 'coupon' page of the store friends are an excellent place to start. websites you plan to shop. Talk to those you exchange gifts with, If possible, leave credit cards at and see if they'll agree to forego the home when you go shopping to avoid gift exchange or else set a dollar limit. impulse purchases. Many people Another option for families or groups spend far more than they plan on by is to draw names to reduce the purchasing unnecessary 'bargains' number of gifts everyone has topurthey just can't resist. chase, or hold a white elephant Finally, if you do use your credit exchange. card, try to make a serious plan to Decide in advance on a gift value double or triple the monthly payments for each gift recipient. Let's say you've decided on a gift value of $50 for your to reduce the interest you'll pay and to quickly get out of debt. sister. Now, rather than buying her something on sale for $50 that's Kimberly Blaker, of Michigan, is a worth $75, stick to the value. Buy freelance writer. Her articles have something on sale for $35 that's appeared in more than 250 newsworth $50. This is a good place to papers, parenting and women's shave a lot of expense. magazines, and other publications Do you usually send out more throughout the U.S. holiday cards than you receive? Opt

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ids in Martinsburg – prepare to rock! After a busy first year K in Spring Mills, “Let There Be Rock School,” a combination music lesson facility and afterschool community center, has

opened a larger venue down the street from Martinsburg High School. “We’re very excited to be downtown in the heart of the community, where we’ll be closer and more involved with the local schools as well as the Boys and Girls Clubs,” says owner and professional drummer, Butch Rice. The “Rock School” concept teaches music to kids ages 5-17, as well as adults. But beyond just teaching the fundamentals of drums, guitar, keyboards or singing, they do some things a traditional music school doesn’t. Experienced musicians and music teachers place small groups of kids into “bands” and coach them how to play together on a variety of rock songs. After a month or two of rehearsals, the bands put on live shows, complete with the young bands belting out hits from Kiss, AC/DC, the Beatles and the like. It’s this “performance” element that you just don’t find anywhere else. The school serves a valuable function in the area, says Guitar coach, Thomas Glattlia. “It offers a means of expression,” says the clean-cut redhead thoughtfully. “It’s a chance for kids to be creative and be around other creative individuals.” Youths can socialize in the lounge whenever the school is open, not just between lessons or band rehearsals. In just a year, dozens of new friendships have been forged. Glattlia goes on to explain, “Every single student here knows every other student, and they are all here to do something really cool together! It’s so much more than just the music.” It’s also a great way for school-age kids to try a broad range of instruments. Star drum student, Wyatt Burkholder, age 12, has been attending rock school for just 7 months, but is already picking up his third instrument. “I used to play keyboard a lot, and I really liked that,” says the slim young boy with a trademark beanie-cap. “Then, Butch (the owner), introduced me to the drums and I’ve been mainly doing drums since then.” Looking to expand the young pro’s skillset, the staff recently introduced him to rock guitar. “Now I at least know what a power chord is,” says Burkholder. In this way, the young musicians can become fluent in several instruments. Burkholder now plays songs such as “Wild Thing” by the Troggs, “Yellow Submarine” by the Beatles, and “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen with ease. Robert, one of the more advanced students at 17 years old, is www.childguidemagazine.com

already an accomplished rock guitarist and an inspiration to the younger kids. He says the mentoring and structure offered at “Let There Be Rock School” has helped with his confidence, and he’s now doing better in school than before he started. The new friendships of the students – now bandmates – is the reason many keep coming back. “I enjoy hanging out with all my friends,” sums up Wyatt Burkholder as he grabs his drumsticks to head into an hour-long rehearsal, grinning ear-to-ear. Let There Be Rock School is open 3-8pm Monday thru Friday and 10am-4pm Saturdays. For more info, call 301-418-0715 or visit their Facebook page at Letthereberockschoolpanhandle.

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Follow Our Adventure

Christmas in Williamsport by Jeanne-marie Williams

onderment shining in his little eyes, Gabriel opened his mouth widely to taste the snow falling from the rafters at the Barn at Springfield Farm in Williamsport. He gleefully shouted, “Wow! Mommy, look at all the trees!” and off he ran to explore the more than 100 trees contained in the barn which glowed warmly with Christmas lights. For the last several years, the Barn at Springfield Farm has hosted Charlie Brown Christmas during the evenings on December weekends. Local businesses and organizations have the opportunity to decorate trees, which utilize donated and repurposed decorations and materials. Entry to the barn is free to visitors, although donations are welcome and appreciated. Gabriel and I dropped some money in a collection bin and began a circuit of the barn. Trees are located on two levels and are decorated by the volunteers in all types of various themes. Some trees are very elegantly festooned in flowers and pearly beads, while more playful trees might contain Mickey Mouse and his friends. Yet others are beribboned and ornamented very traditionally in antique glass ornaments. Gabriel enjoyed stopping to stare at each tree and talk to me about the decorations. “What is this?” he asked about a terrapin head that was stuck out of a Maryland-themed tree which was adorned with black-eyed Susans and the state flag. “This tree looks like the Grinch!” he exclaimed about a Seuss-themed tree. Then he drew my attention to a tree decorated by a local florist with cries of, “Look at the pretty flowers; you like flowers, Mommy!” It was almost more than we could take in at one time.

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The first level also had an enormous plush talking bear named Buster with whom Gabriel enjoyed a chat, and volunteers handed out cups of treats and cocoa to visitors. We grabbed some snacks and headed upstairs so that Gabriel could see Santa and Mrs. Claus to admit if he had been good or not and explain what he would like for Christmas. After waiting in a short line, Gabriel strode up to Santa and Mrs. Claus, sat on Santa’s lap, and then completely forgot how to speak. Santa asked him what he would like, and he sat there, not scared, but frozen and wide-eyed. Santa prompted him, “Lots of other little boys are asking for bicycles. Is that something you would like?” Finally, in a big rush, Gabriel stuttered, “I would like a hot dog!” I started to giggle while I was trying to take pictures. Santa gave Gabriel a candy cane, and as Gabriel hopped down and walked away, he found his voice and shouted back over his shoulder, “Thank you! And I’d like some Legos too!” before happily tearing into his candy cane and making his face sticky with it. Having delivered his important message to Santa, we finished our tour of the upstairs trees and admired the reindeer that fly overhead. We also had a beautiful view looking down at the Charlie Brown and Snoopy train display on the first level. We made our way back downstairs and walked outside to enjoy some of the outdoor decorations around the barn. Charlie Brown Christmas also offers horse-drawn wagon rides for a nominal fee, but because it was so chilly, Gabriel and I opted to get in the car for a drive through Byron Park on our way home. Byron Park’s light decorations, which were also free although donations were accepted, were visible from Springfield Barn, so Gabriel was enthusiastic before we even got close to the park’s entrance. We had to wait in a bit of a line of cars to get in, but it moved pretty quickly. While I tried to drive slowly and take pictures, www.childguidemagazine.com

Gabriel marveled at the light decorations throughout the park. Gabriel was surprised to see the Statue of Liberty, but some of the other decorations included ice skaters, a castle, playful bears, Santa and his reindeer, a gingerbread house, and even Sponge Bob in a Santa hat. However, we both agreed our favorite things to see were the gazebo, which had been beautifully transformed into a carousel, and the nativity set guarded by brightly lit angels. As we drove home, we agreed that a trip to Charlie Brown Christmas and Byron Park would be part of our yearly Christmas tradition. 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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Holiday Volunteering with Children By LAuRA LyLES REAgAN

Holiday volunteering can reap year-long rewards for character building service learning while creating lasting family memories. ally was nine years old and her sister Emily was seven years old when they began volunteering at their local food bank with their family. Volunteering included sorting boxes and cans of food into different groups and then packing family boxes for the low-income families that the food bank serves. The first time Sally and Emily volunteered, they asked lots of questions and enjoyed the can conveyer belt tremendously. The food bank volunteer manager had things well organized so the kids were engaged the entire time. In order to make the experience purposeful, their mom pointed out the families waiting in the lobby who were to receive the boxes of food. As they were leaving the food bank, the volunteer manager heard Sally say, “This was one of the best days of my life!” Her sister Emily piped in and said, “That was fun!”

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According to the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, service learning is a teaching

strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. Service learning also builds character and teaches civic responsibility as youth participate in service projects in education, public welfare, health, public safety or the environment. Families can volunteer together and reap all the benefits of service learning while making a memory.

Teaching service is most effective when children give something meaningful to them. An example of an age appropriate, meaningful service project for first and second graders is a teddy bear drive for abused children of domestic violence in shelters or hospitals. Children can be encouraged to give a stuffed animal of their own that is in good shape or earn the

money by doing household chores to make a purchase themselves. Children can also travel to the shelter to drop off the stuffed animals so that the “giving” is concrete. Children may come up with their own ideas about service projects that have special meaning to them. Older children may work together to sell candy or crafts at a profit to purchase items for less fortunate families such as children’s coats. Service learning studies show that children who serve are more likely to grow into charitable adults. Service learning ideas that can be done as a family are: ■ Raking an elderly neighbor’s yard.

■ Organizing and conducting a canned food drive at your child’s school together. (This may involve several pieces, announcing the food drive at various classrooms, making posters, decorating the collection boxes and finally taking the cans to the food pantry or food bank.)

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■ Walking dogs at the local humane society shelter.

■ Collecting new or like new books for the children’s wing of the hospital and delivering the books to the hospital auxiliary to distribute. ■ Holding a penny drive to buy extra school supplies for children who cannot afford them or use the pennies to buy dog and cat food for your local animal shelter and then delivering the bags of food.

■ Planting a garden with native plants to encourage backyard habitat for birds, insects and small animals.

■ Older children can write a letter thanking soldiers for their service. Working together as a family for others not only strengthens communities by helping the cause of your choice, but also models good character and strengthens family bonds. Laura Lyles Reagan is a parenting journalist, parent coach and author of How to Raise Respectful Parents. She can be reached for questions or comment through her parent resources website, www.LauraLReagan.com.

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Heads Up

November/December 2017

Through November 11

Saturday Morning Youth Art Classes, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 noon. For students in grades 1-5. Free. Registration required. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Fifth Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Art Exhibit, Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org.

Through November 12

“1984,” Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Based on George Orwell’s novel. Admission. Check with theatre for performance dates and age appropriateness. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org.

Through December 31

The Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. Sat. & Sun., 1-4 p.m. Exhibits depict early rural life in Washington County, MD. Indoor museum buildings, village, and gift shop. Free admission, donations appreciated. Open every Sat. & Sun. Closed on all major holidays. 240/420-1714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.

Through January 14

“HENSE: Paintings and Wall Collage by Alex Brewer,” Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Groh Gallery, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Art exhibit. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Visit Frederick County’s only non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school for students in PreK through 8th grade. 301/695-9320. www.bannerschool.org. Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park, South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. “Meet a Sheriff,” Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4 p.m. Hear stories read by our very own Winchester City Sheriffs. All ages. Free. 540/662-9041. Family BINGO and Board Game Night, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 6 p.m. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Handley Library Behind-The-Scenes Tour, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Wed., 6:30 p.m. Meet in the Rotunda for the tour. Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Free. Reservations helpful. 540/662-9041, x11. Morning Garden Walk: Fall Foliage, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 9-10 a.m. Take a morning garden tour before the grounds open to the public. www.themsv.org. Kinder Konzert, Hagerstown Community College, Kepler Theater, 11400 Robinwood Drive. 9:45 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12:15 p.m. Smithsburg Orchestra performs free concerts

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for preschool children. 301/797-4000. www.marylandsymphony.org. La Leche Meeting, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 10 a.m. 540/869-9000. Homeschool Adventures: Invasive Plants, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Ages 11-13. This program inludes an educational component and hands-on community service. Preregistration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Creatures of the Night: Family Owl Walk, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 6-7:30 p.m. Naturalist Lori Schlosser conducts an outdoor walk to areas of Renfrew Park most likely to attract owls. Brief pre-walk information session. Free. Reservations required. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. Book Talk, Robinson Auditorium, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 6:30 p.m. Ed Maliskas will discuss his latest book, “John Brown to James Brown: The Little Farm Where Liberty Budded, Bloomed and Boogied.” Books available for purchase. 540/662-9041, x31. Family BINGO Night, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 6:30 p.m. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. Sharpsburg and Environs: “A Tossed and Broken Sort of Place,” Sharpsburg Library, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, MD. 7 p.m. Retired Chief Historian of Antietam National Battlefield Ted Alexander will discuss Sharpsburg before the Battle of Antietam. 301/432-8825. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. “The Commonheart,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “Brit Floyd – Immersion World Tour 2017,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 8 p.m. BRIT FLOYD brings the music of Pink Floyd to life. BRIT FLOYD’S VIP M&G Soundcheck Experience is also available. Admission. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. , 9 & 16 Preschool Fall Hikes, Catoctin Creek Park, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-2 p.m. Ages 3-5. $9. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. , 9, 16 & 23 Beginning Color Pencil, Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. 1-4 p.m. 4-week class introduces beginners and those with some experience to the process of creating a painting with colored pencils. $90. Pre-registration required. 304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org. Powhatan School Fall Open House & Shadow Day, 49 Powhatan Lane, Boyce, VA. 8:15-11:45 a.m. Shadow day options for grades 2-6. R.S.V.P. by calling the Office of Admissions at 540/837-1009 or online at www.powhatanschool.org. First Friday Fun, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “Hedgie Blasts Off” by Jan Brett. Story featuring activities and craft, and Hedgie the hedgehog rocketing into space to help friends. Program for ages 2-4. $5. Pre-registration

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recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 11:15 a.m. Ages 0-3. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. First Friday Celebration of the Arts, Old Town Winchester. 5 p.m. Artists with special gallery events, musicians, and many of the shops stay open late. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. Free admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. Scrapping Time, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6-8:30 p.m. Fun and unstructured gathering of scrap bookers of all levels for uninterrupted time to work on individual projects. Bring own materials. Ages 13 & up. $1. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Stoner’s Dairy Haunted Maze Nights, Stoner’s Dairy Farm, 7678 Oellig Rd., Mercersburg, PA. 7-10 p.m. Last ticket sold no later than 9:30 p.m. Haunted maze may not be appropriate for children under age 10. Admission. 717/328-3617. www.stonersdairyfarm.com. “An Evening with Dailey & Vincent,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Country and bluegrass. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 4 “A Holiday Who Dunnit?” Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 6:30 p.m. You have the chance to solve this mystery. Admission. 301/6626600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. , 4 & 5 Howard County Crafts Spectacular, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A holiday craft show with over 250 crafters selling their handcrafted items, from jewelry to woodcrafts to florals to fabric crafts. Magic shows in main building Sat. & Sun., 11 am & 12:30 pm. Door prizes. Parking is free. $5, per day; $7, three-day pass; free, children under age 10. 301/271-4432. www.atozcrafts.net. , 10 & 17 Dance Party, Handley Regional Library Auditorium, 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. , 17 & Dec. 1 Home School Days, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Allow experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s studies. “Earth Science Extravaganza” (11/3), “Microscope Mania” (11/17), and “Electricity” (12/1). Ages 5-8 & 9-12. $9 each class. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. to 28 Art Exhibit, Washington County Arts Council, 34 S. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.4 p.m. Tom Renner and Jeff Shoaf: “Dual Personalities – The Collective Works of Renner and Shoaf.” 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com. Blue Ridge Summit Mountaintop Community Fall Event, Blue Ridge Mountain Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Hall, 13063 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9 a.m.-2

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p.m. Collectibles Road Show from 9 a.m.-12 noon, vendors, handmade crafts, local artists, book signing, exhibits, local history exhibits, bake sale, magician, and more. All proceeds benefit the Amanda Bowders Community Memorial Garden Fund. 717/794-2662. www.explorefranklincountypa.com. www.blueridgefirerescue.org. First Annual Fall 2017 Book Sale, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Book sale for all ages. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. “Block Base Coding with Legos and Dinosaurs,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Discovery Station is participating in the 3rd Annual Maryland STEM Festival wit this handson workshop introducing children to block based coding. Program uses Lego pieces and toy dinosaurs and is great for children 7 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. “Porch Program: 19th Century Photography,” Newcomer House, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Explore the role of photography during the Civil War with John Milleker. 301/600-4031. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. “Cinderella – Theater for Young Audiences,” The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 11:30 a.m. Hour long musical, preceded by a snack lunch. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. The Farmer’s Forge, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 12 noon-3 p.m. Members of the Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac have set up shop and are ready to show off their skills. 540/592-3566. The Settle’s Kettle, Sky Meadows State Park, Log House, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 12 noon-3 p.m. Sample authentic dishes and take historic recipes to try at home. 540/592-3566. Interstate Chili, Rib & Wing Fest, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 12 noon-6 p.m. Non-professional competitions in chili, ribs & wings, local music, beer & wine, and kids activities. Live music: “The South Mountain Breed,” 12 noon-2 p.m.; “Luke Lucas & New Brew,” 2-4 p.m.; and “Staff Infection,” 4-6 p.m. Event helps raise money for Girls, Inc. of Washington County. $7, in advance; $10, at the gate; free, children 12 & under. www.interstatewingfest.com. Family Film & Picnic, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Little House on the Prairie.” Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on the floor. Teens will be serving popcorn and lemonade. 540/869-9000. www.handleyregional.org. Party Like It’s 1732! The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 1-3 p.m. Come celebrate the 285th birthday of Governor Thomas Johnson. Discover how children celebrated their birthdays in the past. Party games, crafts and food of the 1700s. Ages 4 & up. $5. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Illuminated Manuscript Foil Letters, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts,

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and currency dealers from MD, PA, VA, Washington D.C., OH and NC will be buying and selling old and new U.S. and World coins and currency. Free appraisals. 443/623-7025. Fall & 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. 540/955-5147. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Trails and Trees Studio Tour of Berkeley County, WV. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit the studios of talented artisans along the scenic back roads of historic Berkeley County. Get a behind the scenes look at the creative process and a chance to chat with the artists to learn about their special talents and skills. View demonstrations and purchase artwork. www.trailsandtrees.org. 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. Cherokee at Fort Frederick, Fort Frederick State Park, Park Visitor Center, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd., Big Pool, MD. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hourlong presentation that examines the story of the Cherokee who fought on the side of Maryland during the French and Indian War. Park entrance fees apply 301/842-2155. www.friendsoffortfrederick.info. & 18 Babes in the Woods, Nature Center at Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 9-10 a.m. Sensory walk on kidfriendly trails. Ages 4 & under. $5. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. , 11, 18 & 25 Historical Cemetery Tours, 401 National Ave., Winchester. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tours begin at Winchester National Cemetery and continue at Stonewall Cemetery. Tour one or both. $8, one tour; $15, both tours. For reservations, contact 540/827-9948. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. to Jan. 28 “Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts 13th18th Centuries,” Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Exhibition explores the golden age of handmade books. Reception Nov. 11, 4-7 p.m. 301/7395727. www.wcmfa.org. Veterans and First Responders Appreciation Day, Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Dr., Winchester. 12 noon-4 p.m. Battlefield and house will be open free of charge. Special tours given to honored guests and families. Refreshments provided. www.kernstownbattle.org. Carillon Concert, Baker Park, Carillon Tower, Corner of Dulaney Ave. & 2nd St., Frederick. 12:30 p.m. Free. 301/846-4781. www.visitfrederick.org. Rockin’ Rocks & Fabulous Fossils, Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 1-3 p.m. Learn about the many rocks and minerals in the collections at Catoctin Creek Park. Ages 6-12.

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Ceramic Ornaments, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. Sun., 12 noon-6 p.m.; Tues., 4-7:30 p.m. Make your own clay ornaments. Visit during open studio hours. Ornaments will be bisque fired within one week of creation and can be glazed on next visit. For all ages. $10, adults; $5, youth; $5, ornament/Makerspace pottery kit. www.themsv.org. Red Cross Babysitter Training, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ages 11-15. $70. 540/955-5147. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Stories about Daniel Boone, Handley Library, Robinson Auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 6:30 p.m. Award-winning

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author and storyteller Randell Jones will share stories about the life of America’s pioneer hero, Daniel Boone. 540/662-9041, x22. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FSO musicians perform classical music to stories, followed by a musical instrument petting zoo provided by Music & Arts. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. & 7 Schools Out for the Day, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy a variety of recreational activities. For students in K thru 5th grade. $25 per person per day. $16 for After School Participants. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. to 10 Scholastic Book Fair, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hundreds of books for all ages, including exclusive boxed sets and new releases. Hours vary on certain days. www.mothersetonschool.org. , 13, 20 & 27 Preschool Playtime, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Parent/child time. Explore and have fun. Staff present to assist if needed. Drop-in program (not drop-off). Ages 2-5. $5 per child. 304/7283207. www.jcprc.org. Homeschool Adventures: Tracking Animals, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 8-10 and 5-7. Preregistration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Paws for Reading, Handley Library, 100 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 3 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/662-9041. Movie Night at the Library, Williamsport (MD) Library, 104 E. Potomac St. 5-6:30 p.m. “Free Birds.” All ages. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. , 14, 21 & 28 Young Writer’s Program (YWP) Write-ins, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 6-7:15 p.m. Writers in middle or high school are invited to gather at the library for “Write-ins” and to write with their peers. For participants, there are door prizes, word wars, dares and pep talks. Register on the Young Writers Program page at ywp.nanowrimo.org. 540/662-9041, x31. Grandparents & Seniors Morning, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Tickets are $4/person for both children and adults. 304/264-9977. www.forthekidsbygeorge.org. -12 & 16-19 Christmas Thyme at Sycamore Heights, 20703 Jefferson Blvd., Hagerstown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Handmade folk art and primitive décor displayed in an 1860s farmhouse by local artisans. Free admission. 301/665-2882. www.visithagerstown.com. , 15, 29 & 30 “A Country Gospel Christmas,” The Star Theatre, 23 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, PA. 2 p.m. Admission. 717/328-5959. http://paopry.com. Let’s Move - Dancing Deer at Rose Hill, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-

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10:30 a.m. Explore nature in the park to learn how animals move while we engage our bodies in movement based play. Ages 2-3. $5 per child. Preregistration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Little Hands Cooking, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10-11:30 a.m. Class incorporates recipes, age appropriate culinary skills, basic nutrition, literature and movement. Ages 2 ½5. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Climate Change and Ocean Sustainability,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Handson program that teaches children about how the changes in the world’s climate impacts the world’s oceans. Program great for children ages 7 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. A Little Noon Music, Handley Library, Robinson Auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 12 noon. “Jon Rose.” 540/8699000. www.handleyregional.org. “Building a Better World Through Science,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 2 p.m. Hands-on program that teaches children how to build a better world through science. Program is great for children 7 & up. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Vulture Watch and Walk, Bolivar Heights, Harper’s Ferry National Park. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Walk to Nash Farm. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Nacho Game Night, Clarke County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6-8:30 p.m. Play board and card games and enjoy free nachos. For ages 5 & up. Parent supervision of kids required. $1. 540/9555140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. “The Last Waltz,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. The United States Army Band. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. , 12, 17, 18 “Faustus,” Handley Regional Library Auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 8 p.m. Inspirata Theatre Co. presents Christopher Marlowe’s classic drama. 540/662-9041. www.handleyregional.org. -11 & 17-19 “All My Sons,” The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD. Play by Arthur Miller. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. $11, online; $13, at the door. 240/382-7269. www.potomacplaymakers.org. Holiday Festival, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Rd., Boonsboro, MD. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. and Holiday Festival from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday crafts, bake sale, homemade jams, indoor yard sale, selected vendors, tours of the Historic Church including African American graveyard and restored balcony from 1849. 301/582-0417. www.stmarkslappans.org. Christmas Crafts Bazaar, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Dr., Williamsport, MD. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Handmade crafts and holiday items. Breakfast and lunch available. www.visithagerstown.com. Bird Walk, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 9-11:30 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Holiday Craft Fair & Vendor Show, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s

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Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Find handcrafted gifts for family and friends. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Bakery Festival, Marker-Miller Orchards, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester. 9 a.m.4 p.m. Enjoy a free sampling of delicious baked goods. Market will take orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas. www.markermillerorchards.com. Veteran’s Day 5K Run/Walk, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Parking at Turner Pond. Fifteen percent of race proceeds will be donated to Boulder Crest Retreat, non-profit rural wellness center in Bluemont, VA, dedicated exclusively to our nation’s combat veterans and their families. $35. 540/592-3566. 14th Annual Echo Taps, Market and 2nd Streets, Frederick. 10:40-11:40 a.m. Brass musicians line Market and 2nd Street, each musician playing Taps in turn, passing the call from Mt. Olivet to Memorial Park. Free. 301/694-0829. www.visitfrederick.org. Santa Carver, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 12 noon3:30 p.m. Meet Shenandoah Valley “Santa Carver,” Ed Bender and watch him carve his unique Santa figures. www.themsv.org. Civil War Church Service, Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick. 1 p.m. Attend a Civil War church service in a historic chapel. 240/439-4235. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a favorite book to a canine listener. Meet certified therapy dogs. 540/869-9000. Youth Workshop: Watercolors, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 1-3 p.m. Explore a new watercolor exhibition and create your own work of art. www.themsv.org. Clara Barton and Andersonville – Young Historians Series, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 2:30 p.m. Learn how Clara Barton’s public work helped shape the memory of Andersonville, one of the most notorious prison camps of the Civil War. 301/695-1864. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Skateboarding Deck Design Workshop, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 4-5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Register in advance. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. 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. Ages 7-13. $38. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 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. Concessions, door prizes, and great company. $20, in advance; $25, at the door. Contact Terry at 301/447-3161. www.mothersetonschool.org.

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“Pershing’s Own,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Fall Family Campfire, Catoctin Creek Park, Shelter #1, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD. 7:30-9 p.m. All ages. $4. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Cheap Trick,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 8 p.m. $55-$70. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. & 12 Visiting Artist Series, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. An artist from the region presents a family-friendly project. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. American Girl Children’s Tea, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 South Center St., Westminster, MD. Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.; Sun., 2-4 p.m. Themed three-course tea in the cozy Victorian setting of the Carroll Tea Room. After tea, take a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a costumed docent. Preregistration required. $20. 800/654-4645. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concert, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. “Mozart to Mendelssohn… & More.” Featuring guest artists: Rob Martin on violin and Magaly Rojas Seay on viola. Admission. 301/7974000, x101. www.marylandsymphony.org. , 17, 18, 24 & 25 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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Theatre & Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A retelling of the class Charles Dickens tale. Lunch and show. $17. 301/662-6600. to Dec. 23 “Frosty the Snowman – Theater for Young Audiences,” The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 11:30 a.m. Hour long musical, preceded by a snack lunch. Admission. 301/739-7469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. to Dec. 24 “The Nutty Nutcracker,” Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg. Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m. $6. Free admission for children under age 2. 304/258-4074. www.wondermentpuppets.com. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/6001630. www.fcpl.org. Nature Journaling, Kaufman House at Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center, 8511 Nature Center Place, Walkersville, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. Create with nature themes using traditional techniques. Ages 8 & up. $18. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Charity Event/242nd Marine Corps Birthday Bash, Hagerstown (MD) Elks Lodge #378, 11063 Robinwood Dr. 2-6 p.m. Event to benefit Toys for Tots of Washington County, MD. Dinner and

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entertainment by Tim Atwood and Elaine Arthur. Live and silent auction. $35. 301/7390844. www.visithagerstown.com. “Letters Home,” Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 3 p.m. Show bringing life to actual letters written by soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Free admission for Veterans. Check with theatre for age appropriateness. Admission. 717/2630202. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. “Triforce Quartet,” Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave., Brodbeck Music Hall, Frederick. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 301/696-3782. Veterans Day Program, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd. Emmitsburg, MD. 9 a.m. Honor and celebrate our men and women who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces with a special prayer and presentation. www.mothersetonschool.org. Monday Mommy Meet-up, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11:30 a.m. Moms and caregivers can enjoy conversation and morning coffee/tea time in the parlor, while their infants and toddlers play and explore music, art and games with developmentally appropriate toys. $1 per child. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “American Girl Book Club,” Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6-6:45 p.m. Discussion with activities, games or crafts. For grades 1-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Homeschool Day at the Library, Hancock (MD) Library, 220 Park Rd. 9 a.m. “‘Cool’ Chemistry - Ice Cream!” Ages 5-18. 301/6785300. www.washcolibrary.org. Paint and Play Preschool Program, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. 9:30-11 a.m. Parents and children ages 2-5 are invited to come make art. Children will create a craft to take home, and enjoy snack and free play with Pre-K friends. RSVP by Nov. 10 to Jennifer Buchheister at jbuchheister@mothersetonschool.org or 301/447-3162. www.mothersetonschool.org. Turkey Craft, Williamsport (MD) Library, 1014 E. Potomac St. 5-5:30 p.m. Make a fun turkey craft All ages. Reservations appreciated. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. Free Movie Night, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6 p.m. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Family Movie Night, Sharpsburg (MD) Library, 106 E. Main St. 4:30-6 p.m. “Cars 3.” Rated G. 301/432-8825. www.washcolibrary.org. Give Thanks: Art of the Thank You Note, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 7-8 p.m. Learn the art of letter writing and giving thanks through creating Thank You notes. Grades 6-12. 301/6001630. www.fcpl.org. Wee Naturalists: Oh Deer! Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 9:3010:30 a.m. Learn about white-tailed deer. Pre-registration required. $5 per child/adult partner. No extra charge for an additional child under age 2. www.potomacaudubon.org. Make-it, Take-it Family Craft Night, Clear Spring Library, 12624 Broadfording Rd. 5-6:45 p.m. Make a seassonal craft with your family. All ages. 301/842-2730. www.washcolibrary.org. Little Turkeys, Jim Barnett Park, Social Hall, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 6:30 p.m. Fun activities and treats to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Register by 11/13. Ages 1 & up. $5. www.winchesterva.gov/parks. Solar Eclipse Event Follow-up, Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. 6:30-8 p.m. NASA scientist Todd Toth conducted a Solar

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Eclipse Party for Renfrew and now he will discuss the eclipse and review the significance of the data collected by observers. Presentation also provides an overview of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Free. 717/762-0373. www.renfrewinstitute.org. “The Quebe Sisters,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Vocal/fiddle trio. Hagerstown Community Concert. Admission. 240/520-0174. www.mdtheatre.org. www.hagerstowncommunityconcerts.org. “The Steel Wheels,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & Dec. 21 Third Thursday Tea at The Inn at Ragged Edge, 1090 Ragged Edge Rd., Chambersburg, PA. 1-3 p.m. Casual afternoon tea. Enjoy a variety of teas and scones/pastries. Reservations required. $10. 717/496-8372. Mommy & Me, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-10:30 a.m. “C is for Corn.” Themed program for little ones and their caregivers. Group play and exploring colors, shapes, numbers and letters. Ages 1 ½-2. $5 per pair. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Tree Lighting & Holiday Activities, Hagerstown City Center. 5:30-8 p.m. Local school bands and singing groups. www.visithagerstown.com. Waynesboro Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown Waynesboro, PA. 6:30-8 p.m. Start of the holiday season. Music & festivities. www.mainstreetwaynesboro.org. Tree Lighting Ceremony, Center Square, Greencastle, PA. 7 p.m. Holiday festivities. www.greencastlepachamber.org. “The Beach Boys,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. “Simply Three,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. to 19 Festival of Trees, Youth Development Center, Inc., 3 Battaile Dr., Winchester. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Decorated trees, wreaths & centerpieces for sale. Preview party, auction, holiday decorations, entertainment, refreshments, discounts for seniors and discounts for families. Elves’ Emporium on Sat. from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 540/662-4564. www.myydc.org. -19 & 24-26 Maryland Christmas Show, Frederick County Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick Street. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Many fine artisans and merchants make your holiday shopping enjoyable. $8, adult; $4, child; $2, parking. 301/845-0003. www.marylandchristmasshow.com. to Dec. 23 “Christmas Cottage,” Way Off Broadway, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. Check with theatre for performance dates and age appropriateness. Admission. 301/6626600. www.wayoffbroadway.com. “A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas,” Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children’s Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Fri. & Sat., 6 p.m.; Dec. 3 & 10, 1 p.m. Admission. 301/7397469. www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com. Pleasant Valley Ruritan Breakfast, Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Rd., Knoxville, MD. 6-11 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, and eggs. 301/834-9815. www.visithagerstown.com. JFK 50 Mile Ultra Marathon, Run from Boonsboro, MD to Williamsport, MD. 6:30 a.m. America’s oldest and largest ultra marathon

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Amherst St., Winchester. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Ages 4 to 10 will explore the Virginia Watercolor Society 38th Annual Exhibition. www.themsv.org. and Dec. 2, 9 & 16 Beginning Watercolor, Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg. 1-4 p.m. 4week class is for those with little or no experience in painting with watercolors. $90. Pre-registration required. 304/620-7277. www.berkeleyartswv.org. to Jan. 1 ICE! Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD. Part of Christmas on the Potomac. 9-degree walk-through attraction features 13 scenes of more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures including everyone’s favorite characters – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and more. Enjoy two-story tall ice slides in the Isalnd of Misfit Toys. Attraction concludes with a Nativity scene carved from crystal ice. $32-$39, ages 12 & older; $24-$32, ages 4-11; free, ages 3 & younger. Special hotel overnight packages offered. www.ChristmasOnThePotomac.com. Sunday Mom & Me Class, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. “Gingerbread House.” Share creative time together as both complete acrylic on canvas paintings. For ages 6-14. $45 per couple. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. Noteworthy Sunday Concert, Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 3 p.m. “Robert Sykes Jazz Trio.” Free. 301/739-3250. www.washcolibrary.org. “Shippensburg University Community Orchestra Fall Concert,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 3 p.m. Free. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. “Joe Nichols,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. Country recording artist. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Playgroup Monday, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 9:30-12 noon. Unstructured free play throughout the manor house at a special rate. Bring your playgroup and friends. Ages 2 & up. $2 per child. 301/6002936. www.recreater.com. Homeschool Adventures: Skulls and Bones, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Pre-registration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Free Movie Night, Smithsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 66 E. Water St. 7-9:30 p.m. “Wonder Woman.” Rated PG-13. Call or sign up online. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org.

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will be filled with holiday activities for everyone to enjoy. Tree lighting, music, Santa, children’s activities, holiday shopping, caroling, holiday films, parade, and much more. www.shepherdstown.info. to February Christmas at the Roundhouse Museum, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd. Fri., Sat. & Sun., 1-5 p.m. Enjoy the visions, sounds, and snows of Christmas, past and present, on an “O” gauge railroad featuring Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver, “HO” and “O” scale trains. Children may run some trains and play on several Thomas the Tank Engine train tables. Museum is closed Christmas and New Year’s Eve. 301/739-4665. www.roundhouse.org. Bird Walk, Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD. 8-11 a.m. Free. www.potomacaudubon.org. Family Craft Day, Hancock Library, 220 Park Rd. 9 a.m. “Recover from Black Friday.” Learn to make a variety of fancy paper ornaments. All ages. 301/678-5300. www.washcolibrary.org. Antietam Station Model Train Sale, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fall model train sale to support the museum and displays of Antietam Station in Sharpsburg. www.antietamstation.com. Wreath Making, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Learn the basics of making wreaths and use natural materials from pine to holly to make your own wreath to take home. Ages 8 & up. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Brunswick (MD) Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7250. www.fcpl.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Thurmont (MD) Regional Happy Thanksgiving! Library, 76 E. Moser Rd. 11 a.m.-12 noon. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Race, Hagerstown (MD) 301/600-7200. www.fcpl.org. Community College, ARCC, Robinwood Dr. 8:30 a.m., Mashed Holiday Open House, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Potato Kids Race; 9 a.m., 5K run/walk. 5K, kids’ races, food and toy drive. All proceeds benefit student athlete scholarships. Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tasty holiday treats, costumed interpreters telling stories of holidays past, Race registration fee. www.washcorecfit.com. and sounds of the season in Mount Bleak House. “Thanksgiving Buffet,” The Country Inn of Berkeley Springs 540/592-3566. (WV), 110 S. Washington St. 12 noon-5 p.m. Carving station, “Tuba Christmas,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick special dishes & sides, soup, starters, salad, and classic and homemade desserts. $22.99, adults; $11.99, ages 6-12; free, St., Frederick. 12 noon. As many as 80 regional tuba and euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols. kids 5 & under. 304/258-1200. www.thecountryinnwv.com. Admission is free with any cash or canned food donation. Items Frosty Friday, Everedy Squre & Shab Row, Corner of East & collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick Church Streets, Frederick. 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Shop for all your City. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. holiday needs. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment. Holiday music, Family Film, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. juggling toy soldier, Elsa and Anna sing-a-long, Santa, and more. 1 p.m. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 540/662-9041. 301/662-4140. www.visitfrederick.org. www.handleyregional.org. “Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas,” Weinberg “Holiday Abracadabra Matinee,” The Apollo Civic Theatre, Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 2 p.m. 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 2 p.m. Michael T and the West Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Virginia Wizards Assembly. Admission. 301/263-6766. Ranson Tree Lighting, Lancaster Circle, Ranson, WV. 5 p.m. www.apollocivictheatre.org. Santa, horse drawn wagon ride, school group performances, “Star Wars Day: May the Force Be with You,” Handley and more. www.ransonwv.us. Regional Library Auditorium, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Charles Town Tree Lighting, Jefferson County Courthouse, 2 p.m. Join us for Star Wars games and activities. Test your Charles Town. 7 p.m. Tree lighting, caroling, holiday reading of light saber skills, answer Star Wars trivia, snap a picture at the “The Night Before Christmas” by Santa Claus, and more. photo booth and more. Families are welcome to come in www.ransonwv.us.

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costume. For all ages. 540/662-9041. www.handleyregional.org. “Weinberg Winterfest,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 3 p.m. Caroling sing-along featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ, a viewing of the silent film “Soup to Nuts,” and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Admission is free with any cash or canned food donation. Items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. “Cars 3.” Enjoy a free movie, popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. Silent Film Series, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. “The Beloved Rogue.” Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. November 25 & 26 and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 Santa Trains, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Ride the train with Santa. Free hot chocolate and Uncle Ralph’s cookies served in museum after ride. Reservations required. $16, adults; $15, seniors; $13, ages 1-12. 301/898-0899. www.wsrr.org.

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also performed at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 16 & Dec. 23. Admission. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. Gallery Quartet, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 2:30 p.m. String quartet. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert at Seton Shrine, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. 4-5 p.m. Festive concert to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. 301/447-6606. www.visitfrederick.org. Home School Cooking Class, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Ages 7-9. $29. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. La Leche Meeting, Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 5:30 p.m. 540/662-9041. www.handleyregional.org. R.E.A.D Program, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades PreK-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Old Town Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting, Winchester. 7 p.m. Bands, floats, specialty units, and Santa. Christmas tree lighting immediately following parade. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. Gingerbread House Building, Keedysville Library, 22 Taylor Dr. 4-5 p.m. All materials provided. For grades K-5. 301/432-6641. www.washcolibrary.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Middletown (MD) Library, 101 Prospect St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/371-7560. www.fcpl.org. Ornament Making, Smithsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 66 E. Water St. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Make ornaments for your tree. All ages. Call to reserve supplies. 301/824-7722. www.washcolibrary.org. “Chanticleer,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Award-winning male chorus. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “Junie B. Jones,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. Recommended for grades K-5. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “The Princess Bride,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Rated PG. Happy Hour begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org.

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Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction, Wiliams R. Talley Recreation Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Select floral and gingerbread pieces will be available in auction. 301/600-2489. Baking for Teens, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 13-16. $31. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “Ornament,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Tribute group reproduces the wintry rock sound of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Admission. 301/6002828. www.weinbergcenter.org. “Carol of the King,” The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg. 8 p.m. The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular. Admission. 301/263-6766. www.apollocivictheatre.org. to Dec. 2 The 12th Annual Holiday Gift and Greens Sale, All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 W. Church St., Frederick. Thurs., 1-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch availabe on Thur. & Fri., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh greens, wreaths, swags, handmade items, decorated table top trees, potted amaryllis, and much more. 301/663-5625. and Dec. 1-3 & 8-10 “Annie,” Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town. Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m. Musical. Admission. 304/725-4420. www.oldoperahouse.org.

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Free Movie Screening, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7 p.m. “It’s A Wonderful Life.” 301/6002828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 2 Candlelight Tours and Open House, Abram’s Delight, 1340 S. Pleasant Valley Rd., Winchester. Fri., 6-8 p.m.; Sat., 3-7 p.m. The oldest house in Winchester is decorated with holiday floral arrangements by local garden clubs. There will be a recreated colonial tavern in the 1780s log cabin. Visit the Hollingsworth Mill for cookies and cider. 540/662-6550. www.winchesterhistory.org. Candlelight Tours and Open House, George Washington’s Office Museum, 32 W. Cork & Braddock Streets, Winchester. Fri., 6-8 p.m.; Sat., 3-7 p.m. House is decorated for the holiday season and living history interpreters will be throughout the house and museum grounds. 540/662-6550. www.winchesterhistory.org. Candlelight Tours and Open House, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters Museum, 415 N. Braddock St., Winchester. Fri., 6-8 p.m.; Sat., 3-7 p.m. Experience a Confederate Christmas. House is decorated for the holiday season and living history interpreters will be throughout the house and museum grounds. Enjoy Southern hospitality in the house that General Jackson’s wife called their wartime home. 540/662-6550. www.winchesterhistory.org. An Appalachian Holiday, Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 3 p.m. The Choral Arts Society of Frederick featuring guest musicians from the Common Ground Festival. 240/994-3198. www.visitfrederick.org. to 3 Christmas on the Farm, Renfrew Farm, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Tour the beautifully decorated museum house. Entertainment and refreshments. Fri., 5:30-8 p.m.; Sat., 2-8 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. $8, adults; $7, seniors; $5, students; free, ages 6 & under. www.renfrewmuseum.org. -3 & 8-10 “Sears & Roebuck” Holiday Tea, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 South Center St., Westminster, MD. Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. & 2-4 p.m.; Sun., 2-4 p.m. Themed threecourse tea in the cozy Victorian setting of the Carroll Tea Room. After tea, take a guided tour through the Farmhouse by a costumed docent. Pre-registration required. $20. 800/654-4645. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. -3 & 9-10 47th Annual Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas, High Street, Harpers Ferry. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Traditional Christmas celebration. Live entertainment, children’s activities and extended shopping. www.historicharpersferry.com. , 8 & 15 Friday Nights of Heritage Christmas, Greencastle, PA. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Various holiday activities including horse and buggy rides, pictures with Santa, luminaries, cookie decorating, s’mores, window walk contest, caroling, and more. 717/597-4610. www.greencastlepachamber.org. to 22 Art Exhibit, Washington County Arts Council, 34 S. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2017.” 301/791-3132. www.washingtoncountyarts.com. to 23 “A Christmas Story,” Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Based on the classic 1983 movie. Admission. Check with theatre for performance dates and age appropriateness. 301/694-4744. www.marylandensemble.org. , 8, 15, 22 & 29 Dance Party, Handley Regional Library Auditorium, 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. -2, 8-9, 14-16, 22, 26-27 & 29 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. Only dessert on Dec. 26. See website for times. 301/797-7999. www.antietamrecreation.com Holiday in Boonsboro, Main Street, Boonsboro, MD. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the fire department, and then visit many business and churches for Open Houses and specials. 301/432-5141. Chilly Chilifest, Mason Dixon BBQ, 1546 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The only Governor Proclaimed PA Championship Chili Event in the state. Public tasting. Fun, music, demos and more. Proceeds go to support the Exchange Club of Greencastle’s effort to buy Christmas presents for underpriveleged kids in Franklin Co. www.mdbbqservices.com. Civil War Encampment, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 South Center St., Westminster, MD. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Holiday encampment. Reenactors illustrate how troops celebrated the

holidays during the Civil War including a pay muster, mail call, infantry drill, and skirmish. Children can make ornaments onsite and help decorate the camp Christmas tree. Visit artisans and take a tour of the decorated Farmhouse. $2, adults; free, children 9 & under; $10 per family. 800/6544645. www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org. Christmas Parade, German Street, Shepherdstown, WV. 10 a.m. Marching bands, animals, and groups from all over. www.shepherdstown.info. Holiday Magic, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hands-on kids’ activities, Santa in carriage museum, and The Magic Man- Joe Allen. Magic shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. $5. Pre-registration recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Christmas in New Market, 39 W. Main St., New Market, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday parade, food, music, historical events, children’s activities and vendors. www.visitfrederick.org. Traditional Village Christmas, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12607 Catoctin Hollow Rd., Thurmont, MD. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Decorate a fresh wreath or select unique handmade gifts. Hot mulled wine, apple cider, taffy pulling, holiday activities for children, and heirloom-recipe baked goods. 443/463-6437. www.visitfrederick.org. Snakes, Snickerdoodles, and Santa, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 10:30 a.m.-12 noon. Michael Shwedick of Reptile World brings his reptiles back to the museum. Santa Claus arrives after program. Cookies and refreshments served. $5. Register in advance. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. “Winter Slime,” Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 11 a.m. Children are invited to join the scientists at Discovery Station to make winter slime. 301/790-0076. www.discoverystation.org. Christkindle Markt, Square in downtown Hagerstown. 12 noon-8 p.m. German holiday shopping tradition. www.washingtoncountyarts.com/christkindlemarkt. Family Film, Bowman Library, Children’s Room, 871 Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. “Rise of the Guardians.” 540/869-9000. www.handleyregional.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 1-2 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. “Porch Program: Newcomer Illumination,” Newcomer House, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike, Keedysville, MD. 2 p.m. Individualized luminaries created by the public will be displayed on the Newcomer House grounds. 301/600-4031. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Charles Town-Ranson Christmas Parade, Along Mildred Street & Washington Street, Jefferson County, WV. 2 p.m. Annual parade with floats, marching units, and local organizations. www.ransonwv.us. Hello Holidays: Mount Saint Mary’s Flute Choir Concert, Emmitsburg (MD) Library, Community Room, 300A S. Seton Ave. 2-3 p.m. 301/600-6329. www.fcpl.org. Holiday Movie, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2:30-4:30 p.m. “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 301/6007000. www.fcpl.org. Creative Outlet at The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. 3-5 p.m. “Super Secret Elf Workshop.” Familyfriendly event that offers drop-in art activities for all ages. Kids can create holiday crafts to give as holiday gifts. $10 per artist. 301/698-0656. www.delaplaine.org. Children’s Christmas Party, Smithsburg (MD) Fire Hall, 22 N. Main St. 4:30 p.m. www.townofsmithsburg.org. 2nd Annual WinterFest Parade, Berkeley Springs. 5 p.m. Parade is from Moose Lodge/American Legion down the main street of Berkeley Springs. Marching bands & floats, Santa Claus, classic cars, fire trucks, and more. Tree lighting in Berkeley Springs State Park after parade. www.berkeleysprings.com. Christmas Parade, downtown Martinsburg. 5:30 p.m. Parade to kick off the holiday season. 304/262-4200. www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination, Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD. 6 p.m. The annual Memorial Illumination honors those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Antietam.

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recommended. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. Free First Friday, Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, 19 W. Cork Street, Winchester. 5-7:30 p.m. Free admission. 540/722-2020. www.discoverymuseum.net. City Park Tree Lighting, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 6 p.m. Christmas tree and decorations are illuminated on the lake. Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus, refreshments, music, hay rides, and activities at Hager House, Museum of Fine Arts, and the Mansion House gallery. 301/739-8577, x180. www.visithagerstown.com. Museum Open House, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 6 p.m. Gallery scavenger hunt and Christmas treats. 301/7395727. www.wcmfa.org. Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting, Martinsburg Town Square. 6 p.m. Kick off the holiday season. Tree lighting & evening of festivities. 304/262-4200. www.mainstreetmartinsburg.com. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, James Charles Winery, 4063 Middle Rd., Winchester. 6-8 p.m. Third annual lighting of the winery Christmas tree. Each adult will receive a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a cookie as we gather arount the tree. Event is great for kids, too. Shenandoah Conservatory performs live from 5-8 p.m. Santa will be here all evening for pictures with the kids. www.jamescharleswine.com. Scrapping Time, Clark County Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 6-8:30 p.m. Fun and unstructured gathering of scrap bookers of all levels for uninterrupted time to work on individual projects. Bring own materials. Ages 13 & up. $1. 540/955-5140. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Old Tyme Christmas in Boonsboro, Shafer Park, 37 Park Drive. 6:30-8 p.m. Holiday festivities include a parade, lighting of town tree, music, luminaries, cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. 301/432-5141. http://town.boonsboro.md. 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. Tree Lighting Ceremony, Main Street, New Market, MD. 7 p.m. Free. Tree lighting ceremony in the Community Park. www.visitfrederick.org. Christmas Parade & Byron Memorial Park Lighting, Williamsport, MD. 7 p.m. www.williamsportmd.gov.

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Volunteers place & light 23,000 luminaries on the battlefield, each representing a casualty from the bloodiest, single-day battle in America history. 301/432-5124. www.heartofthecivilwar.org. Hollyfest, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Free holiday event featuring the talents of area school students and children’s groups. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. Mount St. Mary’s Chorale Concert at the Seton Shrine, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. 7-8 p.m. Holiday performance. Free. 301/447-6606. www.visitfrederick.org. “Shadows of the 60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 8 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. & 3 Green Grove Gardens Christmas Craft Show, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafts and art in time for the holidays. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. Holiday Open House & Village Tours, Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 1-4 p.m. Visit Santa in an authentic sleigh. Holiday decorations, punch & cookies, special holiday village tours, artisan bread baking, and bread tasting. 240/420-1714. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. Follow the Star – Living Nativity, Kernstown Battlefield, 610 Battle Park Drive, Winchester. 6-9 p.m. Live nativity outdoor guided walking tour presented by Fellowship Bible Church in Winchester. Parking available at Creekside Shopping Center. Free admission and refreshments. www.visitwinchesterva.com. Holiday House Tours, Preservation of Historic Winchester, 530 Amherst St., Winchester. Sat., 6-9 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Preview Party and Candlelight Tour on Sat. Daylight Tour on Sun. Visit homes and historic buildings decorated for the holidays. Visit “Bough and Dough Shop” in Winchester Little Theatre, 315 W. Boscawen St. Shop offers complimentary hot cider and coffee. Items for sale: fresh cut greenery, wreaths, baked goods, and local artisan crafts. www.phwi.org. www.visitwinchesterva.com. , 3 & 4 Candlelight House Tour, Downtown Frederick. Sat., 5-9 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-4 p.m.; Mon., 4-8 p.m. Self-guided walking tour takes visitors inside private homes elaborately adorned with holiday décor. $25-$30. www.downtownfrederick.org. , 3, 8, 9 & 10 German Christmas Tours, Jonathan Hager House in Hagertown City Park, 110 Key Street. Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 12 noon-5 p.m. Tour the 275-year-old home of our town’s founder as it’s decorated for the holidays. Tours on the hour. 301/739-8577, x180. -3, 9-10, 16-17 & 23 Holiday House Tours, Sky Meadows State Park, Historic Area, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. 11 a.m—4 p.m. Enjoy special tours of the Historic Area during this festive season. See how people celebrated the holidays in the past. 540/592-3566. -3, 9-10, 16-17 & 23-24 Ho Ho Ho-liday Handmade Market, War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, WV. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dec. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Quality handmade market. www.facebook.com/ SCCHandmadeMarket. & 16 Live Music at The Winery, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, 15010 Roddy Rd., Thurmont, MD. 2-5 p.m. Enjoy award-winning wines while listening to live music from local artists. Visitors may bring picnic. All ages permitted. Dog friendly. Entertainment: Matthew Mills (12/2) and Alex Barnett (12/16). 240/449-0677. www.catoctinbreeze.com. , 9, 16, 23 & 30 Historical Cemetery Tours, 401 National Ave., Winchester. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tours begin at Winchester National Cemetery and continue at Stonewall Cemetery. Tour one or both. $8, one tour; $15, both tours. For reservations, contact 540/827-9948. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com.

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to 10 9th Annual Charlie Brown Christmas, The Barn at 23 p.m.-8 Springfield Farm, 12 Springfield Lane, Williamsport, MD. Fri.-Sun., p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Walk through a

Christmas wonderland inside this historic Barn filled with over a hundred decorated trees. Visit with Santa & Buster the Bear, admire electric trains, and take a horse drawn wagon ride through the park for a small fee. Free admission, but monetary donations also accepted. www.williamsportmd.gov. Carillon Concert, Baker Park, Carillon Tower, Corner of Dulaney Ave. & 2nd St., Frederick. 12:30 p.m. Free. 301/846-4781. www.visitfrederick.org. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. 2-3 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-7000. www.fcpl.org. Sunday Mom & Me Class, Chambersburg (PA) Council for the Arts, 81 N. Main St. 2-4 p.m. “Nativity Scene.” Share creative time together as both complete acrylic on canvas paintings. For ages 6-14. $45 per couple. 717/264-6883. www.councilforthearts.net. “The Raleigh Ringers – A Holiday Concert,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg (PA) University. 3 p.m. $25. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. Live Nativity, Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick. 6-8 p.m. A real camel accompanies the wise men to the stable where the Holy Family sits with a live donkey and more. Interpreter for the deaf at the 6 & 7 p.m. shows. Free. 301/662-5769. www.visitfrederick.org. & 4 “Fame vs. Buttercup,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Sat., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m. New musical for the entire family. $25. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. , 11 & 18 Preschool Playtime, Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Parent/child time. Explore and have fun. Staff present to assist if needed. Drop-in program (not drop-off). Ages 2-5. $5 per child. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. Homeschool Adventures: Animals in Winter, Cool Spring Preserve, 1469 Lloyd Rd., Charles Town. 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 5-7 and ages 8-10. Pre-registration required. $6. No charge for adults. www.potomacaudubon.org. Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Edward F. Fry Memorial Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks, MD. 11-11:30 a.m. FSO musicians perform classical music to stories, followed by a musical instrument petting zoo provided by Music & Arts. All ages. 301/874-4560. www.fcpl.org. Hello Holidays: Family Concert, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 6:30-7 p.m. Celebrate the holiday season with songs and dancing for the whole family. Ages 010. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. Banner School Open House, 1730 N. Market St., Frederick. 9-11 a.m. Visit Frederick County’s only non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school for students in PreK through 8th grade. 301/695-9320. www.bannerschool.org. Holiday Wreath Workshop with Sukey Rankin, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 10 a.m.-12 noon. Participants create a wreath using fresh greenery, herbs and everlastings. For ages 13 & up. Registration deadline November 28. $44, non-museum members; $40, members. 301/739-5727. www.wcmfa.org. Gingerbread Jamboree, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. 4:30 p.m. Gingerbread stories, activities, puppet show, and more. 540/662-9041. Handley Library Behind-The-Scenes Tour, Handley Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Wed., 6:30 p.m. Meet in the Rotunda for the tour. Learn about the architecture and history of the library. Free. Reservations helpful. 540/662-9041, x11. Cookies with Santa, Jim Barnett Park, Social Hall, 1001 E. Cork St., Winchester. 6:30 p.m. Enjoy tasty treats while visiting

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Baldwin Rd., Conococheague Institute Holiday Open New Market, MD. 8-10 a.m. Family holiday event. Join Santa and his friends for breakfast, House, 12995 Bain Rd., Mercersburg, PA. 1-4 p.m. Tours of the historic house decorated for and then spend a fun-filled morning of rides, games, crafts and more. Admission. 301/865- the holidays, music, colonial games, wooden toys, books by local authors and other unique 6800. www.adventureparkusa.com. 4th Annual Holiday Open House, Keedysville gift items. 717/328-3467. www.cimlg.org. (MD) Library, 22 Taylor Drive. 9 a.m.-12 noon. Hometown Holidays, 1 W. Potomac St., 8 North Maple Ave., Brunswick, MD. 1-4 p.m. Bring your family for a morning of fun and festivities. Ornament making, origami cranes, Breakfast with Santa, holiday open house of downtown businesses in the afternoon, and candy jar raffles, cookie exchange, holiday Brunswick Heritage Museum by candlelight, music and more. 301/432-6641. horse-drawn carriage rides and children’s www.washcolibrary.org. Santa’s Headquarters, Godfrey Miller Historic activities. www.visitfrederick.org. Home & Fellowship Center, 28 S. Loudoun St., A Currier and Ives Christmas at Plumb Grove Winchester. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Make a Christmas Mansion & Christmas in Clear Spring, Broadfording Rd. and N. Martin St., Clear craft while you visit Santa. Free. 540/667Spring, MD. 2 p.m. Tour 12 rooms decorated 5869. www.godfreymillerhome.org. in 19th century style in the 1831 farmhouse. Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration, Old Town Winchester. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy caroling and Refreshments available. Enjoy Christmas in holiday activities including free holiday wagon Clear Spring as the town celebrates the season. Artizan Market open at 4 p.m. More rides. Specials at shops and restaurants all events 5:30-8:30 p.m. Find out details on day. www.oldtownwinchesterva.com. FACEBOOK Clear Spring Garden Club. Baking for Kids, Ballenger Creek Teaching 301/842-2342. Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kids explore 30th Annual Festival of Lights, Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., the world of baking in a hands-on kitchen. Hagerstown. Appalachian Wind Quintet Ages 8-12. $31. 301/600-2936. performs in Chapel at 3 p.m. A bagpiper will www.recreater.com. play in the cemetery. Luminaries will be lit by Holiday Santa Visit & Toys for Tots, volunteers at 4 p.m. 301/733-3575. Westview Promenade, Buckeystown Pike (Rt. Holiday Open House at Thorpewood, 85) & Crestwood Blvd., Frederick. 12 noon-3 12805B Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont, MD. 3-8 p.m. Free. 410/561-1300. p.m. 18th Annual Holiday Open House. Music, www.visitfrederick.org. Santa, cider and more. Free. Museums by Candlelight, Frederick County’s www.thorpewood.org. numerous historic sites and museums. SelfHoliday Concert at Haven, Haven Lutheran guided event of special programming and Church, 1035 Haven Rd., Hagerstown. 5 p.m. hands-on fun. Children’s activities, period Enjoy seasonal music and refreshments. After demonstrations, hands-on crafts, the concert, walk next door to view the refreshments, tours, music, holiday luminaries at Rest Haven Cemetery. decorations, and historic settings by 301/733-5056. candlelight. www.visitfrederick.org. Parent’s Night Out, Clark County Parks & Museums by Candlelight, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 12 noon- Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA. 5-8:45 p.m. Ages 4-12. $20. Pizza, fun and 7 p.m. All ages. Free. 301/600-2936. games while parents get a night out. Kids www.recreater.com. must be potty trained. 540/955-5147. AHA CPR/AED & First Aid, Clarke County www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. Parks & Recreation, 225 Al Smith Circle, “Rockapella Christmas,” Capitol Theatre Berryville, VA. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Course combines lectures, demonstrations and video Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg. 7 p.m. The Rockapella Boys perform Christmas with hands-on training and practice. Ages 16 favorites. Admission. 717/263-0202. & up. $55. 540/955-5140. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. www.clarkecounty.gov/parks. www.rockapella.com. Paws for Reading, Bowman Library, 871 “The Ten Tenors Home for the Holidays Tasker Rd., Stephens City, VA. 1 p.m. Read a Tour,” H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, favorite book to a canine listener. Meet Shippensburg (PA) University. 7:30 p.m. $39certified therapy dogs. 540/869-9000. $59. 717/477-7469. www.luhrscenter.com. “Santa Pajama Party,” Discovery Station, “The Berkeley County Community Chorus,” 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. 1 p.m. Scavenger hunt through the exhibits, goodies, The Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., and Santa Claus. 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Factory, Frederick. Wed., Thurs. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. One hour musical for children. Ticket price includes show, drink & cookies. $12. 301/662-3722. www.othervoicestheatre.org. Brunch with Santa, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Full brunch buffet. Mrs. Claus will tell a story or two, family portrait with Mrs. Claus, gingerbread houses to build and ornaments to decorate. Reservations required. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. My Dolly and Me Cooking, Ballenger Creek Teaching Kitchen, 5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. 1-3 p.m. “Doll Cookie Exchange.” Bring your favorite doll and discover historic recipes and techniques with dolls and items from the collection of The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor. Ages 7-12, 1-3 p.m.; ages 4-6, 4-6 p.m. $31. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. R.E.A.D. with Wags for Hope, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Grades K-5. 301/600-1630. www.fcpl.org. 48th Annual Evans Home Doll Auction, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester. 2-4 p.m. Take home a porcelain or vinyl doll dressed in a one-of-akind outfit. Proceeds benefit the Evans Home. 540/662-8520. www.evanshome.org. Monday Mommy Meet-up, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9-11:30 a.m. Moms and caregivers can enjoy conversation and morning coffee/tea time in the parlor, while their infants and toddlers play and explore music, art and games with developmentally appropriate toys. $1 per child. 301/600-2936. www.recreater.com. “American Girl Book Club,” Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6-6:45 p.m. Discussion with activities, games or crafts. For grades 1-5. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. Christmas Ornament Workshop, Williamsport (MD) Library, 104 E. Potomac St. 3:30-4:15 p.m. All ages. Reservations requested. 301/223-7027. www.washcolibrary.org. Free Movie Night, Boonsboro (MD) Library, 401 Potomac St. 6 p.m. 301/432-5723. www.washcolibrary.org. “A Christmas Carol,” The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 7:30 p.m. Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story. Admission. 301/790-2000. www.mdtheatre.org. -13 & 15-17 “A Christmas Carol,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. Recommended for grades 5-10. Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.org. Shepherd University Community Music Ensemble Concert, Frank Center Theatre, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Performances by Shepherd Junior String Ensemble, Shepherd Youth Chorus and Shepherd Community Orchestra. $5. Free for Shepherd students with Rambler ID. 304/876-5248. www.shepherd.edu/music/community-program. Grandparents & Seniors Morning, For the Kids, By George Children’s Musem, Caperton Train Station, 229 E. Martin St.,

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“The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve,” Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. 7:30 p.m. Admission. 301/600-2828. www.weinbergcenter.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 2018 First Night Winchester button. Make party hats, enjoy facepainting and a family-oriented performance from the Spoon Man. www.themsv.org. Noon Years Eve Party, Jefferson Co. Community Center, 235 Sam Michael’s Lane, Shenandoah Junction, WV. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ring in the new year family style. Dance party, arts & crafts, and a special countdown at noon – complete with party hats, noise makers, and an apple juice toast. Light hors d’oeuvres served. $25/family. 304/728-3207. www.jcprc.org. 4th Annual Krumpe’s New Year Donut Drop, Hagerstown Public Square. 5-7 p.m. Donut drop, fireworks, live music by Staff Infection, kids activities, free coffee, free hot chocolate, free popcorn, and free Krumpe’s Donuts to the first 5000 people. Countdown at 6:49 p.m, followed by the fireworks display. 301/791-1221. New Year’s Eve Gospel Concert & Dinner, Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. 6 p.m. “The Chuck Wagon Gang” and “The Inspirations.” Enjoy an elegant dinner with multiple entrees and wonderful music. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments available up until midnight. $39. $200 for table of 8. 717/597-0800. www.greengrovegardens.com. Free Movie Night, Bridge of Life Center, Hagerstown. 7 p.m. Enjoy a free Hollywood film. Popcorn and soda in a safe, family-friendly environment. www.BridgeofLife.org. Family New Years Eve Party, Adventure Park USA, 1113 W. Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Family Celebration. Food, indoor attractions, games, prizes, and more. Advance reservations required. Admission. 301/8656800. www.adventureparkusa.com. Scottish First Footing, Square Corner Park, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 11:45 p.m.-12 a.m. The Scottish 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. Free. www.visitfrederick.org.

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