Calendar of Events for Nov. 26
As part of Christmas in Shepherdstown, the Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown will once again host its famous chili and cornbread supper on from 5 until 8 p.m. upstairs of the War Memorial Building. A dozen or more varieties of chili will be served along with cornbread and a beverage. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
NOV. 26-DEC. 5
The Full Circle Theater Company will perform “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ beloved tale of humanity, love, and redemption. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $8 for children and students with I.D. For tickets or more information, call 304-268-7798 or purchase tickets on-line at fullcircletheaterco.org.
New Street UMC on the corner of New and Church Streets in Shepherdstown will hold a Christmas Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Baked goods, country ham sandwiches, craft items and decorations will be available. For more information, call 304-876-2362 or email email@example.com.
NOV. 28-DEC. 19
Unity of Shepherdstown will begin a new series, “Our Journey to Bethlehem,” which will explore the metaphysics of the Christmas gospels and their relevance as parables for peace and justice in the world today. Unity meets on Sundays at 11 a.m. In the Shepherdstown Train Station. For more information, call 304-268-4222.
The Holiday Marketplace at Shepherdstown Elementary will take place from 5 until 9 p.m. As a gesture of appreciation to its supportive community of parents and residents, Shepherdstown Elementary is hosting a Holiday Marketplace featuring vendors and small business folks from among the school family. The community is invited to come in to do some holiday shopping and help support your friends and neighbors. The school will also feature its annual Buy One/Get One Free book fair in the library. Student Council members will be selling food concessions for your convenience. Contact Suzanne Offutt, 304-876-6270, for more information.
BOONSBORO, Md. The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will host a Rural Heritage Village by candlelight from 6 until 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per family or $5 per single admission. Help the museum celebrate the way families and friend did back in the 1800s. For more information, contact the museum at 240-420-1714 or visit the website at www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.
DEC. 3-5, 9-12
CHARLES TOWN The Old Opera House will present “White Christmas.” Showtimes for Friday and Saturday nights are 8 p.m. with adult tickets for $17. Showtimes for Sundays are 2:30 p.m. with adult tickets for $16. The Thursday, Dec. 9 show will be at 7:30 p.m. with a bargain price for adult tickets at $13. For more information call 304-725-4420.
DEC. 3-5, 11, 12
HARPERS FERRY The 40th Annual Harper’s Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas will be a traditional holiday celebration of the 1860s. Parking will be available at Cavalier Heights with a shuttle service to the lower town. For more information, visit www.historicharpersferry.com.
The Bead for Life Party to be held at 2 p.m. at Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church, 4622 Scrabble Rd. The event is an exciting opportunity to learn more about and support impoverished Ugandan women who are lifting their families out of poverty with their handmade, high-quality beaded jewelry. The event will also feature A Greater Gift alternative gift market, handmade carvings from The Olivewood Project, Longaberger products, homemade baked goods, soup, sandwiches and drinks. For more information call 304-263-2052.
The Trinity Episcopal Cookie Walk and Christmas Bazaar will feature homemade cookies, Tupperware, hand painted articles, Arbonne, Southern Living and more. There are some vendor spots still available for $20 per table. Call the church office for more details at 304-876-6990.
The Shepherd University Wellness Center will hold the second annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. There is no entry fee, but participants are asked to bring a gift for a child, a stocking stuffer or a canned good for the Christmas Food Drive. Angel tags for the children’s gifts are available at the center’s front desk.
An open studio will be presented at 484 Bill Meyer Mill Rd. in Shepherdstown from 10 .m. until 5 p.m. Joan Johnston will be there with pottery and Temahoa Love will be there with prints.
The Shepherdstown Fire Department will host its annual free Community Christmas Dinner from noon until 3 p.m. Santa Claus will be present and there will be free gifts for children, fire safety literature as well as fire and rescue displays.
DEC. 5, 7
The Light Up A Life Program is a chance to purchase and dedicate a light or place an angel on one of the trees that will be lit during a beautiful ceremony. Ceremonies will be held in all four counties served by Hospice of the Panhandle. Morgan County’s ceremony will be held at War Memorial Hospital at 1 p.m. on Dec. 5. Berkeley County will be hosted at the Martinsburg Mall also on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. and Jefferson County’s ceremony will be at the Holiday Inn Express at 5 p.m. that same day. The ceremony for Hampshire County will take place on Dec. 7 at the Hampshire County Public Library at 7 p.m. For more information on Light Up A Life, call Ashley Young at 304-267-1870 ext. 207. Lights and angels can also be purchased online at www.hospiceotp.org/donate/.
HARPERS FERRY – The Eastern Panhandle Region 9 Planning and Development Council will have a full council meeting from noon until 2 p.m. at the Anvil Restaurant.
Shepherdstown Day Care Center will be holding their annual Corporation Meeting on 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at their facility 531 German Street. For more information contact Melissa Holman 304-876-6923.
Spay Today is this area’s low cost, non-profit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating vet near you, visit www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
HARMONY HEALING ARTS CENTER
A new yoga class, Yoga for Girlz ages 10-14, will help empower young girls to develop a healthier sense of self, better body awareness, and improved wellness. Learn tips for reducing stress and fluid yoga movements with fun music. Instructor Siri McDonald brings experience teaching relaxation and life skills from her day job as a licensed counselor working with youth. She has also been practicing yoga for 10 years and loves to share her passion for movement with people of all ages. McDonald is currently completing Prana Flow yoga teaching certification at Ananda Shala in Frederick, Md. The classes will take place at Harmony Healing Arts Center, 207 East New St., Shepherdstown. Class dates are Sundays: Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 and 26. Suggested donation: $10 per class. For more information, contact McDonald, LPC, at 703-554-3914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– From staff reports