Calendar of Events for Dec. 3
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. 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.
Historic Christ Reformed Church this weekend welcomes back internationally acclaimed organist Dorothy Papadakos.
She will entertain visitors with organ demonstrations, Charlie Chaplin Silent movies and popcorn beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 4.
Following the organ demonstration, a pizza buffet will be served.
Christ Reformed church is located at 304 E. German St. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.
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.
Dr. Jim Price will deliver the final “Joint History Lecture” of the year entitled “Facts and Fables Setting Shepherdstown History Straight.” The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the Byrd Center for Legislative Studies and be followed by a reception in order to permit informal discussion and allow Dr. Price to respond to questions. This series of lectures is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Association, the Shepherdstown Men’s Club and the Historic Shepherdstown Commission. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Shepherdstown Day Care Center will be holding their annual Corporation Meeting on Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It will be held at their facility 531 German St. For more information contact Melissa Holman 304-876-6923.
DUFFIELDS The Elk Branch Presbyterian Church will host a Family Christmas Breakfast and Children’s Christmas Party. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 until 10 a.m. Following breakfast, children 3 years and older can stay until 1 p.m. to hear Christmas stories, do crafts and listen to music. The church is located at 5229 Flowing Springs Rd., just north of the MARC Duffields Train Station.
HAGERSTOWN – The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. will host the “2nd Saturday’s Series of Classical Guitar Music with Candice Mowbray” from noon to 1 p.m. at the Gallery, 14 W. Washington St. Admission is free.
Join Santa for brunch at the Clarion Hotel, 233 Lowe Dr., Shepherdstown. Brunch with Santa will take place from 11 a.m. Until 2 p.m. Prices are $15.95 for adults, $9.95 for children ages 6 to 15 and children under 5 get in free. Call 304-870-7010 to make reservations. For more information, visit www.clarionshepherdstown.com.
Trinity Episcopal Church on the corner of Church and German streets, will offer a Community Women’s Healing Service at 7 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. The service of prayer, song and Eucharist offers hope and healing for body, mind and spirit. All are welcome. For more information please call the church at 304-876-6990 or Susan MacDonald at 304-876-3681.
LEETOWN The Leetown United Methodist Church, 11133 Leetown Rd., will host a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend. For more information, call 304-725-8304.
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: Dec. 12 and 26. Suggested donation: $10 per class.
For more information, contact McDonald, LPC, at 703-554-3914 or email email@example.com.
– From staff reports