Calendar of Events for Dec. 10
TODAY – DEC. 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. For more information call 304-725-4420.
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.
BOONSBORO – A Holiday Pottery Sale featuring the work of Allison Severance and Blair Meerfeld will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pottery at Searchwell, 18839 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, Md. Celebrate food, family and home this holiday season with locally handcrafted pottery by Severance and Meerfeld. Their home and showrooms at Searchwell, a 19th century farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be decorated for the holidays and full of their wood-fired salt glazed pottery, all created especially for preparing and sharing food with friends and family or perfect for holiday gift giving. Call 240-446-9552 or visit www.allisonseverancepottery.com for more information.
SUMMIT POINT – “Icons” by the hand of Patricia Georgarakis is an exhibition and show that will take place at the South Jefferson Public Library. A reception and show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The icons are painted in the tradition of Byzantine art as well as personal exploration into the spirit.
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.
DEC. 11 and 18
The Christmas Bazaar will again be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the War Memorial Building on German Street. Thirty-Four vendors have freshened-up their displays and eagerly await Christmas shoppers with a wide variety of hand-crafted items. In addition, savory hot food from Captain Benders will be available on the second floor along with Christmas music provided by local recording artist, Terry Tucker.
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 or visit www.clarionshepherdstown.com.
HAGERSTOWN – The public is invited to try walking meditation in two different labyrinths, which will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown,13245 Cearfoss Pike. The labyrinth walks are free and suitable for all ages. The indoor labyrinth is a Petite Chartres pattern, a smaller version of the 12th century labyrinth on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France. The outdoor labyrinth is the older, Cretan pattern. Walking a labyrinth pattern can help with relaxation, stress relief and even problem solving. People also walk labyrinths as a spiritual experience or moving prayer. To learn more about this event and other free activities at the church, visit www.uuhagerstownmd.org
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.
Attention all parents of 7th graders: your child will be able to receive free meningitis and DTAP shots at the Jefferson County Health Department from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kearneysville location at 1948 Wilshire Drive. For more information call 304-728-8415.
DEC. 15, 17
The Shepherdstown Middle School Band Concert will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at Jefferson High School. The band and chorus will perform at SMS on Dec. 17. Times for assemblies will be announced.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free yoga classes, events at Harmony Healing Arts Center Dec. 13-24
Harmony will offer free yoga classes and a singing bowl concert for the Winter Solstice, all on a donation-only or free basis to celebrate the holidays. Please see the full schedule at www.ssyoga.org. Click on “Free Events.” More information by calling 304-283-6188 or 304-876-6918. Harmony is located at 207 E. New St., Shepherdstown.
– From staff reports