Communities host holiday events

November 30, 2004

Friday, Dec. 3

City Park tree lighting

City Park will be illuminated for the holiday season with 3,000 lumi-narias. After the lighting, Jonathan Hager House will host a winter petting zoo, Santa Clausa and a reception featuring caroling by the Girl Scouts of the Shawnee Council - Hub City Service Unit. The Mansion House Art Center will also be open and offer music and face painting by Elves Jingles and Jangles. Free refreshments will be served at Jonathan Hager House and Mansion House Art Center. 7 p.m. illumination; 7 to 9 p.m. hayrides through City Park. City Park, Hagerstown.

Christmas at Homewood

WILLIAMSPORT - The senior community features its traditional 1,000 luminarias lighting the way to live holiday displays throughout the campus. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Homewood at Williamsport, Governor Lane Boulevard entrance. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 4

Holiday at farmers market

Customers will help judge winners in vendors decorated booths, 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.; winter petting zoo, 9 a.m. to noon; jewelry-making demonstration, 1 p.m. City Farmers Market, 21 W. Church St., Hagerstown.


Holiday marketplace

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Vendors will offer wreaths made from fresh and dried materials, rose hips, poinsettias, and greens for holiday decorating and unusual, quality handcrafted items for gift giving. Holiday baked goods, cheeses, jams and jellies, as well as other items from the kitchen also will be available. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18. War Memorial Building, 102 E. German St.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Christmas open house

HANCOCK - Hancock Historical Society will host a Christmas open house. 2 to 4 p.m. Hancock Museum in Town Hall and Toll House on U.S. 40 west of Hancock. Free. Call 301-678-6308.

Tree lighting ceremony

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Santa will light the tree and visit with children. There also will be museum tours, Christmas music and stories in the community center. Free wagon rides will be given. Luminarias will light the square. There will be free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies. 5:45 to 8 p.m. Village of Fort Loudon. Call


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