Out & About

December 02, 2005

Olde Tyme Christmas

Olde Tyme Christmas activities scheduled in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., include lighting the yule log and caroling today at 7 p.m. Saturday's activities include arts and craft show at Hilltop Hotel from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; shops open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wonderment Puppet Show at Children's Potomac Street tent at 1 p.m.; traditional Irish music at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m.; and pipe organ concert at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Sunday's activities include a pipe organ and violin concert at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.; and shops open in Harpers Ferry from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Valley Art open house

The Valley Art open house will include refreshments, door prizes and artwork of local artists, including original paintings, prints, photographs, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and original artwork greeting cards. A local artist's painting or print will be raffled each night. Children must be accompanied by adults. Today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813.

Downtown open house

Each day, downtown businesses will have specials, music, refreshments and more. Activities include Pete Lancaster today from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Roccoco; and Lunch with Santa on Saturday at Gourmet Goat, also includes a hayride through downtown Hagerstown and a photograph with Santa. $10, adults; $6, children. For reservations, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183. The open house will be today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coin show

Waynesboro Coin Club will host a coin show. Door prizes will be awarded. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ATH&L Fire Hall, 29 S. Potomac St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free admission. Call Les White at 410-848-3440 or go to

'Frosty the Snowman'

Children can enjoy the movie "Frosty the Snowman" and make a snowball ornament. Saturday, 11 a.m. Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Discovery Station

The Saturday Plus program will be presented by Anthony Mendez, a former CIA agent, "Master of Disguise." Programs Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $7, adults; $6, ages 2 to 17; $5, seniors ages 55 and older and military. The programs are free with paid admission. Call 301-790-0076.

Community Chorus concert

Mercersburg Area Community Chorus will present its holiday concerts with soloists Jan Aaland, Kathryn Honan-Carter, Paul McIlvaine and Greg Lowery. Saturday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Mercersburg Academy Chapel, Mercersburg, Pa. Free. No reserved seats. Call 717-328-2324.

Memorial Illumination

Antietam National Battlefield will be transformed with glowing luminarias. Each luminaria represents the life of a soldier who was killed, wounded or missing in the Battle of Antietam. Saturday, 6 p.m. to midnight. Antietam National Battlefield. For information, go to In case of inclement weather, the Memorial Illumination will be Saturday, Dec. 10. A decision whether to hold the illumination Saturday will be made by 10:30 a.m. that day. Call 301-432-5124 to check scheduling updates.

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