· Annual Holiday Gala at Shepherd University's Frank Arts Center with Shepherd's Wind Symphony, Camerata Singers, Chamber Singers, Masterworks Chorale and others. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Concert is $15, adults; free for students and children. Followed by reception at Cress Creek Country Club, $15 admission. Reservations recommended. For tickets, call 304-876-5555.
· Prospects of Peace: A Soldier's Prayer at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Program about Yuletide 1864 when soldiers tried to create their own version of Christmas on the battlefront. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Call 304-535-6029 or go to www.nps.gov/hafe.
· Shepherd University Department of Music's Holiday Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Frank Arts Center, Shepherdstown. Abbreviated version of Dec. 1 concert with some different music selections for children and appearance by Santa. Features Shepherd's Wind Symphony, Camerata Singers, Chamber Singers and Masterworks Chorale. Concert is $15, adults; free for students and children. For tickets, call 304-876-5555.