Weekend calendar

December 13, 2008

Festival of Lights

Luminaria ceremony. 3:30 p.m. today. Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, west of Hagerstown. Rain date is Sunday, Dec. 14. Call 301-733-6682.

Christmas in Clear Spring

CLEAR SPRING - Activities include cookie decorating; music with a brass quartet, flute, bagpipes; mime presentation and Christmas carols. Music and refreshments at Plumb Grove at Broadfording Road and N. Martin St., open from 2 to 11 p.m. today. Downtown Clear Spring events from 5:20 to 8:30 p.m. today. Plumb Grove tours cost $5. Call 301-842-3637.

Smithsburg Home Town Christmas

SMITHSBURG - Breakfast with Santa, 7 to 10 a.m. today at the fire hall. At 10 a.m. caroling around downtown. 1 p.m. live nativity scene. Christmas parade with Santa. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Smithsburg children's party with magic show at fire hall. For a complete schedule, call 301-824-7635.

Festival of lights

Appalachian Wind Quintet performs at 3 p.m. today in the chapel, followed by the lighting of 9,000 luminaria at 4 p.m. Bagpiper Rick Conrad performs Christmas music. Rest Haven Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-3575.


Music and luminarias

St. James Brass Quintet and Haven Church Senior Choir present seasonal music. Light refreshments follow, then a luminaria display at Rest Haven Cemetery. 5 p.m. today. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Free.

Oller House open house

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Victorian-era Oller House is decorated on the theme "The Spirits of Christmas." 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Oller House, 138 W. Main St.

Holiday open house

FUNKSTOWN - Local artists display their items, which include pottery, jewelry, soaps and lotions, beeswax candles, woven items and other gifts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Y2Knit, 100 E. Baltimore St. Call 301-766-4543 or go to

Christmas open house at animal shelter

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Antietam Humane Society's Christmas open house. Refreshments are served. Pet photos with Santa. All proceeds benefit the AHS spay/neuter program. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Antietam Humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road.

The trains of Christmas

Model trains operating in a snow scene. 1 to 5 p.m. today and Sunday. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. $4, adults; 50 cents, ages 4 through 12; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-739-4665.

Colonial Christmas

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Yule log lighting, music, caroling and refreshments in the Gen. Adam Stephen House. 6 to 9 p.m. today; 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call 304-267-4434 or go to

Live nativity

Inspired by Ted Dekker's story of The Drummer Boy. Refreshments follow. 6:30 p.m. today and Sunday. Church lawn of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-733-4720 or 301-790-2303.

Christmas celebration and parade of horses

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Approximately 400 horses are expected. 2 p.m. Sunday. Parade starts at Charles Town Races & Slots and continues down Main Street. Call Suzie at 304-728-7455 or go to

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