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WEG's Top Fives

November 25, 2009

The top five things to do this week



Trim the trees

The sixth annual Festival of Trees has a new, larger location - Hager Hall Conference & Event Center in Hagerstown. Check out the trees and indulge in Christmas whimsy starting Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Bah humbug!

The Full Circle Theater Company in Shepherdstown, W.Va., brings the classic Charles Dickens tale, "A Christmas Carol," to life in a dramatic reading, including food, drink and live music. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 27.

Germany and Christmas

Starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, Jonathan Hager House and Museum will offer tours plus all you ever wanted to know about Christmas trees, Yule logs and other German Christmas customs we still use today.

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Songs on Saturday

Visitors will find bottomless coffee and plenty of sounds at the Saturday at The Summit music series at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. Check out who's next on stage for this Saturday, Nov. 28.

Shop it out

The turkey has come and gone. Some people are already plotting and scheming their Black Friday bargains. Happy shopping.




The five free things do to do this week



Happy Thanksgiving

Take a moment this Thanksgiving Day and be grateful for the good things in your life. Want to get out and have fun this holiday weekend? See page A17 for our calendar of events.

Book signings of the holidays

Seventeen inspirational authors will meet the public and sign books at Hagerstown Hometown Holiday on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Virginia Avenue Church of God in Halfway.

Santa and Shepherdstown

Enjoy holiday festivities with a Victorian theme throughout Historic Shepherdstown, W.Va. Christmas in Shepherdstown starts Friday, Nov. 27. Events are scheduled Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 6. Go to www.christmasinshepherdstown.com.

A history of shopping

A free lecture about the history of buying stuff is told through the lens of old department store catalogs will take place Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Washington County Free Library's Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. To reserve a seat, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Voltaggio brothers showdown

Part one of Bravo TV's "Top Chef: Las Vegas" season finale airs Wednesday, Dec. 2. Chef-testants and Frederick County, Md., natives Michael and Bryan Voltaggio - who's chef and partner at Volt restaurant in Frederick, Md. - are still in the running. "Top Chef" airs at 10 p.m.

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