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December 17, 2009

The top five things to do this week



Happy holidays from the MSO

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra hopes to prove there's no place like home at its annual holiday concert, "Home for the Holidays," on Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20, at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. See story.

It's elementary

The Full Circle Theater Company of Shepherdstown, W.Va., presents "Holmes & Watson." Performances continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, Dec. 20.

'A Christmas Portrait'

Potomac Playmakers presents its Christmas revue Friday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Dec. 20. $10, general admission. The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8182 or go to www.potomacplaymakers.com.

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Raise the curtain

Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," the holiday perennial whose plot prods audiences to find new meaning in the Christmas story. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 20, at The Capitol Theatre.

Play me a tune

Piano jazz soloist Jim Brickman performs holiday tunes Wednesday night at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, Md.




The five free things to do this week



Look at those lights

Assistant Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle has rounded up the best spots to see displays of holiday lights in the Tri-State region. See story.

Live nativity

The story of the nativity told with Christmas music and live animals. 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport. Visitors may view the free performances from their vehicles or sitting on hay bales on the church lawn. Call 301-223-8887.

Free Christmas concert

The Williamsport Community Band performs Christmas music at a concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20. Williamsport High School auditorium, 1 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport. E-mail mclinga@aol.com.

'The Christmas Toy'

Children are invited to make a reindeer hand puppet and watch Jim Henson's film "The Christmas Toy" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Washington County Free Library's meeting room, 100 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-739-3250 ext. 132.

Hut, hut, hut

Catch your favorite home team on the gridiron. The Baltimore Ravens play the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Dec. 20. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers also play Sunday. The Redskins play the Giants on Monday, Dec. 21. Check your local TV listings.

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