Weekend Calendar

December 09, 2010

Olde Tyme Christmas

Christmas activities in Funkstown Community Park, wagon rides, caroling at St. Paul Lutheran Church and extended shopping hours. 6 to 9 p.m. today throughout Funkstown. For complete schedule, go to

Civil War Santa

Christmas program with caroling, historical talk and Kevin Rawlings in Civil War Santa Claus outfit who will read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and visit with children of all ages. Begins at 6:30 p.m. today. Free. Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg.

Holiday Artisan Sale

Local artists and crafters will offer pottery, jewelry, soaps, hand-knitted items, iron work and more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Y2Knit, 100 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Call 301-766-4543.


Holiday craft bazaar

More than 50 vendors will sell holiday crafts, decorations and Christmas gifts. Plus, photographs with Santa, face painting, food, prizes and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Call 301-241-5085.

Festival of Lights

The Appalachian Wind Quintet will perform in the chapel of the funeral home. Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday. Luminarias will be lighted at 4 p.m. as a bagpiper plays. Rest Haven Funeral Chapel and Cemetery, Hagerstown. Open to the public. Call 301-733-3575.

Open house

The Victorian-era Oller House invites the public to see Teddy bear decorations, vintage toys and a train and light refreshments. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free and open to the public. Call 717-762-1747.

Smithsburg Christmas

Smithsburg’s annual Hometown Christmas features breakfast with Santa, a Christmas parade at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by the children’s Christmas party with Santa at Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Department, 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg. E-mail

Plumb Grove

Christmas Clear Spring Historical Society members plan a Currier and Ives-themed Christmas for visitors. 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Plumb Grove, corner Broadfording Road and North Martin Street, Clear Spring. Admission costs $5, adults. Call Clear Spring Town Hall, 301-842-2342.

Holiday concert

St. James Brass Quintet and the Haven Lutheran Church Senior Choir will perform holiday music. Refreshments follow. 5 p.m. Saturday. Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown. Free and open to the public. Call 301-733-5056.

Open house in mansion

Visitors may tour the McFarland House and see period Christmas decorations in the 1878 mansion. Light refreshments will be served. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Bring canned and boxed food items for Loaves and Fishes. Call 304-263-1890.

Jazz and bossa-nova

Leigh Goodwin Trio will present jazz standards, Brazilian bossa nova, contemporary pop and some classical music. Part of Noteworthy Sundays, hosted by Washington County Free Library. 3 p.m. Sunday. Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, 7 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Go to

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