Five for your planner: Tuesday, Nov. 8

November 07, 2011
  • Santa will make his arrival Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Valley Mall
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1. Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa arrives by train at his holiday home in Valley Mall's center court at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Children are invited to make a special holiday craft from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children visiting Santa will receive a free gift. The first 50 children to purchase a photo with Santa will receive a plush holiday toy. Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. Go to

2. 'Forms in Motion'

"Forms in Motion" exhibit opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., downtown Hagerstown. Paintings by Nigerian-born artist Buchi Upjohn. Meet-the-artist reception, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 2. Free. Call 301-714-2278 or email

3. It's game time!

In honor of American Library Association's National Gaming Day, the public is invited to play board games and Wii, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Boonsboro Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. There will be a surprise contest. For all ages. Call 301-432-5723 to register.

4. Christmas chili?

Jefferson County Parks & Recreation will hold a chili cook off and holiday craft fair Saturday, Nov. 12 , at the Jefferson County Community Center, 235 Sam Michaels Lane, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. The cook off is open to amateurs and restaurants. Activities for children. Free chili tasting, noon to 3 p.m. Event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. $10 chili cook off entry free; $30 craft fair entry fee. Spectator admission free. Open to ages 10 and older. Call 304-728-3207 or email

5. What does your future hold?

The Festival of Light will be  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13. Ice House, corner of Independence and Mercer, Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Festival of Light is a psychic fair and alternative healing expo with practitioners of spiritual and physical healing techniques, lectures, mini-workshops and demonstrations. Call 304-258-3509 or 304-258-2693.

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