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Staff picks for Nov. 10 to 16

November 10, 2011
  • Santa arrives by train at his holiday home in Valley Malls center court Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Children are invited to make a special holiday craft from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children visiting Santa will receive a free gift.
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The Top Five

Treasure Sale preview reception
Get a first look at this year’s treasures. Wine, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Hosted by The Singer Society. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown. $20. The ticket includes a $5 coupon toward any purchase of $35 or more at the treasure sale on Saturday, Nov. 12. Call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.org.

Cowboy-themed Christmas show
Pre-dinner activities, chuck-wagon dinner and a musical drama with a Christian message. Andy Rotz will twirl ropes, throw knives, spin guns and do tricks with his trained horse, Idja. For ages 4 and older. Opens 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; shows continue through Friday, Dec. 30. Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. Tickets cost $13 to $33. Call 301-797-7999. Go to AntietamRecreation.com.

Veterans Day
Friday is Veterans Day, and veterans organizations across the Tri-State area will observe the day by laying wreaths and hosting speakers. See a complete list at www.herald-mail.com.

Old Time Radio Show
Full Circle Theater Company will present an old-time radio show with music and stories, including mysteries, drama, comedy, satire and adventure. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13. Full Circle Theater Company, 113 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10; $8, students. Call 304-268-7798 or email info@fullcircletheaterco.org.

Greens show
On Sunday, floral designer Jeanne Ha will demonstrate how to decorate for the holidays at the Women’s Club in Hagerstown. Door prizes and refreshments. 2 p.m. The Women’s Club, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. $12. Tickets are available through Crossroads Garden Club members or by calling 301-739-0870 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Moller organ recital
The concert will feature local musicians in organ, instrumental and vocal music. 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 24 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown. Freewill offering, light refreshments. Call 301-791-1738.

Welcome Santa
Santa arrives by train at his holiday home in Valley Mall’s center court Saturday at 9:45 a.m. 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 www.shopthevalleymall.com.

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

African artist in Hagerstown
Paintings by Nigerian-born artist Buchi Upjohn. Meet-the-artist reception, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 2. Just Lookin’ Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-714-2278 or email justlookin@justlookin.com.

Fall pops concert
Mercersburg Academy’s fall pops concert featuring Magalia, Octet and the jazz band. 8 p.m. Saturday at Mercersburg Academy’s Burgin Center for the Arts’ Simon Theatre, 300 E. Seminary St., Mercersburg, Pa. Call 717-328-6173 or go to www.mercersburg.edu.

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