Staff picks for Nov. 24 to 30

November 23, 2011
  • Shepherdstown opens its holiday celebration with Santas arrival Friday. Other events on the schedule for upcoming weekends include a bonfire, horse-drawn-carriage tours, live music, an ice-carving festival, a Christmas bazaar and Christmas parade.
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Santa comes to Long Meadow
Santa Claus arrives on a firetruck at 10 a.m. Friday. He will meet with children from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Long Meadow Shopping Center, corner of Northern and Potomac avenues, Hagerstown.

Holiday magic
West Virginia Wizards Assembly No. I Fellowship of Family Entertainment presents eight magicians and illusionists, including Michael T, Mario Orsini, Susie the Clown, David Wayne and others. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., downtown Martinsburg, W.Va. $7; $4 students, advance; $8; $5 students, at the door. Call 304-279-2858 or 304-260-9382.

‘A Christmas Carol’
Full Circle Theater Company presents a one-man adaptation of Dickens’ classic holiday story “A Christmas Carol,” featuring Devan Whitacre. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 4. Full Circle Theater Company, 113 S. Princess St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10; $8, students and children. Call 304-268-7798.

Night of 1,000 Laughs
Shepherdstown Opera House in association with Shepherdstown 250 and Nutz & Boltz Comedy will present Night of 1,000 Laughs. 9 p.m. Friday, doors open at 8 p.m. Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-876-3704 or go to

Organ recital
Wayne Wold will present a pipe organ concert celebrating Leon Cross. 3 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-733-0144.

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Christmas in Shepherdstown
An opening holiday and birthday celebration for a yearlong commemoration of the history of Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Friday. Tree lighting and Santa’s arrival, bonfire, horse-drawn-carriage tours, live music, model-train show, ice-carving festival, community dinner, Christmas bazaar and Christmas parade. Fridays, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2; Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3; Sunday, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. Times vary. For a complete listing, go to or

Book festival
Books from local authors as well as a series of readings and short workshops. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ice House, 138 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Free. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

Toy market
Dancing Bear Toy’s ninth annual market for children. Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26; 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1; 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16; noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Cultural Arts Center, entrances at 15 N. Market St. and 15 W. Patrick St., downtown Frederick, Md. Free. Go to

‘Ice Cream and Bourbon’
Artwork by Christian Madenspacher, advance placement studio art and ceramics instructor at Linganore High School. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m .Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Continues through November. Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-791-3132 or go to

Holiday music
Holiday music by Project Natale. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hagerstown Premium Outlets, 495 Premium Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-790-0300.

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