Weekend calendar - Dec. 3

December 02, 2011

Book signing

Rose DeNaro will sign copies of her book "The Incredible, Unforgettable Adventures of Jaxby." Today, 10 a.m. Four Seasons Books, 116 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Call 1-888-361-9473 or send an email to

Book signing

Holiday book signing event featuring Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb, Grace Burrows, Anita Clenney, Joyce Lamb and local authors S.D. Sawyer and Tim Snyder. Today, noon to 2 p.m. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Free tickets available beginning at 10 a.m. Call 301-432-4588 or go to

Civil War historian

Historian Ted Alexander will answer questions about the Civil War and sign copies of his book "The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day." Today, 1 to 4 p.m. Oller House, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-1747.

Saturday Plus

Dean Burkett, aka Mr. Magic, presents Magic and You. Today, 2 p.m. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Free with museum admission of $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076 or go to

Community tree lighting

Santa arrives by horse-drawn wagon, with tree lighting and children's games. Today, 3 to 5 p.m. Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Free. Go to

Charlie Brown Christmas

Discarded Christmas trees are decorated for the holiday. Today, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, 5 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 6, noon to 5 p.m. Springfield Barn Museum, 15 Springfield Lane, Williamsport. Free. Call 301-223-7711 or go to

Memorial Illumination

Antietam National Battlefield's Memorial Illumination features a five-mile route through acres and acres of luminarias, one for each of the Battle of Antietam's 23,110 casualties. Today, 6 p.m. Enter at Antietam National Battlefield's entrance off Md. 34 east of Sharpsburg. Free. Call 301-432-5124 or go to

Parade and tree lighting

A parade will bring Santa Claus into town and to the large Christmas tree on Main Street at Joseph Hancock Jr. Park. Santa Claus will meet children; parents may bring their cameras. Today, 6 p.m. West Main Street, Hancock. Call 301-988-2776 or send an email to

Beatlemania Now

A tribute band performing music by The Beatles. Today, 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $20 to $35; free for ages 12 and younger. Call 301-790-3500 or go to

Christmas 1864

Re-enactors and park staff present "Captain Flagg's Quarter Master City: Approach of Peace 1864," a glimpse at Christmas in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., just after Lincoln's re-election. Today and Sunday. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Call 304-535-6895.

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