Top five events: Tuesday, Dec. 6

December 05, 2011

1. Holiday nostalgia

Old Tyme Christmas will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at various sites in Funkstown.  Activities throughout Funkstown, including Yule log bonfire, guitar performances by Barbara Ingram School of Fine Arts guitar students, a piano recital, craft show, ornament-decorating contest for children, and Santa at Town Hall. For complete schedule, go to

2. Having fun with Mike Rayburn

"A Very Funny Christmas with Mike Rayburn" will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, Covenant Baptist Church, 7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $15; $10 for groups of 10 or more; $25 VIP. Go to For directions, go to

3. A look at the Civil War

Charles Town, W.Va., author Bob O'Connor will sign his new book "A House Divided Against Itself" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at  Four Seasons Books, 116 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Other books by O'Connor will also be sold and signed by the author. Go to

4. Light up the night

Hundreds of luminarias will light up the night in honor of veterans and those who serve from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Widmeyer Park, Park Road, Hancock. Sponsored by Hancock in Motion. 5 to 10 p.m. Free, donations accepted.

5. Brassy afternoon

Hub City Brass will perform holiday music from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Hagerstown Premium Outlets, 495 Premium Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown. Free.

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