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Five events for your planner: Tuesday, Dec. 13

December 12, 2011
  • Jonathan Hager House offers tours of German Christmas customs and decorations on selected days in December.
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1. German Christmas traditions
Tours of Hager House’s German Christmas decorations and customs. By appointment only with 24-hour advance notice. Available dates: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 16 and 23, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, Hagerstown. Admission is $1 to $3; free for ages 5 and younger. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 183 or 116. Go to www.hagerhouse.org.

2. Early music
Flory Jagoda, pictured, and Trio Sefardi will perform music from the centuries-old Sephardic tradition, developed by Jews in medieval Europe. Hosted by Shepherdstown Music and Dance. 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, corner of King and Washington streets in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Tickets cost $8 to $15. Call 304-263-2531 or email updf@earthlink.net.

3. Civil War holiday
Experience Christmas as it might have been during the Civil War. Light refreshments, entertainment, re-enactors and more. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17. Belle Boyd House, 136 E. Race St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Free; donations accepted. Call 304-267-4713.

4. Decorated wreaths
Decorated wreaths will be on display at downtown businesses through Friday, Dec. 16. All wreaths will be for sale with proceeds to be shared among artists and Council for the Arts. Silent auction bidding at the council’s gallery at 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

5. ‘Lucille’ winds down
Washington County Playhouse will present “Liquored-Up Lucille’s Holiday Bonanaz.” (Lucille is too liquored up to spell "Bonanza" properly.) 6 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 16 and 23, and Saturday, Dec. 17; and 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $25 to $38.50; show only on Fridays costs $15. Call 301-739-7469.

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