Staff picks for Dec. 15 to 21

December 15, 2011
  • Williamsport Community Band will present its Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at St. James Brethren Church.
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The Top Five

‘The Perfect Gift’
The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will present its holiday Radio City-style spectacular. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $10 to $25. Call 301-790-3500 or go to

Sephardic music
Flory Jagoda and Trio Sefardi will perform music from the centuries-old Sephardic tradition, developed by the Jews of Spain as they they migrated across Europe. Hosted by Shepherdstown Music and Dance. 4 p.m. Sunday 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

Christmas concert
The Hagerstown Municipal Band’s Christmas concert with soloists, an audience sing-along and a visit from Santa Claus. 3 p.m. Sunday at The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets are $5 to $20. For tickets, call 717-263-0202 or go to

The Secret Santa Tour
Performers include Move Out West, Rocky Loves Emily, Skyhawk Drive, Matinee @ Midnight, The Sleeper Pick, May Weather and Lights on the Atlantic. 6 p.m. Monday at Right Choice Ministries, 20204 Old Forge Road, Hagerstown. $10 per person. For all ages. Call 301-797-8157 or email

‘A Christmas Carol’
Maryland Ensemble Theatre will present Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. $12 to $22. Additional service charges may apply. Call 301-600-2828 or go to

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Band concert
Williamsport Community Band will present its Christmas concert. 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James. Call 301-223-6538.

Blue, blue Christmas
A Blue Christmas in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., will take place Saturday near Blue Ridge Summit Free Library. Activities include: 4 to 6 p.m. firetruck rides by Fountaindale Volunteer Fire Department, horse and carriage rides, open house at Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, refreshments, hands-on craft for kids at the library, songs of the season by Rich Fehle and others, door prizes; 6 p.m. tree lighting ceremony, bring an ornament to be placed on the tree in honor of a loved one, Cadette Girl Scout Troop 80882 will perform a liturgical dance. At the Church of Transfiguration, 6:30 p.m. Appalachian Wind Quintet concert, 7 p.m. Victorian Christmas service, 7:30 p.m. special reading of letters written during the Civil War read by reenactors from Cumberland Valley Rifles. Call 717-642-5645.

Model trains
The public is invited to an open house, with 3,700 pieces of rolling stock in three layouts totalling more than 1,500 square feet. Also, tickets available for model train giveaways. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-263-6447 or go to

Music at the Library series
Civil War re-enactor and musician Rick Garland will present “O’ Be JoyFull’s Christmas Show.” 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at South Jefferson Public Library, 49 Church St., Summit Point, W.Va. For information, go to or email

‘Hark the Herald’
A live choir musical with drama portraying the Christmas story. Childcare provided. 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hancock Assembly of God, 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock. Free. Call 301-678-5313 or email

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