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Five for your planner: Sunday, Dec. 30

December 28, 2012
  • Members of Williamsport Polar Bear Club will raise funds for the Humane Society of Washington County at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Williamsport Boat Ramp.
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1. Dip your toes into the Potomac

Members of Williamsport Polar Bear Club will raise funds for the Humane Society of Washington County at noon Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Williamsport Boat Ramp. Participants will become official members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club. Noon. Williamsport Boat Ramp. $20, includes a Polar Bear zipper pull, window decal and Williamsport Polar Bear Club certificate. Call 301-733-2060. Sign up will also be available New Year's Day.

2. For the fiddlers

Fiddle Summit showcase concert will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Presbyterian Church, 100 Washington St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. Performing are fiddlers Kimberley Fraser, pictured; David Kaynor, Joe Herrman and Andrea Hoag; Karen Ashbrook on hammered dulcimer, Paul Oorts on mandolin, guitar and accordion, and pianist Dave Wiesler. Tickets cost $8 to $18; free for Shepherd students with Rambler ID. Call 304-263-2531, go to www.smad.us or email updf@earthlink.net.

3. Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve dance will be from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at Ramada Plaza, 1718 Underpass Way, Halfway. Benefit dance with Sean Collins and the Backbeats, playing Motown and oldies hits. Sponsored by Unity of Hagerstown. Proceeds benefit REACH of Washington County. Dress is casual to evening wear. Bring a party hat. $30 at the door. Call 240-409-5940 or email unityhagerstown@live.com.

4.  Photo in time

An opening reception of Hali Taylor's "A Photographic Impression of Jefferson County" will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at AHA! Fire Hall Gallery, 108 N. George St., Charles Town, W.Va. Photos show what what Jefferson County looked like in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Jan. 26. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Email cfraula@me.com.

5. On the lookout

Winter Wonderland Hike will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Hike around the lake and learn about wildlife, including bald eagles, white-tailed deer, squirrels, chipmunks and red-tailed hawks. Easy 1.5 miles for all ages. Wear clothes for the weather (rain, snow or shine) and bring drinking water and a camera (optional). Meet at Greenbrier State Park visitor center, off U.S. 40, east of Hagerstown. Call 301-791-4767.

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