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EDUCATION
December 26, 2011
The St. Mary Catholic School Band recently went to each classroom and played Christmas music for the students. After several years, the music program has recently been re-established under the leadership of Susan Mott, who is also a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012
The Top Five Tie-dyed tribute band On the Bus will present Grateful Dead music. 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-876-3704 or go to www.operahouselive.com . Civil War Christmas Learn what Christmas was like during the time of the Civil War. Speakers, handouts, songs, decorations and treats. Have your photo taken with Civil War Santa Claus Jim Tent. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | December 21, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Musicians toting recorders, viols and other Renaissance-era instruments will converge in Shepherdstown to perform Christmas music popular 600 years ago. Shepherdstown Music & Dance, a collective of local musicians and dancers, will host a holiday candlelight concert Saturday night at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The concert will feature three acts - the Ballata Recorder Ensemble, Singin' the Bones and Hesperus - which will all perform Renaissance-era music, said organizer Joanie Blanton.
NEWS
January 5, 2009
The Potomac Heights Elementary School band traveled around to the school's classrooms to serenade everyone with Christmas music. The band is led by William Mott. Mr. Sawtelle's first-grade class serenaded the office staff with "Oh Welcome to Winter Town. "
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 31, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - They brought fans instead of blankets. They drank lemonade, not hot chocolate. And there are still 147 shopping days until Christmas. But that didn't stop Santa Claus and his helper from showing up at the City Park band shell Sunday night and passing out candy to the nearly 300 people there. Lynn Rushing, of Hagerstown, dressed in a Santa suit and his daughter, Laura Gross, dressed in an elf costume for the Hagerstown Municipal Band's Christmas in July performance.
NEWS
December 16, 2006
Rest Haven Cemetery's 19th annual Festival of Lights will be today at the cemetery at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Northern avenues in Hagerstown. A memorial concert by the Market Street Brass Quintet will be at 3 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel. At 4 p.m., the lighting of the 9,000 luminarias will take place. Bagpiper Rick Conrad will perform Christmas music throughout the cemetery while volunteers light the luminarias. The public is invited to attend the concert and participate in the lighting of the luminarias.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Joseph Wolfe said he didn't want to be overlooked this year by Santa, so the 7-year-old took matters into his own hands. As children gathered around Santa during the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Monday on Public Square in Hagerstown, Joseph, wearing a hat that said, "Tiny Elf," muscled through the crowd to let his holiday wish list be known. "I asked for a FurReal Pony," Joseph said. "I tell (Santa) every single year. But what do I get ... Something different.
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Lisa Prejean | October 23, 2011
When a high school student recently entered my classroom softly singing “Joy to the World,” her pleasant countenance made me smile. There's something about fall that turns our hearts toward the home, the hearth and the holidays. Yes, it is only October, but holiday performances are right around the corner, and our high school choir is working on Christmas music. Weeks of preparation are needed so that everyone knows the words, the notes, the timing. Likewise, our church choir has been working on Christmas music for a few weeks now, too. Cantatas require a lot of practice, so we're doing what we can to prepare.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
The top five things to do this week Happy holidays from the MSO The Maryland Symphony Orchestra hopes to prove there's no place like home at its annual holiday concert, "Home for the Holidays," on Saturday, Dec. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 20, at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. See story . It's elementary The Full Circle Theater Company of Shepherdstown, W.Va., presents "Holmes & Watson. " Performances continue Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, Dec. 20. 'A Christmas Portrait' Potomac Playmakers presents its Christmas revue Friday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Dec. 20. $10, general admission.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | December 7, 2011
Hancock will be all lit up this Saturday night. The 17th annual luminaria display in the three historic High Street cemeteries begins at sundown. The adjoining cemeteries are owned by St. Thomas' Episcopal, St. Peter's Catholic and Hancock Presbyterian churches. Turn off Main Street onto Church Street, then right on High Street to drive through the cemeteries. About 2,500 candles in bags will be placed by church volunteers and local Girl Scouts. Hancock's Boy Scouts Troop 15 will handle the cleanup the next day. After visiting the cemeteries, visitors can drive to Widmeyer Park to see candles lit in honor of veterans, placed by Hancock in Motion.
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NEWS
December 21, 2012
Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, candlelight Christmas Eve service with communion at 11 p.m. Monday. Music by pianist Nick IntVeldt and soloist Deb IntVeldt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. A Christmas Eve barn service at 20905 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg at 11 p.m. Monday. Call 301-733-8387. Blair's Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday. The choir will present a cantata, Worship the King.
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NEWS
December 14, 2012
Christmas at the Pry House Learn what Christmas was like during the time of the Civil War. Have your photo taken with Civil War Santa Claus Jim Tent. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. $3 per person. Call 301-695-1864, ext. 14, email pryhouse@civilwarmed.org or go to www.civilwarmed.org . Holiday pottery sale and open house Allison Severance and Blair Meerfeld will host a holiday pottery sale and open house.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012
The Top Five Tie-dyed tribute band On the Bus will present Grateful Dead music. 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-876-3704 or go to www.operahouselive.com . Civil War Christmas Learn what Christmas was like during the time of the Civil War. Speakers, handouts, songs, decorations and treats. Have your photo taken with Civil War Santa Claus Jim Tent. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Pry House Field Hospital Museum, 18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | December 12, 2012
Last week's rain delayed the luminarias display in the churchyards along High Street and  the organizers are going to try again Saturday. The candle-lighting display will take place in the historic Hancock churchyards and in Widmeyer Park. The display in Widmeyer Park was already planned for this Saturday, so it will be an evening of lights in Hancock.  If you wish to help assemble, place and light the luminarias in the cemeteries around and behind St. Thomas' Episcopal and St. Peter's Catholic churches, plan to arrive about 10 a.m. in the back of the St. Peter's parking lot. Dress warmly for the weather.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 2012
1. Good tidings of great joy Children and youth will present the story of the Nativity as traditional and contemporary Christmas music plays in the background. Live animals are included. Show is at 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15,  and Sunday, Dec. 16, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport. Call 301-223-8887. 2. Friday night and viper jazz Woody Pines will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.
NEWS
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | December 5, 2012
Residents can still visit Charlie Brown Christmas - Reindeer in the Rafters at Springfield Farm Barn on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. There is an array of lighted trees and decorations. Santa will be there each night along with the giant talking bear. There is an electric train setup and nightly entertainment. Admission is free. Donations will be appreciated. 2012 keepsake ornament available For the fourth year, internationally-known glass artist Yemi has created a keepsake collectible ornament depicting a Williamsport landmark.
NEWS
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | November 25, 2012
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church  will hold its annual holiday cookie sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be a variety of cookies and candy to purchase.  The cookies will be bagged six per bag and customers can mix and match a cookie tray.  There will also be soups and sandwiches for carryout only. Soups cost $6 per quart. Most sandwiches cost $2.75 each. Country ham sandwiches will cost $3.50 each.  The church is at 1020 Maryland Ave. across from South End Shopping Center.
EDUCATION
December 26, 2011
The St. Mary Catholic School Band recently went to each classroom and played Christmas music for the students. After several years, the music program has recently been re-established under the leadership of Susan Mott, who is also a member of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
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