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  1. The Jefferson County Museum- New Vintage Toy Exhibit

    August 6, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    The Jefferson County Museum is opening a new exhibit featuring vintage toys owned by Jane Knott Snyder Miller, who was born and raised near Shepherdstown. The collection includes wooden doll furniture, porcelain dolls, doll clothing, and a teddy bear. Mrs. Snyder’s son, Lige B. (Ben) Miller, Jr. generously donated the items to the museum. The exhibit will be open from Tuesday, August 6, until mid-December.

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  2. Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace

    November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019

    Shepherdstown Holiday Marketplace offers fresh seasonal greenery, festive foods, and local handmade items perfect for your holiday enjoyment! Shop small this holiday season.

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  3. Glory Days Dining for Dollars- AWSJC

    December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

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  4. Middleway Volunteer Fire Company

    December 6, 2019 - December 22, 2019

    All dates will start at 6pm December 6th- Rose Hill, Meadowlands, Shady Acres, Russell Trailer Park, and Hidden River. December 7th- Strider Road, Bowers Road, Paynes Ford Road, and Chapel View. December 9th- Middleway Area, Cherry Hill Farms, Happy Creek, and Abelow Farms. December 13th- Willingham Road, Shirley Road, South Childs Road, North Childs Road. December 14th- Breakfast with Santa at Middleway Volunteer Fire Company 8am-11am. December 15th- Harry Shirley Road, Guy Cornell Estates, Sulpher Springs Road, Archer Road, and Egypt Road December 20th- Hinton Road, Box Factory Road, Summit Point Area to the VA Boarder. December 21st and 22nd will be make up days if needed. We will have a link for tracker system that will be updated nightly so you can see were Santa is and be prepared.

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  5. Monday Story Time- Charles Town Library

    December 9, 2019, All Day

    Join us each week for Children’s Story Time! WHEN: Mondays at 10:30am WHERE: The Perry Room at Charles Town Library WHAT: Stories, music, stickers and fun! WHO: Children up to 2nd grade but all are welcome Storytime is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please email our children services coordinator, Debbie, at: kids@ctlibrary.org.

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  6. 7th Annual ‘Souper’ Bird Walk in Harpers Ferry

    December 11, 2019, All Day

    This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children will be welcome. Please register below. Participants will meet in the parking lot at the intersection of Shenandoah Street and Route 340 at 9:30 a.m. Please note that parking in this lot requires a National Park pass or payment of the entrance fee.

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  7. Kris Kringle- Old Opera House

    December 13, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    A busy month ahead at the Old Opera House. KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, December 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and The NUTCRACKER, December 20, 21, 22. Plus the Potomac River Artists Guild in the Jean Heiler Art Gallery Dec 5-22. You don't want to miss the fun!! Tickets: www.oldoperahouse.org

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  8. Santa's Polar Party

    December 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us as we welcome Santa to the Sam Michaels Park North Pole. Get into the Christmas spirit and visit with Santa and other special guests. Enjoy a fun craft and have your picture taken with Santa. Join Mrs. Claus in the "cookie kitchen" and help kids decorate their very own Christmas cookies! Kids will get to use decorating bags of frosting and sparkles and sprinkles! We will also have Santa's Lego Workshop where kids will have the opportunity to build a Lego Christmas themed mini-set! And it wouldn't be a visit to the "North Pole" without a visit to the elves' playground where kids will get to bounce and "sled" down the inflatable "snow hill". Concessions will be available for an additional fee. ** Kids ages 16 and below should register for this event. Adults are free** **Adults and children under 1 years of age are free** PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION THE NIGHT OF THIS EVENT.

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  9. 16th Annual Friendship Fire Company Christmas Parade

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Join us for our 16th annual Christmas Parade. Our parade is focused on Community engagement and fellowship! Bring the family out to for all the fun, and to see Santa ride on his favorite fire truck...We are eager to show off our brand new Engine Tanker to the community! Parade route starts at HF Middle School and will move down Washington street...the parade route ends at the Fire House...One change we incorporated this year due to logistics...We are featuring Santa at our Breakfast event PRIOR TO THE PARADE at the fire station...we will NOT be hosting the public at the conclusion of the parade as in the past...Santa has to make a quick trip back to the North Pole.

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  10. 49th Annual Harpers Ferry - Bolivar Olde Tyme Christmas Festival

    December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    The Olde Tyme Christmas festival offers performances meant to capture the spirit of a historic Christmas celebration, where quaintly decorated streets come alive for the holiday season! Some attractions include: - Shops and restaurants with extended hours and special sales - Horse-drawn wagon rides - Historic candy-making demonstration and class - Santa and Mrs. Claus strolling through town - Live performances by musicians and historians - A live performance of the Nativity play at historic St. Peter's Catholic Church The Yule Log and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off this holiday event at 7 pm on Friday, Dec. 6. Shops are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Sundays. Consider extending the fun and spending a night or two in lovely nearby accommodations! To find a list of places to stay, check https://www.harpersferryotc.com/map-of-harpers-ferry-and-bolivar.

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  11. A One Man production of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

    December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    Sit back and enjoy A Christmas Carol like you've never seen it before! I'm returning to Harpers Ferry to spread a little Christmas cheer with my one-man rendition of Charles Dicken's classic tale.

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  12. Afternoon with Santa- Schewels Home

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Santa is visiting our store! Bring your family and fur babies to sit on Santa’s lap! Don’t forget your camera to capture the memory! We’ll have cookies for the kids and treats for the fur babies! This is a free event!

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  13. Breakfast with Santa at Chick-fil-a

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Reserve your spot now at the Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 14 at 8:30 a.m. We will have such fun with Santa, the Chick-fil-A Cow, doing a craft, taking pictures and facepainting. The event cost for children 3-up will be $12 which includes all the above and breakfast. Please go to https://www.itickets.com/register/new/439712 to purchase tickets. Deadline is December 6.

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  14. Breakfast With Santa- Harpers Ferry

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Santa will join us for breakfast. He will be available to take photos and gather all those Christmas wish lists. After Breakfast, Santa will ride on a fire truck during the Christmas Parade! The Parade starts at 2:30 p.m.

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  15. Build a Bird Feeder

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    In partnership with our friends at Sunny Meadows Garden Center, we’re hosting a Build a Bird Feeder workshop on Saturday, December 14th at our Cool Spring Preserve Nature Center.

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  16. Christmas Toy Drive and Jedi Training

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Marine Toys for Tots Toy Drive and Jedi Training is hosted by members of the 501st Legion, Garrison Corellia December 14, 2019 11:00 am-2:00 pm Jefferson County Community Center in Sam Michaels Park Please bring a NEW toy to donate to Marine Toys for Tots This is a drop-in event. Pre-registration is not required. Participants may participate in activities of their choice. Activities will be available on a rolling basis, and will not require the entire scheduled time to complete. Thank you for your generous support, and helping to make Christmas a little brighter for children in our area. Sincerely, Marine Toys for Tots 501st Legion, Garrison Corellia Jefferson County Parks and Recreation For more information about the 501st Legion, Garrison Corellia, please visit: https://www.garrisoncorellia.com/

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  17. Claymont Mansion's Annual Holiday Open House & Tour

    December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    Charles Town’s Claymont Mansion will host its annual Holiday Open House Tour on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th, both days from 1:00 to 4:00pm. The Historic Georgian-style Mansion was the home of Bushrod Corbin Washington, the grand-nephew of George Washington. The Mansion was built in 1820 and is listed on the National Historic Register. It is the grandest of the Washington Family homes. This year’s Open House will kick off the 200th Anniversary of the Claymont Mansion. A self-guided historical tour of the Mansion will be offered, as well as light refreshments. Come have cup of hot cider and enjoy the history and festive decorations on display. A suggested donation of $5 will help support the ongoing restoration effort. The Mansion is located at 577 Claymont Mansion Road, Charles Town. For additional information call 304-725-4437 or email: claymontoffice@claymont.org.

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  18. Pictures with Santa at Needful Things

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Santa will be stopping by to see how the little boys and girls have been doing and to check his list twice. Fur babies welcome as well as any other animal babies you have. Cant wait to see everyone. Pictures will be $5

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  19. Pizza with Santa

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Join Ranson Parks and Recreation for this years Ranson Reindeer Games, a Christmas event full of prizes and fun for your family. Bring your camera and join us in celebration with Santa and Mrs Claus. Kids can enjoy delicious pizza by Pizza City and join in on games and activities provided by Harvest Pointe Community Church while supplies last. This event is open to the public and free to children 10 and under- $2 for children 10 and above who wishes to eat lunch with Santa Ranson Parks and Recreation will be gratefully accepting donations. Proceeds from this event will be used for Ranson Parks and Recreation continued community program development. For more info call Ranson parks and Recreation 304-725-2437 See Less

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  20. Stuff-A-Bus To Keep the Kids Warm

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Help keep our local children warm this winter by donating items from our list of clothes and toiletries. These items can be brought to our restaurant and given at the big yellow school bus that will be here on Saturday, December 14 from 8 am till 5 pm that day. Jefferson County Schools will help to distribute these items to the children that need them. Please be a blessing to a child this winter. If you have any questions or want to know how your organization can help with donations feel free to contact June at 304-728-1175.

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  21. TubaChristmas

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    The 2019 TubaChristmas will take place on Saturday, December 14, at 1 p.m. on the steps of McMurran Hall. This annual concert is free and open to the public with a rain location in Reynolds Hall. Tuba and euphonium players of any skill level are welcome to participate. Registration for musicians begins at 10 a.m. in Reynolds Hall, with rehearsal beginning at 10:30 a.m. There is a small registration fee for musicians, which includes a collectible TubaChristmas button.

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  22. While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads

    December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

    A Victorian candy-making workshop. Learn the art and mystery of the confectioner’s Yuletide trade of making treats. Explore the world of sugar work and making of clear toy candy. There is a $25.00 workshop fee per person (children under 6 years old may attend for free with a registered adult) which includes supplies for candy recipes and instruction from a foodways expert. Classes are limited to 4 participants, and registration will close on November 24, 2019. As classes become unavailable due to being full, we will post updates here and on our website!

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  23. Winterfest at the MCC 2019

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Join us for a fun and festive evening with local vendors, a raffle, free cocoa, and a visit from the man himself--Santa Claus, who arrives at 6 PM! Spend time telling him what's on your list and be sure to snap a pic. Attending the event, visits with Santa, and cocoa are FREE! Local vendors will have their own prices for items they're selling. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 at the event. You do not need to be present to win.

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  24. Wreaths Across America Day

    December 14, 2019, All Day

    Local Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony to be held at Edge Hill Cemetery Join us to place wreaths on the graves of our veterans

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  25. A Handmade Christmas in Shepherdstown 2019

    December 14, 2019, 11:00 AM

    Dec. 14th: +Wild Rose Soap Co. Twindles Candle Co.: Soy candles, wax melts Winnieprises Jewelry Appalachian Chocolate Company Vintage Violet: Jewelry Mountain Mama Ink Art: alcohol-ink framed pictures, jewelry, coasters Mellow Works: wooden cutting boards, cheese platters, etc. Janeejo's Embroidery and Crafts Linda Steg: Christmas stockings Dog Tired Homestead: farm from Sharpsburg, MD with baked goods and jams for humans Crafty Moon Handmade Gifts: crochet Book 'n Dog Treats: dog treats and gifts for the dog lover! Shade's Farm Honey Crystal Flipz Designs: handmade glass bead jewelry Cotswald Down Crafts: sewing dolls aprons accessories for you and the home Keighty Crochet: Christmas ornaments, gifts, dolls Red Fence Quilting Nelsons Creative Wood Products, LLC Good Vibes Pottery

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  26. A Christmas Tea- Shepherdstown Community Club

    December 15, 2019, All Day

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  27. Christmas Bird Count PVAS

    December 15, 2019, All Day

    To participate contact Bob Dean: 304-671-4995 or bobdean52@gmail.com

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  28. Monday Story Time- Charles Town Library

    December 16, 2019, All Day

    Join us each week for Children’s Story Time! WHEN: Mondays at 10:30am WHERE: The Perry Room at Charles Town Library WHAT: Stories, music, stickers and fun! WHO: Children up to 2nd grade but all are welcome Storytime is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please email our children services coordinator, Debbie, at: kids@ctlibrary.org.

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  29. Dinner with Santa at Chick-Fil-A

    December 17, 2019, All Day

    Reserve your spot now at the Dinner with Santa event on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. We will have a great time with Santa, the Chick-fil-A Cow, doing a craft, taking pictures and special caroling entertainment. The cost of the event for children 3-up will be $12 which includes all the above activities and dinner. Please go to https://www.itickets.com/register/new/439713 to order your tickets. Deadline is December 13.

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  30. Paint Nite with Sheila - Ornaments for Christmas!

    December 17, 2019, All Day

    Our last workshop for 2019!!! Come join us for this beautiful ornament painting! This workshop is a structured class with templates and supplies provide. All we need is YOU! Painting is done on a 11x14 canvas. Workshop begins at 6:30 and typically runs 2-2 ½ hours. Join us for a fun evening! Surprise a friend and bring them along! The workshop is taught by local artist Sheila Mace from Art by Weeze. Class is sponsored by Elle’s Niche and held at 114 E Liberty Street. No experience necessary. We have lots of creative and messy fun so you might want to bring an apron or paint shirt. Finished Size: 11x14 and ready to hang Skill level: Easy to Moderate Age: 12 and up Price:$30 Please pre-register to save your spot in the workshop. Class fees cover the scheduled dates as stated above and are non-refundable.

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  31. Wee Naturalists: Critters in the Cold

    December 17, 2019, All Day

    Let’s learn about how critters stay cozy in the winter! Be sure to dress for the cold, as for part of the program we’ll be going on a short hike. We’ll also be making bird feeders using pinecones and peanut butter. If you or your child have a nut allergy, please e-mail the instructor so we can make accommodations. This program will be science-based and includes exploring, observing, discovering, and reflecting on the program theme. It will include time outside for nature exploration, so wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable for hiking and suitable for the weather.

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  32. ‘Third Wednesday’ Bird Walk at Cool Spring Preserve

    December 18, 2019, All Day

    PVAS Trip Leader: Beth Poole This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. Please register below. Join Beth Poole on her regularly scheduled ‘Third Wednesday’ bird walk at Cool Spring Preserve. The trails at Cool Spring preserve have a lot to offer! From well maintained foot paths to gorgeous views, the preserve’s 12 acres is home to much wildlife.

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  33. Winter Solstice Family Campfire & Night Hike

    December 19, 2019, All Day

    Join the PVAS teaching staff for a winter solstice celebration at Cool Spring Preserve! Sip hot chocolate and roast marshmallows by a cozy campfire while listening to campfire stories. Afterwards, we'll set out on a night hike around the preserve. We'll provide the hot chocolate, marshmallows and roasting sticks. You are welcome to bring your own supplies for S'mores. This program is open to all, and there is no age limit for participating children.

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  34. The Clairvoyants Christmas

    December 20, 2019, All Day

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  35. The Nutcracker- Old Opera House

    December 20, 2019 - December 22, 2019

    A busy month ahead at the Old Opera House. KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, December 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 and The NUTCRACKER, December 20, 21, 22. Plus the Potomac River Artists Guild in the Jean Heiler Art Gallery Dec 5-22. You don't want to miss the fun!! Tickets: www.oldoperahouse.org

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  36. Children's Christmas Party at American Legion

    December 21, 2019, All Day

    Games, Crafts, Snacks & A Special Visitor! Fun for ALL Hosted by The American Legion Family Post 71 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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  37. LEGO Club- Shepherdstown Public Library

    December 21, 2019, All Day

    Join your friends and create something amazing with our LEGO collection. Best for ages 4 and up.

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  38. Brunch with Santa at GDG in Ranson!

    December 22, 2019, All Day

    Join us for Brunch with Santa! Meet Santa at GDG in Ranson! Don't forget your camera!

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  39. Norm Macdonald

    December 28, 2019, All Day

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