4:26 PM EST, November 21, 2012
1. Parade and lights
Christmas parade and Byron Park lighting Friday, Nov. 30; Parade starts at 7 p.m. Lighting of Byron Park, off U.S. 11, Williamsport, will take place afterward.
2. Christmas in times of ole
Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Washington County Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. A celebration of Christmas 1876. Visitors will listen to storytellers, learn holiday customs, sing carols, and see traditions from early Washington County settlers and period decorations. Dress for the outdoors. $10, families; $5, singles. Call 240-420-1714 or go to www.ruralheritagemuseum.org.
3. Meet the library staff
Smithsburg Library, 66 W. Water St., Smithsburg, will host an open house 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Cookies and hot beverages, a mini book sale in the quiet room, a story time for all ages by the library fireplace at 7:30 p.m. There will be a free take-home craft kit for children while supplies last. Call 301-824-7722.
4. A ropin', ridin' good time
Wild West Matinee will be at 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Tuesday Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 12. Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Road, Hagerstown. Cowboy Andy Rotz along with singers and dancers will present a variety show. The show includes lunch and music. Tickets cost $21 to $30. Call 301-797-7999 or email email@example.com.
5. Remembering the holidays
Ed Miller will reminisce about Christmas celebrations at the Renfrew Museum house before it was a museum, when it belonged to the Nicodemus family. The lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Free. Call 717-762-0373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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